Friday, October 13, 2017

Weekly News and Notes

Some updates from UHS this week:

Endicott Survey
If you have not already done so, please take our reaccreditation survey! We need to get to about 50% of our parents having taken this survey. To do so, Please go to the website:   www.endicottresearchcenter.net

Enter the following survey code: P2071892 and click GO.  The survey only takes a few minutes to complete!

Athletic Photos Available

Our School Photographer, David Silverman Photography, has a portfolio online from our athletic events this year, with action shots and individual poses available for purchase. Click on this link to be redirected to the site!

Senior Play!
Click here to see information about our Senior Play, which will take the stage on November 2. It promises to be a fun night of play from our senior players in the drama company, so we hope they play to a packed house!

If you have not already registered for Parent-Teacher conferences, make sure you do so via uxyhs.schoolappointments.com! We also have the option of callbacks if there is not an available time.

As always, thank you for the support!


Friday, October 6, 2017

Parent-Teacher Conferences

We are excited to have Parent-Teacher conferences coming up on October 19. The portal for registering for appointments will open on October 12 at 12:00 p.m., and it will close at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 19.
If you wish to schedule an appointment with a teacher but there is no time, or you are unable to make it on the 19th, please select the "call back" option. We will attempt to make sure that all call-backs take place within a couple of weeks.
Even if you set up an account last year, you will have to set up a new account this year, unfortunately. It is easier to have everyone reset than to field calls for password resets, and we find that many of our users change from year to year. Sorry for any inconvenience.

School Appointments - Parent Instructions

1.     Go to our school appointments web site:  http://uxyhs.schoolappointments.com/
2.     Register for an account by clicking the "REGISTER" menu tab and filling in the on-line form.  Choose a user id and password for yourself and then click the "Register Now" button.
3.     Add your children into the system by clicking the "Add a Student" button.  Click "Insert New" button to add more children.
4.    Click the "date" icon beside each child's name to schedule appointments.  Select the staff you wish to book appointments with and the "View Calendars" button.  Use the "Ctrl" or "Command" key to select multiple staff to view at the same time.
5.     Click on available time slots to book your appointments and then click the "Book Appointments" button to save your bookings.

Weekly News and Notes

Just a few items from UHS in advance of the long weekend!

PSAT Next Wednesday
Our 10th and 11th graders will take the PSAT/NMSQT® at school on October 11. This test is a chance to become a National Merit® Scholar, and it also offers these benefits:
1. Connect to scholarships. When students take the PSAT/NMSQT, they have an opportunity to enter the National Merit Scholarship Program, an academic competition for recognition and scholarships. The test also connects them to $160 million in scholarships from one of the largest scholarship pools in the country. Students should check “Yes” to Student Search Service® on the day of the test so that scholarship partners can find them.
2. Free, personalized SAT practice. The PSAT/NMSQT is great preparation for the SAT®. Your teen's score even unlocks a personalized SAT study plan on Khan Academy®. It’s completely free. Students simply go to satpractice.org, create an account, and link their College Board and Khan Academy accounts to get a study plan based on their test results.
3. AP course recommendations. Student score reports will suggest AP® courses that are a great match for them. AP can give your teen an edge in the admission process and allows them to earn college credit while in high school, which could save time and money in college. 
There is a presentation from the College Board on the value of the PSAT linked here.

Senior Play November 2
See here for a flyer on the Senior Play, being held on November 2.

NEASC Survey
Please help us with the Endicott Survey, which should take about 5 minutes to complete. It will help us validate our Core Values, our Expectations for Student Learning, and the effort we have made to enhance education at UHS over the past couple of years.
Please go to the website www.endicottresearchcenter.net. On that page, you will see a link that says "Here to take a survey?" Enter the following survey code: P2071892 and click GO.  Again, it will only take a few minutes!

Finally, next week we will be sending instructions on how to register for parent-conferences, which are scheduled to be held on Thursday, October 19. We use an online system for registering for appointments, but if appointment times are not available, staff members will arrange to call or meet outside of the Conference date. Be on the lookout for that message!
Have a great weekend!
Michael Rubin, Principal

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Non-emergency Lockdown at UHS

We just concluded a non-emergency lockdown at Uxbridge High School, ending at about 9:55 a.m. We called the lockdown in order to provide some confidentiality for an individual who needed to be transported via ambulance due to a medical emergency. Whether making the decision to transport via ambulance for a teacher, student, staff member, or parent, we take the responsibility of maintaining confidentiality extremely seriously, so clearing hallways and eliminating witnesses protects everyone involved.

As we expected, our students were incredibly compliant and respectful of direction, as the lockdown occurred during our flex block, when many students were not in class. Once again, we had an opportunity to see how our community models so many of our core values!

We reiterate that there was no threat of any kind, which can sometimes be misconstrued when people hear the word "lockdown." Thank you, and enjoy the rest of the day. 



Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Fall Athletics Highlights

Check out these highlights of some of our fall sports' first month of action, featuring the hard work of producer and commentator Joe DuBois!


Friday, September 29, 2017