Our Staff Cleans Over 6.4 Million Square Feet

Herriman SealTraditional high schools begin on August 24, while traditional elementary and middle school students will be headed back to school on Tuesday, August 25. Our custodial staff is counting down the last few days they have to get the final polish on our traditional school buildings before the remaining students enter the halls – and those halls are shiny!

In all, our custodians, sweepers, etc., have been cleaning more than 6.4 million square feet of building space District-wide. For comparison, this is like cleaning more than 2,500 average size homes. Its an impressive feat considering some only had a few weeks to work around very extensive construction and remodel projects. Most of the floors in our schools look like they are still wet; rather they have been polished to an incredible shine. We are very appreciative of our custodial team and how they create a great experience for our students. Take a look at the shine in a photo gallery on our Facebook page.

What Parents Need to Know about School Emergencies and Reunification

Dear Parents,

In an effort to keep you informed and educated on the our plans in the event of an emergency at school, we are asking you to please watch the video at the link below.

In some emergency situations, your child may be transported from school to an evacuation site off campus. If that happens, you need to know how to safely and calmly reunite with your child, closely following directions established by the District, local police and firefighters. A safe and controlled reunification is essential in any evacuation. This video explains the REUNIFICATION procedure you will be asked to follow.

Thanks for supporting Jordan School District and the safety of our students.

Summer Reading Alive and Well at Westvale Elementary

Screenshot 2015-08-13 14.46.39Thanks in part to well-known author James Patterson, students are doing more summer reading than ever at Westvale Elementary School. Patterson gave the school a $5,000 library grant, which is translating into more books and summer reading opportunities for students and their families. In addition, there is a creative, new library box outside the school which gives kids in the community access to books for free every single day. Take a look at the story that aired on KSL-TV.


Guess Who is Utah’s ‘School Bus Driver of the Year?’

DSCN4745She has been a dedicated school bus driver in Jordan School District for 14 years always looking out for the safety of children on her bus. Now, Lydia Hart is being recognized for her efforts. The Utah Safety Council has chosen Lydia as ‘School Bus Driver of the Year’ for the state. Congratulations! This is a well-deserved honor for a bus driver who goes above and beyond every day, like so many others, in making children on her bus feel cared for and safe.

Getting Students Excited About the New School Year

Screenshot 2015-08-11 12.02.45Year-round school has already begun and traditional calendar schools are just weeks away. If you’re wondering what you can do to get your kids excited about the new school year, we have some advice. Copper Mountain Middle School Principal Kim Baker shared her thoughts on getting students off to a good start on Fox 13’s broadcast, ‘The Place.’ Here is a video clip from the show.