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Jill Hoppe, Principal of Canyon RidgeA Message from the Principal

July 6, 2021

Dear Parents and Students, 

We are excited to begin the 2021-2022 school year.  Throughout the summer we have worked diligently to prepare for another extraordinary year. We have collaborated with teachers, students and community members to examine areas of strength and opportunities for growth so that we continually improve. Many of our teachers taught summer school in June and July to ensure students avoided the “summer learning slide”. Additionally, they have practiced Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw, to feel rejuvenated and ready for the school year.  As we get closer to Tuesday, August 3, 2021, our first day of school, we want to take a few moments to acquaint you with some important dates and procedures.  

All students are automatically enrolled into “in person” learning. If you are planning on enrolling your child into the Dysart K-8 Online learning program, the deadline is Monday, July 12, 2021. As a reminder, students must have earned a D or higher in Math and ELA  during the 2020-2021 school year and have shown to be a successful online learner to be approved. 

Please note that all drop off and pick up should occur in the front of the school.  We highly recommend that all parents with K-2 students enter from 175th Avenue.  All parents with students in grades 3-8 should enter from Cotton Lane.  This ensures that traffic continues to flow smoothly during drop off and pick up.  Teachers will provide additional information regarding drop off and pick up as it relates to each grade level. 

Please note the following dates:

Wednesday, July 28 --
Homeroom teachers will send a welcome email to families. The email will include details about Meet the Teacher/Curriculum Night.  *Please note, we will not be posting class lists in the office.
Friday, July 30 -- 
Meet the Teacher/Curriculum Night
Session 1: 4:45 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. for families of students whose last name begins with A-L
Session 2: 5:45 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. for families of students whose last name begins with M-Z

Tuesday, August 3 -- First Day of School
7:55 a.m. doors open 
8:15 a.m. start time 
3:00 p.m. dismissal

Monday, August 9 --
Monday early release at 1:00 p.m. 

Information can also be found on our school web page,, including the dates listed above as well as information regarding suggested supply lists.  This information is posted under the tab, “Announcements”.
It is vital that you log into your Parent Portal account to update your Parent Contact Preferences for the 2021-2022 school year.  Instructions for updating your Parent Contact Preferences option can be found on our school website and at by clicking “Parent Instructions”. If you do not have a Parent Portal account, please visit to create one.

The Parent-Student Handbook will be online again this school year. You are required to sign all forms electronically. These forms will be found under the “Parent/Guardian Acknowledgements”. 
We look forward to working with each of you on our journey to extraordinary at Canyon Ridge School. It is an honor to serve both you and your child, YES!  

Principal Jill Hoppe