801-395-5650 | 3300 N 975 W Pleasant View, UT 84414

*Emphasis added

October 16, 2020

Dear Parent/Guardian

On August 31, USDA released to the media an extension of free meals to all kids. (https://www.usda.gov/media/press-releases/2020/08/31/usda-extends-free-meals-kids-through-december-31-2020) The meals will be provided through the summer meals program (SSO). This is a little different than National School Lunch Program (NSLP). Meals need to have components that are required by Federal Guidelines to be reimbursed.

October 9, 2020 USDA announced they were extending this waiver through the end of the 2020-2021 school year. This waiver is expected to support access to nutritious meals while minimizing potential exposure to COVID-19.

Weber School District CNP is participating in this waiver through an “Open Restricted” site waiver. Which means every school will be serving free meals to enrolled students only, for safety and control. This will be available through the end of this school year.

The reimbursement from the waiver is for a full meal at the school. If a student brings a lunch from home the milk will be considered “Ala Carte” and we will need to collect .50 Cents. We are encouraging a student that brings a meal from home (if they would like to buy a milk) to select a milk, juice, and a roll so it could be considered a reimbursable meal. Then the milk can be taken as a free meal.

If a student wants to purchase a second meal, that meal will be charged $3.50, the price of a non-reimbursable meal.

Thank you,

The Child Nutrition Department


955 West 12th Street - Ogden UT 84404
Office: 801-476-7838 - Fax: 801-476-7952
Kayleen Anderson, Supervisor - Nicole Lewis Accounts Payable Clerk
Nancy Brown, Coordinator - Genina Walton, Coordinator

 

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English. To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by: (1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 1400 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; (2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or (3) email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 Monday

Oct 26

Be Drug Free

Take the pledge WEAR Red

Tuesday

Oct 27

Be brave, be a hero

Wear Superhero shirt or socks

Wednesday

Oct 28

 Be happy it's spirit & wacky Wednesday

Crazy hair, crazy socks, & spirit gear

Thursday

Oct 29

Say Boo to drugs

Wear Halloween costumes or Halloween colors

(Orange, Black, Green, or Purple)

Notes:

Clothing and accessories should be school appropriate.

Appropriate masks for the mitigation of COVID-19 must be worn.

 

March 19, 2020

Dear Parents and Students of Orchard Springs,

I just wanted to reach out to you, and let you know that I am thinking of you. We are experiencing changes to our normal routine daily. During this time of uncertainty, it is important to remember that there are still things that we can do to help us feel better, and lift our spirits.

Our physical and mental health can be supported by doing simple things every day.

I know that you have heard over and over again that there are things you should be doing to protect yourselves from this virus, but it doesn’t hurt to be reminded. These include:

How to protect your family

There is currently no vaccine to prevent COVID-19, but there are a few things you can do to keep your family healthy:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use hand sanitizer. Look for one that is 60% or higher alcohol-based.
  • Reduce close contact with others by practicing “social distancing." This means staying home as much as possible and avoiding public places where close contact with others is likely. You should allow 6 feet between you and others who are not members of your family when you are out in public. Social distancing protects those around us, as well as ourselves, and helps to reduce the number of infections in our community.
  • Keep your kids away from others who are sick or keep them home if they are ill.
  • Teach kids to cough and sneeze into a tissue (make sure to throw it away after each use!) or to cough and sneeze into their arm or elbow, not their hands.
  • Clean and disinfect your home as usual using regular household cleaning sprays or wipes.
  • Wash stuffed animals or other plush toys, following manufacturer's instructions, in the warmest water possible and dry them completely.
  • Avoid touching your face; teach your children to do the same.
  • Follow local and state guidance on travel restrictions.

There are also things to do to help your body stay healthy during this time. This includes planning nutritious meals, and being physically active. Your family can work together to plan nutritious meals that will ensure that your body is getting the nutrients it needs. You should eat a variety of foods from the five major food groups. Each food group supplies important nutrients, including vitamins and minerals.

These five groups and typical minimum servings are:

  • Vegetables: 3-5 servings per day. A serving may consist of 1 cup of raw leafy vegetables, 3/4 cup of vegetable juice, or 1/2 cup of other vegetables, chopped raw or cooked.
  • Fruits: 2-4 servings per day. A serving may consist of 1/2 cup of sliced fruit, 3/4 cup of fruit juice, or a medium-size whole fruit, like an apple, banana, or pear.
  • Bread, cereal, or pasta: 6-11 servings per day. Each serving should equal 1 slice of bread, 1/2 cup of rice or pasta, or 1 ounce of cereal.
  • Protein foods: 2-3 servings of 2-3 ounces of cooked lean meat, poultry, or fish per day. A serving in this group may also consist of 1/2 cup of cooked dry beans, one egg, or 2 tablespoons of peanut butter for each ounce of lean meat.
  • Dairy products: 2-3 servings per day of 1 cup of low-fat milk or yogurt, or 1 1/2 ounces of natural cheese.

Since your child is home more than usual, their normal sense of routine has been disrupted. Here are four ways to keep your kids happy if they are home for long periods

  1. Create a routine Plan a rough daily routine with times for different activities: school work, exercise, chores, creativity or free play, and time on devices.
  1. Help them get exercise. Many sporting activities have been cancelled, but exercise is still critical for our children’s physical and mental health. Think creatively about activities that children and teenagers can do when confined to This could include a mini bootcamp in the backyard, an obstacle course through the house, physically active video games, or kid-friendly exercise options on YouTube. Being physically active releases chemicals in our brain that help us feel happy, and promotes a feeling of well being
  1. Help your teenagers remain social, through social media, to bond with friends and peers. However, the quality of support they find there may be poor. Encourage them to remember to verify information they find on reputable sites like gov. Our elementary age children will miss the company of their friends during an extended period of isolation. Supervised Facetime, writing letters or drawing cards, and sending them digitally can also be a way to remain connected to friends.
  1. Learn new There are endless opportunities to learn new skills together through online platforms such as YouTube.

Please feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions or concerns. I am available by email at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

For more information go to

https://www.healthychildren.org/

http://theconversation.com/kids-at-home-because-of-coronavirus-here-are-4-ways-to-keep-them- happy-without-resorting-to-netflix-133772

https://coronavirus.utah.gov/protect-yourself/

Stay safe, and put into practice the things you can do to remain healthy during these ever changing times.

 

Debra Mines, MSN, RN
School Nurse
Orchard Springs Elementary

Monday

Theme: "Hope"

Students will receive a Hope bracelet and watch video messages from the High School & Junior High School Hope Squads.

Tuesday

Theme: "Hope in Me"

There is power in "I am" statments.  Students will draw/write positive things that describe themseleves on their "I am" papers.  They will take the papers home and share them with their families.

Wednesday

Theme: "Hope in Orchard Springs"

This year's theme at Orchard Springs is, "Team: Together Everyone Achieves More."  Our students will be teaming up to make our Hope tree.  Each student and faculty member will write their name on a leaf.  The Hope Squad will be taping the leaves onto our tree.

Thursday

Theme: "Hope in the Community"

We live in a great community, where service abounds.  Students will be making thank you cards to the fire department, police department, veterans, and the city office.

Friday

Theme: "Hope in the Future"

Our students' futures are bright!  Students will write or draw a goal that they have for 10 years in the future.  They will take the papers home to share with their family.

 
 
 

Dear Parents,

In an effort to support families during the “soft closure” of schools, Weber School District will be providing "Grab and Go Meals" for breakfast and lunch at federally approved schools.  All Weber School District students 18 years of age and under are eligible to pick up a free meal at the following schools:

Lakeview Elementary
North Park Elementary
Washington Terrace Elementary
Valley View Elementary
Riverdale Elementary

Muncipal Elementary
Roosevelt Elementary
Burch Creek Elementary
Green Acres Elementary
Roy Elementary

In order to serve “Grab and Go” meals to even more families throughout the district, 10 additional satellite sites have been identified. Students 18 years of age and under can pick up breakfast and lunch at these sites free of charge.

Fremont High
Snow Crest Jr.
Wahlquist Jr.
West Weber Elementary
Uintah Elementary

Weber High
Rocky Mountain Jr.
Kanesville Elementary
Hooper Elementary
Majestic Elementary

Serving Times:

Beginning Wednesday, March 18 - Breakfast 9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. - Lunch 10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Because our breakfast and lunch serving times run back to back, a student could pick up both breakfast and lunch at the same time.

 
 
 
 


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