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Monday, September 21, Minimal Day Schedule

Submitted by khristen.massic on Thu, 09/17/2020 - 14:25
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6th Grade Minimal Day
1 st period: 8:00-8:23
2 nd period: 8:27-8:51
3 rd period: 8:55-9:19
4 th period: 9:23-9:47
5 th period: 9:51-10:16
6 th period: 10:20-10:44
7 th period: 10:48-11:15

7th Grade Minimal Day
1 st period: 8:00-8:27
2 nd period: 8:31-8:55
3 rd period: 8:59-9:23
4 th period: 9:27-9:51
5 th period: 9:55-10:20
6 th period: 10:24-10:48
7 th period: 10:52-11:15

Mt. Nebo Honors Patriot Day

Submitted by khristen.massic on Fri, 09/11/2020 - 09:39
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Today, many of our teachers have planned special lessons in order to honor and remember Patriot Day--9/11. Mrs. Barker's English language arts students read accounts from middle school and high school students who were living in New York City during 9/11. Mrs. Reber, our librarian, did some special book talks today which she shared on Instagram stories and also with Mr. McFarland's classes. Students in Ms. Van Nosdol's social studies classes also learned about the significance of the event in our country. Other discussions and presentations occurred in many other classes throughout the school. Be sure to talk to your student to have them reflect on what they learned and share your own experiences.

Free Breakfast and Lunch to All Nebo School District Students

Submitted by khristen.massic on Thu, 09/10/2020 - 17:00
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Beginning Monday, September 14, 2020, Nebo School District will be switching to an “Open Restricted Meal Program.” Under this program, breakfast and lunch are available for free to all students enrolled in Nebo School District, including remote learners.

Follow the link for more information: http://www.nebo.edu/node/3197

 

Keeping Our Students Safe with Systems and Creativity

Submitted by khristen.massic on Wed, 09/09/2020 - 12:40
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This year is certainly like no other as we have needed to implement additional safety measures because of the pandemic. Mrs. Wettstein teaches physical education which has many new restrictions, such as a limit to 20 students in the locker room at once. She created a system with magnets and stickers where students can visually see how many students are in the locker room without having to enter. Mrs. Jacobson teaches choir where masks and face shields are worn. Since each student was given a face shield, she had the students use stickers and markers to show their personalities and make wearing the shields more fun. Other teachers have created routines for cleaning and disinfecting by using attention-getting phrases or fun automatic timers. While the new additions have taken some getting used to, we are proud of how our teachers have accepted the challenge and used their creative genius to help our students continue to be successful. 

Pods and Together We Climb

Submitted by khristen.massic on Tue, 09/01/2020 - 09:16
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Photo from Courtney Hanks

Has your student talked to you about being in a "pod?" Perhaps they've mentioned a mountain they are learning about like Kilimanjaro or Denali? One of the features of the middle school is that students are assigned to a "pod" (or cohort) of students. Here's an excerpt from our Pod Vision:

"Teachers of Science, Mathematics, and Language Arts will be organized into teams called pods. Each team of teachers will have two pods, a morning pod, and an afternoon pod. Students will be assigned to each pod and rotate through the three classes in a cohort of the same students. Each pod will have roughly 90 students split into three teams of 30.

"The pod system is set up to provide students with a home-base, or community of students, as well as a core of teachers to supervise and work closely with these students. This is the first time for our entire school to be in Middle School. Everyone is new, and everyone is learning a secondary school model (class changes, lockers, lots of teachers, etc.). Within the pod, teachers may explicitly teach some organizational skills, communication skills, and general study skills.

"Teachers should design activities to promote a sense of community, togetherness, and kindness within their pods. Teachers should encourage a feeling of “team” within the pod where no one is left out. Students will connect with members of the pod as friends and teammates. A sense that everyone is known and belongs should be a priority in the pod. Pod teachers should create time to make sure these priorities are accomplished either in-class time or during reteach/enrichment. The pod is for kids!"

With the pods in mind, and the fact that our school is named after a mountain, we decided that our theme or mantra would be "Together We Climb" and that each pod would be named after a significant mountain--most are part of the 7 Summits.

In the photo attached, 7th graders in the “Aconcagua” Pod weighed in on their experience as middle schoolers so far by charting their “Peaks” and “Pits”  of the first week of school.

WOW! What a Great First Full Week of School!

Submitted by khristen.massic on Fri, 08/28/2020 - 09:56
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We have had a wonderful first week of school! We love having students back face-to-face and have been loving being a middle school. The students are absolutely wonderful, and our faculty and staff have been working diligently to make the most of our current pandemic and the changes we've needed to make in order to keep the community safe. Here's to a great weekend and a great school year! Enjoy this video from Mrs. Franco's band class, as they stomped and clapped to beats and rhythms of different songs.

Open House Information

Submitted by khristen.massic on Tue, 08/11/2020 - 08:58
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Dear Parent and Student of MNMS,

I wanted to send a reminder to you that on Monday, August 17th we will be hosting our school open house for all parents and students.  The open house will run from 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM.  In order to allow for physical distancing, please follow the schedule below when possible.  Also, please remember to wear a face covering and try to not crowd others.  At the open house students will receive a school T-shirt, and school masks which we have ordered.  Students and parents unable to come, we will get these items to your students on the first days of school. 

Open House Schedule:

Last Name A-M - Please try and attend 1-3 PM

Last Name N-Z - Please try and attend 3-5 PM

If this does not work for you, please come when you are able.  

 

Here are a couple of other reminders for you as we approach the start of the year. 

  1. If you have not yet registered, please do so ASAP. Use this link: Registration Link

  2. Please pay applicable school fees.  Fee Link

  3. If you have chosen “Remote Learning”  please make sure you have met with the school counselors to ensure you are signed up for the proper program. Link to meet with counselors:  Counselor Sign - Up

 

Finally, please remember that school starts on Wednesday, August 19th.  Our school website under school information, has bell schedules for you, along with lots of other important information.  We are excited to welcome back students and take on the challenges of this unique time.  

 

Sincerely, 

MNMS Administration 

 

Mt. Nebo Middle School Fall 2020 Covid Information/Mt. Nebo Middle School Otoño 2020 Información de Covid

Submitted by khristen.massic on Thu, 07/30/2020 - 06:36
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Ryan McGuire, Principal

(Desplaza hacia abajo para Español.)

Dear Parent and Student of Mt. Nebo Middle School,

We are excited to welcome you to  Mt. Nebo Middle School.   The opening of the middle school has been an amazing adventure.   The building is almost complete, and final preparations are being made for you to come.  Teachers have also been training and preparing to begin the new school year.  The well being of our students and staff is our highest priority.  Following state, and district guidelines, our goal is to provide for all stakeholders a safe, effective learning environment.  We have truly missed you, and want you to know that we are here to help you in any way we can.  

As you plan for the upcoming year, here are some important dates to remember:

Registration - Going on now, please try and register by July 30th. 

    • August 3: Registered students schedules are visible on Infinite Campus
    • August 3 - 5:  Walk-in- Registration and Fee Waiver applications
    • August 3 - 5: Counselors return to school (Parents who requested “Online Learning” should schedule an appt with counselors)  Class changes can also be requested if needed at this time. Link to schedule with counselors:

Counselor Sign Up Times

    • August 13:  Teachers return to school
    • August 17: School Open House 1- 5 PM for parents and students.   An email will be sent with times to attend by last names to help with social distancing and crowds.  Face coverings should be worn.
    • August 19: 1st day of school for students.

As a leadership team, (made up of administration, teachers, and secretarial staff) we have reviewed carefully the school reopening plan set out by Nebo School District. Over the past several days, our review of these guidelines has aided us in making the following school-specific decisions outlined in the document below.  Please review them, and let us know what questions you may have.

Sincerely,

Mt. Nebo Middle School Administration

 

Mt. Nebo Middle School Fall 2020 Covid Information

This document is meant to provide school-specific guidelines for the parents and students of Mt. Nebo Middle School as we reopen school in a few weeks.  It will be updated as new information, and guidelines may adjust with the pandemic.  Specific class information can be found on the links at the bottom of this document. General district information and guidelines will be followed and can be found on the district website. Here are links to those documents for reference:

District Guidelines and Plan

District FAQ Page

Classroom Instruction:

    • Each teacher will use as needed the learning management system called “Canvas.”  Many helpful videos and guides will be available for parents as needed on the website.  Using Canvas allows students who may miss for health reasons the ability to stay current in the class.  It also allows teachers and students to limit paper exchanges by providing a digital platform.  Teachers, students, and parents will have the help they need to navigate Canvas.  
    • If books like a textbook, novel, etc. are used by multiple classes during a school day, materials will be sanitized between use.  Parents wanting to buy their own copies of novels or books may do so if desired. 
    • In order to minimize the sharing of any materials the following is a list of helpful materials, your student may want to bring to school.  We will have extra supplies for students who need them.  Please click on the link below for a recommended school supply list.  

Suggested School Supply List

Classroom Set-Up Protocols:

    • Desk and student work stations will be spaced apart as much as possible. 
    • Students will face forward, plexiglass barriers will be used in classrooms where there are 2 students to a table and no desks are present. 
    • Workstation cleaning (desks and tables) will be done at the beginning and end of each class. 
    • Electric Pencil Sharpeners will be in each classroom.

Chromebooks:

    • A Chromebook will be checked out to each individual student during the first week of school.  (much like a library book) 
    • This Chromebook will be for the student to use during the school day and at home for any school-related needs.  
    • Parents and students should charge the Chromebook each night. 
    • Chromebooks should be brought to school each day.
    • Students are responsible for the Chromebook.

Face Coverings: 

    • Face coverings will be used by staff and students when social distancing is not possible. 
    • Approved face coverings include: facemasks, clear face shields, and neck gators.
    • Face coverings must be cleaned at home daily.     
    • Parents are encouraged to provide their students with a face covering that is comfortable for their student.  
    • To help you, the school will provide each student with 2 face masks.  These have our logo, and are washable and reusable.  These will be provided at the open house on August 17th.  

    • Face Shields have also been purchased for choir, and drama students.  

Lockers:

    • Lockers will be assigned to students. Students should not share lockers.
    • Students are also allowed to use a backpack whenever needed. In many cases, lockers may not be needed for student use. 
    • Lockers will be assigned to students near their POD classrooms. 

Lunch:  

    • In order to space out students during lunch we will open up additional areas for students to eat.  These will include the lunchroom, an outside area (encouraged) the stage, and gym on days with inclement weather.   
    • There will be signage helping students identify flow patterns as well as seating guidelines.    
    • Students will also be excused from class on a staggered schedule so lunch lines are spaced out.  

Office Protocols: 

    • Excusing students should be done over the phone when possible.  Parents wishing to check-out a student early should call the office ahead of time. 
    • Students arriving tardy to school should be called in by the parent for excusal.  
    • Parents coming into the building should use the marked entry/exit office doors.
    • Parents will be asked to wait in the foyer rather than the office for student pick-ups.

Other Physical Distancing Protocols:

    • Signs and arrows will be placed throughout the school to help traffic flow during class breaks.  
    • Students will be excused by grade to rotate classes
    • Designated entrance and exits will be used in classrooms when possible.
    • For at least the first term, we will not be holding any large gatherings.  This includes assemblies.
    • We will also not be holding recess or reteach/enrich time due to the shortened daily schedule.  (Please see district email dated 7/28/20)
    • Lunch has been extended by 5 minutes to allow for staggered lines and an informal recess times in the day.

Sanitation: 

    • Classrooms will be sanitized each night, the district has purchased a “fogging” machine which will be done in each classroom at the end of each school day.
    • Hand sanitizing stations will be installed near the doorway of each classroom.
    • Frequent cleaning and sanitizing of restrooms will be done, and other high traffic areas.
    • Bottle filler machines will be installed at drinking fountains.

Other Specific Class Documents for Review:

Art Class

Choir Class

Dance Class

Drama Class

PE Class

We hope this document answers some of the questions you may have.  Please feel free to email or call the school for further information if needed.

Estimado padre y estudiante de  Mt. Nebo Middle School,

Nos complace darle la bienvenida al monte. La apertura de la escuela intermedia ha sido una aventura increíble. El edificio está casi terminado y se están haciendo los preparativos finales para que vengas. Los maestros también han estado entrenando y preparándose para comenzar el nuevo año escolar. El bienestar de nuestros estudiantes y personal es nuestra máxima prioridad. Siguiendo las pautas estatales y del distrito, nuestro objetivo es proporcionar a todos los interesados ​​un entorno de aprendizaje seguro y efectivo. Realmente te hemos extrañado, y queremos que sepas que estamos aquí para ayudarte en todo lo que podamos.

Mientras planifica para el próximo año, aquí hay algunas fechas importantes para recordar:

Registro: a partir de ahora, intente registrarse antes del 30 de julio.

    • 3 de agosto: los horarios de los estudiantes registrados son visibles en Infinite Campus
    • 3 al 5 de agosto: Solicitudes de inscripción sin cita y exención de tarifas
    • 3 al 5 de agosto: los consejeros regresan a la escuela (los padres que solicitaron "Aprendizaje en línea" deben programar una cita con los consejeros) También se pueden solicitar cambios de clase si es necesario en este momento.

Enlace al horario con los consejeros.

    • 13 de agosto: los maestros regresan a la escuela
    • 17 de agosto: Open House School 1- 5 PM para padres y estudiantes. Se enviará un correo electrónico con horarios para asistir por apellidos para ayudar con el distanciamiento social y las multitudes. Se deben usar cubiertas faciales.
    • 19 de agosto: 1er día de escuela para estudiantes.

Como equipo de liderazgo (compuesto por la administración, los maestros y el personal de secretaría) hemos revisado cuidadosamente el plan de reapertura escolar establecido por el Distrito Escolar de Nebo. En los últimos días, nuestra revisión de estas pautas nos ha ayudado a tomar las siguientes decisiones específicas de la escuela descritas en el documento a continuación. Revíselos y díganos qué preguntas puede tener.

Sinceramente,

 

Mt. Nebo Middle School Administration

 

Mt.  Nebo Middle School Otoño 2020 Información de Covid

Este documento está destinado a proporcionar pautas específicas de la escuela para los padres y estudiantes de Mt. Nebo Middle School mientras reabrimos la escuela en unas pocas semanas. Se actualizará como nueva información, y las pautas pueden ajustarse con la pandemia. La información específica de la clase se puede encontrar en los enlaces al final de este documento. Se seguirán las pautas e información general del distrito, que se pueden encontrar en el sitio web del distrito. Aquí hay enlaces a esos documentos para referencia:

Directrices y plan del distrito

Página de preguntas frecuentes del distrito

Instrucción en la Clase,

    • Cada maestro usará, según sea necesario, el sistema de gestión del aprendizaje llamado "Canvas". Muchos videos y guías útiles estarán disponibles para los padres según sea necesario en el sitio web. El uso de Canvas permite a los estudiantes que pueden faltar por razones de salud la capacidad de mantenerse actualizados en clase. También permite a los profesores y estudiantes limitar los intercambios de papel al proporcionar una plataforma digital. Los maestros, estudiantes y padres tendrán la ayuda que necesitan para navegar Canvas.
    • Si varias clases usan libros como libros de texto, novelas, etc. durante un día escolar, los materiales serán desinfectados entre usos. Los padres que quieran comprar sus propias copias de novelas o libros pueden hacerlo si lo desean.
    • Para minimizar el intercambio de cualquier material, la siguiente es una lista de materiales útiles que su estudiante puede querer traer a la escuela. Tendremos suministros adicionales para los estudiantes que los necesiten. Haga clic en el enlace a continuación para obtener una lista de útiles escolares recomendados.

Lista de útiles escolares sugeridos

Protocolos de configuración de la Clase:

    • Las estaciones de escritorio y de trabajo de los estudiantes estarán lo más separadas posible.
    • Los estudiantes se enfrentarán hacia adelante, se usarán barreras de plexiglás en las aulas donde hay 2 estudiantes en una mesa y no hay escritorios presentes.
    • La limpieza de la estación de trabajo (escritorios y mesas) se realizará al principio y al final de cada clase.
    • Sacapuntas eléctricos estarán en cada salón de clases.

Chromebooks:

    • Se sacará un chromebook a cada alumno durante la primera semana de clases. (muy parecido a un libro de la biblioteca)
    • Este Chromebook será para que el estudiante lo use durante el día escolar y en casa para cualquier necesidad relacionada con la escuela.
    • Los padres y los estudiantes deben cargar el Chromebook cada noche.
    • Las Chromebooks se deben traer a la escuela todos los días.
    • Los estudiantes son responsables del chromebook.

Revestimientos faciales:

    • El personal y los estudiantes usarán coberturas faciales cuando no sea posible el distanciamiento social.
    • Los revestimientos faciales aprobados incluyen: máscaras faciales, protectores faciales transparentes y piel de cuello.
    • Los revestimientos faciales deben limpiarse en casa todos los días.
    • Se alienta a los padres a proporcionar a sus alumnos una cubierta facial que sea cómoda para ellos.
    • Para ayudarlo, la escuela proporcionará a cada estudiante 2 máscaras faciales. Estos tienen nuestro logotipo, y son lavables y reutilizables. Estos serán proporcionados en la casa abierta el 17 de agosto.

    • También se han comprado protectores faciales para coro y estudiantes de teatro.

Casilleros:

    • Los casilleros serán asignados a los estudiantes. Los estudiantes no deben compartir casilleros.
    • Los estudiantes también pueden usar una mochila cuando sea necesario. En muchos casos los casilleros pueden no ser necesarios para el uso de los estudiantes.
    • Se asignarán casilleros a los estudiantes cerca de sus salones de clase POD.

Almuerzo:

    • Para espaciar a los estudiantes durante el almuerzo, abriremos áreas adicionales para que los estudiantes coman. Estos incluirán el comedor, un área exterior (alentada) el escenario y el gimnasio en días con mal tiempo.
    • Habrá señalización que ayudará a los estudiantes a identificar patrones de flujo, así como pautas de asientos.
    • Los estudiantes también serán excusados ​​de la clase en un horario escalonado para que las filas de almuerzo estén separadas.

Protocolos de oficina:

    • Las excusas de los estudiantes deben hacerse por teléfono cuando sea posible. Los padres que deseen retirar a un estudiante temprano deben llamar a la oficina con anticipación.
    • Los estudiantes que lleguen tarde a la escuela deben ser llamados por los padres para excusarse.
    • Los padres que ingresen al edificio deben usar las puertas marcadas de entrada / salida de la oficina.
    • Se les pedirá a los padres que esperen en el vestíbulo en lugar de en la oficina para recoger a los estudiantes.

Otros protocolos de distanciamiento físico:

    • Se colocarán letreros y flechas en toda la escuela para ayudar a que el tráfico fluya durante los descansos de clase.
    • Los estudiantes serán excusados ​​por grado para rotar clases
    • Las entradas y salidas designadas se utilizarán en las aulas cuando sea posible.
    • Al menos durante el primer trimestre, no realizaremos grandes reuniones. Esto incluye ensamblajes.
    • Tampoco tendremos tiempo de recreo o de reencuentro / enriquecimiento debido al horario diario acortado. (Consulte el correo electrónico del distrito con fecha 28/7/20)
    • El almuerzo se ha extendido por 5 minutos para permitir filas escalonadas y un recreo informativo durante el día.

Saneamiento:

    • Las aulas serán desinfectadas cada noche, el distrito ha comprado una máquina de "empañamiento" que se realizará en cada aula al final de cada día escolar.
    • Se instalarán estaciones de desinfección de manos cerca de la puerta de cada salón de clases.
    • Se realizarán limpiezas y desinfecciones frecuentes de los baños y otras áreas de alto tráfico.
    • Se instalarán máquinas de llenado de botellas en los bebederos.

Otros documentos de clase específicos para revisión:

Clase de arte

Clase de coro

Clase de baile

Clase de teatro

Clase de educación física

Esperamos que este documento responda algunas de las preguntas que pueda tener. No dude en enviar un correo electrónico o llamar a la escuela para obtener más información si es necesario.

 

Registration Information / Información de Registro

Submitted by khristen.massic on Fri, 07/10/2020 - 13:48
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Dear Parent and Guardian,

I wanted to let you know that yesterday an email was sent from Nebo School District which included a link for registration. The letter also provides an outline for parents that includes the guidelines we will implement at school this coming fall regarding COVID-19.

Nebo is transitioning to a new student information system (SIS) called I-Campus.  This powerful new tool will help parents navigate grades and information easily.  The registration link and information will be found on our website.  This link will be active on Monday, July 13. Registration link:  http://mnjhs.nebo.edu/registration

Registration asks you to do three main things:

  1. Update your information or verify it is correct

  2. Add at least two emergency contacts for your student (you may have up to five)

  3. Pay school fees on a separate website: myschoolfees.com

Once you have completed registration and paid fees you will be able to see your student's schedule beginning AUGUST 3, 2020. Counselors will also be available starting Aug. 3 to help make any needed changes and assist parents in enrolling in “Utah Students Connect” for those doing the online (remote) option.  

We are here to assist you and to answer questions you may have. Our school office hours are Monday - Thursday 9 AM-1 PM and Friday 9 AM-12 PM. We will resume regular office hours beginning on August 3, 2020.  

Parents who desire to do walk-in registration may do so August 3-August 5. These days will also be set aside for parents requesting a fee waiver.  

Sincerely,

Ryan McGuire

Principal, Mt. Nebo Middle

 

Estimado padre y tutor,

Quería hacerle saber que ayer se envió un correo electrónico del Distrito Escolar de Nebo que incluía un enlace para la inscripción. La carta también proporciona un resumen para los padres que incluye las pautas que implementaremos en la escuela el próximo otoño con respecto a COVID-19.

Nebo está haciendo la transición a un nuevo sistema de información estudiantil (SIS) llamado I-Campus. Esta nueva y poderosa herramienta ayudará a los padres a navegar fácilmente por las calificaciones y la información. El enlace de registro y la información se encontrarán en nuestro sitio web. Este enlace estará activo el lunes 13 de julio. 

Enlace de registro: http://mnjhs.nebo.edu/registration

El registro le pide que haga tres cosas principales:

  1. Actualice su información o verifique que sea correcta

  2. Agregue al menos dos contactos de emergencia para su estudiante (puede tener hasta cinco)

  3. Pague las tasas escolares en un sitio web separado: myschoolfees.com

Una vez que haya completado el registro y haya pagado las tarifas, podrá ver el horario de sus estudiantes a partir del 3 de Agosto de 2020. Los asesores también estarán disponibles a partir del 3 de agosto para ayudar a realizar los cambios necesarios y ayudar a los padres a inscribirse en "Utah Students Connect" para aquellos que hacen la opción en línea (remota).

Estamos aquí para ayudarle y responder preguntas que pueda tener. Nuestro horario de atención escolar es de lunes a jueves de 9 a.m. a 1 p.m. y los viernes de 9 a.m. a 12 p.m. Reanudaremos las horas regulares de oficina a partir del 3 de agosto de 2020.

Los padres que deseen registrarse sin cita pueden hacerlo del 3 de agosto al 5 de agosto. Estos días también se reservarán para los padres que soliciten una exención de tarifas.

Sinceramente,

Ryan McGuire

Director, Mt. Nebo Middle

 

Yearbook Drive-Thru: Wednesday, June 17 from 9AM-1PM

Submitted by khristen.massic on Sun, 06/14/2020 - 19:29
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Woot Woot! Yearbooks have arrived! Drive-thru pick up will be on Wednesday, from 9AM-1PM. Didn't get a chance to order one? Some are still available for purchase for $32 in the main office. If you cannot make the pick up on Wednesday, you can come to the main office starting on Thursday during summer office hours. M-Th 9AM-1PM, F 9AM-12PM

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