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Back to School Message from Principal Riddle

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As we anticipate a wonderful 2015-16 school year, we want to share with you some upcoming dates and happenings here at Draper.

Summer hours – Our building is currently closed for summer renovations.  Our front office will reopen beginning July 27 for new student registrations.

Student Registration – Online registration opens August 4; our front office is open to assist you with registration beginning July 27, 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.  ALL Canyons School District families must complete the online registration every school year.  Fall registration confirms to the school that you still plan to attend, and offers families the opportunity to update contact information, emergency contacts, etc.  If you have questions about registration, please call our front office at 801-826-8275.

Back to School Family Night – Monday, August 17, 5:00-7:00 pm
This is an evening for families to come and learn about what will be taking place this year in your child’s classroom, including grade level curriculum, general expectations, and events.
It is also a brief opportunity for your child to meet his/her teacher and visit the classroom prior to the first day of school.  Our PTA will also be present to sign up members and volunteers.

Back to School Night Schedule:
5:00 Classroom visits; Rotation 1
5:20 Classroom visits; Rotation 2
5:40 Classroom visits; Rotation 3
6:00 Schoolwide meeting in Gym (classrooms will be closed at this time; all staff & families will meet in the gym)
6:20 Classroom visits; Rotation 4
6:40 Classroom visits; Rotation 5

Dual Immersion Meeting – Monday, August 17, 7:00-7:30 in the gym
This first meeting will provide a brief overview of our dual immersion program, including a panel comprised of a DLI parent, a DLI teacher, and the principal to share information and answer questions about dual immersion learning.

First Days of School and School Start/End Times
Grades 1-5: Wednesday, August 19, 8:40 - 3:20
Kindergarten: Monday, August 24, 8:40 - 11:25 A.M. classes or 12:40 - 3:20 P.M. classes

School Breakfast
Breakfast will be served every school day from 8:15-8:40 in the school cafeteria.  Regular breakfast prices are .90 for students and $2.00 for adults. Free and reduced breakfast (and lunch) is available for families that qualify (apply in the front office or apply online HERE).  Monthly Breakfast Menu
School Lunch
Regular lunch prices are $1.75 for students and $3.00 for adults.  Lunch payments may be made online through PayPams.com.  Free and reduced lunch is available for families that qualify (apply in the front office or apply online HERE).  Monthly Lunch Menu

School Calendars
Our school event calendar, breakfast/lunch calendar, and the district calendar can be viewed at http://www.draper.canyonsdistrict.org/.  Click on the header “Calendars”.

School-wide Theme
Our PTA and school-wide theme this year is “Our Draper Dragons SHINE”.  At Draper we help our students shine by building strong relationships of respect, good will, and collaboration with our students, staff, parents, and community as we work together for academic excellence and citizenship. 

School-Wide Behavior Plan
We will continue to implement our Positive Behavior Supports for all students and adults at Draper.  Our school-wide expectations are that all Draper Dragons are Safe, Kind, and Responsible in all that they say and do.  In addition, Draper Elementary implements Restorative Practices and strives to support student citizenship, leadership, and service learning.

Draper Parent Teacher Association (PTA)
We are fortunate at Draper to have an active and supportive PTA.  We encourage you to join the Draper PTA -- we our proud that each year 100% of our faculty joins the PTA, and we are hoping for 100% PTA membership from our parent population. Please watch for PTA membership information to join.

More about Draper
Draper Elementary School has a rich history – we will be celebrating 40 years of academic excellence and student achievement in 2016! Draper Elementary teachers and staff help our students consistently score above the state average in Math, Science, and Language Arts.  Draper is among the highest performing schools in Canyons School District.  Draper Elementary also hosts many cultural programs, including a Mandarin Chinese dual language immersion program, school choir, orchestra, chess, film club, and Beverly Taylor Sorenson Visual Arts lessons.

I feel privileged to work with our highly qualified teachers, our dedicated staff, and supportive families. I look forward to seeing you at our school events throughout the school year.  Please contact me if you have any questions at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

With warmest regards,
Piper Riddle, Principal

SAGE Testing Begins!

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SAGE testing begins this week on Monday, May 4th and will continue throughout the month of May for 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students.  Our students and teachers have worked hard preparing for this end of year testing, and the students are ready!  However, there are always a few basic practices that help make testing easier for students, such as:
  • Be sure to get plenty of sleep!  
  • Eat a healthy, filling breakfast and plan for a nutritious lunch
  • Take time to play outside after school or get other exercise - this can be a great stress reliever!
  • Plan to take your time, do your best and work hard!
We know that our students will do a great job on the SAGE this year!  Remember, "Just Try, and You'll Succeed!"

Film Festival 2015

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Lights, camera, action!  Is your child interested in film?  We are inviting all parents of children who are interested in creating a submission for the school and district film festival to participate in a brief informational meeting.  This meeting is intended for parents of children who are not already part of film club and whose children have a desire to produce a film on their own at home.  We will be going over the requirements for film submissions, the categories available for submitting films and the deadline for all submissions.  We will also provide online resources for editing projects and viewing examples of completed student projects.

The meeting will be held on Tuesday, February 17th from 3:30-4:00 in the Media Center.  See you there!

If you are unable to attend, but would like to know more, please contact Mrs. Fenton.

Report Card Information

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 Revised and Updated

Report Cards go home tomorrow -- for information about your child's new I-CANyons Report Card, please view this short VIDEOhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DZ9ZNFdjo4o&list=UUIZeTb00iwI_nwNJ0ViWpNg

Based on feedback from parents and teachers, the I-CANyons Student Reports have been revised and updated for the 2014-15 school year. The updated I-CANyons Student Reports will be issued for the first time the week of Nov. 17-21, 2014. 

 What's new on the Student Reports

The updated I-CANyons Student Reports will give parents of elementary school students a progress report for Term 1 and Term 2, and an End-of-Year Summary issued after Term 3 to reflect students' mastery of standards.

Term 1 and Term 2: How Your Student Is Progressing
The three indicators in Term 1 and Term 2 to report an elementary school student's understanding and progress toward mastery of the content are as follows:

    • 3: On Track at this Time - Student is on track to master this standard by the end of the school year.
    • 2: Progressing - Student is making progress toward meeting the standard at this time; sometimes demonstrating skills needed to meet standards, at other times showing a lack of understanding or ability to apply the concept or skills.
    • 1: Insufficient Progress - Student is showing risk of not mastering the standard by the end of the year and is receiving intervention support.

Term 3: How Your Student Did
An End-of-Year Summary is provided following the close of Term 3 at the end of the school year. It will contain three indicators that reflect mastery of the standards:

    • 3M: Mastered – Student has mastered this standard.
    • 2NYM: Not Yet Mastered – Student has mastered some but not all of the skills necessary to consistently apply this standard to future learning.
    • 1NYM: Not Yet Mastered – Student will require on-going intervention to master this standard.

 Why Replace Traditional Report Cards?

In the past, student grades have included subjective factors like attendance, effort, and attitude. In the I-Canyons Student Reports, student mastery and work habits are reported separately in order to give a more accurate report of student progress. The updated I-Canyons Student Reports reflect a student's current understanding of the content, as well as a student’s progress toward understanding the content.

Unlike letter grades, the I-CANyons Student Reports do not average lower scores that may have been earned in the beginning of the semester. This format is designed to give parents a clear understanding of what students have learned as a result of their experience in school. It also gives parents and teachers the tools they need to identify precisely where each individual child needs help.

I-CANyons History

The I-Canyons Student Reports show student progress toward mastery of learning standards. They were crafted by Canyons District educators over two years' time and used in 92 classrooms in six CSD schools in 2012-2013 before their debut in the 2013-2014 school year.

The reports, updated for 2014-2015, will give parents specific information about their child's understanding of the content, now in a more informative, user-friendly format. They also give teachers and parents tools to help students succeed.

The I-Canyons Student Reports contain separate reports of the following:

  • A child's mastery of academic standards in language arts and math;
  • A child's learning skills that support academic success; and
  • A child's growth over time on grade-level benchmarks in language arts and math.

Details about the I-CANyons Student Report can be found in the modules on this page. Should you have additional questions, please contact your child's teacher or school's office, or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Grading for Learning

Learn about grading & reporting from an international expert: Ken O’Connor, author of two best-selling books, "How to Grade for Learning, K-12" and "A Repair Kit for Grading: 15 Fixes for Broken Grades."

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