Excitement is Building for The First Day of School

Back to School BackpackExcitement is building as schools, teachers and staff get ready to welcome students back for the first day of school for the 2021-22 year. Here are the dates to remember.

  • Monday, August 16 – 7th grade orientation
  • Monday, August 16 – First day of school for high schools
  • Tuesday, August 17 – First day of school for elementary schools
  • Tuesday, August 17 – First day of school for middle schools

The entire calendar for the 2021-22 school year can be found on our Planning & Enrollment Calendars page.  Enrollment information can be found on our Planning & Enrollment Registration page.

Big Rocket Launch Marks End of Summer School for Students in Unique STEM Program

Rocket LaunchingIt was not a typical summer of rest and relaxation for some middle school students in Jordan School District. That’s because they were immersed in abstract reasoning, problem-solving, computer science, statistics, engineering and mind-challenging math equations. It was part of something called the Prefreshman Engineering Program (PREP), which is an academically rigorous mathematics-based summer enrichment program. The last day of PREP culminated with students launching their own home-made rockets they designed using engineering skills.

The PREP program runs for six weeks over the summer, with students dedicated to 4-hours of interactive 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.

Congratulations on a successful summer school. We hope you had a blast learning!

Episode 97: Rocky Peak Virtual Elementary Teachers Ready to “Rock” the New School Year with Amazing Students and Creative Classrooms

A teacher works with students virtually at her laptopIt is the opportunity of a lifetime for teachers at Rocky Peak Virtual Elementary School. They can’t wait to start teaching in their virtual classrooms this school year, leading the way as pioneers of sorts in personalized learning for students in Jordan School District.

On this episode of the Supercast, we talk with some of the Rocky Peak Elementary teachers who say they are ready to rock the new school year with amazing students and creative virtual classrooms where learning will be fun and engaging.

Supercast Episode 96: Behind the Wheel with a JSD School Bus Driver

Jordan School District Bus drivers stand next to Dr. GodfreyThey spend hours behind the wheel transporting thousands of students safely to and from school, on fun field trips, to athletic events and more.

On this episode of the Supercast, we hop on board the big yellow school bus to find out what it’s like to be a school bus driver. Hear why our drivers love the job and the students they serve, driving countless miles with safety in mind each and every day.