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Jordan High To Go Virtual During Week Leading Up to Winter Recess

Jordan High students will be home in the days leading up to the holidays — but that doesn’t mean they won’t be engaged in learning.

Starting Monday, Dec. 14, all Beetdiggers will turn to online learning for the last week of school before Winter Recess. The decision to move to virtual classes for a short period of time was made Friday, Dec, 11 after Canyons District’s Administration met with Salt Lake County Health Department officials to discuss the number of confirmed cases among the Jordan High school community in the past 14 days.

Also taken into consideration was the increased positivity rate in the Sandy neighborhoods near the school.

Jordan High teachers will provide instruction in the virtual format until Thursday, Dec. 17.

Friday, Dec. 18 is scheduled as a day of planning and preparation for teachers and independent learning for students.

In-person instruction at Jordan High will resume on Monday, Jan. 4.

Following guidance from the Salt Lake County Health Department, when students return after Winter Recess, the number of COVID-19 cases associated with Jordan will reset to zero on Canyons District’s COVID-19 data dashboard.

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Jordan Returns To Online Learning Monday Dec 14th

Online Learning Begins Monday Dec 14th

The reason for the pivot is that our positive cases are well over 20, we have over 150 students in quarantine, and the transmission rate in Sandy is almost to 30%.  As last time, students will still be expected to attend their classes synchronously each day. We have outlined some important information for this online pivot:

Attending Classes;

  • Students who normally attend in-person classes will attend all classes synchronously online. The schedule is as follows:
    • Mondays and Wednesdays:
      • 1st period:            7:45-8:15 a.m.
      • 2nd period:           9:15-9:45 a.m.
      • 3rd period:            11:30-12:00 p.m.
      • 4th period:            1:00-1:30 p.m.
    • Tuesdays and Thursdays:
      • 5th period:            7:45-8:15 a.m.
      • 6th period:            9:15-9:45 a.m.
      • 7th  period:           11:30-12:00 p.m.
      • 8th period:            1:00-1:30 p.m.
    • Students will be expected to attend for the first 30 minutes of class to earn credit for participation. If they cannot attend, teachers will record their Zoom meeting or Googlemeet. Students are expected to put in an additional 30 minutes of work time beyond this meeting time. Some teachers may choose to stay on the Googlemeet or Zoom to help students with the assignment. We encourage students to do this, as we have seen higher assignment completion rates.
    • If the student cannot attend, they will be expected to watch the uploaded recording and complete the assignment. This assignment may be different from the one completed during the Zoom meeting, but it will cover the same content. Parents will need to call and excuse these absences if the student does not attend the synchronous session live.
    • Teachers will have the Zoom or Googlemeet link on their Canvas home page so that students can easily access it. Students must follow the norms for online learning: dressed for school, cameras on, appropriate language and interactions on the Zoom with both teacher and other students, fully engaged in the lesson.
    • Here are the instructions for logging into live instruction:  https://youtu.be/h0J5_1NtbjI/
    • Teachers will either use Zoom or Googlemeet for their virtual learning and the links will be on the Canvas Home Page.
    • If a teacher is sick, they will leave a note on their Canvas home page. They will then upload their lesson materials to Canvas, and the student will do this instead of the synchronous learning with their teacher.

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Jordan High ‘Diggers Return Nov. 30 to On-Campus Learning

Jordan High will return to in-person learning on Monday, Nov. 30. 

After the Thanksgiving Recess, Jordan Beetdiggers who are registered for in-person classes will attend school on campus Monday through Thursday with Fridays set aside for independent study and teacher preparation. 

Jordan High had pivoted to online learning for all students because of rising numbers of COVID-19 cases associated with the school. Also considered in the decision to pause on-campus classes for two weeks was the increased positive rate in the community surrounding the school.

The two-week online-learning schedule has allowed time to greatly reduce the number of students and employees who are on isolation or quarantine status.

While the ‘Diggers have been engaged in online learning with Jordan High’s skilled and hard-working teachers, the school has been thoroughly cleaned.

Canyons District continues to ask the community to follow safety precautions, especially over the holiday weekend. Please wear face coverings, wash your hands, use hand sanitizer, and observe physical distancing guidelines in public.

Parents are asked to monitor children daily for symptoms of COVID-19. Please contact a health provider if children begin to exhibit any of the symptoms of the novel coronavirus.  Those symptoms include a fever, cough, fatigue, muscle or body aches, new loss of taste or smell, a sore throat, congestion, nausea, or difficulty breathing. 

Questions? Please direct email to communications@canyonsdistrict.org. Parents also can call their child’s school or the District Office at 801-826-5000 during work hours.

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