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Update for picking up meals, Chromebooks and expected hours for students

Submitted by nate.whitney on Sun, 03/15/2020 - 16:08
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Dear Parents

As mentioned in yesterday’s email, school breakfast and lunch will continue to be available during the school dismissal.  Please note A CHANGE from yesterday’s email - the time has been adjusted for serving these “grab and go” meals. Breakfast will be served from 8:00 - 9:00 a.m. and lunch will be served from 11:00 - 12:00 p.m. We are asking those wishing to get a lunch to call ahead so that an estimate can be made for how much food to prepare each day. To do this simply call the school number 801-489-2892 then select #4 for kitchen and a worker will answer or leave a message on the machine - please state the date and number of meals you are ordering. These call ins may begin immediately. Click this link to see the daily menu https://nebo.nutrislice.com/menu/mapleton-jr?mode=browse (click breakfast or lunch)

I have received several emails about Chromebook pick up. We will check out Chromebooks to MJHS students starting Wednesday, March 18th in the morning at 8:00 a.m. and continuing throughout the day. To check out a Chromebook simply drop into the school and go to the Library. Mrs. Marett will check out a machine one per student. Remember that you will need active WiFi connectivity at home inorder to use a Chromebook.

Another quick answer to a great question I received - Will students need to be logged on during specific hours during the day? No, Online coursework will be very flexible regarding specific times that students may complete it. There is a desire that daily contact between teacher and student occur. Specific hours can fit the flexibility needed by your family.

Thank you again for your amazing support, patience and understanding. I have received many encouraging messages from patrons and they are truly appreciated. This situation is unprecedented and will require flexibility from all of us. However, we want to reassure you that an army of heroic and committed teachers, technicians, and support staff will begin Monday morning to figure this all out. WE'VE GOT THIS! We love your kids and want to keep everyone safe, healthy, and learning through this unusual time.

Sincerely,

MJHS Administration, Faculty and Staff

 

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

 

NEBO SCHOOL DISTRICT TO DISMISS SCHOOLS

Submitted by nick.sheffer on Fri, 03/13/2020 - 19:18
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Nebo School District

March 13, 2020

Dear Parents/Guardians:

NEBO SCHOOL DISTRICT TO DISMISS SCHOOLS

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 LEARNING
School “dismissal” means that Nebo employees will continue to be in the schools providing 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 are working on plans to extend learning at home through online learning opportunities. The first of next week, teachers will be preparing online materials, and we anticipate instruction will begin Wednesday, March 18.

More information will be made available to explain the details of the online platform as teachers use this time to prepare. Please watch for specific information from your child’s school and teacher(s).

MEALS FOR STUDENTS
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.

QUICK FACTS
• 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. There will be no athletic or extracurricular practices or games during these two weeks.

• 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.

• Nebo will continue to publish updates at www.nebo.edu.

• For further communication and specifics, contact your local school.

• 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.).

 

Principals Email Update

Submitted by nick.sheffer on Fri, 03/13/2020 - 07:55
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Mr. Whitney

Dear Parents - 

 

As you are aware the COVID-19 virus known as Coronavirus is currently a top concern nationwide. I am reaching out through this email to help communicate to parents and the community what proactive measures are being taken and have been taken by Nebo schools to protect students and our MJHS community. 

 

Earlier today an email was sent by Asst. Superintendent Scott Wilson to all parents containing important information about Coronavirus and the district’s preparations and response plans. Please be aware that the school district is working closely with the county and state health departments to monitor and respond appropriately to this quickly evolving situation. School dismissal or closure decisions will be made based on real time local circumstances here at MJHS by Utah County Health Department officials in coordination with state and school district officials. 

 

Right now school will continue as normal with the exception that performances, assemblies and other large gatherings will be cancelled or postponed to a later date. This may impact planned events such as fine arts concerts, class field trips, etc. Additionally I have instructed our hard working custodial staff to be extra vigilant and increase our school sanitation techniques and practices. Surfaces such as doorknobs, desks, drinking fountains and the like, will continue to be carefully sanitized on a daily basis. We will also review in Mustang Time lessons with students the hygiene measures that prevent the spread of the virus. I remind parents that any student with symptoms of illness should be kept home and then be sure to let the school know.   

 

If cases of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) are confirmed in our community or in connection to our schools, we will immediately notify families and employees. In the event of a school wide dismissal or closure here at MJHS, our faculty will be prepared to deliver online curriculum and classroom instruction to our students. For additional information regarding how Nebo School District is addressing COVID-19, including the most recent updates, please visit our website at http://www.nebo.edu/.

 

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation as we deal as a community with this pressing health issue. Please call or email an administrator or school counselor if you have any questions or concerns regarding you or your student’s individual situation.

 

Sincerely,

Nate Whitney

Principal MJHS

Mapleton MathTeam finishes 8th in state

Submitted by nick.sheffer on Wed, 03/11/2020 - 14:48
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Kristie Spencer

Mapleton Junior High MathTeam has another top-10 finish in State! The MJHS MathTeam claimed 8th overall at the MathCounts state contest in Salt Lake on March 7th. Tyler J. led the scoring for the team and claimed 7th place individually. Kudos to the rest of the team as well: Morgan B., Joshua J., and Jared H. With back-to-back top-10 finishes in the state, and a solid group of returning students, MJHS MathTeam will look to crack the top 5 next competition season.

Mustang Message 3/9/20

Submitted by nick.sheffer on Tue, 03/10/2020 - 07:49
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Mr. Whitney

Mustang Message 3/9/20

Dear Students and Parents,

 

Teacher Development Day - Tomorrow Early Out at 11:15 a.m.

We want to remind all parents that tomorrow, March 10th will be a district wide minimum day for teacher development (TDD).  No lunch will be served and school will be released at 11:15 a.m. with buses running accordingly. Please be aware of this early out so that you can make any necessary arrangements.

 

End of Third Term

Please note that the end of the term is coming up quickly, on Friday, March 20th.  That’s less than two weeks away. Students: Please check with teachers to get any missing work gathered, completed and turned in by each teacher’s cut-off date (usually several days before that last day of the term). Parents: please encourage students to work with their teachers to get any missing work or tests finished.  

 

Snow Make-Up Day Friday, March 20th

Please be aware that although the original year’s calendar shows no school on Friday, March 20th - School WILL be held that day to make up for the snow day on February 3rd.  

 

Upcoming Events at MJHS

Mar. 9 - School Musical - Annie @ 7:00 p.m. 

Mar. 10 - Teacher Development Day - School out @ 11:15 a.m.

Mar. 11 - State Jr. Orchestra Festival 

Mar. 12 - UMEA State Band Festival 

Mar. 12 - Intramural Floor Hockey - Aux. Gym 2:45 p.m.

Mar. 17 -  District Jr. High Choir Assessment 9:00-12:00 p.m.

Mar. 17 - Intramural Floor Hockey - Aux. Gym 2:45 p.m.

Mar. 17 - Boys Tennis Tryouts 3:30 p.m.

Mar. 18 - District Orchestra Assessment 9:00 - 1:30 p.m.

Mar. 18 - Boys Tennis Tryouts 3:30 p.m.

Mar. 18 - Choir Concert at SHS 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Mar. 19 - Choir Festival 8:00 - 9:00 a.m.

Mar. 19 - Intramural Floor Hockey 2:45 p.m.

Mar. 19 - Boys Tennis Tryouts 3:30

Mar. 20 - School In Session - Snow Day Makeup Day 

Mar. 20 - Last Day of Term 3

 

We encourage parents and students to LIKE us and FOLLOW us on our MJHS Facebook and Twitter. Remember - To see the complete calendar and other important announcements visit the official MJHS webpage at: http://mjhs.nebo.edu/

2020 Census

Submitted by nick.sheffer on Mon, 03/09/2020 - 12:27
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Lana Hiskey

The U.S. Census Bureau has embarked on a nationwide effort to inform everyone living in the United States and five of its territories about the upcoming 2020 Census and to encourage them to respond online, by phone, or by mail.

Everyone counts. The census counts every person living in the U.S. once, only once, and in the right places.

It’s about fair representation. Every 10 years, the results of the census are used to reapportion the House of Representatives, determining how many seats each state gets.

It’s in the constitution. The U.S. Constitution mandates that everyone in the country be counted every 10 years. The first census was in 1790.

It’s about $675 billion. The distribution of more than $675 billion in federal funds, grants and support to states, counties and communities are based on census data. That money is spent on schools, hospitals, roads, public works and other vital programs.

The 2020 Census count impacts the federal funds that communities receive each year for programs and services that are critical for schools, students, and younger children, such as: 

  • Special education, 
  • Head Start, 
  • After-school programs, and 
  • Classroom technology. 
  • Food assistance, including free and reduced-price school lunches.
  • Maternal and child health programs.

Counting Children
Newborn babies and children under 5 are often missed in the census, with consequences that can impact nearly their entire childhood. 

For more information, go to:  2020Census.gov.

United States Census 2020 is also looking for Census Takers. You can apply online at: 2020CENSUS.GOV/jobs. You can make extra income, have flexible hours, weekly pay, and receive paid training.

Mustang Message 3/2/20

Submitted by nick.sheffer on Tue, 03/03/2020 - 08:12
Attributions: 
Mr. Whitney

Mustang Message 3/2/20

Dear Students and Parents,

 

Teacher Development Day - Early Out

We want to remind all parents that next Tuesday, March 10th will be a district wide minimum day for staff development (SDD).  No lunch will be served and school will be released at 11:15 a.m. with buses running accordingly. Please be aware of this early out so that you can make any necessary arrangements.

 

Come one, come all - Mapleton Junior High presents the classic musical "Annie"!  

"Annie" will be performed in the MJHS cafetorium on March 5th, 6th, 7th, and 9th at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $5 each or $25 for immediate families (parents and children) and will be sold at the door starting at 6:30 p.m. before each performance. Because of district financial policies, ONLY CASH OR CHECK can be accepted. Please come and support our awesome actors and crew! Annie is directed by Kelly Cook, with assistant direction by Devin Jackman, music direction by Kevin Diehl, and tech supervision by J.T. Collett. 

 

It’s not too late - come participate in MJHS Intramurals:

The MJHS Intramural Program is a chance for students to join with students from within our own school and participate in super fun activities. We encourage all students, boys and girls grades 7th-9th to participate in intramurals. We are currently doing FLOOR HOCKEY and it will run every Tuesday & Thursday immediately after school from 2:50-3:50 p.m.  Students that want to participate can visit with Mr. Jex or Mr. Southworth or just show-up after school in the Auxiliary Gym. 

 

MMHS Drill Team

There will be a meeting for all girls interested in trying out for the 2020-21 Ellevés Drill Team on Tuesday, March 3 at    3:00 p.m. in the MMHS team room. Important information regarding tryouts and the tryout packet will be given out at this meeting.  Come find out everything you need to know for tryouts! If you cannot attend the meeting or have any questions, please contact Coach Molly Brenchley. 

 

Upcoming Events at MJHS

Mar. 3 - District State Jazz Assessment 8:00 a.m.

Mar. 3 - Intramural Floor Hockey Aux. Gym 2:45 p.m.

Mar. 4 - State Math Contest

Mar. 4 - Boys Tennis Meeting - Room 214 @ 2:45 p.m.

Mar. 5 - Intramural Floor Hockey - Aux Gym 2:45 p.m.

Mar. 5 - School Musical - Annie @ 7:00 p.m.

Mar. 6 - Band Festival at BYU

Mar. 6 - School Musical - Annie @ 7:00 p.m.

Mar. 7 - School Musical - Annie @ 7:00 p.m.

Mar. 9 - School Musical - Annie @ 7:00 p.m.

Mar. 10 - State Jr. Orchestra Festival  

Mar. 10 - TDD -  Half Day - School out @ 11:15 a.m.

Mar. 11 - State Jr. Orchestra Festival 

Mar. 12 - UMEA State Band Festival 

Mar. 12 - Intramural Floor Hockey - Aux. Gym 2:45 p.m.

 

We encourage parents and students to LIKE us and FOLLOW us on our MJHS Facebook and Twitter. Remember - To see the complete calendar and other important announcements visit the official MJHS webpage at: http://mjhs.nebo.edu/

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