Michelle Vance

 Jordan Valley


Principal's Message 5/22/14

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Dear Parents, Guardians, and Group Homes of Jordan Valley Students:

We just received important news about next school year that we wanted to forward to you.
The Canyons Education Association announced Wednesday night that its members approved the 2014-2015 contract for teachers. The Canyons Board of Education approved the contract in its May 6 public meeting.

The teacher contract gives elementary schools and Jordan Valley a new schedule for the 2014- 2015 school year. The new schedule is designed to help each individual student achieve academic success. It establishes consistent daily instructional time five days per week. It also redistributes time in the regular work day for teachers to plan individually and in teams so they can give special attention to each student’s achievement and adjust their lessons to ensure that all students succeed.

To assist you in your planning, our bell schedule in the 2014-2015 school year will be as follows:

9:30-4:00 Monday through Friday
(this year was 9:25-4:00 M-Th with early out every Friday)

Office and staff hours will be from 8:15-4:15 (last year was 8:30-4:30). This change will allow more time in the mornings for meetings and professional development.

The new schedule also includes seven early-out Fridays (instead of every Friday) to give teachers time for professional development. Those early-out days will be as follows: Sept. 26; Oct. 24; Dec. 5; Jan. 30; Feb. 20; March 27; and April 24.

The 2014-2015 academic calendar is enclosed.
More information about the schedule and teacher contract, which includes additional

compensation for teachers, can be found at Thank you for your attention to this important matter.

Mark Donnelly Principal, Jordan Valley

Disability Exemption

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The tax form TC-40D is available again for families with dependent children with disabilities. Part 1 is for parents of a dependent child with a disability, 2 years old and younger. Part 2 is for parents of an eligible student with a disability 21 years of age or younger. Part 3 is for parents with a dependent adult child with a disability 18 years of age or older.

In order for parents to qualify for this disability tax exemption under part 2, the child must be 21 years of age or younger, must currently be enrolled in a public education program, and must have an IEP for a disability in one of the following categories:

     - Autism
     - Deafness
     - Developmental Delay
     - Dual Sensory Impairment
     - Hearing Impairment
     - Intellectual Disability
     - Multi-disability
     - Orthopedic Impairment
     - Other Health Impairment
     - Traumatic Brain Injury
     - Visual Impairment

The form can be obtained from the Canyons School District website (select Departments / Special Education / Parent Resources - the link is under Important Documents), from the state tax site (, or by calling 801-826-5022.  Parents/Guardians will need to bring the completed form to the child's special education teacher or school administrator to be signed in the "authorized certification signature" box.

ESY 2014

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The Extended School Year (ESY) program for Canyons District will be held at Jordan Valley School.  Students, who qualify, may attend the ESY program, which is designed to maintain specific goals.  Teachers from throughout the district will be the ESY staff.

Students will attend school from 8:30 – 11:30 a.m. on the following dates:

             June 23, 24, 25, 26th

             July 28, 29, 30, 31st

             Aug. 4, 5, 6, 7

Transportation will be provided.  Bus drivers will contact parents regarding pick-up and drop-off times.