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March 2020

State Issues Clarification on K-12 Dismissal

Submitted by sam.mcgrath on Sun, 03/15/2020 - 11:13

SALT LAKE CITY (March 14, 2020) - At a news conference yesterday afternoon, Gov. Gary R.  Herbert mentioned that during public school’s two-week dismissal, parents who are unable to be home with children will have the option to bring them to school to be supervised by teachers. This is not the case.

School campuses will remain open for the next two weeks so students can retrieve personal items or pick up assignments from their instructors. Some instructors may be available for brief one-on-one tutoring or to help answer student questions about their assignments. It is important to note that schools will not provide childcare of any kind.

During this period, meal services to students will still be available. In many instances, this is a grab-and-go lunch or breakfast program. These options will vary by school, designed to meet the unique needs of the local school community.

Families should look to local districts and charters for information on specific services available during the two-week dismissal.


Submitted by sam.mcgrath on Fri, 03/13/2020 - 18:41

Dear Parents/Guardians:


As directed by the State of Utah, all public schools in Utah will dismiss beginning Monday, March 16, 2020, for two weeks in response to COVID-19. This is a proactive measure.

School “dismissal” means that Nebo employees will continue to be in the schools providing learning for students through online instruction and/or educational packets to continue student learning. Further communication about devices and materials will come from your school.

Educators in Nebo School District are working on plans to extend learning at home through online learning opportunities. The first of next week, teachers will be preparing online materials, and we anticipate instruction will begin Wednesday, March 18.

More information will be made available to explain the details of the online platform as teachers use this time to prepare. Please watch for specific information from your child’s school and teacher(s).

In order to provide our Nebo students with “Grab and Go” meals, breakfast and lunch will be available for purchase at normal prices. Free/reduced meals are available for those who qualify.

• The school proactive dismissal for two weeks is meant to support social distancing and self-isolation to reduce the reach and spread of this virus. There will be no athletic or extracurricular practices or games during these two weeks.

• COVID-19 has rapidly changing dynamics and the school district administrative team is working with local health authorities to monitor the situation on a daily basis.

• Nebo will continue to publish updates at

• For further communication and specifics, contact your local school.

• The Utah Health Department COVID-19 Hotline can be accessed at 1-800-456-7707. You can also receive Utah County Health updates by texting “UCHEALTH” to 888777 or the Utah County COVID-19 Helpline at 801-851-HELP (Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.).


SaJHS Band ranked Superior at University of Utah festival

Submitted by sam.mcgrath on Thu, 03/12/2020 - 11:51
Daniel Stolworthy

On Friday, March 6th the Salem Jr. High concert band and advanced percussion visited the University of Utah for the Western Regional Concert Band Festival. At the festival, students received clinics from the University of Utah faculty, performed on stage at Libby Gardner Concert Hall and were taught by renowned band teacher, Peter Boonshaft. Students received recognition for a superior performance at the festival and were one of only 4 junior high bands to perform at the festival. Congrats to the Salem Jr. High band! 

March Students of the Month

Submitted by neely.mcewan on Wed, 03/11/2020 - 10:33

We are happy to announce our March Students of the Month! These students were nominated by faculty and staff for being a Spartan in Body, Heart, and Mind and were honored at a breakfast with their parents/guardians on March 3. Congratulations!

Back Row (left to right): Tyson Shoemaker (7th), Diego Leidecker (7th), Spencer Black (7th), Edgar Salas (8th), Ashton Thompson (7th), Kylee Thornock (9th)
Front Row (left to right): Emily Fifita (8th), Logenn Marziale (8th), Emma Ashcraft (7th), Emery Moser (9th)
Not pictured: Anna Ludwig (7th), Kash Adamson (8th)


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