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Great Utah Shake Out Earthquake Drill

Submitted by kali.brown on Fri, 04/03/2020 - 11:48
Kathy Carling, Risk Management

Tomorrow is the Great Utah Shake Out.  If possible, please join the State of Utah, 2020 Great Utah Shake Out Earthquake Drill, tomorrow at 10:15 a.m.  Thank you for all you are doing!

The  Great Utah ShakeOut Earthquake Drill is scheduled for April 16, 2020.  The State is encouraging students and their families to participate in a home earthquake drill.   

More information can be found at

It might be fun for students to take pictures of their family holding a drill.  We would love to see the photos ...


An Important Message from Resilient Utah

Submitted by kali.brown on Fri, 04/03/2020 - 11:35

Dear Parents, “Wash My Hands” is a public service to help kids wash their hands for 20 seconds!  Please click on the link below and watch the video with your family.  Have fun learning the song!   

We invite you to join families around the world in the Wash My Hands Challenge.  Simply film your own video using the song and post it on social media with the hashtag #WMH20Challenge.  Stay healthy and happy!    

Nebo Grab-N-Go Meals UPDATE

Submitted by kali.brown on Thu, 04/02/2020 - 17:20
Camille Canto, Nebo School District Child Nutrition Department

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.  Meal service will pause during Spring Break, April 6-10th.  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.


Chromebook FAQs for Spanish Oaks

Submitted by kali.brown on Thu, 04/02/2020 - 13:28
Steffani Waggoner

Below are some of the common issues, questions and solutions we have been seeing with "At Home" chromebook use:

  • Most issues are corrected by restarting your chromebook. 

  • If the volume is not working, check to make sure the volume is turned on.  Click on the WIFI symbol in the lower right hand corner of your screen to open the menu. 

  • Make sure you are signed into your account.  Most google classroom/assignment issues are because other google accounts are signed in on the same chromebook. 

If you have technology problems that you cannot fix, please email M-F from 9AM-12PM.  After those hours response time will vary.

While school is out for spring break, we are asking that all chromebooks are logged off and shut down.  This will allow the chromebooks to complete important updates.  Most of the problems we are seeing are because the chromebooks are not updating while out of school.


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   


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