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UPDATE: Nebo Grab-N-Go Meals

Submitted by khristen.massic on Fri, 04/03/2020 - 11:21
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Dear Parents/Guardians:

Beginning Monday, April 13th, 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.

 

Sincerely,

Camille Canto
Nebo School District Child Nutrition Department

For Current Students: Student Council Election Information as of 4/2/20

Submitted by khristen.massic on Thu, 04/02/2020 - 15:27
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Payson Jr. High

(everything is due by April 17th)

  • We will be holding elections at Mt. Nebo to elect 4 people for next year’s student council at PjHS.
    • 2 (incoming) 9th graders and 2 (incoming) 8th graders
  • Apply using this form
  • Campaign (it will all be online and digital)
    • Create a digital poster and/or a video about why you should be elected, I will create a space for that information to be given to students.
    • Contact friends at Mt. Nebo and encourage them to vote for you.
  • Teacher Recommendations - Send this form to all of your current teachers asking them to fill out a recommendation for you. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc-o8LiJFeqqZdckhxtmaS_D0O_ik0xJS33E7DzlG9FizA5TQ/viewform?usp=sf_link
  • Speech/Essay - create either a 200-word essay or a 3-minute speech (on video) answering the following prompt and email it to Mr. Sumens russ.sumens@nebo.edu before Apr 17th.
    • What do you think it means to be a leader? What are your leadership qualities? Why should you be chosen for student council?
  • Elections (Apr 18th - 23th)

Salem Jr. High

  • The StuCo at Salem Jr. is only for incoming 9th graders.
  • Fill out an application
  • Campaign (This has previously been done with posters, but there may be changes due to at-home learning.)
  • Interview with Mrs. Mendenhall and Mr. Brandon
  • Voting
  • For more information and details contact Mrs. Mendenhall (nikki.mendenhall@nebo.edu)

Payson High School

The information is on a form in the front office at Mt. Nebo. It includes contact information for those overseeing the election.

Salem Hills High School

The information is on a form in the front office at Mt. Nebo. It includes contact information for those overseeing the election.

Supporting Student Mental Health at Home

Submitted by khristen.massic on Wed, 04/01/2020 - 18:22
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Article by Lynette Muhlestein

There are no two ways about it; things have changed. With the widespread onset of COVID-19 in our country, there is hardly a soul whose daily life hasn’t been affected, so if you are feeling the strain, you are not alone! Times of uncertainty and upheaval have left us all feeling a bit lost. We want to make sure that our Mt. Nebo families have good resources for preventative mental health care as well as some places to turn if someone in the family needs additional support.

School Supports:

Although things certainly look different, we are still here for you! All Mt. Nebo students have received an invitation to the “Counseling Center” in Canvas. This online version of the counseling center is a work in progress, but we will be posting lessons, resources, and discussions regularly. Parents are welcome to set up a parent observer account to access the online counseling center.

The best way to get a hold of your student’s school counselor is via email, after which we can arrange to connect via phone or video call.

At-Home Supports:

We want to empower parents to have constructive conversations about mental health with their children not only all the time, but especially when things are hard. There are some really great resources available for families right now, and many paid services are providing free access because of COVID-19. We will be adding these resources to the “Parent Resources” module on Canvas as we find them. Here are a few we have compiled:

  • The Utah State Board of Education’s Project Aware (Advancing Wellness and Resilience in Education) has released guidelines to help parents support their student’s mental health at home. These guidelines serve as a good foundation to support positive mental wellness for children and adolescents during these times.
  • The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention also has some helpful, proactive information on supporting mental health relative to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
  • The good folks over at Why Try have a Parent Guide to Resilience that is available for free during the pandemic.
  • The Everyday Strong program by the United Way is a fantastic resource that is always free. The program encourages families and other community members to build resilience in children and recognize their needs in the face of anxiety and depression.
  • Mindfulness as a regular practice has been shown to have very positive outcomes for mental health, especially for those who struggle with anxious thoughts and feelings. There are many apps available, some are free. Calm is a favorite and Stop, Think, & Breathe is perfect for your little ones.
  • Our friends at Wasatch Mental Health have some really great articles and resources on their blog for those struggling during the pandemic.
  • We also highly recommend that if your student has an electronic device, they download the SafeUT app. SafeUT also has a website where students can chat anonymously with a clinician if they feel like they need support.

Where to turn if things feel a little more serious:

You will notice that a common thread in many of these resources is to just talk with your children. Help them feel safe and secure by providing structure and a listening ear. Keep an eye open for any red flags that your loved ones are succumbing to some more serious mental health problems and do not be afraid to reach out for help.

  • If you or a loved one is experiencing a mental health crisis, please call Utah State’s Crisis Hotline: (800) 273-TALK (8255)
  • Wasatch Mental Health is our go-to community partner for families in need of mental health support.
  • The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) has a fairly comprehensive guide to mental health resources for specific mental health issues in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Ensure that your teens know about the SafeUT app as a place that is anonymous and confidential. If the clinician who received the SafeUT app determines that intervention is necessary, a tip will be forwarded to the school for follow up.

As always, if you have any questions or concerns, do not hesitate to reach out to us!

Facebook Live Panel Event! Monday, March 30 at 10 AM

Submitted by khristen.massic on Thu, 03/26/2020 - 17:20

Join us for a FB Live Panel Event to answer questions you may have--Monday, March 30th at 10AM! Please submit questions ahead of time to mtnebosocialmedia@nebo.edu.  For the panel, we will have administration, teachers, and student council members! We can't wait to see you there! #mtnebojhs #pantherpride #NeboSchoolDistrict #utahpublicschools #athomelearning2020

FAQ: How do I generate a pairing code for an observer as a student?

Submitted by khristen.massic on Wed, 03/25/2020 - 11:26
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While some of us parents have the time (and energy) to sit next to our children as they complete all the necessary at-home learning, some of us do not and therefore may need another way of checking in our student's work. One way that you can help support your student at home as a parent is to become an "observer" in Canvas. This allows you as a parent to track assignments on Canvas. An "observer" sees assignments and student progress for a student that they are "paired" with. Students can generate a code while logged into Canvas under their user settings. Here are some instructions from Canvas:

https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-15036-4212938128 

 

We are Still Here Supporting Students!

Submitted by khristen.massic on Tue, 03/24/2020 - 12:44
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Every Monday, this group of Mt. Nebo faculty and staff meet together for our weekly Youth Support Meeting. This week, our meeting was a little different than it normally is because we used video conferencing instead of being in the Panther Den. Although our meeting space was different, what we worked together on was still the same: SUPPORTING STUDENTS! We want all of our students to know that we miss you and care about you. We are still working hard to help you succeed! Let us know how we can help! #mtnebojhs #NeboSchoolDistrict #utahpublicschools #pantherpride #pantherroar #zoommeeting #athomelearning2020

March 23, 2020 Letter to Parents

Submitted by khristen.massic on Mon, 03/23/2020 - 19:26

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.

 

Mt. Nebo HOPE Week is ON!!! March 23 - 27

Submitted by khristen.massic on Fri, 03/20/2020 - 14:48

There has not been a better time for Mt. Nebo's HOPE week which will take place March 23-27th. Our AWESOME counselors have put together this #zoom video to demonstrate social distancing as well as introduce what we will be focussing on each day. Take a photo or video demonstrating the theme for the day and send it to mtnebosocialmedia@nebo.edu so that we can feature you on Facebook and Instagram!***This video took several takes and Mr. Williams did make the basket on a take that did not make the final cut.*** #PantherHOPE #mtnebojhs #NeboSchoolDistrict #utahpublicschools #schoolcounselors #NeboHeroes

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