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Jordan School District Begins Offering Free Meals to All Enrolled Students

Thanks to a USDA free meal waiver, Jordan School District Nutrition Services will begin offering meals at no cost to all enrolled students beginning Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020 at all school locations. No students will be charged for breakfast or lunch.

All schools will serve free meals in the school cafeteria. The meals will be served based on current serving schedules already established at each school site. Online and at-home learners may pick up meals at specific times and locations designated by each school.

In addition, beginning September 14th, free lunch and breakfast for the next morning will be available curbside for all children 18-years-old and under at the following locations:

  • Joel P. Jensen Middle
  • Elk Ridge Middle
  • South Hills Middle

Meal service at these three locations ( Joel P. Jensen, Elk Ridge Middle, South Hills Middle) will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday through Friday.

Children must be present to receive meals.

Only children are eligible for free meals under this waiver.

USDA does not guarantee the length of this free meal waiver.  They are committing to free meal service through December 31st, 2020 or until current funding runs out. Due to the potential expiration of this waiver, we are encouraging parents to continue applying for free and reduced meal eligibility so that they won’t experience a lapse in benefits.


Friday Schedule at BCE

Friday is an At-home learning day for ALL students
(Assignments will be sent home on Thursday)
8:30-9:00 Teacher Planning Time
9:00 to 11:00 Teacher in PLC's/Professional Development/Data Collection
11:00-1:55 Engagement Groups/ Small group learning (by invitation only) Teachers may set up zoom meetings, give work, or ask your student to come in for individual or small group work.
2:00-2:30 Teacher Office Hours
2:30-4:00 Teacher Planning time
*If you need to speak with your child's teacher, please contact them in advance if possible to schedule a phone call or virtual appointment.


Important Crosswalk Information      Herriman City will not have a crossing guard at Ensenada View Lane (14535 South) and Valle Vista Drive (6730 West) during the 2020-2021 school year.

School Swag Order Form 

Digital Back to School Night Link (Meet your teacher)



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.

Check out the School Info tab at the top of the page for further information on the back to school plan.

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





New Principal, Mrs. Michelle Peterson

The new school year is just around the corner and I am excited about getting to know the students, families, teachers, staff, and the community of Butterfield Canyon Elementary. The year 2020 has brought about many new changes to education but one thing that has not changed is that we are here to educate students and see that they are successful. I have heard many great things about our teachers, staff, and students and I look forward to getting to work with each one of them. I also look forward to meeting parents and community members.

I have been an educator for the past twenty-eight years, eleven years as an elementary teacher, three years as an assistant principal and fourteen years as a principal. I feel that these experiences have prepared me to be a well-rounded school leader here at Butterfield Canyon and I am excited to be here. The teachers and staff are amazing and the building and grounds are so beautiful and welcoming and provide such a nice place for students to learn.

I currently live in Saratoga Springs having recently moved from Riverton City. I am married and have three adult children and seven amazing grandchildren. I enjoy the outdoors where I can hike, bike, and swim. I love reading and I read many books this summer while staying isolated from others. I also love traveling and I have been all over the U.S. and the world.

My goals for Butterfield Canyon students are:

- To provide a safe and positive environment where students are engaged in learning

- To educate students for future success

- To provide opportunities for academic excellence and student leadership

- To have students practice responsible citizenship

I believe that as students are engaged in their learning they will leave Butterfield Canyon with the necessary life skills to become life-long learners and contributing citizens in our society. I would encourage you to be a partner with the school even though it may be from a distance this year. As families and schools work together we can help our students learn and succeed at high levels. I am so excited to be here and to be a part of the Butterfield Canyon school community!

As you can expect, this year will be quite different than what you and your child have been accustomed to. We will have new procedures with almost everything that we do at school to keep students, teachers, and staff safe. We are busy working on our school re-opening plan with the school district and health department. More information will be coming on our school website soon.

Thank you for all that you do to support your student, the school, and education. I am honored to be here!

Mrs. Michelle Peterson

Principal, Butterfield Canyon

“Education is for improving the lives of others and for leaving your community and world better than you found it.” – Marian Wright Edelman

New Assistant Principal, Franco Preston

My name is Franco Preston. I am excited to be back in Herriman at Butterfield Canyon and Herriman Elementary.  I was a teacher at Fort Herriman Middle School. I then moved to South Jordan Middle where I was an assistant principal for three years. I transitioned to the elementary level last year where I split time between Bastian, Welby and Majestic Elementary schools. Although I loved my time at middle school, I hope that I stay at the elementary level for the remainder of my career. I laugh, learn, and am constantly blown away with these younger students. Their love for learning is contagious and I am lucky to be an advocate for them.

I love my job and I will bring a lot of energy to BCE. At home I have kids in 5th, 2nd and Kindergarten. I also have a 1 year old, and amazing wife, a dog named Canon and a cat named Crabman. I could not be happier to be back in the neighborhood I taught in with your amazing kids. I will do my best to help your students feel loved and important. As an assistant principal, my job is to ensure that students are learning and that they are happy. If there is ever anything I can do to help, please let me know.

Summer Office Hours

The main office will be open and begin regular office hours from 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. on Monday, July 27th.


To register a new student please email

If you have any other questions or concerns, please email

Principal, Michelle Peterson at


Assistant Principal, Franco Preston at

End of Year Video

2020-21 Battle of the Books Lists: Battle of the Books has been postponed until 2021-2022

The 2020-21 Battle of the Books lists have been release and can be found by clicking here.


Please visit our virtual kindergarten orientation at this site:

2020-2021 Kindergarten Registration Letter

A Special Message from our BCE Student Council...

BCE  Digital Parade

Our teachers wanted to hold a parade to show our students how much they are loved and missed. In order to support the Stay Home, Stay Safe orders we have created a BCE Digital Parade. Enjoy!

Online Resources for At-Home Learning


Bobcats Computer Lab Link

Volunteer Code Of Conduct Video

Because of changes in state law, Jordan School District has made some mandatory updates to the volunteer application process.  If you are interested in volunteering, you must complete the following steps:

1.  Watch the mandatory volunteer video. The link is below:

*If you have already been fingerprinted, it is still required for you to watch the video and return the signed form to our office.

2.  Sign the Code of Conduct Volunteer Acknowledgement Form and bring it to the school.

3.  Fill out a volunteer application form and have it signed by the principal.

4.  Take the form to the Jordan School District office (7387 S. Campus View Dr.) to have your fingerprints taken.

5.  The district will verify your information and run the background check.  The office will receive notification when the process is complete, and we will issue you a certified   volunteer badge.

Thank you for your support!

-BCE Administration

New PTA Business Partnership with AmazonSmile

AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon that lets customers enjoy the same wide selection of products, low prices, and convenient shopping features as on The difference is that when customers shop at AmazonSmile (, the AmazonSmile Foundation donates 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to the charitable organization selected by customers. To support BCE click on this link to sign up: and add "PTA Utah Congress Butterfield Canyon PTA" as your selected charitable organization. Thank you for your support!

Safety Video (5 min)
We are asking that all students and parents watch and abide by the following safety tips contained in this district created Safety Super Hero video.