School Dismissal Update Friday, April 3, 2020

Dear Parents,

  • Several changes to school breakfast and lunch services will take effect after Spring Break. Please note the following:
    • School breakfast and lunch will not be served in Jordan School District during Spring Break (April 6-10).
    • Breakfast will no longer be served in the morning. Instead, a grab-and-go breakfast for the next day will be provided with lunch.
    • Starting on Monday, April 13, Lunch (with a to-go breakfast for the next day) will be served every day from 11:00 a.m. to noon at the locations listed below.
    • Breakfast and lunch are free to all children age 18 and younger.
    • Please maintain social distancing by staying in your vehicle for curbside service. If you are walking to the school, please stay at least six feet apart as you line up. Please do not come for a meal if you are sick.
    • We will add 5 NEW LOCATIONS for lunch and breakfast service together at 11:00 beginning April 13:
      • Bastian Elementary
      • Blackridge Elementary
      • Hayden Peak Elementary
      • Golden Fields Elementary
      • Monte Vista Elementary
    • The following sites will continue to offer lunch and breakfast service together at 11:00 beginning April 13:
      • Bluffdale Elementary
      • Columbia Elementary
      • Copper Canyon Elementary
      • Eastlake Elementary
      • Foothills Elementary
      • Heartland Elementary
      • Majestic Elementary
      • Oquirrh Elementary
      • Riverside Elementary
      • South Jordan Elementary
      • Southland Elementary
      • Terra Linda Elementary
      • Westvale Elementary
  • Teachers will not be available over Spring Break (except Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday at year-round schools).
  • The Student and Parent Technical Support Hotline (801-567-8999) will not be available during Spring Break (April 6-10). Access will resume on Monday, April 13 from 8:00-4:00.
  • Beginning Monday, April 13, students and parents will need an appointment to access schools.
  • Schools can be reached by calling the main number from 8:00-1:00 or by emailing a member of the staff. Please see the school’s website for more information.
  • We understand that grades can be a concern during school dismissal. If you have concerns that digital learning has negatively impacted your child’s grades during school dismissal, please contact the teacher directly. You can also contact your child’s counselor or principal for help.

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  • Varios cambios a los servicios de desayuno y almuerzo escolar entrarán en vigencia después de las vacaciones de primavera. Tenga en cuenta lo siguiente:
    • El desayuno y el almuerzo escolar no se servirán en el Distrito Escolar de Jordan durante las vacaciones de primavera (6-10 de abril).
    • El desayuno ya no se servirá por la mañana. En cambio, se proporcionará un desayuno para llevar para el día siguiente con el almuerzo.
    • A partir del lunes 13 de abril, el almuerzo (con un desayuno para llevar para el día siguiente) se servirá todos los días de 11:00 a.m. a mediodía en los lugares que se enumeran a continuación.
    • El desayuno y el almuerzo son gratuitos para todos los niños menores de 18 años.
    • Mantenga el distanciamiento social al permanecer en su vehículo para el servicio en la acera. Si va caminando a la escuela, manténgase al menos a seis pies de distancia mientras hace fila. Por favor, no venga a comer si está enfermo.
    • Agregaremos 5 NUEVAS UBICACIONES para el servicio de almuerzo y desayuno a las 11:00 a partir del 13 de abril:
      • Bastian Elementary
      • Blackridge Elementary
      • Hayden Peak Elementary
      • Golden Fields Elementary
      • Monte Vista Elementary
    • Los siguientes sitios continuarán ofreciendo servicio de almuerzo y desayuno juntos a las 11:00 a partir del 13 de abril:
      • Bluffdale Elementary
      • Columbia Elementary
      • Copper Canyon Elementary
      • Eastlake Elementary
      • Foothills Elementary
      • Heartland Elementary
      • Majestic Elementary
      • Oquirrh Elementary
      • Riverside Elementary
      • South Jordan Elementary
      • Southland Elementary
      • Terra Linda Elementary
      • Westvale Elementary
  • Los maestros no estarán disponibles durante las vacaciones de primavera (excepto los lunes, martes y miércoles en las escuelas de todo el año).
  • La línea directa de asistencia técnica para estudiantes y padres (801-567-8999) no estará disponible durante las vacaciones de primavera (6-10 de abril). El acceso se reanudará el lunes 13 de abril de 8:00 a 4:00.
  • A partir del lunes 13 de abril, los estudiantes y los padres necesitarán una cita para acceder a las escuelas.
  • Se puede llegar a las escuelas llamando al número principal de 8: 00-1: 00 o enviando un correo electrónico a un miembro del personal. Consulte el sitio web de la escuela para obtener más información.
  • Entendemos que las calificaciones pueden ser una preocupación durante el despido escolar. Si le preocupa que el aprendizaje digital haya afectado negativamente las calificaciones de su hijo durante el horario escolar, comuníquese directamente con el maestro. También puede comunicarse con el consejero o director de su hijo para obtener ayuda.

Thank You Chick-Fil-A for Lifting Spirits, Providing Thousands of Free Sandwiches

This week Jordan School District employees and their families have enjoyed a special treat thanks to the kindness and generosity of our community partner, Chick-Fil-A. Over the course of four days, the restaurant provided 9,550 complimentary Chick-Fil-A sandwiches, which were served to employees as they drove up to a number of our schools. Some schools made it a lot of fun by playing music and having staff hold signs saying thank you, we miss you and we’re all in this together!

Thank you, Chick-Fil-A for your true generosity. And, thanks for supporting Jordan School District employees and their families, bringing smiles and a bit of sunshine into the lives of so many doing all they can to support students and education during these difficult times.

Read a Book with Your Family on International Children’s Book Day

It’s time to celebrate the books you love in your family. Today, on or around Hans Christian Andersen’s birthday, is known around the world as International Children’s Book Day (ICBD). It is a day to celebrate and inspire a love of reading and to call attention to children’s books.

That is exactly what some students in the Teacher Education Program at JATC South are doing during the school dismissal. They are getting creative and finding ways to keep in touch with their practicum students in some Jordan District elementary schools. The Teacher Education students are reading to children currently out of the classroom via home videos they are making.

We are proud of our Teacher Education students finding ways to stay connected and keep children reading during school dismissal.

We invite you to enjoy the videos and share them with your children.

Lunch Ladies and Cafeteria Staff Bringing Big Smiles to Students

parent with thank you signPlease join us in saying thanks to our dedicated lunch ladies and all cafeteria workers who are having a real impact on young lives right now. Every day they are serving up nearly 6,000 grab-and-go breakfast and lunches, bringing big smiles to students who look forward to the meals each and every day.

At Southland Elementary School, a parent recently drove up with a big sign thanking the lunch staff and sending them lots of love. Another parent says the breakfast and lunch workers are kind, efficient and just plain awesome! She says “their kind faces make my kids happy.”

Thank you to our lunch ladies and everyone else working hard to make sure students don’t go hungry during school dismissal and for serving up smiles along the way.

Mountain Shadows Elementary School Video Message to Students

They are missing students in a big way, every day. So, teachers and staff at Mountain Shadows Elementary School decided to send students a video message of love and support, telling them to shine bright and keep up the great job learning.

Here is the uplifting message.