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Snow Day • Canyons District Schools Cancelled, Monday, Feb. 3, 2020

The heavy snow and strong winds pelting the Salt Lake Valley have prompted the closure of schools today, Feb. 3, 2020, in Canyons School District. 

Canyons Superintendent Dr. Jim Briscoe made the decision to call a “Snow Day” after receiving road-condition reports from bus drivers in CSD’s Transportation Department, who have been attempting to traverse Canyons community thoroughfares since 4 a.m. The drivers report unsafe conditions in many parts of the District. 

The quick-moving storm has made it difficult for snowplows to keep the streets clear of snow and ice. On many roads in Canyons’ boundaries, especially on the eastern benches, it’s not safe to attempt to navigate the buses on the roads.  

Consideration also was made for teachers and staff who would have had to commute to work on slick and snowy roads in the early-morning hours.

Briscoe also took into consideration the current weather conditions, the amount of snowfall, and the forecasted weather throughout the morning commute. As student safety is Canyons District’s No. 1 priority, Dr. Briscoe, after consulting with the Board of Education, opted to cancel school for the day.

Any extracurricular activities and events, classes at the Canyons Family Center, also are cancelled due to the extreme weather and dangerous road conditions.

Parents have been notified via the District’s emergency notification system. Robo-calls, emails and text messages were sent to parents and guardians by 5:15 a.m. Monday. The announcement also was posted on Canyons District’s Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages, as well as school websites. 

The cancellation is for one day only. Additional information will be sent to the Canyons community if the regular school schedule is altered in subsequent days.

This is the second weather-related cancellation of school in Canyons District’s history.

Diversity and Inclusivity Essay Contest by Utah PTA

Utah PTA

Diversity and Inclusivity Essay Contest

Learn and Write About the Importance of Multiculturalism

  • Engage in civics
  • Learn how people of different races, ethnic groups, countries of origin,
  • Genders, abilities and beliefs
  • Have contributed to history and to culture
  • Practice critical thinking and writing skills

$50 Award each of 3 (kindergarten – 5th, 6th – 8th and 9th – 12 th ) grade divisions

Essays of 500 words or less

On the theme “Why Diversity and Inclusivity Are Important to Me” are

Due Friday April 3, 2020
Or to Utah PTA

Attn: Diversity and Inclusivity Specialist
5192 South Greenpine Drive
Salt Lake City, UT 84123

Please include on each page of entry student name, grade and school;
As well as parent address, telephone number and e-mail


Please contact Marianne McGregor Guelker at

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