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