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.

In addition, the Salt Lake County Health Department has revised the free rapid COVID-19 testing times at the Maverik Center, 2051 West 3100 South in West Valley City. Register for a test at the following link:

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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.

West Jordan High School Moves to Online Learning

The Salt Lake County Health Department has identified 26 active cases of COVID-19 within West Jordan 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 West Jordan 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 West Jordan High School moving to online, virtual learning for two weeks will be coming soon as well as information on how to check out a Chromebook.  

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

Jordan COVID-19 Data Dashboard

Website screenUnder the direction of the Jordan Board of Education, Jordan School District is launching a COVID-19 Data Dashboard. This dashboard will update parents and employees on current COVID-19 case counts so they can make the very best decisions for students, families and themselves.

When you access the Jordan COVID-19 Data Dashboard, you can:

  • Choose the school level, feeder system or office building by using the pull-down menu on the top right-hand side of the screen.
  • Find the number of current active cases and the number of active quarantines in your school or building.
  • See the approximate number of individuals in each building.

Case counts change frequently. The dashboard will be updated daily, Monday through Friday, by 1 p.m. on school days.

The dashboard can be found at movingforward.jordandistrict.org

To better understand the Jordan COVID-19 Data Dashboard, we invite you to listen to the following episode of our Supercast podcast: