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DP324 NEG- Sick Leave- Licensed and DP326 NEG- Sick Leave- Education Support Professionals

Welcome to the 2024-2025 contract year! As an annual reminder, in accordance with DP326 NEG I. 1. and 2. and DP324 NEG I. 1. and 2., participation in the Employee-Funded Sick Leave Bank requires a contract employee to annually donate one day of accumulated annual leave into the Sick Leave Bank.  The Employee-Funded Sick Leave Bank is not intended to be used for in-and-out absences, elective medical procedures or other medical care that could be scheduled during non-contract time.

Each year, contract employees wishing to opt out of participation in the sick bank must annually complete the appropriate online form in Employee Access no later than September 1 for current employees and October 1 for first-year licensed employees, including administrators. This opt out request must be submitted annually.

Prior to completion of this form, it is strongly encouraged to review all District Leave Policies.

  1. Log in to your Skyward Employee Access. (If you do not know your login and/or password, contact the Information Systems Help Desk at 801-567-8737.)
  2. Select “Task Manager” under the Jump to Other Dashboards widget.
  3. Under “Task Processes” select “Sick Bank Opt Out.”
  4. Open the Sick Bank Request form, enter information in all required fields and then click the “Save” button.
  5. Click the “Next” button and enter Notes, as appropriate.
  6. Click the “Next” button past Attachments; no attachments are requested.
  7. Click the “Next” button until you reach the final step “Choose Next Task.” Click the “Submit Sick Leave Bank Opt Out” button to submit the Sick Bank Opt Out Request. An email will be sent to your District email account confirming the Sick Bank Opt Out submission.

Sick Bank Opt Out Processing
Please note that the submission needs to be submitted by September 1 (current employees)/October 1 (for first year employees), but there will be a delay in removing the Sick Bank Donation from your time off, which returns your annual leave day to your available leave balances.

Questions regarding Sick Bank should be directed to the HR Generalist at 801-567-8249.
If you need additional assistance with the completion or submission of this form, contact the Administrative Assistant at your location or the HR Generalist.

*Education Support Professionals who are considered ‘provisional’ as of July 1 and hourly employees (non-contract), are not eligible for sick bank benefits that year, therefore, a sick bank donation will not be deducted (if applicable).  Please be aware that policies and eligibility requirements for Licensed (DP324 NEG) and Education Support Professionals (DP326 NEG) employees are different.  These and other District policies are available for review at policy.jordandistrict.org.

Insurance Services wants to make everyone aware that there is a scam going around that is targeting PEHP clients. If you receive a text from PEHP stating your enrollment has not been completed, please ignore and delete it. These texts are not from PEHP and do not respond in any way.

Thank you and if you have any questions, please contact Jordan Insurance Services at 801-567-8146.

If you are a contracted employee and need to take Annual/Personal Leave on a Critical Day before/after Labor Day for any reason not listed in policy DP335NEG or DP335B, you must submit a request as follows:

How to Request
During the window, the employee must send the request through email. Please include your name, school, position, and the date you are requesting the leave. Requests left on voicemail or over the phone will NOT be accepted.

The employee will receive an email confirmation within two working days after submitting the request. If the employee does not receive a confirmation email, then Human Resources has NOT received your request and your leave will not be approved.

School Holiday Date of Holiday Critical Days* Window
Labor Day Sept. 2, 2024 Aug. 30 & Sept. 3, 2024 July 20 – July 30, 2024

*Critical Days are the first student attendance days before or after a school holiday. If a non-student attendance day falls before or after a school holiday, the Critical Day is the day before or after that non-student attendance day when students are in attendance.

Jordan School District Employees are responsible for knowing and adhering to all District policies and procedures. The annual Crucial Concerns and Policy Review is now available to District employees in Skyward through "Online Forms." As a condition of continued employment, all employees, with the exception of minor students, are required to complete the review by November 1, 2024.

Employees may access this policy review via their Employee Access in Skyward. If you need assistance in accessing Skyward, please call the help desk at 801-567-USER (8737).

Note: The Crucial Concerns and Policies review was significantly reduced for the 2024-25 contract year. See list below.

  • 2024-25 Estimated Time Required
    • Administrator Lic. Time Required 2 HR 41 Min 16 Sec
    • Licensed Time Required 2 HR 37 Min 16 Sec
    • ESP Time Required 2 HR 4 Min 14 sec
    • Sub/Misc Time Required 1 HR 42 Min 48 sec

Please see the tutorial or use the attached PDF below if you need additional assistance in accessing or completing the policy review.


Crucial Policy Review
To complete the required Policy Review, login to your Employee Access account. A link to the login page can be found at jordandistrict.org, select Faculty and Staff, then select Employee Access (Skyward). If you need help with your login ID or password, contact the Help Desk at 801-567-8737.
Employee Access MenuIf you have not completed your Policy Review, you will see the screen below. Click the Policy Review link. The Policy Review can also be accessed by selecting Employee Information/Online Forms.
Online Forms Menu
Begin the Policy Review by clicking the link for each step. A PDF or video will open. When completed with each step, click on the next step, or click the Next button at the bottom of the page. At any time you may select Close and Finish Later to complete the Policy Review at a later time.
Policy Group A Window
On the next to the last step, you are required to provide your electronic signature, acknowledging you have reviewed the policies. Select Yes in the required boxes, then enter the date you are completing the form. Click next to go to the final step.
Crucial Policies Acknowledgement
Checkmark the box indicating you have completed the Policy Review, then click the Finish button.
Completed checkmark and Finish Button


July 2024 Health InsightsCheck out the July 2024 Moreton & Company Health Insights newsletter. Stories include:

Work-Life Balance - In our rush to “get it all done” at the office and at home, it’s easy to forget that as our stress levels spike, our productivity plummets. Stress can affect our concentration, make us irritable or depressed, and harm our relationships.

The Power of Self-Care - Self-care is the practice of intentionally engaging in activities that positively impact mental, physical, and emotional well-being. It directly correlates to mental health, as selfcare techniques can create healthy coping mechanisms for unavoidable stressors in everyday life.

Health Benefits of Hobbies - A hobby is any activity that you frequently do for pleasure during your leisure time. This could include creative, athletic, and intellectual activities. Giving quality time to activities that you enjoy also helps your performance in your professional life. It improves your creative problem-solving abilities and helps you build better relationships with your coworkers by making you more empathetic.

July 2024 Important Payroll Info FlyerPayroll Due: July 2
Payday: July 25


Direct Deposit Changes: Submit by July 10
View Your Paycheck: July 20


DIRECT DEPOSIT IS REQUIRED!
If you do not have direct deposit your check will be held in the Payroll Department at the District Office for pickup

To sign up for or update your direct deposit you can do so via Employee Access: Direct Deposit Instructions


True Time Deadlines:
Pay Period June 3 - June 30
Employee Final Submittal: July 3
First Approval: July 5
Final Approval: July 9
Independence Day July 4 - District Offices Closed
Pioneer Day July 24 - District Offices Closed


We are writing to inform you of an important update to our professional learning registration system, JPLS. Starting with the 2024-25 school year, we will be transitioning from JPLS to Canvas Catalog for all in-district professional development class registration and transcript records for those classes.

Action Required: To ensure a smooth transition, we ask each teacher to take the following steps by June 30, 2024:

  • Log into JPLS and download an archive of your transcript
  • Save these records in a secure location for your reference

Why This Change? This decision was made after careful consideration to enhance our professional learning experience. Canvas Catalog offers a more user-friendly interface for end users and provides additional features that we believe will significantly benefit our teachers.  We understand that change can be challenging, and we are here to support you every step of the way. Detailed instructions on downloading your transcript from JPLS is available using the link below.

If you have any questions or need further assistance, please reach out to Chris Westra in Teaching and Learning, christine.westra@jordandistrict.org or Jared Covili, Admin - Digital Teaching and Learning, jared.covili@jordandistrict.org.

Q3 2024 Blomquist Hale NewsletterThe Blomquist Hale Newsletter for the quarter has arrived. In this issue, you will find articles on:

  • Spending Time With Family: It’s Time To Unplug - Nowadays, there are many distractions in our world. Life can feel crazy. We are all trying to juggle work, school, social activities, growing to-do lists and of course cell phones and screen time. In todays world, access to phones, tablets, laptops, and smart TV’s is easier than ever. Our lives are lived through multiple screens, each demanding our time and attention, even as we complain that we don’t have enough to give. Whether we are posting on social media sites, checking our emails, playing games or watching entertainment - we are glued to our digital devices.
  • The Importance of Spending Time Together - The benefits of spending time with your family is hard to ignore, which is why it is crucial to make family time a priority. Not only does it have a positive effect on your child’s mental health, but it also makes a real difference in their general well-being and academic performance. Below are a few additional benefits to consider.
  • Fun Activities - Check out 25 ideas for fun activities you and your family can do this summer.

If you have any questions, please contact Jordan Insurance Services at 801-567-8146 or insurance@jordandistrict.org.


July 2024 Blomquist Hale Workshop FlyersBlomquist Hale has two workshops coming up in July! See attached for the workshop flyer and details outlined below.

  • Topic: Financial Wellness: Navigating Stress, Budgeting, and Healthy Habits
    Date: July 15
    Time: 12 – 1 p.m. MT
    Location: Online!
  • Topic: Road Rage
    Date: July 23
    Time: 12 – 1 p.m. MT
    Location: Online!

To register for any of our upcoming workshops, please visit the BH workshop website at blomquisthale.com/workshops/.

If you have any questions, please contact Jordan Insurance Services at 801-567-8146 or insurance@jordandistrict.org.

WarriorsFest FlyerThe Utah Warriors Rugby team is holding the "WarriorsFest" on June 28 at America First Field. They are attempting to break the record to create the world's largest beach ball pit. Proceeds are going to Primary Children's Hospital. The Warriors are trying to get 15,000 people at this event which will be on national TV.

As part of their efforts, the Warriors are offering $10 tickets for the Jordan School District employees.  There will also be live music, a pre-game fanfest, world class rugby, fireworks, and more!  To get tickets, use the link below.

Do you have an Apple ID using your district email address?
Your Apple ID is your Apple account for App Store downloads, iCloud storage, and other Apple services.  Not all staff with an Apple device have an Apple ID.  Only staff who have used the App Store, iCloud or other Apple services have an Apple ID.  Some Staff are using an Apple ID that they created using their district email address.  These Apple IDs are in the format of firstname.lastname@jordandistrict.org.  Despite the fact that these Apple IDs are using your district email address, these are personal Apple IDs that are managed by Apple and not Jordan School District.  You will no longer be able to use your district email address for these Apple IDs.  If you have an Apple ID using your district email address, then you will be receiving an email from Apple instructing you to choose a different email address.

What to expect if you want to continue using this Apple ID:

  • Wait for the email from Apple before updating your email address.
  • Choose an email address that is not your district email address.
  • Previous purchases and iCloud data will not be affected.

What to expect if you DO NOT want to continue using this Apple ID:

  • You can ignore the email from Apple and any notifications you receive over the next 60 days.
  • Previous purchases and iCloud data associated with this Apple ID will become unavailable.

Who Can I Contact?
If you have any questions, please contact your building IT Support Technician or the Information Systems help desk at 801-567-8737.

The 2024-25 Open Enrollment period is coming to an end on Saturday, June 15.  These changes will go into effect Sept. 1, 2024 and cannot be changed until next year's open enrollment unless you have a qualifying event.  If you were not able to attend one of the open enrollment meetings you can watch a recording on the Insurance website.

Please make sure to log into www.InfinityHR.com and make all necessary changes before June 15.  It is very important that you attempt to login before the end of business on Friday should you need assistance.  Your username can be first name then last name example - "johndoe" or it can have a period between them "john.doe" and then you created the password.  If you do not remember your password, click on "forgot password' and you will be able to reset it.

Please note that Insurance Services will be available until 5 p.m. on Friday, June 14 and will return on Tuesday, June 18 due to the holiday.  If you have questions, please reach out to Insurance Services at insurance@jordandistrict.org or 801-567-8146 at your earliest convenience so we are able to assist you.

Dear Educators,

As the school year winds down, we want to give you a big heartfelt thank you! Utah is lucky to have some of the best educators in the nation – you truly make an impact on your students’ lives, your communities, and our state.

Education is the foundation of Utah’s success and the gateway to our future, which is why we’ve made significant investments and advancements in public education. We hope you have felt or will feel some of these benefits in your classrooms, such as:

  • Extra preparation days
  • Increased funds for classroom supplies
  • Lower school fees for your students
  • A boost to your salary
  • Additional paid parental leave
  • A new hotline to help you overcome administrative hurdles

Having visited classrooms around the state and seen the amazing work you do first-hand, we genuinely believe that given some of the hurdles we face, such as many more kids per capita than any other state, the teachers of Utah achieve the best results in the country. We recognize challenges still need to be addressed and are committed to continuing to invest in you and your students.

Your input is highly valued and a significant part of the legislative process. Please continue reaching out to share your feedback, thoughts, and concerns with us and your legislator by visiting le.utah.gov. Additionally, throughout the year, you may receive periodic updates to help keep you informed on education policy in our great state. Again, thank you for all you do. Your sacrifices, hard work, and passion make Utah’s students and education system nothing less than exceptional.

With sincere appreciation,
J. Stuart Adams
Senate President
Mike Schultz
Speaker of the House


A friendly reminder for the Employee-Funded Sick Bank Policy,

  1. Employees are automatically enrolled in the sick bank each year through the annual donation of one (1) annual leave day to the sick bank.

More information regarding the Employee-Funded Sick Bank can be found in policies, DP326NEG -Sick Leave-Educational Support Professionals and DP 324NEG -Sick Leave-Licensed.

For those who wish to opt out of participation in the Employee-Funded Sick Bank, keep an eye out for instructions starting in the July issues of JEM and JAM.

*First Year Educational Support Professionals and hourly employees are not eligible for sick bank, therefore, a sick bank day will not be deducted (if applicable).

2024 URS Seminar ScheduleA brighter retirement horizon starts here! Learn more about free URS seminars and see location and registration details at www.urs.org/us/seminars.

Early to Mid-Career Seminars
In-Person | 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. | Cottonwood Heights | July 18
Virtual | 9 - 11:30 a.m. | Oct. 25

Pre-Retirement Seminars
In-Person » 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
St.George: May 30
Moab: June 6
Ogden: June 14
South Salt Lake: June 21
Orem: June 28
Murray: July 12
Logan: July 19
Farmington: July 26
Draper: Aug. 2
Roosevelt: Aug. 7
Virtual » 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
March 29 | May 31 | Oct. 18

Retiree Seminars
In-Person | 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
South Salt Lake | Sept. 13
Virtual | 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Oct. 11


The following are new administrative assignments:

New Assignments effective July 1, 2024:

  • Shauna Worthington, previously assigned assistant principal at Riverton Elementary appointed principal at Riverton Elementary.
  • April Thompson, previously assigned assistant principal at Oakcrest Elementary will remain assistant principal at Riverton Elementary.
  • Austin Howarth, administrative intern at Riverton High appointed assistant principal at Copper Mountain Middle.
  • Joel Pullan, principal at Riverton Elementary appointed assistant principal at JATC-North Campus and Southpointe Adult High.