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March 2020

Stories for Students with Mrs. Hill

Submitted by kali.brown on Tue, 03/31/2020 - 17:10

It's story time with our very own Mrs. Hill!  Our wonderful Spanish Oaks librarian is reading books online to help support our "At Home" learning!  Below please find a link of her stories, which include some of our very own student authors!  Enjoy some great books with your kiddos ... thank you, Mrs. Hill, for this fun activity! 


Clay Sculptures from Our Art Students

Submitted by kali.brown on Tue, 03/31/2020 - 17:01
Emily Gunderson

"The last couple weeks before the break, in our Art Speciality classes students worked on 'form' and sculptures with modeling clay.  Not all of the classes got to see the pictures of their final projects.  Here's a little video of all the sculptures I had pictures of ..."  Well done, Spanish Oaks students!  Thank you, Mrs. Gunderson, for sharing!


A Message from Our School Counselor

Submitted by kali.brown on Mon, 03/30/2020 - 17:47

Dear Parents of Spanish Oaks,

I just want to share three important reminders that were shared with me in the wake of the online, home-learning school.  
1. You Matter
2. You are Loved
3. Everything will be Okay 

You Matter--As you work with your kids at home with online learning please remember to take care of yourself and your kids with breaks when things seem to be going awry. All you can do is your best (no matter what that looks like) and that is enough. You matter and your best will look different than someone else's best, but I promise, your best is enough. 

You are Loved--We are all cheering for you!!! We've got your back!  

Everything will be Okay--Keep in contact with your children's teachers the best you can. Their feedback will help you help your children.  We've got this! This is challenging for all of us and together we will make this work.  Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! We love your kids and we love you!!! 

Here is a link to a mindful meditation exercise for kids to help facilitate breaks: also has some fun movement breaks for kids.  

Some wise counsel from one of my dear friends:  "In times of uncertainty, it is important to focus on what we know rather than what we don’t know.  Focusing on what we know allows us to plan and to be proactive.  Focusing on what we don’t know brings fear and uncertainty." 

If you are interested I have included a few links about how to talk to our kids about coronavirus.  

This is a video/article for parents about talking to kids about the coronavirus: 

Here's a video for kids about the coronavirus:   

Best of luck will all that you have before you. Please remember we are here to support you. I will be trading off between my schools so if you need anything please send me an email and I will respond as soon as I can.  

Take care, 

Teresa Winkler
School Counselor
Nebo School District 

Spanish Oaks Elementary

Foothills Elementary

Nebo Follow-up Parent Information March 23, 2020

Submitted by kali.brown on Mon, 03/23/2020 - 19:04

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   

Nebo Free Child Nutrition Program Starting March 19, 2020

Submitted by kali.brown on Wed, 03/18/2020 - 17:05

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:


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.

UPDATED Spanish Oaks Grab n' Go Directions

Submitted by kali.brown on Wed, 03/18/2020 - 15:00

UPDATED “Grab & Go” Breakfast and/or Lunch

Curbside “Grab and Go” breakfast and/or lunch WILL BEGIN ON THURSDAY.  Students will be charged for the meal(s) just as they would on a regular day.  Those on free or reduced lunch will continue to receive that service as normal.  Students will pick up their meal(s) at school and take them back home to eat.  The school lunchroom will NOT be open. 

Directions for curbside “Grab and Go” Breakfast AND/OR Lunch

  • Breakfast and/or Lunch will be available from 9:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
  • Pick up food from the outside parent drop-off at the MAIN ENTRANCE of the school (by flagpole).
  • Our Lunch Team will be there to give you your food after you give them your student’s lunch number.

Grab n' Go MAP

Breakfast and Lunch Menu for March 16th-20th

Parent Email

Parent Email (Spanish)




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