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Food Service/Lunch Update from Nebo School District

Submitted by neely.mcewan on Wed, 03/18/2020 - 16:20

Dear Parents,

In this ever-changing environment, Nebo School District is working hard to meet the needs of the children in our communities. Nebo School District’s Child Nutrition Department has received a fee waiver from the State Board of Education through the USDA. Therefore:

  • Beginning Thursday, March 19, 2020, from 9:00 - 11:30 a.m., we have been authorized to offer Free Grab-n-Go breakfasts and lunches at the following locations for all children ages 0 - 18, Monday through Friday until further notice. Children from any school may pick up meals at these locations, but the children must be present to pick up meals and both meals may be picked up at the same time.

Santaquin area free site
Santaquin Elementary, 25 S 400 W

Payson area free sites
Barnett Elementary, 456 N 300 E
Mt. Nebo Junior High, 851 W 450 S
Park View Elementary, 360 S 100 E
Taylor Elementary, 92 S 500 W
Wilson Elementary, 590 W 500 S

Spanish Fork area free sites
Brockbank Elementary, 340 W 500 N
Diamond Fork Junior High, 50 N 900 E
Landmark High School, 612 S Main
Larsen Elementary, 1175 E Flonette Dr
Park Elementary, 90 N 600 E
Riverview Elementary, 628 S West Park Dr

Springville area free sites
Brookside Elementary, 750 E 400 S
Cherry Creek Elementary, 484 S 200 E
Meadow Brook Elementary, 748 S 950 W
Springville Junior High, 189 S 1470 E
Springville High School, 1205 E 900 S

As an additional service to our students, we will also begin to deliver meals to the following remote areas starting Thursday, March 19. Meals will be available for pickup between 9:30 - 11:00 a.m., Monday through Friday until further notice. The student name and number will be required for meal pick-up:

  • Cougar Run Subdivision mailboxes on Cougar Run Road, Birdseye, Utah 84629
  • Lake Shore Park, corner of 5900 South 3200 West, Spanish Fork, Utah 84660
  • Benjamin church, 3238 West 7300 South, Spanish Fork, Utah 84660
  • Genola church, 50 North Main Street, Genola, Utah 84655

In addition to the sites listed above, all other cafeteria sites (schools) will continue to remain open for the time being. Students on free/reduced status will receive the benefited price at these locations. Students who pay full-price for meals may also pay for and pick them up at these locations. Confidentiality will be maintained at all locations.

If you have any additional questions, please feel free to contact Child Nutrition Services at 801-354-7438.

At-Home Learning and Instruction

Submitted by neely.mcewan on Wed, 03/18/2020 - 15:23

At Home Learning and Instruction begins TODAY, Wednesday, March 18, 2020. All students can log in to Canvas and find their classes and assignments/tasks due for each day. Students should get on Canvas and begin interacting with the class by turning in responses and assignments. We recognize that Canvas is being used a ton, please be patient if things are uploading slow, etc and reach out to the teacher if challenges persist.

Please contact your teacher or the school if you are struggling with wifi or computer issues and we will try to help out and possibly get a packet of work for students if we need to.

Breakfast (8-9am) and lunch (11am-12pm) is served M-F as a "Grab and Go". Families can pick up a breakfast or lunch at any school in Nebo School District. Please call the school you plan on picking up a lunch at before 9am so they can plan accordingly. If you plan on picking up a lunch at Salem Jr High, please call 801-423-6555. Student lunches are $2.50 and adults are $4.00. If students have qualified for free or reduced lunch, those will still be in effect.

School Dismissal Follow-up Information from March 15, 2020

Submitted by sam.mcgrath on Mon, 03/16/2020 - 15:07
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March 15, 2020

Dear Parents/Guardians:

This letter, dated March 15, is a follow up to the Nebo District letter dated March 13, and other letters that have been sent from your child’s school.  It is intended to provide clarification regarding some general questions that have been circulating.  Please help us to ensure that all parents, guardians, grandparents, or caregivers who provide student support are aware of this information.

NEBO SCHOOL DISTRICT TO DISMISS SCHOOLS -- Repeat                 

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.

CONTINUED “AT-HOME” LEARNING -- Repeat

“Soft closure” or school “dismissal” means that Nebo employees will continue to provide 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 will be working on March 16-17 to prepare online materials and/or packets and we anticipate instruction will begin Wednesday, March 18.  Please watch for specific information from your child’s school and teacher(s).

Thank you for your continued support as we navigate through these unprecedented educational times.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

MEALS FOR STUDENTS

Updated March 15 – Students can go to any school in the District to pick up meals beginning Monday, March 16.

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.  Breakfast may be picked up between 8:00-9:00 a.m. and does not need to be pre-ordered.  Lunch may be picked up between 11:00-12:00 and should be pre-ordered each day using the phone number and order deadline provided by the individual school. 

CHILD CARE NOT PROVIDED

 

Clarification from the Governor’s Office:  At Friday’s news conference, “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.” (see www.nebo.edu for full official statement)

 

STUDENTS AT THE SCHOOL

 

Other than for picking up “grab and go” meals, students can be at the school by invitation only.  If they need to come and pick up items from the classroom, desk, or locker, they should contact the school to make arrangements.  Any individual tutoring or small group instruction plans will be coordinated by the school. 

 

STUDENTS AT THE SCHOOL – PART 2

 

Parents always have the right to determine that their child should not come to the school, even if invited for specific services or instruction.  As always, students and others should refrain from coming to the school if they are sick or have been in direct contact with those who are sick with the virus.

 

BUSES

 

At this time a limited number of buses may be seen driving in your communities.  These buses are on specific assignments and are not for the general student population.  Please don’t mistake the presence of buses as a signal that schools are in session.

 

ACTIVITIES

There will be no extracurricular activities, practices, games, or performances during these two weeks (see www.nebo.edu for official statement).

QUICK FACTS -- Repeat

  • Information is changing almost daily.  For the most current and accurate Nebo District information and communication, contact your local school and/or check the Nebo District website at www.nebo.edu.
  • 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.
  • 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. 
  • 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.).                              

State Issues Clarification on K-12 Dismissal

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

NEBO SCHOOL DISTRICT TO DISMISS SCHOOLS

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

NEBO SCHOOL DISTRICT TO DISMISS SCHOOLS

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.

CONTINUED LEARNING
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).

MEALS FOR STUDENTS
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.

QUICK FACTS
• 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 www.nebo.edu.

• 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
Attributions: 
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
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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)

Band Concert at Salem Hills High

Submitted by sam.mcgrath on Thu, 02/20/2020 - 09:54
Attributions: 
Daniel Stolworthy

On Wednesday, February 19th, the concert band and advanced percussion students performed at Salem Hills High School alongside the Salem Hills High concert band in a combined concert. Students are preparing for a festival at the University of Utah on March 6th.

Utah Shakespeare Festival Touring Company Free Performance

Submitted by sam.mcgrath on Wed, 02/12/2020 - 09:00
Attributions: 
Lana Hiskey

The Utah Shakespeare Festival Touring Company will be performing Romeo and Juliet Monday evening, March 16, 2020, 7 p.m. at Springville High School. This performance is free to the public. All ninth-graders are studying Romeo and Juliet in their English classes this year.

First performed over 400 years ago, Romeo and Juliet  is undoubtedly one of William Shakespeare’s most recognized and beloved plays. Dealing with themes of familial conflict, friendship, and (of course) love, Romeo and Juliet also explores themes of hate, revenge, and death/violence. The latter themes are undeniable, permanent, and real in all of humankind and have been repeated throughout history. Shakespeare places these themes front and center in Romeo and Juliet—and so do we in our production.

The touring director, Jason Spelbring, said, “I have always struggled to find where I fit in this play. Plays, by design, are written to allow us (the audience) in, to challenge us and invite us to explore other worlds. What would happen if we created a world where our audience members see themselves? Their type, their flaws, and their strengths. By setting our production in a classroom in 2020, we are forced to witness the effects of violent passion that Shakespeare intended to explore. Our company invites you to see the many sides of yourself in Romeo and Juliet, and I challenge you to hear this play for the first time through a modern-day lens.”

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