Join the Jordan Education Foundation in helping to provide Christmas for deserving secondary students in Jordan School District through the annual Christmas for Kids event.
Students in need are carefully selected by school counselors, administrators and JSD Education Support staff to receive a free shopping spree at Gordmans. The students get to choose necessities like coats, boots, shoes, clothing, socks and other needs.
If you would like to donate or volunteer as a chaperone, please visit the Christmas for Kids website.
Jordan School District is hosting multiple teacher transfer fairs in the coming months in anticipation of opening four brand new schools.
The transfer fairs are open to all current JSD teachers. Your ID badge is required and we ask that you bring resumes.
Visit workatjordan.org/apply today for current job openings.
- 2018-19 Revised Teacher Transfer Fair Flyer
Lighten Up is an 8-week educational series of classes developed by registered dietitians and exercise specialist. Lighten Up is perfect if you’re working on achieving the BMI improvement rebate and are ready to commit to a healthy lifestyle.
Thanksgiving’s Heroes would like to feed families who would otherwise go without this holiday season. To nominate a family you believe is in need and deserving of a complete Thanksgiving meal, please use the following links:
- Thanksgiving's Heroes Nominate a Family Online Form
- Thanksgiving Heroes Flyer & Printable Nomination Form
After receiving feedback on previous boundary Options A and B, the Board developed boundary Option C. Feedback will be gathered through a new survey until midnight on Friday, November 9.
A vote to finalize boundaries is scheduled for the Board’s public meeting on November 13. You can participate in the survey using the link below. Thank you for your participation in the boundary process.
- Boundary Option C Survey
The District will be conducting a software upgrade to Sprocket on November 8, 2018 at 1 p.m. The process will take 2-4 hours and Sprocket will be unavailable during this time. If you have any questions please contact Sandi Abplanalp at 801-567-8616.
Please see the attached information regarding contributions to your URS Savings Plan.
With the flu season ahead, you still have a chance to get your flu shot at a local clinic.
You can go to Costco, Walmart, Smiths or any Express Scripts in-network pharmacy.
Show your medical/pharmacy ID card and the pharmacy will bill Express Scripts directly with $0 copay.
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 ebook.com
- The real site is ebooks.com
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) .
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 https://schools.utah.gov/curr/licensing/additionalprocesses.
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 https://www.schools.utah.gov/#tab_2797_2.
To apply to the program, go to the TSSP Service Site at firstname.lastname@example.org . 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
email@example.com or directly to 801-538-7580.
Thank you for your ongoing commitment to provide education excellence to every Utah student!
TSSP Program Specialist
Tel: 801.538.7580 | Fax: 801-538.7973 |E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
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 workatjordan.org/apply to view the openings and to apply.
Thank you to those who applied for teacher grants.
Applicants will be notified concerning the status of their grant request between October 31, 2018 and November 9, 2018.
Eligible employees will soon be receiving information in the mail regarding enrollment in a CRX program. CRX is an international prescription program offering select brand name medications with $0 copays.
See the attached information about the CRX program.
The 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
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
Here's the latest URS flyer, focused on understanding your tier 2 options and three things new members can do immediately.
All District employees are invited to nominate outstanding Elementary School Principals for a Utah Association of Elementary School Principals (UAESP) award. To nominate someone, please fill out the following survey by Oct 1, 2018.