COVID-19 Information Update

Below is an updated and more detailed summary of COVID-19 protocols Jordan School District plans to follow as we begin the 2021-22 school year. We hope this will help parents make decisions and plans that are best for their individual families. For the most up-to-date information, please visit covid19.jordandistrict.org.


Face Masks
Face masks are not required in Jordan School District schools or offices. Individual choices regarding masks should be respected. State and County Health Department recommendations regarding masks can be found at the following link:

We encourage families to study the recommendations and choose what they believe is best.


COVID-19 Vaccination
Students and employees in Jordan School District are not required to be vaccinated. Individual choices regarding vaccinations should be respected. State and County Health Department recommendations regarding vaccinations can be found at the following link:

We encourage families to study the recommendations and choose what they believe is best.


Dashboard
Jordan School District will be providing a dashboard that provides enrollment, number of cases and percentage information on our COVID-19 Dashboard page.  It will be available during the first week of school, starting Aug. 16, 2021.


Isolation for Those Who Test Positive
Students and employees who test positive for COVID-19 will be required to isolate for 10 days from the first symptoms. If you did not have symptoms, you should isolate for 10 days from the day you were tested.

Anyone who tests positive for COVID-19 will not be permitted at school or any school activities during their isolation period.


Quarantine After Exposure
Quarantine decisions for students and employees who may have been in close contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19 will be made with the county health department.

  • Quarantine at home if you are exposed to COVID-19 and are not fully vaccinated.  We consider anyone who was within 6 feet of someone who has COVID-19 for at least 15 minutes, to be exposed.
  • Under the standard quarantine protocol, you can end quarantine:
    • On day 10 without testing. You can end quarantine 10 days after the last time you had close contact with the person who tested positive if you don’t have symptoms of COVID-19.
    • On day 7 with a negative test result. You must wait at least 7 days after your exposure to be tested. You can end quarantine if your test is negative and you do not have any symptoms of COVID-19.
  • If you are exposed to someone at school who tests positive for COVID-19, you can continue to come to school if:
    • You are fully vaccinated.
    • Both individuals were wearing masks at the time of exposure.
    • You have tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 90 days.
    • You were wearing a N95 or KN95 mask at the time of exposure.
  • OR IF YOU:
    • Wear a mask at school for 10 days.
    • Wear a mask at school for 7 days and then get tested. If you test negative on day 7 you don’t have to wear a mask anymore.
  • For more information, please visit the State of Utah Coronavirus K-12 School Recommendations page.

  • Testing
  • “Test-to-Play” – There are no “test-to-play” protocols in place for extracurricular activities.
  • “Test-to-Stay” – According to state law, “test-to-stay” will be implemented if a school reaches the established positive COVID-19 threshold.
    • Schools with 1,500 or more students have 2% of their students test positive for COVID-19.
    • Schools with fewer than 1,500 students have 30 students test positive for COVID-19.
    • All students must “test-to-stay” if they wish to remain at school, even those who are fully vaccinated.
    • All students who chose not to “test-to-stay” will be required to stay home for 10 days.
  • Free COVID-19 Testing Site – At Elk Ridge Middle School, 3659 West, 9800 South, South Jordan, Monday and Wednesday 4 – 7 p.m.
  • Positive COVID-19 Isolation Leave – Employees who test positive for COVID-19 or are the primary caregiver to a child who has tested positive can access COVID-19 Isolation Leave. You do not have to use personal leave for this purpose.

  • Volunteers
  • Classroom volunteers are welcome at the discretion of teachers.
  • Field trips, PTA events, and overnight travel continue.

Cafeteria
There are no restrictions in the cafeteria.


Jordan Virtual Learning Academy

Virtual, online learning is available for all K-12 students in Jordan School District. Students can register at one of the following schools.


Actualización de información de COVID-19

A continuación se muestra un resumen actualizado y más detallado de los protocolos COVID-19 que el Distrito Escolar de Jordan planea seguir al comenzar el año escolar 2021-22. Esperamos que esto ayude a los padres a tomar decisiones y planes que sean mejores para sus familias individuales. Para obtener la información más actualizada, visite covid19.jordandistrict.org.


Máscaras faciales
No se requieren máscaras faciales en las escuelas u oficinas del Distrito Escolar de Jordan. Deben respetarse las elecciones individuales con respecto a las máscaras. Las recomendaciones del Departamento de Salud del Estado y del Condado con respecto a las mascarillas se pueden encontrar en el siguiente enlace:

Alentamos a las familias a estudiar las recomendaciones y elegir lo que creen que es mejor.


Vacunación COVID-19
No se requiere que los estudiantes y empleados del Distrito Escolar de Jordan estén vacunados. Deben respetarse las elecciones individuales con respecto a las vacunas. Las recomendaciones del Departamento de Salud del Estado y del Condado con respecto a las vacunas se pueden encontrar en el siguiente enlace:

Alentamos a las familias a estudiar las recomendaciones y elegir lo que creen que es mejor.


Panel
El Distrito Escolar de Jordan proporcionará un panel que proporciona información sobre la inscripción, el número de casos y el porcentaje en nuestra página del Panel. Estará disponible durante la primera semana de clases, a partir del 16 de agosto de 2021.


Aislamiento para quienes dan positivo en la prueba
Los estudiantes y empleados que den positivo por COVID-19 deberán aislarse durante 10 días desde los primeros síntomas. Si no tuvo síntomas, debe aislarlo durante 10 días a partir del día en que le hicieron la prueba.

Cualquier persona que dé positivo en la prueba de COVID-19 no podrá asistir a la escuela ni a ninguna actividad escolar durante su período de aislamiento.


Cuarentena después de la exposición
Las decisiones de cuarentena para los estudiantes y empleados que puedan haber estado en contacto cercano con alguien que dio positivo por COVID-19 se tomarán con el departamento de salud del condado.

  • Ponga en cuarentena en casa si está expuesto al COVID-19 y no está completamente vacunado. Consideramos que cualquier persona que estuvo a menos de 6 pies de alguien que tiene COVID-19 durante al menos 15 minutos está expuesta.
  • Según el protocolo de cuarentena estándar, puede finalizar la cuarentena:
    • El día 10 sin pruebas. Puede finalizar la cuarentena 10 días después de la última vez que tuvo contacto cercano con la persona que dio positivo si no tiene síntomas de COVID-19.
    • El día 7 con resultado de prueba negativo. Debe esperar al menos 7 días después de su exposición para hacerse la prueba. Puede finalizar la cuarentena si su prueba es negativa y no tiene ningún síntoma de COVID-19.
  • Si está expuesto a alguien en la escuela que da positivo en la prueba de COVID-19, puede continuar asistiendo a la escuela si:
    • Estás completamente vacunado.
    • Ambos individuos llevaban máscaras en el momento de la exposición.
    • Ha dado positivo por COVID-19 en los últimos 90 días.
    • Llevaba una máscara N95 o KN95 en el momento de la exposición.
  • O SI USTED:
    • Use una máscara en la escuela durante 10 días.
    • Use una máscara en la escuela durante 7 días y luego hágase la prueba. Si el resultado de la prueba es negativo el día 7, ya no es necesario que use una mascarilla.
  • Para mayor información por favor visite la página de Recomendaciones para las escuelas K-12 sobre el coronavirus del estado de Utah.

  • Pruebas
  • “Prueba para jugar” – No existen protocolos de “prueba para jugar” para las actividades extracurriculares.
  • “Prueba para permanecer” – De acuerdo con la ley estatal, se implementará la “prueba de estadía” si una escuela alcanza el umbral COVID-19 positivo establecido.
    • Las escuelas con 1,500 o más estudiantes tienen un 2% de sus estudiantes en las pruebas de COVID-19.
    • >Las escuelas con menos de 1,500 estudiantes tienen 30 estudiantes con resultados positivos para COVID-19.
    • Todos los estudiantes deben realizar una “prueba de estadía” si desean permanecer en la escuela, incluso aquellos que están completamente vacunados.
    • Se requerirá que todos los estudiantes que opten por no realizar la “prueba para quedarse” se queden en casa durante 10 días.
  • Sitio de prueba gratuito de COVID-19 – Elk Ridge Middle School, 3659 West, 9800 South, South Jordan, lunes y miércoles de 4 a 7 pm
  • Licencia de aislamiento de COVID-19 positiva: los empleados que dan positivo en la prueba de COVID-19 o son el cuidador principal de un niño que dio positivo en la prueba pueden acceder a la licencia de aislamiento de COVID-19. No es necesario que utilice la licencia personal para este propósito.

  • Voluntarios
  • Los voluntarios del salón de clases son bienvenidos a discreción de los maestros.
  • Continúan las excursiones, los eventos de la PTA y los viajes nocturnos.

Cafetería
No hay restricciones en la cafetería.


Academia de aprendizaje virtual de Jordania
El aprendizaje virtual en línea está disponible para todos los estudiantes de K-12 en el Distrito Escolar de Jordan. Los estudiantes pueden registrarse en una de las siguientes escuelas.

Masks Required in Schools Through End of School Year

Masks Required FlyerThe Utah Legislature passed House Bill 294 in March. Most people are familiar with the part of the bill that says the state can no longer require masks in most public places after April 10.

But the mask requirement stays in place for K-12 schools until June 15. Local officials, like a school board or county council, do NOT have the legal authority to end the mask requirement in schools before this date. Public health officials asked the Legislature (and the Legislature agreed) to keep a mask requirement in place for the following reasons:

  1. No vaccine is currently authorized for anyone younger than 16.
  2. Not every adult in the school setting has been vaccinated.
  3. Children can get sick from COVID and have long-term effects.
  4. Children can get COVID, not feel sick, and transmit the illness to people at home who aren’t vaccinated yet.

Schools are planning in-person proms, activities, and graduations, which can only happen if we continue to slow down the spread of COVID-19. Wearing masks is one of the easiest and best ways to prevent the spread of COVID-19. We should continue wearing masks until more people have a chance to get vaccinated, including children and teens. School districts should continue to work with their local health departments to ensure the health and safety of all of Utah’s school aged children.


Las mascarillas siguen siendo obligatorias en las escuelas hasta el final del año escolarLa Legislatura de Utah aprobó HB 294 en marzo. La mayoría de las personas están familiarizadas con la parte del proyecto de ley que dice que el estado ya no puede exigir el uso de mascarillas en la mayoría de los lugares públicos después del 10 de abril.

Pero el requisito del uso de mascarillas se mantiene en las escuelas K-12 hasta el 15 de junio. Los funcionarios locales, como la junta escolar o el consejo del condado, no tienen la autoridad legal para poner fin al requisito de mascarilla en las escuelas antes de esta fecha. Los funcionarios de salud pública pidieron a la Legislatura (y la Legislatura estuvo de acuerdo) que se mantuviera el requisito del uso de mascarillas por las siguientes razones:

  1. Actualmente no hay ninguna vacuna autorizada para los menores de 16 años.
  2. No todos los adultos del entorno escolar han sido vacunados.
  3. Los niños se pueden enfermar con COVID y tener efectos a largo plazo.
  4. Los niños pueden contraer COVID, no sentirse enfermos, y transmitir la enfermedad a personas en casa que aún no estén vacunadas.

Las escuelas están planificando bailes, actividades y graduaciones en persona, lo que sólo puede ocurrir si seguimos frenando la propagación del COVID-19. El uso de mascarillas es una de las formas más fáciles y mejores de prevenir la propagación del COVID-19. Deberíamos seguir usando mascarillas hasta que más personas tengan la oportunidad de vacunarse, incluidos los niños y los adolescentes. Los distritos escolares deben seguir trabajando con sus departamentos de salud locales para garantizar la salud y la seguridad de todos los niños en edad escolar de Utah.

New Process for Schools Going Virtual

In their meeting on Nov.24, the Board of Education voted on new protocols for moving schools temporarily from in-person to virtual learning. The Board has authorized the District administration to move a school to virtual learning when it meets one of the following thresholds two weekdays in a row (not over a weekend or a break):

  • Number of active student and staff cases reaches 15 or 1% of the in-person population at the school (whichever is higher).
  • Percentage of students and staff on quarantine reaches 10%.
  • Student absenteeism rate reaches 20%. (in-person)

The first day that a school reaches any of the thresholds listed above will be considered an “alert day.” The District administration will contact the school administration, ask clarifying questions, discuss any mitigating circumstances, and verify the data. A message will then be sent to staff and parents.

The day after an alert day, a follow-up message will be sent to indicate whether the school will be going virtual the next day. School circumstances will be taken into account before a final decision is made, but schools that reach the same threshold two weekdays in a row (not over a weekend or a break) should generally anticipate switching to virtual learning.

  • Additional Information:
  • The two weekday protocol is intended to provide notice that a school will potentially be moved to virtual learning.
  • Unique situations will be taken into account before final determinations are made regarding a school’s in-person or virtual status.
  • The timing for moving to virtual learning will depend on when the school meets the established thresholds. Final decisions will be made by the district administration after consulting with the school administration.
  • As per the County Health Department, active case numbers are reset to zero after a school has been on virtual learning for 14 calendar days.
  • Quarantine numbers include only students who have been quarantined by the health department through contact tracing at the school.
  • The student absenteeism rate is calculated based on students who are expected to be attending school in person.
  • In rare instances, in consultation with the school administration, a school may be switched to virtual learning based on circumstances not related to the three criteria listed above. Doing so would generally require an emergency meeting of the Board of Education.

Shorter Quarantines

The Utah Department of Health is shortening the recommended quarantine period from 14 days to 10 days after a person has been exposed to COVID-19.

Beginning today:

  • A quarantine will end after 10 days if no symptoms are reported.
  • A quarantined individual may return to school after seven days if they test negative on or after day seven and report no symptoms. This is only for an exposure that occurred outside of a household.

For additional information visit:

Mountain Ridge High School Moves to Online Learning

The Salt Lake County Health Department has identified 22 active cases of COVID-19 within Mountain Ridge High School.

After discussing the circumstances in an emergency Board meeting tonight, the Jordan School District Board of Education has determined that it is necessary for Mountain Ridge High School to move to online, virtual learning for two weeks beginning Thursday, October 1. To allow students and staff time to prepare for online learning, Wednesday, September 30, will be a teacher preparation day; there will be no virtual classes.

  • In general, students will not be allowed in the building beginning Wednesday, September 30.
  • Staff will be allowed in the building if needed to gather instructional materials.
  • All classes will be held virtually beginning Thursday, October 1.
  • In-person classes will resume on Tuesday, October 27, after fall break.
  • A grab and go lunch will be available from 11-12:00 pm.
  • JATC North and South enrolled students will still be able to participate in-person in their appropriate programs. JATC bussing will run as normal tomorrow with more details to come.

More details about Mountain Ridge High School moving to online, virtual learning for two weeks will be coming soon.

COVID-19 case counts at all schools and buildings in the District can be found on the Jordan COVID-19 Dashboard. The dashboard can be accessed at movingforward.jordandistrict.org

Thank you for your support, patience, and understanding.