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2020-2021 School Year

July 30, 2020 Approved JSD School Reopening Plan

On July 28, 2020, the Board of Education of Jordan School District approved the JSD School Reopening Plan. Access to the information is available through this link:

Board Approved Reopening Plan

The first Day of School for 1st-6th grades is August 25th, 2020.

The first day of Kindergarten is September 2nd, 2020. 

New Principal, 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:

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.