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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Emergency Board Meeting School Update

The Board of Education met in an emergency meeting and decided to transition nine middle schools and five high schools to virtual learning starting on Monday, November 16. School resumes in-person Monday, November 30. You will receive detailed information from your individual school.

The following middle schools do not have school Thursday, November 12 and will be on a regular virtual schedule on Friday, November 13. They begin virtual learning on Monday, November 16 and will resume in-person classes on Monday, November 30.

Lunch will be provided every school day curbside from 11 a.m – 12 noon.

  • Copper Mountain Middle
  • Elk Ridge Middle
  • Fort Herriman Middle
  • Hidden Valley Middle
  • Mountain Creek Middle
  • South Jordan Middle
  • Sunset Ridge Middle
  • West Hills Middle
  • West Jordan Middle

Mountain Ridge High School will transition to virtual learning on Thursday, November 12. In-person classes will resume Monday, November 30. Lunch will be provided every school day curbside from 11 a.m – 12 noon.

The following high schools will transition to virtual learning on Monday, November 16. In-person classes will resume Monday, November 30. Lunch will be provided every school day curbside from 11 a.m – 12 noon.

  • Herriman High School
  • Riverton High School
  • West Jordan High School

Bingham High School will not have school Monday, November 16. They will begin virtual learning on Tuesday, November 17. In-person classes will resume November 30. Lunch will be provided every school day curbside from 11 a.m – 12 noon.


Grab and Go Meal Service Information

Beginning Thursday, November 12, 2020 grab and go lunch and breakfast for the next morning will be served from a designated outside door (Monday-Friday) 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the following locations:

  • Elk Ridge Middle
  • Mt. Creek Middle
  • Hidden Valley Middle
  • South Jordan Middle
  • Sunset Ridge Middle
  • West Hills Middle
  • West Jordan Middle
  • Herriman High
  • Mt. Ridge High

Beginning Thursday, November 12, 2020 grab and go lunch will be served from a designated outside door (Monday-Friday) 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the following locations:

  • Ft. Herriman Middle
  • Copper Mt. Middle

Beginning Monday, November 16, 2020 grab and go lunch and breakfast for the next morning will be served from a designated outside door (Monday-Friday) 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the following locations:

  • Riverton High
  • Bingham High
  • West Jordan High

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