The Human Resource Department is contacting valued licensed employees with important information regarding upcoming events and opportunities.
Teachers and other educators whose license will expire on June 30, 2019, are encouraged to begin the license renewal process IMMEDIATELY by going to the USBE website. Personal letters regarding license renewal information have already been sent out. Keep in mind that there is no cost to the employee associated with the background check.
EARLY NOTIFICATION (Resignation/Retirement)
Employees resigning/retiring at the end of the current contract year that give official early notification of resignation/retirement, will be eligible for a tiered incentive. To qualify, notification must be submitted online on or before the following dates:
- December 15, 2018 $500.00
- January 15, 2019 $300.00
- February 15, 2019 $200.00
The incentive will be paid on the last regular paycheck. Notifications of resignation/retirement received after the dates listed above will not qualify for an incentive. The official District resignation/retirement notification form is found in Skyward Employee Access under Task Processes. Please see District policy DP318 for more detailed information regarding resignations. If you do not know your Skyward username or password please contact the Help Desk at 801.567.8737.
TEACHER TRANSFER FAIRS
The dates of the Teacher Transfer Fairs below are for current Jordan School District teachers seeking a new teaching opportunity! Please have copies of your resume available to distribute. Your JSD ID badge is required. Come explore your options!
- Elementary & Secondary | January 14, 2019 | West Jordan High (gym), 8136 S. 2700 W., West Jordan | 12 - 6 p.m.
- Elementary Only | February 20, 2019 | Fort Herriman Middle (gym), 14058 S. Mirabella Drive, Herriman | 4:30 - 6:30 p.m.
- Secondary Only | February 21, 2019 | Copper Hills High (Tech Atrium), 5445 W. New Bingham Hwy, West Jordan | 4 - 6 p.m.
- Elementary & Secondary | March 28, 2019 Riverton High (gym), 12476 S. Silverwolf Way, Riverton | 4:30-6 p.m.
TEACHER HIRING & TRANSFER TIMELINE Schools who have “hard to fill” openings for 2019-20 or “known vacancies” for either the 2018-19 or 2019-20, may advertise those positions on workatjordan.org effective immediately. These positions will be posted for a minimum of five working days before hiring. Current JSD employees are encouraged to apply for positions which you qualify.
- “Hard to fill openings” consist of positions for the 2019-20 year that are on the District’s Critical Need Priority List (based on the USBE Index of Criticality). “Hard to fill” positions include Math, Special Education, Psychologists, SLP’s, DLI, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Earth Systems, Integrated Science, Agriculture, Computer Programming, Health Science, Auto & Diesel Technology, Title 1, Engineering, and Business.
- “Known vacancies” are classified or licensed positions that a school must fill regardless of enrollment or FTE allocation. Examples of a “known vacancy” include Media Specialist, CTE Coordinator, Athletic Director, Band Director, Head Coach/Advisor, Head Custodian, etc.
Join the Jordan Education Foundation in helping to provide Christmas for deserving secondary students in Jordan School District through the annual Christmas for Kids event.
Students in need are carefully selected by school counselors, administrators and JSD Education Support staff to receive a free shopping spree at Gordmans. The students get to choose necessities like coats, boots, shoes, clothing, socks and other needs.
If you would like to donate or volunteer as a chaperone, please visit the Christmas for Kids website.
AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon all offer discounts to Jordan School District employees. Please check out the latest deal flyers below.
Due to the District Office closing for Winter Recess and not returning until Jan. 2, 2019, the Payroll Department is making the following recommendations:
- The last day to add, close or change direct deposit accounts will be Friday, Dec. 7. Please let Payroll know immediately if you close your account after this date.
- Paychecks are available for viewing in Employee Access on Tuesday, Dec. 18. Please review your pay check and call Payroll immediately with any questions or concerns. (801) 567-8154.
- Payday is on Dec. 20th.
The Payroll Department will resume work on Jan. 2, 2019 and will be available if you have any questions.
Thank you for your efforts in assisting Payroll.
Please be aware that you can opt out of receiving a printed District W-2 form. Instead, an electronic copy will be provided.
Jersey Mike’s Subs is holding a fundraiser to help support the Jordan Education Foundation’s Christmas for Kids. Visit the restaurant on Wednesday, Nov. 28, and get a free regular sub with a minimum $4.00 donation to the Jordan Education Foundation.
Cyclebar is offering 10% off all ride packages exclusively for District employees. Bring your employee badge to the studio to redeem. This offer expires January 31, 2019.
Jordan School District is hosting multiple teacher transfer fairs in the coming months in anticipation of opening four brand new schools.
The transfer fairs are open to all current JSD teachers. Your ID badge is required and we ask that you bring resumes.
Visit workatjordan.org/apply today for current job openings.
PEHP is offering a free web-based weight management class called “Lighten Up,” which includes live and recorded webinars.
Lighten Up is an 8-week educational series of classes developed by registered dietitians and exercise specialist. Lighten Up is perfect if you’re working on achieving the BMI improvement rebate and are ready to commit to a healthy lifestyle.
Thanksgiving’s Heroes would like to feed families who would otherwise go without this holiday season. To nominate a family you believe is in need and deserving of a complete Thanksgiving meal, please use the following links:
Home Sweet Utah Home is offering to help teachers and other heroes in our community find homes with a 25% donation of commission in cash at closing.
After receiving feedback on previous boundary Options A and B, the Board developed boundary Option C. Feedback will be gathered through a new survey until midnight on Friday, November 9.
A vote to finalize boundaries is scheduled for the Board’s public meeting on November 13. You can participate in the survey using the link below. Thank you for your participation in the boundary process.
The District will be conducting a software upgrade to Sprocket on November 8, 2018 at 1 p.m. The process will take 2-4 hours and Sprocket will be unavailable during this time. If you have any questions please contact Sandi Abplanalp at 801-567-8616.
The Classified and Licensed Leave Policy Overview documents are ready for your review. Please see the attached documents.
Please see the attached information regarding contributions to your URS Savings Plan.
With the flu season ahead, you still have a chance to get your flu shot at a local clinic.
You can go to Costco, Walmart, Smiths or any Express Scripts in-network pharmacy.
Show your medical/pharmacy ID card and the pharmacy will bill Express Scripts directly with $0 copay.
Please be aware of a current ebook scam that is circulating and protect yourself from becoming a victim.
This is how the scam works.
Someone will create a website that is very similar to a well-known ebook website in order to steal financial and private information from individuals who are purchasing educational and other books.
- The fake site is ebook.com
- The real site is ebooks.com
The information is then forwarded to the real site so that the purchase is made and the individual continues to believe they have accessed the correct site. In the meantime, the fake site uses the victim’s information to sign up for month-to-month subscriptions hoping that individuals who don’t regularly check their finances won't catch the subscriptions.
As the holidays approach, these types of scams proliferate, have multiple sites and companies, and employ social media and fake reviews in order to add legitimacy to their site.
In partnership with USBE and support from the Governor’s Office of Education, the Utah Teacher Fellows are collecting data on Equity in Utah Classrooms to inform state and local ESSA plans, particularly related to requirement #4 in the ESSA law.
Teacher input is required for developing state and district ESSA plans and we will be happy to provide disaggregated data for Jordan School District, if enough teachers from the District participate.
The survey is 12 multiple-choice questions and only takes a few minutes. It was designed with input from USBE.
The closing date is Oct. 31 and is currently open.
USBE is also planning to develop a toolkit of PD resources tailored to meet teacher needs based on feedback from teachers through this survey and the focus groups we are running concurrently with the online data collection. We hope this will be beneficial to teachers in our district and across the state. We also hope teacher input will help district leaders craft an equity plan that meets the needs of our students.