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

Supercast Episode 48: Let the Learning Begin – Teachers Talk about Being Back

Superintendent and teachers in the classroomThe 2020-21 school year is about to begin and it will be the first time back in our buildings in almost six months for students, teachers and some district staff.

On this episode of the Supercast, Superintendent Anthony Godfrey visits several classrooms and talks to teachers who say they are ready to let the learning begin, even though the learning may look and feel a little different this year.


Welcome Back, Moving Forward – School Starts Next Week

Bus with sign on sideIt is back to in-person and/or online learning for students in Jordan School District next week. We are very excited to have everyone back and engaged in learning again!

Here is a list of start dates for elementary and secondary students:

  • Traditional Schools
    • Grades 10-12: Monday, Aug. 24
    • 7th Grade: Monday, Aug. 24 (Orientation)
    • Grades 1-6: Tuesday, Aug. 25
    • Grades 8-9: Tuesday, Aug. 25
    • Kindergarten: Wednesday, Sept. 2
  • Year-Round Elementary Schools
    • Tracks A, B Grades 1-6: Monday, Aug. 24
    • Tracks A, B Kindergarten: Tuesday, Sept. 1
    • Track C Grades 1-6: Thursday, Sept. 17
    • Track C Kindergarten: Monday, Sept. 28
    • Track D Grades 1-6: Thursday, Aug. 27
    • Track D Kindergarten: Tuesday, Sept. 8

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 movingforward@jordandistrict.org. 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 movingforward@jordandistrict.org.

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 movingforward@jordandistrict.org. 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 movingforward@jordandistrict.org.

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.