Parent Information

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Dear SFJHS Parents and Guardians,

Again, It is a pleasure to welcome you to the 2022-2023 school year at Spanish Fork Junior High School. We are excited to begin a new school year and have our students back in the building. We are looking forward to a great school year! We have included some additional information that will be helpful as you prepare for the upcoming school year.

Open House

An Open House will be held on August 16th from 1:00 - 4:00pm. All students and parents are invited to come find classrooms, meet teachers and visit the school. Teachers will be in their classrooms for visits. We encourage all students to attend the Open House, especially any students new to Spanish Fork Junior High. We would love to answer any questions and help in any way we can. We will have maps of the school available.

School Fees

School fees may be paid online by going to myschoolfees.com. Items such as the Chromebook Protection Plan and yearbooks can also be paid through My School Fees when paying for required fees. These items are listed under “optional fees.” All credit card transactions, whether in person or online, will incur a $2 fee as directed by a recent district finance policy.

Administrators will be available to answer questions and help with fee waivers. It is necessary to apply for a fee waiver annually; last year’s application will not be valid for this school year. Students may receive a fee waiver for one of the following reasons:

  • Family receives TANF (currently qualified for financial assistance or food stamps)
  • Student receives Supplemental Security Income (qualified child with disabilities)
  • Student qualifies for McKinney-Vento
  • Student is in Foster Care (under Utah or local governmental supervision) or State Custody
  • Student is eligible based on family/household income verification

Please bring the required income verification as described in the fee waiver application as well as the application English Fee Waiver Application // Spanish Fee Waiver Application.

Online Registration

If you have not completed the registration process for your student, please click on the following link to complete the registration process. Information and instructions for registering are provided: https://www.nebo.edu/registration. The online registration process consists of providing or verifying your student's information and electronically signing any documents required by the district and state.

School Lunch

The following information is from Spencer Sainsbury, Nebo School District Child Nutrition Coordinator:

The National School Lunch Program waiver that provided free meals to students has expired. This means that school meals will no longer be automatically free. You will need to submit a Meal Benefits Application in order to qualify for free or reduced-price meals for the 2022-23 school year. Qualification is based on factors including household size, income, participation in assistance programs such as SNAP, FDPIR, and TANF, as well as living situations such as homelessness and migrancy.

Online applications will become available after July 12th. You may access an application by going to your Infinite Campus Menu, then scrolling down to More and clicking on Meal Benefits. Any application signed before July 12th does not pertain to the 2022-23 school year. As a reminder, households must apply every year to confirm eligibility for free or reduced-price meals.

If you do not qualify for free or reduced-priced meals, school meals for secondary students are available at the paid rate of:

Breakfast - $1.50
Lunch - $2.50

Chromebooks

We will be one-to-one with chromebooks again this year. Students can be issued a school chromebook that can be used at school as well as be taken home each day. A parent permission form will be sent home on the first day of school and will need to be signed and returned before students are issued a chromebook. If a student opts to not use a school chromebook they will need to have a personal device to use in class. Students will need to have their chromebook charged and ready for use in classes each day. The cost to replace a damaged or stolen chromebook is $300 and will be charged to the student unless an optional $30 Protection Plan is purchased at the beginning of the school year. Insurance Plan and Loan Agreement

Chromebook Protection Plan

An optional Chromebook Protection Plan is available for $30. This will cover the initial cost of a lost or damaged chromebook. We encourage parents to purchase the Chromebook Protection Plan in case of loss or damage. The cost to replace a chromebook is $300. This fee will be assessed to the student in the event of a lost, stolen or damaged chromebook. The Chromebook Protection Plan can be paid for online through myschoolfees.com along with all other fees listed under “optional fees.” Additional information regarding the Chromebook Protection Plan coverage is located on our website at https://sfjhs.nebo.edu/content/parent-and-student-information. We encourage purchasing the protection plan.

Counseling/Schedule Changes

Any students needing a class change can fill out the Google Form that will be accessible starting August 2nd. For those needing to meet with a counselor, they will be available for class changes by appointment, August 4th and 5th from 8:00am – 2:00pm. You can set an appointment with your counselor by email. Class changes can be made without a fee until August 12th. Requests made between the 13th and the 19th will require a $5.00 class change fee. Please be aware that one request to move a class could cause a change in your whole schedule. Class changes will be limited as we try to keep class sizes balanced. You will only be able to make one class change request.

CLASS CHANGE REQUEST

Sharman Brown (A-F) sharman [dot] brown [at] nebo [dot] edu () Shannon Bennett (G-N) shannon [dot] bennett [at] nebo [dot] edu () Travis Palfreyman (O-Z) travis [dot] palfreyman [at] nebo [dot] edu ()

Lockers

We will not be assigning lockers to every student this year. However, if you would like a locker, students will be able to request a locker by completing this Google Form.

https://forms.gle/TFfz99UVBtY42FdN8

Backpacks

Students will be allowed to carry their backpacks to classes. We encourage students to use a backpack to store their chromebook in to help keep it secure and protected when not being used.

Picture Day

Picture day is on Tuesday, August 30th. Picture order forms will be sent home with students during the first week of school. Parents can also prepay for school pictures online at mylifetouch.com with the Picture Day ID #EVTB3ZBG4. Access will be available approximately two weeks prior to picture day. Picture retakes will be on October 10th.

Busing

Students living at least 2 miles from the school are eligible for busing. If you are unsure whether your student qualifies for busing or you need to know where the bus stop is located, you can find this information at https://www.nebo.edu/transportation. You may also call Transportation at

801-465-6005.

School Community Council

We welcome parent involvement on our School Community Council! Parents who would like to be part of the School Community Council must have a student currently enrolled at SFJHS and be willing to serve a two-year term if your student is enrolled both years. School Community Council elections will be held Monday, August 15th through Friday, August 19th. If you are interested in participating, please email our School Community Council facilitator, Preston Parrish (preston [dot] parrish [at] nebo [dot] edu), and let him know your interest by August 12th. You may also nominate other SFJHS parents by emailing Mr Parrish.

PTA

SFJHS PTA is excited for another great year of school and would love parent involvement. Please click on the link to sign-up to help.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0C4BADAC2EA0FBC52-2022231

If you are interested in becoming a member you can pay online when you pay for school fees for your child on myschoolfees.com. Thanks!!

The first day of school is Wednesday, August 17th. The school day is from 7:55am to 2:35pm Tuesday through Friday and 7:55am to 1:50pm on Mondays in order to allow for teacher collaboration meetings. The first bell will ring at 7:50am and the tardy bell will ring at 7:55am. Please visit our school website (https://sfjhs.nebo.edu/) for additional information regarding the bell schedule, student handbook, and faculty information. Please feel free to contact us with any questions. Enjoy the rest of your summer!

Sincerely,

Chri.J Loveles.J, Jessica Lindley, Preston Parrish

Spanish Fork Junior High School Administration