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School Dismissal Letter

Submitted by nate.whitney on Sun, 03/15/2020 - 16:06
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Dear Parents

Earlier this evening you received an email sent by Lana Hiskey from Nebo School District letting you know that in compliance with the State of Utah, all public schools in Utah will dismiss beginning Monday, March 16, 2020, for two weeks in response to COVID-19.  My email this evening is intended to let you know how MJHS will be helping all our students to have a great “at home learning” experience. This is of course a highly unusual situation and we are lucky to have great online resources available that will allow for the continuation of learning from home. This will allow us to continue school and not have to make up days lost in the summer!

Here is the plan… Teachers will be coming to school each day and creating online curriculum resources that can be accessed by students from home. Typically a student would spend 5 to 6 hours engaged in a variety of academic courses during a normal school day. Parents and students should expect that teachers will provide approximately the same amount of instructional work for students during this dismissal. Students will check into online courses that match their daily schedules and complete assignments and activities as assigned. Information about how to login to Canvas by students can be accessed by clicking this link: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1TFakLSajdAL4MlohyN9MAt4CbhHjXRhCN9V79D6z1cA/edit?usp=sharing  We hope that the learning will be meaningful and help each student continue to make progress in each of their classes.

Monday and Tuesday will be teacher preparation days that will be used to create instruction and then starting Wednesday, March 18th at home instruction will begin. As parents we ask that you please encourage your student to stay caught up and complete the assignments, activities and tests that will be available.

For families that don’t have internet available at home a hard copy packet of materials will be produced for pick up at the school. Please call ahead so that appropriate copying can be done to provide these materials to you. If you do have internet but lack a device for your student, Chromebooks will be available for check out at the school beginning Wednesday, March 18th.

As shared in the district email, “Grab and Go” meals, breakfast and lunch will be available at the school for purchase at normal prices. Free/reduced meals are available for those who qualify. 

If you have questions concerning anything in this email, please call the school on Monday after 9:30 a.m. This will allow secretaries to attend staff information meetings on Monday morning. More information will be sent out by the school and individual teachers in the coming days as appropriate and needed.

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we work together to help all students be successful in their learning! 

Sincerely,

Nate Whitney

Principal MJHS