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Jill Hoppe, PrincipalA Message from the Principal

September 1, 2020
Greetings Cougar Families - 

Canyon Ridge is off to a successful start to a very unique school year. We are grateful to each of our families as we work together to support students during this challenging time. The partnership between home and school has never been more important. We appreciate the support from families so that students learn at the highest levels despite remote learning. Teachers have focused on setting expectations, building relationships, teaching technology, and creating engaging standards based lessons.  

Supporting students with Social Emotional Learning (SEL) is a school wide focus. Teachers dedicate time each day to model mindfulness strategies so that students can identify their emotions and have appropriate responses to feelings such as anxiety or frustration. Also, we are focusing on Habit 2: Begin With the End in Mind. Habit 2 is based on imagination--the ability to envision in the mind what we cannot at present see with our eyes. We are empowering students to begin each day, task, or project with a clear vision of a desired direction. 

All grade levels are focused on helping students master priority standards. Professional Learning Communities are carefully tracking and analyzing student learning data to personalize instruction and meet the needs of all learners. 

Canyon Ridge’s Continuous Improvement Plan is focused on the following priority areas and goals: 

Academics -
  • SMART Goal #1: By May, 2021, 100% of K-8 Canyon Ridge students, through personalized learning, will demonstrate mastery of grade level priority standards as evidenced by identified key measures at every grade level (which may include: DIBELS, DRA, 95%, priority standards assessment tracking, HMH benchmark, and district benchmarks).
  • SMART Goal #2: By May 2021, 100% of teachers will follow Academic Conversation structures and routines as evidenced by students engaging in level 3 conversations aligned to DOK 2 and higher questions (quarterly walk through data will be gathered).

Culture and Leadership -
  • SMART Goal #3 - By the end of May 2021, 100% of staff and students will build culturally responsive classrooms by identifying Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) as evidenced by utilizing Restorative Practices, Circles, Classroom Meetings, 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. 

Safety - 
  • SMART Goal #4 - By the end of May 2021, 100% of students will engage in Social Emotional Learning as evidenced by teacher lessons, coping strategies, and reflections. 

We are a school with extraordinary students, staff and families!  I am honored to serve as your principal. If at any time you have ideas that will help us achieve our goals, please contact me. 

Have a YES! kind of month, 
Jill Hoppe, Principal