Canyon Springs STEM Academy

February 16th, 2021

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Picture Retake Tomorrow (February 17th, 2021)

"Individual Fall Picture Retake Day" is Wednesday, February 17th. You can still order individual student pictures at with Picture Day ID: EVTCB3XG8

Any new students to CS, students needing retakes, or absent on Picture Day will have their picture taken tomorrow!

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APEX is COMING BACK to CS in March!!

Parents & Families - Our major fundraiser with #ApexLeadershipCo kicks off on Tuesday, March 2nd! Some of the program components will be done virtually so ALL students can participate whether they’re at home or on campus. We’re so excited!

Apex is a local company that provides a fun 2-week program where students will learn about important leadership habits and good character traits. Then the program wraps up with a celebratory, high energy REMIX event. Families are asked to help our school by gathering pledges from family and friends for every fitness move their student completes at the CANYON SPRINGS APEX REMIX/Run on Wed. March 10th-Fri. March 12th!

The funds we’re raising from this event will go towards an outdoor learning space. We understand that some of our families may not be in a position to donate, and that’s OK! If you can help, please know that no donation is too small. We’ll share more info about the Apex program and ways to support our school over the coming weeks.

Check out the "Mighty Lesson Trailer"!

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Virtual Career Day at Canyon Springs STEM Academy!

We are in need of volunteers that would like to take part in our Virtual Career Day!

We are looking forward to celebrating our Virtual Canyon Springs STEM Career Day the week of May 3rd, 2021. In order to adhere to CDC recommendations and DVUSD safety requirements, our STEM Career Day will now be virtual.

Please fill out this form if you are interested in presenting your field in a recorded format and we will be in contact in the upcoming weeks. This recorded presentation will be added to our CS Career Day Library and used in classrooms for years to come.

Thank you so much for your interest in supporting our students here at Canyon Springs STEM Academy!

Canyon Springs STEM Committee
Krista Gibson
Jaime Hansen

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Winter Sports Update (Basketball & Spiritline)

Unfortunately DVUSD has made the difficult choice to cancel 7-8 winter sports games between schools, however, we are excited to share that Canyon Springs STEM Academy will be offering winter sport camps with basketball and Spiritline beginning on Tuesday, February 16th. The sports camps will be available to students in the 6th, 7th, and 8th grades at no cost, but a physical and registration with the completion of forms is required in Register My Athlete.

  • Week 1: Tues. 2/16 - Fri. 2/19 (4 days)
    • Monday, February 2/15 is President's Day (No School)
  • Week 2: Mon. 2/22 - Thurs. 2/25 (4 days)
  • Week 3: Mon. 3/1 - Thurs. 3/4 (4 days)
  • Week 4: Mon. 3/8 - Thurs. 3/11 (4 days)

Spiritline will practice from 6:30 am to 7:50 am

Basketball will practice from 3 pm to 4:45 pm

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Kindergarten registration is now available for the 2021-2022 school year at We are SO excited to welcome our new Wolves to the Canyon Springs Wolfpack!!!

Please click the link for information from our Kindergarten Team at Canyon Springs.

Please join us to meet the Kindergarten Teachers on our "Virtual Kindergarten Round Up Days":

  • March 25th: 3:30-4:30pm
  • April 15th: 3:30-4:30pm
  • May 15th: 3:30-4:30pm

More information and zoom links will be posted closer to the date.

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SEL (Social-Emotional Learning) Webinars

If you didn’t have a chance to listen to the January Parent SEL Webinar, we highly encourage you to do so by viewing the recording at this link. The parent webinar is full of tips for parents on how to effectively manage social media and screen time for kids. This is an important topic and one that all PreK-12 parents can benefit from attending. The next SEL Parent Webinar will likely occur in the last week of February or first week of March.
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DVUSD Free Covid-19 Testing

DVUSD is providing free drive-thru Covid-19 testing at the District Office from 12:00-5:00pm on February 17th & 24th. .

Please click on the link to find out more information and to pre-register.

District Office Address:

20402 N 15th Avenue

Phoenix, AZ 85027

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2020-2021 Yearbook Orders

Order your 2020-2021 yearbook online by going to and entering the Yearbook ID Code: 8616521. Yearbooks are $25.00.
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Lost and Found Items

As the weather is starting to change and it is getting warmer, please make sure that your child is checking the "Lost and Found" for any items that they may have forgotten throughout the day. All items will be donated the Friday before Spring Break.
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Specials Rotations for Semester 2 (Quarter 3 & 4)

Students will be utilizing weekly rotations as outlined below. Students will be attending the same special for the entire week to limit exposures.

  • Feb 16th- Feb 19th- Week 1
  • Feb. 22nd-Feb. 26th- Week 2
  • March 1st-March 5th- Week 3
  • March 8th- March 12th-Week 4
  • March 22nd-March 26th-Week 5
  • March 29th-April 2nd- Week 6
  • April 5th-April 9th- Week 1
  • April 12th- April 16th- Week 2
  • April 19th- April 23rd- Week 3
  • April 26th- April 30th- Week 4
  • May 3rd-May 7th- Week 5
  • May 10th-May 14th- Week 6
  • May 17th-May 20th- Week 1
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Staggered Dismissal Times

Full Day Release Times:

2:45- Kindergarten

2:50- 1st and 2nd Grade

2:55- 3rd, 4th, & 5th Grade

3:00- 6th, 7th & 8th Grade

Early Release Times:


1:20-1st & 2nd Grade

1:25-3rd, 4th & 5th Grade

1:30-6th, 7th & 8th Grade

Half Day Release Times (February 25th & February 26th):

11:20- Kindergarten

11:25-1st & 2nd Grade

11:30- 3rd, 4th & 5th Grade

11:35- 6th, 7th & 8th Grade

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Upcoming Events

Friday, February 19th

  • Full Day of School

February 22nd-26th

  • Virtual Parent/Teacher/Student Conference Week

Thursday, February 25th

  • Half Day Release @ 11:35 AM

Friday, February 26th

  • Half Day Release @ 11:35 AM
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