COVID-19 Update (March 12, 2020)

Dear Parents,

Jordan School District continues to work closely with the Governor’s COVID-19 Task Force, Utah State Board of Education, Utah Department of Health, and Salt Lake County Health Department regarding COVID-19 (coronavirus).

At this time the Governor’s Task Force has instructed Utah school districts not to close schools unless specifically directed to do so by a local health officer.

As a result, there are no plans to close Jordan School District schools as of March 12, 2020.

We are following the recommendations of the State Task Force, Utah State Board of Education, and Salt Lake County Health Department which include:

  • All out-of-state student travel is cancelled now through April 15.
  • All school assemblies are cancelled now through March 29.
  • All after-school performances, proms, dances, and concerts are postponed now through March 29.
  • All field trips are postponed now through March 29.

In addition:

  • Utah High School Activities Association (UHSAA) has suspended all spring activities, games, and tournaments from March 16 – March 29. Practices have not been cancelled.

As always, parents may choose to keep their students home. Schools will be flexible in these circumstances.

Jordan School District will continue to update you as we work in collaboration with State and local authorities regarding COVID-19.

Thank you for your support.

Name Selected for New Elementary School in West Jordan

Antelope Canyon Elementary SchoolThank you to everyone who helped in the naming process for the new elementary school in West Jordan by participating in an online survey suggesting names and narrowing the field.

The name selected for the new school is Antelope Canyon Elementary School. The Board of Education unanimously approved the name last night.

Principal Tami Bird says she has already hired a strong staff dedicated to preparing students for success. Principal Bird is excited to move forward with opening the school and having students choose school colors and a mascot.

Antelope Canyon Elementary School is located at 8810 S. 6400 West in West Jordan and will open in August 2020.

Jordan School District is excited about the educational opportunities and new traditions which will be established at Antelope Canyon Elementary!

FUN FACT FRIDAY: 2020 Legislative Priorities

Picture of teacher and students in classroomMembers of the Board of Education recently met with local elected officials to talk about the Board’s 2020 Legislative Priorities.

The legislative priorities are as follows:

High Quality Instruction
We will continue to encourage quality instruction by providing our teachers competitive salaries, coaching, professional development, support staff, and resources to help our students learn at the highest levels.

  • Continue to implement salary options to attract and retain quality teachers
  • Remove barriers to competency education

Adequate Funding
We can best meet the needs of the District with an increase in WPU along with funding for enrollment growth, TSSA, and equalization.

  • Increase WPU and funding for enrollment growth.
  • Work collaboratively with the Utah Legislature to explore solutions to solve the tax imbalance in a way that ensures appropriate funding for education.

Mental Health and Wellness
We will continue to provide increased access to mental health resources and services along with continuing our health and wellness efforts.

  • Continue to provide access to mental health resources and services.
  • Support legislation regarding regulation of vaping and e-cigarettes.

Safe Schools
We realize the importance of maintaining our focus on school safety and the training of school staff, students and community.

  • Allow for local control of school safety options to address unique needs.

Transportation
We realize the need for continued busing to insure the safety and well being of our students as they travel to and from school and sponsored events.

  • Support transportation costs to 85%.