Fort Herriman Middle Science Department Team Top in State

Picture of Science TeamCongratulations to the Fort Herriman Middle School Science Department team, which was recently recognized as the Utah Science Teacher Association’s (UtSTA) 2021 Middle School Department of the Year. The award was presented at UtSTA’s annual conference in Provo over the weekend.

Members of the Fort Herriman Middle Science Department have been together for several years and were recognized, in part, for how well they work together as a team, and for being pioneers in creating meaningful PLC’s, developing an inquiry-based curriculum focused on phenomena, 3D science, and the 5 E’s.

Colleagues say the team never stops trying to improve their curriculum and they work tirelessly each year to make it better, always pushing the boundaries to find the most engaging ways to teach science to students.

Thank you for making a difference in education! Keep up the great work, Fort Herriman Middle Science team.

The Fall Family Fair Helped Build Community Connections

Crowds at the Jordan Fall Family FairMore than 2000 Jordan School District families and community members gathered last week at JATC South for the Fall Family Fair. The fair was a chance for the District and community partners to connect students and their parents with resources they might not otherwise have found.

The fair featured 35 different departments in Jordan School District. Nurses provided health screenings, while math, literacy, gifted and talented, STEM, and digital learning teacher specialists oversaw academic activities and shared helpful learning strategies. In addition, Jordan District Health and Wellness Team and Health Services shared their knowledge and provided community resources for families. Other partners included the Salt Lake County Library, gang prevention specialists, and community outreach groups.

This year’s Fall Family Fair was a huge success thanks to all the hard work for Jordan School District employees and community partners. We also want to recognize the hard work put in by the Language & Cultures Services Department for organizing this excellent resource for everyone in our community.

Thanks to everyone who participated in this great event!

An Evening of Recognition for JSD Retirees

It was a special night as the Jordan School District Board of Education recognized and honored district retirees. The Board sponsored a special dinner featuring a performance by the Mountain Ridge High School Jazz Choir directed by Kelly Dehaan. We wish everyone who attended the very best in the next chapter of their lives.

Congratulations and thank you to our retirees for their many years of service! Your hard work serving students throughout Jordan School District has made a lasting impression on young lives.

Best of luck in your retirement.

COVID-19 Information Update

Below is an updated and more detailed summary of COVID-19 protocols Jordan School District plans to follow as we begin the 2021-22 school year. We hope this will help parents make decisions and plans that are best for their individual families. For the most up-to-date information, please visit

Face Masks
Face masks are not required in Jordan School District schools or offices. Individual choices regarding masks should be respected. State and County Health Department recommendations regarding masks can be found at the following link:

We encourage families to study the recommendations and choose what they believe is best.

COVID-19 Vaccination
Students and employees in Jordan School District are not required to be vaccinated. Individual choices regarding vaccinations should be respected. State and County Health Department recommendations regarding vaccinations can be found at the following link:

We encourage families to study the recommendations and choose what they believe is best.

Jordan School District will be providing a dashboard that provides enrollment, number of cases and percentage information on our COVID-19 Dashboard page.  It will be available during the first week of school, starting Aug. 16, 2021.

Isolation for Those Who Test Positive
Students and employees who test positive for COVID-19 will be required to isolate for 10 days from the first symptoms. If you did not have symptoms, you should isolate for 10 days from the day you were tested.

Anyone who tests positive for COVID-19 will not be permitted at school or any school activities during their isolation period.

Quarantine After Exposure
Quarantine decisions for students and employees who may have been in close contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19 will be made with the county health department.

  • Quarantine at home if you are exposed to COVID-19 and are not fully vaccinated.  We consider anyone who was within 6 feet of someone who has COVID-19 for at least 15 minutes, to be exposed.
  • Under the standard quarantine protocol, you can end quarantine:
    • On day 10 without testing. You can end quarantine 10 days after the last time you had close contact with the person who tested positive if you don’t have symptoms of COVID-19.
    • On day 7 with a negative test result. You must wait at least 7 days after your exposure to be tested. You can end quarantine if your test is negative and you do not have any symptoms of COVID-19.
  • If you are exposed to someone at school who tests positive for COVID-19, you can continue to come to school if:
    • You are fully vaccinated.
    • Both individuals were wearing masks at the time of exposure.
    • You have tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 90 days.
    • You were wearing a N95 or KN95 mask at the time of exposure.
  • OR IF YOU:
    • Wear a mask at school for 10 days.
    • Wear a mask at school for 7 days and then get tested. If you test negative on day 7 you don’t have to wear a mask anymore.
  • For more information, please visit the State of Utah Coronavirus K-12 School Recommendations page.

  • Testing
  • “Test-to-Play” – There are no “test-to-play” protocols in place for extracurricular activities.
  • “Test-to-Stay” – According to state law, “test-to-stay” will be implemented if a school reaches the established positive COVID-19 threshold.
    • Schools with 1,500 or more students have 2% of their students test positive for COVID-19.
    • Schools with fewer than 1,500 students have 30 students test positive for COVID-19.
    • All students must “test-to-stay” if they wish to remain at school, even those who are fully vaccinated.
    • All students who chose not to “test-to-stay” will be required to stay home for 10 days.
  • Free COVID-19 Testing Site – At Elk Ridge Middle School, 3659 West, 9800 South, South Jordan, Monday and Wednesday 4 – 7 p.m.
  • Positive COVID-19 Isolation Leave – Employees who test positive for COVID-19 or are the primary caregiver to a child who has tested positive can access COVID-19 Isolation Leave. You do not have to use personal leave for this purpose.

  • Volunteers
  • Classroom volunteers are welcome at the discretion of teachers.
  • Field trips, PTA events, and overnight travel continue.

There are no restrictions in the cafeteria.

Jordan Virtual Learning Academy

Virtual, online learning is available for all K-12 students in Jordan School District. Students can register at one of the following schools.

Actualización de información de COVID-19

A continuación se muestra un resumen actualizado y más detallado de los protocolos COVID-19 que el Distrito Escolar de Jordan planea seguir al comenzar el año escolar 2021-22. Esperamos que esto ayude a los padres a tomar decisiones y planes que sean mejores para sus familias individuales. Para obtener la información más actualizada, visite

Máscaras faciales
No se requieren máscaras faciales en las escuelas u oficinas del Distrito Escolar de Jordan. Deben respetarse las elecciones individuales con respecto a las máscaras. Las recomendaciones del Departamento de Salud del Estado y del Condado con respecto a las mascarillas se pueden encontrar en el siguiente enlace:

Alentamos a las familias a estudiar las recomendaciones y elegir lo que creen que es mejor.

Vacunación COVID-19
No se requiere que los estudiantes y empleados del Distrito Escolar de Jordan estén vacunados. Deben respetarse las elecciones individuales con respecto a las vacunas. Las recomendaciones del Departamento de Salud del Estado y del Condado con respecto a las vacunas se pueden encontrar en el siguiente enlace:

Alentamos a las familias a estudiar las recomendaciones y elegir lo que creen que es mejor.

El Distrito Escolar de Jordan proporcionará un panel que proporciona información sobre la inscripción, el número de casos y el porcentaje en nuestra página del Panel. Estará disponible durante la primera semana de clases, a partir del 16 de agosto de 2021.

Aislamiento para quienes dan positivo en la prueba
Los estudiantes y empleados que den positivo por COVID-19 deberán aislarse durante 10 días desde los primeros síntomas. Si no tuvo síntomas, debe aislarlo durante 10 días a partir del día en que le hicieron la prueba.

Cualquier persona que dé positivo en la prueba de COVID-19 no podrá asistir a la escuela ni a ninguna actividad escolar durante su período de aislamiento.

Cuarentena después de la exposición
Las decisiones de cuarentena para los estudiantes y empleados que puedan haber estado en contacto cercano con alguien que dio positivo por COVID-19 se tomarán con el departamento de salud del condado.

  • Ponga en cuarentena en casa si está expuesto al COVID-19 y no está completamente vacunado. Consideramos que cualquier persona que estuvo a menos de 6 pies de alguien que tiene COVID-19 durante al menos 15 minutos está expuesta.
  • Según el protocolo de cuarentena estándar, puede finalizar la cuarentena:
    • El día 10 sin pruebas. Puede finalizar la cuarentena 10 días después de la última vez que tuvo contacto cercano con la persona que dio positivo si no tiene síntomas de COVID-19.
    • El día 7 con resultado de prueba negativo. Debe esperar al menos 7 días después de su exposición para hacerse la prueba. Puede finalizar la cuarentena si su prueba es negativa y no tiene ningún síntoma de COVID-19.
  • Si está expuesto a alguien en la escuela que da positivo en la prueba de COVID-19, puede continuar asistiendo a la escuela si:
    • Estás completamente vacunado.
    • Ambos individuos llevaban máscaras en el momento de la exposición.
    • Ha dado positivo por COVID-19 en los últimos 90 días.
    • Llevaba una máscara N95 o KN95 en el momento de la exposición.
    • Use una máscara en la escuela durante 10 días.
    • Use una máscara en la escuela durante 7 días y luego hágase la prueba. Si el resultado de la prueba es negativo el día 7, ya no es necesario que use una mascarilla.
  • Para mayor información por favor visite la página de Recomendaciones para las escuelas K-12 sobre el coronavirus del estado de Utah.

  • Pruebas
  • “Prueba para jugar” – No existen protocolos de “prueba para jugar” para las actividades extracurriculares.
  • “Prueba para permanecer” – De acuerdo con la ley estatal, se implementará la “prueba de estadía” si una escuela alcanza el umbral COVID-19 positivo establecido.
    • Las escuelas con 1,500 o más estudiantes tienen un 2% de sus estudiantes en las pruebas de COVID-19.
    • >Las escuelas con menos de 1,500 estudiantes tienen 30 estudiantes con resultados positivos para COVID-19.
    • Todos los estudiantes deben realizar una “prueba de estadía” si desean permanecer en la escuela, incluso aquellos que están completamente vacunados.
    • Se requerirá que todos los estudiantes que opten por no realizar la “prueba para quedarse” se queden en casa durante 10 días.
  • Sitio de prueba gratuito de COVID-19 – Elk Ridge Middle School, 3659 West, 9800 South, South Jordan, lunes y miércoles de 4 a 7 pm
  • Licencia de aislamiento de COVID-19 positiva: los empleados que dan positivo en la prueba de COVID-19 o son el cuidador principal de un niño que dio positivo en la prueba pueden acceder a la licencia de aislamiento de COVID-19. No es necesario que utilice la licencia personal para este propósito.

  • Voluntarios
  • Los voluntarios del salón de clases son bienvenidos a discreción de los maestros.
  • Continúan las excursiones, los eventos de la PTA y los viajes nocturnos.

No hay restricciones en la cafetería.

Academia de aprendizaje virtual de Jordania
El aprendizaje virtual en línea está disponible para todos los estudiantes de K-12 en el Distrito Escolar de Jordan. Los estudiantes pueden registrarse en una de las siguientes escuelas.

Celebrating the 2021 Jordan Education Foundation Educators of the Year!

Every year the Jordan Education Foundation celebrates “Outstanding Educators of the Year” with surprise visits to schools and classrooms. This year, recipients were recognized and honored in every single school in Jordan School District.

Enjoy this video featuring some of the winners and join us in congratulating the 2021 Outstanding Educators of the Year!