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Jordan School District has an immediate opening for a Human Resource Administrator supporting Licensed employees.   Please refer to the details below:

General Function:
The Human Resource Administrator – Licensed is responsible for the recruitment, employment, placement, retention and licensure of licensed personnel and for the management of related personnel services.  Will provide guidance and assistance to administrators and employees regarding employment, recruitment, employee discipline, training, leaves, policy interpretation or other related areas.  Will assist in the development, implementation and direction of programs under the supervision of the administrator.

Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in human resources, business or an administrative license in education with an interest in human resources.
  • Five years of administrative or leadership experience in human resources, business or education.
  • Knowledge of USBE licensing guidelines preferred.

Position Closes July 2, 2021 or until filled.  Selected applicants will be interviewed.

Jordan School District is offering several paid administrative internship openings for the 2021-22 academic year.
  • 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:
    1. be enrolled in a university administrative/leadership program, OR
    2. Have a current in state or out-of-state administrative license, OR
    3. be in the JSD Administrative Pool.
  • Administrative Interns are paid on a teacher salary schedule – 187-day contract plus 10 additional days. A night stipend will be added according to level.
  • Assignment locations are to be determined.
  • If you are interested in this internship opening, apply today!
  • Frontline Application Tutorial

Planning & Enrollment Calendars PageWe hope you’re enjoying your summer and getting some much needed and deserved rest. In preparation for the 2021-22 school year, we wanted to make you aware of a couple of items.  As you know, Jordan School District will no longer have any year-round schools this fall. As a result, it becomes possible to align calendars at all levels to provide clarity and consistency for families and employees.  In order to accomplish this, elementary schools will be adjusting from a trimester to a quarter calendar. We will continue to have parent teacher conferences twice a year at approximately the end of first and third quarter. An updated 2021-22 calendar is available on the Planning & Enrollment Calendars page. More details will be provided at the beginning of the school year.

Thank you for your dedicated work on behalf of students.

The following are new administrative assignments effective July 1, 2021:

  • Jarom Airhart, administrative intern at Academy Park and Plymouth Elementary in Granite School District, appointed assistant principal at Aspen and Terra Linda Elementary.      
  • Aubri Moench, teacher at Fox Hollow Elementary, appointed assistant principal at Riverton and Jordan Hills Elementary.

July 2021 ARUP FlyerWhile you may be taking a vacation this summer, the NEED for blood donations is not.

Blood Donations have fallen to their lowest point ever this summer. Donating blood takes less than 1 hour and can help save up to 3 lives. An ARUP Blood Services blood donation center is only 20 minutes away.

Your Blood Donation is needed NOW! Please schedule your appointment to donate blood by calling 801-584-5272 or logging onto arupbloodservices.org.

URS Retirement FlyerURS Individual Retirement Planning Sessions are now available through video conferencing or over the phone.

Meet one-on-one with a URS Retirement Planning Advisor for custom retirement guidance. The format will be identical to in-person sessions previously offered throughout the state.

We can answer questions and provide advice about your retirement benefits such as:

  • Which Tier 2 benefit should I choose?
  • How much should I save?
  • Which retirement savings plans (401(k), 457(b), IRA, Roth IRA) are right for me?
  • Which investments are right for me?
  • How much will my pension pay me in retirement?

Go to www.urs.org/us/counseling for more information about Individual Retirement Planning and how to sign up for a session.

URS Financial Wellness Sessions FlyerURS now offers a brand-new program designed to improve your financial wellness and lower your financial stress. All employees are eligible to participate. These new sessions are separate from the one-on-one retirement planning sessions that URS also currently offers. 

What can you expect? In these free, confidential sessions conducted via videoconferencing, the goal is to assess and improve your overall financial wellness. URS advisors do this by reviewing and addressing three key areas: 

  • creating a debt management plan, 
  • building an emergency savings fund, and 
  • developing a workable spending plan. 

As there are opportunities to make improvements, your advisor will give you specific recommendations. URS advisors can address other financial topics with you as well. If you have any questions about the URS financial wellness program, you can call the URS Retirement Planning Advisor line at 801-366-7470. 

As part of the financial wellness program, you also now have access to a variety of financial wellness calculators. These calculators are great tools for doing “what if” scenarios on different topics, such as refinancing a mortgage, calculating a car payment, etc. The calculators can be accessed at fwcalculators.urs.org. 

How can you sign up for a personal financial wellness appointment? URS provides this service at no cost to you. You register online through your myURS account at www.urs.org. Once you are logged in, click on the Education tab, and then click on Individual Financial Wellness Sessions. You can then choose a date and time that is convenient for you via a videoconference. These sessions typically last one hour. 

Child Abuse Prevention Login Page

Per state statue all school district employees are to be trained annually concerning Child Sex Abuse Prevention or Human Trafficking Prevention. This year (2021-22) Child Sex Abuse training will be replacing the Human Trafficking Prevention training conducted last year in Crucial Concerns and Policies within Skyward Employee Access.

At the end of the training there will be a Certificate of Completion you may print or screenshot for your records. 

The Board of Education has reached negotiated agreements with JESPA. Details of the agreements can be found below:

  • Steps will be given for education support professionals for the 2021-22 school year.
  • A cost of living adjustment of 3.13% will be added to all steps for education support professionals.
  • Employees will cover fifty (50) percent of any future insurance premium increase and the District will cover fifty (50) percent of any future insurance premium increase; however, there is no insurance premium increase for the 2021-22 contract year.
  • The statement in DP344 Vacation Schedule for Twelve-MontPersonnel II.B. stating: “After September 30, the vacation allowance may not exceed the days accrued for the current year” will temporarily, for the 2021-22 year only, be adjusted to “After December 31, the vacation allowance may not exceed the days accrued for the current year.” The intent is to move the deadline of September 30 for using vacation days to December 31 for the 2021-22 year.
  • Due to the moratorium placed on DP354B NEG – Attendance Incentive-Education Support Professionals last year for the current year, the funds normally used for this incentive were instead used to pay those individuals who would not have otherwise qualified for the State COVID Stipend. As a result, no attendance incentives will be paid in July 2021.
  • DP354B NEG – Attendance Incentive-Education Support Professionals will be revised to allow Education Support Professionals who have up to four qualifying absences to receive the full absence incentive amount.

The Board of Education has reached negotiated agreements with JEA. Details of the agreements can be found below:

  • All salary levels on the traditional licensed salary schedule will be increased $1,875 (base salary of $50,500).
  • Employees will cover fifty (50) percent of any future insurance premium increase and the District will cover fifty (SO) percent of any future insurance premium increase; however, there is no insurance premium increase for the 2021-22 contract year.
  • Teacher Legislative funds will be distributed at a standard rate per qualifying teacher regardless of years of service or the school level of the employee.
  • Notification from Human Resources will be sent on October 1 and February 1 informing applicable employees that a seventh period has been authorized and approved but is subject to change.
  • The 187th contract day will remain as a flexible work day, not specified on the calendar but must be worked by Thanksgiving of each year.
  • Due to the moratorium placed on DP354 NEG -Attendance Incentive-Licensed last year for the current year, the funds normally used for this incentive were instead used to pay those individuals who would not have otherwise qualified for the State COVID Stipend. As a result, no attendance incentives will be paid in July 2021.
  • DP304 NEG Teacher Transfer policy suspended through September 30, 2020.
  • Two policies will be updated.
    • Policy DP354 NEG Attendance Incentive will be revised to allow teachers who have up to four absences to receive the full absence incentive amount.
    • Policy A5 NEG Released Time for Licensed Employee Agent Group President will be revised to include clarifications and updates that reflect current practices.

The following are new administrative assignments:

New Assignments effective July 1, 2021:

  • James Groethe, assistant principal at Copper Hills High appointed assistant principal at Bingham High School, replacing Kenneth Damron who resigned.
  • Sterling Hunt, assistant principal at West Jordan High appointed assistant principal at Copper Hills High, replacing James Groethe who was transferred.
  • Noelapoomaikala (Noelani) Ioane, teacher specialist in Teaching & Learning appointed assistant principal at West Jordan High, replacing Sterling Hunt who was transferred.
  • Josh Sullivan, assistant principal at Channing Hall, appointed assistant principal at Bluffdale and Antelope Canyon Elementary.
  • Aubri Moench, teacher at Fox Hollow Elementary, appointed assistant principal, on an open contract, at a location to be determined.

During the 2021-22 school year, Jordan School District will offer coursework for a gifted and talented (GT) teaching endorsement in partnership with Southern Utah University.

How will a GT teaching endorsement benefit me?

  • A GT endorsement will build a knowledge base about an important sector of education.
  • A GT endorsement will help teachers build a repertoire of strategies to challenge all students by adding depth, complexity, higher-order thinking, and creativity to daily instruction.
  • A GT endorsement will help teachers develop differentiation strategies to better meet the unique needs of high-ability learners in all classrooms.
  • A GT endorsement will qualify educators to teach in an ALPS classroom and to hold other positions in gifted and talented programming.

What are the credit requirements for a GT endorsement?

  • Four core classes are required for the Endorsement:
    • EDUC 5400 3 Credit Hours Learning, Development, and Individual Differences in Gifted Education
    • EDUC 5440 3 Credit Hours Learning Environments for Gifted Students
    • EDUC 5430 3 Credit Hours Curriculum and Instructional Planning in Gifted Education
    • EDUC 5420 3 Credit Hours Assessment in Gifted Education
  • A “professional learning activity” is also required. Examples of this include participation in an additional class, webinar, or conference, specific to gifted and talented education. A wide variety of opportunities at local, state, or national levels will satisfy this requirement.

What are the current costs for a GT endorsement?

  • SUU Recording Fees: $23 per credit hour / $69 per 3-hour core class.
  • Books: $50.00 (approximate) per core class.
    • Some books can be borrowed from the GT department.

What format will be used for instruction? When and where will the classes be held?

  • Jordan School District instructors teach classes in a blended format with two sessions each week:
    • One session will be in a live format: face-to-face or online.
    • One session will be virtual/asynchronous and may include practical classroom applications.
  • Live classes: Tuesdays from 4:15 - 7:15 p.m. at the ASB or online via Zoom.
  • Asynchronous classes: three-hours of instruction/activities via Canvas.
  • Each core class will last approximately eight weeks.
  • Using a hybrid of a live and virtual format, the four core classes can be completed in one school year.

Are you interested in joining the 2021-22 GT Endorsement cohort?

Contact for questions you may have: Rebecca Smith rebecca.smith@jordandistrict.org / 801-567-8368.


Gifted and Talented (GT) Endorsement / 2021-22 Cohort

  • Live sessions will be held on Tuesdays from 4:15 - 7:15 p.m.
  • Live sessions will be held at the ASB or through an online format.
    • A detailed schedule will be included with each class.
  • Virtual / asynchronous classes will be completed between the live sessions.
Learning, Development, and Individual Differences in Gifted Education
EDUC 5400  (3 Credit Hours)
Learning Environments for Gifted Students
EDUC 5440  (3 Credit Hours)
Curriculum and Instructional Planning in Gifted Education
EDUC 5430  (3 Credit Hours)
Assessment in Gifted Education
EDUC 5420  (3 Credit Hours)
Instructors Rebecca Smith, Taryn Cox & Frankie Walton Rebecca Smith, Taryn Cox & Frankie Walton Rebecca Smith, Taryn Cox & Frankie Walton Rebecca Smith, Taryn Cox & Frankie Walton
Session 1 Live - Aug. 24, 2021 Live - Oct. 26, 2021 Live - Jan. 4, 2022 Live - March 15, 2022
Session 2 Virtual / Asynchronous Virtual / Asynchronous Virtual / Asynchronous Virtual / Asynchronous
Session 3 Live - Aug.31, 2021 Live - Nov. 2, 2021 Live - Jan. 11, 2022 Live - March 22, 2022
Session 4 Virtual / Asynchronous Virtual / Asynchronous Virtual / Asynchronous Virtual / Asynchronous
Session 5 Live - Sept. 7, 2021 Live - Nov. 9, 2021 Live - Jan. 25, 2022 Live - March 29, 2022
Session 6 Virtual / Asynchronous Virtual / Asynchronous Virtual / Asynchronous Virtual / Asynchronous
Session 7 Live - Sept. 14, 2021 Live - Nov. 16, 2021 Live - Feb. 1, 2022 Live - April 5, 2022
Session 8 Virtual / Asynchronous Virtual / Asynchronous Virtual / Asynchronous Virtual / Asynchronous
Session 9 Live - Sept. 21, 2021 Live - Nov. 23, 2021 Live - February 8, 2022 Live - April 12, 2022
Session 10 Virtual / Asynchronous Virtual / Asynchronous Virtual / Asynchronous Virtual / Asynchronous
Session 11 Live - Sept. 28, 2021 Live - Nov. 30, 2021 Live - Feb. 15, 2022 Live - April 26, 2022
Session 12 Virtual / Asynchronous Virtual / Asynchronous Virtual / Asynchronous Virtual / Asynchronous
Session 13 Live - Oct. 5, 2021 Live - Dec. 7, 2021 Live - Feb. 22, 2022 Live - May 3, 2022
Session 14 Virtual / Asynchronous Virtual / Asynchronous Virtual / Asynchronous Virtual / Asynchronous
Session 15 Live - Oct. 12, 2021 Live - Dec. 14, 2021 Live -March 1, 2022 Live - May 10, 2022

Open enrollment is ending June 15.  One final week to go to the InfinityHR enrollment system to enroll or make changes to existing plans.  
 
As a reminder if you wish to participate in Flexible Spending or Dependent Care, you must elect new amounts each plan year.
 
Be sure you receive a Confirmation Statement after you review and confirm your elections or changes will not be processed.
 

If you have any questions please reach out to the JSD Insurance department and they will be happy to assist you (801-567-8146).


Enrollment May 15 – June 15
Benefit eligible employees will need to login to the InfinityHR enrollment system to verify dependents, add beneficiary information, make open enrollment elections, and enroll in Flexible Spending.

Open Enrollment Tips

FSA and Dependent Care
If you wish to participate in Flexible spending or dependent care, you must elect new amounts for your flexible spending account each year using the InfinityHR online enrollment tool.

Benefit Statement Confirmation
Be sure you receive a Confirmation Statement after you review and confirm your elections.

Confirmation Dialog Box Sample

H.S.A. Contributions
H.S.A. direct deposits can be made through the payroll department, not through the InfinityHR online tool.

This is your last chance to request reimbursement for eligible STEM courses taken between July 1, 2020, and June 30, 2021. If you want to see a complete list of courses that qualify, or have questions about this program,  please look over the Frequently Asked Questions Document.

In order to qualify for the reimbursement, you must complete the Google Form and include all requested attachments. Read the Google Form carefully to make sure you provide the necessary documentation. Please submit your completed Google Form by June 7 @ 5:00 PM.

Looking for a great class to help you blend technology and learning?  Sign up in JPLS today for a Digital Teaching and Learning Summer Course. Learn about Canvas, Nearpod, Google and more. Search DTL in JPLS to see the summer catalog of courses.


Summer Course OfferingsJSD Digital Teaching and Learning Summer Course Offerings
June 14 - August 8 

  • You will learn all the basics and advanced features of Nearpod and connect pedagogy to creating Nearpod lessons.
    • Nearpod Certified Educator
    • Nearpod Certified Educator: Advanced
  • Use Canvas to effectively organize assignments, quizzes, and discussions.
    • Canvas for Elementary Teachers
    • Canvas for Secondary Teachers
  • Work toward Google Educator certifications.
    • Google Certified Educator 1
    • Google Certified Educator 2 - By invitation
  • Come explore a variety of tech tips for teachers
    • Especially for Digital Coaches
    • Get Ideas for Tech Tuesdays

To register for a course, use the following link or go to JPLS and search for "DTL"


Questions?  Contact Jared Covili at 801-567-8191 or jared.covili@jordandistrict.org

June 2021 Be Well CoverCheck out the June 2021 Be Well newsletter from EMI. Stories include:

  • Family Exercise Advice - Regular exercise together with family can help keep you strong physically and emotionally, especially during challenging times. Summer season is a good time to focus on being more active, especially outdoors.
  • Smart Sipping - Sugar-sweetened beverages have become the single greatest source of calories and added sugars in the American diet. We consume lots of sugar-rich sodas, fruit drinks, iced tea and energy drinks, and that’s problematic because overconsumption is linked to an increased risk of heart disease and type 2 diabetes.
  • Family Health and Fitness Day is June 12 - Exercise for kids and parents is important for health. And pursuing fitness together can be fun, too. The American Academy of Pediatrics advises finding activities the whole family can enjoy, such as playing in the park.
  • Headache Awareness Month - Forty million Americans suffer from chronic migraines, tension and other headaches, according to the National Headache Foundation. The NIH reports headaches are a major cause of missed work. While sudden and severe headaches warrant immediate medical care, don’t ignore any frequent or chronic headaches.

To receive the monthly Be Well Newsletter via email and check out back issues, please visit the EMI Hope Health Newsletter page.

The following are new administrative assignments:

New Assignments effective July 1, 2021:

  • Michael Haynes, JEF Board Member appointed director of the Jordan Education Foundation, replacing Steve Hall who is retiring.
  • Amanda Bollinger, consultant in Special Education appointed staff assistant in the Special Education Department.
  • Kaye Rizzuto, Social Studies teacher at Elk Ridge Middle appointed consultant in the Teaching & Learning Department, replacing Pam Su’a who is retiring.
  • Tamara Rajczyk, teacher specialist in Special Education appointed consultant in the Special Education Department, replacing Shelly Davis who is retiring.
  • Audrey Fish, assistant principal at Fort Herriman Middle appointed principal at Sunset Ridge Middle, replacing Kim Searle who is retiring.
  • Lisa Jackson, principal at Southland Elementary appointed assistant principal at Fort Herriman Middle, replacing Audrey Fish who was transferred.
  • Garett York, assistant principal at Westvale Elementary appointed principal at Southland Elementary, replacing Lisa Jackson who was transferred.
  • Tyler (TJ) Davenport, elementary teacher at Plymouth Elementary in the Granite School District, who was offered open contract in February 2021, appointed assistant principal at Westvale Elementary, replacing Garett York who was transferred.
  • Frank Preston, assistant principal at Herriman and Butterfield Canyon Elementary appointed assistant principal at Herriman and Daybreak Elementary.
  • Jennifer Smith, assistant principal at Foothills Elementary appointed assistant principal at Copper Canyon and Welby Elementary.
  • Michelle Kilcrease, assistant principal at Blackridge Elementary appointed assistant principal at Blackridge and Foothills Elementary.
  • Angela Hamilton, assistant principal at Bastian Elementary appointed assistant principal at Bastian and Butterfield Canyon Elementary.
  • Allyson Stovall, assistant principal at Southland and Welby Elementary appointed part-time assistant principal at Southland Elementary.
  • Kami Taylor, teacher specialist in Teaching & Learning appointed consultant for STEM and Computer Science in the Teaching & Learning Department.
  • Todd Theobald, assistant principal at Daybreak Elementary, part-time, appointed part-time administrator on special assignment in the Teaching & Learning Department.