Board Approved Reopening Plan

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 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

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 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

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.

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.

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%.

Ridge View Elementary School Officially Dedicated with Big Thanks for Community Support

People Entering Gym for Dedication It was a night of saying thanks as students, teachers, staff, parents and members of the community came together to officially dedicate Ridge View Elementary School in Herriman. Student council members led a flag ceremony and members of the Ridge View Elementary choir performed the school song along with “We Can Make the Difference.” Principal Meredith Doleac said great students, supportive parents and amazing teachers are already helping the school create rich traditions and achieve student success. Board of Education President Bryce Dunford thanked everyone who helped to make the new school possible and said it was time to give Ridge View Elementary School back to the community.

A special thanks to Board of Education member Darrell Robinson for delivering the dedication speech.