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Kindergarten Orientation Information

Welcome to East Sandy Kindergarten Orientation for the 2021-22 school year! We are looking forward to the coming school year and are excited to welcome your student.

The first day of school for our kindergarten students will be on August 19, 2021. Assessments will be done individually with incoming students by appointment previous to that start date. Information on dates/times will be made known in August, so please watch for additional information.

In the meantime, we invite you to participate in our virtual kindergarten orientation. Preparing your student for kindergarten has a lot of variables and we want to help you navigate each step with ease! Please go to and select “Kindergarten Orientation” from the “Student/Family Resources” tab. Here you will find the following videos:

  • Welcome Message
  • Helpful Tips
  • Successful Registration
  • How to Register
  • Kindergarten Academics
  • Teacher Welcome Message
  • School Nurse

You will also find a few additional resources that will assist you in your new kindergarten adventure. We are thrilled to offer you this orientation virtually as it allows you to re-visit these links whenever you may need it for reminders on activities, to help your student be prepared for the classroom, or to get advice and steps for the enrollment and registration process.

We encourage you to watch each video and to follow the instructions provided for the enrollment process. Applications and documentation can be submitted now! We ask that ALL enrollment applications and related documentation be submitted before May 28, 2021 in order to secure your student’s place in one of our kindergarten classes.

After watching the kindergarten orientation, if you find you still have unanswered questions, please reach out to the office at 801-826-8425.

Thank you!

East Sandy Elementary

Welcome Principal Rudes!

Dr. Wilkinson will be moving on to a new adventure next year. We appreciate all she has done for East Sandy and wish her luck at her new school! We are excited to welcome our new principal, Mr. Rudes! Here is a message from him:

Hello, my name is Bryan Rudes and I am so excited to be joining the East Sandy Elementary community as the principal this fall. I am honored to become a Mustang, and I look forward to supporting the students and staff. As a Sandy resident myself, I truly value the opportunity to work within my own community. Prior to my position as an assistant principal at Midvale Middle School, I taught in both middle and high school classrooms and enjoyed mentoring a wide variety of students. My years working with children have shown me the importance of strong relationships and high expectations, and their direct effect on student success.

I grew up in upstate New York, and was raised with a great respect for public education and the doors that it can open in a child’s future. In supporting our district’s mission to ensure that all students are college and career ready, I am looking forward to the opportunity to prepare our students with the tools they need to be successful in middle school, high school, and beyond.

My wife, Nicole, is also a teacher in Canyons School District. Conversations surrounding education are common around our dinner table. Together, we enjoy taking our two-year-old son outdoors to experience all the beauty this great state has to offer. We love hiking, camping, fishing, and skiing; we are so happy to call this valley our home.

It is easy to see the wonderful school culture that has already been cultivated at East Sandy, and I can’t wait to become a part of it. I have great respect for Dr. Wilkinson and the work she has done here. I am excited to continue building a plan for success and a vision for our future. Here’s to another great year – go Mustangs!

CSD to offer popular fifth-grade maturation program online

While growing up can be hard, talking about it needn’t be.  To help families rock “the talk” — even in this pandemic year — Canyons School District is offering its popular maturation program online.

From Wednesday, Feb. 24 through July 31, fifth-grade students and their parents will be able to access the program online at no charge through a password protected link. The presentations are conducted by professional speaker Carrie Ann Kemp who has been educating and entertaining young audiences, and their parents, for 20 years.

Through a time-limited license, fifth-grade families will be able to access the programs for boys and girls through a password-protected link. The aim of the program is to provide consistent, sensitive and approved instruction districtwide. Versions are available in English and Spanish.

Detailed instructions for accessing the courses have been emailed to all fifth-grade parents and guardians.

Families with questions are encouraged to reach out to the Main Office.

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