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SORA Nebo School District Digital Library

Submitted by kali.brown on Mon, 03/16/2020 - 14:14

SORA!  All students in 2nd grade - 6th grade have a SORA account and know how to use it.  SORA can be used on phones, computers, laptops, and tablets!

To begin using SORA on your home devices, go to the Spanish Oaks Elementary School's Website , scroll down until you see the box that says Sora Nebo School District Digital Library, and click on it.  

When you click on this link, it will take you to the instructions on how to access SORA.  It is super easy.  You will need to know the student's school email address and their lunch number.  Each student can set up their own SORA account.

If you are using an iPhone or an iPad, there is a SORA app!  You can find it free in the app store.  Just install the app and use the student's email and lunch number.

On SORA, students can check out up to 4 books at a time.  They can put 3 books on hold at a time.  When you put a book on hold, the estimated wait time will pop up.  The wait time is usually not near as long as they say it will be.

This will be familiar to the students and they should be able to help set it up.  I am always willing to help anyone that needs help!  SORA is wonderful!  I absolutely love SORA!  It is a wonderful resource.  Enjoy!

 

 

Email Communication from School

Submitted by kali.brown on Mon, 03/16/2020 - 07:42
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If you are not receiving emails or texts from Mrs. Brown, please:

a) Check in Aspire and make sure your contact information is accurate

b) Make sure you have not marked "unsubscribe" in the Blackboard communication APP and if so, reset your password

c) Make sure emails are not in your SPAM folder

d) Consider marking emails from Mrs. Brown with star or VIP status.

We do not want you to miss important information coming from the school. 

 

Nebo Follow-up Information March 15, 2020

Submitted by kali.brown on Sun, 03/15/2020 - 16:08

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.).   

COVID-19 Letter to Parents

COVID-19 Letter to Parents (Spanish)

 

Spanish Oaks Menu and Grab n' Go Directions

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

Below is the MENU that will be served this week at school for both breakfast and lunch.  Schools do not have the supplies to provide a cold "Grab and Go" this week.  We are hoping to have them for next week.  Because of this, many of our items will be served hot.  Please note we do have the ability to serve students at a school they do not attend. 

  • Breakfast 8:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m.
  1. Students will come to the lunchroom at this time to grab their breakfast.  
  2. Our Lunch Clerk will write down their name and lunch number.  
  3. The student will leave with their food.
  4. The school lunchroom will NOT be open.      
  • Lunch 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
  1. Call the lunch department (801-794-3662) BEFORE 9:00 a.m. to let them know your child will be eating lunch. 
  2. Students will come to the lunchroom during this time to grab their lunch tray.  
  3. It will be dished at the time they pick it up to keep it warm.  
  4. Our Lunch Clerk will write down their name and lunch number.  
  5. The student will then leave with their food.
  6. The school lunchroom will NOT be open. 

Breakfast and Lunch Menu(s) for March 16th-March 20th

Grab n' Go Directions (hopefully beginning NEXT week)

State Issues Clarification on K-12 Dismissal

Submitted by kali.brown on Sun, 03/15/2020 - 11:12
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State Issues Clarification on K-12 Dismissal

"SALT LAKE CITY (March 14, 2020) - At a news conference yesterday afternoon, 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.

During this period, meal services to students will still be available.  In many instances, this is a grab-and-go lunch or breakfast program. These options will vary by school, designed to meet the unique needs of the local school community.

Families should look to local districts and charters for information on specific services available during the two-week dismissal."

 

NEBO SCHOOL DISTRICT TO DISMISS SCHOOLS

Submitted by sherri.peterson on Fri, 03/13/2020 - 19:10
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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.).

 

Census 2020

Submitted by sherri.peterson on Mon, 03/09/2020 - 13:55
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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.

 

Region 10 Award Recipients from Spanish Oaks

Submitted by kali.brown on Mon, 03/09/2020 - 11:25

DeAnn Carter and Laura Theodosis have been selected to receive the Utah PTA Outstanding Support Staff (DeAnn) and Utah PTA Outstanding Volunteer (Laura) Awards for Utah PTA Region 10 for Provo and Nebo School Districts!  "We are so impressed with everything you have contributed to Spanish Oaks Elementary and we feel that you exemplify everything that this award stands for!  Thank you for your service!"  These very deserving friends will be honored at the annual Utah PTA Region 10 Awards dinner in April.  "We are so grateful to have you as a part of our PTA and are thrilled to honor you!"  Congratulations, Mrs. Carter and Mrs. Theodosis ... we love you both!

 

Staff Spotlight Mrs. Slaymaker, Lunch Clerk

Submitted by sherri.peterson on Mon, 03/09/2020 - 10:09

Mrs. Slaymaker is the lunch clerk here at Spanish Oaks.  Her favorite hobby is boxing.  Mrs. Slaymaker’s favorite food is pizza.  Her favorite movie is Grease.  Mrs. Slaymaker’s favorite color is orange. Her favorite drink is Dr. Pepper.  The thing she likes most about working at Spanish Oaks is the students and helping them.

Written by: Maverick Dustin & Ayden Naron

 

 

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