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IMPORTANT PAYROLL REMINDER TRUE TIME EMPLOYEES AND APPROVERS
If May 31 is the last day True Time employees and approvers are working before summer break, please make sure all True Time is submitted and approved on time to avoid a delay in receiving June paychecks. True Time employees MUST clock out and submit all of their True Time on their last day of work this week, no later than Friday, May 31. True Time approvers MUST approve all of their True Time by the end of the day May 31.

LCS Fall Family Fair 2024 FlyerLanguage and Culture Services want you to save the date for our annual Fall Family Fair on Thursday, Sept. 5 from 4 - 7 p.m. at the the Viridian Event Center. All Jordan District students and their families are invited to become familiar with the District and the Community.

Please see the attached flyer. LCS team members will be going around to place these flyers on your school door.

Money IconEmployees should look at the True Time History to make certain all True Time has been submitted and approved before they leave for summer break. Attached are instructions for employees using True Time to monitor their payroll status:

  • Unsubmitted Timesheets
  • Waiting for Approval
  • Waiting for Payroll
  • History.

Reviewing your True Time status will help avoid a delay in receiving your paycheck.

If you have questions or concerns, please call 801-567-8154 or visit payroll.jordandistrict.org.

The Advancing Pathways toward Equity and eXcellence with Educators of Multilingual Learners (APEX) Project is offered by the University of Utah and funded by the U.S. Department of Education.  The APEX Project centers on advancing four professional development pathways including degree pathways that support educators of multilingual learners across varied professional roles.  All pathways emphasize effective evidence-based practices for improving outcomes for multilingual learners.  If you are interested, please see additional details below:


APEX OverviewAPEX Project Overview
The APEX Project Overview describes each of four professional development offerings. The implementation of each pathway is tailored to partner districts’ growing need for highly qualified educators of MLs and supported by district liaisons, year-long mentors/advisors, and local and national experts in ML-focused evidence-based instructional practices.


APEX Online FlyerAPEX Online, self-paced Intensive Training Series (ITS)
The APEX Online, self-paced Intensive Training Series (ITS) is geared for support personnel (paraeducators, family advocates, after school coordinators, etc.).  They earn 4-credit hours of upper-level undergraduate credit. The flyer includes a link to the application/registration form. Unlimited enrollment is available. This is NOT an ESL endorsement but is training that aligns with TESOL standards structured for those in supporting roles.


APEX Summer Institute FlyerAPEX Summer Institute
The APEX Summer Institute includes a 2-week hybrid (online, & 4 in-person days at U campus) focused on Creating a welcoming, inclusive, literacy-rich environment for Newcomers and their families.  This is an advanced training for teachers who already have their ESL endorsement and want to freshen up their skills.  This earns them 3 credit hours of graduate-level continuing education credit. The flyer includes a link to the application/registration form. Enrollment is limited to 100.


The ESL/MED pathway has 10-15 slots available for Jordan School District employees. Teachers who join the current cohort that begins June 3 will be joining the Canyons District cohort, which means the limited number of in person meetings would be at the Canyons Administrative building.  The good news is that the two summer courses are all fully online and the first in-person meetings would be Aug. 1 & 2 and the next course will be in October.

If you are interested, please see the links included in this announcement.

Strategies for English Learners FlyerWould you like help teaching and supporting Multilingual Learners in your class? Come to one of these sessions at ASB. You will leave with basic tools to understand the needs of and apply strategies for teaching multilingual learners.

  • Monday, July 29
  • Wednesday, July 31
  • Monday, August 5
  • Wednesday, August 7
  • There will be more classes in the fall

Register at forms.gle/QKtPsWne1yaVwvsn8 or use the QR Code in the flyer

Years of Service Pins websiteJordan School District takes great pride in your work and the role you play in education. We are pleased to continue honoring you for your time spent working in the District with “Years of Service Pins.”

As you reach your next employee milestone, please visit the Years of Service Pins website to request the pin representing your completed years of service. Employees can receive a different pin for every five years of service up to 50 years. Remember to include part-time and full-time years!

All employees can request their next pin using the link below.  Here are the guidelines:

  • Full or part time employee years are eligible, but not as a volunteer or a student.
  • Every employee can request a first pin after they are hired. As you complete every five years of service, you are eligible to receive another pin.
  • If you have problems with the form, please send an e-mail to pins@jordandistrict.org.

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 May 29, 2024 for teachers who completed STEM courses in Winter 2023/Spring 2024

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!

Open Enrollment is May 15, 2024 through June 15, 2024 for an effective date of September 1, 2024


Online Insurance Enrollment System
InfinityHR/Arcoro (www.infinityhr.com) will be used for all benefit eligible employees to make benefit elections offered at Open Enrollment and for newly eligible employees. InfinityHR is also used to make changes due to qualifying events throughout the plan year. If you experience a qualifying event, you have 30 days to make changes.

All benefit eligible employees should login to the InfinityHR enrollment system to verify dependents, add beneficiary information and make open enrollment elections.

Health Insurance Benefit Changes
In an effort to maintain a comprehensive offering of benefits, while at the same time keeping premium increases to a minimum or at the current level, the following changes will be made for 2024-2025:


MEDICAL

Premiums
If you are a full-time employee and on the Traditional Plan you will see an increase to your premiums. Also, if you are a ¾ or ½ time employee your premiums have also been updated.

Traditional Plan

  • Increase deductible to $1,500 individual/$4,500 family
  • Increase copays to $40 primary care / $50 specialty care
  • Update ER visit to be 80/20AD
  • Increase urgent care copay to $60
  • Increase generic Rx copay to $25

Value Plan

  • Increase deductible to $2,250 individual/$6,750 family
  • Increase copays to $35 primary care / $45 specialty care
  • Increase urgent care copay to $55
  • Rx benefit -$250 deductible then: $15 generic / 25% preferred / $35% non-preferred and specialty
  • Removed Rx maximums

STAR Plan

  • Increase deductible to $2,000 / $4,000

FSA

  • Health Care Account maximum increase to $3,200.
  • If you wish to participate in flexible spending, you must elect new amounts for your flexible spending account each year. FSA election amounts do not roll over from year to year.
  • The monthly administrative fee of $3.08 will be paid by JSD if you elect $1,200 or more.

DENTAL

  • We are changing dental carriers to Renaissance (formerly Dentist Direct). We are moving away from the copay plans and offering three different coinsurance plans. We will also experience on average a 5% decrease in premiums.

VISION

  • We will only be offering one vision plan. If you were on the 10-70 vision plan you will see a slight increase in premiums.  Along with that, you will see an enhanced benefit.  If you were on the 10-130 vision plan, you will see a decrease in your premiums.

Enrollment guide, premium sheets, carrier information, certificates and notifications (i.e., CHIP, Medicare D Creditable Coverage) are available for review on the District Insurance Department webpage (insurance.jordandistrict.org).  If you require assistance in accessing the webpage you may contact the insurance office (contact information below).

Summary of Benefits and Coverage (SBC) is a document, required to be made available by Health Care Reform.  The purpose of the SBC is to provide information to help employees compare health plans.

The SBC is available on the District Insurance Department webpage.  A paper copy will be provided upon request.  If you have any questions regarding the SBC, please contact a member of the Insurance Department for clarification.

Please familiarize yourself with the benefits in the master policy.  A copy will also be available on the District Insurance Department webpage.

Contact Information
Kori Thaxton: 801-567-8255 | kori.thaxton@jordandistrict.org
Angela Ross: 801-567-8341 | angela.ross@jordandistrict.org
Emily Nkele: 801-567-8146 | emily.nkele@jordandistrict.org


Arcoro Enrollment InstructionsInfinityhr (Arcoro) Enrollment Instructions

  • Go to www.InfinityHR.com. If you don’t know your username or password, click the links in the bottom right corner to retrieve your username and reset your password.
  • Once you are logged in, under the Change Events section, make sure that “Open Enrollment” is selected in the Events Available drop down box.
  • Click the “Begin Event” button to start making your Open Enrollment changes.
  • From here, you will need to complete all the steps that will pull up for the Open Enrollment event. Make sure to go all the way through to the “Confirmation” tab.
  • Once your changes have been approved you will receive an updated benefit statement. Make sure to open this and verify that the plans you selected and people enrolled are correct.

Jordan District offers classes for a Gifted & Talented Endorsement, with a new cohort beginning in August 2024.  A GT endorsement can benefit all teachers and all students in all classrooms!

Contact Rebecca Smith in Teaching & Learning for any additional questions (rebecca.smith@jordanstrict.org 88368).

U of U Summer Workshop for Paraprofessionals FlyerThe University of Utah is offering an online summer workshop focused on behavior management for paraprofessionals. The workshop will be held on June 1 from 9 - 11:30 a.m, or 12:30 - 3 p.m. Both meeting times will cover the same content. Please choose the time that works for you! Space is limited to 25 participants for each session. Register today to reserve your space!

Summer 2024 ETT FlyerEffective Teacher Training (ETT) will be offered this summer! This course is geared towards teachers who are ready to hone their Tier 1 classroom management approaches. Seats are limited and fill quickly, so learners need to register on JPLS as soon as possible. Pacing is flexible in this online course, so learners will be able to complete the content even with summer vacations.

Beneficial for: All general education and special education teachers Also welcome: Specialists, mental health providers, ESPs

Topics include:
Antecedents, behavior basics, class-wide and individual interventions, increasing academic effectiveness, data-based decision making, students with unique needs, and personal wellness.

Format:
This 7-week course will be offered online in an asynchronous format. Learners will engage with content and activities via Canvas. Although pacing is flexible, participants must complete the first module within the first week, or their spot will go to someone on the waitlist.

Cohort Dates Course Section Register by
Summer 2024 June 12 - July 31 101914 128138 June 7

1 USBE credit is available at no cost for licensed employees who complete the course.

Note for instructional coaches: You can request to be an observer in the course instead of registering as a learner. Please email Melanie Dawson or Katie Jarvis if you are interested.

2024 Open Enrollment Flyer2024-25 BENEFITS OPEN ENROLLMENT
Open Enrollment is held from May 15, 2024 - June 15, 2024.  Please join us for one of the open enrollment meetings.  We are trying something new this year and will have several throughout the District.  We will also be holding a virtual meeting if that is your preference.  There will also be a recording on the insurance website by May 20, 2024.  It is very important for you to know the upcoming changes prior to making your elections.

More information will be coming soon.  If you have any questions or need assistance, please reach out to Insurance Services 801-567-8146 / insurance@jordandistrict.org and we will be happy to assist you.

KEEP Exit administration for the 2023-24 school year is still required by the state through the end of this year.  The KEEP Exit window is scheduled during the end-of-year kindergarten testing days, which are Monday, May 20 through Friday, May 24 with a make-up testing date of Friday, May 31.  However, the official state test administration window opens Monday, May 6 and ends on the last day of school.

Data entry into the Data Gateway is due by Saturday, June 15.  Those who are administering the KEEP Exit (including kindergarten teachers and classroom aides) should have been trained.  Test administrators can access training in one of two ways:

The KEEP Exit materials included with this notification are:

Printed materials for the KEEP Exit are also available by emailing Ben Jameson with the quantity needed.  Ben may also be contacted for any Data Gateway account or data entry issues.

Teachers enjoy high quality and convenience: AP Institute sessions are now offered Online and/or in-person locally.

Intermountain AP Summer Institute is the only institute of it's kind held in the state of Utah. 2024 marks the 14th year of operation as a College Board endorsed training. APSI offers the highest quality professional development in 18 content areas. Speak with your principal about how they may choose to sponsor your registration and stipend for this training opportunity.


June 2024 Intermountain Advanced Placement Summer Institute FlyerJune Session Information
The first summer Institute sessions will be held on June 10 - 13 from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.  There will be sessions on the following subjects:

  • Art and Design
  • Art History
  • Calculus AB
  • Comparative Government (June 11-14) Computer Science Principles
  • English Language and Composition English Literature
  • German Language and Culture Human Geography
  • US Government (June 11-14) US History
  • Music Theory
  • World History - Modern

Registration & Details


APSI Online FlyerJuly 2024 Sessions
The second summer Institute sessions will be held on July 9 - 12 from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.  There will be sessions on the following subjects:

  • Art and Design
  • Biology
  • Calculus AB
  • Calculus BC
  • Chemistry
  • Chinese Language and Culture
  • Computer Science Principles
  • English Language and Composition
  • English Literature and Composition
  • Environmental Science
  • Human Geography
  • Physics 1
  • Precalculus
  • Psychology
  • Spanish Language and Culture
  • Statistics
  • US History
  • World History

Registration & Details


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 20, 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.

Mobile Mamogram FlyerDid you miss the Mobile Mammogram back in February? If so, you have another chance to get an appointment, but don’t wait!! This is a very convenient way to get your necessary mammogram.

  • Tuesday, May 28th 2024 at the ASB (7905 S Redwood Rd, West Jordan, UT)
  • There are appointments available from 7:30am - 5:30pm
  • To schedule an appointment:
    • Go to book.appointment-plus.com/b3004q3s#/
    • After you have logged on, you will click on the “Book Appointment” button.
    • Find your location or clinic name and click on it (Jordan School District).
    • Find the month that your clinic is scheduled for (May 28,2024).
    • It should automatically come up with your appointed date.
    • Click on the time you would like to schedule your appointment.
    • Please fill in all of the information being sure to use your phone number and email. This will ensure you will receive your reminders.
    • Click on “Finalize Appointment”, this will set the automatic reminders.
  • ** There is a new guideline concerning Covid 19 shots. Ladies are no longer required to wait 4 weeks after receiving their Covid Vaccine or Booster **

For questions, contact Insurance Services at 801-567-8285 or insurance@jordandistrict.org


May 2024 Moreton & Company Health Insights NewsletterCheck out the May 2024 Moreton & Company Health Insights newsletter. Stories include:

Working For Mental Health - A new nationwide study indicates that workplace policies that provide employees with security and flexibility boost overall well-being–while encouraging workers to seek health services when they need it. Employment is a recognized determinant of health, and different aspects of a job can be beneficial or harmful to mental health. Published in the journal JAMA Network Open, the study found that employed adults with greater job flexibility and higher job security were less likely to experience serious psychological distress or anxiety.

Mental Well-Being - Your mental well-being includes how you think, behave, and feel. It helps you cope with stress, relate to others, and make decisions. According to the WHO, there is no specific definition of mental well-being, but it is generally accepted that, while it includes mental health, it goes far beyond treating mental illness.

Selecting A Mental Health Professional - Selecting the right provider for your needs is an important decision that should be made carefully. Since mental health professionals all have different roles, it’s important to understand what each can offer.

2024 Canvas Bootcamp FlyerEducators! Gear up and fall into Canvas bootcamp. Canvas bootcamp is the ultimate training ground where educators can transform their canvas skills with every click!

All Sessions are self-leveled. Teachers choose their canvas comfort level each session. So, whether you’re a one star beginner or a three star pro - there’s a level for everyone!

  • June 6, 2024
  • Auxiliary Services Building
  • 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • $100 stipend available
  • Course #101688 in JPLS