As Jordan Public Schools plans for the start of the 2020-21 school year, we are committed to keeping our families, staff, students, and community members informed. While there are still many uncertainties regarding what the upcoming school year will look like, we are hard at work to ensure our students continue to have access to a high-quality educational experience.
This web page serves as a hub for updates related to the reopening of our schools for Fall of 2020. The situation surrounding COVID-19 is evolving with time. We will regularly update this page as our plans continue to take shape. We encourage you to keep checking back for the latest information.
HIGHLIGHTS AND UPDATES
UPDATE 02/17/21: LEARNING MODEL CHANGE TO AFFECT GRADES 7-12
Grades 7-12 to return to in-person learning on Wednesday, March 3. Learn more.
UPDATE 12/22/20: "ROLLING START" CALENDAR ANNOUNCED
So families can plan accordingly over break, this communication will provide 1) a calendar link for the “rolling start” dates and 2) “no school” dates for previously scheduled professional development and learning model teacher transition days. Learn more.
UPDATE 11/12/20: DISTRICT ANNOUNCES LEARNING MODEL CHANGE
Tonight, district leadership presented a plan for a learning model shift to the Jordan School Board. With a growing number of positive COVID-19 cases in Scott County, increased community spread, and an increased number of school staff being directly impacted by COVID-19 isolation and quarantine, which affects our daily operations, a decision has been made to move to a Distance Learning Model for all students in grades K-12 effective Monday, November 23, 2020. This decision is not made lightly as we know it impacts students and families. To inform this decision, our district COVID-19 Leadership Team reviewed state and county data and trends, as well as local data (number of positive cases, quarantines, and ability to safely staff our buildings). Learn more.
We have developed a robust Health and Safety Roadmap for our district families, students, and staff. These health and safety protocols, like those implemented throughout our community and state, will help minimize risks for our students, staff, families, and community members. Learn more.
Today the district announced "Return to Learn: Orientation Week." The first week will look different than usual. Students and staff have been out of the physical classroom setting since March 18, 2020, and when they return to the classroom, the structures will have changed into a hybrid learning environment. Jordan Public Schools will bring students together on these very special targeted days throughout the “Return to Learn: Orientation Week” to focus on returning to this new learning environment while transitioning students back to school. Learn more.
- 17 February 2021 - Public Communications – Learning Model Change to Affect Grades 7-12
- 22 December 2020 - Public Communications – "Rolling Start" Calendar Dates Announced
- 16 December 2020 - Public Communications – Phased-in Return Communication
- 23 November 2020 - Public Communications – Attendance and Reporting COVID-Related Illness during Distance Learning
- 12 November 2020 – Public Communications - Learning Model Shift Announced
- 9 November 2020 – Public Communications - Learning Model Info and Updates
- 26 October 2020 – Public Communications - Adjusting Learning Models Based on Data
- 18 September 2020 – Public Communications - End of Jordan Virtual Academy and On-Site Enrollment Changes
- 11 September 2020 – Public Communications - COVID-19 Communications and Health and Safety Protocol Reminders
- 26 August 2020 – Public Communications - Health and Safety Roadmap Announcement [UPDATED LINKS]
- 14 August 2020 – Public Communications - "Return to Learn: Orientation Week" Announced (English)(Español)(русский)
- 6 August 2020 – Public Communications - Fall 2020 Academic Roadmap (English)(Español)
- 30 July 2020 – Public Communications - "Safe Learning Plan" Executive Order
LEARN MORE ABOUT STATE'S "SAFE LEARNING PLAN"
Experts at the Departments of Education and Health will partner with local school districts and charter schools to help make decisions about which learning model they should use to start the school year. While there are many factors to take into consideration when determining an appropriate learning model for school opening, the decision-making process will center on local data indicating the level of viral activity in the surrounding county.
- Frequently Asked Questions about "Safe Learning Plan"
DOCUMENTS: PROCESS FOR DEVELOPING GUIDANCE
- Executive Order 20-81 "Face Covering" (July 22, 2020) (PDF)
- Executive Order 20-82 “Safe Learning Plan” (July 30, 2020) (PDF)
- Executive Order 20-94 “Safe Learning Plan Improvement” (November 5, 2020) (PDF)
- State "Safe Learning Plan" Guidance from State (March 12, 2021)(PDF)
- MDE Guidance for Minnesota Public Schools: 2020-21 Planning Guidance for Minnesota Public Schools (March 12, 2021)(PDF)
- MDH 2020-2021 Planning Guide for Schools: Health Considerations (February 17, 2021)(PDF)
- MDH Decision Tree for People with COVID-19 Symptoms (December 21, 2020) (Español)
- MDH COVID-19 COVID-19 Sports Practice and Games Guidance for Youth and Adults (March 14, 2021)(PDF)
- MDH COVID-19 Music Activities and Performances (March 14, 2021)(PDF)
- MSHSL Event and Facility Management Guidance and Information (February 12, 2021)(PDF)