From the Principal's Office....
I would like to acknowledge the passing of one of our students, Maryann Dyer. This has been a difficult time for our students, staff and families and we expect that the road to healing may be a difficult one for some. Our students thrive on routine and structure within their day, which research supports. However, I want to ensure you that we will continue to provide support to students through our school counseling programs as needed.
Please be reminded that Open House is scheduled for Thursday, 9/19 at 6:30 pm. The Open House form for you to fill in your son or daughter’s schedule is attached. It is also posted on the UPHS website. If you need a hard copy, please contact Mrs. Martin in the main office for assistance. Please be in your son or daughter’s 1st period class by 6:30 pm for a special UPTV video.
Again this year, UPSD will conduct several 3-hour early dismissal days throughout the school year. The 3-hour early dismissal schedule allows for staff professional development. The first 3-hour dismissal will be Friday, September 27. High School dismissal time is 11:35 AM. We will not be serving lunch. To ensure that our Western Montgomery Career and Technical Center (WMCTC) students will participate in their shop and UPHS academic classes, we will identify an AM and PM rotation for those who attend WMCTC.
On September 27, students who normally attend WMCTC in the PM will depart from UPHS at 7:30 and return to UPHS at 11:30. Students who normally attend WMCTC in the AM will attend their UPHS classes and Study Hall. Study Hall will be located in the audion.
For the next 3-hour early dismissal on October 25, “AM” students will attend WMCTC and “PM” students will attend their UPHS classes only. We will continue to alternate who attends for the remaining 3-hour early dismissals.
Lastly, WMCTC administration is giving students who normally attend WMCTC in the PM permission to drive on the 3-hour early dismissal dates to maximize shop hours. With signed permission slips, “PM” students will be granted permission to stay until normal dismissal time, 2:00.
Rob Carpenter, Ed.D.