Get an update on medical insurance and the new prescription savings option.
May 23 at 3:00 pm & 4:30 pm
Auxiliary Services Building
7905 South Redwood Road
May 24 at 5:00 pm
7387 South Campus View Drive
As the school year is coming to a close think safety first. Slips, trips and falls are second only to motor-vehicle accidents as a cause of death in the United States. Falls account for 15-20 percent of all workers’ compensation costs. The good news is falls are easy to prevent. Take the time to watch for and correct hazardous conditions, and you can lower your chance of injury. Use these suggestions to make your workplace safe:
- If you need to reach for something, get help. Don’t use your desk, table, box, wastebasket, chair, bookcase or a ledge! Use the correct ladder or stepstool for the given task.
- Take your time. Many falls happen when people are walking fast or running.
- Never stand on the top rung/step of a ladder. Secure and stabilize all ladders before climbing them.
- Keep walkways free of clutter.
- Clean up spills as soon as they happen.
- Don’t carry more than you can handle. Loads that are too heavy or too big don’t allow you to see properly.
- Make sure computer and telephone cords are not underfoot.
Always think safety first!
Intermountain Healthcare is inviting all high school teachers to apply for the www.myheartchallenge.org. The deadline to apply is May 1, 2018. As an added incentive, the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute will make a $1,000 donation to the school whose employee wins the challenge.
Facility Services is currently looking for summer maintenance help. Duties include mowing, weeding, grounds care or other duties as assigned. Minimum age is 16. Apply by visiting http://workatjordan.org/application-process/
Click on “Classified Apply Here”, then "Click to view current job openings", then select one of the two positions listed below:
Misc-Summer Mtnce Adult (HS Graduate and 18 years old minimum)
Misc-Summer Mtnce Student (Not graduated and 16 – 18 years old)
Willing to work with your schedules.
If you have questions, contact Facility Services at 801-567-8861
Members of the rock band ‘OK Go’ are known for their unique approach to music videos often using science and math concepts to achieve special effects. Now they want to support teachers in the classroom and they are doing it in a fun and unique way.
They are launching something called OK Go Sandbox, providing educators with a collection of music videos they can use as part of classroom instruction. To learn more check out OK Go Sandbox.
One of the most significant threats we face today in a digital world is keeping our information and accounts safe from intrusion. The single best action we can take to combat this individually is to have exceptionally strong passwords.
The challenge we all face is that cyber attackers have developed sophisticated and effective methods to guess passwords. This means bad guys can compromise your passwords if they are weak or easy to guess.
An important step to protecting yourself is to use strong passwords. This can be done by creating complex passwords. However, these can be hard to remember, confusing and difficult to type. Instead, we recommend you use 'passphrase'. A passphrase is a series of random words or a sentence. The more characters your passphrase has, the stronger it is. The advantage is these are much easier to remember and type, but still hard for cyber attackers to hack.
Here are two examples of passphrases:
What makes these passphrases so strong is not only are they long, but they use capital letters and symbols. (Remember, spaces and punctuation are symbols.) At the same time, these passphrases are also easy to remember and type.
You can make your passphrase even stronger by replacing letters with numbers or symbols, such as replacing the letter ‘a’ with the ‘@’ symbol or the letter ‘o’ with the number zero. If a website or program limits the number of characters you can use in a password, use the maximum number of characters allowed.
Applications are being accepted for the 2018-19 program. There will be 2 cohorts, one beginning in August and one beginning in January.
Applicants will be placed based on critical need for Office of Civil Rights (OCR) compliance regarding English learners and timely application.
Because of the SUU process, applicants will not be added to a cohort within 30 days of the first night of class.
If you are a good teacher who wants to be even better the S.T.E.P. It Up professional development opportunity is being offered in collaboration with Curriculum and JEA. It is open to all teachers interested in sharpening their skills.
Check out the 30-minute modules in the areas of academic language, English learners, culturally responsive teaching, engagement and more.
Win prizes for your school or for yourself for completing modules.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
The Jordan School District Payroll Department encourages everyone to use the IRS' Withholding Calculator to perform a quick “paycheck checkup.” This is even more important this year because of recent changes to the tax law for 2018.
The Calculator helps you identify your tax withholding to make sure you have the right amount of tax withheld from your paycheck at work.
There are several reasons to check your withholding:
- Checking your withholding can help protect against having too little tax withheld and facing an unexpected tax bill or penalty at tax time next year.
- With the average refund topping $2,800, you may prefer to have less tax withheld up front and receive more in your paychecks.
If you are an employee, the Withholding Calculator helps you determine whether you need to give your employer a new Form W-4, Employee's Withholding Allowance Certificate. You can use your results from the Calculator to help fill out the form and adjust your income tax withholding.
The Jordan School District Board of Education recently approved policy updates regarding Personal Leave and the Alternative Leave day. This will make it easier for all employees to take personal time in association with a holiday. Here are the three ways this can be done.
- You can apply to use a personal leave day next to a holiday through a lottery
- You can take an alternative leave day next to a holiday
- If you have something unexpected come up in your life which you do not have control over – you may use a personal leave day next to a holiday
- For details see the following:
All JSD administrators and parents are invited to attend.
The event will be held on March 8, 2018 from 6 – 7 p.m. in the auditorium of the Jordan School District Auxiliary Services Building.
Skyward will not be available during a system upgrade from 9 p.m. Friday, February 16 until 12:00 noon on Saturday, February 17.
This will affect both Student and Fianance systems including Family Access and Employee Access.
The Utah Grizzlies celebrate Ability Day with Jordan School District on Monday, February 19!
The puck drops at 1:30 p.m. as the Grizzlies battle the Idaho Steelheads in a key ECHL Mountain Division match-up.
All Jordan School District employees can receive a discount on tickets for this game. Best of all, the Kauri Sue Hamilton School will receive a donation from the Grizzlies from each ticket purchased in support of the school.
IMPORTANT - You must call (801) 988-8009 and mention the Kauri Sue Hamilton School to purchase your discount tickets and for the school to receive a donation from your tickets.
The Teacher Transfer Fair is open to all current Jordan School District teachers. It is a chance to explore all of your options in a no pressure, no obligation environment.
Bring resumes, references and ID badge.
- February 20, 2018, 4:30 – 6:00 p.m. - Columbia Elementary School, 7800 S. 3505 West, West Jordan
- February 20, 2018, 4:00 – 5:30 p.m. - Elk Ridge Middle School, 9800 S. 3659 West, South Jordan
Jordan School District provides employees with short-term, confidential counseling through Blomquist-Hale. The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) can be used by you and anyone else in your household at no out-of-pocket expense to you.
Services provided include marital and family counseling, stress/anxiety/depression counseling, assistance with financial or legal problems, and coping with grief and loss.
The services are 100% confidential and are offered at convenient locations throughout the area.
For more information or to schedule an appointment call (800) 926-9619 or visit the Blomquist-Hale website.
Welcome to JEM, the brand new Jordan Employee Memo!
JEM is an electronic newsletter for all District employees aimed at providing time sensitive information regarding Jordan School District employment. JEM is a resource for employees to better understand District policies and be informed about important deadlines. We hope to provide information that will help employees keep up on crucial issues that impact their employment.
JEM will be emailed to all employees monthly.