8449 South 150 West, Midvale, UT 84047

Welcome Back Copperview Cougars 2023-24

Principal's Message

Copperview Families,

As we gear up for the start of the 2023-2024 school year, it brings me immense joy to extend a warm and heartfelt welcome to each and every one of you. Our school community is about to embark on a journey filled with achievement, growth, and celebration.

This year, we are thrilled to introduce an exciting change that will foster stronger bonds among our students and contribute to a more enriching and supportive educational environment. Our grade level locations have been strategically reorganized to encourage structured cross-grade level peer relationships and intentionally guided positive mentorship opportunities. During unstructured times including recess and other breaks students will continue to participate with their grade level only.

In this arrangement, each wing of our school building will pair a lower grade with an upper grade. In this model, students in grades 3-5 will have the opportunity, under the supervision of their teachers, to act as mentors and role models for their younger counterparts in grades k-2. 

When implemented correctly, the benefits of cross-grade pairings have shown to benefit both academics and behavior. Older students embrace their roles as mentors, nurture a sense of responsibility and empathy that will undoubtedly serve them well in the future. Meanwhile, younger students will be exposed to positive peer influences, fostering a strong foundation for character development and social growth.

As parents and guardians, you play an indispensable role in nurturing and sustaining these connections. Encourage your child to embrace their mentorship role, or to look up to their peers with respect and admiration. 

Thank you for entrusting us with your child’s education. We are honored to have you as part of our Copperview community and are excited to embark on this incredible journey together.

Warmest regards,

Principal Colleen Smith

Parent Teacher Home Visits

This year, our school is fortunate to participate in Parent Teacher Home Visits, which are voluntary meetings where teachers and other school staff get to know their students and families outside of the classroom.

The intent is to build positive relationships with families and to partner together to support your student(s) educational success. Parents and teachers come together, in a unique setting at your home or other location of your choice, to get to know one another and talk about your student’s academic future. Your student is also part of this visit.

Home visits will last about 40 minutes, and your student’s teacher will bring a home visit partner with them. During the visit, time is taken to share your Hopes & Dreams for your student, academic expectations, and school resources. This is not a parent/teacher conference. It is meant to “get to know each other” and to build a relationship with each other for the academic benefit of your student.

Studies show that Parent Teacher Home Visits have increased student academic achievement and improved parent and family engagement in schools. It has brought teachers and families closer together and created opportunities for better communications between home and school.

Teachers must participate in a training program prior to offering home visits. Once teachers are ready, you will receive a sign-up form through ParentSquare.

We are excited about this program and look forward to meeting with you and your student! Please contact Copperview Elementary (801) 826-8125 or your student’s teacher on ParentSquare, or by email if you have further questions.

Car Pick-up and Drop-off Before and After School Procedures

Before School Procedures

  • School begins at 8:40 am
    Students come in through their grade level doors

  • Tardy bell rings at 8:45 am 

  • After 8:45 am, students come in through the front doors

After School Procedures

  • Students leave building through their grade level doors at 3:20 pm on Monday-Thursday, 1:40 pm on Friday

Car Pick-up and Drop-off

At Copperview, the safety and efficiency of our students during pick-up and drop-off times are of paramount importance. To ensure a smooth process and minimize congestion, we have established the following procedures:

15-Minute Parking Zones

Designated 15-minute parking zones have been established in front of the school for parents who wish to park and accompany their child to and from the school entrance. These parking spots are clearly marked and are intended for brief stops only.

Stay in the Car

Parents who choose to use pick-up and drop-off lane are required to remain in their vehicles at all times during pick-up and drop-off. This helps maintain a steady flow of traffic and prevents congestion.

Students Exit on the Sidewalk

For the safety of our students, all drop-offs and pickups must occur on the passenger side of the vehicle. Merge into the far right lane (closest to the sidewalk) before allowing students to exit the vehicle. This ensures that students can exit and enter the car directly onto the sidewalk and away from moving traffic.

Follow Staff Instructions

Our staff members will be present during pick-up and drop-off times to direct traffic and guide students. Please follow their instructions at all times to ensure a safe and efficient process.

Loading and Unloading Only

The pick-up and drop-off zones are for loading and unloading purposes only. Please refrain from using these areas for extended parking.

No Unattended Vehicles

Parents should not leave their vehicles unattended in the pick-up and drop-off zones. If you need to leave your car for any reason, please park in the designated parking areas.

Pull Forward

When picking up or dropping off your child, please pull forward as far as possible within the designated area to allow more vehicles to access the curb.

Respect Speed Limits

Adhere to the posted speed limits in and around the school area, especially during pick-up and drop-off times.

Use Crosswalks

If you need to cross the street with your child, please use the designated crosswalks. This sets a good example for our students and ensures their safety.

Be Patient

Pick-up and drop-off times can be busy, so please be patient and courteous to other parents, staff members, and students.

Avoid Cell Phone Use

Do not use your cell phone while driving through the pick-up and drop-off area. This helps maintain focus and attentiveness to the surroundings.

Emergency Contact Information

Ensure that your emergency contact information is up to date with the school office in case of unforeseen circumstances.

Teach Safety Rules

Educate your child about the importance of following safety rules during pick-up and drop-off times, including looking both ways before crossing and being attentive to staff instructions.

Encourage Independence

Help your child become more independent by teaching them how to enter and exit the car safely on their own

Pedestrian Safety Tips

Canyons District asks students, parents, and patrons to be extra vigilant around road construction sites and be on the lookout for young children crossing busy streets and negotiating traffic. Pedestrian safety is a shared responsibility. Please take a few minutes to discuss these safety tips at home with your families.

  • Pedestrians should stick to sidewalks when possible and walk facing traffic. Before crossing the street or train tracks, even at a crosswalk or designated area, stop and look left and right.

  • When biking or skateboarding to school, children should wear a helmet and understand traffic rules. They should come to a complete stop at crosswalks and walk their bike or skateboard across. Bikes and skateboards are not safe for use on train station platforms.

  • Never dart out in front of a parked car.

  • Avoid distractions. Do not bike, drive a motor vehicle, or cross a busy area while texting, talking on the phone or using headphones.

  • Obey all traffic signals and signs, and never go around a lowered gate at railroad crossings.

  • At train crossings: If lights are flashing or the gate is down, wait for the train to pass completely, the gates to lift and the lights to stop flashing before crossing. It is never okay to rush across and try to beat the train. Trains may be closer and faster than you think.

  • Don’t be tempted to walk along the train tracks. It is dangerous and against the law to walk on the track and the land around it because it is private property.

  • Drivers must always yield to pedestrians and should take extra care in school zones and at crosswalks.

  • It is illegal to pass a bus that is loading or unloading children. Keep in mind that school buses make frequent stops and must stop at all train crossings.

Translate »