Inclement Weather Procedure

Park Elementary News - Thu, 12/07/2017 - 9:04am

Throughout the winter months, there is an increased possibility of school disruptions due to inclement weather. This post is intended to give you a brief overview of what to expect during an inclement weather event.

Some have asked what Nebo School District's procedure is regarding inclement weather. Simply put, Nebo School District will be open and functioning normally throughout the winter unless parents/guardians and employees are notified otherwise.

The decision to cancel or delay the start of school is a very complicated process.  Nebo School District is a large district covering over 1,300 square miles.  Conditions in one area of the district can be very different from conditions in another part of the district. Weather is unpredictable and can change quickly.

On occasion, weather may be so extreme the district may close schools or implement a Delayed Start. If a Delayed Start is called at your particular school, a notice will be sent via phone, text, or email and your school's starting time will be postponed for two hours. Although the start time will be delayed two hours, we will work to ensure that the school itself will be open by the regular start time in order to accommodate working parents and students that arrive early.

Unfortunately, experience has taught us that there is no single decision that will accommodate the desires of every patron and employee. That being the case, Nebo District is supportive of individual decisions regarding safe travel during inclement weather.  Please evaluate your individual situation regarding travel to school. The option to keep children home when weather conditions are severe is always at the parents' discretion and schools have been asked to respect and honor parent decisions. Make-up schoolwork may be necessary, but schools will accommodate students on the timely completion of required assignments or tests.

If you have questions regarding the status of your school during inclement weather, please visit our website at You will find a link on the left side of the home page that will take you to our Inclement Weather page. We plan to post inclement weather decisions on our site no later than 6:30 a.m. on the morning of the event.

Thank you for your support of our district and your local schools. Working together we can make this a better world for the students of Nebo School District.

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Inclement Weather Policy

Sage Creek Elementary News - Wed, 12/06/2017 - 4:44pm

Please refer to the attached document for Sage Creek's Inclement Weather Policy.  

Inclement Weather - English

Inclement Weather - Espanol

Categories: Elementary, Springville

Make That Elf Boogie

Spring Lake Elementary News - Wed, 12/06/2017 - 4:38pm

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Mr. Lai's class went in to help their first-grade buddies in Mrs. Taylors class learn some coding. They made an elf do a little boogie and dance. They also designed snowflakes using simple coding where you drag and drop parts of code.

Categories: Elementary, Payson

Music Integration

Spring Lake Elementary News - Wed, 12/06/2017 - 4:35pm

Mrs. Laura Brockbank has been visiting with 3-6th grade classes, helping teachers integrate music with their curriculum. Pictured is Ms. Grover's class. 

Categories: Elementary, Payson

Book Fair

Canyon Elementary News - Wed, 12/06/2017 - 1:10pm

Canyon’s PTA is sponsoring a book fair. It is “Buy One, Get One” and will run from December 11-15 in the North middle vestibule.


Monday     8:00am-2:00pm

Tuesday     8:00am-3:00pm

Wednesday 8:00am-3:00pm

Thursday   8:00am-6:00pm

Friday        8:00am-3:00pm

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Praise Notes 12-1-2017

Sierra Bonita Elementary News - Wed, 12/06/2017 - 12:40pm

Every Friday, "Praise Notes" are read during morning announcements. These students are called to the office and get thier picture taken. Students can earn a "Praise Note" by being caught doing kind things throughout the school and classrooms.

Chess Club Winners!

Sierra Bonita Elementary News - Wed, 12/06/2017 - 12:36pm

Congratulations to the following students for placing in our Chess Club:

5th and 6th Grade:

1st Place: Austin Byers

2nd Place: Drake Truman

3rd Place: Marc Chapman

3rd and 4th Grade:

1st Place: Brennon Tippets

2nd Place: Hudson Hoyt

3rd Place: Kalessin Armstrong

Students Thank our Custodian Mr. Gasser

Sierra Bonita Elementary News - Wed, 12/06/2017 - 12:30pm

Students in 5th and 6th grade wanted to thank Mr. Gasser for all his hard work.  These students thought of this on their own. Comments from these students include "he has a really hard job", "he picks up garbage every single day", "can we thank him because he has a stinky job in the lunchroom?"

We are proud of our Sierra Bonita students for thinking of our custodian!

5th Grade Create Stained Glass Windows

Larsen Elementary News - Wed, 12/06/2017 - 12:13pm

Larsen Elementary looks forward every year to when our 5th graders create these stained glass windows.  They are our favorite Christmas decorations here at school.  These are made by cutting out the design in black construction paper and then adding colored tissue paper.  Drive by our school and look how beautiful and festive they are.

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Choir Concert Information

Sierra Bonita Elementary News - Wed, 12/06/2017 - 11:57am
Attributions: by: Amy Staheli

Dear Parents,

 Our Christmas Choir Concerts will be held Monday, December 11. School performance will begin at 1:00pm. Parent/community performance will begin at 7:00pm. All choir students should be here at 6:45pm, in their places and warmed up. Students are to wear white and black. We encourage all students to stay for the entire evening performance.  Choir practices will resume on January 17th and 18th. Thanks so much for your support!  Marilyn Paice and Amy Staheli

5th Grade Discovery Gateway Experience

Sierra Bonita Elementary News - Wed, 12/06/2017 - 11:48am
Attributions: photos by: Jennifer Sorensen
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Mrs. Sorensen's 5th grade students enjoyed learned about "Discovery Gateway Experience "

Victory Assembly

Cherry Creek Elementary News - Wed, 12/06/2017 - 11:08am
Attributions: by Janelle Barrett
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Yesterday's Victory Assembly featured Leaders of the Month and Top Crocs from November. Mr. Duncan updated the kids on how our school is doing on our Wildly Important Goals. In November, students increased 400 reading levels, putting us at just over 600 reading levels improved so far this school year! However, our on-time attendance goal slipped in November to 84% of students being on time to school. We hope students can be proactive in helping their families get ready on time in the mornings so that they can have a strong start to their school day. Check back for more posts about the Cherry Creek's Got Talent performances and the kindergarteners' video introducing December's focus habit, Habit #3: Put First Things First!

Categories: Elementary, Springville

Mina Money Receives Crystal Apple Award

Canyon Elementary News - Wed, 12/06/2017 - 9:58am
Attributions: Heather Riding

Mina Money has been helping kindergarteners begin their school adventures for decades.  Students quickly feel comfortable in her warm and loving classroom environment.  In Mina's classroom, like many other classrooms at Canyon Elementary, students continually strive to reach their academic potential.  One place, however, where Mina truly shines is how she interacts with her students.  Mina continually reframes things in a positive light for her students.  She tells them how to be instead of what not to do.  She is also a master at helping students figure out their own problems both academically and socially.  In Mina's classroom, students learn tools they need to help them be successful in the classroom, on the playground, and in their families.  

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Star Cards: November 2017

Salem Elementary News - Wed, 12/06/2017 - 9:17am

Congratulations to the following for earning Star Cards in the month of November.

Grayson Goresbeck, Jesse Button, Gaige Morgan, Macy Ford, Maya Swinford, Natalie Vargas, Stefan Allan, Gavin Stewart, Koula Hughes, Cayd Prior, Ava Thompson, Maili Ahkuoi, Brigham Stewart, Robbie Davison, Crew Dain, Olivia Hansen, Jake Cornaby, Natalie Prettyman, Nathan Hansen, Sadie Beal, Roewon Wilde, Austin Wybrant, Claire Peterson, Jacob Mulligan, Zoey Smith, Thomas Barrett, Jamison Doherty, Kyson Hatfield, Aisley Rumsey, Lily Ballard, Milouri Mauricette, Chase Weight, Laila Shepherd, Madelyn Hill, Grady Pingel, Donnie Smith, Dominique Jex, Kayleb Jackson, Jordon White, Rocco Guilliano, Ally Wybrant, Kameron Wogksh

Categories: Elementary, Salem

Fifth Grade Night at the Museum

Salem Elementary News - Wed, 12/06/2017 - 9:10am
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On the night of November 16, 5th graders at Salem Elementary were on station and ready to come to life to present their annual “Night at the Museum” for parents and the community. This culminating activity had started a month and a half earlier, as each fifth grade student chose a famous person from history and then researched so they could do a biographical account on their famous person. They then wrote a report, created and memorized a blurb, made wonderful backdrops, came up with exciting props and then dramatized their famous person, live and in person at the “Salem Elementary Museum of Natural History”.  Every student made their character very unique and likable and gave the community a fun filled evening of history spanning from ancient to present day. Great Job! Salem Elementary fifth graders.

Categories: Elementary, Salem

Where is Spirit Wednesday?

Goshen Elementary News - Wed, 12/06/2017 - 8:11am

Spirit is back!!!  Where is he visiting today?  Leave your guess in the office and a winner will be announced during Friday's announcements!

Categories: Elementary

Colorful Bird

Spring Lake Elementary News - Tue, 12/05/2017 - 10:24pm
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These colorful birds began with a simple drawing, then magazine pages were cut into triangles and layered to complete their birds.

The students realized how quickly the bird came alive after layering it. Their drawings went from a 2D image to a 3D finished project. Each bird is different and unique, just like in nature.

 Nice job to all!

Categories: Elementary, Payson

December 2017 Newsletter

Wilson Elementary News - Tue, 12/05/2017 - 5:30pm
Attributions: Mrs. Kidd

December 2017 Newsletter

Categories: Elementary, Payson


Riverview Elementary News - Tue, 12/05/2017 - 5:26pm

Principal Moment

In the days before Pinterest and Youtube there were hotlines.  Crisco had one.  So did Campbell’s and Ocean Spray.  Libby’s, Hershey’s, and Betty Crocker all had them as well.  At the Butterball Turkey Talk Line, anyone could call up twenty-four hours a day and get answers to their questions: “Do I roast the turkey with or without the plastic netting?” “Can I pop popcorn in the turkey’s cavity during the roasting process?” “How do I thaw a fresh turkey?”

Teachers could definitely use a hotline to get them through December, too.  The weeks before Christmas Break at any school feels like using a blender and forgetting to put the lid on. 

The Holiday Hotline for Teachers would offer stressed educators live assistance from veteran colleagues on everything from what to bring to the White Elephant exchange to recipe suggestions for the staff Christmas potluck.

HOTLINE: Holiday Hotline. May I help you?

TEACHER: Hi.  My first graders and I disagree on the echo part in “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.”  I say that after singing “They never let poor Rudolph join in any reindeer games,” you shout “Like Monopoly.”  They insist that it’s “Like Football.”  Which is it?

No matter how excited children get and how harried we become, I am glad that Christmas time is here.  We are better throughout the year for having Christmas.

Food Drive-Cans for Kids

Riverview Afterschool and Riverview Student Council are pleased to announce the 8th annual Food Drive and Giving Tree service project.  This service project will be Nov. 27th-Dec 20th, our goal is to BEAT the last year’s total of 3000 cans of food!  The food will be donated to families in our school, Nebo Pantry, and the Utah Food Coalition.

The Nebo Pantry is for homeless and transient students in our district.  The District currently has over 1,500 students in this situation. 

There will be a contest between the classes, the class per grade level that collects the most cans and bonus points will receive a root beer float party. All cans should be brought to the student’s classroom to be counted and recorded.


Food Drive-Cans for Kids

Riverview Afterschool program and Riverview Student Council are pleased to announce the eighth annual Food Drive service project.   This service project will run until Wednesday, Dec. 20th, our goal is to BEAT last year’s total of 3,000 cans of food!  The food will be donated to families in our school, Nebo Pantry, and the Utah Food Coalition.

The Nebo Pantry is for homeless and transient students in our district.  The District currently has many students in this situation. 

This is a great opportunity to teach our students about service and being grateful for the things we have.  All cans should be brought to your student’s classroom to be counted and recorded.


Recess Guidance

Cold weather is upon us.  As you know, poor air quality is common during Utah winters and affects health.  Riverview monitors air quality from:  We follow the Utah recess guide:

During the cold months we will check air quality levels in the morning.  Students will remain inside when air quality reaches high levels on the air quality index.  If the air quality is good ALL students will be sent outside for recess.  Please make sure your child is coming to school with outdoor clothing during the cold weather months.

Communication Options

Riverview School website

Riverview Facebook & Instagram

Riverview PTA

Please continue to check the website for additional information.

 Upcoming Events

  • December 7th – 5th grade DARE graduation 2:00 p.m., Orchestra Concert – 6:30-7:30 pm
  • December 18th –Christmas Kick-Off Week
    • Monday-Wear Red and Green
    • Tuesday-Ugly Christmas Sweater
    • Wednesday-Wear Christmas Hat
    • Thursday-Prepare for a long winter nap-Wear PJ’s; dismiss at noon
    • Friday-No School
  • December 19th – Second Grade Christmas Program 2:15 – 3:00 p.m.
  • December 21st – Make Your Mark/Christmas Sing-Along Assembly @ 9:00 a.m.; School dismissed at noon.
  • January 2nd – School resumes

Thank you,

Mrs. Angie Killian

Principal, Riverview Elementary


Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

New Guided Reading Books at Spanish Oaks

Spanish Oaks Elementary News - Tue, 12/05/2017 - 3:37pm

Mrs. Dimmick's class was excited to receive a grant from the Nebo Foundation for new guided reading books.  Mrs. Brown was able to match the grant and we were able to order 31 new sets of guided reading books!!  The students are so excited to get to read the new book.  

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork