Fun Fact Friday: School Guidance Counselors Are a Great Resource for Students and Parents

Jordan School District Counselors play an important role in our schools, offering guidance to students in a wide variety of ways. These dedicated professionals are also available to provide parents with resources to help guide their children in academics along with student mental and social wellbeing in and outside of school.

Right now 80 counselors work hard every day in schools throughout the District, additional counselors will be hired this year. Each counselor is required to have a master’s degree in school counseling which is focused on mental health and academic advising. Counselors care about students and want to be advocates for them.

We encourage parents and guardians to schedule an appointment and get to know their student’s counselor. Together counselors and parents can help develop plans and strategies for students to succeed long after they leave Jordan School District.

To learn more about the work of school guidance counselors – WATCH THIS VIDEO.

Students Celebrate Kindness Week with Colorful Confetti

Confetti pouring down on studentsStudents, teachers and staff at Foothills Elementary School kicked off Kindness Week in a unique way. The theme for the week is “Throw Kindness Around Like Confetti,” and that is exactly what they did at the opening assembly. After some singing and dancing about the importance of being kind, confetti cannons sprayed colorful confetti throughout the entire gym, covering everyone from head to foot.

Members of the Fort Herriman Middle School ‘Choose Kind Club’ also talked to the students about why it is important to be kind.

Weather Advisory

Weather Safety Notice IconDue to weather and road conditions, many buses are running late this morning as they take extra time to transport students safely to school.

Schools will exercise patience and understanding for students who arrive late.

We urge caution on all roadways and sidewalks. Please give yourself extra time for safe travel.

Also, be aware of slippery conditions while walking on school grounds, in parking lots, sidewalks and other walkways around our schools.

The safety of students, teachers and staff, as well as members of the community, is very important to us.

Full Emergency Communications & Snow Closure Guidelines can be found at

KSL Gives Columbia Elementary School Literacy Assistant a ‘High Five’

Literacy Assistant Amanda Velarde giving students a high five.Columbia Elementary School Literacy Assistant Amanda Velarde was recently recognized as an outstanding educator by KSL-TV’s ‘High Five’ team. Ms. Amanda, as she is called around the school, is known for her dedication in helping students become strong, proficient readers. She says she does it because when students grasp what they are learning, it brightens her life.

Thank you, Ms. Amanda, for your selfless dedications to the students at Columbia Elementary. This award is well deserved.

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A Drone Tour Inside the New Mountain Ridge High School in Herriman

Construction crews are hard at work on the new Mountain Ridge High School in Herriman. Outside, there is still plenty of work to do on the playing fields as crews wait for drier weather. Inside, classrooms are quickly taking shape along with the gymnasium. Soon, equipment will be arriving for the kitchen and cafeteria.

Here is a unique look from high above inside and outside Mountain Ridge High thanks to drone pilot Aaron Baker.