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Dear Parent,

Can a message be a collection of messages?  I hope so, because this is the week to receive bits and pieces of information that I hope will keep you informed and help you in some way.

 

First, thank you for keeping with your safety routine and working with us to keep schools open.  As you may have heard we have a trend of positive case in our county, so doing your part makes a difference.  The COVID dashboard for our district is available on the district website.  Keep in mind that it is only update every two weeks.  This will give you an idea of how things are going and hopefully keep you as informed as possible.  For a few of you reading this letter, may have been asked to quarantine this year.  Although I hope this is not the new trend, we appreciate your willingness to follow the guidance of our local health department.  Our district now has access to rapid COVID testing for those students or staff that have been exposed at school and qualify for a 7 Day-Test and Return. This will help us get students and staff back to school in a timely manner.  We are appreciative of our health department and our school nurses for their efforts to bring this option to our district. Keep in touch with the principal of your student’s school if you have questions or concerns.  Also, if you are a high school student moving to remote learning or if you are choosing to enroll your student in NS Online, please complete the enrollment form in PowerSchool.  This will help us get you connected to teachers in the right way.

Sanpete County Pantry is preparing weekend packs for school age children in our county.  The pack includes four meals, two breakfasts, 2 lunches or dinners, drinks and snacks.  These packs are available at all North Sanpete Schools.   Please contact your school or Sanpete County Pantry to sign up.

Students in our elementary schools were introduced to my529 this week.  Principals and teachers received a K-6 Financial Literacy Toolkit from Utah Jump$tart at the beginning of the week that contained resources to assist teachers in introducing students to career planning and preparing for college.  It was a week of discussion, activities and information.  If you are not familiar with my529, this is Utah’s official 529 educational savings plan. my529 has been helping families across the United States invest for higher education for more than 20 years. my529 funds may be used for qualified higher education expenses, which also include K-12 tuition expenses, qualified education loan repayments and registered apprenticeships. Learn more at my529.org.  

In an effort to identify and address safety concerns in our schools, the district has added Bark for Schools to help monitor school-issued account for signs of digital dangers.  When potential issues like cyberbullying, suicidal ideation, and threats of violence arise, Bark sends a notification to school principals and district administration.  Keep in mind that this is only for school issued accounts like school emails or school Google accounts.  This does not apply to private accounts.  I encourage you to talk with your student about their use of school accounts and acting responsibly with the information that they share. Check out this link if you are interested in additional information about Bark for Schools.

Last, but certainly not least, November 11th is Veteran’s Day.  I am so grateful to all who have served and are currently serving our country.  This is a good day to reflect and express appreciation for their sacrifice.  Veteran’s Day Programs for Fairview, Fountain Green, Mt. Pleasant, and Moroni Elementary will be available to view on CentraCom Local 10 TV on Wednesday, November 11th.  Enjoy!!

Take Care,
Nan