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The date for the Jordan School District high school graduation exercises is Thursday, May 30, 2024.  Valley High School graduation exercises are scheduled for Wednesday, May 29, 2024.  School graduation plans and times will vary from school to school.

Principals and Directors are encouraged to provide flexibility to parents or grandparents requesting the opportunity to attend the graduation ceremonies of family members.

Licensed employees are responsible for requesting a substitute through the Frontline Absence Management System, if applicable.  In the blue “Notes to Administrator” box, the employee should add “graduation” along with his/her relationship to the graduate.

For additional assistance, please contact the Sub Office at 801-567-8219.

LCS Newcomer Parent Orientation Meeting FlyerLanguage & Cultural Services is holding a Newcomer Parent Orientation Meeting & Open House on Wednesday, March 6 from 11 a.m to 1 p.m. at the Copper Mountain Middle School FEC Portable, behind the school.

Please share this flyer with students and parents who are new to our country. They can come and learn what Jordan Schools District can offer their family. There will be information, sign-ups, and community resources, all for FREE!

For more information, please email Ics@jordandistrict.org or visit the L&CS website.

Seal of Biliteracy FlyerCalling All Bilingual Teachers, Admin, & Staff! Show your students that being Multilingual is a superpower by earning a Seal of Biliteracy.

Can you speak, read, & write one of these languages?
Arabic, English, French, German, Hebrew, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Chinese, Portuguese (Brazilian), Russian, Spanish, Swahili ,Yoruba

Language not Listed?
Visit this link below to view other languages & approved tests.

Once you receive your passing test results, apply on the Global Seal website to submit your test scores and proof of proficiency in your first language. From there, the Global Seal Team will handle the rest and mail you your certificate once it is ready

For additional questions, please email info@theglobalseal.com

Dec. 2023 ELD Meeting FlyerOur next ELD meeting is March 7 in the Auxiliary Services Building Auditorium from 1-3 p.m. We also have work groups for secondary at 12:30 p.m. and elementary at 3:00 p.m. There will be resources, tools and strategies shared. We also have an ELD Meeting scheduled May 9. The sub code 7628 is for a half day only.

Please give time during your faculty meetings after for your ELD lead to share the information. Administrators, this meeting is optional for you, but please encourage and support your ELD lead in coming. We will have the Digital Learning team coming to share ideas and resources.

For additional questions, please contact your Teacher Specialist or Michelle Love-Day in Language and Culture Services.

JEAC Open House FlyerThe Jordan Ethnic Advisory Committee is holding an Open House for staff, students, and families. Come and meet our student leaders in our multicultural clubs. Bring your ideas of what is working in JSD and celebrations of what is going well in your school.

  • When: March 6, 2024
  • Where: JATC South
  • Time: 4:30-6:30 p.m.
  • Come and meet our student leaders in our multicultural clubs.
  • Bring your ideas of what is working in JSD and celebrations.

We are a committee successfully educating, supporting, and empowering the Jordan School District community by moving the ‘equity work’ from theory to practice, and developing district policies with a strong equity lens.  Questions or concerns?  Send us a message at JEAC@jordandistrict.org.

Paycheck iconSpring Recess
Traditional, 206 day contracts: March 26-29
242, 245 contracts: March 28-29

Critical Days
Licensed & ESP: March 22 & April 1

As Per DP335B and DP335NEG:  Licensed and ESP employees using an Annual/Personal leave day on Critical Days will be docked (Licensed $156 or ESP 40% of their daily rate) unless the leave reason and the policy exception are written in the time off description box.

Please refer to policy links above, or use the Critical Days FAQ for further clarification.


Grade Transmittal Day
All Levels: March 25
All 206, 242 and 245 contract employees must record a leave day if not in attendance.


  • Payroll Due: March 4
  • Direct Dep Changes by March 10
  • View Paycheck: March 21
  • Pay Day: March 25

True Time Deadlines
Date Range Feb 5 – Mar 3
*True Time should be submitted and approved weekly
Employee Submittal: March 6
First Approval: March 8
Final Approval: March 12


Substitute Deadlines

Date Range Due Payday
Feb. 16-29 March 1 March 8
March 1-15 March 15 March 25

2024 Literacy Promise Conference BrochureMark your calendar and save the date to attend the Literacy Promise Conference. There are some fantastic presenters in attendance this year that you will not want to miss.

T & L will pay for up to three individuals from each school to attend the Literacy Promise Conference held on March 20 - 22. This can include administration, coaches or teachers. Schools are not required to participate or may choose to send less than three individuals. Responses will be accepted through March 8. Please click on the link below and fill out the form to list the individuals who will be paid for through T&L. If your school would like to send more than three individuals, registration can also be done at the school or individual level using the QR link on the enclosed flyer.

The conference is March 20 - 22, 2024 at the Utah Valley Convention Center in Provo, Utah.

Dustin Jansen, attorney and judge in the tribal court systems and a professor of American Indian studies at UVU, presented on Native communities and cultures last year. On popular demand, we are bringing back the recording of that PD on March 7, 2024, at the ASB presentation room (Main entrance, entrance C)  from 4 to 6 p.m. Professor Jansen will be back in person on April 11 to continue with part II of his last year's presentation. If you missed his first presentation last year, this is an excellent opportunity to watch the recording and prepare for his in-person part II presentation in April. All licensed employees will receive 2 hours of in-service pay and licensure points. Admins are encouraged to attend.

March 2024 Kindergarten Night Out FlyerKindergarten Night Out will be held on March 14, 2024 in the ASB Presentation Room at 4:15 p.m. All teachers, coaches, and administrators are invited!

Are you ready to knock your math teaching stategies out of the park? The elementary math specialists would love to have you join our lineup for an exclusive training session focused on building a strong. foundation in number sense for our young learners. Let's cover all our bases to ensure our students hit a home run in early mathematics!

Please sign up on JPLS ASAP. Collaboration will be held from  5:15 - 6:15 p.m.

Please see the attached flier and share it with anyone who may be interested in coming to this event.

Resilient Utah Tribute AwardsNominations are now open! Each year education organizations and individuals are selected based upon their exemplary efforts in building student resilience in their schools, homes and communities.

The Education Tribute Award is a prestigious honor presented annually by the state-wide program  The Education Tribute Award nominations will be gathered during “Resilient Utah Month” in March 2024. All nominations need to be completed online no later than Thursday, March 28, 2024. For Questions text Barbara Smith at 801-560-6511.

Nomination categories include:
Outstanding High School
Outstanding Middle School
Outstanding Elementary School
Outstanding Parenting Organization
Outstanding Secondary School Teacher
Outstanding Elementary School Teacher
Outstanding Wellness Professional
Outstanding Administrator

Awards will be announced and delivered to each school location by a member of the ResilientYOU Board in April. The recipients will be announced on KUTV Channel 2, in addition to being publicized through social media and educational networks. Recipients will also be honored on May 9th at the event, “Utah Prevention Day with the Salt Lake Bees” at Smith’s Ballpark during the Opening Ceremony in front of 10,000 students and teachers. Award recipients will receive an honorary plaque

EdCamp UT 2024 Flyer Join Jordan Teaching & Learning for an exciting day of learning and collaboration at EdCamp UT 2024! This in-person event is a must-attend for educators passionate about sharing ideas and exploring innovative teaching practices.

Get ready to connect with like-minded professionals and dive into engaging discussions that will inspire and empower you in your educational journey.

  • Who: Teachers, Instructional Coaches, Mentors, Admin
  • When: Feb. 24, 2024
  • Time: 8 - 3 p.m.
  • Where: Jordan School District Auxiliary Services Building (7905 S. Redwood Road, West Jordan, UT 84088, Entrance A)
  • Breakfast & Lunch provided

Jordan School District is offering Elementary and Secondary paid administrative internship openings for the 2024-25 academic year. Applications are open now through March 1, 2024 at midnight.

Please refer to the details below:

  • Applicants must select their level of preference (elementary, middle or high) and submit only
    one application.
  • Selected applicants will be interviewed.
  • Assignments are for 1-year only, with no guarantee of a permanent administrative position.
  • Internal applicants, if selected, will be treated as an employee on a leave of absence for the current school year. Internal applicants chosen as an intern will have the right to return to a comparable licensed position at the end of the internship.

Applicants must:

  • be enrolled in a university administrative/leadership program, OR
  • have a current in state or out-of-state administrative license, OR
  • be in the JSD Administrative Pool.
  • Elementary Administrative Interns are paid on a teacher salary schedule – 187-day contract plus 20 additional days (total of 207 days).
  • Secondary Administrative Interns are paid on a teacher salary schedule – 187-day contract plus 10 additional days (total of 197 days).
  •  A night stipend will be added according to level assignment.
  •  Assignment locations are to be determined.

UVU Earned Endorsement FlyerThe earned endorsement emphasis is for teachers who have previously earned an endorsement from the Utah State Board of Education {USBE) in English as a second language (ESL), elementary mathematics, reading I, gifted and talented, elementary STEM, or educational technology.

Upon completion of a USBE endorsement in one of the above content areas, a teacher may apply 9 (approved 5000-level) earned credit hours toward a Master of Education degree at UVU.

Earned Endorsement Overview

  • 30 credits of coursework Includes 9 of the previously earned endorsement Credits must have been earned at the graduate level (5000 level or above).
  • Four-semester program designed with summer and evening coursework for working educators
  • USBE endorsement in one of the five content areas must be earned prior to starting the Ed.

Application Deadlines
Application Opens: OCT 9 Priority Deadline: JAN 26 Application Deadline: MAR 22

APPLY at www.uvu.edu/admissions
(Program begins summer semester.)

Admission Requirements

  • Verification of a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution
  • Verification of the USBE endorsement in one of the accepted content areas (see above)
  • A cumulative minimum GPA of 0 or a GPA of 3.0 for the last 60 credits of university coursework
  • Three professional letters of recommendation
  • A successful interview with the School of Education Graduate Committee
  • Submission of complete graduate application

Continuance and Graduation Requirements

  • Complete all program hours (30)
  • Complete all courses with a grade of B- or higher
  • Maintain an overall GPA of 0 or higher
  • Successfully complete a graduate project that is accepted by the School of Education Graduate Committee
  • Complete courses and project requirements within five years

Earned Endorsement Course Map

Course Number Course Name Credits
Summer Semester 1 EDUC 6100 Research Methodology 3
EDUC 6320 21st Century Instruction & Assessment 3
Fall Semester 1 EDUC 6330or Diversity & Differentiation in the Classroom or 3
EDUC 6400 Contemporary Issues in Teacher Leadership 3
Spring Semester 1 EDUC 6300 Curriculum Design 3
EDUC 6415 Global Issues in Teaching and Learning 3
Summer Semester 2 EDUC 6110 Applied Statistics for Education 3
EDUC 6490 Master's Project 3

Contact Information for Earned Endorsement Emphasis

Mia Kang, Ph.D.
SOE Program Director of Graduate Studies ME 131C | 801-863-5359
mia.kang@uvu.edu

Brianna Larson
Graduate Advisor
ME 131A | 801-863-4911
brianna.larson@uvu.edu

Nathan Criman
Endorsement Program Coordinator 801.863.7614
endorsements@uvu.edu


Nutrition Services March 2024 Promotions FlyerNATIONAL NUTRITION MONTH
March is National Nutrition Month. The theme is “Beyond the Table” and encompasses the farm-to-fork aspect of nutrition. Our kitchens will be showcasing two nutrition promotions.

National School Breakfast Week - March 4 -8
The first week of March the kitchens will be promoting their breakfast. This year’s theme is “Surf’s Up” and students can enter a daily cereal raffle.

Snowden Meats
We have the amazing opportunity to be receiving premium beef from a local* ranch in Yampa, Colorado: Snowden Meats. This ground beef will most likely last us the rest of 2024 so we have a long time to enjoy and promote it. Kitchens will showcase the beef the following days:

  • March 12 - Secondary Schools
  • March 14/15 - Elementary Schools

Please consider getting involved and spreading the word. We thank you for all that you do for your schools and kitchens. If you have any questions, please reach out to your kitchen manager.

F45 South Valley FlyerF45 Training South Valley in Riverton is offering Jordan School District employees $70 off unlimited memberships (normally $169) on a month to month basis.

You can sign up sign up through the F45 South Valley website using the promo code JSD24. If you have questions, you can also text or email the studio using the information below.

Reading is an integral part of a student’s education and has always been and will continue to be a priority in Jordan School District. Teacher knowledge of the science of reading and classroom implementation of best practices is a critical component of student success.

It is a state and district expectation that teachers in grades K-3 and SPED receive LETRS training and that they are able to master the content. In order to ensure content mastery, an acceptable passing rate for teachers in Jordan School District is to receive 75% or higher on the units and assessments provided in LETRS.

Teachers who are currently involved in LETRS training will need to reach this threshold to be able to teach literacy in grades K-3 and SPED classrooms. Teachers who have finished the training but have not received this level of proficiency will receive help and support through an additional opportunity to demonstrate mastery of the content.

STEM EIP FlyerAre you interested in or currently pursuing a STEM endorsement? Let USBE PAY FOR YOUR EDUCATION! This is called the STEM Endorsement Incentive Program (EIP).  See our EIP website for a full list of endorsements.

The next round of reimbursements applications is due March 1, 2024 for teachers who completed STEM courses in Fall/Winter 2023.

See the attached flyer and link to our EIP website for more information. If you have any questions, please reach out to your content consultant. We would love to talk to you!

Dell EPP FlyerDell has extended discounting on personal technology to Jordan School District. Through Dell's Member Purchase Program all faculty, parents, families, and friends are eligible to access the member discounts.


Program details:

  • NEW 5% off stackable coupon available to members (exclusions may apply)
  • Best price guaranteed on consumer PCs from Dell
  • Free enrollment in Dell Rewards Loyalty Program: up to 3% back + Free Expedited Shipping
  • Active military and veterans discount

How to Shop:

  1. Members can shop 24/7 at: www.Dell.com/mpp/JordanSD
  2. Members will need to verify their work/student email address to obtain the coupon
  3. Enroll in Dell Rewards to receive up to 3% back on every purchase + Free Expedited Shipping
  4. Apply coupon at checkout - coupon will stack on top of Dell.com offers (some exclusions may apply).
  5. If members have any questions, please reach out to mpp.register@dell.com and include your Member ID: 7250676

In order to maintain a professional work atmosphere for students and staff members, respect staff time, and to avoid ethical and fraudulent conflicts of interest with vendors, building administrations are asked to abide by the following:

  1. Vendors are not allowed into District schools/facilities to solicit business from employees during business hours. Building administrations may allow vendors to leave promotional materials (e.g. brochures, business cards, posters, etc.) with the front office and request these materials be placed in an area, such as the employee break room or bulletin board, so staff may view them and take one, if they so choose. Materials may not be placed in staff boxes. Vendors are not allowed to make sales pitches during faculty or staff meetings. Vendors are not to provide a snack, treat, or meal for employees in the break rooms while the vendor remains to solicit business. Building administrations may allow a vendor to leave a snack, treat, or meal along with promotional materials and a note indicating who brought the items and who employees should contact if more information is desired. Employees, including building and district leadership, should never feel like they are required to meet with vendors and hear their sales pitches.
  2. Decision makers are advised to avoid gifts from vendors in order to guard against the appearance of misconduct. A vendor providing a gift or meal for the staff or large groups is a very nice gesture of thanks and support. A vendor providing a special, private gift or lunch to only the decision maker(s) can create an ethical conflict of interest that can influence decision making.
  3. Vendors must follow the same protocol expected of all other visitors to District buildings by checking in at the front office and proceeding beyond the front office only after being invited to do so.
  4. If an employee desires to meet with a vendor at a District location to discuss services the vendor may offer to them personally, the employee and vendor must meet outside of normal business hours for that building. For schools, this means no contact between one-half hour before school starts and one-half hour after school ends, including lunch time and prep time. These hours are considered work hours and must be respected by the employee and vendors.
  5. The District’s finance system is not to be used to pay for employees’ personal business (e.g. mortgage payments, utility payments, insurance payments, donations to churches, credit card payments, etc.). Payroll deductions are not permitted for non-Jordan District purposes unless the funds are tax sheltered through a District-allowed plan (see #6 below). It is not appropriate for the District to engage in employee personal bill pay at taxpayer expense. Any payment arrangements made by employees with vendors should be done using the employees’ personal financial institution.
  6. As a taxpayer funded subdivision of the State of Utah, Jordan School District participates in the Utah Retirement Systems (URS). While employees have the private option of authorizing financial advisers or others to manage their retirement funds, there are inherent risks associated with any investment strategy. Jordan School District and Utah Retirement Systems does not and has not endorsed, contracted out, authorized, advocated, recommended, sponsored, or vetted other entities, including 403b agents, to represent them in these matters. Instead, URS employs retirement advisors, with a URS email and phone number, who will meet with and advise JSD employees free of charge. URS is a nonprofit trust and their advisors never earn commissions. If you want help with URS questions, please contact URS and if you choose to go outside of URS, please compare commissions and fees.
  7. As a taxpayer funded entity, Jordan School District, its departments and schools must only work with businesses that have first gone through the proper procurement process. Competing vendors are to be treated fairly without personal preference or bias.