Copper Canyon Elementary was established in the year 2003, and we are excited to continue our progress in being a Leadership school. We would like to welcome you to our school and hope that you are comfortable and happy here. Copper Canyon Elementary serves approximately 600 students in kindergarten through sixth grade on a traditional school schedule. In addition, we serve approximately 50 students (ages 3-5) in an early intervention pre-school. This inclusion provides services to our community needing early intervention.
The school day for grades 1-6 begins at 8:55 a.m. and ends at 3:35 p.m. except on Friday when school is dismissed at 1:00 p.m. to allow for teacher planning time. Kindergarten students will attend either a full-day session or a half-day session. The full-day session begins at 8:55 a.m. and ends at 3:35 p.m. Afternoon kindergarten sessions begin at 12:55 p.m. Monday-Thursday and end at 3:35 p.m. On Friday, the afternoon session begin at 11:05 a.m. and end at 1:00 p.m. Bus service is provided for students who live 1-½ miles or more from the school.
Copper Canyon offers a nutritious breakfast beginning at 8:30 a.m. each school day. The price for breakfast is $1.05 for students and $2.50 for adults. A hot lunch program is provided for students each day at a price of $2.00 per lunch. The adult price is $4.10. Reduced rates or free breakfast and/or lunches are available to students in need.
Copper Canyon has an excellent, well-trained staff. We love working together! Many teachers have their Masters Degree, several teachers have their Early Childhood degree, and fourteen are ESL endorsed. Several others are working towards Masters and ESL endorsements. We have two full-time resource teachers, two full-time preschool teachers, one full-time speech/language pathologist and a full-time guidance specialist to support our students.
All staff members are formally evaluated regularly to improve performance. Teachers also continually improve their skills through in-service training and seminars offered by the school and the district.
We ask that everyone check in at the office upon arrival. All patrons should enter the building through the main door and show picture identification. We ask that all guests use our main door, which will open at 8:30 a.m. and lock automatically at 4:15 p.m.
We encourage parents to be involved with our PTA and School Community Council. The more involved your child/children see you be, the message that will be sent to them that you support them at school!
The curriculum meets all Jordan School District and State standards. Copper Canyon Elementary uses a Balanced Literacy Program for Language Arts and the Expressions Math program, which follows the state core. Balanced literacy is implemented in all of our classrooms. As part of our Comprehensive School Improvement Plan (CSIP), our balanced literacy library is growing with rich reading materials purchased in conjunction with school CSIP and School Trust Land monies. Every teacher and student has access to the library.
We have implemented a district-wide "Walk to Read" program using 95% resources, as well as other ongoing classroom assessments. We schedule three assessment windows throughout the year for our school's team to evaluate each student to establish benchmarks for monitoring instruction in the area of reading. In addition, teachers monitor students daily in reading and math and review their progress during their weekly professional learning community meetings. We will be doing school-wide assessments in math this year as well. We administer 3-4 district benchmark tests in math to help monitor student progress in math.
All teachers have a laptop with wireless internet connections, as well as a phone in each classroom. We have one-on-one technology for grades 1 through 6, and we have almost one-on-one technology for kindergarten.
We encourage parents to contact teachers directly through email or phone should there be any concerns regarding their child. (You can link to the teachers on our web page.)
We have implemented a school-wide positive behavior program to recognize students for their good behavior and achievements. Teachers send many students to the office for recognition by the Principal for good citizenship or academics. Students are also given ICUs (I Caught You Being a Leader) to earn class prizes. Every month, each teacher will choose one student who has made significant progress or achieved a goal to participate in "Lunch with the Principal." McDonalds has graciously donated lunches to reward these students. In addition, students are also given Coyote Coins to be used with our Treasure Tower to redeem fun prizes for doing good things here at Copper Canyon. Coyote Pride awards are given to those students who achieve their grade level goals set by the teachers. Students are also recognized during and at the end of the year for Honor Roll. We also use "Think Time" to help students refocus when their behavior inhibits their learning or the learning of students around them.
We have two school music programs before school. Students may be involved in either choir or orchestra, with opportunities for performances twice yearly.
Students in grades five and six may have the opportunity to become members of our student leadership council. Council members are given leadership development opportunities and experiences in leadership positions that will benefit themselves and the school.
Copper Canyon has a school-wide “buddy” program, which encourages older students to assist younger students and focuses on citizenship, literacy, and fine arts.
We do not have one "gifted and talented" class. All students are given opportunities to develop their talents and abilities. Students participate in Enrichment activities. Enrichment Days are scheduled throughout the year for all students, emphasizing creativity, fine arts, and science.
Our school has a great and active PTA Organization and School Community Council. Community involvement has been terrific at Copper Canyon. PTA and the School Community Council support our staff in various ways. Both organizations worked zealously this year in their fundraising efforts, which have benefited students with field trips and enrichment activities. Our overall focus as a school community has been to work together to improve to meet the needs of our students. One of the ways we work together is through developing and implementing our CSIP plan.
Please monitor your child's progress more closely through Student Gradebook in Skyward. Click on that link, use the password you were previously given, and track your child's attendance and grades, and assignments!