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Pick up tomorrow!!

Submitted by billi.robbins on Tue, 03/17/2020 - 20:15

Thank you so much for those that came today to pick up packets and chrome books. We will be doing this again tomorrow all day. If you can not make it to your scheduled time, just come when you can. We will close at 4:00. If you need to come to the school after tomorrow please call and schedule your visit. 
In case of rain, we will ask you to enter the building on the south side by drop off area. We will have you line up down the hall, remembering to be 5 ft apart.   But let's hope for NO RAIN!  

8:00 to 9:00 Any people that will be walking to the school~Cross guard provided

9:00 to 10:00 Last Name starting with A through E

10:00 to 11:00 Last Name starting with F through J

11:00 to 12:00 Any people that will be walking to the school~Cross guard provided

12:00 to 1:00 Last Name starting with K through O

1:00 to 2:00 Last Name starting with P through T

2:00 to 3:00 Last Name starting with U through Z

2:30 to 3:30 Any people that will be walking to the school~Cross guard provided

Update on Pick Up

Submitted by billi.robbins on Tue, 03/17/2020 - 12:27

Taylor Parents,

We will have the packets and Chromebooks ready at 1:00 today.  If you would like to come after that, we will be here till 4:00.  We will still have our original schedule for tomorrow.  Only 10 people will be allowed in the building at a time.  We will have an area for you to stand in line.  We ask that you PLEASE stay 5ft apart while you are waiting in line. We ask that you leave your children in the car when you come to school, this is based on the new CDC regulations of group gatherings. Thank you for your understanding.   

Queridos Padres,

Hoy tendremos los paquetes y Chromebooks listos a la 1:00. Si desea venir hoy para recibir los paquetes entre 1:00 a 4:00 o puede venir en el horario original para manana.  Solo se permitiran 10 personas en el edificio a la vez. Tendremos un area para que pueda hacer cola.  POR FAVOR le pedimos que permanezca a 5 pies distancia mientras espera en la fila. Pedimos que sus hijos se quedan en el carro cuando venir en la escuela. basado en los regulaciones del CDC de grupos en el edificio. Gracias por su entendimiento. 

TOMORROW'S SCHEDULE

8:00 to 9:00 Any people that will be walking to the school~Cross guard provided

9:00 to 10:00 Last Name starting with A through E

10:00 to 11:00 Last Name starting with F through J

11:00 to 12:00 Any people that will be walking to the school~Cross guard provided

12:00 to 1:00 Last Name starting with K through O

1:00 to 2:00 Last Name starting with P through T

2:00 to 3:00 Last Name starting with U through Z

2:30 to 3:30 Any people that will be walking to the school~Cross guard provided

Thank you for your patience!

8:00 a 9:00 Cualquier persona caminando a la escuela ~ el guardia de cruz sera disponible

9:00 a 10:00 Apellido que comienza con A hasta E

10:00 a 11:00 Apellido que comienza con F hasta J

11:00 Cualquier persona caminando a la escuela ~ el guardia de cruz sera disponible

12:00 a 1:00 Apellido que comienza con K hasta O

1:00 a 2:00 Apellido que comienza con P hasta T

2:00 a 3:00 Apellido que comienza con U hasta Z

2:30 a 3:30 Cualquier persona caminando a la escuela ~ el guardia de cruz sera disponible

Are you children asking LOTS of questions about COVID-19?

Submitted by billi.robbins on Tue, 03/17/2020 - 10:07

If your kids are at all like my kids right now, there are a lot of questions about COVID-19 and even MORE questions about what's going to happen next; 

What's going to happen with school?What's going to happen with spring break?Will we have to come back to school over the summer? How is this virus going to spread in Utah? Is anyone I know going to get sick?   So many questions!!  And, questions that a lot of us don't have answers to.  That kind of uncertainty can create anxiety and panic in children, as well as adults, as we have clearly seen with the current social responses.  BUT, IT DOESN'T HAVE TO!! Sometimes as parents we want to shield our kids from these very "adult" struggles so we just don't say anything, wrongly assuming that because we haven't brought anything up, our children won't know about what's happening.  Or, even worse, we present "worse case scenarios" or use heightened and dramatic language which only serves to add to panic and chaos. Here are some parenting "pro tips" to help navigate this sensitive situation. 

  • Be mindful of your own "drama language".   Focus on the facts, without adding unnecessary emotional commentary that can serve to add to the panic and anxiety our kids may already be feeling.  If we talk like it's the end of the world, that is what our children will believe is really happening.
  • Model appropriate coping skills.  Your children might ask you questions you don't have the answers to.  It's ok to say "I don't know".  To alleviate the anxiety that comes with uncertainty, something that I find helpful is to validate and address that feeling, and then process coping skills.  This might look like saying: "I don't know the answer and sometimes that makes me feel a little afraid when I don't know what's going to happen.  When I'm afraid, something I like to do to feel calm is......., what is something that helps you feel calm?" 
  • Keep things as normal and scheduled as possible.  Kids THRIVE in predictable environments.  It creates safety.  Keep bedtimes and meal times as regular as possible.  Your child will have required DAILY schoolwork sent out by their teacher.  Help your child set up a schedule for this at-home learning.  Help them stick to that schedule every day.  It might even be helpful to add in some daily scheduled time for playing outside, art, or other creative activities to keep your child still in a learning mindset.

Here are some other helpful resources you might want to consider: A child friendly video explaining COVID-19 from the CDC Parenting Tips from WebMd to help anxious kids Helping Kids with Anxiety-parenting tips from PSYCOM
    

Internet Options for those who need

Submitted by billi.robbins on Mon, 03/16/2020 - 15:21

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/covid19Internet 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.    Puntos de acceso WiFi gratuitos (Ver mapas para ubicaciones)Xfinity WiFi gratuito para todos: Xfinity Puntos de acceso WiFi en todo el país estarán disponibles para cualquier persona que los necesite de forma gratuita - incluyendo los suscriptores de Internet que no son Xfinity. Para obtener un mapa de puntos de acceso gratuitos Xfinity WiFi, visita www.xfinity.com/wifi. Una vez en un punto de acceso, los consumidores deben seleccionar el nombre de red "xfinitywifi" en la lista de puntos de acceso disponibles y luego iniciar un navegador.   Internet para uso doméstico: Las familias son responsables de crear una cuenta con el proveedor.  1. CentraCom- (Santaquin/Goshen) -  https://centracom.com/news/post/146/centracom-helping-family-with-students-keep-up-with-their-school-studies 
 2. SFCN - (Residentes de la ciudad de Spanish Fork ) - Llame al (801) 798-2877 para obtener más información y ver si califica. 3. Comcast - (Disponible en la mayor parte del distrito, excepto en Santaquin/Goshen/partes de Payson) https://www.internetessentials.com/covid19 Internet Essentials Gratis para nuevos clientes: Como se anunció ayer, es aún más fácil para las familias de bajos ingresos que viven en un área de servicio de Comcast inscribirse en Internet Essentials, el programa de adopción de banda ancha más grande y completo del país. Los nuevos clientes recibirán 60 días de servicio gratuito de Internet Essentials, que normalmente está disponible para todos los hogares calificados de bajos ingresos por $9.95/mes. Además, para todos los clientes nuevos y existentes de Internet Essentials, la velocidad del servicio de Internet del programa se aumentó a 25 Mbps en sentido descendente y 3 Mbps en sentido ascendente. Ese aumento entrará en vigor sin cargo adicional y se convertirá en la nueva velocidad base para el programa en adelante. 

 

    

Taylor Elementary At Home Learning Material Pick Up

Submitted by billi.robbins on Mon, 03/16/2020 - 15:15
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Taylor Elementary At Home Learning Material Pick Up

On Wednesday March 18th parents and students can come and pick up their At Home Learning packets, as well as a Chromebook (if needed).   In order for a Chromebook to be checked out, a parent must be with the student.  Please come to the school during your assigned pick time.  We have assigned times by FAMILY LAST NAME.  If you need a crossing guard on Utah Ave, we ask that you come during the hours of 8:00 to 9:00, 11:00 to 12:00 or 2:30 to 3:30.  All materials that are needed to be successful at home will be provided in your packet.  Students will not be going to their classrooms.  This process should not take over 10 mins per family.  PLEASE DO NOT DROP YOUR STUDENT OFF AT THE SCHOOL AND EXPECT THEM TO STAY FOR THE HOUR.

9:00 to 10:00 Last Name starting with A through E

10:00 to 11:00 Last Name starting with F through J

12:00 to 1:00 Last Name starting with K through O

1:00 to 2:00 Last Name starting with P through T

2:00 to 3:00 Last Name starting with U through Z

Taylor Elementary At Home Learning Material Pick Up

El miércoles 18 de marzo, los padres y los estudiantes pueden venir y recoger sus paquetes de Aprendizaje para casa, así como un Chromebook (si necesitas). Para receber un Chromebook, un padre nececita estar con el estudiante. Por favor venga a la escuela durante el tiempo de recogida asignado. Hay asignado tiempos por apellido de la familia. Si necesita un guardia de cruce para sus estudiantes en Utah Ave, le pedimos que venga durante las horas de 8:00 a 9:00, 11:00 a 12:00 o 2:30 a 3:30. Todos los materiales necesarios para su estudiante va estar en su paquete. Los estudiantes no irán a sus aulas o salas. Este proceso no debería tomar más de 10 minutos por familia. POR FAVOR NO DEJE A SU ESTUDIANTE EN LA ESCUELA Y RETORNAR DESPUES DE UNA HORA.

9:00 a 10:00 Apellido que comienza con A hasta E

10:00 a 11:00 Apellido que comienza con F hasta J

12:00 a 1:00 Apellido que comienza con K hasta O

1:00 a 2:00 Apellido que comienza con P hasta T

2:00 a 3:00 Apellido que comienza con U hasta Z

Nebo Follow-up Parent Information March 15, 2020

Submitted by jade.muhlestein on Sun, 03/15/2020 - 16:35
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Jade Muhlestein

Dear Parents/Guardians:

This letter, dated March 15, is a follow up to the Nebo District letter dated March 13, and other letters that have been sent from your child’s school.  It is intended to provide clarification regarding some general questions that have been circulating.  Please help us to ensure that all parents, guardians, grandparents, or caregivers who provide student support are aware of this information.

NEBO SCHOOL DISTRICT TO DISMISS SCHOOLS -- Repeat                 

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 “AT-HOME” LEARNING -- Repeat

“Soft closure” or school “dismissal” means that Nebo employees will continue to provide 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 will be working on March 16-17 to prepare online materials and/or packets and we anticipate instruction will begin Wednesday, March 18.  Please watch for specific information from your child’s school and teacher(s).

Thank you for your continued support as we navigate through these unprecedented educational times.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

MEALS FOR STUDENTS

Updated March 15 – Students can go to any school in the District to pick up meals beginning Monday, March 16.

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.  Breakfast may be picked up between 8:00-9:00 a.m. and does not need to be pre-ordered.  Lunch may be picked up between 11:00-12:00 and should be pre-ordered each day using the phone number and order deadline provided by the individual school. 

CHILD CARE NOT PROVIDED

 

Clarification from the Governor’s Office:  At Friday’s news conference, “Gov. Gary R. Herbert mentioned that during public school’s two-week dismissal, parents who are unable to be home with children will have the option to bring them to school to be supervised by teachers. This is not the case

 

“School campuses will remain open for the next two weeks so students can retrieve personal items or pick up assignments from their instructors. Some instructors may be available for brief one-on-one tutoring or to help answer student questions about their assignments. It is important to note that schools will not provide childcare of any kind.” (see www.nebo.edu for full official statement)

 

STUDENTS AT THE SCHOOL

 

Other than for picking up “grab and go” meals, students can be at the school by invitation only.  If they need to come and pick up items from the classroom, desk, or locker, they should contact the school to make arrangements.  Any individual tutoring or small group instruction plans will be coordinated by the school. 

 

STUDENTS AT THE SCHOOL – PART 2

 

Parents always have the right to determine that their child should not come to the school, even if invited for specific services or instruction.  As always, students and others should refrain from coming to the school if they are sick or have been in direct contact with those who are sick with the virus.

 

BUSES

 

At this time a limited number of buses may be seen driving in your communities.  These buses are on specific assignments and are not for the general student population.  Please don’t mistake the presence of buses as a signal that schools are in session.

 

ACTIVITIES

There will be no extracurricular activities, practices, games, or performances during these two weeks (see www.nebo.edu for official statement).

QUICK FACTS -- Repeat

  • Information is changing almost daily.  For the most current and accurate Nebo District information and communication, contact your local school and/or check the Nebo District website at www.nebo.edu.
  • 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.
  • 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. 
  • 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.).                              

 

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