Community Council

Agenda (11/14/22)


November 14th, 2022


Review/Approve Minutes from Last meeting

Review School Safety/Digital Citizenship Plan

Review the Positive Behavior’s Plan

Review Grading

Review Test Scores

Draft Next Years Lands Trust Plan

Counseling Center Updates

SOJO Update

Next Meeting: TBD

Community Council

Minutes (10/3/22)

South Jordan Middle School Community Council

Official minutes- Monday, October 3, 2022

Present: Kristy Ives (KI), Curtis Jenson (CJ), Jennifer Ngatuvai (JN), Stephanie Rich (SR), Lindy Christensen (LC), Tracy Miller (TM), Marilyn Richards (MR), Jessica Tenney (JT), Sara Nichols (SN)

Absent: None

Meeting opened at 4:20 by CJ

Motion by JN to approve KI as chair for the 2022-2023 school year; 2nd by SN; approved. Motion by KI to approve JN as vice-chair for the 2022-2023 school year; 2nd by SN; approved. Motion by LC to approve SR as secretary for the 2022-2023 school year; 2nd by SN; approved.

CJ led discussion of Land Trust plan; SN questioned how we measure effectiveness of monies spent on goals.  CJ responded with RTI and PLC data and conversations.

CJ led discussion of TSSA plan. SN suggested leading indicators need to be reviewed. CJ introduced the Panorama protocol to the panel.  Growth data will be added to the plan. It was mentioned due to Covid many students are struggling with “How to do school” and thus students lack the ability to be successful. KI stated attitude is key. JN and SN mentioned we need to implement more consistency in departments from teacher to teacher. CJ said the goal is to have departments on the same page in regard to SBG and deadlines. KI mentioned 9th grade should be housed in the middle school. MR and TM agreed but there is not the space to do so. A discussion was held as to how to make SBG more consistent. TM stated the goal is to have SBG fully implemented in all middle schools by the 2023-2024 school year. SR explained SBG in the same manner as the 7th grade students were taught it. SN asked how we can help accomplish the goals we have set. Since both plans have been previously approved there was not a motion for approval. SR pointed out there are some adjustments to be made with teacher names and CJ said there are some to be made in regards to dollar amounts as well.  Changes will be made and reviewed prior to the next meeting and testing data will be added as soon as it is available.

It was moved by JN to change the November meeting to 11/14 at 4:00pm 2nd by SN.

Next meeting will be November 14 at 4:00. 

Meeting adjourned at 5:32 with motion by JN; 2nd by SN.

–Stephanie Rich

South Jordan Middle School

SCC Secretary

Community Council

Agenda (10/3/22)

It’s that time of year again, and we’re looking at our first community council meeting of the year. Thank you all so much for being willing to serve on our council. Mrs. Johnson had a tentative schedule for the year laid out for our meetings. The dates are:

  • Oct 3
  • Nov 28
  • Feb 6
  • Mar 20

We can adjust those if needed once we meet. We’ve got it scheduled for 3:30 pm here in the main office conference room. Let me know if that is a conflict for any of you and we can work out a new time. I’ll include that in our next Skylert on Monday, so just try to let me know by then.

You can find an overview of what timelines all community councils are held attached to this email. You can also see an overview of the roles and responsibilities of a council here

If you are interested in being our chair for this year, there are two options for an online training:

  • September 28, 2022 – 6:30-7:30 p.m. (Zoom Link)
  • September 29, 2022 – 6:30-7:30 p.m. (Zoom Link)

In our first meeting on October 3rd, we’ll tentatively plan on:

  • Electing a chair, someone to take minutes, etc.
  • Review Land Trust, TSSA, and Safe Walking Route Plans
  • Discuss any concerns from council members or staff
  • Review dates for upcoming meetings

We’ve had a lower turnout in terms of applications this year despite advertising at Back-to-School Night, Skylerts, social media, PTSA, and our website, and so I’ve been looking into the rules about ratios of staff to parents and so forth. We have four parent volunteers, and three staff volunteers. This means that one of our staff members won’t be able to be a voting member, although they are still welcome to attend like anyone else in our school community. We can work that all out in our first meeting when we elect a chair and other positions.