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SaJHS Newsletter - 9/29/2020

Submitted by neely.mcewan on Tue, 10/06/2020 - 13:21

Parent Teacher Conferences
We are so appreciative of the support that you provide to your students to help them be successful. We will be holding parent teacher conferences Thursday, October 1, from 3:00 - 6:30 PM. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we need to restructure conferences to have less individuals in the building. In light of this, priority will be given to those students with C's, D's and F's; 1’s or 2’s on learning targets; or behavior concerns to address. 

If your student is not described above, but you have other concerns, we ask that these concerns or questions be addressed through email or a phone call, or by setting up a separate time to meet. For those who wish to come and meet their students' teachers, we kindly ask that we not use parent teacher conference time to do so. Thank you for your patience and understanding with this.

Springville Art Museum
Springville Museum of Art is happy to announce this year’s Annual Spiritual and Religious Youth Art Competition.  It is open to K-10 students living in Utah Valley.  Entries can be dropped off at the Museum from Thursday, November 5 through Friday November 6, 2020 from 1:00pm - 5:00pm.  Each student is limited to one entry.  For more information please pick up a flyer from the front office.

Suicide Prevention Month 
If you have suicidal thoughts or feelings, please talk to someone. It can be scary to talk to someone about suicide, but there are resources to help you. The SafeUT Crisis Chat & Tip Line or the National Suicide Prevention Hotline 1-800-273-8255 are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  Calls are confidential. These resources are appropriate for youth and adults. Remember that these feeling can be overcome. If your student is struggling, we also have counselors in the building that can help. Please reach out!

Get Your SWAG On
Our school PTO has set up an online store to purchase school apparel: Here is the link: https://salemjr.axomo.com/  There are many choices to choose from such as hats, shirts, shorts, pants and much more. 

Upcoming Events
Sept. 29 - JV Girls Tennis Tournament  @ Mapleton Jr 8:00am
Oct. 1 -  Parent Teacher Conferences 3:00pm - 6:30pm
Oct. 1 - Girls Tennis Payson vs Salem @ Payson HS 3:30
Oct. 2 - Cross Country @ Diamond Fork Jr  4:30
Oct. 5 - Girls Tennis JV District Finals Tournament @ Springville HS 8:00 am
Oct. 6 - Girls Tennis Varsity District Finals @ Springville HS 8:00am
Oct. 9 Cross Country District Finals @ Payson High

Download Nebo’s Infinite Campus Mobile App

Submitted by neely.mcewan on Tue, 10/06/2020 - 13:13
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Did you know Nebo's Infinite Campus has an app?!
 
The Infinite Campus App is the most effective tool for parents, students, and other community members to stay engaged and stay connected to critical school-related information anywhere and anytime from a mobile device.

The easy-to-use design app allows you to see what is happening in the classroom so you can understand, monitor, and participate in the educational process.

Campus Student and Campus Parent are designed to provide real-time access to student information.

Download the Mobile App now.

Nebo School District Teams Up with Beehive Library Consortium

Submitted by neely.mcewan on Tue, 10/06/2020 - 13:10
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In this mobile age, technology has become increasingly valuable in supporting new generations of lifelong learners and readers. Now, Nebo School District and Beehive Library Consortium have formed an innovative new partnership to increase access to more ebooks and e-audiobooks for students. This unique collaboration strives to promote literacy and digital learning by combining the schools’ and the library’s digital reading resources in one app. As a result, students can learn anytime, anywhere because of the convenience, ease of reading on-the-go and the inherent popularity of technology.

The school-library partnership provides safe access to thousands of age-appropriate titles for students’ use inside the classroom, at home and anywhere 24/7. Through Sora(link is external), the new student reading app for Nebo School District, students can now borrow the school’s collection of classroom and pleasure reading, and also access Beehive Library Consortium’s juvenile and young adult digital collection. In addition, Sora supports teachers by offering education-specific tools like achievements, exportable notes, and reading progress that encourage individualized learning.

"We are thrilled to partner with Payson City Library,” said Lana Hiskey, Communications Community Relations Coordinator at Nebo School District. “This partnership enables our Nebo students to have greater ebook and audiobook access for learning!"

The Sora app was named one of TIME’s Best Inventions 2019(link is external) and is available for Nebo School District students to download through the Apple App Store and Google Play Store, and on Chromebooks that support the Google Play Store. It is also available for use in web browsers at https://soraapp.com(link is external) on any computer.

Utah residents can also borrow and read Beehive Library Consortium’s complete ebook and e-audiobook collection with a valid library card through the award-winning Libby app(link is external). The library’s tailored collection offers ebooks, e-audiobooks and magazines including bestsellers and new releases. Readers of all ages can select from virtually every subject ranging from mystery, romance, children’s, business and more. Libby can be used on any major device or computer, including Apple (R), Android™, Chromebook™ and Kindle(R) (US only).

Both reading apps are built by OverDrive and OverDrive Education. To learn more, visit https://meet.soraapp.com/(link is external) and https://meet.libbyapp.com/(link is external).

About Nebo School District

Nebo School District is nationally acclaimed for successes in academics, operations and extracurricular activities. Nebo is recognized on the state and national level for quality programs and innovative concepts that focus on students.

With approximately 4,500 employees, Nebo School District is the sixth-largest employer in Utah County. Nebo continues to build on its mission: “We engage, empower, and collaborate to ensure student success.” Nebo School District focuses on preparing all students to succeed in school and life and prepares students for active participation in school and the global community. Nebo empowers students to acquire and develop knowledge, skills and talents and works to promote safety, involvement and student achievement.

Nebo students are consistently represented in lists of state and national honors in fine arts, academics, career, technology and athletic competitions. Nebo students consistently score above state and national norms on beginning and end-of-level assessments.

Nebo’s graduation rate is 92 percent, significantly higher than the state average of 87 percent and the national average of 80 percent. Nebo students receive over $19 million in scholarships yearly. Nebo District belongs to the Utah Valley University K-16 Alliance and is a member of the Brigham Young University Public School Partnership.

Every Nebo student can be a college- and career-ready student prepared to succeed in college and in workforce training. Students can earn college credit through Advanced Placement (AP) and Concurrent Enrollment classes. Nebo was recognized on the AP Honor Roll for significant gains in AP access and student performance.

About OverDrive and OverDrive Education

OverDrive is the leading digital reading platform for libraries and schools worldwide. The company’s K-12 division – OverDrive Education – supports reading and learning in the classroom. OverDrive strives to create “a world enlightened by reading” by delivering the industry’s largest catalog of ebooks, audiobooks, magazines and other digital media to a growing network of 50,000 libraries and schools in 78 countries, including more than 30,000 schools. OverDrive’s popular reading apps provide best-in-class user experience and tools for staff management: the Libby(link is external) app for libraries is one of PCMag’s Best Free Software of 2019 and Popular Mechanics’ 20 Best Apps of the 2010s, while the student reading app Sora(link is external) is one of TIME’s Best Inventions of 2019. Founded in 1986, OverDrive is based in Cleveland, Ohio USA and was named a Certified B Corp in 2017. OverDrive was acquired by funds affiliated with global investment firm KKR in 2020.

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SaJHS Online Breakfast & Lunch Order for Remote Students

Submitted by neely.mcewan on Wed, 09/30/2020 - 14:38

The best way to order school lunch and/or breakfast for students who are not at school is to fill out a survey each day for each student. This includes kindergarten and preschool students as well as remote learning students of all grades. You will need to order before 9 a.m. each morning. Meals are only provided on scheduled school days. For special circumstances, you can still call the school to place your order.

This would also be the method of ordering breakfast and lunch if your student is required to stay home for quarantine or for other COVID-19 related schedule adjustments or closures.

To place your order, use this link.

By way of reminder, meals can be picked up in the front office between 10:45 and 11:30 each morning.

PTO Volunteer Help Needed

Submitted by neely.mcewan on Thu, 09/17/2020 - 14:57
Parents of Salem Jr. High School,
 
Every 2nd and 4th Monday of the month the PTO provides the teachers and staff a treat.  It is a thank you for all they do for the students and our school.  If you would like to help please sign up through this signup genius link:
 
Food items can be store bought or homemade.
 
Thank you, PTO
 
 
 
 

Upcoming Parent & Athlete Meetings

Submitted by neely.mcewan on Tue, 08/25/2020 - 10:31
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Boys and Girls Cross Country will have a Parent and Athlete Meeting on Wednesday, August 26  in the Library at 3 pm. Practice will start Monday the 31st.

Girls Tennis will have a Parent and Athlete Meeting Wednesday in Coach Bell's Room, Room 209. It will be at 3. Practice will start Monday the 31st.
Please have Registermyathlete.com filled out, and a physical done as soon as you can. You will not be able to practice until all information is filled out. More information will be at the Parent, Athlete Meeting.
Come one, come All!! We need a lot of athletes!"

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