Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Mr. Conley's 12/13/2016 message

Good afternoon parents,

With Winter Break only a few short days away, a buzzing excitement fills the air throughout  the hallways of Unionville High School. While last minute shopping trips and endless present wrapping will consume our time over the next few days,  I wanted to pause and take this opportunity to offer my personal wishes of Seasons Greetings and hopes that you and your family have a happy and healthy New Year! In whatever way that your family celebrates this time away from school, I hope that it provides all members of the UHS family with countless opportunities for memory making that are filled with laughter and fun.  *Please remember that our Winter Break is from December 23 to Jan 1. All students will return to class on January 2, 2017.

Today’s E-news will update you on some events that are happening at UHS this month leading up to Mid-Term Examinations. 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 UHS website, or reading this monthly E-News. Our goal is to provide parents with multiple means of communication about life at UHS.

Listen to the “Sounds of the Season”: 12/13 and 12/20
Join us this evening (12/13), and next Tuesday evening (12/20) at 7:00 pm to hear our Unionville High School music students perform selections of holiday music. Our Instrumental musicians will be performing this evening (12/13), and the Vocal musicians will be performing next Tuesday (12/20). Please join us for two evenings of beautiful seasonal music.

UHS Holiday Spirit Week is Back!
The Unionville High School Holiday Spirit Week is back next week (12/19-12/22)! Below are the days next week when we will be “Catching the Holiday Spirit”:
Monday (12/19)    “Rollout of Bed PJ Day” (All UHS dress code rules apply!)
Tuesday (12/20)    “Holiday Hat Day”
Wednesday (12/21)     Snow Day (Dress in winter weather gear...no snowball fights, please)
Thursday (12/22)    Ugly Holiday Sweater Day

The UHS On-Line School Store is Open for Business
Looking for last minute holiday items for family or friends? Check out the new the UHS on-line School Store (https://squareup.com/store/unionville-high-school/)  to get some of our new UHS Spirit Wear. Sweatshirts, T-shirts, car magnets, etc. all available for your purchase.  All on-line orders will be mailed home or can be picked up in the UHS School store. Start the new year by “Catching the Spirit”... Go U!

UHS Attendance Reminders
As a reminder, next week at UHS we are on a full-day schedule from Monday to Thursday.  If your student will be absent or leaving early on any of these days, normal attendance procedures apply. Please be sure to review the “Early Dismissal Guidelines,” the “Absence Guidelines,” and the “Extended Absence Guidelines” in the UHS Student Handbook which can be accessed from the UHS website.

Reminder of Early Dismissal Procedures for Students
If an early dismissal is needed (for a doctor’s appointment, etc.), students must bring in a parent note to the Main Office at the start of that day.  *Please remember that we will not phone into a classroom and disturb instruction for an early dismissal.

UHS Mid-Term Exam Schedule: Jan. 19, Jan. 20, Jan. 23, and Jan. 24
Weather permitting, will be have two full-days of school on Thursday, January 19 and Friday, January 20, and two half-days of school on Monday, January 23  and Tuesday, January 24.

During the January 23 and January 24 examination days, students will be released from UHS at 10:45am. Parents may elect to pick up their student(s) or their student(s) may remain in a study hall until 2:18 pm if we receive a parental note indicating the student is staying in the study hall. Busses will run at 2:18 pm; no lunches will be served on those days.

Thank you, have a wonderful month, and Happy Holidays!

,Jimmy Conley, UHS Principal