Fun Fact Friday: Back to Traditional

Screenshot 2015-04-17 17.11.22Due to shifting enrollment, seven District elementary schools will be transitioning to a traditional calendar for the 2015-16 school year. This change will affect more than 5,200 students in these schools. The new school year will begin on Aug. 25 for the following elementary schools:

  • Butterfield Canyon
  • Columbia
  • Hayden Peak
  • Herriman
  • Mountain Shadows
  • Oquirrh
  • Riverton

Registration is now open. If you child is not registered, please call you neighborhood school now. To view the traditional calendar online, please visit http://planning.jordandistrict.org/files/053_1516tradcal.pdf.

Brasilandia Day is a Blast at Bluffdale Elementary

DSCN2106It was a little taste of Brazil at Bluffdale Elementary as dual language immersion students and their families gathered for a little ethnic fun. The school’s gymnasium was transformed into the colorful country of Brazil and students had to use their passports to enter. Once inside the country, they acquired currency and set off to spend their money at little stores, souvenir shops and on fabulous food. They could also have their pictures taken in front of a Brazilian beach backdrop. Throughout it all, the students spoke Portuguese to their families who came along on the fantasy trip. Thanks to everyone who organized and participated in this wonderful, educational event. Enjoy a photo gallery on our Facebook page.

Jordan School District Participates in Great Utah ShakeOut

DSCN2045Many Jordan District schools along with employees at Auxiliary Services and the District office joined nearly half a million people throughout the state of Utah participating in the Great Utah ShakeOut. This is a very important part of emergency preparedness as we teach our children and employees how to protect themselves in the event of a major earthquake. Thanks to everyone who took this drill seriously and practiced the drop, cover and hold on procedures that could save lives in the event of a damaging earthquake. Enjoy a photo gallery of students who participated in the ShakeOut at South Jordan Elementary and Copper Mountain Middle School.

Unified Police Escort Easter Bunny to Classrooms at Kauri Sue

DSCN1997Some awfully kind men and women in blue took time out of their busy schedules to put smiles on the faces of children at the Kauri Sue Hamilton School. Led by Sheriff Jim Winder, members of the Unified Police Department escorted the Easter Bunny to every single classroom. It was a special moment for many of the officers who got emotional and were nearly brought to tears by the huge smiles and hugs that came from excited students. Every child was given a stuffed bunny, a Unified Police badge and had a picture taken with the Easter Bunny, Sheriff Winder and other officers. But the biggest gift of all was the kindness and caring shared with these amazing special needs children on behalf of Unified Police. We’d like to extend a big thank you to these men and women who not only serve our communities but hold a special place in their hearts for students at Kauri Sue. Enjoy a photo gallery of this wonderful visit on our Facebook page. Take a look at the Deseret News photos from this event.

Fun Fact Friday: Serving Up Affordable School Lunch

Like all districts across the state, Jordan works hard to keep school lunch prices affordable for our students. For those who need help, we offer free and reduced meals at no cost or a fraction of the cost to families. Lunch prices in our schools have not increased in six years.

The Utah State Office of Education recently released their policy bulletin on child nutrition programs and their associated price. Take a look how Jordan compares with other districts along the Wasatch Front.

 District Elementary Middle High
Granite $1.50 $1.65 $1.65
Ogden $1.35 $1.85 $1.85
Jordan $1.75 $2.00 $2.00
Alpine $1.75 $2.00 $2.00
Canyons $1.75 $2.00 $2.00
Murray $1.70 $2.10 $2.25
Weber $1.75 $2.25 $2.30
Davis $1.85 $2.25 $2.25
Salt Lake $2.00 $2.30 $2.50
Charters *
$2.39 $2.60 $2.82

*This is a statewide average for charter schools. Not all charter schools serve lunch.