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