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September 3, 2021

Hello Jordan Ridge families!

We are having such a great year! Thank you again for being so supportive and kind. We are so lucky to get to work with amazing families! Please take a minute to read the following information:

 

A Message About Green Ribbon Week,  Hosted by our PTA

Hopefully you’ve noticed the green ribbons tied around the outside of the school. They are there as a visual reminder to students and parents to be careful and stay safe when walking, driving, and riding to and from school.

Remember the safety rules:

I will walk on the sidewalk.

I will cross the street at a crosswalk or corner.

I will look left-right-left before crossing the street.

I will walk on the left and ride on the right.

I will stop and look before crossing a driveway.

I will buckle up on every ride.

Thank you, and have a fun, safe school year!

 

Call for PTA Volunteers

Just a reminder that we need more PTA volunteers! Volunteers do not have to attend every event; you can choose which ones work best for your schedule. If you would like to be added to the list, please send an email to desireegvd@yahoo.com

 

Flexible Friday

The upcoming flexible Friday will look very similar to our Fridays last year. Teachers will notify families if they would like to have your child come in for some in-person work. All students will be given an assignment to work on at home. The expectation is that students spend some time working on this assignment at home on Friday.

Breakfast and lunch will be available on Flexible Friday. Breakfast will be served from 8:15-9:00 AM. Lunch will be served from 11:00-1:00 PM. Students can either eat in the cafeteria or take a grab-and-go meal.

Busing and crossing guards will be available on the same schedule as every other Friday.

School Community Council 

In accordance with Jordan District Policy AA437, a School Community Council consisting of school employees, the school administrator, and parents or guardians of students attending the school must be organized for the 2021-2022 school year.

Members of the School Community Council (SCC) participate in the development and implementation of the following:

  • School Landtrust Plan

  • School Neighborhood Access Plan (Safe Walking Route)

  • Community discussion of school related concerns

Jordan Ridge is seeking candidates for this year’s School Community Council.  Each term on the council lasts two years. If elected, you will attend a minimum of four meetings a year and your email address and phone number will be posted on the school website. To become a candidate, please email Principal Beck by Friday, September 10th. If there are enough Council positions available for candidates interested, an election will not be necessary. If there is more interest than positions available, an election will be necessary.

In order for the Council to take action on any issues, a majority of members must be present at any given meeting.  Please consider your availability before volunteering. Meeting dates will be determined at the first meeting.

Thank you for your continued support in helping make Jordan Ridge a place where learners lead and commit to succeed!

Jordan District Fall Family Fair

The Language and Culture Services Department is sponsoring a fall family fair! Come learn about the departments and resources in our District as well as the business partners around us. See this flyer for more information.

Free COVID testing at Elk Ridge Middle School

The testing site at Elk Ridge Middle will now be available Monday-Friday! See the flyer for instructions on how to schedule an appointment.

 

Remember, no school on Monday for the Labor Day holiday!

August 27, 2021

Hi Jordan Ridge Families,

We wanted to send out some upcoming events so you can get them on your calendar. But first, our amazing band teacher has a message for you:

If your 4th, 5th, or 6th grade student is interested in joining the band at Jordan Ridge, Monday is the day! We will start with a parent meeting Monday, August 30th at 3:45pm in the BTS portable (portable #6 - closest to the north parking lot with the ramp). Mrs. Worthen will answer all the questions you knew you had and some you never knew you needed answers to including instrument rentals, books, rehearsal schedules, performance schedules, and who this "enthusiastic" person is that LOVES teaching elementary band!

If you haven't had a chance to fill out the sign up form, please do so here: 

https://forms.gle/TtnKfmLPTWEVgFb19  

There will be extra copies available at the meeting if you don't get a chance to fill it out prior. 

Can't wait to meet you and your awesome students!

Jen Worthen

 

Upcoming Events:

August 30-September 3: Green Ribbon Week-The PTA will be sending home some information about pedestrian/motor safety.

September 6: No School-Labor Day holiday

September 8: District hearing screening-All students will be screened this year.

September 10: Flexible Friday-In-person attendance not required. Students will either be invited to come work with their teacher and/or complete an assignment at home.

September 22: Fall pictures!

September 29: District vision screening for grades K, 1, 3, and 5. If your child is not in one of these grades but you would like them to be screened, please contact their teacher.

Have a wonderful weekend!

August 23, 2021

Hi Jordan Ridge Community,

What a fantastic start to the school year! There is such a great feeling in the building and we are so happy to be back together again. Your kids are absolutely amazing! They are so kind and so positive. In the lunchroom, they say please, thank you and excuse me! Wow! We feel so lucky to have your kids at Jordan Ridge.

We also wanted to give a huge shout out to parents! You helped us have a near flawless experience with managing buses! Thank you so much for following the directions for drop-off and pick-up. We are so grateful for your help, kindness and understanding with this new adventure.

We wanted to give you a few updates and reminders:

 

Traffic/Buses

Front/North Parking lot

We have asked our staff to park in the back (North) lot so patrons can use the front (South) lot for drop-off and pick-up. I don’t think we communicated this to parents, so we have noticed many empty stalls that patrons can use to drop-off and pick-up students in the front lot. Especially after school, if you notice the line is backed up on 9800 South, please consider using the drive-thru lane to park in the front lot to drop off or pick up. We ask that patrons who are parked along the curb for pick-up be cognizant of cars trying to leave the parking stalls and kindly work to back up or move forward a little bit to allow them to safely exit their parking stall.

Please remember to have your children use the crosswalk (located right at the front doors) when crossing this lot! Patrons should also use the crosswalk when crossing the parking lot.

West Parking Lot

The buses are getting here between ~8:35-8:40 AM in the mornings. We have had buses arrive late so we are grateful for your understanding in having to keep the lot closed until the bus arrives.

In the afternoon, the buses are getting here ~3:25-3:35. Remember that you are welcome to use the North lot for pick-up, but you must get in there before buses arrive. Based on when buses have been arriving, it would be best to try to get to the North lot before 3:25 PM.

Breakfast

We are so lucky to have breakfast for the first time this year. This has been a huge learning curve for us and we apologize that some students have had to wait longer in the breakfast line than we would like. We have also had WAY more students participate in breakfast than we anticipated!

We have arranged for additional staff to help make breakfast go more smoothly. Additionally, we are going to let students come into the cafeteria starting at 8:15 AM to start breakfast.

We have noticed that students who come after 8:45 AM for breakfast are getting to class late. The start of the day is so important, so we want to encourage parents to drop off students before 8:45 AM if they are going to get breakfast.

Lastly, we ask that you help remind your student to go back outside (except on inside days) after finishing breakfast and not walk around in the halls.

Drop-Off

Our teachers go out for duty/supervision at 8:40 AM. We ask that unless students will be eating breakfast, please try to drop off at 8:40 AM or later. We just want to make sure students are supervised on school grounds.

 

Openings

We have a few openings for assistants (including in the lunchroom) at the school. If you know of someone who has the skill set to work with students, please direct them to look at our open positions at workatjordan.org.

Playground After School

We try to help students move quickly home after school so students are walking home in groups, which is much safer than by themselves. We welcome families to wait for students outside. Our 6th graders have recess until 12:55 PM. We just ask that on Fridays, families wait to have other children play on the equipment until the 6th graders have gone inside (1:00 PM). Thank you for your help with this!

PTA Volunteers

We would love to have more PTA volunteers! If you would like to be added to the volunteer list, please contact our PTA President, Nicole Kerr at jordanridgepresident@gmail.

Hello wonderful Jordan Ridge families!

We have a few more updates and reminders before we start school:

Fridays

Many parents have asked what Fridays will look like this year. The short answer is that Fridays will be the same as Mon-Thurs except that students will get out early (1:00 PM). Teachers will still be providing whole group and small group instruction so it is critical that students attend on Fridays!

Flexible Fridays: There will be four Fridays throughout the school year that are called Flexible Fridays. These are on our school calendar, but you can also access the dates and explanation for these Fridays here. Students will either be invited to come in for small group instruction or will receive instruction in a virtual format. More information will be provided when we are nearing our first flexible friday.

Masks

As you already know, masks are not required in schools at this point in time. Anyone who wishes to continue wearing a mask is encouraged to do so. We want to help all students feel comfortable attending school this year.

Teacher Assignments

You can now access your child’s teacher assignment in Skyward.

Back-to-School Night

Remember that our back-to-school night will take place on Monday, August 16th. The event will start with the virtual meet your teacher session at 6:00 PM, continue with a general session (available both in-person and virtual), followed by two, in-person sessions to meet your teacher. You can find the schedule of events for this night on the calendar on our school website (click on the event and more details will appear).

Zoom links for this evening will be posted on our website if you would like to join virtually.

Reminders for patrons

Please remember that dogs/animals are not allowed on school grounds. Sometimes it is fun to bring the family pet along for drop-off or pick-up, but it causes a potential safety situation and is not allowed per district code.

Please also remember that our West lot will be used for buses. We are going to do our best to still allow patrons to use this lot when buses are not present, but we ask that you please follow all of the rules regarding this lot. We have to follow Utah Code, which states that buses and cars cannot intermix on school grounds. We understand that it will be a learning curve for everyone, so please kindly follow any signage or verbal instructions so we can uphold Utah Code and keep our students safe.

Remember that traffic videos were sent out in an earlier Skylert. Please watch these so you know how to use this lot next week.

Extracurricular Activities 

We will be starting a few extracurricular activities this school year. See the flyers below for a description of each one.

Band

Email jennifer.worthen@jordandistrict.org with any questions

Choir

Email cindy.epperson@jordandistrict.org with any questions

Girls on the Run

Email corrine.fiso@jordandistrict.org with any questions

Girls on the Run

Jordan Ridge will be participating in the Girls on the Run program this year for girls in grades 3-6. We are so excited to offer this program in the Fall. Registration opens on August 1st. The Fall Program consists of 8 weeks of practices with two practices a week (we will have a week break for fall break). Practices will start September 13th and end November 18th. The 5K Celebration will be November 13th at Sugarhouse park. The cost of the program is $160 per girl, but there are scholarship options available (embedded in the registration). See the Flyer below for more information.

***If you are interested in volunteering (or you have a teenage daughter who would like to be a Jr. Coach please reach out to Miss Fiso (corrine.fiso@jordandistrict.org) for more information.**

GOTR Fall Program 2021 Flyer

July 21 Skylert

Jordan Ridge Families,

We are so excited to have students back for the 2021-22 school year! We wanted to send out some information and reminders for this upcoming school year.

Teacher Assignments

The district will release teacher assignments in Skyward the first or second week of August. You can view teacher assignments in Skyward by clicking on “schedule” in the left-hand margin.

Online Registration

Online registration must be completed every year for every student! We would be so grateful for your help in getting this completed early.

1.   Go to www.jordandistrict.org

2.   Under “Parents & Students” select “Family Access (Skyward)”

3.   Click “Login to FAMILY ACCESS”

4.   Enter your PARENT“login” and “password.”  The student login will not work.

a.   If you need to reset your password please contact the Main Office.

5.   Click “Registration for School”

6.   Select your student and complete each step. Make sure you have completed ALL steps!

Back-to-School Night

Monday, August 16th from 6:00-7:30 PM

Many families found it helpful last year to have the opportunity to join Back-to-School Night virtually, so we are going to offer both a virtual and in-person option to meet your teacher! The link to your teacher’s zoom session and to our general session will be posted on the front page of our school website on August 16th. For safety purposes, please rename your zoom to your child’s name so teachers know who they are letting in.

Kindergarten teachers will not be available during Back to School Night - Students and parents will meet with their teachers during their scheduled interview time (see below).

Schedule:

6:00-6:15: Meet your teacher (virtually)

6:15-6:30: General school information session (will also be available over Zoom)

6:35-6:50:Meet your teacher (in-person) Round 1

6:55-7:10: Meet your teacher (in-person) Round 2

First Day of School for grades 2-6

Tuesday, August 17th

School Start/End Times

Grades 1-6

Monday-Thursday

9:00 AM-3:35 PM

Friday

9:00 AM-1:00 PM

Kindergarten

Monday-Thursday

AM Classes: 9:00 AM-11:40 AM

PM Classes: 12:55-3:35

Friday

AM: 9:00-10:55

PM: 11:05-1:00

First Grade Appointments

Tuesday, August 17th

Students in first grade will come for a scheduled appointment with their teacher on the first day of school in lieu of a regular, full day.  Please see this letter for information about how to sign up for an appointment.

First Day of School for Grade 1

Wednesday, August 18th

Kindergarten Open House and Testing Appointments

An open house will be held on Tuesday, August 17th from 9:00 to 10:00 for morning classes and from 10:30 to 11:30 for afternoon classes. This gives children the opportunity to meet their teacher, explore the classroom, and meet new friends.

Please see this flyer for information on signing up for a testing appointment.

Breakfast

We are excited to be able to offer breakfast this upcoming school year! Breakfast will be served starting at 8:30 AM. Students should enter the main doors and walk to the lunchroom. When finished, students should exit the lunchroom doors and play outside until the bell rings.

Both breakfast and lunch will be free of charge to all students this school year.

**NEW**Drop Off and Pick Up

We will now have a few buses coming to our school. According to Utah State Code, buses cannot mix with cars at the school. Buses will drop off on the WEST side. We will block off the West side until about 8:45 AM when the buses leave. Patrons can use the West side for drop off after buses have left. Keep in mind that if a bus is late, we will have to keep the lot blocked off until it arrives.

The WEST side will be blocked off after school until about 3:42 PM. We will open it up as soon as buses leave the lot.

The front (SOUTH) lot will still be available for student drop off and pick up.

Patrons can still use the NORTH lot for pick up, but must follow these procedures in order to avoid interactions with buses:

  1. Enter the WEST lot to park in the NORTH lot by 3:25 PM.

  2. Follow all procedures for parking in the NORTH lot (see video below).

  3. Exit the NORTH lot by 3:41 PM (buses leave at ~3:42 PM) OR wait until buses leave the lot before exiting. (Safety patrol will block off the NORTH lot with cones while buses are leaving and then open it back up after they leave).

  4. Keep in mind that the bus schedule will trump any of these times for patron use. If a bus is early or late, we will have to block off the parking lot and can only accommodate patrons until buses are gone.

Please be patient with us as we learn this new procedure. We will do our very best to help make this a smooth adjustment. We suggest that students walk/bike to school if at all possible to help alleviate traffic congestion.

We encourage families to review our traffic procedures before the first day of school to help the flow of traffic. Below, you will find a map with text as well as links to some videos we have put together for some of our parking lots. We will have signs to help on the first week of school.

 

School Traffic Plan

See the document and videos below for our school traffic plan.

JR Traffic Plan 2021-22.pdf

Videos:

Church Parking Lot Traffic Safety Procedures

WEST Parking Lot Traffic Safety Procedures

NORTH Parking Lot Traffic Safety Procedures

Student Line-Up Before School

Students will play outside (except on indoor days; posted in the front window) in their grade-level area until the first bell rings at 8:55 AM. Students will then line up with their class (signs will be posted the first week of school) and wait for a teacher to call them into the school.

Students will line up in the following areas.:

Kindergarten and 1st grade: small playground at the front of the school

2nd grade: back (North) doors by lunchroom exit

3rd and 4th grade: SouthEast side of school by portable

5th grade: NorthEast side of school in between portables

6th grade: NorthWest side of school by 6th grade doors

 

We look forward to seeing you in a few weeks! Please call the office if you have any questions. 801.254.8025

Preschool

Just a reminder that we have a preschool at Jordan Ridge! Go to the following link for more information.

https://jcdc.jordandistrict.org/preschool/registration/

Girls on the Run

Jordan Ridge will be participating in the Girls on the Run program this year for girls in grades 3-6. We are so excited to offer this program in the Fall. Registration opens on August 1st. The Fall Program consists of 8 weeks of practices with two practices a week (we will have a week break for fall break). Practices will start September 13th and end November 18th. The 5K Celebration will be November 13th at Sugarhouse park. The cost of the program is $160 per girl, but there are scholarship options available (embedded in the registration). See the Flyer below for more information.

Fall 2021 Fillable Flyer.pdf

Waterford Upstart 

Please see the attached flyer for information regarding a free kindergarten preparation program.

K2021 Family Flyer small.pdf

 

Supplemental Student Accident Insurance

See the attached flyer for information about this insurance program for students.

Supplemental-Student-Accident-Insurance-Flyer.pdf


Show your Eagle School Spirit by wearing Jordan Ridge apparel and/or school colors red, blue, silver during the week and every Friday.

 



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