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March 2020

Message from Mr. Andersen - Plan Going Forward

Submitted by tiffany.manwaring on Fri, 03/13/2020 - 21:07

Dear Parents, 

As you have likely heard, today the governors office dismissed school for the next two weeks, beginning on Monday, March 16th. This is a big change from the press conference and direction we were given just yesterday. This is a dynamic, constantly evolving situation that we are navigating the best we can. 

I am at this moment (Friday evening, 7:00 pm) at the district office attending meetings where decisions are in progress about what this will look like for all of us. 

As soon as I am able, I will send out detailed information to all parents and will need your help to spread the word about this dismissal. 

The tentative plan will be that teachers will need Monday and Tuesday to prepare At Home Learning opportunities for your students. This may include online learning, use of computer programs such as iReady, Raz-Kids, Imagine Learning and physical work packets that can be picked up at school. We will be sending out a lot more information about this over the next few days. We are hoping to have things up and ready by Wednesday to begin this new learning format. 

We are also discussing how to provide Grab & Go breakfast and lunch options for students who may need meals during this dismissal. THIS WILL BEGIN ON MONDAY. Parents can call in to the school to let us know if your child would like a breakfast or a lunch or both (801-798-4480). Breakfast will be available from 8-9 am and lunch from 11 am-12 pm. The child will be charged for the meal just as they would on a regular day. Those on free or reduced lunch will continue to receive that service as normal. Students can pick up their meals at school and take them back home to eat. The school lunchroom will NOT be open. 

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR PATIENCE AND UNDERSTANDING. This situation is unprecedented and will require flexibility from all of us. However, I want to reassure our school community that an army of committed teachers, technicians and support staff will begin Monday morning to figure this all out. WE'VE GOT THIS! We love your kids and want to keep everyone safe and healthy through this crisis. 

You will be hearing from the school first thing Monday morning with more direction. 

Mr. Andersen

NEBO SCHOOL DISTRICT TO DISMISS SCHOOLS

Submitted by tiffany.manwaring on Fri, 03/13/2020 - 21:02
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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.).

Cancellations for Choir

Submitted by tiffany.manwaring on Thu, 03/12/2020 - 13:47
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Due to the Governors guidelines we will be CANCELLING the following:

-Hope of America practice tomorrow, March 13th and 20th

-Choir performance Monday, March 16th for school and parents

No choir practices will be held for the next two weeks per the Governors guidelines. 

Thank you for your understanding.

Sierra Bonita Elementary

Choir Performance @ BYU CANCELLED

Submitted by tiffany.manwaring on Thu, 03/12/2020 - 13:07
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Hi Parents of Choir Students,

Due to BYU closing for the COVID-19 precaution, our choir performance for the Gymnastic meet on Saturday March 14th has been CANCELLED!!

Thank you for your understanding,

Sierra Bonita Elementary

Most Pi Digits Memorized

Submitted by tiffany.manwaring on Tue, 03/10/2020 - 12:51
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Congratulations students! These students memorized the most Pi Digits!! Mrs. van Dyk rewarded them with a pie!! Congratulations students!!

Praise Notes 3-6-2020

Submitted by tiffany.manwaring on Tue, 03/10/2020 - 12:35
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Every Friday, "Praise Notes" are read during morning announcements. These students are called to the office and get thier picture taken. Students can earn a "Praise Note" by being caught doing kind things throughout the school and classrooms.

#sierrabonita #humansofsierrabonita #sierrabonitabears #nebohero #NeboSchoolDistrict #studentsuccess #empowerstudents #engagestudents #focusonstudents #loveUTpublicschools #utpol #uted

Graduation Photos

Submitted by tiffany.manwaring on Tue, 03/10/2020 - 12:22
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Parents of Kindergarten and 6th Grade,

Graduation Pictures will be taken this Friday, March 13th. Picture packets have already been sent home. This year, pictures will not be printed and sent home. Everyone will have their picture taken, but only proofs will be sent home unless you have pre-paid for pictures. I have attached a sample of the pictures packet for your information. If you have any questions, please feel free to call the office 801-798-4480.

Sierra Bonita

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