Jordan District Students Kick Off Holidays by Giving Back

Student collecting money for charity.Every year during the holiday season, students throughout Jordan School District give back to their communities by raising money for charitable causes and families in need. They not only give money, but spend countless hours finding unique ways to fundraise in hopes of making the lives of others a little better.

Thank you to all the students and staff who are dedicated to this charitable work.

Here is a list of the 2022 charities for each high school this holiday season.

Riverton High School – Utah Children’s Justice Center

Herriman High School – Now I Can Foundation

Mountain Ridge High School – Hearts Knit Together

West Jordan High School – Tiny Tim’s Foundation for Kids

Copper Hills High School – Make-A-Wish Utah and other needs in their community

Bingham High School –  Angels Hands and Make-A-Wish Utah

Winter Weather Guidelines Reminder

Weather Safety Notice IconAs we head into the winter weather season, we’d like to remind everyone about District procedures and guidelines regarding snow closures or delays.

  • Schools in Jordan School District will remain open, if at all possible, on all scheduled school days, even in winter weather conditions.
  • Parents will only be notified if there is a delayed start or if school is closed or canceled. No notification means school is open.
  • School closure or delayed start information will always be posted no later than 6 a.m. on the Jordan School District website at, through social media and local news outlets.
  • Please know that parents may decide to keep children home due to adverse weather conditions. Schools understand and respect this decision and will work with families.

Full Emergency Communications & Snow Closure Guidelines can be found at

A medida que nos acercamos a la temporada de clima invernal, nos gustaría recordarles a todos los procedimientos y pautas del Distrito con respecto a los cierres o retrasos por nieve.

  • Las escuelas en el Distrito Escolar de Jordan permanecerán abiertas, si es posible, en todos los días escolares programados, incluso en condiciones climáticas invernales.
  • Los padres solo serán notificados si hay un comienzo retrasado o si la escuela está cerrada o cancelada. Ninguna notificación significa que la escuela está abierta.
  • La información sobre el cierre de la escuela o el inicio retrasado siempre se publicará a más tardar a las 6 a. m. en el sitio web del Distrito Escolar de Jordan en, a través de las redes sociales y los medios de comunicación locales.
  • Tenga en cuenta que los padres pueden decidir mantener a los niños en casa debido a condiciones climáticas adversas. Las escuelas entienden y respetan esta decisión y trabajarán con las familias.

Las pautas completas de comunicaciones de emergencia y cierre de nieve se pueden encontrar en

South Valley Students Experience Magic of Holidays at Festival of Trees

It was a morning of magical holiday moments and memories for South Valley students. They took a short field trip to experience the Festival of Trees, taking in all of the beautifully decorated, extravagant trees, stunning wreaths, hand-crafted gingerbread houses, and much more.

Each donated tree tells a touching story and the students were able to learn about those stories as well.

The 2022 Festival of Trees is taking place at the Mountain America Exposition Center and runs through December 3.

Important Student Safety Podcasts & Video

Superintendent with safety expertsIn our ongoing efforts to keep parents informed about protocols in place for the safety of students in our schools, we produced several special episodes of Superintendent Godfrey’s weekly podcast, “The Supercast.”

One episode explains important aspects of Reunification, which is a process used by all schools in the event of a crisis in or outside the building. Reunification plays a crucial role in helping us get students safely back home to loved ones in an emergency situation. You can also watch a parent reunification video.

Another episode focuses on continuing efforts to enhance safety and security in our schools and buildings.

We invite you to listen to the episodes and view the video using the links below:

En nuestros esfuerzos continuos para mantener a los padres informados sobre los protocolos vigentes para la seguridad de los estudiantes en nuestras escuelas, producimos varios episodios especiales del podcast semanal del superintendente Godfrey, “The Supercast”.

Un episodio explica aspectos importantes de Reunificación, que es un proceso utilizado por todas las escuelas en caso de una crisis dentro o fuera del edificio. Reunificación juega un papel crucial para ayudarnos a que los estudiantes regresen seguros a casa con sus seres queridos en una situación de emergencia. También puede ver un video de reunificación de padres.

Otro episodio se enfoca en los esfuerzos continuos para mejorar la seguridad en nuestras escuelas y edificios.

Te invitamos a escuchar los episodios y ver el video usando el siguiente enlace:

Jordan Education Foundation Supporting Students and Teachers in the Classroom with Significant Grants

Picture of JEF classroom grant awardThe Jordan Education Foundation is once again rallying behind students and teachers in the classroom. The Foundation is traveling from school to school awarding a record number of classroom grants this year. A total of $512,199.00 was awarded to teachers, funding 931 projects in 67 schools, all thanks to the generosity of donors throughout the community.

The grants will be used to purchase STEM supplies, language immersion libraries, guided reading books, Chromebooks, flexible seating options, applied science materials, math manipulatives, listening centers, sensory items and software, along with other valuable classroom tools and equipment.

A special thanks to Wasatch Capital, The Ashton Foundation, Z104 Tools for Schools, BGIS, Rocky Mountain Power, Discover, Bud Mahas, Midgley-Huber, VLCM, WCF, Jordan Credit Union, Hogan Construction, Olsen & Peterson, and all of the JEF Annual Links to Schools Golf Classic Sponsors which support the Classroom Grant program.

We are proud of the partnerships and commitment on the part of so many people to make supporting students and teachers a priority in Jordan School District.