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Parent Letter

Submitted by tasha.lewis on Thu, 04/16/2020 - 09:17
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April 15, 2020

Dear Parents/Guardians:

As you may have heard, Governor Herbert and State Superintendent Sydnee Dickson have extended the “soft school closure” until the end of the school year.  Although we are disappointed that we will not be able to work with students in our usual manner, we understand why the decision was made and fully support them.  That being said, we now will need to address a variety of very unique situations.

Our hearts go out to the Senior Class of 2020.  The senior year is a very important part of the K-12 school experience.  Please know that we are exploring ways that we can address issues specific to 12th grade students such as graduation, yearbook signing, grading, credit, etc.   Any suggestions or ideas from parents and students should be sent to their school administration.  You will be receiving more detailed information regarding those events as details are finalized.

There have been questions asked about possible changes to the lunches being served and the current school year calendar.  Please be aware that we will follow the 2019-2020 school year calendar as posted.  The last day of school will be May 22.  Lunches will continue to be served at locations throughout the district.

The goal of Nebo School District and local schools is to continue to provide your student with a quality education through an online curriculum.  Teachers will continue to provide online learning experiences and will be communicating through email or other online platforms throughout the remainder of the school year.  Although these learning conditions are not ideal, we are extremely appreciative of the efforts made by teachers, parents, and students to adjust to this temporary method of instruction.

If you or your student are experiencing difficulties adapting to online learning or are in need of assistance, please reach out to your student’s teacher, counselor, or principal.  There are many resources available for those in need.

Nebo School District and your local schools will continue to communicate with you as we find solutions to the variety of challenges that are being sent our way.  We would like to thank you for your patience and support as we continue to navigate this challenging situation.  We truly believe that by working together, we will be able to successfully complete this school year.

Sincerely,

Scott Wilson

Assistant Superintendent

Grab-N-Go meals

Submitted by tasha.lewis on Mon, 04/13/2020 - 09:11
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Beginning Monday, April 13, 2020, Grab-N-Go meals will be restricted to free sites only. All other sites will be closed down in effort to consolidate resources. Meal pick-up will change to 10:30 a.m. through 12:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, and is available for all children, ages 0-18. Grab-n- Go meals will include both breakfast and lunch.  Please see the following to find a site near you.

Free Grab-N-Go Sites:​
Santaquin Area
Santaquin Elementary, 25 S 400 W

Goshen Area
Goshen Elementary 60 N Center- Closed Free Site (Goshen students/siblings only)

Payson Area
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
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

Springville Area
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

With all paid sites being closed, remote site delivery will no longer be available at this time. Please call Child Nutrition with any questions at 801-354-7438. We look forward to serving you.

Utah Parent Center

Submitted by tasha.lewis on Mon, 04/13/2020 - 08:22
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 Healthy Bodies:A Maturation Program for Parents of Children with Disabilities Puberty can be a stressful and confusing time, especially for you and your son or daughter with a disability. In spite of delays in other areas, your child with a disability usually enters puberty around the same time as other children their age. This workshop will give you resources and tips on how to talk to your child about this sensitive topic. Presented by Utah Family Voices, Calleen Kenney, Parent ConsultantClick Here to Pre-register to Attend If you have questions about this class or would like to register by phone, please contact Aleis at 801-826-8192 or at aleis@utahparentcenter.org

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

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