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Summer School Information for Canyon Families
In April, letters were sent home to all families who indicated that they wanted their child to attend summer school with information pertaining to the session that they had selected.   If you did not receive that information, please see the letters for the Canyon Ridge Summer School Letter Summer June 2021 [PDF]
and Canyon Ridge Summer School Letter Summer July 2021 [PDF]   If you need to confirm the session dates for your student, please contact our front office.  Thank you.
Posted : 5/4 | Direct Link
Coming Events - May, 2021

Please mark your calendars for the following upcoming events:

Please remember Every Monday is early release.  We release 1 p.m.

Week of May 3 -
Staff Appreciation Week!
Virtual Penny Wars for Lymphoma and Leukemia Society.  Information on this event has sent to you by your student’s teacher.  
Acts of Leadership Week - 
  • Monday: Red, White, and Blue (matches the colors of the LLS Foundation).
  • Tuesday: Character Day, dress as your favorite character
  • Wednesday: Sports Day
  • Thursday: Western Day
  • Friday: We Love Canyon Ridge (school t-shirts) and Crazy Hair/Hat Day 

Monday, May 3 -
Season 4 Girls Basketball and Flag Football playoffs begin

Wednesday, May 5 -
Round 2 Playoffs -
Canyon Ridge Girls Basketball v Winner of Round 1; 5:00 p.m. at Western Peaks Elementary
Canyon Ridge Flag Football v Winner of Round 1 Playoffs; 6:00 p.m. at Willow Canyon High School

Thursday, May 6 -
NEHS Monthly meeting at 7:15 a.m.
Girls Basketball playoffs - Round 3

Friday, May 7 -
Student Council Meeting - 7:30 a.m. 
Flag Football playoffs - Round 3
Girls Basketball playoffs - Semi-finals at Willow Canyon High School

Monday, May 10 -
Flag Football - Semi-finals at Willow Canyon High School

Tuesday, May 11 - 
Girls Basketball Championship Game; 6:00 p.m. at Willow Canyon High School
Handel’s Family Night PTA Fundraiser; 3:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Spring Band Concert at Willow Canyon High School; 6:00 p.m.

Wednesday, May 12 -
Dysart Governing Board Meeting; 6:00 p.m.

Thursday, May 13 -
Canyon Ridge Spring Choir Concert; 6:00 p.m. under the back canopies
Flag Football Championship Game; 6:00 p.m. at Willow Canyon High School

Tuesday, May 18 -
Kona Ice after School
8th Grade Promotion Car Parade; 7:00 p.m. in Front of the School

Wednesday, May 19 -
Early release at 11:15 a.m.

Thursday, May 20 -
Kindergarten End of the Year Drive through Celebration; 9:00 a.m. in Front of the School
Last Day of School for the School Year; Early Release at 11:15 a.m.


Attendance Reminder -
The Attendance Line - 623-523-8453 - is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.   If you know your child will be absent, please remember to call in their absence by 9:00 a.m. on the day of the absence. Please always contact the Attendance Line even if you have spoken with your child’s teacher.  Thank you.

Drop Off and Pick Up -
Students are not to arrive on campus BEFORE 7:55 a.m., unless they are attending a previously scheduled activity.  After the 8:10 a.m. bell, students will have to enter campus through the front office.  Gates and all other external doors will be locked at that time.
Students may begin arriving at 7:55 a.m.  Canyon Ridge will be on a soft start schedule for all grade levels, and upon arrival, all students will report directly to their homeroom class.

Students are to leave campus as soon as the 3:00 p.m. bell rings.  Both teacher and parent permission is required for students to remain on campus after 3:00 p.m.  Students will need to be picked up NO LATER than 3:00 p.m. (1:00 p.m. for Mondays).  Please call the front office if you will be late picking up your child. 
During the 2020/2021 school year, teachers will follow a staggered release schedule to reduce hallway congestion.   
  • Grades K, 3 and 4 will release at 2:50 p.m., 
  • Grades 1, 6 and 8 will release at 2:55 p.m., and 
  • Grades 2, 5 and 7 will release at 3:00 p.m.
The parking lot in the back of the school is for STAFF only,  please refrain from dropping off or picking up in this area.

Traffic Safety -
The speed limit in the school zone is 15 mph.   For the safety of our students, parents and staff, we ask that you please adhere to this speed limit at all times.  
Posted : 4/23 | Direct Link
iSchool End of the Year Chromebook Return
Chromebook check-in for students in the Canyon Ridge iSchool program will begin on Monday, May 17th and end on Friday, May 21st.  Parents can bring their student’s chromebook and charger to the front office during school hours anytime between 7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. If your student needs the chromebook to access learning materials online, please plan on returning the device once all work is submitted.  If the chromebook and charger are not returned to school during that time period, there will be a fee placed on your child’s student account - chromebooks are $300.00 and chargers are $25.00.
Posted : 4/22 | Direct Link
Dysart Parent Survey
Hello Canyon Ridge families -

Please remember to complete our annual Parent Survey if you haven’t already done so. We want to know what our district and school are doing well and how we can improve in the future. It should take less than 10 minutes to complete and will be open through this Sunday. The survey may be found in English at and in Spanish at, as well as on the school or district website at Thank you for your input.
Posted : 3/1 | Direct Link
Spring Picture Proofs
Hello Canyon Ridge families -

Spring Picture days were March 8 and 9.

Last week, Grads Photography sent out emails directly to parents along with a link for ordering. The link will let you see your student's photos and families will abe able purchase from there. You will have the option to have your student's pictures delivered to the school or mailed directly home.  If you have not received your student's proofs, please contact Grads Photography and they will assist you in ordering.
Posted : 2/26 | Direct Link
2021-2022 Incoming Kinder Information
Hello families of future Canyon Ridge kindergarten students.  

Canyon Ridge is now accepting enrollments for FREE, FULL-DAY Kindergarten for the 2021-2022 school year! Please take a moment to watch our Video  to learn more about our school's kindergarten program.   Parents may also sign up to schedule a tour to see our campus.   Additionally, please read the Letter from Mrs. Hoppe [PDF] for more information. 

We are also offering a Leap into Kinder program for our incoming Kindergarten students which will be held Monday, July 12 through Thursday, July 15 from 9:00 to 10:30 a.m.   Please refer to our Leap into Kinder link for more information or to register for this program, 

We look forward to hearing from you soon!
Posted : 2/19 | Direct Link
PTA's New Spirit Store
So excited to share with everyone that PTA has a new spirit store!!! All orders placed will ship directly to your home within 5-7 days! So many new options and designs for everyone!!! Check the PTA Facebook page for promo codes!
Posted : 2/19 | Direct Link
Canyon Ridge Virtual Talent Show
Hello Canyon Ridge families -

If you missed seeing our Virtual Talent Show for the 2020-2021 school year, you can watch it here.    We hope you enjoy it!
Posted : 2/1 | Direct Link
Canyon Ridge School Student Recognized in National Contest
Canyon Ridge School Student Recognized in National ContestEmilia Escobar, an eighth-grade student at Canyon Ridge School was selected for an Honorable Mention in the national finals of the 2020 National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution Sergeant Moses Adams Middle School History Brochure Contest. Sponsored locally by the members of the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) Saguaro Chapter, the brochure contest provides middle level learners with an opportunity to formulate a creative brochure regarding a seminal document from American history.

Learners perform research and formulate an artistic hand-drawn brochure that balances factual information, historical perspectives and colorful illustrations. Seventh and eighth grade social studies classes incorporate the contest into the parameters of their curriculum and lessons. Learners evaluate the meaning and significance of: the Declaration of Independence, Articles of Confederation, United States Constitution, Bill of Rights, and the Federalist Papers. Students then pick one of these foundational documents as the topic of their brochure. Class research is combined with many hours of effort spent outside of school on the layout design and decorating process.

For the third consecutive year, seventh and eighth grade teams generated over one hundred entries for the contest. Members of the Arizona SAR judged each brochure and three winners were selected by each participating SAR group; Saguaro, Prescott and Barry M. Goldwater chapters. 

Emilia Escobar’s brochure advanced from the state level and to the national level of the contest. Her Honorable Mention award was the result of being selected from a field of hundreds of entries in the combined local, state, and national contest. For all of her hard work on this patriotic endeavor, Emilia received a certificate of merit, cash prizes on the state and local levels, a gift card and a medal achievement from the National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution.

In preparation for the 2021 Arizona SAR brochure contest, the current middle level teams at Canyon Ridge School have prepared 120 entries for the competition. 
Posted : 1/26 | Direct Link
Registration for Next Year Now Open!
Hello Canyon Ridge families -

If you have a kindergarten student, who will be starting at Canyon Ridge next year, or another student in Grades 1 through 8, on line registration is now open!     If you have any questions about enrolling your student, please contact our office at 623-523-8450.
Posted : 1/22 | Direct Link
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