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March 2020

COVID-19 Admin Video

Submitted by seth.spainhower on Thu, 03/26/2020 - 08:34
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Video Credit: Ammon Beck

Please click this Adobe Spark link to see a video that our very own Ammon Beck made for our school. He is super talented and we greatly appreciate him putting this video together and helping us share a message to our SFHS students and community! 

 

COVID-19 Update 3/23/2020

Submitted by seth.spainhower on Tue, 03/24/2020 - 08:43
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Lana Hiskey

March 23, 2020

Dear Parent/Guardian:

Like you, we are just learning that Governor Gary R. Herbert, State Superintendent Syd Dickson, and the Utah State Board of Education “announced today that Utah’s K-12 public schools will extend their dismissal [soft closure] through Friday, May 1st.”  Their press release further stated that they will “continue to evaluate the situation to make a determination about the remaining school year” and that:

Gov. Herbert expressed his appreciation to the educators throughout our state who have quickly adapted their instruction to remote learning platforms. 

“These are unprecedented times in Utah’s and our nation’s history,” the governor said, “I have been overwhelmed with Utahns’ outpouring of support for one another, and nowhere has this been more evident than in the way our educators are supporting Utah students and families.”

Distance learning will continue during the extended dismissal for all K-12 public schools, where feasible…

“We recognize that being away from school creates additional work and stress for everyone in our communities; however, it is a necessary step in stopping the spread of COVID-19,” said State Superintendent Sydnee Dickson. “During the uncertainties of the coming weeks, it is more important than ever to remain socially connected with our students and families while doing our best to ensure learning continues. The flexibility and initiative of our educators is a shining example of how we rise together in challenging circumstances.”

Meal services at K-12 public schools will also continue on an as-needed basis.

Nebo School District teachers and staff remain committed to providing the learning structure and support that students and parents will require during these challenging times.  Our talented and dedicated professionals are so thankful to you students and parents for your tremendous efforts regarding at-home schooling.  Please remain in communication with your child’s teachers and contact the school with questions and concerns.

We are so grateful to live in amazing communities that rally around each other in difficult circumstances and are proud to be your partners in helping your children have academic and social/emotional success.

Sincerely,

Lana Hiskey

Community Relations Administrator 

Updated Office Hours

Submitted by seth.spainhower on Fri, 03/20/2020 - 10:44
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Administration

Please see our updated office hours (8:00 AM - 3:00 PM everyday) and the “Public Health Order” from the Utah County Health Department. Thank you!!

Lunch Program Updates

Submitted by seth.spainhower on Thu, 03/19/2020 - 08:13
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Nebo School District

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 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.

Nebo Students

Submitted by bonnie.beckstead on Wed, 03/18/2020 - 12:25
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Lana Hiskey

Thank you for your patience and support as we navigate through this unprecedented time in education. We just want to keep you updated on what is happening in Nebo School District.

For the past couple of days, and even through the weekend, Nebo teachers have been in training and preparing online materials and/or packets for their students for “at home” instruction.
Students, you should be hearing from your teacher(s) about learning “at home” instructions and directions in the next day or two on how to proceed in your particular class. If you have not heard from your teacher by the morning of Friday, March 20, 2020, please notify your school.
School campuses will remain open for the next two weeks.
• Students can retrieve personal items.
• Students can pick up assignments from their instructors.
• Some instructors may be available for brief one-on-one tutoring.
• Instructors will help answer student questions about their assignments.
The safety and education of our Nebo students is paramount in everything we do and in every decision we make. Thank you for your partnership in education. #DiscoverPowerWithin #NeboHero #NeboSchoolDistrict #StudentSuccess #EmpowerStudents #EngageStudents #FocusOnStudents #LoveUTpublicSchools #UtPol #UtEd #ThankATeacher #LoveTeaching #covid19 #utschooldismissal2020 #staywellnebo

Her Time To Lead

Submitted by seth.spainhower on Tue, 03/17/2020 - 13:20
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Sharla Barber

A small group of our amazing, strong, and talented students had the opportunity to go to a conference in Salt Lake City called, "Her Time To Lead". The girls were there to learn more about leadership and the importance of education. While they were there, they were able to hear from key female leaders in our State including Natalie Hill Jensen (Broadway and film actor), Kristin Kenney (sideline reporter for the Utah Jazz), Annie Hawkins (professional soccer player), and many others! Our students had a great time and learned that anything is possible as long as they are courageous and don't let anyone, or anything, hold them back!  

Message From our SFHS Counselors

Submitted by seth.spainhower on Tue, 03/17/2020 - 11:58
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Counseling Department

Please click on this link for useful information about "Coping With Stress" during these unique circumstances. Also, please read the message below from our amazing counselors. We are so grateful for them! 

During this uncertain time, we understand that your stress may be running high.  We want all our students to know: WE ARE HERE FOR YOU! We will not be working our regular office hours; however, we are available via email, and if needed, we could set up a teleconference to discuss any needs or concerns you might have. Attached is a resource called "Coping With Stress During Infectious Disease".  This article talks about recognizing stress as well as practical ways of relieving stress.  Hotlines are listed in the article, and remember that you can still use the SafeUT app! We love our students and miss you all! Stay safe and stay healthy!  

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