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Board of Education Work Session - April 1, 2015

The Juab School District Board of Education will hold a work meeting on April 1, 2015 from 9:00 AM until 4:00 PM. The work sessions will be held at Juab School District Office, 346 East 600 North, Nephi, UT. Items that will be discussed include capital projects, Board Strategic Vision, and budget for the upcoming year.

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Juab County Job Fair

Nephi Job Fair April 13

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Free Tax Preparation

Earn it. Keep it. Save it. is a coalition of statewide partners from the public, private and non-profit sectors and provides free tax preparation and filing assistance for people who make $60,000 or less and want to prepare their own federal and state tax return, FOR FREE, with limited assistance. To get started taxpayers need basic computer skills, internet access, an email address, a valid Social Security Number or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN), and tax documentation. Tax filing software is provided by MyFreeTaxes. To file your federal and state tax return for FREE, click here. CAP Utah leads this coalition and for further information visit, www.UtahTaxHelp.org

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Immunization requirements for Kindergarten and 7th grade students for the 2015-16 school year

Parents & guardians,

Please take time to read the immunization requirements for Kindergarten and 7th grade students to attend school in Juab School District 2015-16. There a few new requirements by the state health department for 2015-16. There is also a change in practice within Juab School District. If students do not come to school with appropriate proof of immunization as explained in the letter or the appropriate documentation of exemption, the student will not be allowed to attend school until this is addressed. Any new student wishing to enroll in any school will also need to show proof of immunization before they can attend. State law requires Utah children be appropriately immunized before attending school. We recognize the challenges immunizations can bring to our families. We are hopeful that by providing information as early as possible in the school year, this will help families in making these critical decisions. The district will be working with county health agencies to provide immunizations at registration to assist you as well. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Juab School District Nurse Cathy Sunderland at 435-623-0328, Juab County Health Department at 435-623-0696, or Juab School District Office at 435-623-1940. If your student is currently enrolled in a Juab School District school and you would like to check their immunization status, please contact the school they attend.

Thanks

Superintendent Robins

Click on Continue Reading to see Immunization Requirements

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Dr. Robins on SAGE Data Release

Today, the Utah State Office of Education released the results of the SAGE (Student Assessment of Growth and Excellence) adaptive test in math, language arts, and science that Utah students participated in last spring. This assessment is a computer adaptive test with rigorous interactive questions. This was a substantial change from the criterion-referenced tests given in the past. The SAGE assessment is aligned with post high school readiness expectations and standards. It is not a surprise that with this change, we experienced a decrease in student proficiency percentages across the state including our schools in Juab School District. The definition of proficiency has moved from mastery of content to on track for college and career readiness. Our students are not learning less, and our teachers are not teaching less. The bar has been set higher for our students, and we must help them reach their potential. We now have the baseline to better prepare our students with the skills necessary to reach their college and career goals.
There has been a lot of media attention to this and the impact the new test results may have on school grading in Utah. It is likely that many schools in Utah including our own will be labeled with low grades as school accountability report cards are rolled out this winter. Juab School District has always maintained a high level of academic excellence. We will assess our performance and look for ways to continue to improve and maintain our students' educational experience. I expect our students to continue to achieve in all aspects at a high level. To meet these new higher standards, it will take our collective strengths as parents, educators, and community members to support our children more than ever. We are planning to share individual student report cards with parents at our upcoming parent-teacher conferences in both elementary and secondary schools. If parents would like to obtain their student's report card before parent-teacher conference, they are welcome to pick up a hard copy at their school. I encourage parents to visit with their student's teachers and their school's principal to help them understand the information that is on the report card. I am confident that together we are up to the challenge to prepare our children for the future. The public can view SAGE results at:
https://datagateway.schools.utah.gov

"Commitment to Excellence"

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New Lunch Online Pay

EZSP FAQflyer2Dear Parent,
EZSchoolPay.com is a service offered to help both schools and parents. You can use EZSchoolPay.com to make payments to your Visa, MasterCard, or Discover card (credit or debit). You can also monitor your student's meal account balance online.
Frequently Asked Questions:
How does EZSchoolPay work?
EZSchoolPay allows you to review transaction history, check balance alerts from anywhere. You can make payments on your child's meal account for a small convenience fee.
How do I sign up?
To create an account, go to www.ezschoolpay.com and click "Register". After answering a few questions, you will receive a confirmation e-mail. Click the link in the e-mail and your registration is complete. Once logged in, you can associate your children using their school district name and the child's PowerSchool number.
How will I benefit from EZSchoolPay?
You will not be left to wonder if the check or cash you sent to school actually made it to school, (or perhaps was left in a book bag for two weeks!) Online payments may be done anytime, from any internet computer. Payments are typically available for use within ten minutes.
Can I use EZSchoolPay to check my child's meal account balance?
Yes, balances are updated typically within ten minutes. There is no fee to simply check your child's meal balance.
What forms of payment are accepted?
Visa and Master Card are accepted, either credit or debit.
What is the Convenience Fee?
The convenience fee is charged by your school district. The fee is to cover the normal costs of processing credit card transactions and other costs associated with operating this system. The amount is a flat dollar amount (not a percentage), regardless of the size of your payment and when you pay for multiple children's accounts at the same time, you are only charged one fee.
The fee is included in your total transaction (the amount that will show on your statement). It is not deducted from the amount of your payment – you can be sure that your entire credit amount will be added to your child's meal account.

We hope the availability of this service will be of help in managing your student's lunch account.

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Online Registration Forms

Online registrationThis year Juab School District is going to a new Online Registration.  This is the only way to complete these forms.  The web address is:  http://schoolforms.phoenixlearning.com:8101  This online registration form needs to be completed by the start of this school year.  The first day of school is on Tuesday, August 19th.

Please do not hesitate to call your student's school with any questions or if you would like to make an appointment to come in and register at the schools. Phone Numbers: Juab High School: 435-623-1764, Juab Junior High School: 435-623-1541, Mona Elementary: 435-623-2082, Nebo View Elementary: 435-623-1812, and Red Cliffs Elementary: 435-623-0328

For New Students to the District: To complete your registration you must bring the following items to your student's school registrar:

- A valid Birth Certificate
- Immunization Record
- Proof of residency is required. Acceptable documents include current utility bills, a current and signed rental agreement, an approved transfer form, proof of guardianship, or a valid receipt and letter on property letterhead indicating the student is staying in a hotel or rental condo on a long term basis.
- Payment for registration

Click on Continue Reading to see Online Registration Instructions