Did you know Utah was one of the first states to enact laws to protect and provide hope to victims of sextortion? Parents, don’t miss this free seminar featuring Michelle Busch-Upwall from the Utah Attorney General’s Office. Busch-Upwall, a member of the Internet Crimes Against Children Taskforce, will discuss ways for parents to safeguard their children from sexting and a form of blackmail known as sextortion while offering tips for what to do if you encounter it. The Jan. 15 event will be held at Indian Hills Middle, but is open to all Canyons District parents and high-school-age students. Families are advised to leave younger children at home due to the mature nature of the presentation. Certificated Canyons District employees who attend the event are eligible for one hour of credit toward re-licensure.
Calling all bilingual 11th and 12th grade students: If you’re fluent in two or more languages, you can apply to have an official Seal of Biliteracy added to your high school transcripts.
The Seal of Biliteracy is placed on a high school graduate’s transcript by the state of Utah to certify for employers and universities that the student has demonstrated proficiency in English and at least one world language. It is evidence of a student’s readiness for a career, college and for engagement as a global citizen.
Last year, 102 Canyons District graduates received Seals of Biliteracy on their diplomas. Currently enrolled high school juniors and seniors are eligible to apply for the seal starting Monday, Dec. 2. The application window closes on Jan. 24, 2020.
Why it Matters
As a public agency and educational organization, Canyons School District is committed to making its websites accessible to all students, parents, patrons and employees. This means making information available in multiple languages and following accessibility standards toward complying with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
What is Web Accessibility?
Web accessibility refers to the design and publishing practices we use to remove barriers that may prevent people who have disabilities from interacting with our webpages. Our District and school sites are designed with accessibility in mind. The blogs and headers, for example, were designed to be clean and clutter-free while providing a good contrast between the text and the background. All our web properties work on mobile devices and multiple browsers. They also are organized to meet the user’s needs, or to be easy to navigate and consistent in how they function.
But there are additional steps that web managers can take when publishing blog posts, adding hyperlinks and embedding images.