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Do you have concerns about your child’s social and emotional wellness?  Schedule an appointment for a FREE Social & Emotional Wellness Screening for Students (Ages 12-18) on Tuesday, April 30 at Foothills Elementary and Tuesday, May 7 at Heartland Elementary.

At each event, licensed professionals will:

  • Discuss possible mental and behavioral health needs for your child.
  • Connect students and families to community resources.

These screenings are by appointment only. Space is limited.

  • Individual appointments every 20 minutes between 5:30 p.m. and 8 p.m.
  • Interpreters will be available upon request.
  • Childcare will be provided for children ages 2-10.
  • Food & drinks will be provided.

Visit wellness.jordandistrict.org to schedule an appointment or contact Holly Todd at 801-567-8194 or holly.todd@jordandistrict.org.

Applications are now open for the summer History Academy for 4th, 5th, and 6th grade teachers.  The Academy will run June 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7th.  Teachers will receive instruction on using literacy skills to teach history and will receive a stipend for attending and completing the Academy.

Priority will be given to school teams of a 4th, 5th and 6th grade teacher or teams of grade level teachers.  There are only 15 slots available.  Applications need to be emailed to Pam Su'a at pamela.sua@jordandistrict.org by April 12.

To apply please submit the following information:

  1. Name and grade of teachers wishing to participate.
  2. A statement that all teachers on the team will attend every day of the Academy and participate fully.
  3. A statement detailing how much social studies you currently are able to teach.

Selected teachers will be notified by April 15 and given further details.

Please review the following important payroll dates for April 2019 and Spring Recess.

  • Payroll Due:  including all March absences and approvals: April 2
  • Last day to change direct deposit accounts: April 10
    ** Please let Payroll know of any changes to your account after this date. Any bank account changes will affect your check on payday.
  • Paychecks available for viewing in Employee Access: April 23
    ** Strongly recommended
  • Payday: April 25

Spring Recess

  • 242 & 245 contracts: April 19
  • Year-Round Elementary: April 17 - 19
  • Traditional, 204, 206 contracts: April 15 - 19 

As per DP 335:  Employees who have not been approved by Human Resources to use a personal day before or after a holiday may be docked (certified $105 or classified 40% of their daily rate)
Please refer to policy for further clarification.

Roth Rocks - full text in postThe advantage of a Roth IRA is the potential to withdraw tax-free in retirement.

You pay taxes upfront by contributing after tax dollars. In return, you enjoy tax-free withdrawals when you meet certain conditions — generally, that the account is at least five years old and you’re over age 59.

Contribute to your URS Roth IRA through payroll deductions. You may also roll funds from other Roth IRAs or other retirement plans to your URS account.

IRS limits apply to your combined contributions to all traditional and Roth IRAs.

Because most of your retirement income sources — pension, Social Security, 401(k) — will likely be taxed, the Roth IRA gives you tax diversity in retirement.

Here’s another great thing about the Roth IRA: You can withdraw your contributions (not counting any earnings) without taxes or penalties at any time. This makes it perfect for saving for both retirement and unexpected expenses.

Learn more about the URS Roth IRA on the URS Roth IRA page.

Digging in the Dirt Flyer - Full text in postDo you feel like you have been hibernating all winter? Wake up from your winter blues and rejuvenate your body and mind in the garden. It’s easy to participate:

  • Register using this link or at pehp.org
  • Track your activity
  • Report your step total at the end of the month
  • Enter drawing for a $10 Amazon gift card!

Any activity counts towards “steps” whether you walk, run, bike, swim, or play basketball! QUESTIONS? Call: 801-366-7300 Toll Free: 855-366-7300 or Email: healthyutah@pehp.org

Lock LogoIn order to increase security to Jordan School District computer systems, the following changes are being implemented:

  • The minimum password length will be 10 characters for employee passwords in Skyward, Google and Active Directory (the password you use to log in to your computer every morning.) At some point over the next few months, you may be prompted to create a new password that is at least 10 characters long. As a reminder, a strong password includes upper case and lower case letters, numbers and symbols.
  • For employee Google email accounts (@jordandistrict.org), emails will have an eight-year retention. All emails that are eight years or older will automatically be deleted from Google.

If you have any questions, please contact the Information Systems help desk at 801-567-8737.

All Licensed Educators,

Thank you for your past and present interest in the JSD Teacher Transfer Fair Events. This is an important event for licensed educators who are seeking new opportunities throughout the District.

The Teacher Transfer Fair schedule is as follows:

  • Thursday, March 28, 2019
  • Riverton High (gym) 12476 S. Silverwolf Way, Riverton, UT 84065
  • 4:30-6:00 p.m.
  • ***Both Elementary and Secondary Schools will be participating.

Here are a few reminders for licensed educators participating in this event:

  • Bring your JSD ID badge, which will allow you entrance into the fair
  • Bring copies of your resume to distribute

Additional information regarding the transfer process will be available at the fair.

Thank you and we look forward to seeing you at the 2019 Teacher Transfer Fair at Riverton High.

PEHP Wellness Workout Warrior | Express WorkoutsDo you often feel like you don’t have the time to be active? Just 10 minutes/3 times a day most days a week can have a huge impact on your health. Join us this month to ensure you get your activity in for the day with some quick, fun workouts.

Event: March Workout Warrior

To register, sign up using the following link: March Workout Warrior Signup

Workout Warrior is moderated by PEHP Wellness staff and is email-based and self-paced. You receive useful health information about physical activity. Enroll to be better informed, increase your motivation, and you might even win a prize for participating.

Participating is easy.

  1. Register
  2. Keep track of physical activity.
  3. Report step total at the end of the month.
  4. Be entered to win a $10 Amazon gift card! (URS/PEHP employees are not eligible to receive prizes).

Learn why eating well is key to healthy weight loss, effective workouts, managing disease and mental health.  Stories include:

  • Outer Aisle Fresh: When trying to lose a few pounds, learn to spot innocent-looking but high-calorie foods that can derail your progress.
  • Get Moving: Eating a well-balanced diet will supply the nutrients and energy needed to improve your workout results and how well you exercise.
  • The Whole You - Physical Health:  The right nutrition prescription can help your body heal and perform well when managing individual health conditions.
  • The Whole You - Emotional/Mental Health: We can relieve stress through regular exercise, relaxation techniques and sound sleep. Can we also reduce stress with diet?
  • Fiscal Fitness: Here's how to take advantage of farmers markets.
  • Plus Healthy Connections: According to a recent study, the number of obese children and adolescents worldwide has increased from 11 million to 124 million in the past 40 years. What does this mean for the next generation’s health? And, what can parents do to encourage their kids to be active?
  • Stock Your Tool Box: Don’t miss our downloadable and printable PDF, DASH to Better Health, plus other resources at mar.hopehealth.com.

March 2019 EMI Be Well Newsletter PDF

Your Projects Begin Here | Teacher Day - Friday Only!All Jordan School District employees get free admission to the Salt Lake Tribune Home & Garden Show on Friday, March 8, 2019. Employees will need to show their JSD badge at the door to receive the discount or they can purchase tickets online using the promo code “TEACHER.”

2019 Salt Lake Tribune Home & Garden Show Flyer PDF

Costco WholesaleCostco is having their Spring $10/$20 Campaign now through June 2. If you sign up for a new membership you will receive a cash card. Sign up for a Gold Star membership for $60 and receive a $10 cash card. Sign up for an Executive membership for $120 and receive a $20 cash card. We can also renew and upgrade your membership for you. Sign up for a Costco Citi Bank Visa and receive a backpack.

Low or No Down Payment Options Available to Utah TeachersCornerstone Home Lending is offering special homeownership programs, where you can qualify for financing to purchase a home.  They our offering low or no down payment options available to Utah teachers.  Sellers will receive a reduced paid commission, and buyer will receive a credit towards closing costs. Savings on other moving expenses included.

You are invited to attend a Depth of Knowledge Professional Development Course.

This course will dive into Depth of Knowledge and give participants time to apply DOK to their current curriculum.  Please bring your laptop, curriculum maps, and upcoming unit materials.  It is more beneficial if you attend with a PLC colleague and the course is open to all levels and subject areas.

  • Substitutes are covered by Jordan School District. Sign up on JPLS.
  • Depth of Knowledge Professional Development Course, February 28, 2019, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at JATC North

Please take advantage of the following free webinars, which will help you to better understand your retirement.

The following webinars are available in February and March for URS members to attend:

  • Tier 2 Choice
    If you’re within the first year on the job, you’ve got a big decision for your financial future. This webinar will help you understand your retirement choice between the Tier 2 Hybrid Retirement System and the Tier 2 401(k) Only Plan.
    February 19, 3 p.m. » Register Now | March 13, 10 a.m. » Register Now
  • Tier 1 Public Employees
    This is an overview of the Tier 1 pension benefits.
    March 21, 11 a.m. » Register Now