5725 N. Sabino Canyon Rd | Tucson, Arizona 85750
Phone: 520-209-7700 | Fax: 520-209-7770
School Hours:8:00am - 3:00pm
Early Release Hours: 8:00am - 1:30pm
Office Hours: 7:30am - 3:30pm
Dear Students and Families,
On behalf of the Canyon View staff, I want to welcome each and every one of our new and returning families to the 2016-2017 school year! As we begin the new school year, we want to relay to our families how important relationship building is at Canyon View, and our staff is committed to building meaningful and lasting relationships with each and every one of our children and parents.
At Canyon View, and throughout CFSD, we are committed to continually improving our instructional practices in order to meet every child’s academic, social and emotional needs, while preparing them for college and career pathways. Our goal is for each child to meet the challenges of an uncertain future, be prepared for careers that currently do not exist, and become lifelong learners who demonstrate good character on a consistent basis.
The Canyon View staff is dedicated to ensuring that all students can perform to the best of their ability. Therefore, teachers work diligently to provide a balanced literacy program that emphasizes the development of phonemic awareness, vocabulary skills, fluency, comprehension and critical reading skills. Math instruction will continue to focus on complex problem solving, while developing and strengthening our students’ foundational computation skills. The Eight Mathematical Practices will continue to be embedded in teachers’ instruction and students’ mathematical discussions and problem solving strategies. In both subject areas, differentiated instruction allows our students to work at their instructional levels with the appropriate amount of scaffolded support and extension.
Project-based learning opportunities in science and social studies, the infusion of technology and STEM concepts (including robotics for grades K-5) across the curricular areas, and highly engaging Spanish, art, music and physical education lessons round out the instructional program. In addition, a library that contains award-winning titles ensures that students are reading every chance they can, in keeping with our intense focus on literacy.
Along with our academic emphasis is our commitment to provide a school program that creates a balance between the academic and the social/emotional responsibilities that are part of being a member of a school community. Toward that end, we follow the Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS), which promotes a positive approach to student-to-student and student-to-teacher interactions, thus enabling maximum time to be spent on instruction.
Finally, members of your Family Faculty Organization (FFO) have been busy getting ready for another fantastic school year. They would like everyone to be reminded to stay informed by reading our electronic newsletter, Canyon Views. It is the best way to keep up-to-date with all that is happening around campus.
Again, welcome to the beginning of what is sure to be a very exciting and rewarding school year!