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Please take a moment to share your feedback and preferences regarding proposed Jordan School District calendars for the upcoming school year. The calendars include options for shorter or longer fall, winter, and spring recesses throughout the year as well as different school start dates.

The feedback submitted by you through this survey will be used by the Calendar Committee to help inform the creation of future calendars. The survey will close on Monday, November 18th, at 11:59 P.M.

Please use the link below to access the survey

Additional information about the calendar development process and current school calendars is available at planning.jordandistrict.org/calendars/.

Thank you again for sharing your feedback!

Insurance Change ReminderRemember!
You have 30 DAYS to make changes if you have a life event.

If you have a life event such as having a baby or getting married you have 30 days to make any change to your insurance coverage.

If you have questions, please refer to the Master Policy found online at the Insurance Department page or contact them at  801-567-8146.

Need to Know - Who do you call when issues arise?You are invited to share the following information about the upcoming Jordan Parent University.

This event is free and open to the public and is focused on who do you call when issues arise.

  • A panel discussion with teachers, counselors, and administrators.
  • Receive guidance and resources to help parents with various issues facing students.
  • Possible topics include: academics, social emotional, school issues, class credits, nutrition, transportation, etc.

Jordan Parent University will be held Thursday, Nov. 21 from 7 – 8 p.m. at Mountain Creek Middle, 5325 W. Bingham Rim Road, South Jordan.

You have questions, we have answersTeachers, please enjoy short 30-minute modules on PD Bites from ALS! See the attached flyer for details. If you don't see a bite that you want, please let us know what you would like, and we'll cook one up, just for you!

Visit ALS PD Bites at jordanpd.instructure.com and sign up through JPLS.

  • Free and easy to use
  • Complete at you own pace
  • Receive relicensure credit
  • SIOP and ESL ideas you may have forgotten
  • Go-to strategies and instruction for English Learners and ALL students

Call Tammy Fulmer at 801-567-8306!

In partnership with USBE, the Utah Education Policy Center, and with support from the Governor’s Office of Education, the Utah Teacher Fellows are collecting data on teacher mentoring & retention in Utah classrooms to inform state policy.

To participate, please check your email for one titled, " Utah Educator Career and Pathway Survey Invitation."  The survey will take approximately 15 minutes or less to complete. Your responses are confidential. Your identity will not be disclosed in any oral or written reports.  Your participation in this survey is voluntary. By taking the survey, you will provide essential information that informs policy and practice in Utah.

If you don't see this email, please check the email address listed in CACTUS and make sure it's current: https://www.uen.org/cactus/logon.do. Whatever email address is listed in CACTUS is where the survey went. If you update your email address in CACTUS, a new link to the survey can be sent to you.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Dr. Andrea Rorrer or Dr. Yongmei Ni at the Utah Education Policy Center at 801-581-4207 or andrea.rorrer@utah.edu or yongmei.ni@utah.edu.

Pull Up a ChairUtah Retirement Systems will be available for one-on-one retirement planning sessions at the Auxiliary Services Bldg. Room #105 on Tuesday, Nov. 19 & Thursday, Dec. 5.

Advanced registration is required so please see the instructions below to register for an appointment on the URS website.  Appointments fill quickly so don’t delay.  However, counseling sessions are available at other locations that are also listed on the URS website.

  1. Go to www.urs.org.
  2. Log into your myurs account by clicking on LOGIN in the upper right corner of the screen.
  3. Click on the Education Tab.
  4. Click on “Individual Retirement Planning Sessions”.
  5. Find the session that works best for you.  Select the session to reserve your appointment.
  6. Please be sure to bring your estimated annual salary (if close to retirement include your 3 or 5 highest years), any retirement plan balances outside of URS, and your Social Security statement (get yours at www.ssa.gov).

  • Payroll Due: Nov 4
  • Last day to change direct deposit accounts: Nov 8
    ** 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: Nov 21
    ** Strongly recommended
  • Payday: Nov 25
  • District Office will be closed for Thanksgiving Recess: Nov 28-29

True Time Deadlines for Pay Period 10/7/19 – 11/3/19

  • Employee Final Submittal: 11/6/19
  • First Approval: 11/8/19
  • Final Approval: 11/12/19

Please inform new True Time employees of these deadlines.


Thanksgiving Recess

  • *242, 245 contracts: Nov 28-29
    *These employees must record a leave day if not in attendance on Nov 27th
    (Traditional school principals may use a vacation day as this is a non-student day)
  • YRE, Trad, 206 contracts: Nov 27-29

As per DP 335(B):  Employees who have not been approved by Human Resources for using a personal day before and after a holiday may be docked (certified $116 or classified 40% of their daily rate).  Please refer to policy for further clarification.

Parent/Teacher Conference

  • Traditional Elem (Comp Day Nov 8): Nov 6-7
  • YRE Tracks A,B,C (Comp Day Nov 9): Nov 4-8
  • YRE Track D (Comp Day Nov 23): Nov 18-22

As per DP 335 & DP 370: Licensed employees may not use a personal or alternative leave day if absent from parent teacher conferences.  They may use a sick day or a no-pay day if applicable.  The absence should be entered on the comp day.

The following administrative assignments made by District administration:

  • Karl McKenzie, teacher specialist in the Special Education Department, appointed assistant principal at Kauri Sue Hamilton School, effective Nov. 4.
  • Scott Festin, senior planner/demographics at Wasatch Front Regional Council, appointed Planning & Enrollment consultant in the Student Services Department, effective as soon as possible.
  • Garrett York, intern assistant principal at Woodrow Wilson Elementary School in Granite School District, appointed elementary assistant principal - assignment to be determined,  effective as soon as possible.
  • Caleb Olson, assistant principal at Sunset Ridge Middle School, be appointed Planning & Enrollment consultant in the Student Services Department, effective as Jan. 17, 2020 or as soon as possible.

Come join Utah Retirement Systems for an informational webinar on your retirement benefits.  The following webinars are available in November, and December 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) Option.
November 12, 2:00 p.m. » Register Now

Tier 2 401(k) Option
This is an overview of your benefit if you have selected the Tier 2 401(k) Option and have more than one year of service.
December 5, 11:00 a.m. » Register Now

  • Payroll due:  Oct. 2
  • Last day to change direct deposit accounts: Oct. 9
    ** 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: Oct. 19
    ** Strongly recommended
  • Payday: Oct. 23

True Time Deadlines for Pay Period 9/2/19 – 10/6/19

  • Employee Final Submittal: 10/9/19
  • First Approval: 10/11/19
  • Final Approval:  10/15/19

Please inform new True Time employees of these deadlines.


Fall Recess

  • *All YRE, 242, 245 contracts:  October 24-25, 2019
    *These employees must record a leave day if not in attendance on Oct 21-23
    (Traditional school principals may use vacation days, as these are non-student days)
  • Traditional, 206-day contracts: October 21-25, 2019

As per District Policy DP335:  Employees who have not been approved by Human Resources for using a personal day before and after a holiday may be docked (certified $109 or classified 40% of their daily rate).

Please refer to policy for further clarification.

Do you have skills as a Jordan School District employee that you would like to improve or develop? The Classified Professional Improvement Committee (CPIC) can help.

Read more information about CPIC at the Teaching & Learning website.

You can also join us for classes from:

The Teacher Salary Supplement Program (TSSP) was created to draw qualified individuals into education for specific subject areas that have been identified with staffing shortages and/or for the assistance with the fees affiliated with obtaining and maintaining accreditations with the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards certification (NBPTS).

Before submitting an application at the TSSP Service Site, please review the Utah State Board of Education website regarding the program details and legislation at the following link:

Applications must be submitted between October 1 and April 30 for each program year.

Youth Mental Health First Aid FlyerYouth Mental Health First Aid USA is an 8-hour training for adults to teach how to help adolescents and young adults who may be developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. The evidence behind the program demonstrates that it helps trainees identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders.

Date: Oct. 21, 2019
Time: 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Location: Jordan School District Auxiliary Services Building,
Room 113, 7905 S Redwood Road, West Jordan
Cost:  FREE!

To register: contact Sharon Steadman
sharon.steadman@jordandistrict.org or 385-285-0322

Three smart phones stackedAT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon all offer discounts to Jordan School District employees.  Please check out the latest deal flyers below.

With the beginning of the new school year comes new pay rates along with new deductions.  All employees are encouraged to log in to Employee Access and review their salary placement, FTE, insurance premiums, deductions, name, and address.  This information can all be located under the EMPLOYEE INFORMATION tab.

Your actual paycheck is available to view up to two (2) days prior to payday each month in CHECK HISTORY. If you have questions, please contact the following:

Free Social & Emotional Wellness Screening for StudentsJordan School District is offering offering free free Social & Emotional Wellness Screening for Students (Ages 10-18) on Wednesday, Oct. 9, at Heartland Elementary, with appointments every 30 minutes between 4:30 p.m. and 7 p.m.

  • 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.
    • Screening process takes approximately 60 minutes to complete.
    • Interpreters will be available upon request.
    • Food & drinks will be provided.

Visit calendly.com/jordanhealthandwellness/mental-health-screening to schedule an appointment or contact Holly Todd at 801-567-8194 or holly.todd@jordandistrict.org.

Supercast - The Jordan School District Podcast

Getting the Forecast Right Can Bring More Sunshine Into Your Child’s Life
How can parents help manage the fear and uncertainty that comes with a new school year, new environments and new friendships?

Superintendent Anthony Godfrey sits down with JSD Health and Wellness Specialist McKinley Withers to talk about managing change in our child’s life and offers some ways to help overcome the social health crisis we are seeing in students today.