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