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Jill Hoppe, Principal
A Message from the Principal

Dear Parents and Students, 

We are excited to begin the 2019-2020 school year.  Throughout summer we have worked with teachers, students and community to examine areas of strength and opportunities for growth so that we continually improve. Our teachers engaged in professional development which includes but is not limited to: teaching reading effectively, math cafe, PASCO sensor training, and STEM. They have practiced Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw to feel rejuvenated and ready for the school year.  As we get closer to Tuesday, August 6, 2019, our first day of school, we want to take a few moments to acquaint you with some important dates and procedures. 
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 Ave.  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.  Also please note the following dates:
Friday, August 2 -- 
  • Class lists posted in the office at 8:00 a.m.
  • Meet the Teacher Night 5:00 - 6:30 p.m. (Open House - 5:00-5:45 p.m., and Grade Level Curriculum/Procedures presentations - 5:45-6:30 p.m.)

Tuesday, August 6 -- First Day of School
  • 7:55 a.m. doors open 
  • 8:15 a.m. start time 
  • 3:00 p.m. dismissal

Monday, August 12 -- Monday early release at 1:00 p.m. begins
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 will be posted under the tab, “Announcements”. It is important that we have up-to-date contact information.  Please take a moment to log into your Parent Portal account to update your Parent Contact Preferences if necessary.  Instructions for updating your Parent Contact Preferences option can be found at Parent Portal and clicking “Parent Instructions”. If you do not have a Parent Portal account, please visit to create one.

You will receive a packet on the first day of school containing the Student Handbook and other important information that will help you throughout the school year.  This year, the Student Health History form and Census Verification will be completed online. You will soon be receiving instructions, via email, on how to complete this very important information.

We look forward to working with each of you on our journey of excellence at Canyon Ridge.  It is an honor to serve both you and your child, #WeAreCayon, YES!  


Jill Hoppe, Principal