September Newsletter

Spring Canyon Middle School 2023

Welcome Back ... Back to our PACK!

It has been a great start to a new school year! We are all about being Positive, Accountable, Courageous, and Kind ... we are part of a wonderful PACK that includes each of our student's individual talents to make it stronger.

The beginning of every month, we will email a monthly newsletter and post it as our top story on the website for easy access. It contains important information for busy families to be aware of school happenings.

Be part of our PACK.

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Parents/Guardians: School Community Council Elections Please Vote!

We will hold elections on September 5th through September 8th. Please Vote Here. Thanks so much for your willingness and support in making our school and community a better place.

School Shirts and School Spirit Fridays

Interested in a school T-shirt? They are $5.00 and you can buy one in the finance office while supplies last.

School Spirit days are Fridays! Grab some Spring Canyon Swag today by clicking here!

(skip the website delivery fees by picking up your orders at Namify here in Springville!)

Breakfast and Lunch Menus

One fun thing we hear every day is how DELICIOUS our school lunches are! Make sure to check out the menu at > parents > parent home page > menus. Here is the direct link.

There is a need for adult lunch workers. If your interested please visit the webpage and click on jobs.

SEP Conf's

SEP Conferences will be held on Thurs, Sept 21 from 3:45-8:00 pm. We look forward to meeting you and sharing all of your student's successes at middle school and set a path for success for the rest of the year.


We will build a year-long calendar so students and parents can look forward to activities and sports and plan accordingly. We announce each intramural activity as they come along for several days leading up the activity and you can always find information on our school website under the intramurals tab. It has been fun to involve the students this way ... after all, it is all about them! We will keep you posted - stay tuned.

The following are our first 2 of this new school year

Activity: Pickleball

Supervisor: Mr. Dustin Anderson

Dates/Times: Every Tuesday/Thursday starting September 5th from 3:30-4:30 p.m.

Description: Whether you're a seasoned pickleball pro or have never picked up a paddle before, this is your chance to dive into the world of this exhilarating sport. Meet at the black top on the east side of the school.

Activity: Ballroom Dance

Supervisor: Ms. Sarah Robbins

Dates/Times: (Friday) September 15, 22, 29, and October 6 from 3:15-4 p.m.

Description: We will meet for 4 Friday's in a row. Ballroom dance is a form of social dance. We get to dance with a partner which makes this even more fun. Students will be learning the basics of Triple Swing, Cha-cha, Waltz, and more.

P.S. - activities are all after school and are FREE

Canvas - Our online learning platform

Canvas is the online learning platform that students use staring in middle school ... and lasting all the way through junior high, high school, and college (all state-run Utah colleges/universities use Canvas and many departments at BYU and Westminster). In elementary school, teachers and students used Google classroom. Canvas is similar to Google Classroom and students will definitely feel similarities, but Canvas has many more features.

We spend a significant amount of time teaching our students how to log on and access Canvas, how to turn in assignments, and even how to take quizzes and assessments. Assignments in Canvas are graded and those grades transfer over to Infinite Campus. When students miss school, they should always check each class' Canvas page for class work so they don't get behind. (Remember, though, as good as Canvas is ... nothing replaces in-person learning, students will always benefit significantly more from being in class.

Many parents like to have an account to view their students canvas classes. With on parent account, each of your students will be accessible. Direction to set up a parent account can be found on our school website under general information or here for the direct link.

Not everything can or will be replicated in Canvas). Have your student show you around Canvas - it's worth a "tour"!

PEAK Award Nomination

Do you know someone in Nebo School District who really exhibits Positive Energy and Kindness? All nominations will be reviewed, and qualified candidates will be recognized at the Nebo School District Board meeting. (Keep nominations secret until announced.)

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Utah Parent enter Parent Mentor - Heidi Whittaker

Do you have a child with special needs attending school in Nebo School District? Do you have questions or concerns about your child’s IEP? If so, there is someone who can help you!
The Utah Parent Center has partnered with Nebo School District to provide free assistance to families of children with special educational needs. Mrs. Whittaker, too, has a child receiving special education services in Nebo School District.
If your child has special needs, so do you! A Parent Mentor can provide:

Utah Parent Center Parent Mentor – Heidi Whittaker
Serving Families in the Nebo School District
Email: Web:
Phone: 801.228.8144

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PTA Information

September 13 - First PTA meeting at 10 AM - all are welcome!

September 19-21 - Fall Book Fair

Book Fair Volunteers

September 21 - SEP luncheon for teachers and staff

SEP Luncheon Help

Oct 13 - Reflections entries due (online submissions at 2023 Theme is "I Am Hopeful Because..."

If you’d like to be involved with specific events or activities, please fill out this google form with your preferences. Volunteer Opportunities Form

We would still love everyone to join our PTA - we will send out info and updates each month!

Click here to become a MEMBER

School Fees

Please remember to pay your students school fees. You can pay them through my school fees on our school website. Click here

September Calendar Items:

Monday September 4th- Labor Day, no school

Wednesday September 6th- Latino Parent Night, 6:00 pm

September 5th-8th- Community Council Elections

September 6th-8th- School Spirit Dress-up Days

September 11th-15th- PACK Week

Wednesday September 13th - PTA mtg, 10:00 at SCMS Lecture Hall

Monday September 18th- District Development Day (No school for any students, teachers in trainings)

September 19th- September 21st- Book Fair (Will run before/after school and thru SEP Night)

Thursday September 21st- SEP's 3:45-8:00

Friday September 29- Happy Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival