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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.

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.

Dear Valued Educator:

The Utah State Board of Education is pleased to announce that the Teacher Salary Supplement Program (TSSP) Service Site application submission is available October 1, 2018 through April 30, 2019 .

Before you submit an application at the TSSP Service Site, please review the Utah State Board of Education website regarding the program details and legislation.  To participate, you are responsible to know and understand the TSSP Terms and Conditions and the Program Qualifications. Additional information is available at Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) .

TSSP Bonus:
This year’s new legislation welcomes our valued teachers in Special Education! All eligible educators must log into the TSSP Service Site between October 1st and April 30th and click on 2019 Application button. Review your application details to confirm that you have met all legislative requirements for the TSSP Program prior to submitting. (It is recommended to set an annual reminder to submit your application each program year.)

It is vital that you closely review your CACTUS information to verify that all assignments, assignment percentages, endorsement(s) and degrees have been accurately posted and immediately report any data errors to your LEA’s Human Resources or CACTUS administrator. All changes to CACTUS will immediately update in the TSSP application.

Corrections/updates for degrees  must be submitted with original transcripts  to the USBE. Please follow the Transcript Submission Policy found on the USBE website at https://schools.utah.gov/curr/licensing/additionalprocesses.

National Board for Professional Teacher Standards (NBPTS):
Educators holding a current NBPTS certification and working in a classroom assignment  must apply each program year to receive the NBPTS bonus. (This bonus runs independently of the traditional TSSP Bonus). NBPTS educators can also receive an additional bonus if they are assigned to a Title 1 school. The NBPTS bonus (and Title 1 eligibility) is calculated and paid automatically at the end of the program year.

Educators who obtain or renew their NBPTS certification can also submit for NBPTS Fee Reimbursement. Reimbursement steps and application are found at https://www.schools.utah.gov/#tab_2797_2.

Application:
To apply to the program, go to the TSSP Service Site at tssp@schools.utah.gov . First-time participants will select “Register an Account” and returning teachers can select “Login” to submit or review an application. Applications can be submitted any time between October 1st and April 30th of the program year. Applications can be monitored for activity and payment status throughout the program year.

If you have any questions not addressed on the USBE website, please contact the TSSP Program Specialist at

tssp@schools.utah.gov or directly to 801-538-7580.

Thank you for your ongoing commitment to provide education excellence to every Utah student!

Jane Conway
TSSP Program Specialist
Tel: 801.538.7580 | Fax: 801-538.7973 |E-mail : tssp@schools.utah.gov

Canned StuffClever Octopus is holding a Warehouse Sale.

  • TEACHERS ONLY
    Oct. 18, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
    Oct. 19, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

175 W 2100 South | Entrance in alley | follow the signs from 2100 South


Clever Octopus has over 30,000 pounds of materials for sale for you to explore, all at affordable prices.

Whether you need supplies for school or you’re preparing for Halloween costumes, fall crafts, and handmade holidays, or you just want to grab some bulk items for a new project, this is your first stop for stocking up.
(See below for a list of some of the materials you'll find at the sale)

Clever Octopus has what you need to succeed:

  • Over 300 16x22 used canvases (bulk pricing available)!
  • A pallet of colorful assorted 5 yard rolls of ORACAL 631 & 651 adhesive vinyl!
  • Build your Classroom Library with books, books, books!
  • YARN, YARN, YARN!
  • Organize classroom supplies with plastic drawers!
  • Useful classroom tools: staplers, tape, clips, binders, scissors, rulers, folders, markers, pens, pencils, hole punches, and more!
  • Fabric scraps by the pound!
  • Specialty papers, stamps, paint, patches, and ribbons!

Calling all heroes! All teachers, military and first responders NEVER pay for oil changes at Riverton Chevrolet!

Riverton Chevrolet wants to do something special for our Everyday Heroes, men and women who put commitment and sacrifice before self.

To show our appreciation, all teachers, active duty military and veterans, and first responders who purchase their new vehicle at Riverton Chevrolet, will NEVER PAY FOR OIL CHANGES as long as you own the vehicle!

Just ask for a sales associate for more details.

To you, our Everyday Heroes, Riverton Chevy says, thank you.

Military, Teachers & First Responders Never Pay for Oil Changes

Five new schools will be opening in Jordan School District in the 2019-20 school year and an additional new school will be opening in 2020-21.

The new schools bring plenty of new job opportunities. Some jobs for the new high school in Herriman are currently posted. We encourage you to be aware of the openings and check the following website on a regular basis.

Please visit workatjordan.org/apply to view the openings and to apply.

Utah Retirement Systems is offering informational webinars regarding your retirement benefits.

Gaze into your retirement future Gaze Into Your Retirement Future

Would you like to know how you can "predict" what income you will have in retirement? Learn how to glance into your retirement future by using URS Calculators.

October 16, Noon » Register Now

Understanding your tier 2 choice 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.

November 1, 4 p.m. » Register Now

Books, a graduation cap and an appleThe Human Resources Department is pleased to announce the College & University Information Fair.

Representatives from the following colleges / universities will be presenting information to all participating educators interested in pursuing graduate level programs.

All current JSD Teachers interested in expanding their education level are encouraged to attend!

(*online programs are available)

  • Date: Tuesday, November 13, 2018
  • Time: 4:00 -5:30 p.m.
  • Location: Auxiliary Services Building – Auditorium (north end) 7905 S. Redwood Road, West Jordan

Participating Colleges & Universities include:

  • American College of Education
  • Argosy University
  • Brigham Young University
  • Columbia University
  • Concordia University
  • DeVry University
  • Grand Canyon University
  • Lesley University
  • Southern Utah University
  • University of Utah
  • Utah State University
  • Utah Valley University
  • Weber State University
  • Western Governors University
  • Westminster College

Walk This Way Wellness Challenge & Workout Warrior Flyers. See PDF for full text.

This month’s Wellness Challenge and Workout Warrior both focus on walking. “Walk This Way” will encourage you to “STEP” up to fitness and get walking!

Employees who sign up will receive weekly emails while tracking their walking. You can then use your October step totals to enter a drawing for a $10 Amazon gift card.