Please review our school's handbook and familiarize yourself with the policies at our school. You can find our handbook here:
Our 7th grade day and first day of school were both a success! We are excited that this year is off to a great start! Every Wednesday I will send out a school newsletter that will provide information about upcoming events, important reminders, and a link to your student’s SIS account as well as his/her lunch account balance. In this week’s newsletter, I am including some important reminders for parents and students as we start off this school year. Feel free to email me or call the school with any questions (801-465-6040).
STUDENT DROP OFF AND PICKUP
The bus lanes are located in front of the school to the east. Please keep these lanes clear for the buses. The student pick up and drop off lane is located on the north side of the school.
STUDENT DRESS CODE
With all of our new students we have had many new inquiries into school dress codes and standards. Recently, Nebo School District did approve hats to be worn in secondary schools. The policy states “Students in secondary schools may wear hats and other head coverings. Notwithstanding the foregoing, hats and head coverings may not be worn in either elementary or secondary schools if doing so disrupts the educational environment, poses a danger to self or others, or limits the ability of others to identify the student.”
Please also note that clothing must be modest. Modesty includes covering shoulders, midriff, back, underwear, and cleavage. Inappropriately short, tight, or revealing clothing is prohibited. Skirts, dresses, and shorts must be at least mid-thigh length when the student is sitting. Pants or jeans with holes in them must not show skin above mid-thigh. Jeans with holes above mid-thigh must have holes covered.
Please review the Nebo School District dress code policy here: http://www.nebo.edu/pubpolicy/J/JDG.pdf
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This year picture day is on Wednesday, August 29th. Get your smiles ready!
SCHOOL COMMUNITY COUNCIL:
This year, we need to elect four parents to serve on our School Community Council. Responsibilities of serving on this council include attending monthly meetings at Mt. Nebo (usually the first Monday of each month) from 3:30-4:30 p.m. During this meeting you will help create our school improvement plan and help allocate Trust Lands funds. If you are interested in serving on this council, please submit your name to firstname.lastname@example.org or call the school at 801-465-6040 by Friday, August 24th. We will hold elections next week (8/27-8/31). More information about elections to come.
-Cross Country: Students interested in participating in cross country should see Mr. Marziale in the boys’ gym for more information. Cross country starts next week!
-Tennis: The Mount Nebo Junior High Girls Tennis season is about to start! We will be having our first meeting next week right after school on Tuesday the 28th. If you are considering being a part of the girls tennis team, don't miss this meeting. We will be going over expectations of the season, the practice schedule, and the necessary paperwork. If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Vincent (room 200) or Mrs. Wettstein (room 217).
-Golf: We’d like to welcome our new golf coach, Mr. Denison! Mr. Denison is a certified golf instructor and we are excited to have him coaching our golf team this year! If you are interested in trying out for the golf team, see Mr. Denison (room 103) or Mr. Powell (room 111) before or after school for more information.
Advanced choral auditions will be held Thursday, August 23rd after school in room 302. Please sign up for an audition time on the sign up sheet posted on the door in room 302.
SHAKESPEARE TEAM AUDITIONS
Auditions for Mt. Nebo's Shakespeare Competition team are next Monday, August 27th, at 3:00 p.m. This team will take their competition pieces down to Cedar City and compete with other junior high schools at the end of September. If you are interested in auditioning, come by Mrs. Schofield's room, 301, to pick up an audition packet with more information!
Thank you to those who have registered your student(s) using our online program this summer. If you still need to update student contact information, sign forms or pay fees, please take a moment and do so at http://mnjhs.nebo.edu/registration Thank you!
Aug 29: Picture Day
Sept 3: No School- Labor Day
Sept 17: Half day for students, school out at 11:15 a.m.
Sept 27: Parent-Teacher Conferences 3:30-8:00 p.m.
Oct 4: Picture Retakes
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First day jitters? Not for the kids at Barnett Elementary! Barnett Elementary is a great place to come to school! Students for their first day, walked down the Blue Carpet. They were cheered on by fellow students, teachers, past teachers and community members as they made their way to class. They were met at the door by their own teachers, eagerly waiting for each student. Here is to another great year at Barnett Elementary where we have amazing teachers and amazing kids!
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What a wonderful first day of school! Check out our new marquee. Fun signs were out front today too! #unexpected #springlakehawks #springlakeelem
August 21 marks the first day of the 2018-2019 school year. One new change this year is a new bell schedule. Here is the link to the student menu: http://phs.nebo.edu/content/students
The new schedule is very similar to last year's change, but this year, Intervention will begin with fourth period on Tuesdays instead of first period. This should allow students to receive more help throughout the week, and especially on Fridays.
Good luck to all students as you begin a new year.
Students and parents may come meet teachers on Monday, August 20 between 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Students are welcome to bring school supplies if they have them. See you soon!
Pre-testing for kindergarten students happens the first week of school before Kindergarten starts.
Please sign up.
At Spring Lake Elementary, we are concerned about the air quality in Utah County and want to keep students safe. Each day we check air.utah.gov to monitor the PM2.5 levels to determine if it is safe to send students outside. If you would like more information about inside recess guidelines, visit our "Parent" tab and click on "Inside Recess". If your child has asthma or other breathing related problems that we may not be aware of, please be sure to communicate this to his or her classroom teacher at the beginning of the year.
Come locate your classroom, meet your teacher, and get ready for the big day! Don't forget to stop in the Lunchroom and pick up your new school shirt if you ordered one! You may also join PTA or sign up for committees as well as pay school donations if you were unable to pay online.
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Picture day is the 2nd day of school, August 23rd. You can now pay for your pictures online! Click on this picture and then click on "next" to get all of the information.
We hope you're enjoying the remaining weeks of your summer break, and we're excited to see you again for the upcoming school year! Here are a few things you should be aware of:
- 7th Grade Day will be on Monday, August 20th, from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM. This time is for seventh graders and their parents to come meet their teachers, check out the school, and practice opening their lockers so they're ready to rock on the first day of school!
- The 8th and 9th grade open house will be on that same day, Monday, August 20th, from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM. Our returning PJHS students and their parents are welcome during this time to come say hello to their new teachers and prepare for the upcoming year.
School officially begins on Tuesday, August 21st, at 8:00 AM. We can't wait to learn with you this year!
Heads up, PJHS parents and students! Due to faculty and district meetings, PJHS office hours for the week of August 13th to August 17th will be as follows:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Wednesday: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
A new marquee has been installed in front of the school. Thanks to all the students, parents, family and friends that participated in last year's "Penny Wars" to help with the purchase of it. Come drive by and see this new addition to our school - it's fabulous, fun and flashy.
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Would you like to be more involved in your child's education and the decision making processes at the school? If so, we invite you to nominate yourself (or someone from our school community you feel would best represent you), to serve on the School Community Council for the 2018-2019 school year.
We are currently accepting nominations until August 16th and will hold our election the week of August 20th - 24th. For more information, see the nomination form embedded on page 2 of this post. (Click "NEXT" on the School Community Council clipart above).
We are looking forward to a great year and invite you to get involved!
Nominations for School Community Council (now open). Deadline for nominations is August 16th with voting taking place August 20-24. Details will be sent out today at 6:00 pm in an email. We need three parent representatives for next year.
Walk-In Registration will be today Wednesday, August 1st from 8:00 am - 4:00 pm for anyone enrolling a new student for the first time or anyone needing help with the process or access to a computer. Come in to the school and our office staff will be there to assist you. Kindergarten students who were not pre-registered in the spring will need to register on this day. New students will need to provide the following:
- An official birth certificate
- Complete immunization records
- Proof of residency (a city bill, rental agreement, etc.)
Students cannot be assigned to a class until registration is complete. It may take 24-48 hours for the system to update before you can view your child's teacher on Aspire/SIS.
Returning students: IF you want to know your teacher tomorrow then make sure you have registrered online by TODAY!!!!!!!!!!!! Teacher names will be available after 5 pm on August 1st for all those who register by today, July 31st. Go to taylor.nebo.edu and click on Registration Tab to begin registration.
Thank you to the 200 students who have already registered for the 2018-2019 school year at Taylor Elementary. Please log on and register today if you haven't already to avoid the rush on Wednesday!
In order to avoid coming in to the school, you can register at the following address: http://taylor.nebo.edu/registrationScroll to the bottom of the page and click on the link that says "complete online portion" also found here:https://sisweb2.nebo.edu/Students/Register/StartIf you still cannot get it to work call the school and we can assist you.
*Only students who are officially registered will be able to view their teacher and class placement beginning on August 1st. You may do so on your SIS account. No need to call in to the school.
*For those of you who do not complete the online component by August 1st our walk-in registration will be held on August 1st from 8:00 am - 4:00 pm. This registration is for those who are new to Nebo, need help with the process, or need access to a computer.
*IF YOU ARE REGISTERED THERE IS NO NEED TO COME TO FACE TO FACE REGISTRATION. You will know you have completed your registration when you get your confirmation email stating so.
If you missed the opportunity to apply for Free & Reduced Lunch for the coming school year during the registration process, you can click the link below. You must reapply to receive funding for the upcoming school year.https://paypams.com/OnlineApp.aspx
PTA: Our PTA will be available during Open House to join with a membership, purchase student tshirts, sign up to help on committees and other items. Paying your PTA dues can also be done online with donation and other items. If you have questions regarding these items please contact our PTA President Cathi Chisholm: email@example.com
School Registration Donations: We want to give a big THANK YOU to all the parents who have generously paid your students registration donation this year. As you may or may not know, these donations are used to fund field trips and activities that go above and beyond the regular classroom experiences. If you did not have a chance to pay a donation please know that you can do this at any time. We have asked for a $25 per student donation if you choose to participate. Again, thank you to those families who have supported the efforts of Taylor Elementary in this matter. If you do not want to donate online and feel more comfortable bringing in cash or check our office will be open 8:00-1:00 Monday through Thursday.
Aug. 20 Open House 2:00-4:00
Aug. 21 First Day of School 9:00 am
Aug. 27 Early Out Monday 2:30pm
Aug. 28 First Day of Kindergarten
Aug. 30 First Emergency Fire Drill
Online Calendar: We will do our best to keep the online school calendar updated as well as send out announcements through our weekly parent newsletter this year. You can find the calendar under Upcoming Events located on the school webpage. http://taylor.nebo.edu
Have you checked out our facebook (Payson Taylor Elementary School) and instagram? Follow us @taylor_tigers on your IG to see the day to day happenings at our school!
Free and Reduced lunch forms can be found online. Visit www.nebo.edu/parents You will find Free and Reduced information on Nebo Website under Parent Section. You must apply each school year for benefits. Meal Benefit Applications are processed for benefit eligibility at the Nebo District Office site in Spanish Fork by an authorized Child Nutrition Representative beginning mid-July. I suggest you apply for this benefit if you think you will qualify or if you plan to send a home lunch each day with your child but qualify. Our Title I funding each year is based upon the percentage of Free and Reduced lunch qualifiers. The higher the percentage, the more funding we can receive to help enhance the resourcess and learning for our students.