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January 2021

The wrestling team gets a great addition!

Submitted by tara.pina on Sun, 01/31/2021 - 23:16
Article written by: Avery Peterson , student reporter

As most of the school knows it is officially wrestling season! And this season brings so many great beginnings. On the wrestling team, there is a brand new girls team! On that team, they have a great 9th-grade wrestler named Laura Weakley. Laura is a great wrestler and her dad is actually the coach for the SJHS wrestling team. When asked how it was like having a wrestling coach right in her living room she said: “I like having him because I can get extra practice at home or whenever I want.” Wrestling runs in her family so she is pretty experienced. She recently got a black eye during practice caused by her head colliding with someone else’s knee but it isn’t stopping her from working her hardest and most importantly pinning her competition!

Jocee Blakey: Sewing, Running, Chatting!

Submitted by tara.pina on Sun, 01/31/2021 - 23:14
Article written by: Cole Herlevi , student reporter

Jocee is a 9th grader at SJHS who likes to be challenged in her classes. In fact, that's one of her favorite parts about 9th grade.
Jocee’s favorite class happens to be sewing. She likes sewing because she likes to make the projects. But her favorite thing about school is lunch. She likes to chat with her friends and be able to take a break from schoolwork. Jocee likes being in classes where she can be challenged but also have fun.
In her free time, Jocee likes to run, and when she's not doing that she likes to do homework and read.

DyBorrah Johnson: outstanding school citizen

Submitted by tara.pina on Sun, 01/31/2021 - 23:11
Article written by: Gianna Furner , student reporter

Dyborrah Johnson is the “new girl” at SJHS but you would’ve thought that she’s been with us for years; she’s an all-around friend to everyone here at SJHS. Her favorite part of SJHS is getting to know a lot of people and doesn’t remotely dislike anything about our school because she feels that it’s a great school. Her favorite subjects are science and math because “sometimes it’s good to learn something new that can help you out in life.” She does Basketball, Softball, Tennis, Swim, Volleyball, and she Tutors sometimes. She is very sporty as you can tell; but that’s not all there is to her. She went to Westmore Elementary in Orem but she misses all of her old friends. Although she likes 8th grade and thinks it’s fun, she’s still looking forward to 9th grade because it will open up a lot more sports opportunities for her. She loves baking, sports, and being with her family. She wants to be an interior designer to make people's homes theirs and she really likes decorating. Her one wish is, “to be an all-star athlete.” One thing she would go back in time and change is to go back to 2018 and stop her aunt from coming to her house. If she could have a billion dollars or unlimited knowledge she would choose “a billion dollars because I could help my mom out and save some money for my mission and for college.”
Dyborrah Johnson is great to have at SJHS!

Getting to know Aaron Reynolds

Submitted by tara.pina on Sun, 01/31/2021 - 23:07
Article written by: Kiara Elias, student reporter

Do you want to get to know a nice 8th-grade student? Make a new friend? Well, say hello to Aaron Reynolds!
Aaron Reynolds is an 8th grader here at SJHS and he loves math because he said “Math is like puzzles in the right mindset." His favorite part about this school year so far is still being able to come to school, and his least favorite part is the no Quest Time, and we have to wear masks. He isn’t a part of any clubs or sports but he would like to be! When asked if he could change anything about this school year he said he would take away all the masks because he would like to still see everyone's faces. Aaron Reynolds is just an all-around awesome person and you should really get to know him!

Important COVID update for 1/22/21 -- Actualización importante de COVID para 1/22/21

Submitted by tiffanie.miley on Fri, 01/22/2021 - 08:49
Tiffanie Miley, Principal

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Dear SJHS parents and guardians:

Nebo District and the Utah County Board of Health are closely monitoring the confirmed daily COVID-19 case counts at each school in the District. Springville Junior High School has seen an increase in cases in recent days, as has our community. Therefore, we have been notified that implementing “Test to Stay” or “Alternating Day” schedule for Springville Junior High’s At-School Learners is possible in the next few days if the school case counts continue to rise.

At this time, we are not sure we could do “Test to Stay” for junior high students because of a lack of testing materials available from the state. If case counts go higher and Nebo does not receive these tests, we would need to move to an “Alternating Day” schedule.

As a reminder, here is the "Test to Stay" plan if we acquire enough test product.

Test to Stay: When a school reaches the case count threshold of around 15 cases, schools will remain open for At-School Learning provided that at least 70% of the students get a COVID-19 test at the school. The school will set up a testing process during the school day and provide the test (with parent permission) at no-charge to the family.

  • Those who test negative can stay in school.
  • Those who test positive will follow isolation protocols and move to virtual (remote) learning with their current teacher(s). Any close contacts of these positive cases will not need to quarantine if they wore face coverings during the close contact.
  • Those who choose not to be tested at the school will move to virtual (remote) learning for at least two weeks.

If less than 70% of the students choose to be tested, the entire school will be moved to virtual (remote) learning for at least two weeks.

More details about “Test to Stay” and “Alternating Day” schedule can be found at and specific questions can be answered by calling us at the school.

We wanted you to be aware of this possibility and continue to encourage our families to follow COVID-19 safety protocols in their social interactions outside of the school setting. We will email you again to let you know if we need to implement a “Test to Stay” or “Alternating Day” schedule; this email is just intended to provide you information ahead of time.

Take care,
Tiffanie Miley
Springville Junior High School

Stay home when sick or when waiting for COVID-19 test results
Maintain clean spaces
Advocate for distancing when possible
Remember your mask
Train on hygiene and safety

Estimados padres y tutores de SJHS:

Nebo Distrito y la Junta del Condado de Utah of Health está monitoreando de cerca los recuentos diarios confirmados de casos de COVID-19 en cada escuela del Distrito. Springville Junior High School ha visto un aumento en los casos en los últimos días, al igual que nuestra comunidad. Por lo tanto, se nos ha notificado que es posible implementar el programa de "Prueba para quedarse" o "Día alterno" para losde Springville Junior High estudiantes enen los próximos días la escuelasi el número de casos escolares continúa aumentando.

En este momento, no estamos seguros de que podamos hacer "Test to Stay" para los estudiantes de secundaria debido a la falta de materiales de prueba disponibles en el estado. Si el recuento de casos aumenta y Nebo no recibe estas pruebas, tendríamos que cambiar a un programa de "Día alterno".

Como recordatorio, aquí está el plan "Test to Stay" si adquirimos suficiente producto de prueba.

Prueba para quedarse: cuando una escuela alcanza el umbral de recuento de casos de alrededor de 15 casos, las escuelas permanecerán abiertas para el aprendizaje en la escuela siempre que al menos el 70% de los estudiantes obtengan una prueba COVID-19 en la escuela. La escuela establecerá un proceso de prueba durante el día escolar y proporcionará la prueba (con el permiso de los padres) sin cargo para la familia.

  • Aquellos que resulten negativos pueden permanecer en la escuela.
  • Aquellos que den positivo seguirán los protocolos de aislamiento y pasarán al aprendizaje virtual (remoto) con sus maestros actuales. Cualquier contacto cercano de estos casos positivos no necesitará ponerse en cuarentena si usaron cubiertas faciales durante el contacto cercano.
  • Aquellos que opten por no ser evaluados en la escuela pasarán al aprendizaje virtual (remoto) durante al menos dos semanas.

Si menos del 70% de los estudiantes optan por ser evaluados, toda la escuela se trasladará al aprendizaje virtual (remoto) durante al menos dos semanas.

Se pueden encontrar más detalles sobre el horario de “Test to Stay” y “Día alterno” en y se pueden responder preguntas específicas llamándonos a la escuela.

Queremos que esté consciente de esta posibilidad y continúe animando a nuestras familias a seguir los protocolos de seguridad de COVID-19 en sus interacciones sociales fuera del entorno escolar. Le enviaremos un correo electrónico nuevamente para informarle si necesitamos implementar un programa de "Prueba para quedarse" o "Día alterno"; Este correo electrónico solo tiene la intención de proporcionarle información con anticipación.

Tenga cuidado,
Tiffanie Miley
Springville Junior High School

Quédese en casa cuando esté enfermo o cuando la espera de COVID-19 Resultados de la Prueba
Mantener espacios limpios
Undvocate para distanciarse cuando sea posible
Recuerde que su máscara
Tlluvia sobre higiene y seguridad

SJHS info for the week of January 18 -- Información para la semana del 18 de enero

Submitted by tiffanie.miley on Fri, 01/15/2021 - 16:56
Tiffanie Miley, Principal

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Dear SJHS parents and guardians:

Welcome to second semester! Students will start their term 3 classes on Tuesday of this week. Student schedules can be found in the iCampus parent and student portals. Students also looked up their schedules last Thursday at school.

    • Monday, 1/18/21: no school -- Martin Luther King Jr. Day
    • Tuesday, 1/19/21: First day of term 3 (schedule below)
    • Wednesday, 1/20/21: Girls basketball vs. Payson at home / Wrestling at Payson (Athletics schedules and livestream links:
    • Thursday, 1/21/21: Boys basketball vs. Spanish Fork at home / Girls basketball at Spanish Fork

Calling all PTA friends!

Our school is searching for a few great parents to nominate to our Nebo PTA council. The council helps look after PTA programs in our area’s secondary schools. They’re kind of a quality-control group who helps with ideas, information, and keeps the programs sailing smoothly.

If you have any interest, some extra time, and a desire to help kids and schools succeed, then please send us an email— and we’ll fill in some details. or

Thanks so much,
Springville Jr High PTSA

Springville City Youth Council

Applications for the Springville City Youth Council are now open! Ninth graders can apply at This is great opportunity for our ninth graders to to learn about the city and local government as well as serve in the community. Applications are due February 6, 2021.

Have a great week,
Tiffanie Miley
Springville Junior High School

Estimados padres y tutores de SJHS:

¡Bienvenidos al segundo semestre! Los estudiantes comenzarán su trimestre 3 clases el martes de esta semana. Los horarios de los estudiantes se pueden encontrar en los portales para padres y estudiantes de iCampus. Los estudiantes también buscaron sus horarios el jueves pasado en la escuela.

    • Lunes, 18/1/21: No hay clases - Día de Martin Luther King Jr.
    • Martes, 19/1/21: Primer día del tercer trimestre (programa a continuación)
    • Miércoles, 20/1/21: Baloncesto femenino vs.Payson en casa / Lucha libre en Payson (Horarios de atletismo y enlaces de transmisión en vivo:
    • Jueves, 21/1/21: Baloncesto masculino vs. Spanish Fork en casa / Baloncesto femenino en Spanish Fork

    ¡Llamando a todos los amigos de la PTA!

    Nuestra escuela está buscando algunos padres excelentes para nominar a nuestro consejo de la PTA de Nebo. El consejo ayuda a cuidar los programas de la PTA en las escuelas secundarias de nuestras áreas. Son una especie de grupo de control de calidad que ayuda con ideas, información y mantiene los programas funcionando sin problemas.

    Si tiene algún interés, algo de tiempo extra y el deseo de ayudar a los niños y las escuelas a tener éxito, envíenos un correo electrónico y le daremos algunos detalles. o

    Muchas gracias,

    PTSA de Springville Jr High

    Concejo Juvenil de la Ciudad de Springville

    ¡Las solicitudes para el Concejo Juvenil de la Ciudad de Springville ya están abiertas! Los estudiantes de noveno grado pueden postularse en Esta es una gran oportunidad para que nuestros estudiantes de noveno grado aprendan sobre la ciudad y el gobierno local, así como también sirvan en la comunidad. Las solicitudes vencen el 6 de febrero de 2021.

    Tengan un gran semana,
    Tiffanie Miley
    Springville Junior High School

    Seussical Auditions -- Audiciones Musicales

    Submitted by tiffanie.miley on Mon, 01/11/2021 - 16:34
    Samantha Gwilliam, Director


    Auditions are being held this week for the spring musical: Suessical Junior

    • Tuesday, January 12th from 2:30-5:00 pm OR Wednesday, January 13th from 2:30-4:30 pm
    • Auditions held in the Choir Room
    • Callbacks will be held Thursday, January 14th from 3:15-5:30 pm (By Invitation Only)
    • Please see attachement for details.
    • Additional information available in the drama room.

    Esta semana se llevarán a cabo audiciones para el musical de primavera: Suessical Junior

    • Martes 12 de enero de 2: 30-5: 00 pm O miércoles 13 de enero de 2: 30-4: 30 pm
    • Audiciones realizadas en la Sala del Coro
    • Las devoluciones de llamada se llevarán a cabo el jueves 14 de enero de 3: 15-5: 30 pm (solo por invitación)
    • Consulte el adjunto para obtener más detalles.
    • Información adicional disponible en la sala de teatro.


    Info for the Week of 1/11/21 -- Información para la Semana del 1/11/21

    Submitted by tiffanie.miley on Mon, 01/11/2021 - 16:29
    Tiffanie Miley, Principal

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    Dear SJHS parents and guardians:

    This week is the end of term 2. Students will have a four-day weekend due to the end of the term and Martin Luther King Jr. Day next Monday. Here are our upcoming events:

    Monday, January 11:

    Wednesday, January 13:

    • Wrestling @ Spanish Fork

    Thursday, January 14:

    • Last day of term 2
    • Girls basketball @ home vs. Mapleton / Boys basketball @ Mapleton

    Friday, January 15:

    • District Development Day -- Students will not attend school on Friday.

    Monday, January 18:

    • No school -- Martin Luther King Jr. Day

    Have a great week,
    Tiffanie Miley
    Springville Junior High School
    Estimados padres y tutores de SJHS:

    Esta semana es el fin del segundo trimestre. Los estudiantes tendrán un fin de semana de cuatro días debido al final del período y al Día de Martin Luther King Jr. el próximo lunes. Aquí están nuestros próximos eventos:

    Lunes, 11 de enero:

    • Baloncesto de niñas en casa vs. Salem / Baloncesto de niños en Salem (todos los enlaces de transmisión en vivo de atletismo se pueden encontrar en

    Miércoles, 13 de enero:

    • Lucha en Spanish Fork

    Jueves, 14 de enero:

    • Último día del trimestre 2
    • Baloncesto femenino en casa vs. Mapleton / Baloncesto masculino en Mapleton

    Viernes, 15 de enero:

    • Día de desarrollo del distrito - Los estudiantes no asistirán a la escuela el viernes.

    Lunes, 18 de enero:

    • No hay clases - Día de Martin Luther King Jr.

    Que tengas una gran semana,
    Tiffanie Miley
    Springville Junior High School


    Info for the Week of 1/4/21 -- Información para la Semana del 1/4/21

    Submitted by tiffanie.miley on Mon, 01/04/2021 - 12:17
    Tiffanie Miley, Principal

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    Dear SJHS parents and guardians:

    We hope the break has been restful and rejuvenating for you and your families! We are grateful that we have made it through the first half of the year with in-person school and look forward to a fantastic second half of the school year.

    Governor Herbert announced updated COVID-19 guidelines just before the break. One of the most important changes to be aware of is that students will no longer be quarantined from a close contact at school as long as all individuals are correctly wearing masks (nose and mouth covered) and the exposed individual doesn’t have symptoms. Although students who are exposed at school will not need to quarantine, parents should still observe their child carefully for symptoms. The revised Utah COVID-19 School Manual states: “If at any time during the 14 days after their exposure a person develops symptoms of COVID-19, he or she should isolate and get tested right away. If the person does not have symptoms, he or she should wait 7 days after they were exposed to get tested.”

    We will still contact trace and inform you if your child has been exposed to COVID-19 at school, but your student will not need to quarantine from school. (If students have been exposed to COVID-19 outside of school, if a family member is waiting on test results, or if a family member tests positive for COVID-19, students will need to quarantine. School-based exposures while wearing masks are the only circumstance when students wouldn’t need to quarantine.) More information about the new guidelines can be found in the state COVID-19 School Manual Summary.

    With the end of the term quickly approaching, we are finalizing remote enrollments this week. If you would like to switch from at-school to remote learning, or from remote learning to at-school learning for term 3, please complete this survey before tomorrow, January 5. (If you do not want to make any changes, you do not need to complete the survey.)

    Upcoming events:

    • Wednesday, January 6: School Community Council at 3:00 in room S201 / Wrestling @ home vs. Diamond Fork (Livestream links available at
    • Thursday, January 7: Girls basketball @ Diamond Fork / Boys basketball @ home vs. Diamond Fork (Livestream links available at
    • Thursday, January 14: End of Term 2
    • Friday, January 15: No school for students
    • Monday, January 18: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day -- no school

    Have a great week,
    Tiffanie Miley
    Springville Junior High School
    Estimados padres y tutores de SJHS:

    ¡Esperamos que el descanso haya sido reparador y rejuvenecedor para ustedes y sus familias! Estamos agradecidos de haber pasado la primera mitad del año con la escuela en persona y esperamos una fantástica segunda mitad del año escolar.

    El gobernador Herbert anunció las pautas actualizadas de COVID-19 justo antes del receso. Uno de los cambios más importantes a tener en cuenta es que los estudiantes ya no serán puestos en cuarentena por un contacto cercano en la escuela siempre que todas las personas usen correctamente las máscaras (tapadas la nariz y la boca) y la persona expuesta no tenga síntomas. Aunque los estudiantes que están expuestos en la escuela no necesitarán ser puestos en cuarentena, los padres aún deben observar cuidadosamente a su hijo para detectar síntomas. El Manual escolar revisado de COVID-19 de Utah establece: “Si en cualquier momento durante los 14 días posteriores a la exposición una persona desarrolla síntomas de COVID-19, debe aislarse y hacerse la prueba de inmediato. Si la persona no tiene síntomas, debe esperar 7 días después de haber estado expuesta para hacerse la prueba ".

    Seguiremos contactando para informarles si su hijo ha estado expuesto al COVID-19 en la escuela, pero no será necesario que su hijo esté en la cuarentena de la escuela. (Si los estudiantes han estado expuestos a COVID-19 fuera de la escuela, si un miembro de la familia está esperando los resultados de la prueba o si un miembro de la familia da positivo por COVID-19, los estudiantes deberán ponerse en cuarentena. Las exposiciones en la escuela mientras usan máscaras son la única circunstancia en la que los estudiantes no necesitarían ponerse en cuarentena). Puede encontrar más información sobre las nuevas pautas del estado aquí Resumen del Manual Escolar COVID-19.

    Con el final del trimestre acercándose rápidamente, estamos finalizando las inscripciones remotas esta semana. Si desea cambiar del aprendizaje en la escuela al aprendizaje remoto, o del aprendizaje remoto al aprendizaje en la escuela para el tercer trimestre, complete esta encuesta antes de mañana, 5 de enero (si no desea realizar ningún cambio, no es necesario completar la encuesta.)

    Próximos eventos:

    • Miércoles, 6 de enero: Consejo Comunitario Escolar a las 3:00 en el salón S201 / Wrestling @ home vs. Diamond Fork (enlaces de transmisión en vivo disponibles en
    • Jueves, 7 de enero: Baloncesto de niñas en Diamond Fork / Baloncesto de niños en casa contra Diamond Fork (enlaces de transmisión en vivo disponibles en
    • Jueves, 14 de enero: Fin del segundo trimestre
    • Viernes, 15 de enero: No hay clases para los estudiantes
    • Lunes, 18 de enero: Día de Martin Luther King, Jr. - No hay clases

    Que tengan una gran semana,
    Tiffanie Miley
    Springville Junior High School

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