November Principal's Message

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I hope all of our families our enjoying the lovely Fall weather.

Thank you everyone for your support during our Halloween Parade. We were fortunate enough to also have the Canyons Superintendent Dr. Jim Briscoe join us for the parade and be one of the judges for the post parade festivities.  

At schools in the Canyons School District one way student progress is monitored throughout the year is through report cards.  This is done three times a year.  At Jordan Valley we do the same progress monitoring in the form of a Progress Summary Report. These Reports are done three times a year.  They are a way of reporting to families current progress their student is making toward their IEP goals.  We report out to families in the Fall, Winter, and Spring just like other schools.  A difference is that parents/guardians will recieve one of the three Progress Reports at the beginning of the yearly IEP meeting. That way current progress can be reported on the current goals right before the new goals on the IEP are addressed.  

As a reminder, as the weather is getting colder please dress your students appropriately.

Mark Donnelly, Principal, Jordan Valley School

Parent Teacher Conferences

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Thank you families/guardians/group homes/friends for the amazing turn out at our Back to School Night on September 8th.  Our staff enjoyed having dinner with you and then showing you all the wonderful things happening in their classrooms.

Teachers will be contacting you soon for Parent Teacher Conferences.  They will be held on the evenings of the 28th and 29th of September.  That is a Wednesday and Thursday.  This will give you a chance to individually talk to your students teacher about the outstanding things your student is doing in the classroom and throughout Jordan Valley.  Please let your teacher know if you would like any of the Related Services to attend the meeting.

Thank you,

Mark Donnelly
Jordan Valley School

Back to School Night September 8th

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Thank you everyone for making our return back to school very smooth.  It is wonderful to see all the Jordan Valley students again and to see all of our new students.

Our annual JORDAN VALLEY BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT is coming up soon.  It will be next Thursday the 8th of September from 6:00-7:30 in the evening.  It will take place in front of the school.  This year we will have games and a BBQ as in the past.  There will be no charge for the games nor dinner.  At 7:00 parents, guardians and group home staff will be invited to go into your students classrooms to visit with the teacher and talk about all the wonderful things happening in your students classroom.

See you on the night of the 8th of September!!!

Mark Donnelly
Jordan Valley School

August Principals Message for Parents/Guardians

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Dear Parents/Guardians and Group Homes                                                     August, 2016

I hope you have had an enjoyable summer.  I want to make sure you have the below information before school starts.  It is very important that you register ASAP.  Transportation cannot pick up your child for school until you have completed the registration process.

If your child has attended Jordan Valley before go to to start the registration process.  If your student is new to Jordan Valley and you have not received a letter from Canyons district with your login information call Jordan Valley at 801-826-7200 to get your login information.

The below procedural information is important for the beginning of the year. 

1.  School begins August 24th.  We follow the elementary Calendar. The students will be in school from 9:25 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9:25-2:20 on Fridays.  This is the same schedule as last year.  Kindergarten starts Monday August 29th

2.  The Canyons District Transportation phone number is 801-826-5252.  Please call them with transportation changes or student absences.  A day or two before the school year starts you will be contacted by a Canyons District bus driver regarding specific pickup and drop off times.

3.  Jordan Valley office hours are from 8:15 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. Monday through Friday.  Should you need to contact your child’s teacher we encourage you to call them between 8:15-9:15 am.  During school you are welcome to leave your teacher a message to call you.  During school times teachers will be busy attending to their student’s needs.

4.  There will be a link for school lunch information when you go online to register your student. Please keep your child’s/student’s lunch account current.  We recommend you pay for lunch with a check or electronically. 

An application form for free/reduced lunch is also available online.  If you feel you qualify, please return the completed form on the first day of school - August 24th.  There is no grace period for free/reduced lunch.  Applications are accepted throughout the school year should your financial situation change.

5.  Utah state laws require that all students be fully immunized and the school must have a copy of the form before they attend school.  If your child is new to our school (Kindergarten or transfer student) please see that their immunizations are current. If you’re getting an exemption for health/personal reasons, the forms must be signed at the State Board of Health.

6.  Please keep your child/student at home if they are ill.   Many of our students have health problems that are made worse by colds and flu.  Our school nurses will contact you with health concerns.

7.  You must bring your student’s medications to school with the appropriate signed physician’s orders.  Do not send medications on the school bus.

8.  Please send extra clothing for your student that is clearly marked with their name.  Also, if your student is going to use the swimming pool/therapy pool, please send a swimsuit clearly marked in permanent ink.  We will send the  swim authorization form home the first week of school. 

Enjoy what is left of your summer.  We look forward to a wonderful school year with your Jordan Valley student.

Mark Donnelly