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March 2020

Extended Dismissal Update!

Submitted by lori.cunningham on Mon, 03/23/2020 - 19:10
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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

 

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Nebo Free Child Nutrition Program Starting March 19, 2020

Submitted by lori.cunningham on Wed, 03/18/2020 - 16:55
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March 18, 2020

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:

FREE NUTRITION PROGRAM for AGES 0 to 18

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.

Please go to this link for all the details. Nebo Free Child Nutrition Program March 19, 2020.

 

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Schedule for Coming to School to pick up your stuff or a Chrome book

Submitted by lori.cunningham on Tue, 03/17/2020 - 09:04

    Here are the times you are welcome to come to school. You may pick up items from your lockers, go get instruments and get books/Chromebooks from the library. We ask that you only plan on being here 30 min at most. This is to allow the next group to come in. Please remember this will not be a time to visit and socialize. Get what you need and quickly exit the school. You will be receiving further instruction from your teachers as to when they will be available. If these times do not work with your schedule, please contact the main office. Thank you for your cooperation.

Tuesday, March 17th 

 

     Students Last Name                                                                                                                     Time

Abbott - Balls

8:00 AM - 8:30 AM

Banks - Bishop

8:30 AM - 9:00 AM

Black - Brockbank

9:00 AM -9:30 AM

Bronson - Carlson

9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Carly - Coffman

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Collings - Darrington

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Davis - Ellsworth

 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Elmer - Fowlke

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Franmpton - Griffin

12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

Griggs - Hardy

12:30 PM - 1:00 PM

Harris - Holley

1:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Holman - Jeffery

1:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Jenkins - Jordan

2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Wednesday, March 18th

 

     Students Last Name                                                                                                                    Time

 Jorgensen - Leary

8:00 AM - 8:30 AM

Leathers - Madson

8:30 AM - 9:00 AM

Maestas - Mecham

9:00 AM -9:30 AM

Mehl - Muir

9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Muncy - Olson

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Orozco - Pierce

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Pitts  - Reid

 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Remkes - Rumsey

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Sabin - Smith

12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

Snarr - Stratton

12:30 PM - 1:00 PM

Strobelt - Tracy

1:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Treanor - Wallace

1:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Wallentine - Zobell

2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Internet Resources for families in Nebo School District!

Submitted by lori.cunningham on Mon, 03/16/2020 - 14:49
Free WiFi Hotspots (See maps for locations)
 
 
Xfinity WiFi Free For Everyone: Xfinity WiFi hotspots across the country will be available to anyone who needs them for free – including non-Xfinity Internet subscribers. For a map of Xfinity WiFi Free hotspots, visit www.xfinity.com/wifi. Once at a hotspot, consumers should select the “xfinitywifi” network name in the list of available hotspots and then launch a browser.
 
 
 
 
 
Internet for home use:
 
Free WiFi Hotspots (See maps for locations)
Xfinity WiFi Free For Everyone: Xfinity WiFi hotspots across the country will be available to anyone who needs them for free – including non-Xfinity Internet subscribers. For a map of Xfinity WiFi Free hotspots, visit www.xfinity.com/wifi. Once at a hotspot, consumers should select the “xfinitywifi” network name in the list of available hotspots and then launch a browser.
 
 
 
 
Internet for home use:
 
Families are responsible for creating an account with the provider. 
 
 
 
2. SFCN (Spanish Fork City Residents) - Call (801) 798-2877 for more info and to see if you qualify.
 
 
3. Comcast: (Available in most of the district except for Santaquin/Goshen/parts of Payson) https://www.internetessentials.com/covid19
Internet Essentials Free to New Customers:  
 
As announced yesterday, it’s even easier for low-income families who live in a Comcast service area to sign-up for Internet Essentials, the nation’s largest and most comprehensive broadband adoption program. New customers will receive 60 days of complimentary Internet Essentials service, which is normally available to all qualified low-income households for $9.95/month. Additionally, for all new and existing Internet Essentials customers, the speed of the program’s Internet service was increased to 25 Mbps downstream and 3 Mbps upstream. That increase will go into effect for no additional fee and it will become the new base speed for the program going forward.  
 
 

COVID-19 Letter to Parents, 3/15/2020

Submitted by lori.cunningham on Sun, 03/15/2020 - 16:45

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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 (MondayFriday, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.).

 

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UHSAA Suspends Activities, Athletics, Including Practice and/or Team Gatherings for Two Weeks

Submitted by lori.cunningham on Sun, 03/15/2020 - 16:43
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UHSAA Suspends Activities and Athletics, Including Practice and/or Team Gatherings, Beginning March 16 for at least Two Weeks

The Utah High School Activities Association is announcing the suspension of the Association’s State Debate Championships scheduled for this weekend due to ongoing prevention efforts with the COVID-19 virus.

As a result of Governor Herbert’s directive in a March 13 press conference, the Association is also suspending all UHSAA spring activities and athletics, including practice and/or team gatherings, beginning Monday, March 16, for a period of at least two weeks. All out-of-state school-related travel has been suspended immediately for a period of at least two weeks.

In consultation with board directives and information provided by state public health officials, the UHSAA has suspended spring activities and athletics, including practice and team gatherings, to properly fulfill best practices regarding protection of students and the general public. More information will be sent to member schools and/or districts as it becomes available.

Jeff J. Cluff
Assistant Director
Utah High School Activities Association

 

NEBO SCHOOL DISTRICT TO DISMISS SCHOOLS

Submitted by lori.cunningham on Fri, 03/13/2020 - 21:10
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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.).

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