Diamondback Digest

October 19, 2020

Diamond Fork Jr High

"ALL IN For Learning"


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UPCOMING EVENTS

Mon-Thur, Oct 26-29--------------------------------Red Ribbon Week

Thur, Oct 29------------------------------------------End Term 1

Thur, Oct 29------------------------------------------Halloween Dress-up Day

Fri, Oct 30--------------------------------------------NO SCHOOL

Mon, Nov 2-------------------------------------------Term 2 Starts

Tue, Nov 3--------------------------------------------ELECTION DAY

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

Mon-Fri, Nov 9-13-----------------------------------Polynesian Culture Week

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

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

Nov 16-24--------------------------------------------DFJHS FOOD DRIVE

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

HALLOWEEN DRESS-UP DAY

Students are welcome to dress up for Halloween on Thursday, October 29th. We ask that all costumes comply with the following guidelines:


  • Meets district dress standards for modesty
  • No full face masks
  • No excessive blood/gore
  • No facsimiles of weapons

END OF TERM FAST APPROACHING

First Term will end on Thursday, October 29th. That is just around the corner! Please work diligently to ensure your grades are reflective of your learning, and you have the grades you desire!

Remember, teachers are available every T-Th from 1:55-2:45 to help you! Additionally, Study Hall is available every afternoon to help as well. Please don't wait to stay after! We're here to help!

WHAT EVERY NEBO PARENT NEEDS

Infinite Campus Mobile App Intro

STUDENTS WISHING TO CHANGE LEARNING OPTION

Dear Parents,

As we approach the end of first term (October 29), parents wanting to change their child’s learning option for second term from Remote Learning to At-School Learning, or vice versa, can do so by submitting their decision in THIS LINK between October 5 and October 20.

If parents do not wish to change their student’s learning option at this time, they do not need to submit a decision.

Once second term begins on November 2, parents will need to stay with their decision until the term ends on January 14. At that time, parents will have another opportunity to make a change. Please contact your school if you have any questions.

Thank you!


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 as well as remote learning students of all grades. 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.

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!

HOW TO CHECK YOUR STUDENT'S GRADES

If you haven't been online to check your student's grades, we encourage you to do so (and do so regularly). Here's how to do it:


  1. Go to www.nebo.edu.
  2. Under the "Parents" Tab, select "Infinite Campus Parent Portal"
  3. Login using the login and password you chose at the time of registration.
  4. Once logged in, click "Grades" in the left margin
  5. Click on the Course Title (i.e. "English 7") to see specifics about a grade.
  6. If you have more than one student in the district, you can change which student you are looking at by selecting the drop down in the top right corner.

EARLY OUT ENRICHMENT ACTIVITIES

We mentioned a couple weeks ago that we would be developing several "ENRICHMENT" activities after school for students who would like to be involved. Those plans are being finalized, and we wanted to share them with you. These activities will change periodically (some change from week to week, others will not change for a month or so) but this gives you an idea of what the plan is. All enrichment activities require students to sign up (to limit number of students) ahead of time.


PE: (sign up outside of Counseling Center)

  • Tuesdays: Dance with Coaches Gardiner and Sunderland
  • Wednesdays: Biking with Coaches Bowden and Young
  • Thursdays: Basketball shooting games with Coaches Charles and Claybaugh


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 and Thursdays: Various art projects with Mrs. Mickelsen (Scratch Art this week)


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

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


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

  • Tuesdays & Thursdays after school

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