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Jordan High’s “Test to Stay” Event

Attention Jordan High Students and Parents:

The number of COVID-19 cases associated with Jordan High has reached the threshold that would require additional action to maintain the health and safety of our school community. However, instead of requiring a temporary pivot to online learning, the Utah Department of Health is allowing Jordan High to conduct a “Test to Stay” program. In this effort, participating students will receive a rapid antigen COVID-19 test at school and during 6th period on Thursday. If you have morning CTEC, we will test you at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday.

Jordan High’s “Test to Stay” event will be held on Thursday, Jan. 21 during 6th period. Parents must provide consent before students can participate. Jordan High parents can provide consent and register their students by following this link:

The following QR code will also take you to the registration link for the “Test to Stay” program:

We cannot test any student without the online registration completed. This registration must be completed with the supervision of a parent. This must be done before 6th period on Thursday.

Results of the test are received about 15 minutes after the test is taken. Those who test negative will remain in school. Those who test positive or choose not to test will learn remotely for 10 days and will be able to return to school on February 1st.  The aim of the program is to identify the asymptomatic carriers to reduce the risk of at-school exposures.

By holding the event, Jordan High School can maintain its in-person learning schedule.

Principal Wendy Dau will be sending more specific information.

Draper Park to Pivot Online Learning, Jordan High Plans to ‘Test to Stay’

Increased COVID-19 cases associated with Draper Park Middle and Jordan High are requiring mitigation efforts at both of the schools.

A temporary pivot to online learning is planned for Draper Park Middle, which currently counts 17 cases, according to county health officials, who also note the upswing in positivity rates in the Draper area.

As a result of the rising cases at the Draper school, all students at Draper Park will learn remotely from Thursday, Jan. 21 until Feb. 1. Students will attend school at Draper Park on Wednesday, Jan. 20 before beginning the period of remote learning.

Draper Park parents were notified on Tuesday, Jan. 19 of the decision to move online for a short period of time.

Jordan High parents also have been informed about a “Test to Stay” event being planned for Thursday, Jan. 21. The case count associated with the ‘Digger school community jumped to 26, and the ZIP codes surrounding the school also are experiencing an uptick in positivity rates.

Under the Utah Department of Health’s “Test to Stay” program, students at a school of Jordan’s size that has reached a 1 percent rate are offered rapid antigen tests at the school and during school hours. Those who test negative are able to remain in school and those who test positive are directed to isolate and learn remotely.

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Free Meals for Children Extended through End of 2020-2021 School Year

Canyons School District is extending its free meal service through the end of the school year.

This means all students — whether they are learning in the classroom or remotely — can receive free lunch and breakfast through June, 30, 2021.

There’s no need to apply for the U.S. Department of Agriculture-authorized benefit, which was originally set to expire at the end of December. All students are automatically eligible.

Canyons District is committed to ensuring no child goes hungry and has sponsored free meals throughout the pandemic. The USDA waiver provides the flexibility and funding to ensure nutritious meals continue to reach all children at a time of rising food insecurity.

Schools will continue serving meals in their cafeterias per the staggered schedules they’ve established to promote physical distancing. Online and at-home learners may pick up meals at specific times and locations as designated by each school. Additionally, these families may pick up meals for any siblings who are 18 years of age or younger. Schools ask, however, that they preorder their meals so that the kitchens know how much food to prepare.

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