Canyons School District Organizes Six Virtual Fridays in 2021-22 School Year

Canyons School District Organizes Six Virtual Fridays in 2021-22 School Year

Ashlyn C, Student Writer

Canyons School District has scheduled six “Remote-Learning Fridays” throughout the school year, and has provided detail as to how they will work.

Students will be expected to complete assignments and participate in classroom activities remotely. This might be done on Canvas, CSD’s online learning platform, or on a paper handed out on Thursday.

Teachers will be available to answer questions for the students, but will mostly be using the extra time to create lesson plans and better the classroom. Every class will post assignments as usual, though they will be completed at home. Extracurricular activities, like sports, dance, and clubs will not meet on Friday, providing students more time to complete their work.

The goal of these virtual Fridays is to help prevent teacher burnout, as labor shortages have taken a toll on CSD educators. Less staff means that they have to work harder, and sometimes even substitute for other teachers in other classes, missing their prep period in the process. 

Opinions on virtual Fridays are widely varied between students at Draper Park Middle School.