Santa Ynez High School is proud to announce that beginning this year, our students will be using the Canvas Learning Management System to manage their school work. With Canvas, each student’s assignments and grades will be available 24/7 through an app on their phone or tablet or through a browser on a desktop or laptop computer at school or home. Students—and their parents through a Parent Observer account—will be able to view a calendar of all their classes and when assignments are due; when they click on those assignments, they will be able to access the materials and instructions and download them or, depending on the assignment, complete the entire assignment online. When a teacher assigns work that can be completed entirely online, students can complete the assignment, submit it, and have it graded and returned to them all paperlessly. Students will be able to message their teachers and receive notifications and reminders about upcoming due dates, missing assignments, and a whole lot more. Many colleges and universities across the country--including Harvard, Stanford and some of the University of California campuses--are adopting the Canvas LMS, and Santa Ynez High is excited to be joining this dynamic education community. To take full advantage of the new system, students should have a smartphone, tablet or laptop that they can bring with them to school. Instructions about logging into their Canvas accounts can be found here and will also be provided during homeroom on August 11. Instructions about creating a Parent Observer account can also be found here. It's an exciting time to be a Pirate!
For the November 8, 2016, Presidential General Election, the Santa Ynez Valley Union High School District will submit to the voters MEASURE K2016. Informational resources are available for the public.
Casey Mordini-Bluhm is in a select group of the nation's top students.