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Supercast 97: Rocky Peak Virtual Elementary Teachers Ready to “Rock” the New School Year with Amazing Students and Creative Classrooms

A teacher works with students virtually at her laptopIt is the opportunity of a lifetime for teachers at Rocky Peak Virtual Elementary School. They can’t wait to start teaching in their virtual classrooms this school year, leading the way as pioneers of sorts in personalized learning for students in Jordan School District.

On this episode of the Supercast, we talk with some of the Rocky Peak Elementary teachers who say they are ready to rock the new school year with amazing students and creative virtual classrooms where learning will be fun and engaging.

Supercast 73: Principals Prepare to Open New Virtual Elementary, Middle and High School for 2021-22 School Year

A student works onlineJordan School District is preparing to open three new schools in the 2021-22 school year. Kings Peak High School, Kelsey Peak Virtual Middle School and Rocky Peak Virtual Elementary School are part of the Jordan Virtual Learning Academy, giving students more options in their education and the way in which they learn.

On this episode of the Supercast, we hear from principals of the three new virtual schools. They explain how the schools will work, who can enroll and how this personalized learning will focus on the individual student. Find out how the Jordan Virtual Learning Academy is different than anything we’ve done before.

If you have questions regarding the new schools please call 801-567-8131 or visit

Supercast 69: Understanding New COVID-19 Guidelines & Quarantine Procedures Impacting Our Schools

A student and teacher wearing masks in the classroomAs we head into the new year 2021, Jordan School District is following some new State COVID-19 guidelines, quarantine procedures and plans for students who want to participate in athletics and other extra-curricular activities. On this episode of the Supercast, Superintendent Anthony Godfrey helps students, teachers, staff and parents understand the changes in COVID protocol that will impact our schools moving forward.

Supercast 60: Help for Students and Parents with Virtual Classroom Questions

Students working on laptopsLearning at-home in a virtual classroom is something some parents and students are still adjusting to in these unprecedented times. On this episode of the Supercast, we talk to two Jordan School District employees who are available every day to help with virtual classroom questions. They are working hard to lead students on a path to online learning success.

Supercast 54: Understanding the Jordan COVID-19 Data Dashboard

Under the direction of the Jordan Board of Education, Jordan School District is launching a COVID-19 Data Dashboard. The Jordan COVID-19 Data Dashboard will update parents and employees on current COVID-19 case counts in every school and office building so they can make the very best decisions for students, families and themselves. On this episode of the Supercast, we explain how the Jordan Data Dashboard works.

The Jordan COVID-19 Data Dashboard can be found at

Supercast 53: Understanding COVID-19 Contact Tracing in Our Schools

Students pose next to a masked "Swoop" mascotWhat is contact tracing and how does it work when someone tests positive for COVID-19 in our schools? On this episode of the Supercast, we talk with Salt Lake County Health Department Epidemiologist Annie George who explains the process of contact tracing and how parents can track COVID-19 cases daily by using a COVID-19 data dashboard established by Salt Lake County Health.

Supercast 51: An Up-Close Look Inside Classrooms and an Historic Touchdown on the Football Field

Football players on the fieldOn this episode of the Supercast, we take you inside some classrooms with Rich Saunders, Interim Executive Director of the Utah Department of Health. Mr. Saunders stopped by to see first-hand how teachers and students are doing and learning during the pandemic.

But first, Superintendent Anthony Godfrey heads out to the Herriman High football field to meet the young man behind a history making touchdown.

Supercast 49: Let the Learning Begin – Principals Talk About Being Back

A "Welcome Back!" sign As our schools prepare to welcome students back, principals are excited to see the new school year begin after having buildings empty for nearly six months. In this episode of the Supercast, Superintendent Anthony Godfrey talks to some principals about their hopes for a safe and successful school year despite changes brought on by the pandemic.

Supercast 48: Let the Learning Begin – Teachers Talk about Being Back

Superintendent and teachers in the classroomThe 2020-21 school year is about to begin and it will be the first time back in our buildings in almost six months for students, teachers and some district staff.

On this episode of the Supercast, Superintendent Anthony Godfrey visits several classrooms and talks to teachers who say they are ready to let the learning begin, even though the learning may look and feel a little different this year.

Supercast 46 - Pandemic Impact - From Baby Boomers to Gen Z and Beyond

Generational Family The COVID-19 pandemic is impacting education and people both young and old right now. On today’s episode of the Supercast, Superintendent Anthony Godfrey talks to Kim Lear, a generational sociologist who gives us some insight on how different generations, from Baby Boomers to Gen Z and beyond are dealing with the pandemic very differently.

Supercast 45: The 2020-21 School Year– Preparing Students and Our Schools

Anthony Godfrey & Stacee WorthenWhat are schools doing to welcome students back safely for the 2020-21 school year? In this episode of the Supercast, we find out what is going on in schools right now with the installation and use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). We also offer some tips for parents who are looking to get their students ready for a successful new school year.

Supercast 43: The Plan for Deep Cleaning, Sanitizing and Meal Service in Schools

An employee steam cleans a desk in a classroomAn enormous amount of work is underway as we prepare to reopen after schools were dismissed last March due to the pandemic. On this episode of the Supercast, hear about the unique and unprecedented plan for meal service, deep cleaning and sanitizing in our schools as we make every effort to keep everyone as safe as possible.

Supercast 36: A Teacher’s Story of Perseverance During the Pandemic

Students on an Online Conference CallIt is a sign of the times… educators working harder than ever to keep learning alive during the pandemic. In this episode of the Supercast, hear the inspiring story of an American Sign Language teacher who says her passion and perseverance for teaching has grown during these unprecedented times.

Supercast 34: Kitchens Turned Classrooms with ‘Teacher of the Year’ Rachelle Smith

What is it like for a teacher working from home during school dismissal with possibly a kitchen turned classroom? On this episode of the Supercast, we hear from Jordan School District Teacher of the Year, Rachelle Smith, about teaching during these troubled times and how she makes learning fun and is finding success.

Then, Superintendent Godfrey actually has a virtual visit with Ms. Smith’s 6th grade class. Hear what some very bright and animated students have to say about the school year and learning from home.

Supercast 32: Coping with Student Sadness and Anxiety During COVID-19

A student works on his Chromebook at homeIs it normal for children and their parents to experience high anxiety and sadness during these uncertain times? In this episode of the Supercast, we hear from a Clinical Psychologist who specializes in treating anxiety, particularly in children. Find out what advice Dr. Kristy Ludwig has for families trying to cope with being cooped up, staying home and staying happy.

Supercast 31: A Candid Conversation with High School Students Finding Hope During COVID-19 Crisis

Students teleconference with Superintendent GodfreyRealizing they will never be in a high school classroom again after the Governor extended school dismissal through the end of the school year was difficult news to digest for high school seniors. On this episode of the Supercast, Superintendent Anthony Godfrey has a candid conversation with students who say, despite the many difficulties, they are finding hope and courage during uncertain times brought on by the COVID-19 crisis.

Supercast 30: A Look Inside Digital Learning During School Dismissal

Students work on computers at homeJordan School District is extremely proud of the digital learning taking place during school dismissal – proud of teachers, students and parents who are taking on the new challenge.

In this episode of the Supercast, Superintendent Anthony Godfrey talks about some creative things teachers and students are doing with digital learning and he has some tips for parents on how to help students learning online while at home.

Supercast 29: We’re in This Together: Teachers, Students & Love for Our Lunch Ladies

A family waves and shows signs of teacher supportWith challenges brought on by the COVID-19 crisis come stories of hope and helping one another in ways that warm the heart.

In this episode of the Supercast, Superintendent Anthony Godfrey finds out how one school is coming up with creative ways to connect with students, support them and make them smile. And, we learn how lunch ladies are managing to keep kids fed with a huge helping of kindness during school dismissal every day.

Supercast 28: Staying Healthy: Coping Skills During COVID-19 Crisis

The podcast recorded via teleconferencingAs we all navigate these challenging times with the COVID-19 pandemic, it is important to know that students and families are not alone, even though we all may be spending the majority of time at home.

On this episode of the Supercast, Superintendent Anthony Godfrey talks to Jordan School District Health and Wellness Specialist McKinley Withers about how families can find comfort and cope in this time of uncertainty.

Supercast 27: The Coronavirus – Schools, Student and Parent Preparedness

Washing handsJordan School District, in conjunction with the Salt Lake County Health Department, has developed plans regarding the coronavirus, (COVID-19) to help prevent the spread of disease and keep our students, faculty and staff healthy. Teaching students in a safe and healthy environment is our top priority.