Dear Students, Staff and Patrons,
Reports indicate snow and freezing rain could impact the morning commute with slippery conditions on roadways.
We urge caution on all roadways and sidewalks. Please give yourself extra time for safe travel.
Also, be aware of slippery conditions while walking on school grounds, in parking lots, sidewalks and other walkways around our schools.
The safety of students, teachers and staff, as well as members of the community, is very important to us.
Full Emergency Communications & Snow Closure Guidelines can be found at jordandistrict.org/resources/emergency.
At Terra Linda Elementary School students love to play soccer during recess. However, there was a small problem. The school didn’t have enough money to purchase real soccer goals for the game, so students used their jackets as goal posts. But thanks to a donation REAL Salt Lake owner, Dell Loy Hansen, made to the Jordan Education Foundation, the school was able to solve the problem and purchase brand new soccer goals.
On Tuesday, the school invited Mr. Hansen to come and see their new soccer goals and tell him what a difference the goals have made at the school. Mr. Hansen was given tiger socks and was declared and official “Terra Linda Tiger.”
Teachers were featured in a video tribute to Mr. Hansen thanking him for his devotion to making a difference in public education.
Then, Mr. Hansen’s team surprised everyone announcing a new program that will provide $250 classroom grants for teachers in Jordan, Granite and Canyons School Districts.
Thank you to Dell Loy Hansen and his amazing team for making a difference in the lives of students and teachers!
Some couples may look forward to a nice dinner out or simply getting together with family and friends to celebrate a gold wedding anniversary, but not Sherri and Bill Park. The Park’s wanted to do something that would make a difference in the lives of others. So, to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary, the Park’s decided to give back to the high school where their daughter graduated from and help students in need at the school.
Sherri and Bill Park recently met with Principal Jim Birch at West Jordan High to present a check for $1,000 dollars. The Park’s decided to donate the money to the school’s lunch program so that students don’t have to go hungry. It was the couple’s way of making their special day one to remember, by sharing their love, in this case with West Jordan High School students in need.
Thank you, Sherri and Bill Park, for opening up your hearts to students.
Schools throughout the District are finding ways to conserve thanks to a proactive JSD ‘Energy Team,’ created just over four years ago. The ‘Energy Team’ is constantly looking for ways to conserve and cut down on the use of electricity, natural gas and water in our schools and buildings.
The ‘Energy Team’ has helped the District save $5.2 million dollars in energy costs since 2015.
One member of the team focuses his time on energy conservation education, visiting 5th grade classrooms throughout the District teaching students about ways to conserve.
Lighting control upgrades that automatically turn off lights are making a big difference, along with teachers and custodians paying greater attention to energy efficiencies.
It is all adding up to big savings. For example in the 2017-18 school year the District saved:
- $1,031,696 in Electricity Costs
- $304,654 in Natural Gas Costs
- $231,111 in Water Costs
Jordan School District’s Nutrition Services Department knows that before kids start learning, they need healthy bodies supported by hearty meals. Recently Katie Bastian, a registered dietitian with Jordan School District, and Herriman High School Kitchen Manager Jodie Bowles went on Fox 13’s The Place and discussed ways the District is focused on healthy meals for every student. From breakfast to lunch, Jordan District Schools make fresh bread and granola available with a variety of healthy fruits and vegetables. Ms. Bastian and Ms. Bowles also shared some easy ways parents can continue healthy eating at home with simple snacks. Watch the video to see three different after-school treats your family will love.