Dear Students and Parents,
We hope you are having a wonderful summer vacation. Here at MJHS, the administration, counselors, secretaries and custodians are working hard to have everything prepared for the 2019-2020 school year. We are looking forward to the arrival of our students on Monday, August 19th - Read this article to find information about registration, fee waivers, 7th grade immunizations, 7th grade day, busing information, school times and more...
Online Registration Begins this Thursday, August 1st
To begin registration, follow the step by step process outlined on our school website’s registration page (http://mjhs.nebo.edu/registration). You will be able to pre-fill out the registration forms immediately but will not be able to pay school fees until registration officially begins on August 1st. Once registration begins and you have completed the online registration forms, paid the applicable school fees (and for new students and 7th graders - you have current immunization records submitted to the school nurse), your student will be able to see his/her schedule in Aspire, please allow a 24 to 48-hour processing period before you will be able to access your schedule. Your locker assignment and combination will be on your schedule in Aspire. If you would like to pay your student’s school fees with cash or a check, you will need to first complete the online registration forms portion in the Aspire/SIS system and then come into the school financial office to pay. Registration begins August 1st and must be completed by August 16th. If you need assistance with the on-line registration process, computers will be available at the school. If you think you may qualify for a fee waiver, you must apply in person at the school from August 5th through August 9th, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (Verification of income is required). For more information about school fees and applying for a fee waiver, click the following link: http://mjhs.nebo.edu/content/general-information-about-school-fees-and-fee-waivers
Payment of School Fees
Payment of school fees may be done online through My School Fees or If you would like to pay your student’s school fees with cash or a check, you will need to first complete the online registration forms portion in the Aspire/SIS system and then come into the school financial office to pay.
Fee Waivers - August 5th through 9th
If you think you may qualify for a fee waiver, you must apply in person at the school from August 5th through August 9th, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (Verification of income is required). To see qualifying income levels and for more information about school fees and applying for a fee waiver, click the following link: http://mjhs.nebo.edu/content/general-information-about-school-fees-and-fee-waivers
Please note that fines, yearbooks and certain bookstore items are not subject to fee waivers.
7th Grade Immunization Requirements
To attend the 7th grade in Utah a student must have proof of receiving the Meningococcal vaccine and the Tetanus/Diptheria/Pertussis (Tdap) booster. (The kindergarten Tdap does not count as the booster requirement for 7th grade.) This is in addition to other immunizations which should have already been completed and on file (i.e. MMR, DTaP, Polio, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Varicella). You will not be able to attend 7th grade without the school having this information on file. Parents are asked to please bring in or mail in a copy of your student’s immunization document(s) to the school nurse, Diane Cooper before August 16th. You may also email an electronic copy of the immunization form to the school nurse at: email@example.com
7th Grade Day and MJHS Open House – Friday, August 16th
All 7th graders are invited to attend 7th Grade Day on Friday, August 16th from 8:00-10:30 a.m. Students will have the opportunity to attend an orientation assembly, go to each of their classes, meet their teachers and practice opening their lockers. Buses will pick up bus students at their regular bus stops (If you need busing information please see the information under Busing).
Later that same day from 1:00-4:00 p.m. there will be an Open House for students of all grades and their parents/guardians. Teachers will be in their rooms and available to answer any questions you may have.
The walking distance for a junior high student in Nebo School District is up to two miles. Students living farther than two miles are offered busing. If you are unsure whether your student qualifies for busing or you need to know where the bus stop is located, you can find this information at www.nebo.edu by clicking on Parents in the top menu bar and then clicking on Parent Home Page from the drop down menu. Locate the Bus Route Finder link in order to access your specific information or click this direct link: https://www.infofinderi.com/ifi/?cid=NSD4K2L8WGYX&cid=NSD4K2L8WGYX
If you have further questions you can contact the transportation department directly at 801-465-6005 - Bus stop information will show up using this tool on or after August 6th.
The school day is from 8:00 a.m. to 2:40 p.m. - please note however that school will release early at 1:55 p.m. on Mondays in order to allow for teacher collaboration meetings.
School Dress and Grooming
Parents - please be mindful of the Nebo School District policy when purchasing school clothes. Shorts and skirts must be mid-thigh length when the student is sitting. Shirts must cover the midriff and extend to the shoulder; they must not be low cut nor have inappropriate slogans. Thank you for your help with this policy.
School Community Council
Mapleton Jr. High will be holding School Community Council elections for the 2019-20 school year August 16th through August 23rd. Parents or guardians of students attending MJHS are eligible to be elected. If you are interested in becoming a candidate for one of the open seats on the council, contact Mr. Travis Moss at 801-489-2892 or email firstname.lastname@example.org by noon on Friday August 16, 2019. If needed, voting will begin on Friday afternoon, August 16th. For more information about School Community Council and the important role it plays to support MJHS visit http://www.schoollandtrust.org
We appreciate the dedicated service of our community council. This past year the council worked hard to equitably allocate school LAND Trust money in the support of student learning. This money helps improve academic achievement by providing student intervention programs, student technology, reducing class size, providing professional development and helping us support our school improvement plan. For a breakdown of how the money was allocated you can visit our school website under community council.
Breakfast and lunch is served daily at the following prices:
▪ Breakfast: $1.50 (reduced - $.30) ▪ Lunch: $2.50 (reduced - $.40)
To pay for lunches online: visit the Nebo District - Parent Home Page https://www.nebo.edu/parents and click “Pay for meals online”. You will need to create a PayPAMS account if you have not already done so.
Free/Reduced Lunch: applications must be completed online. To apply for free or reduced lunch visit the Nebo District - Parent Home Page https://www.nebo.edu/parents and click on “Free & Reduced Lunch Information”. Please do this as soon as possible so your student can receive free/reduced lunch on the first day.