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Oakdale Roadrunner Dash- Feb 6, 2021

February 6, 2021

Calendar of Events

  • Feb. 7-14 Reconsideration of Learning Intentions Options 
  • Feb 11 SCC Meeting
  • Feb 10 Parent/Teacher Conferences sign up window opens
  • Feb 15 President’s Day-No School
  • Feb 19 School Permit Window Closes
  • Feb 24 & 25
    Parent-Teacher Conferences – will be held Virtually as in the Fall

  • Feb 25 Early Out 1:40

  • Feb 26 No Student Day (Compensatory Day)

  • Jan 5 – March 5  Teacher of the Year Nomination Window

  • Dec 1 – Feb 19

    Open Enrollment Permit Window

Hello Oakdale Families & Friends,

We’re fast approaching the end of our second term.  This week you have an opportunity to reconsider your Students learning option, requests will be accepted this week only, Feb. 7-Feb. 14 .  Those wanting to shift from in-person to one of two remote learning options available or from remote learning to in-person instruction will need to complete a change-request form by Feb. 14. Unfortunately, we cannot accept any late requests.

Change requests will be submitted using the same Skyward Family Access portal families used to register for school at the beginning of the year. Families simply log in to Skyward, click on the “online forms” button, select “Term 2 Change-Request Form,” and follow the prompts. Please watch this tutorial for more information, or call the Main Office should you need any assistance.

We are also excited to announce a new feature to our Oakdale Roadrunner Dash – Junior Dash.   Junior Dash (see information below) is a way for us to highlight our students’ accomplishments, from CEOs, Sciences Fair awards to research projects/projects with 4th Grade University of Learning.   

Teacher of the Year nominations closing date has changed to March 5.  If you haven’t had a chance to fill out the nomination, please do so. Review the link with the fillable form that can be completed, or the TOY nomination can be picked up in the main office.   Please return nominations to or deliver them to the main office.  

Deidre Walbeck



Important things to know

PTA Board Nominations for next year are happening now!! There are several council positions available, including Secretary, Communications VP, Creative Director, Membership Chair. 

If you or know someone who may be interested and willing to lend talents in this fabulous organization, please send your information to the current PTA President, Cami Perucca, to 


Lost and Found

Outside our office, we have a coat rack for Coats, Jackets, Hats, Scarves, and Gloves that have lost their owners.  If you’re looking for missing items, check the lost of found.  


Digital Citizenship 

 WHAT IS DIGITAL CITIZENSHIP? Digital media and technology are evolving at a rapid pace, bringing with it amazing opportunities and real risks for our children. On the positive side, young people use the Internet and mobile technologies to create, connect, explore and learn in ways never before imagined. Challenges from harmful behaviors, cyberbullying to digital cheating are surfacing in schools and homes across the country. Young people face ethical challenges daily without a roadmap to guide them. To combat this, conversations about digital practices need to begin in the home. To help with this, each month, we will provide resources to begin having these conversations with your children at home. 

Watch this video as a family:



Parent-Teacher Conference Sign-Up

It is that time of year again! Please make sure to pick a time slot for Virtual Parent-Teacher Conferences. The window to sign-up is from February 10-19, 2021. Below are the directions on how to schedule an appointment:

Login to your Skyward Family Access

If you have more than 1 student in Canyons School District Schools, choose All Students


  • Only one appointment can be scheduled per teacher per student.
  • If guardians maintain separate households, they must log in separately to schedule individual conference times for their student.
  • If you have more than one student, the system will allow you to schedule them at the same time with two different teachers; however, a warning will appear because this will double book you.
  1. On the left side click the Conferences tab
  2. Click  All Conferences next to the student’s name you wish to schedule a conference for
  3. Choose the time you want and click Select next to that time (Status for that time slot must be open or select option will not appear)
  4. A window appears showing the appointment information, Click Save
  5. You will receive a confirmation email. You will also receive a reminder email five days before and two days before your scheduled appointment.


District Science Fair 

Eloise Witham

Ariana Mlikota

Norah Potter

4th Grade University of Learning
4th grade students have an opportunity to earn different university degrees through learning beyond the school day.   Students learn many different things based on their interests and their family traditions. Some students research animals, some go to cultural events, research science theories, and much more. 

One of our 4th-grade students has begun his final phase with his Doctorate degree.   

Oakdale Roadrunner Dash- Jan 17, 2021

January 17, 2021

Calendar of Events

  • Jan 20 Supplemental Kindergarten application window opens

  • Feb 24 & 25
    Parent-Teacher Conferences – will be held Virtually as in the Fall

  • Feb 26 No Student Day (Compensatory Day)

  • Jan 5 – Feb 5  Teacher of the Year Nomination Window

  • Dec 1 – Feb 19

    Open Enrollment Permit Window

Hello Oakdale Families & Friends,

I wanted to share my gratitude for all that you have done to support Oakdale.   We have extremely amazing parents and guardians.  I have several important items as we move into next week.   

5th Grade Science Fair Winners – we have some very talented students who love science, and it shows.  We had several entries which made it challenging for our judges.   This year, Oakdale will be able to send 3 fifth grade projects to the district science fair, which takes place on January 25, 2021, from 4:00-7:00 PM.  The students representing Oakdale at the CSD Science and Engineering Fair will be: 

  • Norah P:  Do Different Liquids Make Orbeez Grow Bigger Than Others?
  • Eloise W: Static Electricity.
  • Ariana M: Does Smell Affect Taste?

Incoming Kindergarten Students for 2021-2022 School Year – It is important for us to obtain an accurate list of all children qualifying for Kindergarten for our upcoming school year.  If you have a child that will be 5 years of age on or before September 1, 2021, the child qualifies for next year’s Kindergarten program.   The state requires that all school districts in Utah abide by the same Sept 1st entrance cut-off date.  Please call the school or go to the following link, Oakdale Kindergarten for 2021-2022. If you know of a neighbor that has a qualifying kindergarten child. Please share this information with them and encourage them to call the school at (801)826-9550. We would be happy to help answer any question or concern you may have.  

2021-2022 Supplemental Kindergarten
Applications for Supplemental Kindergarten will begin starting on Wednesday, Jan. 20 at 10 a.m. Canyons District will begin accepting online applications for its Supplemental Hours of Kindergarten Instruction program for the 2021-2022 school year.  The opt-in, tuition-based program is offered at schools based on community interest and available space in the building. Applications are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.  Spaces are limited if you are interested in registering early.

It’s a great week to be a Roadrunner!  

Deidre Walbeck

Important things to know

Teacher of the Year,  This is the time of year to nominate candidates for Teacher of the Year from Oakdale Elementary. TOY nomination window is open  Jan. 5 – Feb. 5. Please review the link with the fillable form that can be completed, or the TOY nomination can be picked up in the main office.   Please return nominations to or deliver them to the main office.

Criteria: The Teacher of the Year must have taught at least one year. The teacher must have demonstrated the ability to reach students at all levels, establishes and maintains a positive learning environment, uses a variety of evidence-based instructional techniques to provide students with a high-quality education, and is responsive to parents and patrons.

Free Meals for Students Extended through End of 2020-2021 School Year
Canyons School District is extending its free meal service through the end of the school year. This means all students — whether they are learning in the classroom or remotely — can receive free lunch and breakfast through June 30, 2021. There’s no need to apply for the U.S. Department of Agriculture-authorized benefit, which was originally set to expire at the end of December. All students are automatically eligible.

New Emergency-Closure Guidelines for Snow Days.While some of us look forward to snow days as a free day for hitting the slopes, sledding, or relaxing on the couch, under Utah law these missed days of instruction have to be made up later in the year, often on a holiday or by adding an extra day to the end of the school year.  

In line with efforts this year to keep students safe and learning, the Canyons Board of Education has chosen to take advantage of an option allowed by the Utah State Board of Education to treat “snow days” as remote-learning days. The new guidelines are in effect for the 2020-2021 school year to be reviewed by the Board and Administration for possible continued adoption.  Please see the link above for more information.  

School Permits: Tuesday, Dec. 1 marks the start of the window for applying to attend a school other than your neighborhood school in 2021-2022. So-called School Choice transfers, or permits, are allowed under Utah law, and CSD families can apply for these transfers online through Friday, Feb. 19, 2021.


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