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School Breakfast & Lunch - We will be serving breakfast & lunch at Hayden Peak starting Monday, April 13th.  Please note the following:
  • School breakfast and lunch will not be served in Jordan School District during Spring Break (April 6-10).
  • Breakfast will no longer be served in the morning. Instead, a grab-and-go breakfast for the next day will be provided with lunch.
  • Starting on Monday, April 13, Lunch (with a to-go breakfast for the next day) will be served every day from 11:00 a.m. to noon.
  • Breakfast and lunch are free to all children age 18 and younger.
  • Please maintain social distancing by staying in your vehicle for curbside service. If you are walking to the school, please stay at least six feet apart as you line up. Please do not come for a meal if you are sick.
    • We will add 5 NEW LOCATIONS for lunch and breakfast service together at 11:00 beginning April 13:
      • Bastian Elementary
      • Blackridge Elementary
      • Hayden Peak Elementary
      • Golden Fields Elementary
      • Monte Vista Elementary
  • Teachers will not be available over Spring Break
  • The Student and Parent Technical Support Hotline (801-567-8999) will not be available during Spring Break (April 6-10). Access will resume on Monday, April 13 from 8:00-4:00.
  • Beginning Monday, April 13, students and parents will need an appointment to access schools.
  • Schools can be reached by calling the main number from 8:00-1:00 or by emailing a member of the staff. Please see the school’s website for more information.
  • We understand that grades can be a concern during school dismissal. If you have concerns that digital learning has negatively impacted your child’s grades during school dismissal, please contact the teacher directly. You can also contact your child’s counselor or principal for help.

Gov. Gary R. Herbert, State Superintendent Syd Dickson, and Acting Commissioner of Technical Education Jared Haines announced today that Utah’s K-12 public schools will extend their dismissal through Friday, May 1st, and that Utah’s technical colleges will suspend teaching from Monday, March 30 until Friday, May 1. These entities will continue to evaluate the situation to make a determination about the remaining school year.

El gobernador Gary R. Herbert, el superintendente estatal Syd Dickson, y el comisionado interino de Educación Técnica Jared Haines anunciaron hoy que las escuelas públicas K-12 de Utah extenderán su despido hasta el viernes 1 de mayo, y que las universidades técnicas de Utah suspenderán la enseñanza desde el lunes, 30 de marzo hasta el viernes 1 de mayo. Estas entidades continuarán evaluando la situación para tomar una determinación sobre el año escolar restante.

Sunday, March 15, 2020

Dear Hayden Peak Parents,

As you know, the Governor announced on Friday that all public schools in Utah will be dismissed beginning Monday, March 16, for a period of two weeks. This is a pre-emptive measure to prevent the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus). This means that Hayden Peak, along with all schools in Jordan School District, will not be in session and no students will attend in person from March 16 – 29, 2020.

It is important for parents to know the following:


Attendance Incentives

  1. Hayden Peak’s monthly attendance incentives will be suspended for the rest of the 2019-2020 school year.

Breakfast and Lunch

  1. Breakfast and lunch will continue to be available, for pick-up only, starting Wednesday, March 18, 2020.
  2. Students should enter the lunchroom through the lunchroom door. This is the same door they use for breakfast or to exit to the playground each day after lunch.  Important Note:  Students will take their lunch home as we are practicing social distancing. They cannot stay and play on the playground or fields as there will be no supervision outside.

Pick-Up Breakfast times:  7:30 am – 9:00 am

Pick-Up Lunch times:  11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Student Learning Will Continue at Home

  1. Teacher Preparation - Monday, March 16 and Tuesday, March 17 will be used as planning days for teachers and staff and staff to further prepare for at-home learning.  At home learning will begin on Wednesday, March 18, 2020.
  2. What will learning look like? Teachers will be contacting students and families to let them know what  learning will look like for their students while school is not in session.  Learning can come in many ways  including online learning, emailing assignments, providing class materials that can be picked up from school at arranged times, emailing packet to students, using software programs, etc.

Internet Access and Access to an Electronic Device

  1. For students who do not have access to a device at home, a parent may come in and check-out an electronic device from the school.
    • Pick-up Information:

Tuesday, March 17, 2020 from 8:00 am – 3:30 pm.

8:00 am – 10:00 am     Last names starting with A-J
10:00 am – 12:30 pm     Last names starting with K-O
12:30 pm – 3:30 pm      Last names starting with P-Z

**If this schedule does not work for you come whenever you can.  If you need to come another day please call the office and we would be happy to make other arrangements.

    • Limited number of devices – Please be aware that if we do not have enough devices, we may need to limit the  number of devices that can be checked-out to one per family.
    • Faster Process - To make the process faster, you can download and print the JSD-Chromebook User Agreement and bring the completed form with you to school.
  1. For those families without Internet access, please call the school at 801-280-0722.

If you have questions or concerns, please call the office at 801-280-0722 during regular school hours. Thank you in advance for all your patience as we work through this new process together.  Please let your students know how much we will miss them while we are apart from each other.  I know that with all of the amazing students, parents, teachers and staff that we have here at Hayden Peak, this will turn out to be a grand adventure we will have together!

Jennifer Fisher, Principal

Cathy Ford, Assistant Principal

It’s almost Spring!  I can feel it!  I’m writing this newsletter by a sunny window on Sunday afternoon. It’s so nice to see the coldness of Winter fade away.  Spring is the season of change.

We have some changes happening here at school too.  As many of you know, our Administrative Assistant (secretary), Peggy Bawden, is leaving after 21 years at Hayden Peak. She is leaving to become the administrative assistant (secretary) at the new elementary school.  It’s been hard for all of us to watch her go.  Mrs. Bawden has managed the emotional climate at Hayden Peak with fun holiday and monthly traditions for teachers, academic and attendance recognitions for students, kept staff in the know about meetings and trainings, and supplied substitute teachers in classes when teachers have to be out.  She has made sure the budgets are operational, as well as supporting virtually everything else that goes on in our campus.  A whole generation of students have been the recipients of her love and caring.   We know the new school will have a better start and wonderful first years because Mrs. Bawden will be there, but we will miss her deeply.

Taking Mrs. Bawden’s place is one of our own, which we are excited about.  Jeniffer Murphy has been running our student computer lab and recently was promoted to the digital learning coach in our school.  She will now be the administrative assistant (secretary) at Hayden Peak.  She knows all our students and all our traditions.  She brings her own deep skill set and support of students and teachers.  I asked Mrs. Murphy to tell us a few things about herself.  This is what she told me: “After many years working for large corporations like Microsoft and United Airlines, I followed my kids to school.  I have spent the last 15 years working in the schools using my skills in technology supporting administrators, teachers, and students.  I started at Hayden Peak five years ago after moving to Utah for my husband's job.  I have worked in the classrooms with the Meet the Masters program, the computer lab, and recently as a digital learning coach. In my free time I enjoy reading, quilting, crafting and spending time with my family. I am so excited to continue to work with our staff, students, and families in my new role in the office.  Hayden Peak is a great place to be and I look forward to this new adventure!”  We also are looking forward to having Mrs. Murphy in the front office.

Instructional methods change too, and our teachers are deeply immersed in some new programs offered by Jordan District.  As research into best practice becomes more evidence-based and scientific, our district adopts programs with significant results.  Our younger grades have begun using a program that enhances the understanding of phonemic awareness (the ability to distinguish speech sounds that will later be represented by combinations of letters).  Teachers and reading assistants received training on this program in the Fall.  Now, teachers in the upper grades are receiving training on a phonics program that helps students decode multi-syllabic words.  We have a district assigned literacy coach in our building as well as a teacher on special assignment as an instructional coach, and our teachers are continuously improving their skills.  We are excited to be part of a school where all of us are lifelong learners.

As always, let us know when you see ways we can improve our work with your children.  We are excited to see them grow, as we welcome another year of Spring.  Happy Sunshine!

Jennifer Fisher, Principal

Cathryn Ford, Assistant Principal

Click to print a copy of Principal's Newsletter March 2020

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