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Parent Letter from Mrs. Thomas about School Dismissal

Submitted by teresa.beebe on Fri, 03/13/2020 - 20:40

Dear Parents:

As you are aware all K-12 schools in Utah are dismissed for the next two weeks. During this time students will participate in at home learning. These days will be counted as school days, and students are expected to continue their learning and school work. Teachers will be sending out information to you no later than Tuesday with specifics for your child’s class.

Monday and Tuesday teachers will be preparing at home learning for students. This will include a combination of engaging learning activities, online learning and support, computer programs, and possible work packets. Information will be coming to you on Monday or Tuesday detailing how to access the on-line instruction and the process to drop off/pick up packets. Wednesday we will begin this new learning experience.

Breakfast and lunch will be available each day. However, you will need to call the school between 8-9 am to reserve a lunch for your child. You will need to come to the school between 11am-12 noon, to the lunchroom door, to pick up student meals. Food will not be consumed at school. It will be a grab-and-go type system. Breakfast will be served from 8-8:45 am in the same fashion. You do not need to call in to reserve a breakfast. Please note that students must get breakfast and lunch from the schools they attend.

Teachers will be at school each day during regular school hours. They will be sending lessons and checking on student progress regularly.

We will have a process to provide online and other support as needed. We realize that it may be a little tricky to navigate multiple children. We will do our best to provide multiple ways of learning so that everything is not on the computer. The specifics of how this will work will be emailed to you by Tuesday.

The logistics of this new experience is an adventure! Processes may change the next few days. Please be patient with us as we navigate this unique situation.

I will continue to keep you updated as best I can. Thank you so very much for your patience, support, and help!

Please feel free to call or email with any questions or concerns.

Sincerely,

Cami Thomas

Nebo School District To Dismiss Schools

Submitted by teresa.beebe on Fri, 03/13/2020 - 20:17
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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.).

U.S. Census 2020

Submitted by teresa.beebe on Mon, 03/09/2020 - 12:29
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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.

Title One Star Fest is Tonight

Submitted by teresa.beebe on Mon, 03/09/2020 - 11:40

Just a reminder to Larsen Families that our Title One Star Fest is being held tonight from 5:30-7:30 PM.  Dinner will be served from 5:30-7:00.  Come enjoy fun activities as a family.  Hope to see you all there!

Half Day Tuesday, March 10th

Submitted by teresa.beebe on Wed, 03/04/2020 - 09:59
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On Tuesday, March 10th students will be getting out of school at 12:00 noon.  Lunch will still be served.  Please make arrangements for them to be picked up at that time. You can call the school if you have any other questions!

Title One Family Night Star Fest

Submitted by teresa.beebe on Tue, 03/03/2020 - 14:42

Please join us on Monday, March 9th from 5:30-7:30 PM for a a fun filled Title One Star Fest.  This is for all Larsen families.  Free dinner will be served from 5:30-7:00 PM.

 A yellow flyer will be coming home today with more information.  Please fill it out and let us know if your family will be are attending and how many.  We need that back by March 5th.  Call the school with any other questions.  We hope to see you all there!

Leopard Spotlight is Mrs Frasche

Submitted by teresa.beebe on Tue, 03/03/2020 - 11:47
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Our Leopard Spotlight this week is Mrs. Frasche.  She is a Title One techinician but also helps in the office for a half hour in the mornings.  She was no stranger though when she started at Larsen because all of her children have attended our school.  Here are some more fun facts about her:

Favorite Subject in School:  Psychology and History

Hobbies: running, reading, baking and sewing

Favorite Book:  THe Help by Kathryn Stockett

Favorite Food and Drink:  Mexican food and Dr. Pepper

Favorite Quote:  "You're not a failure until you quit trying" by Gordon B Hinkley

The thing she says she loves about Larsen most is:  "All of my coworkers.  We have a great little family here!"

We are so happy to have Mrs. Frasche at Larsen Elementary!

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