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Plan for At-School Learning at Butterfield Canyon Elementary

PLAN FOR AT-SCHOOL LEARNING at Butterfield Canyon Elementary



We are so excited to welcome back the students to Butterfield Canyon Elementary.  We have worked hard to consider the needs of all students, teachers, and parents as we implement Jordan School District’s plan.  Our priority in developing our school plan is the safety and well-being of our students and staff.  Our theme for 2020-21 is “Leaders with a Growth Mindset are WILD about learning””  As we implement these safety protocols, we will also be working to be as kind as possible in working with your children.  This is an unprecedented time and as we move forward we want our students’ emotional needs to be met along with their need for safety.  We appreciate your support as we navigate this uncharted territory.


School Begins:

Grades 1-6: August 25 (Tuesday)

Kindergarten: September 2 (Wednesday) Parents sign up through Skyward for a 45 minute assessment time between August 25 and September 1. You will be receiving a letter in the mail letting you know if your child is in the AM or PM session next week.

These start dates reflect a one-week delay approved by the JSD Board of Education.  The Revised 2020-21 Calendar can  be found on the Jordan district website.

CLASS ASSIGNMENTS: Teacher assignments will be available before school starts in Skyward. You can access the Skyward link on the website. If you don't know your login or password please call the office and we will be happy to help you. 801-254-0737

SCHEDULE FOR IN-SCHOOL LEARNING:  In-school sessions at Butterfield Canyon will be Monday through Thursday.  Some students will be invited to school on Fridays for additional student in-person help.  Parents will be contacted by the teacher a week ahead for this  in-person student  learning appointment. This Friday appointment  is always optional for students to attend. The appointment time is generally 20 to 45  minutes, depending on the teacher and/or grade level.


We love having volunteers in our building and appreciate the involvement of parents.  During this unique time we will be having visitors or volunteers on a limited basis.  There are many ways you can still volunteer.  Communicate with your student’s teacher or the PTA to help with needs that can be met without being here at school.  We look forward to the time when we can welcome volunteers back to the building. 

If your child rides the bus: Face coverings must be worn by students, drivers, and other passengers. Exceptions for students are outlined in the appendix of the Jordan School District Plan.

Strategies will be implemented to ensure driver and attendant safety on all buses. Protocols will be established to minimize mixing of students from different households and regularly cleaning and disinfecting seats and other high-touch surfaces. 


Upon arriving at school students need to  wear face coverings after exiting their vehicles or entering the school grounds. Students should not arrive at school before 8:45am.  Supervision will be available at 8:45 each morning. Students will need to physically distance as they line up.  Students will  line up at the designated spot for their grade level.  Teachers will gather their students when the bell rings and head to class. Students will wash their hands upon arrival to class.

 There will be supervision outside in the mornings beginning at 8:45am.


Each morning before coming to school, parents are asked to conduct temperature and symptom checks.  Parents should watch for the following with each child:

  • Feeling ill
  • Temperature of 100.4 or higher
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath/difficulty breathing
  • Chills
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Congestion/Runny nose
  • Sore throat
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

Use the Health Self-Checklist provided.  If your child/children feel sick or have any of these symptoms,  please keep them home. Please notify the school at 801-254-0737 if your student is involved in a positive COVID-19 test result.  This will be kept confidential.

Note:  If your student has a fever of 100.4 or more or has been vomiting, please keep them home for at least 24 hours after the last occurrence. Call the office at 801-254-0737  and let us know that your student will be absent.  Arrange with the teacher for any make-up work needed (This can also be done later when your child is feeling better).


Be sure that your student has a face covering with their name on it brought to school each day.  Please send one or two extra masks to be left in their backpack for emergencies.  Face shields with face masks are acceptable. Each student will be provided with a lanyard to keep their mask on while at school.

 Please send your student with a full water bottle labeled with their name on it to school each day.


Home lunch- Children will be required to carry their own lunch to the cafeteria and leave it outside on the playground while at recess. A paper sack would be preferable but you may send a lunchbox labeled with  your students name on it.

Lunch will be served on Friday for any Butterfield Canyon student who desires to participate. Free/reduced or paid eligibility status applies.

Students who are participating in  online school may get lunch in our cafeteria each school day, including Fridays. Those students should enter the door at the back of the cafeteria 11:00-11:20. Please pay before going to the cafeteria. At this time we will not be accepting cash in the cafeteria. Free/reduced or paid eligibility status applies.


We will be doing a Virtual Back to School  night this year on August 20th at 4pm . MORE INFO COMING!!


Jordan district is offering a full-time online option for parents. Parents may choose to return their students to face-to-face school at the quarter breaks. These breaks will be October 16, January 15, and March 25. If students return from online school to Butterfield Canyon at one of these dates they will be placed in the class with the lowest enrollment. There is no guarantee of a Kindergarten A.M. or P.M. placement or a return to class previously assigned. For example, if a student is enrolled in Ms. Smith’s class in August, then enrolls in online school in October, but returns to face-to-face school at Butterfield Canyon later the student may be placed in Ms. Jones’ class because that class has fewer students.

 Information about full-time online can be found at Questions can be directed to