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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.

June 2024 Payroll NewsCheck out the attached flyer for the latest updates from Payroll for June.  Here are some highlights.

  • Remember that payroll is due on June 4 and payday is June 25. Direct Deposit changes must be submitted by June 10. You can view your paycheck on June 21.
  • Direct deposit is required and you can sign up for, or update your Direct Deposit  via Skyward Employee Access. If you do not have direct deposit your check will be held in the Payroll Department at the District Office for pickup.
  • Tax Season also means your W4 may need updated.
  • The last working day for Elementary Assistants is June 7. 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, June 7th. True Time Approvers, please approve all True Time by the end of day on Friday, June 7.
  • True time deadlines are as follows - Pay Period May 6 - June 2 | Employee Final Submittal: June 5 | First Approval: June 7 | Final Approval: June 11.


Please be aware of the variety of learning opportunities available to educators this summer.

Super Charge Your Classroom Management FlyerThis course is geared towards teachers who want to supercharge their classroom management skills! Effective Teacher Training (ETT) will be offered this summer from June 12 - July 31. An $800 stipend is available to all licensed educators who complete the entire course.

Space is limited, so please distribute the attached flyer before your teachers leave for the summer and have them register on JPLS by June 7, 2024.

June 2024 Blomquist Hale Workshop FlyerBlomquist Hale has one workshop coming up in June! See attached for the workshop flyer and details outlined below.  

  • Topic: How to Make The Most Out of Your Job
    Date: June 12
    Time: 1 – 2 p.m. MT
    Location: Online!

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

Salt Lake Bees Employee Appreciation Night for Jordan School DistrictJordan School District and the Salt Lake Bees are once again joining forces to show appreciation to all JSD employees by offering free tickets to an upcoming Bees game on Wednesday, August 7.

As the game gets closer, we will be sending an email to all employees with a link to sign up for tickets to the game.

Please provide your email in the form below if you would like us to send you an individual reminder about the game and signup.

We look forward to seeing you for a night at the ballpark!

You Too Can ¡Habla Espanol! FlyerBeginning in August, the Language & Culture Services team wants to hold a Spanish for Educators class. We are excited to help you communicate with your students!

Please complete the interest form at the link below, to help us gauge interest, and determine class times/locations.  Classes will only be for licensed educators only.

Stipends will be provided, more information to follow.

SchoolAI FlyerWe hope you love using AI as you prepare lessons and materials for your classroom. As part of our SchoolAI adoption in Jordan School District, Digital Teaching and Learning would like to invite you to attend an optional PD training to help you use SchoolAI to its fullest potential.  We are hosting a training from 8 a.m - 4 p.m. on Aug. 5 or Aug. 7 with our partners from SchoolAI for all interested teachers.  Please bring your device and your questions to learn along with DTL and SchoolAI.  See you next week!

  • What: Using AI Effectively in the Classroom: Optional PD Training
  • When: 8 a.m - 4 p.m. on Aug. 5 or Aug. 7
  • Where: ASB Auditorium
  • Who: All Teachers Interested in AI

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.