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Submitted by allison.mower on Fri, 05/01/2020 - 15:45
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Please take a few minutes and read the newest Grizzly Update.  This will be the final Grizzly Update for this school year and includes information on locker clean out and other end of school year procedures, including yearbooks.  

Thank you for all of your support through this unusual time and we look forward to seeing our students again this August.  Have a Great Summer!

Yearbook

Submitted by allison.mower on Tue, 04/28/2020 - 11:10
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Any student interested in being on next year's student council or yearbook staff, please email Mrs. Holt at rachel.holt@nebo.edu and she will send you the needed information in a timely manner. Let her know which grade you will be in next year and which team you're interested in being on- student council or yearbook. I'm excited to get this process going and can't wait to hear from you!

Latest School Closure update

Submitted by allison.mower on Thu, 04/16/2020 - 07:26
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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

Closure Update

Submitted by allison.mower on Tue, 03/24/2020 - 08:30
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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 

Census 2020

Submitted by allison.mower on Mon, 03/16/2020 - 07:42
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The U.S. Census Bureau has embarked on a nationwide effort to inform everyone living in the United States and five of its territories about the upcoming 2020 Census and to encourage them to respond online, by phone, or by mail.

Everyone counts. The census counts every person living in the U.S. once, only once, and in the right places.

It’s about fair representation. Every 10 years, the results of the census are used to reapportion the House of Representatives, determining how many seats each state gets.

It’s in the constitution. The U.S. Constitution mandates that everyone in the country be counted every 10 years. The first census was in 1790.

It’s about $675 billion. The distribution of more than $675 billion in federal funds, grants and support to states, counties and communities are based on census data. That money is spent on schools, hospitals, roads, public works and other vital programs.

The 2020 Census count impacts the federal funds that communities receive each year for programs and services that are critical for schools, students, and younger children, such as: 

  • Special education, 
  • Head Start, 
  • After-school programs, and 
  • Classroom technology. 
  • Food assistance, including free and reduced-price school lunches.
  • Maternal and child health programs.

Counting Children
Newborn babies and children under 5 are often missed in the census, with consequences that can impact nearly their entire childhood. 

For more information, go to:  2020Census.gov.

United States Census 2020 is also looking for Census Takers. You can apply online at: 2020CENSUS.GOV/jobs. You can make extra income, have flexible hours, weekly pay, and receive paid training.

Corona Virus Update

Submitted by allison.mower on Fri, 03/13/2020 - 18:44
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March 13, 2020

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.).

 

Mayor's Award March 2020

Submitted by allison.mower on Thu, 03/12/2020 - 11:59
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Congratulations to Renik Carman for receiving the Mayor's Award in March.  Here is what his teachers had to say about him.  COngratulations!  We are lucky to have you here at PJHS. Renik is kind to all the students in his class, including those who are sometimes hard to get along with. He is an exemplary student, has a good attitude, and is always so helpful to his classmates. During remediation time, when he is caught up, he chooses to help other students with their work instead of any fun activity he could be doing! He loves to sit next to kids who struggle academically so he can explain things to them as we go, but he still gets all of his work done and asks questions when he doesn't understand. I would love to have many more kids like Renik in my classes!   Renik is a hard worker in class and a really outgoing and fun person to be around. Renik is a fantastic student and an even better human being. I've never seen him show anything but respect to the people around him. He's kind, works hard, and cares about others. He has a great sense of humor and carries such a positive vibe all the time. I'm so thankful I've had the opportunity to teach Renik for the last two years. He's gonna do great things! 

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