Upcoming Parent Teacher Conferences

Albion Middle School will be holding Parent-Teacher Conferences on September 21 and 22.  Both nights will begin at 4:00 pm.  

September 21, 2021 will be an open-house format with drop-in conferences from 4:00 pm – 7:30 pm. Core teachers (math, science etc.) will be in the gym and elective teachers will be in the cafeteria. Please join us on September 21, 2021 if you would like to meet face-to-face. You will not need to make an appointment.

September 22, 2021 will be phone/virtual-only conferences.  Conferences will be held 4:00 pm – 7:30 pm.  You can sign up via Skyward to meet with each teacher individually.  Teachers will contact you by phone at your scheduled time. If you would like to meet with the teacher virtually (via zoom or Google Meets), you must let them know in advance, in an email. Again, to arrange a conference with a teacher on Wednesday,  you  on the 22nd you will need to make an appointment via Skyward.

If neither of these dates work for you, you are welcome to contact individual teachers and set up times to meet or speak to them about your student. PTSA will be selling Memory Books alongside our Media Center’s Scholastic book fair during this time. All proceeds benefit the school so please consider stopping by! 

 

Sign-Ups for Parent Teacher Conference will begin on September 16 at Noon.

 

Parent Conference Instructions-Skyward 

Login in to your Skyward Family Access

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

 

  1. On the left side click the Conferences tab

Note: 

  • Only one appointment can be schedule per teacher per student
  • If guardians maintain separate households, they must login 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. Click All Conferences next to the student’s name for whom you wish to schedule a conference. 
  2. Click Select a Time 
  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  reminder email before your scheduled appointment. 

Hogwarts Academy Sorting Ceremony

Albion’s Hogwarts Academy held its annual sorting ceremony Wednesday, September 1st. Students were sorted via the talking sorting hat (or a short quiz).

This year’s “professors” are looking forward to future Academy meetings the first Wednesday of each month!

Canyons District Joins Nationwide Lawsuit Against Vape Maker Juul Labs

Canyons School District is joining a mass-action federal lawsuit against Juul Labs, alleging the e-cigarette maker has downplayed the health risks of its products in marketing campaigns to minors, which has led to an increase in vaping on school campuses. 

About 500 school districts across the country, including Tooele, Provo, Ogden, Jordan, Salt Lake, Washington, South Sanpete, and now Canyons, have become a part of the suit, according to Joel Wright with Kirton McConkie, the law firm representing Utah’s school districts. The suit has been filed in U.S. District Court of the Northern District of California where Juul is headquartered. The trial is scheduled to begin in March. 

Since their introduction to the U.S. market in 2006, electronic cigarettes, or vaping devices, with their colorful designs and sweet flavors named after popular desserts, candy, and fruit, have grown increasingly popular, especially among teenagers and young adults. The Utah Department of Health estimates that nearly 25 percent of Utah students in eighth, 10th, and 12th grades have tried vaping. 

In Canyons District in 2019, there were 219 school office referrals for e-cigarette use or possession. That’s up from about 35 referrals in 2010. 

“With this lawsuit we hope to bring attention to the toll vaping is taking on the health of our school children,” said Canyons General Counsel Dan Harper, prior to the Canyons Board of Education’s decision on Sept. 7 to move forward with the lawsuit. “It’s also having an impact on schools, which have diverted staff resources for vaping cessation and education programming. These products have been marketed as safe alternatives to smoking. But they have reignited tobacco use among a population that had never smoked, and we feel it’s important to bring this issue to light.”   

If successful, the districts that join the suit could receive money from Juul, valued at $10 billion, to pay for education initiatives, student-supervision personnel, cessation counselors, and vaping detectors, among other tools and programs for vaping-prevention efforts.

Vaping devices heat up a liquid to create an aerosol vapor, which the user inhales. Designed to resemble USB flash drives, keychains or lipstick tubes, they are easy to conceal and don’t emit the strong odor associated with conventional combustion cigarettes. It’s not uncommon for students to use the devices in school bathrooms, locker rooms, outside school campuses, or even in classrooms.

recent study by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control study found that 99 percent of e-cigarettes sold in the United States contain nicotine, which can harm the adolescent brain, particularly the parts of the brain that control attention, learning, and mood and impulse control. They can also contain “other harmful substances” and put young people at risk for future addiction problems, the CDC says.

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