School Dismissal Update – March 26, 2020

Parents,
Below are the latest school dismissal updates:

  1. Grab-and-go school breakfast and lunch will continue to be served during the extended school dismissal (see the School Dismissal and Meal Update for a list of schools).
  2. Breakfast and lunch will not be available at any schools, including year-round schools, during Spring Break (April 6-10).
  3. Friday, March 27, is a grade transmittal day (teacher work day) for middle and high schools. No online instruction for secondary students will take place that day.
  4. Jordan School District’s Health and Wellness specialist, McKinley Withers, has posted tips for wellness during the COVID-19 dismissal at wellness.jordandistrict.org. You can also listen to Superintendent Anthony Godfrey interview Dr. Withers about maintaining health and wellness during the dismissal at supercast.jordandistrict.org.

Thank you!

West Jordan Middle Students Use At-Home Learning to Lift Spirits of Care Center Residents

Student holding letterWhen West Jordan Middle School Health Teacher Kathy Howa heard that some residents of a local care center couldn’t see family members or other visitors right now due to the Coronavirus, Ms. Howa had an idea. She decided to give her students an assignment. As part of her online at-home learning health curriculum, Ms. Howa asked the students to write letters to the lonely residents, hoping to cheer them up.

In no time at all the student letters started arriving in Ms. Howa’s email. They were addressed to “A Special Person,” with messages of love and support for individuals in the care center. Students encouraged the residents to try and be strong through these difficult times, sheltered from family and loved ones. The students said they simply want the residents to know that they are loved and cared for, even by young people they have never met. In fact, some of the students hope their letters will result in a long-term pen pal relationship with the residents.

We are so proud of our teachers and students, helping to support those in need of a little love and friendship right now.

Supercast Episode 28: Staying Healthy: Coping Skills During COVID-19 Crisis

The podcast recorded via teleconferencingAs we all navigate these challenging times with the COVID-19 pandemic, it is important to know that students and families are not alone, even though we all may be spending the majority of time at home.

On this episode of the Supercast, Superintendent Anthony Godfrey talks to Jordan School District Health and Wellness Specialist McKinley Withers about how families can find comfort and cope in this time of uncertainty.