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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Update on New Elementary School in Daybreak Village 8

Construction on the soon to be named Daybreak Village 8 elementary is on schedule for the school to open for the 2021-22 school year. The exterior walls are up with 80% of the roof work completed. Inside, the walls have been built for the 30 plus classrooms with drywall hanging starting this week. Construction crews are now working to seal the building for winter. The school’s name and principal will be announced later this winter, with the school colors and a mascot to be picked after the school is open with help from the student body.

Thank you to drone pilot Aaron Baker for this fantastic video.

Local Company Giving Back and Supporting Students During Pandemic

Face Masks They are a successful, local company always looking for ways to give back to the community. Now, Walker Edison is supporting students, teachers and staff in classrooms throughout Jordan School District during the pandemic by providing 50,000 reusable face masks. Walker Edison, a furniture company based in West Jordan, made the generous mask donation to the Jordan Education Foundation. The masks were then shipped to the district warehouse where they will be distributed to schools.

About 45,000 of the high-quality masks are kid-sized and the remaining 5,000 are adult-sized.

A spokesperson for Walker Edison says the company’s CEO, Brad Bonham is passionate about supporting children in the community and they list “We Give” as Walker Edison’s number one core value.

Thank you, Walker Edison, for your kindness and generosity in caring about kids and education.

2021-22 Open Enrollment Information

The school choice open enrollment (permit) window for the 2021-22 school year will open on Dec. 1, 2020.  Students currently attending on a school choice permit will NOT need to reapply for a permit if they are remaining at the same school for the 2021-22 school year. Students who desire to move schools or any student currently on the waitlist without a permit must reapply to be considered for a 2021-22 permit.

The 2021-22 school choice application will be available beginning Dec. 1, 2020 at

To view the school choice permit procedures, please go to

Students in Chinese Dual Language Immersion Class Sing Song of Thanks

They love learning, their teachers and staff at Eastlake Elementary School and wanted to do something to express their appreciation this Thanksgiving. So, students in Xin Luo’s 3rd grade Chinese Dual Language Immersion class practiced and performed a song to share with everyone. They are singing about gratitude; how grateful they are for being able to come to school and giving thanks to teachers and staff.

As you reflect on your own blessings this Thanksgiving, enjoy a special song of thanks from students at Eastlake Elementary School.