11150 South 300 East (Vista Way), Sandy, UT 84070 (Temporary Address) 
801-826-7000

October 18, 2022 – Minutes

Members:

  • Lindsey Tait, Parent [present]
  • Nicole Ford, Vice-Chair (absent)
  • Allyn Kau, Parent [present]
  • Rachel deAzevedo, Chair (absent)
  • Sarah Shore, Parent [present]
  • Adam Howard, Parent [present]
  • Isaac Zeigler, Parent [present]
  • Megan Gebhard, Counselor (absent)
  • Stephanie Davis, Teacher [present]
  • Randy Curtis, Teacher (absent)
  • Stacy Kurtzhals, Principal [present]
  • Taylor Hansen, Assistant Principal (Secretary) [present]
  • Brooke Rauzon, Assistant Principal (Secretary)

Guest:

  • Max Clark-Bradley, Student [present]

Agenda:

  1. Approval of Minutes from September meeting.
    • Mr. Zeigler motioned to approve the minutes
    • Ms. TaitTait seconded the emotion
    • SCC unanimously approved the minutes
  1. Digital Citizenship Video Discussion – link sent out prior to meeting
    • https://youtu.be/8cdeD0lOQjc
    • Ms. Shore asked a question about a document from the video.
    • Mr. Zeigler asked if we have a concern with digital safety.
      • Ms. Kurtzhals talked about Content Keeper and how it flags both “safety words” (i.e. suicide) and “inappropriate words” (i.e. breasts).
      • Mr. Hansen shared that we don’t see a lot of cyberbullying on district owned devices.  We see more on private devices when it  spills into the school.
      • Talked about digital citizenship lessons being done in TA.
      • Talked about doing an assembly about digital citizenship or having a guest speaker in digital literacy.
      • Max suggested moving digital literacy to 6th grade.  It was explained how there are requirements from other organizations about when classes can be taught.
      • Ms. Kurtzhals talked about LanSchool (a system that helps teachers monitor students’ screens)
    • Questions to reflect on:
      • Does the SCC feel it has received enough information to determine if the filtering systems and supervision practices are appropriate?
        • Yes
      • Does the SCC feel it has received enough information about the school’s educational effort to instill a student’s desire to be a good digital citizen?
        • Yes
      • Does the SCC believe the school has a viable plan to present internet citizenship and safety information to the parents in the community?
        • Kurtzhals shared what the school has done. For example, having flyers at evening events, Ms. Miles talking about digital safety at the back-to-school night, and emails being sent home.
        • Yes
      • Sarah asked if parents are bringing in a lot of concerns about technology
        • We haven’t seen a lot.

3.Update on building improvements

    • An architect is coming tomorrow to begin developing the plans for mitigating water concerns at Eastmont.
    • Money has been allocated to fix the bottom floor.
    • This has been shared with the students who wrote letters to the Board.
    • Ms. Kau recommended sharing some letters on Parent Square to show the great work that was accomplished.
    • The boy’s locker room has been fixed.
    • Ms. Tait asked how schools get updated.  It was explained through bonds.  The council talked about talking with school board representatives to push for an face-lift.

4. TSSA Amendment Proposal

    • Ms. Kurtzhals talked about extra TSSP dollars.
    • Ms. Kurtzhals proposed hiring a teacher for science to reduce class sizes.
    • Ms. Kau motioned to approve.
    • Ms. Tait  seconded the motion.
    • It was unanimously approved.

5. Counseling Advisory Committee

    • November 2nd is Reality Town for 8th grade students
    • Already had multiple people signing up to volunteer. Still need more.
    • Will be starting Plan for College and Career Readiness (PCCRs) soon.

6. SCC Membership

      • Ms. Kau is moving.  We are very grateful for her service and dedication to Eastmont and its students, families, staff and community.   We wish her the best with this new adventure.
      • The next person in line is Jenni Morgan.  She will fill Ms. Kau’s spot.

7. Parent questions

8. Adjourn

    • Ms. Davis motioned to adjourn
    • Mr. Zeigler seconded to adjourn
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On Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2023
classes will temporarily pivot to remote learning

Eastmont families will receive more information about where students can obtain school meals and any needed Chromebooks and learning materials when classes resume after the holiday break.

Questions? To receive an immediate answer while staff are out for Winter Recess, please send questions to communications@canyonsdistrict.org.