Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Mr. Conley's 9/5/2017 Message

Good afternoon parents,

Happy New Year and welcome to the 2017-18 School Year! Last week was a fantastic first week of school with the building once again abuzz with the sounds of students and staff working together. This year, our school theme will be examining “The UHS Mindset,” and the impact that kindness should play in all interactions both in school, and in our community. Our UHS family realizes that your children are more than statistical data points, but kind, hard-working, and dedicated young people.

Please be sure to keep up to date on all high school events by following me on Instagram: mr_conley_uhs on Twitter: @MrConleyUHS (#CatchTheSpirit & #UHSMindset), “Liking” The Unionville High School FaceBook page, accessing our website, or reading this monthly E-News. Our goal is to provide parents with multiple means of communication about life at UHS.

Hardin-Jefferson ISD: Our Partner School District in Texas

As we focus our school year on kindness, Unionville High School has partnered with the Hardin-Jefferson School District in Sour Lake, Texas. The Sour Lake Community was hit extremely hard by Hurricane Harvey. We will have a series of fundraising opportunities for our community, throughout the school year, in order to provide our extended family in Sour Lake with whatever support that they will need. The upcoming months will be difficult for the Sour Lake community, but I know that the kindness and generosity of our UCFSD families will be felt by the Hardin-Jefferson families.
Our UHS family is thrilled to kick-off our fundraising efforts this Friday (9/8), as our football team hosts Avon Grove High School at 7:00 pm. We are excited that Avon Grove will also be joining us in our fundraising efforts this Friday. The Hemmert family (our connection with the Hardin-Jefferson ISD) were long-time Avon Grove residents .
At this time, we are accepting  checks made payable to “UCFSD”, memo line Hardin-Jefferson Independent SD, cash donations, and/or gift cards from the following outlets: Lowe's, Home Depot, Target, Wal-Mart, Bed Bath and Beyond, Ace Hardware, JC Penney, or Amazon. We will have a collection table setup near the the ticket booth on Friday evening, so please be sure to stop by! Thank you for your kindness and generosity, and we hope you are able to join us for Friday evening's wonderful event!

Hardin-Jefferson/UHS Volunteer Organizational Meeting: September 20

How can you help in our efforts to support our extended family in Sour Lake, TX? On the evening of  September 20th from 6:00-7:00 pm, we will hold an organizational meeting to discuss fundraising ideas/plans for the current school year. If you would like to attend or just learn more about our efforts for the Hardin-Jefferson SD, please plan to meet in the UHS LGI.

Back-to-School Night: September 14

Our annual Back-to-School Night will be held on September 14 at 7:00. Back-to-School Night is a wonderful opportunity to connect families with our staff, and to learn about all of the events taking place in the classroom. We hope that you able to attend this informative evening.

The Unionville High School Student Disciplinary Policy and Student/Parent Handbook

The Unionville High School Student Disciplinary Policy and Student/Parent Handbook are available on-line via the UHS website.  The Handbook includes important information for both students and parents about the policies and procedures in effect at the high school.  Please take time to review the contents of these publications with your student(s), especially the sections dealing with Bullying, Academic Honesty, and the Dress Code Policy.

Absence from School

If your child is absent from school, please be sure to call the UHS Main Office to inform us of the absence. *Within THREE days of your child returning to school, we must receive a signed note or parent email to excuse the absence.  If a note or email is not received within three days, your child’s absence will be unexcused.
Early Dismissals for Students

A student who needs an early dismissal on a particular day (for a doctor’s appointment, etc.) must bring a note to the Main Office at the start of the day for which the early dismissal is needed.  *Please remember that we will not phone into a classroom and disturb instruction for an early dismissal. Students may check emails on a cell phone during passing times but may not use a cell phone during the school day to make phone calls.  If he/she needs to make an emergency call, any student may come to the Main Office to access a phone.
September 20: Picture Day

Picture Day will be held next Wednesday, September 20 in the UHS Library. Your child was given the picture form in his/her homeroom yesterday morning. If you are ordering pictures, please put the payment in the photo envelope and have your child return the envelope on picture day.

Class Dues
Please remember that class dues, which are used to pay for the Senior Dinner Dance and cap & gowns, may be paid in the High School Main Office.  The class dues are:  9th - $30; 10th - $25; 11th - $20; 12th - $15.  

Thank you, and have a wonderful month!


Jimmy Conley
UHS Principal

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Graduation Information

Tuesday, June 6, 2017
All graduating Seniors must arrive by 8:30 am to the UHS Cafeteria for graduation breakfast and rehearsal.  Attendance for graduation rehearsal is mandatory for all Seniors participating in graduation.  Students who still have outstanding fees and obligations on their accounts must be settled at this time. 

Wednesday, June 7, 2017
All graduates must arrive to UHS by 8:30 am and report to the UHS Cafeteria.  Students will take school buses to the Bob Carpenter Center in Newark, Delaware.   Graduates should come dressed appropriately for graduation:  no shorts, no sneakers, no tank tops.  Graduates will ride home with family and friends, as there will be no return busing to the high school.  Please be advised that once Seniors leave the arena, they may not return.  Family and friends are not allowed on the arena floor at the conclusion of the ceremony.

Congratulations class of 2017!

Friday, June 2, 2017

Mr. Conley's 6/2/2017 Message

Good morning parents,

June is a month that is filled with mixed emotions in every high school throughout the country; Unionville High School is no different.  This morning at SHOC day, I had the pleasure of welcoming our 8th graders as our newest members of the Unionville High School family. In a matter of weeks, they will soon to be called, and will forever be known as, “The Unionville High School Class of 2021.” Coincidentally, in just a few short days, I will bid our members of the Class of 2017 a fond farewell. In both cases each group is filled with nervous excitement about the path that lays before them, and the promise of a new beginning. We wish our newly minted high schoolers, our new Class of 2021 and our graduating Class of 2017, best wishes on the voyages ahead.

Today’s E-news will update you on some events that are happening at UHS this month. Please be sure to keep up to date on all high school events by following me on Instagram: mr_conley_uhs on Twitter: @MrConleyUHS (#CatchTheSpirit & #UAreWorldClass), “Liking” The Unionville High School FaceBook page, accessing our website, or reading this monthly E-News. Our goal is to provide parents with multiple means of communication about life at UHS.

Commencement 2017

Commencement is a special time for us at Unionville High School. Commencement 2017 will be held next Wednesday, June 7 at the Bob Carpenter Center at the University of Delaware. Just a reminder that there will be NO SCHOOL on Wednesday, June 7  for students in grades 9-11.

Underclassmen Final Examinations: Friday, June 9 - Wednesday, June 14  

Underclassmen Final Examinations will be held from Friday, June 9 through Wednesday, June 14.  In addition, each examination day can be a partial school day, with dismissal on Days 1, 2, and 3 at 10:40 a.m. if parents elect to pick up their student(s).  District Transportation is running at it 2:18 p.m. and students may stay in a study hall after their exams; no lunches will be served.

Exams will be given based upon the following schedule.  Students will be responsible for a maximum of two regularly scheduled exams on any one day.  The first examination time slot will run from 7:45 to 9:05 and the second examination time slot will run from 9:15 to 10:35. There will be no homerooms, students report to their exam.

Date                  Day                          Exam(s)
June 9              Friday                      Periods 1 &2
June 12            Monday                   Periods 3 & 4/5/6
June 13            Tuesday                   Periods 6/7/8 & 9
June 14            Wednesday             Period 10

June 9, 12, and 13 students may leave after their exams if they have transportation.  Students that remain in the building must bring a note from a parent saying they will be staying.  Lunch will not be provided by the cafeteria. They will be in a supervised study hall for the remainder of the day. The dismissal time will be at 2:18 with buses running at this time.

On June 14, school dismissal will be at 10:35 and the district buses will run at 11:00.  Students who wish to leave at the conclusion of the first examination period should follow the same early dismissal procedure listed for June 9, 12 & 13. 

Students who are absent from any exams on June 9-14 may schedule a make-up exam with individual teachers, with permission from their Assistant Principal.  Exams may not be taken in advance of the normal testing time. Additional make up exams may be taken from 8:00 to 11:00 am on June 9 & 14 in the testing room. 

On Day 4, students may be dismissed at 9:05 a.m. or utilize District Transportation (running at 10:50 a.m.).

N.B. Students only need to come to school if they have a Final Examination to complete. No student may take a final examination if s/he does not return the proper textbooks/fulfill the appropriate obligations for each class. Please ask your child to speak to his/her teacher about this process.

Final Grades for the 2016-17 School Year

Final grades for the 2016-17 school year will be made available in PowerSchool the afternoon of Tuesday, June 20. All report cards will be mailed on Thursday, June 22.

June 14-July 10, 2017:  Course Level Change Request and Grade Prerequisite Waiver Submission Period

Course requests are tentative. All students are required to check final grades and course prerequisites for their current course requests. Students MUST meet the prerequisites at the end of this school year in order to be eligible for certain courses next year.
Students who do not meet the prerequisites at the end of the year will be placed into the recommended level per course prerequisites. Students who elect to request a course for which they do not meet the prerequisite, must submit a Grade Prerequisite Waiver Agreement through the link on the UHS website by July 10th, 2017. See the UHS Course Selection Guide for more details regarding the waiver process and conditions.

Have a wonderful and restful summer! We look forward to seeing everyone on Monday, August 28, 2017!


Jimmy Conley
UHS Principal