Diamondback Digest

November 9, 2020

Diamond Fork Jr High

"ALL IN For Learning"


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UPCOMING EVENTS

Tue, Nov 10------------------------------------------School Community Council

Mon-Fri, Nov 9-20-----------------------------------DFJHS FOOD DRIVE

Mon-Fri, Nov 16-20----------------------------------Polynesian Culture Week

Tue, Th-Fr, Nov 10,12-13---------------------------NETSMARTZ Presentation

Wed, Nov 11-----------------------------------------Veteran's Day Presentation in US Studies

Wed-Fri, Nov 25-27---------------------------------Thanksgiving Break (No School)

Dec 19-Jan 3----------------------------------------Christmas Break (No School)

DFJHS ANNUAL FOOD DRIVE

The Annual DFJHS Annual Food Drive is here! It will run from today (November 9th) through Friday, November 20th. 7th Period classes will compete for the highest number of donated food items. Prizes will include a class pizza party, root beer float party, and various candy prizes.

OUR SCHOOL GOAL IS 25,000 ITEMS!!


In addition to the traditional food items, the Utah Valley Emergency Food Bank is encouraging cash donations. Their food connections allow them to purchase more food dollar per dollar than we can as retail customers. Because of this, a $1donation to this year's food drive will count as the equivalent of 10 food items donated.


So, Diamondbacks, let's show that WE ARE ONE and we live the core value of COMPASSION and donate food and/or money to benefit those less fortunate!

GOV. HERBERT UPDATES COVID GUIDELINES

On Sunday evening, Governor Herbert updated the Utah State COVID response guidelines and restrictions. Here is a rundown of the guidelines that impact DFJHS:


1- A statewide mask mandate for all Utahns in public, where six feet of physical distancing is not possible, which will "be extended for the foreseeable future," state officials said.


2- Limiting casual social gatherings to household-only through the length of the order.



3- A two-week hold on all extracurricular activities, including athletic and intramural events.


Let's all do our part to slow the spread of COVID-19 so we can get back to our regular activities (both here at school and outside of school). WE ARE ONE!!

BASKETBALL SEASON POSTPONED

Junior high basketball season has been postponed for at least two weeks. We will update information as plans change and develop.


Thank you for your patience and cooperation during this time. Please do your part to stop the spread of COVID-19 so we can resume winter sports ASAP.

WRESTLING SEASON POSTPONED

Junior high wrestling season has been postponed for at least two weeks. We will update information as plans change and develop.


Thank you for your patience and cooperation during this time. Please do your part to stop the spread of COVID-19 so we can resume winter sports ASAP.

AFTERNOON TEACHER HELP TIME

We want to ensure that all our students (and parents) are aware that our teachers are available to help our students each week. Every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday teachers are here to support students from 1:55-2:45! Whether it is a test re-take, a make-up test, a missing assignment or just a question, your teachers are here to help!

We encourage all our students to make good use of this time! You are welcome to stay after on your own accord, or we may invite you to stay. Either way, we want to help you!

EARLY OUT ENRICHMENT ACTIVITIES

Our after school enrichment activities have been temporarily cancelled due to COVID restrictions. We will resume them as soon as it is determined we are able to safely do so. Thank you for your patience during this time.


**NO ENRICHMENT ACTIVITIES AT THIS TIME**


PE: (sign up outside of Counseling Center)

  • New activities will begin soon.


Game Room: (sign up outside of Counseling Center)

  • Tuesdays through Thursdays with the Counselors
  • Air hockey, Foosball, Ping pong, etc.


Drama: (sign up outside of Mrs. Poulsen's classroom)

  • Tuesdays and Thursdays: Improv, One-acts and other silliness with Mrs. Poulsen


Art: (sign up outside of Mrs. Mickelsen's classroom)

  • Tuesdays: Various art projects with Mrs. Mickelsen


Tennis: (sign up outside of Mr. P. Sorensen's classroom)

  • Thursdays on the tennis courts (while the good weather lasts...)


Dungeons & Dragons: (sign up outside Mr. Whiting's classroom)

  • Thursdays after school


Anime Appreciation Group: (sign up with Mr. Tippetts)

  • Thursdays after school


**NO ENRICHMENT ACTIVITIES AT THIS TIME**

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