Diamondback Digest

April 20, 2020

Diamond Fork Jr High

"ALL IN For Learning"


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Facebook: @DiamondForkJr

Twitter: @DiamondForkJr

Upcoming Events

Friday, May 22nd-----------------------------------------------------Last Day of School


Additional information about "Year-End" procedures will be coming shortly.

AT-HOME LEARNING TO CONTINUE THROUGH MAY 22ND

This past week, Governor Herbert announced Utah schools will continue with our "At-Home Learning" through the end of the school year. While it is not the news we hoped for, we understand and support the need to maintain social distancing.

We will continue to provide learning for our students through Friday, May 22nd.

More information will be coming in the next few weeks concerning end-of-year procedures (locker cleanout, yearbooks, Chromebook check-in, etc.).

At-Home Learning Schedule

As of last week, we are now using an "A/B day" schedule to simplify daily tasks for students, teachers and parents. This has hopefully made it simpler for everyone to keep up on what needs to be done each day, while still encouraging student participation in their courses! Here are the main elements of the schedule:


  • Fridays will still be "E-time Friday" with no new assignments
  • Math will be every day still (M-Th)
  • English will be Mondays & Wednesdays
  • Science will be Tuesdays & Thursdays
  • All other courses will be in either "Elective Group #1" or "Elective Group #2" (See the schedule below)


Elective Group #1 (Mon/Wed)

  • Social Studies (except AP Geography which will be daily--M-Th)
  • Drama, Art, Choir, Band, Orchestra
  • PE
  • Small Animal Science


Elective Group #2 (Tue/Thur)

  • Reading, Creative Writing, Literature & Film, Journalism, Character Ed, Leadership
  • Health
  • FACS, Sewing, CCA, all CTE, STEM
  • Spanish
  • Debate

DFJHS SGN (Some Good News)

Diamond Fork Jr High was inspired by John Krasinski's SGN YouTube Channel he has started. So, we have started to recognize Some Good News daily on our Announcements! Check them out!

DFJHS YouTube Channel

Virtual Study Hall Available

Beginning TOMORROW, we will be offering VIRTUAL Study Hall for Students to get help with any assignments. Follow the links at the appointed day and time! You will need a password to enter any of these sessions. The password for all sessions is Online2020. All links can also be found on our school website.


7th Grade--TUESDAYS

8th Grade--WEDNESDAYS

9th Grade--THURSDAYS

Maple Mountain Football Conditioning

Any young men that would like to play football in the fall, Coach Burtenshaw has put some "at home" workouts online. They will be posted on the football website at:


https://mmhsgoldeneagles.com/football-calendar/

Instructions are attached


Or on the Maple Mountain Football Facebook Page


https://www.facebook.com/Maple-Mountain-Football-107996874171/


Workouts will be posted on every B day for the remainder of the school year.

Maple Mountain Dance Company Auditions

MMHS Dance Company Auditions have been re-sheduled for May 6, 2020 from 10am to 4pm. Virtual clinic videos will be available starting today (April 20). Contact Karla Palfreyman (karla.palfreyman@nebo.edu) for additional information.

Spanish Fork High School Drill Tryouts

Attention all current 9th, 10th and 11th grade girls!!! If you are interested in trying out for the 2018, 2019 and 2020 Region Champ and 2019 State Champion Spanish Fork High School Las Chalitas Drill Team, you need to fill out this form AND application by Friday, April 25. We will be holding virtual clinics and tryouts starting on Monday May 4!!!!

The application AND the sign-up form MUST be filled out by Friday, April 25!!! We would love to have you on our team and can’t wait to see you there!!!


https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScgg9a7ZE3ntMcAFncaixN9jKlyxwvThGK2vMlvVyJu_0EBDw/viewform



https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1XyRla8AkEyuOdAhy0VnnrmG3DPmPzq4rBTGPvJIALrY/edit?usp=sharing

Maple Mountain Chamber Orchestra Auditions

The MMHS Chamber Orchestra is a small ensemble at Maple Mountain High School made up of the top players in the orchestra program. The audition packet and video submission is due on Monday, April 27th, 2020. No applications will be accepted past this time. Please visit www.mapletonorchestras.org for all audition instructions and information.

MMHS Cheer Tryouts

MMHS Cheer Tryouts will be held THIS FRIDAY April 24th with 2 virtual days of clinic on Wednesday and Thursday (April 22nd & 23rd).

If parents read the document "Virtual Tryout Email" it will give them detailed information on how this will work and how to stay in touch and updated with me.


MMHS Cheer Contract

Virtual Tryout Email

Tryout Must Haves

Student-Athlete Behavior Contract

Cheer Questionnaire

Pass/Fail Option for 4th Term

At the end of 4th term, students and parents will have the ability to choose either the letter grade earned for each class or a Pass/Fail option for each class. More information will be coming as we get closer to the end of the term. Let's keep working hard!

School Office Hours

DFJHS is open daily from 8:00am until 4:00pm for any student or parent questions, needs or concerns. Feel free to call (801-798-4052) or stop by during these hours. Additionally, you are obviously welcome to email any concerns to any teacher or administrator!

Daily Announcements

If you haven't been on our School Website (dfjhs.nebo.edu) or Instagram page (@official_diamond_fork_jr) lately, you're missing out on our Administration's daily announcement videos. They're not very high quality, but they're something at least... We miss seeing our students each day, so we thought we could at least say hi each day!


DFJHS YouTube Channel

FREE School Breakfast & Lunch

Nebo School District has received a fee waiver from the State Board of Education to provide a FREE NUTRITION PROGRAM for AGES 0-18.


Each school day (M-F), students can pick up a Grab-n-Go breakfast and lunch between 10:30am-12:00pm from several area schools. Diamond Fork Junior High is one of these locations. Children from any school may pick up meals at any of the locations, but the children must be present to pick up meals. Both meals may be picked up at the same time.

"HOW TO" Videos for At-Home Learning

How To Use Google Meet

Using Google Meet

How To Use Zoom

Tutorial--How to Use Zoom

How To Use a Canvas Discussion Board

How to Use a Canvas Discussion Board

How To Use Flipgrid (For Students & Parents)

Flipgrid Instructions for Students

How to Use Nearpod (For Students & Parents)

How to Use Nearpod as a Student

Create a Parent Account in Canvas

How to Create A Parent Canvas Account

Change Notification Preferences in Google Classroom

Student Notifications in Google Classroom

Change Notification Preferences in Canvas

Setting Up Notifications in Canvas

Change to "Card View" in Canvas

CANVAS--How to switch to CARD VIEW