Canyon Springs STEM Academy

Together, we are EXTRAORDINARY! 2020-2021

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Welcome to the 2020-2021 School Year

Welcome back Wolves! We are very excited for this upcoming school year. We would like to welcome our new students, families, and staff to our Canyon Springs family.
Click Here to Learn About the DVUSD Learning Models

Click the button above to view additional information regarding the two return to school learning models, a sample schedule for each model, and a FAQ document.

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Technology Distribution for All Students Attending Canyon Springs

All Canyon Springs students that did not obtain a DVUSD technology device during the 2019-2020 school year are encouraged to pick-up a device for use during virtual learning. Students in kindergarten will receive an iPad, while students in grades 1st-8th will receive a Chromebook. In order to accommodate families, there will be two dates available for device distribution next week. The dates and times for distribution are outlined below. Canyon Springs will be conducting a drive through device distribution that will allow families to remain in their vehicles for contact free delivery. Specific directions for picking up your device can be found below.


Technology Distribution Schedule


Wednesday, July 29th from 7:30 AM-9:00 AM OR 4:00 PM-5:30 PM

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Friday, July 31st from 7:30 AM-9:00 AM OR 4:00 PM-5:30 PM



Technology Device Drive-Through Distribution Directions

  1. Pull into the pick-up/drop-off lane
  2. Remain in your vehicle
  3. Place a sign in your front windshield indicating your child's name and ID#
  4. Open your truck/back hatch of your vehicle
  5. A staff member will place the items in your vehicle and drive off
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Preparing for Virtual Learning

How to Help Your Child Prepare for Learning

Being away from school and returning to an environment that has changed can be anxiety-provoking. Here are some ways you can support your child:

  • Get back into a routine. Routines are safe and familiar which can help reduce anxiety.
  • Focus on what you can control. It’s hard getting caught up in the unknown and ‘what-if’s'? Helping your child identify what they can control and practical things they can do can help them be more in the present moment and reduce anxiety. Practical strategies can include getting organised, making plans for the weekend, preparing their school bag, etc.
  • Revisit social distancing rules and good hygiene practices. Reviewing these can help your child feel more at ease about their safety when in public spaces. How to Social Distance
  • Provide reassurance. Sometimes we can’t solve all our children’s problems, but they don’t always need solutions – just to feel understood and supported.
  • Explore the positives. Even if they are worried about returning to school, there may be some things they are looking forward to. It can be helpful to talk through these together if your student is open to this.
  • Explain balance. Kids will be excited to see their friends and teachers again, however they need to know that this is also a serious time to get back to learning.
  • Get back into your sleep routine. To help eradicate those stressful school mornings, set up a regular bedtime and morning time routine to help prepare your child for school. Begin your usual school sleep routine about a week or so before school starts.
  • Shop for school supplies together. To get your child excited about starting a new grade, shop for supplies together. Allow them to pick out their own backpack, lunchbox, etc. This is a great way to give them a little bit of responsibility too!
  • Re-establish school routines. Have your child practice getting back into the rhythm of their daily school routine. You can do this by having them wake up at the same time every day, and eat around the same time they would at school. About a week or so before school starts, plan a few outside activities where your child will have to leave and come home around the same time they would if they were in school. This will help them be rested and ready for the big day.

Resource and More Information: Returning to Normal after COVID-19 Family Resources


Click Here for Developmental Preschool Survey

If you have a student that is attending or will be attending the developmental preschool program at Canyon Springs STEM Academy, please complete the developmental preschool survey by July 28th.

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