Diamondback Digest

December 7, 2020

Diamond Fork Jr High

"ALL IN For Learning"


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UPCOMING EVENTS

Tue, Dec 8-------------------------------------------School Community Council Meeting

Fri, Dec 11-------------------------------------------Midterms

Fri, Dec 18-------------------------------------------Fine Arts Assembly (Virtual)

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

Thur, Jan 14-----------------------------------------Term 2 Ends

Fri, Jan 15-------------------------------------------District Development Day (No School)

Mon, Jan 18-----------------------------------------Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (No School)

Tue, Jan 19------------------------------------------Term 3 Begins

Tue-Fri, Jan 19-22----------------------------------Kindness Week

Mon-Fri, Jan 25-29---------------------------------Green Ribbon Week (Mental Health)

COVID UPDATE--ALTERNATING SCHEDULE PLAN

At this time, DFJHS is NOT moving to an alternating schedule. However, that possibility could happen if numbers of positive cases continue to increase over the coming weeks.


IF we went to an alternating schedule, here's what it would look like:

  • Students with Last Names A-K attend together, while L-Z works remotely.
  • Students with Last Names L-Z attend together, while A-K works remotely.
  • Wednesdays would be used as a "Virtual E-time"--students are expected to use Wednesdays to catch up, make up, re-take, or get help. Teachers are available for Zoom Meetings, and face-to-face small group sessions.

So, a typical 2-week period would look something like this:
Week 1

Monday: A-K in School, L-Z Remote

Tuesday: L-Z in School, A-K Remote

Wednesday: Virtual E-time (zoom, small groups, make-up, catch up, etc)

Thursday: A-K in School, L-Z Remote

Friday: L-Z in School, A-K Remote


Week 2

Monday: L-Z in School, A-K Remote

Tuesday: A-K in School, L-Z Remote

Wednesday: Virtual E-time (zoom, small groups, make-up, catch up, etc)

Thursday: L-Z in School, A-K Remote

Friday: A-K in School, L-Z Remote


Additional Information can be found at Nebo School District's Website (www.nebo.edu/coronavirus)

DFJHS SUB FOR SANTA TREE

Diamond Fork Jr High is once again sponsoring a "GIVING TREE". Students who wish to participate can come into the front office and choose an ornament off the tree. Each ornament has a gift item that a student here at DFJHS would like for Christmas. The student will need to return the ornament and wrapped item to the Counseling office by Wednesday, December 16th. All presents will go to benefit students and families here at DFJHS!

WRESTLING SEASON BEGINS

Junior high wrestling season is now underway. If you are interested in being a part of the team, see Coach P. Sorensen.


Our updated Season Schedule can be found on the Diamond Fork Website (dfjhs.nebo.edu/content/diamondback-athletics).


Only parents will be permitted into the matches this season, due to COVID protocols. The wrestling matches will be live streamed on our DFJHS YouTube channel.

BASKETBALL SEASON BEGINS

Junior high basketball season is currently underway. We will be starting our games this week (girls on Monday, boys on Thursday). Here is the information you need to know:


Our updated Season Schedule can be found on the Diamond Fork Website (dfjhs.nebo.edu/content/diamondback-athletics)


Only parents will be permitted into the games this season, due to COVID protocols. The games will be live streamed on our DFJHS YouTube channel.

UTAH COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT TO HOST VIRTUAL HOLIDAY EVENT

The Utah County Health Department is hosting a virtual holiday event for students this Saturday (December 12th). They will be focusing on positivity and inclusivity even though we are maintaining distance at the same time.


They have a local motivational speaker planned, virtual escape games, gifts, and prizes. It is for all youth ages 12-18! There is also a Facebook event--called OUTRAGE! Winter Retreat.

AFTERNOON TEACHER HELP TIME

We want to ensure that all our students (and parents) are aware that our teachers are STILL 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!

CHRISTMAS GIFT IDEAS

Are you looking for a great Christmas Gift Idea? Why not get your student some AWESOME DFJHS Gear!?! We have lots of items and styles available in our online store:


https://diamondfork.axomo.com/

NETSMARTZ TIMELY TIP

Utah Netsmartz sends a Monthly "Timely Tip" for parents and students to go over together in the home. Each month focuses on a different topic related to technology and internet safety. Here are the topics thus far in the year:


August: Digital Citizenship

September: Video Game Safety

October: Healthy Balance

November: Online Predators

December: A New Device


Check out these great, simple discussion ideas at utahnetsmartz.org/timelytip

ONLINE MEAL ORDERING FOR AT-HOME LEARNERS

The best way to order school lunch and/or breakfast for students who are not at school is to fill out a survey each day for each student. This includes kindergarten and preschool students, remote learning students of all grades and any students home due to COVID restrictions. You will need to order before 9 a.m. each morning. Meals are only provided on scheduled school days. For special circumstances, you can still call the school to place your order.


This would also be the method of ordering breakfast and lunch if your student is required to stay home for quarantine or for other COVID-19 related schedule adjustments or closures.


To place your order, please go CLICK HERE.


By way of reminder, meals can be picked up in the front office between10:15 and 10:30 each morning.


We hope this makes the process easier for all involved. Please contact the school if you have any questions.

FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA

Diamond Fork has a strong social media presence! Please follow/like our various accounts:


Facebook: "Official Diamond Fork Junior High School"

Instagram: @Official_Diamond_Fork_Jr

Twitter: @DiamondForkJr