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Update for Oakridge School

Submitted by tasha.lewis on Mon, 03/23/2020 - 18:27

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 

 --Lana H. Hiskey
Communications & Community Relations Administrator
Nebo Education Foundation Director
Nebo School District
350 South Main
Spanish Fork, UT 84660
Phone (801) 354-7400
Fax (801) 798-4010
Email: lana.hiskey@nebo.edu  

Speech Services Infomation

Submitted by tasha.lewis on Mon, 03/16/2020 - 19:02

Hello Families!  I am reaching out to inform you that speech services will continue during the dismissal.  I will be providing remote instruction by sending an email weekly with attachments consisting of activities to do with your student at home.  Information on how to engage your child in the activity will be included.  As needed, we can also schedule a call using some service or other (more on that later!).  If you would prefer a packet of the same attached activities, we can make some type of arrangement for you to pick it up without coming into the school.  

 After you complete the activity or task with your child, please take a picture of you engaging in the activity and/or the completed activity.  Let me know how your child did during the activity, i.e., "my child was 50% independent in the activity, " or "my child found the target word/picture independently in 5 out of 7 opportunities".  This will give me insight as to how to direct you in future activities.   Thank you for your consideration.  I want to support the learning of our students during this time.  I hope to be able to help you create and navigate successful communication opportunities at home.   Watch for emails with the attached activities.  Let me know how I can help and I'll do my best within what I am able to do.  Sincerely,  
 -- 
Jason Shelley

Teacher Letter

Submitted by tasha.lewis on Mon, 03/16/2020 - 17:19
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Dear Parents/Guardians,Starting 3/18/2020, school is officially being routed to "At-Home Learning" until further notice.-If your students need or are entitled to any formula or meals provided by the district, you are welcome to pick it up: formula on Wednesday 3/18 from Oakridge and meals are available daily (Mon-Fri.) at the school closest to you. Please note: Oakridge will not have daily meals- but you can pick it up from Springville Highschool or surrounding schools.)-At home lessons will be provided online daily. More thorough instructions for these lessons will be provided by your student's teacher starting Wednesday.-On Wednesday 3/18 from 10:30am-3:30pm, every parent is invited to stop by to pick up packets full of materials needed for at-home learning. These materials may include (depending on your students' individual goals): communication devices, manipulatives, experiment ingredients, etc. Some lessons will ask that you use materials from around the house, (ex. measuring cups, coins, etc.)-Some students use iPads to practice  their goals. If you don't have an iPad/tablet at home- please let us know and we will have a limited number available for check-out based on your students' needs. Information on how to use some of the free communication apps used at Oakridge will be sent out.-Pickup procedure: Front doors will be locked. From 10:30-2:30 parents can call Oakridge (801)491-2165 to let us know you're here, and the materials will be brought out to you.- If you do not have wifi, please contact Shaun Blakey at shaun.blakey@nebo.edu -Teachers will be working with your students online for: IEP Learning Goals and Transition/Life Skill Goals. Any other related service instructions (PT, OT, Vision, Hearing and Speech) will be relayed through that specific Specialist and they will reach out to you.  If you have any questions for them, here are their contacts:Physical Therapy: Mark Jones (mark.jones@nebo.edu)Occupational Therapy: Paul Daybell (paul.daybell@nebo.edu)Speech: Jason Shelley (jason.shelley@nebo.edu)Vision: Katee Westover (katee.westover@nebo.edu)Hearing: Katrina Davenport (katrina.davenport@nebo.edu)Orientation and Mobility: Linda Breeden (linda.breeden@usdb.org) or Rachel Beckstrand (rachelb@usdb.org) Thank you for your patience and understanding as we work through this new form of learning,Oakridge Faculty and Staff

Oakridge Update

Submitted by tasha.lewis on Mon, 03/16/2020 - 12:56
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March 16, 2020

Dear Parents,

As we gather more information it has been decided that ALL Special Education
students, which includes our students at Oakridge, will receive their instruction and
services through our At Home Learning Model (packets, online, blended). Please watch
for an email from your student’s teacher for more information. 

Sincerely,

Oakridge Teachers and Staff

Spanish Nebo Follow-up Information

Submitted by tasha.lewis on Sun, 03/15/2020 - 16:17
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15 de marzo de 2020 

Estimados padres / tutores: 

Esta carta, fechada el 15 de marzo, es un seguimiento a la carta del Distrito de Nebo con fecha del 13 de marzo y otras cartas o mensajes que han sido enviados desde la escuela de su hijo. El objetivo es proporcionar aclaraciones sobre algunas preguntas generales que han estado circulando. Ayúdenos a garantizar que todos los padres, tutores, abuelos o cuidadores que brindan apoyo a los estudiantes estén al tanto de esta información. 

EL DISTRITO ESCOLAR DE NEBO SUSPENDE CLASES EN LAS ESCUELAS 

Según lo indicó el Estado de Utah, todas las escuelas públicas en Utah suspenderán clases a partir del lunes 16 de marzo de 2020 durante dos semanas en respuesta al coronavirus (COVID-19). Esta es una medida proactiva. 

CONTINUACIÓN DE APRENDIZAJE "EN CASA" 

La “clausura parcial” o la "supension" de las clases en la escuela significa que los empleados de Nebo continuarán brindando aprendizaje a los estudiantes a través de instrucciones en línea y / o paquetes educativos para continuar el aprendizaje de los estudiantes. La comunicación adicional sobre dispositivos y materiales vendrá de su escuela. 

Los educadores del distrito escolar de Nebo trabajarán del 16 al 17 de marzo para preparar materiales y / o paquetes en línea y anticipamos que la instrucción comenzará el miércoles 18 de marzo. Esté atento a la información específica de la escuela y los maestros de su hijo. 

Gracias por su continuo apoyo mientras navegamos por estos tiempos educativos sin precedentes. 

PREGUNTAS FRECUENTES 

LAS COMIDAS PARA ESTUDIANTES 

Actualizado el 15 de marzo: Los estudiantes pueden ir a cualquier escuela del Distrito para recoger las comidas a partir del lunes 16 de marzo. 

Para proporcionarles a nuestros estudiantes de Nebo comidas para llevar "Grab and Go" , el desayuno y el almuerzo estarán disponibles para su compra a precios normales. Las comidas gratis / reducidas están disponibles para aquellos que califican. El desayuno se puede recoger entre las 8:00 y las 9:00 a.m. y no es necesario reservarlo. El almuerzo puede recogerse entre las 11: 00-12: 00 y debe pre-ordenarse a diario usando el número de teléfono y la fecha límite de pedido proporcionada por cada Escuela. 

EL CUIDADO DE NIÑOS NO SERÁ PROPORCIONADO 

Aclaración de la Oficina del Gobernador: En la conferencia de prensa del viernes, "El Gobernador Gary R. Herbert mencionó que durante la suspension de dos semanas de la escuela pública, los padres que no pueden estar en casa con niños tendrán la opción de llevarlos a la escuela para que sean supervisados por los maestros. Este no es el caso. 

“Los planteles escolares permanecerán abiertos durante las próximas dos semanas para que los estudiantes puedan recuperar artículos personales o recoger tareas de sus instructores. Algunos instructores pueden estar 

disponibles para una breve tutoría individual o para ayudar a responder las preguntas de los estudiantes sobre sus tareas. Es importante tener en cuenta que las escuelas no proporcionarán cuidado de niños de ningún tipo ". (vea www.nebo.edu para una declaración oficial completa) 

ESTUDIANTES EN LA ESCUELA 

Aparte de recoger comidas para llevar, los estudiantes pueden estar en la escuela solo por invitación. Si necesitan venir y recoger artículos del aula, escritorio o casillero, deben comunicarse con la escuela para concertar la visita. Cualquier tutoría individual o planes de instrucción en grupos pequeños serán coordinados por la escuela. 

ESTUDIANTES EN LA ESCUELA - PARTE 2 

Los padres siempre tienen el derecho de determinar que su hijo no debe venir a la escuela, incluso si es invitado a servicios o instrucción específicos. Como siempre, los estudiantes y otras personas deben abstenerse de asistir a la escuela si están enfermos o si han estado en contacto directo con quienes están enfermos con el virus. 

AUTOBUSES 

En esta epoca puede que usted vea algunos autobuses pasar por su vecindario. Estos autobuses tienen asignaciones específicas y no son para el estudiantado en general. No confunda la presencia de autobuses como una señal de que las escuelas están en sesión. 

ACTIVIDADES 

No habrá actividades extracurriculares, prácticas, juegos o actuaciones durante estas dos semanas (ver www.nebo.edu para una declaración oficial). 

BREVE INFORMACIÓN 

• La información cambia casi a diario. Para obtener la información y comunicación más actual y precisa del Distrito de Nebo, comuníquese con su escuela local y / o visite el sitio web del Distrito de Nebo en www.nebo.edu. Para español puede llamar al 801 368 8483 

• La supensión proactiva de las clases durante las dos semanas está destinada a apoyar el distanciamiento social y el autoaislamiento para reducir el alcance y la propagación de este virus. 

• El coronavirus (COVID-19) tiene dinámicas que cambian rápidamente y el equipo administrativo del distrito escolar está trabajando con las autoridades de salud locales para monitorear la situación diariamente. 

• Se puede acceder a la línea directa COVID-19 del Departamento de Salud de Utah al 1-800-456-7707. También puede recibir actualizaciones de Salud del Condado de Utah enviando un mensaje de texto con la palabra "UCHEALTH" al 888777 o la Línea de Ayuda COVID-19 del Condado de Utah al 801-851-HELP (Lunes a viernes de 8:30 a.m. a 5:00 p.m.)

Nebo Follow-up Information

Submitted by tasha.lewis on Sun, 03/15/2020 - 16:15
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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.). 

Update for Oakridge School

Submitted by tasha.lewis on Sat, 03/14/2020 - 11:24

Oakridge Parents/Guardians,                                                                                                March 13, 2020

Oakridge will resume services Wednesday, March 18th. The buses will be running at their normal times. Many of our students are at high risk for getting very sick from the Coronavirus. If you have any specific concerns we encourage you to discuss them with your students health care provider and/or visit the CDC website at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/specific-groups/high-risk-complications.html. We will be checking staff and student temperatures and other signs of illness every morning as they arrive. You will be responsible for immediately picking up your student if they show any signs of illness.  

 Please beware that we had one student with a high fever and another with a runny nose today at school. Both of these students did not show signs of illness until the school day was almost over.

 Thanks,

Oakridge Teachers and Staff

School Closure

Submitted by tasha.lewis on Fri, 03/13/2020 - 18:20
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March 13, 2020, 5:00 p.m.

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.).

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