Canaan Middle School Update

August 12, 2022

Principal Corner

Hello, My name is Rob Walter and I am honored to be the next Canaan Middle School Principal. My family and I are so thrilled to be part of the Jonathan Alder community! My wife Jenna and I have two children, Makenna who will be in 4th grade and Kanen who will be in 1st grade. This will be my 9th year as a building leader and I couldn’t be more excited to be part of the Canaan family! One of our goals at Canaan Middle school is to create positive experiences for students so they can reach their fullest potential. We look forward to seeing everyone at Open House on August 15th and 16th and can’t wait to have students show up for the first day of school on August 17th. Please feel free to reach out with any questions you have as we want this year to be a great school year for your student! See you soon.

Mr. Walter, Principal

Canaan Middle School

Important Information

  • Feel free to bring your students school supplies on Open House night. A bag with your students name on it can be left in your homeroom classroom. One less thing to worry about on the first day of school!

  • Please note that parking can be crowded during Open House night. Please feel free to use both the main and side lots. Also you can park in the parent drop off/pick up loop along with the loop around the bus garage.

  • You will be contacted by someone from the transportation department with busing information just prior to the first day of school

  • Mrs. Sowards will be in the office collecting school fees. Fees are $30.

  • Transportation will be in the cafeteria if you have busing questions.

Important Upcoming Dates

Aug. 15 5th Grade Open House

Aug. 16 6th Grade Open House


5th and 6th Grade Open House Information

5th Grade Open House

August 15th

5-5:45pm Homerooms Bisang, Cochran, and Smith

6-6:45pm Homerooms Gavrilescu and Devine

7-7:45pm Homerooms Hanson, Lanka, and Nadalin

***Because of limited parking, please arrive no more than 15 minutes before your scheduled Open House time to help with parking lot congestion. Your student will be a part of a rotating group so please try to arrive on time so your student doesn't miss any important information.***

6th Grade Open House

August 16th

6-7pm ALL Students

***Please note that parking at Canaan is limited. We will use our main and side parking lots. Also we will use the parent drop off/pick up loop for parking. Finally, we will have the bus garage loop open for overflow parking***

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Homeroom Assignments

All families should have received an email with your students homeroom assignment. This information will be helpful for Open House on August 15th and 16th. If you did not get this email, please contact the office at 614-733-3975.

Canvas Access

Canvas is a Learning Management System that is used at grades 5-12 at Jonathan Alder. You and your student will find a lot of information about the school and your students classroom through this platform. It is VERY important to stay connected and log on to Canvas. This link should help you log on and explain Canvas.


You will be contacted by the transportation department before school starts for information regarding pick up and drop times and locations. Please keep an eye out for a phone call just before the start of school on August 17th.

Upcoming Important Dates

August 15 - 5th Grade Open House

August 16 - 6th Grade Open House

August 17 - First Day of School

September 5 - Labor Day (No School)

September 12 - Fall Picture Day

Mark Your Calendar

Families: Please add the following dates to your calendar. Our staff will be taking part in Professional Development meetings on the following dates and students will NOT be in school.

Monday, Oct 10, 2022

Tuesday, Nov 8, 2022

Tuesday, Jan 17, 2023

Friday, March 3, 2023