The following guidelines have been adopted by all Jordan District schools.
Emergency Communications Procedures – Severe Weather Closure Days
Schools in Jordan School District will remain open, if at all possible, on all scheduled school days. Even when weather conditions are extreme, every effort will be made to keep schools open in the belief that it is in the best interest of the students. Since parents are the primary protector, they will need to decide what is right for their children. The option to keep children home when weather conditions are extreme is always at the parents’ discretion, and the school understands and respects the decision.
On occasion, severe weather conditions may force school closures. The following information outlines the communication procedures that will be followed if such school closures become necessary.
- Media Announcements
Parents and employees should listen to these designated radio or television stations for school closure information between the hours of 6-8 a.m. (If schools dismiss early, the media will air the announcement as soon as possible.)
- Radio Station
- KSL-1160AM / 102.7FM
- TV Stations
- KSL — Channel 5
- KUTV — Channel 2
- KTVX — Channel 4
- Fox-News — Channel 13
- Listen for One of These Messages
One of the following messages will be aired by the media:
- “Schools Will Be Closed” (day and date)
- “Schools Will Start Late” (day and date)
- “Schools Will Dismiss Early” (day and date)
- Keep Phone Lines Free
Telephones will be used for emergencies; therefore, parents are asked not to call the schools or the school District.
- Closures Posted on the Web
School closure information will be posted by 6:30 a.m. on Jordan School District’s Website at jordandistrict.org.
- Authorized Statements
The media will only announce school closures when authorized by the Superintendent of Schools or his/her designee after he/she has consulted with the Executive Director of Auxiliary Services, the Transportation Director, the National Weather Service, and other state, county and city agencies.
- Closures for One Day Only
All announcements are for one day only.
- Normal Operation
No announcement means normal operation.
- Parents Need An Emergency Plan
Parents are encouraged to establish an emergency plan for their children in the event that schools are closed, start late, or are dismissed early. Parents should instruct their children where to go or what to do if a parent is not at home.
- Bus Stops
Parents are asked to meet their students at bus stops when buses are running on delayed or emergency schedules.
- Make-up Days
The Utah State Office of Education requires a minimum of 180 instructional days of school. Days lost because of inclement weather will be made up first on the Washington and Lincoln Day Recess (Presidents’ Day) and then during Spring Recess (as per District Policy D207-Calendar Development).
- Late Start
When the District has designated a school day as “Schools Will Start Late,” the expectation is that employees will arrive at their schools/departments at their regular contract time, or as soon as the employees can arrive safely.
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