SFJHS Mid-Summer Lobo Update 7/27/18

Parents, Students, and Friends –

It has been a great summer break - can you believe how quickly August is approaching? We want to welcome to the weekly newsletter all of the new 7th grade parents and students this year. We are looking forward to meeting the 400+ incoming students. Some parents have had older children go through our school and for other parents, your 7th grader is your first child to attend junior high. We are working to make this school year a great experience for ALL students. This newsletter contains general information and many links to our website that will help you to stay in touch with us. You will receive a weekly newsletter via email every Monday during the school year. The same information will be posted as a story on our school website at  http://sfjhs.nebo.edu/. We will also post daily school announcements that you can access by following the Announcements link on the upper right hand side of our home page.

REGISTRATION INFORMATION

The online registration for Spanish Fork Junior High will be available starting August 1, 2018.

  1. On our home page on the left side, click on the registration link to begin the online registration process. 

  2. Once you have completed all requirements of the registration process (including payment of fees and proof of immunizations), your child’s class schedule will be available to view online and print in 24-48 hours through your Aspire SIS account.

Fee Waivers/School Lunch Payments - August 7 and 8

The school will be open for fee waiver applications and school lunch payments on August 7 and August 8 from 8:00am to 2:30pm.

  • Fee Waiver qualifying information and income guidelines for the 2018-2019 school year is located on the school website at http://sfjhs.nebo.edu/content/general-information-about-school-fees-and-fee-waivers  if you think you may qualify for a fee waiver, you must apply in person at the school on August 7th or 8th between 8:00am and 2:30pm. Verification of income is required. Yearbooks are not subject to fee waivers.

  • School Lunch Payments can be made online at https://www.paypams.com/ or you may pay in person at the school on August 7 or 8.

General Information about Fees

  • Required Fees: these fees are assessed to all students and cover the costs of textbooks, lab supplies, student activities, etc.

  • Optional Fees: these fees are charged only to students that participate in certain programs or classes and cover the specific costs associated with those classes.

  • Extra-curricular Fees: these are not paid at registration, but will be paid if/when your student begins participation in an extra-curricular activity; this includes golf, tennis, basketball, track, wrestling, etc.

Join SFJHS PTA This Year and Be Involved!

Do you want to get involved at Spanish Fork Junior High?  PTA is not a time commitment if you don't want it to be.  Your membership and support alone help create many wonderful experiences and opportunities for students as well as helping our amazing teachers and staff. PTA helps with "Munchie Mondays", teacher birthdays and dinners, Book Fair, Reflections and much more.  If interested in helping with any of these programs please email sfjhspta@gmail.com.  Thanks!! There are opportunities to be involved if you would like, as well as many benefits to students AND parents when parents are involved and show support. 

Join now with a small $5 membership fee.

We are excited to announce that this year you can pay with Venmo using @SFJHS-PTA (please leave your NAME AND AN EMAIL ADDRESS in the notes section).  There will be also be sign-ups the day of the Open House.  

PTA Reflections

Plan now for Reflections!  2018-2019 Theme: "Heroes Around Us” - Reflections submissions are due in the front office by Oct. 1, 2018! Categories include Dance Choreography, Literature, Music Composition, Visual Art, 3-D Art, Photography, and Film Production. Entry forms and rules can be found at utahpta.org/reflections, or in the office.

7th Grade Day and SFJHS Open House – Monday, August 20th

All 7th graders are invited to attend 7th Grade Day on Monday, August 20th from 9:00-11:00 am.  Students will have the opportunity to attend an orientation assembly, go to each of their classes, meet their teachers and practice opening their lockers. Follow this link to see the 7th grade day schedule. Busing will not be provided so please plan your own transportation as needed.  Later that same day from 1:00-3:00 pm there will be an Open House for students of all grades and their parents/guardians. Teachers will be in their rooms and available to answer any questions you may have.

7th Grade Immunization Requirements

To attend the 7th grade in Utah a student must have proof of receiving the Meningococcal vaccine and the Tetanus/Diptheria/Pertussis (Tdap) booster. The kindergarten Tdap does not count as the booster requirement for 7th grade. This is in addition to other immunizations which should have already been completed and on file (i.e. MMR, DTaP, Polio, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Varicella). You will not be able to attend 7th grade without the school having this information on file. Parents are asked to bring in or mail in a copy of the immunization document from the Health Department or doctor’s office as proof of required vaccinations. For more immunization information, go to Utah County Health Department.

Immunization Clinic at SFJHS

The Utah County Health Department will be holding an Immunization Clinic for all Nebo students on MONDAY, AUGUST 20TH in the SFJHS cafeteria. More details about the health department immunization services and insurance plans accepted is located at Utah County Health Department Immunization Information.

Free/Reduced Lunch

Applications for free/reduced school lunch must be completed online. To apply for free or reduced lunch visit the Nebo District - Parent Home Page https://www.nebo.edu/parents and click on “Free & Reduced Lunch Information”.  Please do this as soon as possible so your student can receive free/reduced lunch on the first day.

Monday Early Out Day

Please note that early out continues to be on Mondays and school will release at 1:55 pm on Mondays allow for teacher collaboration meetings.  Tuesdays through Fridays the school day will be from 8:00 am to 2:40 pm.

Parent and Student Information

SFJHS has a parent and student information page that contains important pieces of information and web links on the school website. Go to http://sfjhs.nebo.edu/content/parent-and-student-information to see handy links to things you’ll need.

  • Student Handbook - Our teachers will cover many of the important rules and procedures we adhere to with students during the first week of school. This is a helpful tool for parents and students to refer to when they have questions about those rules and other items.

  • Social Media - Stay connected to our school and Nebo School District on social media. We will always send the most important information on ParentLink, but following us will give you a taste of what we are privileged to do everyday at school.

  • The Lobo Way - Our school has a vision and The Lobo Way is our guiding document to that vision. This is what we believe and how we want to be. We will be discussing these principles throughout our school year and using them to help us reach greater lengths and bigger goals.  

  • Dress Code - please refer to the Nebo School District Dress Code Policy before making your back to school clothing purchases as some items have been changed recently. (Spanish Version)

GOLF Season Is Upon Us

The boys/girls golf season begins shortly after school starts. Coach Hansen will hold a Golf Information Meeting after school on August 22nd at 2:45pm in the cafeteria.

Upcoming SFJHS Items of Interest:

• August 1 – Online Registration Begins

• Aug 7 & 8 – Fee Waivers 8:00 am - 2:30 pm and Lunch Payments 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

• Aug 7 & 8 – Counselors Available for Schedule Changes 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

• Aug 20 - 7th Grade Day 9:00 am - 11:00 am

• Aug 20 - Open House 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

• Aug 21 - First Day of School

• Aug 24 - Picture Day

Remember - To see the complete calendar and other important announcements visit the official SFJHS webpage at: http://sfjhs.nebo.edu/

Thank you and enjoy the remainder of your summer!

Mr. Christensen

Mrs. LeMmon

Mr. Mortensen