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March 18, 2020
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:
FREE NUTRITION PROGRAM for AGES 0 to 18
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 “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.
Thank you for your patience and support as we navigate through this unprecedented time in education. We just want to keep you updated on what is happening in Nebo School District.
For the past couple of days and even through the weekend, Nebo teachers have been in training and preparing online materials and/or packets for their students for “at home” instruction.
Students, you should be hearing from your teacher(s) about learning “at home” instructions and directions in the next day or two on how to proceed in your particular class. If you have not heard from your teacher by the morning of Friday, March 20, 2020, please notify your school.
School campuses will remain open for the next two weeks.
• Students can retrieve personal items.
• Students can pick up assignments from their instructors.
• Some instructors may be available for brief one-on-one tutoring.
• Instructors will help answer student questions about their assignments.
The safety and education of our Nebo students is paramount in everything we do and in every decision we make. Thank you for your partnership in education.
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Just a quick note of appreciation to thank all of our amazing Spanish Oaks families for their support, patience and love. "At Home Learning" preparations are going smoothly and positively because of you! You are the best and we are so grateful for everything you do for us. We love your children and are honored to serve them every day. A HUGE "shout out" to our amazing Chromebook Team for all of their hard work to get devices into the hands of our awesome students to support learning at home. A ginormous "thank you" to our phenomenal Lunch Team for continuing to provide breakfast and lunch each day for kiddos. Thank you to our outstanding teachers for all their work, efforts, planning, and LOVE ... they are all Rock Stars! What a powerful thing teamwork is ... Thank you!
Below are some options for families asking about internet access that do not have it at home.
Free WiFi Hotspots (See maps for locations)
Xfinity WiFi Free For Everyone: Xfinity WiFi hotspots across the country will be available to anyone who needs them for free – including non-Xfinity Internet subscribers. For a map of Xfinity WiFi Free hotspots, visit www.xfinity.com/wifi. Once at a hotspot, consumers should select the “xfinitywifi” network name in the list of available hotspots and then launch a browser.
Internet for home use: Families are responsible for creating an account with the provider.
1. CentraCom- (Santaquin/Goshen) - https://centracom.com/news/post/146/centracom-helping-family-with-students-keep-up-with-their-school-studies
2. SFCN (Spanish Fork City Residents) - Call (801) 798-2877 for more info and to see if you qualify.
3. Comcast: (Available in most of the district except for Santaquin/Goshen/parts of Payson) https://www.internetessentials.com/covid19
Internet Essentials Free to New Customers:
As announced yesterday, it’s even easier for low-income families who live in a Comcast service area to sign-up for Internet Essentials, the nation’s largest and most comprehensive broadband adoption program. New customers will receive 60 days of complimentary Internet Essentials service, which is normally available to all qualified low-income households for $9.95/month. Additionally, for all new and existing Internet Essentials customers, the speed of the program’s Internet service was increased to 25 Mbps downstream and 3 Mbps upstream. That increase will go into effect for no additional fee and it will become the new base speed for the program going forward.
Wonderful Spanish Oaks families!
With information received today, to support "At Home Learning" it will be necessary to facilitate check-out of devices that have video and audio capabilities to our students. We have a limited number of Chromebooks, so devices will be checked out to 2nd - 6th grade, with check-out to Kindergarten and 1st grade ONLY if they are the oldest student in the family. This will also allow older siblings to support younger siblings with their online work.
Chromebooks will be available for check-out tomorrow, Tuesday, March 17. We are staggering the schedule to reduce in-person interaction, as per our state's social distancing direction. We will check-out Chromebooks from our front, middle vestibule. Please spread out your arrival time through the entire hour; we will have only 5 families at a time inside the vestibule. It is okay to use the bus lane during this check-out time.
The schedule is below and is according to the first letter of your LAST name.
A - F will come from 11:00 - 12:00
G - L will come from 12:00 - 1:00
M - R will come from 1:00 - 2:00
S - Z will come from 2:00 - 3:00
Please fill out this survey link, which will serve as your family's Chromebook Check-Out Agreement for Chromebook(s) and power cord(s). If you do not need a Chromebook, you do NOT need to fill this out.
Thank you for your patience, kind words and all your are doing to work with us ... it is so greatly appreciated!
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!
If you are not receiving emails or texts from Mrs. Brown, please:
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.