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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


At Butterfield Canyon Elementary, we are following Jordan School District guidelines: COVID-19 Update (March 12, 2020:
  • As of now, we have cancelled/postponed Kindergarten Orientation, Principal's Pride, all assemblies and all field trips until March 29th.
  • We will still hold our school Battle of the Books since they are held in small groups, but the Inter School Battles have been postponed. The final battles will not be held in front of our student body, but in front of just a few classes.
Updates will be sent via Skylert from the district as needed, so please be sure to have your email list and preferences updated on the Skylert tab in Skyward.

Dear 1st Grade Parents & Guardians,

The first day of 1st grade is August 20th. In the past, 1st graders would meet their teachers in a one-on-one or small group appointment on the first day of school. Since individual beginning of the year testing is no longer required, 1st graders will begin school the same day as 2nd-6th grade.

In order to help our 1st graders better transition back to school without a one-on-one meeting, we have a helpful video that explains what your child can expect on their first day of school.  This video can be accessed here:

Please take the time to watch this video from beginning to end with your child before the first day of school.

We would also like to invite you to bring your 1st grader to Back to School Night to meet their teacher and visit their classroom. Our Back to School Night will be held on Monday, August 19th. Our school business meeting will be held at 4:00in the gym followed by an open house from 4:30-6:00.

We hope to see you there!

-BCE Administration


Dear Students, Parents, Faculty & Staff and B.C.E. Community,

Like some of you, I will be moving to a new school for the upcoming school year.  This is an interesting year for many of us.  It’s kind of scary and also a little bit exciting, isn’t it?  Change is never easy, but with our B.C.E. Growth Mindset, we are always seeking for new opportunities, challenges and possibilities, as we continue to learn and grow.  I will miss all of you at B.C.E. very much.  I will carry you with me as I look forward to making new friends and having new adventures.  I’m sure that I will still see many of you around and I hope that you will say “Hi” or give me a hug or high-five – or all three!

I feel so grateful for the time that I have been blessed to spend at Butterfield Canyon Elementary.  We have the most amazing students, teachers, principal, staff, parents and just a wonderful community.  I could not have asked for a better place to be an assistant principal for the past two years!  I know you will welcome in our new assistant, Mrs. Staci Moore, just like you welcomed me, and I’m sure she will be an incredible addition to our school.

I have absolutely loved my time here, and I love all of you.  Thank you for the kindness, learning, understanding, magic and HEART that you have brought to my life, and to the lives of all those around you.  How lucky we are to have shared such an adventure together. 🙂  Keep being your best selves!


Ms. Checketts