Board Approved Reopening Plan

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Dear Parents and Employees,

Last night, the Jordan School District Board of Education voted in their public meeting to approve a reopening plan for the 2020-21 school year. Most aspects of the plan emailed to employees and families last week have not changed. The following changes to the draft plan were approved by the Board:

  • Students will start school one week later than originally scheduled. Please see the updated calendar here:
    Revised 2020-21 School Calendars
  • The first day of work for employees has not changed. The first teacher contract day is August 10. This means teachers will have five additional days of preparation before students return to school.
  • Students can request virtual, online learning each quarter instead of each semester. The first quarter will end on October 16.

School will still be held in person Monday-Thursday and at home (or optional at school) on Friday as originally approved. Students can also choose to learn virtually online instead of attending school in person.

Families: Parents will soon receive registration information from their child’s school. All parents, including those who enroll their students in virtual, online learning, will need to complete their child’s school registration. The deadline for students to sign up for virtual online classes is Friday, July 31, at midnight. A video explaining the program can be viewed below. If you are interested, please enroll each student in your family separately using this link:

If you have questions before signing up for virtual, online learning, please send an email to movingforward@jordandistrict.org. We will answer your question within 24 hours.

Employees: The initial deadline to submit a request to work from home is July 31 at midnight. Requests should be submitted through Skyward Employee Access. Instructions can be found here:

If you have questions before requesting the opportunity to work from home, please send an email to movingforward@jordandistrict.org.

An updated version of the detailed plan is available using the links below. Thank you for your support as we prepare to reopen schools next month.


Estimados padres y empleados,

Anoche, la Junta de Educación del Distrito Escolar de Jordan votó en su reunión pública para aprobar un plan de reapertura para el año escolar 2020-21. La mayoría de los aspectos del plan enviados por correo electrónico a los empleados y las familias la semana pasada no han cambiado. Los siguientes cambios al borrador del plan fueron aprobados por la Junta:

  • Los estudiantes comenzarán la escuela una semana más tarde de lo programado originalmente. Por favor vea el calendario actualizado aquí:
    Calendarios escolares revisados 2020-21
  • El primer día de trabajo para los empleados no ha cambiado. El primer día de contrato del maestro es el 10 de agosto. Esto significa que los maestros tendrán cinco días adicionales de preparación antes de que los estudiantes regresen a la escuela.
  • Los estudiantes pueden solicitar aprendizaje virtual en línea cada trimestre en lugar de cada semestre. El primer trimestre finalizará el 16 de octubre.

La escuela todavía se llevará a cabo en persona de lunes a jueves y en casa (u opcional en la escuela) el viernes según lo aprobado originalmente. Los estudiantes también pueden elegir aprender virtualmente en línea en lugar de asistir a la escuela en persona.

Familias: Los padres pronto recibirán información de inscripción de la escuela de sus hijos. Todos los padres, incluidos aquellos que inscriben a sus alumnos en un aprendizaje virtual en línea, deberán completar el registro escolar de sus hijos. La fecha límite para que los estudiantes se inscriban en clases virtuales en línea es el viernes 31 de julio a la medianoche. Puede ver un video que explica el programa aquí: Video virtual de aprendizaje en línea Si está interesado, inscriba a cada estudiante en su familia por separado utilizando este enlace: Formulario para el aprendizaje virtual en línea para el año escolar 2020-21

Si tiene preguntas antes de registrarse para el aprendizaje virtual en línea, envíe un correo electrónico a movingforward@jordandistrict.org. Responderemos su pregunta dentro de las 24 horas.

Empleados: la fecha límite inicial para enviar una solicitud para trabajar desde casa es el 31 de julio a la medianoche. Las solicitudes deben enviarse a través de Skyward Employee Access. Las instrucciones se pueden encontrar aquí:

Si tiene preguntas antes de solicitar la oportunidad de trabajar desde casa, envíe un correo electrónico a movingforward@jordandistrict.org.

Una versión actualizada del plan detallado está disponible utilizando los enlaces a continuación. Gracias por su apoyo mientras nos preparamos para reabrir las escuelas el próximo mes.

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The program runs for six weeks over the summer, with students dedicated to 4-hours of interactive, online lessons each day. It is aimed at introducing teens to careers and opportunities in STEM-related fields. As part of PREP, students have the opportunity to attend STEM classes at Salt Lake Community College half days in their junior and senior years in high school.

The summer program culminated with students launching home-made rockets they designed using engineering skills.

Congratulations to the PREP students and teachers on a summer filled with success!

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