Supercast Episode 53: Understanding COVID-19 Contact Tracing in Our Schools

Students pose next to a masked "Swoop" mascotWhat is contact tracing and how does it work when someone tests positive for COVID-19 in our schools? On this episode of the Supercast, we talk with Salt Lake County Health Department Epidemiologist Annie George who explains the process of contact tracing and how parents can track COVID-19 cases daily by using a COVID-19 data dashboard established by Salt Lake County Health.

Supercast Episode 52: Health Class Lesson Helps to Save a Life in the Lunchroom

Students with the Superintendent watching video of the Heroic MomentIt was a day in the cafeteria at West Jordan Middle School that some students will never forget. On this episode of the Supercast, hear how a 9th grade student sprang into action, using a technique he learned in health class, to save the life of his best friend who was choking. It is a story of heroism and a health teacher’s life-saving lessons.

Supercast Episode 51: An Up-Close Look Inside Classrooms and an Historic Touchdown on the Football Field

Football players on the fieldOn this episode of the Supercast, we take you inside some classrooms with Rich Saunders, Interim Executive Director of the Utah Department of Health. Mr. Saunders stopped by to see first-hand how teachers and students are doing and learning during the pandemic.

But first, Superintendent Anthony Godfrey heads out to the Herriman High football field to meet the young man behind a history making touchdown.

Supercast Episode 50: The Masked Singers of Mountain Ridge High

Kelly DeHaan leads the Mountain Ridge MadrigalsAfter nearly six months of silence, there is once again music filtering out into the halls of Mountain Ridge High School. In this episode of the Supercast, Superintendent Anthony Godfrey stops by music teacher Kelly DeHaan’s classroom where he visits with students who are making beautiful music again as part of the Mountain Ridge Madrigals. They are singing wearing masks, doing all they can to be Sentinel Strong and stay in school.

Supercast Episode 49: Let the Learning Begin – Principals Talk About Being Back

A "Welcome Back!" sign As our schools prepare to welcome students back, principals are excited to see the new school year begin after having buildings empty for nearly six months. In this episode of the Supercast, Superintendent Anthony Godfrey talks to some principals about their hopes for a safe and successful school year despite changes brought on by the pandemic.