March 2020

Ms. Shaffer Awarded Teacher of the Week!

Submitted by alison.hansen on

Every week, First Colony Mortgage spotlights a teacher who is going above and beyond for their students. Holli Tuttle nominated Ms. Claudia Shaffer, and was selected as this week's teacher of the week! Holli said, "Ms. Shaffer goes above and beyond to make sure her students love learning! She's made this week of home and online learning so much fun! From video chats with individual students, praising their efforts to keep up their educational efforts, to recorded video story time to a classroom of stuffed animals. She makes this time of uncertainty so much fun for the little people in her care, and we'd be lost without her!"  Congratulations Ms. Shaffer!

Parent information for extended [soft closure]

Submitted by makenna.taylor on

March 23, 2020

 Dear Parent/Guardian:

 Like you, we are just learning that Governor Gary R. Herbert, State Superintendent Syd Dickson, and the Utah State Board of Education “announced today that Utah’s K-12 public schools will extend their dismissal [soft closure] through Friday, May 1st.”  Their press release further stated that they will “continue to evaluate the situation to make a determination about the remaining school year” and that:

 Gov. Herbert expressed his appreciation to the educators throughout our state who have quickly adapted their instruction to remote learning platforms. 

 “These are unprecedented times in Utah’s and our nation’s history,” the governor said, “I have been overwhelmed with Utahns’ outpouring of support for one another, and nowhere has this been more evident than in the way our educators are supporting Utah students and families.”

 Distance learning will continue during the extended dismissal for all K-12 public schools, where feasible…

 “We recognize that being away from school creates additional work and stress for everyone in our communities; however, it is a necessary step in stopping the spread of COVID-19,” said State Superintendent Sydnee Dickson. “During the uncertainties of the coming weeks, it is more important than ever to remain socially connected with our students and families while doing our best to ensure learning continues. The flexibility and initiative of our educators is a shining example of how we rise together in challenging circumstances.”

 Meal services at K-12 public schools will also continue on an as-needed basis.

 Nebo School District teachers and staff remain committed to providing the learning structure and support that students and parents will require during these challenging times.  Our talented and dedicated professionals are so thankful to you students and parents for your tremendous efforts regarding at-home schooling.  Please remain in communication with your child’s teachers and contact the school with questions and concerns.

 We are so grateful to live in amazing communities that rally around each other in difficult circumstances and are proud to be your partners in helping your children have academic and social/emotional success.


Lana Hiskey

Community Relations Administrator 

Sage Creek Cafeteria Still Open!

Submitted by alison.hansen on

The Sage Creek kitchen is still open!  Any student can get breakfast or lunch here 8-9am and 11am-12pm.   Paying students or those that qualify for free/reduced meals can come by - we'd love to see you!  Also, the district has opened up other sites for ANY student to obtain a free breakfast and lunch at the following sites (you may have to click "Read More" to view) whether or not students qualify for free/reduced.  The student must be in attendance at these designated free meal sites.  

Springville area free sites, 9:30-11:00 am
Brookside Elementary, 750 E 400 S
Cherry Creek Elementary, 484 S 200 E
Meadow Brook Elementary, 748 S 950 W
Springville Junior High, 189 S 1470 E
Springville High School, 1205 E 900 S

Sage Creek School Closure Plan - Copy of Letter to Parents

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School Closure Plan 3/17/20

School Closure Plan 3/17/20 Spanish

Update to school closure plan:  Paper learning packets for those students without online access will be available in 2-week time frames throughout closure.  Mar 30-Apr 10, remember Spring Break is 2nd week of this window; Apr 13-Apr 24; Apr 27-?? (hopefully just until May 1 per Governor Herbert's latest directive).

Sage Creek Parent Survey - please help us know how to prepare for you!

Submitted by alison.hansen on

Can you please complete this brief survey to help us anticipate what we will need to have prepared for you? The survey is in English and Spanish. Also, remember a letter with detailed information with our school online/distance learning plan will be sent home Tuesday afternoon (17th). Thank you!


Submitted by makenna.taylor on

March 13, 2020

Dear Parents/Guardians:


As directed by the State of Utah, all public schools in Utah will dismiss beginning Monday, March 16, 2020, for two weeks in response to COVID-19. This is a proactive measure.

School “dismissal” means that Nebo employees will continue to be in the schools providing learning for students through online instruction and/or educational packets to continue student learning. Further communication about devices and materials will come from your school.

Educators in Nebo School District are working on plans to extend learning at home through online learning opportunities. The first of next week, teachers will be preparing online materials, and we anticipate instruction will begin Wednesday, March 18. 

More information will be made available to explain the details of the online platform as teachers use this time to prepare. Please watch for specific information from your child’s school and teacher(s).

In order to provide our Nebo students with “Grab and Go” meals, breakfast and lunch will be available for purchase at normal prices. Free/reduced meals are available for those who qualify.

• The school proactive dismissal for two weeks is meant to support social distancing and self-isolation to reduce the reach and spread of this virus. There will be no athletic or extracurricular practices or games during these two weeks.

• COVID-19 has rapidly changing dynamics and the school district administrative team is working with local health authorities to monitor the situation on a daily basis.

• Nebo will continue to publish updates at

• For further communication and specifics, contact your local school.

• The Utah Health Department COVID-19 Hotline can be accessed at 1-800-456-7707. You can also receive Utah County Health updates by texting “UCHEALTH” to 888777 or the Utah County COVID-19 Helpline at 801-851-HELP (Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.).

Secretary of the Year... Mrs. McMullin

Submitted by makenna.taylor on

We are in the presence of greatness here at Sage Creek as our very own amazing secretary Mrs. McMullin was awarded secretary of the year for all of Nebo School District. This does not come as a surprise to anyone who knows her. Mrs. McMullin works hard every day to make sure all of the students, teachers and staff at Sage Creek have an incredible day. She always greets everyone with a smile on her face, and is willing to help in any way that she can. Thank you Mrs. McMullin for being the heart of Sage Creek!