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Please be aware of a current ebook scam that is circulating and protect yourself from becoming a victim.

This is how the scam works.

Someone will create a website that is very similar to a well-known ebook website in order to steal financial and private information from individuals who are purchasing educational and other books.

  • The fake site is
  • The real site is

The information is then forwarded to the real site so that the purchase is made and the individual continues to believe they have accessed the correct site.  In the meantime, the fake site uses the victim’s information to sign up for month-to-month subscriptions hoping that individuals who don’t regularly check their finances won't catch the subscriptions.

As the holidays approach, these types of scams proliferate, have multiple sites and companies, and employ social media and fake reviews in order to add legitimacy to their site.

In partnership with USBE and support from the Governor’s Office of Education, the Utah Teacher Fellows are collecting data on Equity in Utah Classrooms to inform state and local ESSA plans, particularly related to requirement #4 in the ESSA law.

Teacher input is required for developing state and district ESSA plans and we will be happy to provide disaggregated data for Jordan School District, if enough teachers from the District participate.

The survey is 12 multiple-choice questions and only takes a few minutes.  It was designed with input from USBE.

The closing date is Oct. 31 and is currently open.

  • USBE Teacher Survey

USBE is also planning to develop a toolkit of PD resources tailored to meet teacher needs based on feedback from teachers through this survey and the focus groups we are running concurrently with the online data collection.  We hope this will be beneficial to teachers in our district and across the state.  We also hope teacher input will help district leaders craft an equity plan that meets the needs of our students.

Dear Valued Educator:

The Utah State Board of Education is pleased to announce that the Teacher Salary Supplement Program (TSSP) Service Site application submission is available October 1, 2018 through April 30, 2019 .

Before you submit an application at the TSSP Service Site, please review the Utah State Board of Education website regarding the program details and legislation.  To participate, you are responsible to know and understand the TSSP Terms and Conditions and the Program Qualifications. Additional information is available at Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) .

TSSP Bonus:
This year’s new legislation welcomes our valued teachers in Special Education! All eligible educators must log into the TSSP Service Site between October 1st and April 30th and click on 2019 Application button. Review your application details to confirm that you have met all legislative requirements for the TSSP Program prior to submitting. (It is recommended to set an annual reminder to submit your application each program year.)

It is vital that you closely review your CACTUS information to verify that all assignments, assignment percentages, endorsement(s) and degrees have been accurately posted and immediately report any data errors to your LEA’s Human Resources or CACTUS administrator. All changes to CACTUS will immediately update in the TSSP application.

Corrections/updates for degrees  must be submitted with original transcripts  to the USBE. Please follow the Transcript Submission Policy found on the USBE website at

National Board for Professional Teacher Standards (NBPTS):
Educators holding a current NBPTS certification and working in a classroom assignment  must apply each program year to receive the NBPTS bonus. (This bonus runs independently of the traditional TSSP Bonus). NBPTS educators can also receive an additional bonus if they are assigned to a Title 1 school. The NBPTS bonus (and Title 1 eligibility) is calculated and paid automatically at the end of the program year.

Educators who obtain or renew their NBPTS certification can also submit for NBPTS Fee Reimbursement. Reimbursement steps and application are found at

To apply to the program, go to the TSSP Service Site at . First-time participants will select “Register an Account” and returning teachers can select “Login” to submit or review an application. Applications can be submitted any time between October 1st and April 30th of the program year. Applications can be monitored for activity and payment status throughout the program year.

If you have any questions not addressed on the USBE website, please contact the TSSP Program Specialist at or directly to 801-538-7580.

Thank you for your ongoing commitment to provide education excellence to every Utah student!

Jane Conway
TSSP Program Specialist
Tel: 801.538.7580 | Fax: 801-538.7973 |E-mail :

Five new schools will be opening in Jordan School District in the 2019-20 school year and an additional new school will be opening in 2020-21.

The new schools bring plenty of new job opportunities. Some jobs for the new high school in Herriman are currently posted. We encourage you to be aware of the openings and check the following website on a regular basis.

Please visit to view the openings and to apply.

Books, a graduation cap and an appleThe Human Resources Department is pleased to announce the College & University Information Fair.

Representatives from the following colleges / universities will be presenting information to all participating educators interested in pursuing graduate level programs.

All current JSD Teachers interested in expanding their education level are encouraged to attend!

(*online programs are available)

  • Date: Tuesday, November 13, 2018
  • Time: 4:00 -5:30 p.m.
  • Location: Auxiliary Services Building – Auditorium (north end) 7905 S. Redwood Road, West Jordan

Participating Colleges & Universities include:

  • American College of Education
  • Argosy University
  • Brigham Young University
  • Columbia University
  • Concordia University
  • DeVry University
  • Grand Canyon University
  • Lesley University
  • Southern Utah University
  • University of Utah
  • Utah State University
  • Utah Valley University
  • Weber State University
  • Western Governors University
  • Westminster College

Walk This Way Wellness Challenge & Workout Warrior Flyers. See PDF for full text.

This month’s Wellness Challenge and Workout Warrior both focus on walking. “Walk This Way” will encourage you to “STEP” up to fitness and get walking!

Employees who sign up will receive weekly emails while tracking their walking. You can then use your October step totals to enter a drawing for a $10 Amazon gift card.

In a recent edition of JEM, employees were informed that with the beginning of the new school year comes new pay rates along with new insurance premiums.

To clarify, insurance premiums are not going up.

This message was shared to encourage all employees to log in to Employee Access and review their personal information for accuracy. For employees who participated in Open Enrollment and made CHANGES to their insurance plans, premiums may be different.

  • Help Desk 801-567-8737  (For Employee Access login and password assistance)
  • Payroll 801-567-8154
  • Insurance 801-567-8146
  • Human Resources 801-567-8150

Dear Employees,

With the beginning of the new school year comes new pay rates along with new insurance premiums.

All employees are encouraged to log in to Employee Access and review their personal information for accuracy. Also, please be sure to verify that your name and address is correct in the system. This information can all be located under the EMPLOYEE INFORMATION tab.

Your actual paycheck is available to view up to two (2) days prior to payday each month in CHECK HISTORY.

  • Help Desk 801-567-8737  (For Employee Access login and password assistance)
  • Payroll 801-567-8154
  • Insurance 801-567-8146
  • Human Resources 801-567-8150

Jordan's Digital Learning department is accepting applicants for new cohorts of the Educational Technology Endorsement Program (ETEP) for 2019.

The Educational Technology Endorsement Program (ETEP) is an intensive 1-2-year professional development program provided to a group of Jordan teachers by the Jordan Digital Learning Department. It comprises a blend of evening face-to-face sessions and online learning in which teachers explore ways to leverage classroom technology in a constructivist, student-centered approach to increase instructional effectiveness and student achievement.

Endorsement objectives include:

  • Enhance teacher instructional practices by using technology seamlessly in classrooms
  • Emphasize project-based learning, constructivist approaches, and student-centered classrooms
  • Enrich instructional effectiveness
  • Increase student academic achievement

This program is intensive, with participation in a 3 credit hour course required every semester. Each course includes 5-6 face-to-face sessions as well as an online component. At the successful completion of the program, participants will have received 18 credit hours (USOE or UVU) and also receive their Educational Technology Endorsement.

The district provides the following for each participant:

  • 18 hours of college or lane change credit.
  • Participant must pay for UVU credit. USBE credit is free.
  • Educational Technology Endorsement on teaching certificate. (Participant must submit paperwork.)

If you have any questions about the ETEP program please contact Raimee Jensen at 801-567-8158 in the Digital Learning staff.

In our continuing efforts to partner with parents for the academic success of students, Jordan School District is providing parents with access to Canvas to observe their student’s progress. Canvas is the Learning Management System being used throughout the district.

We hope that this resource will:

  • Provide parents with more specific information about their student’s curricula, so they have better insight into the work that teachers and students are doing in the classroom.
  • Provide more meaningful information that may be used to improve conversations concerning academic progress between parents and students.

When parents access Canvas, they will be able to see:

  • course syllabus
  • course assignments
  • feedback on assignments (if appropriate)
  • grades on individual assignments

IMPORTANT: The total grade in Canvas may be different than the term grade in Skyward. Skyward will continue to be the official record for student grades and all official Jordan School District communication. Parents should continue to use Skyward to monitor their student’s progress in each of the courses.

Attention JSD Educators,

The new high school in Herriman will open in August, 2019 and is now accepting applications for the following positions (Phase A):

  • Athletic Director
  • Media Specialist
  • Student Body Officer Advisor
  • CTE Coordinator (To begin January 15, 2019)
  • Head Counselor (To begin January 15, 2019)

Multiple Department Chair positions.

  • Fine Arts
  • Business
  • Family and Consumer Science
  • Performing Arts
  • Science
  • Social Studies
  • Skills and Technology
  • World Languages
  • Driver's Education
  • Health
  • Physical Education

The following positions have been filled at the principal’s discretion:

  • Special Education Team Lead
  • Dept. Chair – Language Arts
  • Dept. Chair – Mathematics
  • Dept. Chair – Music

Additional compensated work for certain positions may be required prior to the beginning of the contract year.

​JSD educators interested in applying for the positions listed above ​must submit ​an application​ using Skyward "Employee Access".  Please see the attached tutorial for application instructions.  External applications will be accepted after JSD educators have been give first consideration.

For information regarding a position advertising schedule, position descriptions and instructions on how to apply, visit the Work At Jordan Job Postings at the New Schools page.

For assistance in accessing Skyward Employee Access, please contact the Help Desk at 801-567-8737.  For questions regarding positions at the new high school, please contact principal Mike Kochevar at

Please be aware of the upcoming professional development opportunities in language and visual arts. Register on JPLS for any of the following:

  • ‘Depth of Knowledge’ – Sept. 11 or Nov. 7, 2018, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • ‘Socratic Seminar’ – Sept. 12 or Nov. 15, 2018, 4 – 6 p.m.
  • ‘Using An AP Approach to Teach Writing’ – Sept. 19 or Nov. 28, 2018, 4 – 6 p.m.