We are Jordan Ridge Eagle Leaders!
We are learners who lead. We help each other succeed.
Dear Jordan Ridge Community,
We are starting our annual food drive service project. November 27- December 15.
Please take a few minutes to show your students this video and talk to them about helping out for the food drive. There is a box in each hall to collect food. We are working on getting a box in each classroom. Student Council members will come by and pick up the food to put under the Christmas tree in the front lobby. If you have any questions, please contact Chris McIntyre or Cindy Epperson. Thank you!
Video link: Kids Respond to Child Hunger
Any nonperishable or high protein storable food items are great, but here are some suggested items:
- Peanut butter
- Canned fruit or vegetables
- Spaghetti sauce
- Cereal- any kind
- Packaged dinner- (Hamburger Helper, Rice-a-Roni)
- Macaroni and cheese
- Canned soups
- Spaghetti O/ Raviolis/ chili
- Variety of pasta
- Cake mixes/ brownies
- Flour/sugar 5 pound bags
- Brown sugar
- Condensed milk
- Shelf-stable milk
- Snacks: crackers/ fruit snack/ granola bars
Hello Jordan Ridge Community!
We have a few announcements for you this week:
Picture day is on Tuesday, September 19th! Click here for ordering information. Your child will also be bringing home a hard copy of this ordering information.
Our annual Jogathon is coming up on September 26th. Your student will be bringing home a packet of information and a tracking sheet today. Our theme this year is LET'S GLOW! We believe that the funds that are gathered will literally help our school glow with opportunities! The Jogathon pays for field trips, STEM night, teacher appreciation, school supplies and more! Packets are due September 29th. Thank you in advance for supporting your student to earn money for our school!
The online scheduler will go live on Wednesday, September 20th at 4:30 PM. Please sign up for an appointment as soon as possible. If you need a virtual meeting, sign up for an appointment and then contact your child’s teacher to arrange for a virtual meeting.
BOO to the Flu
Community Nursing Services will be at our school during Parent-Teacher Conferences to give flu shots! Bring your insurance card and your entire family!
They will be available to give flu shots at the following dates/times:
Wednesday, October 4th: 4:00-7:30 PM
Thursday, October 5th: 1:30-5:30 PM
Grandparents, Books, and Breakfast!
Join us for our first ever Grandparents, Books and Breakfast event on Thursday, October 5th! Students can invite grandparents or other family members/friends to have breakfast together in our cafeteria starting at 8:00 AM. After breakfast, families can browse the book fair until 9:00 AM.
Please RSVP to this event by scanning the QR code on the flier. We have limited space in our cafeteria so we will have to close the form after 150 people have signed up. Families are welcome to purchase breakfast from the cafeteria or bring their own breakfast.
Please try to sign up by Friday, September 15th!
Dear Jordan Ridge Families,
We are so excited to welcome you back for the 2023-24 school year! At Jordan Ridge, we are driven by our mission statement: We are learners who lead. We commit to succeed.
Our teacher teams have been working hard in their Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) to ensure every student has the individualized attention they need to succeed. These teams have combed through the curriculum to identify essential standards, created assessments to demonstrate mastery of those standards, and planned for interventions and extensions to support student learning of essential content.
Some of these interventions are through Jordan School District’s adopted model of reading intervention, called Walk to Read. You may have heard your child talk about it at home. Through this model, students are screened for learning gaps and receive explicit instruction on specific reading skills. This model of intervention is also used in math for every grade level. We have seen some fantastic growth in our students as a result!
Students who have mastered the content are given extension opportunities. We are fortunate to be able to continue to be part of a pilot program that gives us a full-time Gifted and Talented Specialist. Her overarching duty is to increase the capacity of all teachers in the building to reach gifted learners. Through this combination of specifically targeting learning gaps and extending student learning, we believe all students will have the opportunity to have their individual learning needs met.
We finished our pilot year for standards-based grading! Thank you for your patience and feedback as we learned how to adjust to this improved way to communicate student progress. Our teachers were able to develop tools to better track student progress towards core standards which in turn, allowed for deeper discussion and a clearer picture of student understanding. If you are new to this widely used tool or would like a refresher on standards-based grading, here’s a link to the video that was created by our school: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9BasRTi0vyk
Lastly, we believe that when expectations are clear and communicated effectively, students will rise to the occasion. To this end, we have made efforts to revamp the code of conduct and implement a series of “What if I do? What if I don’t?” consequences. We are putting forth extra effort to help every student understand how good learners and leaders behave, and to make sure those expectations are consistent throughout the school. We ask for your help in reinforcing these positive behaviors and helping students learn any new routines. You can access our code of conduct here.
We are looking forward to a wonderful school year!
Melissa Beck, Principal
Jarom Airhart, Assistant Principal
Teacher assignments will be in Skyward on August 10th. You can view teacher assignments in Skyward by clicking on “schedule” in the left-hand margin.
Monday, August 21st from 5:30-7:00 PM
5:30-6:00 PM-General session in the auditorium
6:00-7:00 PM-Open house; families may visit teachers in their classrooms
**There will not be sessions like in the past. Families are welcome to just visit classrooms at their own pace.
**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 Kindergarten Appointments section below).
First Day of School for grades 1-6
Tuesday, August 22nd
School Start/End Times
9:00 AM-3:35 PM
9:00 AM-1:00 PM
AM Classes: 9:00 AM-11:40 AM
PM Classes: 12:55-3:35
All-day Kindergarten follows the regular school bell schedule.
Kindergarten Open House and Testing Appointments
An open house will be held on Tuesday, August 22nd from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM for morning classes and from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM for afternoon classes. This gives children the opportunity to meet their teacher, explore the classroom, and meet new friends.
Please see this letter for information on signing up for a testing appointment.
No First Grade Appointments
The district has made a change so that all schools have first graders start on the first day of school. Therefore, first graders will start on Tuesday, August 22nd and will no longer have appointments on the first day.
Remember that we need every family to complete online registration for every child attending Jordan Ridge every year! When you log on to Skyward to check your teacher assignment, please take a few minutes to complete online registration for each child. We would be so grateful for your help in getting this completed early. This online registration must be completed before students can access their Chromebook.
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!
School Breakfast and Lunch
Breakfast will be available from 8:30-9:00 AM. Please make sure students arrive by 8:45 AM so they have enough time to eat and are not late to class.
Families must once again apply for the income-based free and reduced meals for the 2023-24 school year.
**Please note that the fee waiver application is not the same as the free/reduced lunch application. Please see the hyperlink in the previous section for the free/reduced lunch application.
Drop Off and Pick Up
Remember that we now have 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 3:45 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:
Enter the WEST lot to park in the NORTH lot by 3:25 PM.
Follow all procedures for parking in the NORTH lot (see video).
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).
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.
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.
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
Openings still Available
We are SO grateful for the incredible response to the job openings at our school! We have been able to fill many of the positions. We are still looking for great candidates to fill the following positions
- Part-time Resource Teacher (licensed position): 20 hours per week, Monday-Thursday (afternoons). Work with small groups of students in the Resource classroom. Educator/Special Education licensing required. Apply under “licensed.”
- Art Teacher (this is not a licensed position): 3-5 hours every other Friday. No art teaching experience necessary! Collaborate with an amazing team of people to develop lessons using the Great Artist curriculum. Teach lessons to one set of classes. Basic understanding of classroom management is helpful, but not required. Apply under “Classroom Assistant.”
- PE Teacher (this is not a licensed position): 25 hours per week, Monday - Thursday and every other Friday. Can be shared between two people (i.e. two days a week or half days). Facilitate physical education activities/lessons to all grade levels. No teaching license or experience required. Basic understanding of classroom management is helpful, but not required. Apply under “Classroom Assistant.”
Instructions for how to apply for any of these positions can be found here. You can also email Principal Beck if you have any questions.
We are excited to offer choir again this year! Grades 2-6 are eligible to participate; see this flier for more information. Practices will start Thursday mornings on August 31st.
School Community Council
The school community council is a great way to collaborate with school patrons and staff to identify the school’s greatest needs and prepare a plan to fund expenditures to meet those needs. If you would like to serve on our school community council (SCC) this year, please email Principal Beck at email@example.com.
We look forward to seeing you in a few weeks! Please call the office if you have any questions. 801.254.8025.
Show your Eagle School Spirit by wearing Jordan Ridge apparel and/or school colors red, blue, silver during the week and every Friday.