Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Bus Passes

Bus passes will be available for pickup at UHS beginning on Monday, August 21 at 8:00 a.m. Any student who is eligible for transportation, registered for transportation, and paid the fee (when applicable) will be able to pick up the pass in the UHS office August 21-25, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.
Please be aware that students without a pass will not be permitted to ride the bus to or from school.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Lunch Prices

Lunch prices are going up slightly in the School District for the 2017-18 school year:

Middle / High School = $3.25
Elementary = $3.00
Milk = $.60
Breakfast - $1.50
Adult Lunch = $3.75

Also, there will be instructions and applications for free and reduced lunch being sent home with all students on the first day of school. Feel free to reach out with any questions.

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Senior/Senior Parent Letter

Our guidance department has shared a letter for parents/guardians and students in the Class of 2018, as we set the stage for an exciting start to the school year.
The letter is linked here.

August/Summer Newsletter

Summer Newsletter can be viewed below!

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Freshman Orientation Information

July 2017

Good morning,

We are excited to provide our incoming grade 9 students with information regarding the start of the school year, new student orientation, and other relevant steps that will take place in the next month. We know that summer often provides an opportunity for students to unplug from school, so we are hopeful that this message will “prime the pump” with respect to the start of the school year.

Grade 9 Orientation will take place on August 17, 2017, beginning at 8:00 a.m. at Uxbridge High School. All incoming grade 9 students, along with their parents and guardians, are invited to attend. Students and parents/guardians will meet in the auditorium with students from 8-8:30; students will then meet with Peer Mentors, while parents will have a brief meeting with counselors and school administration from 8:30-9:00. Lunch will be provided for the students, and the day will conclude by 2:00, at which time families can pick up students.
At Orientation, students will receive their iPads. All students must register for iPads ahead of time, while the purchase of insurance through the district is optional. Both processes are done electronically, by following this link or by pasting this link into your browser: http://www.familyid.com/uxbridge-public-schools/uhs-grade-9-ipad-registration-2017
If any grade 9 parent is unable to attend on August 17, there will be additional iPad consignment/distribution days held the following week. We will be sending those dates and times out once we have them confirmed with our technology staff.
Copies of the iPad agreement and insurance forms are linked below; students and families sign for these as part of the UHS iPad registration online.

Due to a change in school committee residence policy, all students entering grade 9 are required to submit residency forms. For students entering UHS from McCloskey Middle School, please submit Form E of the residency policy; some families may also need to submit form F. We will have hard copies of Form E on hand at orientation on the 17th. Please feel free to hand those in upon arrival for orientation.

For athletic registration, our athletic registration takes place online. To register, follow this link (https://www.familyid.com/organizations/uxbridge-public-schools) to be brought to FamilyID, the same site used for iPad registration. We need all athletic registrations completed by August 14, so that we can make determinations about fall sports and scheduling.
Families that do not have internet access at home or who need assistance may come to UHS for assistance. Please call ahead, and we will have someone here to assist you.

If you have any questions or concerns, do not hesitate to reach out. We look forward to seeing many of you on August 18, and enjoy the rest of the summer!


Michael Rubin, Principal Michael DiMeglio, Assistant Principal

Monday, June 19, 2017

Final Report Cards and Summer Hours

Good morning,

This morning was the final day of school for the 2016-17 school year! We appreciate all that everyone did to help make this year a success at Uxbridge High School, including all of our parents, students, and staff. In general, we can chalk this year up to a number of successes, and, as we reflect this summer on the year gone by, we will certainly be ready to go come August for another great year.

  1. Final report cards will be posted this week, and a hard copy will be mailed home. Be advised that some students have some outstanding obligations, including money owed the cafeteria, books, or calculators. If those obligations are not resolved, we do not provide a student with his/her cap and gown or allow participation in graduation - and we do track these things from year to year!
  2. Also, the high school office is open from 7-3 until June 30. The office will be closed on June 30 and July 3, and then the regular hours for the building are 7-2 during the summer. The building will be closed completely during the week of July 24, and access may be limited.
  3. Guidance counselors will be reaching out to families and students who may need credits during summer school; we have several options, the best of which is frequently the online summer school, since it does not inhibit a student's ability to work a summer job or impede family travel plans. If a student has failed a class with a grade above 40, s/he may be eligible.
  4. Summer reading information has been posted to the website and is also linked here. Also, students enrolled in Advanced Placement classes can access summer work here.
  5. Student schedules are very close to complete, and we hope to have them released officially in early August. If something has changed because of course performance in the fourth quarter, please reach out to the school counselor, either Mr. Barry or Ms. Hampton.
  6. Athletic registration for 2017-18 will open on July 3 via FamilyID. The portal will close in early August, after which we will make determinations on programs that can and cannot be sufficiently run based on student numbers. Updated athletic physical examination reports can be uploaded into the student's profile on FamilyID, emailed to Ms. Schiller, our school nurse, or brought to the high school office. Please note that hard copy physical examinations may take longer to be processed, and the uploaded method is preferred.

Finally, we wish well both Ms. Amanda DeStafeno and Mr. Peter Hennessy. Ms. DeStafeno will be moving into the adjustment counselor position at the Whitin Elementary School for 2017-18, and Mr. Hennessy retires from teaching after more than 35 years in the business, the last 17 at UHS. Both will be missed, and we wish them well on their next adventures!

From all of us at UHS, best wishes for a happy, safe, and enjoyable summer.

Most sincerely,

Michael Rubin, Principal
Michael DiMeglio, Assistant Principal

Friday, June 16, 2017

Educator of the Year

Watch below the footage of our presentation of the Educator of the Year award to Ms. Kathleen Penza, our wonderfully talented music educator and co-drama advisor!