Principal's Message

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February Principal’s Message

I would like to thank our parents, guardians and group homes for your participation in our
Parent Teacher Conferences (PTC) this week. We had 80% parent/Guardian participation. PTCs are a great time to celebrate your student’s activities, projects, and progress in his or her classroom. 

Phase 2 of our building remodel will be starting, hopefully, in March. Two classrooms at a time will be completely renovated. This will include bathrooms and kitchenettes. The Remodel will begin in the South end of the building.

DLM? Remember how at each IEP and at the end of the year we talk about UAA (Utah Alternative Assessment)? We still will talk about UAA and your student will be assessed but only for Science. Students will be assessed in English Language Arts and Math using Dynamic Learning Maps (DLM). This assessment will take place three times a year and will start this Spring.

Here is a quick explanation of DLM with more information available at dynamiclearningmaps.org:

“The Dynamic Learning MapsTM (DLM®) project offers an innovative way for all students with significant cognitive disabilities to demonstrate their learning throughout the school year via the DLM Alternate Assessment System. Traditional multiple-choice testing does not always allow students with significant cognitive disabilities to fully demonstrate their knowledge. By integrating assessment with instruction during the year and providing a year-end assessment, the DLM system maps student learning aligned with college and career readiness standards in English language arts and mathematics.

The DLM system is accessible by students with significant cognitive disabilities, including those who also have hearing or visual disabilities, and/or neuromuscular, orthopedic, or other motor disabilities. DLM assessments are flexible. They allow for the use of common assistive technologies in addition to keyboard and mouse and touch-screen technology”.

Important Upcoming Dates:

February 16th No School President’s day recess
February 20
th Late Start day. School starts at 11:15
February 27
th Staff Professional Development
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Principal's Message February 2016

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Principal’s Message February 23rd I would like to thank all the parents and guardians that were able to attend the family meeting as part of the External Visit from AdvancEd. AdvancEd is the company that oversees the accreditation process for Jordan Valley and all the High Schools in Canyons District. They were very impressed with the input from families and the Jordan Valley staff and students. They did approve us for accreditation. It has been an extremely good self-reflection process for Jordan Valley. Our School Musical Aladdin is coming up soon. The classrooms are deep into their play practice sessions and are doing a great job. Our dates have been pushed back one day. The new dates will be Wednesday March 23rd and Friday March 24th at 10:30 am in the Jordan Valley Cafeteria. We look forward to seeing you.

Principal's Messge September 29, 2015

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Parents/Guardians/Group Homes,

The school year is moving along rapidly.  After the success of our Back to School Night September 1st we are now approaching our Fall Parent Teacher Conferences.

Next Wednesday and Thursday the 7th and 8th of October we will be holding Parent Teacher Conferences from 4:15-8:15. 

Your classroom teacher will personally call you and set up a time to meet. 

Conference times will be set up in ½ hour blocks.  Parent Teacher Conferences are a time to celebrate specifics of what your student is working on in the classroom.  Curriculum in Math, Science, and English Language Arts will be discussed as well as the Functional Life skills your student is working on.

Our PTA will be having a meet and greet both nights with snacks in the South Media area of Jordan Valley.  This is time for parents/guardians to meet each other and socialize.

We look forward to seeing you on the 7th or 8th of October.

Also as a reminder we will not be having school October 2nd, October 9th, and October 15th and 16th.


Mark Donnelly

Town Hall Meeting

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You and your community are invited to a

Town Hall Meeting For Parents, Teachers and Patrons of Canyons School District

Thursday May 21st, 7:00-8:30 pm Jordan High School Choir Room

Hosted by Board Members Robert Green, Precinct 1; Clareen Arnold, Precinct 4 and Steve Wrigley, Precinct 5

This is an opportunity for you to share your thoughts and provide input to your elected School Board representatives. If you have questions or comments, please contact
Mr. Green at
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Mrs. Arnold at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Mr. Wrigley at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.