Cougar Roar

Canyon Rim Elementary Monthly Newsletter- Summer Edition

July 2022, Summer Edition

The Principal's Corner

Hello, Canyon Rim Families!

Summer is almost over and we are excited to welcome our Cougars back to the best school in Gilbert! To the families and students who are new to our school, welcome to the Rim! To all of our returning Cougars, we are excited to see you back on campus for another successful and exciting school year.

You will receive more back-to-school information shortly, but we wanted to share a few key pieces of information today.

If you received this newsletter, your child is signed up and registered for the school year.

New Kindergarten Parent Tips:

  • Set a 20 minute timer for lunch this week so your child gets ready for school lunch
  • Have your child open the items in the lunch box (chips, juice box, etc)

Make sure to follow us on Instagram: canyonrim_cougars

If you have questions or need clarification, please reach out to me. Send me an email at and I will be in touch.

See you soon,

Joe Lopat


School Supplies

School supply lists are all online, accessible through in the Family Resources section of the Canyon Rim Website:

First Day of School

  • Tuesday, July 26th is the first day of school.
  • The campus opens at 7:45 AM (breakfast will be available for purchase).
  • Students will head to breakfast or their classrooms upon arrival.
  • We are keeping the same start of school as last year (students go directly to classrooms)
  • Families can take pictures and say goodbye outside on the playground, as only students will enter the building.
  • The warning bell is at 8:05 AM.
  • Gates shut at 8:05 AM, please advise your child to go through the office if the gates are closed.
  • School starts at 8:10 AM.
  • Starting on Wednesday, July 27th, we will return to a closed campus. Parents are absolutely welcome to walk their students up to our entry gates in the morning.

Class Lists

  • On Tuesday, July 19th at (approximately) 4:00 PM, teachers will email a welcome letter to the families of their students. You will also be able to access your child's class via Infinite Campus.

Meet the Teacher/Open House

  • Meet the Teacher/Open House is a time for families to visit our amazing school and meet their teachers!
  • Meet the Teacher/Open House is on Friday, July 22nd from 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM.
  • For Preschool - 4:00 PM to 4:30 PM
  • Families will enter through the door across Garden Gate and then proceed to classrooms

Video Intercom Entrances

Visitors will be required to state the purpose of their visit prior to gaining entrance into the office area to the campus and if the office staff member doesn’t know the visitor they will be required to show ID. Once approved, visitors will be granted access into the front office area. If you are scheduled to go beyond the front office, you will need to check in and out of our Visitor Aware system. A visitor's badge will be printed and required to wear (same policy as years past).

Our school is open and welcoming to parent volunteers. However, due to our capacity you cannot eat lunch with your child(ren) in the cafeteria.

Breakfast and Lunch

Set up your child's lunch account now and/or to apply for free & reduce:

  • Breakfast is $1.75
  • Lunch is $2.90
  • If you qualify for free & reduced - the prices are:
  • Breakfast--30 cents and lunch-- 40 cents

Bus Info Tracking App

Here Comes the Bus

A School Bus Tracking App for Parents

Shows real-time location of your child’s bus on a map. Gives scheduled and actual arrival times at home and school for bus routes. Use School Code 85861 to register

Annual Update

All parents/guardians must review the District Handbook, complete the online Annual Update, and sign the Awareness Contract online through Infinite Campus.


  • Gilbert Public Schools is shifting to Standards-Based Grading for all K-6 students. Previously, only our K-3 students received a 1-4 on standards. For more information please click the Guide to Report Cards
  • Our K-6 Traditional classrooms will continue with A-F achievement grades

New Gym Floor

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New LVT Flooring in Every Classroom

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