Friday, May 19, 2017

Police Presence at UHS

Good afternoon,

Earlier this afternoon, parents arriving after school, or students on campus after school, would have noticed the presence of the Uxbridge Police on campus. In keeping with our procedures, we notified Uxbridge Police Department upon the report of suspicious persons in the parking lot after school hours, as well as a vehicle that was unknown to our students or staff. In following with safety procedures, we asked Uxbridge Police to investigate, as we considered that the persons in that vehicle may have had a conflict out-of-school with one or more of our students.

The vehicle left before the arrival of the police, but we were able to work with Uxbridge Police to identify the persons and the vehicle itself, and, not knowing if there were an imminent threat to anyone, we felt it best to involve our police partners and not handle this internally, particularly where we believed the persons to not be UHS students. We appreciate the vigilance of our staff, students, and families for reporting suspicious activity, and we also are grateful for our relationship with the Uxbridge Police, who responded immediately, professionally, and efficiently in addressing a potential concern.

While we do not believe that the campus as a whole and students at large were ever in any danger or harm’s way, please know that we will always take steps to ensure the safety and security of our entire community. When the situation calls for it, the police are notified, as it is better to act on the side of caution in these challenging and uncertain times.

Thank you for the support.

Michael D. Rubin, Principal

Friday, May 12, 2017

Weekly News and Notes

Good afternoon,

We have a few updates from UHS this week.

SENIOR WEAR- CLASS OF 2018

Senior Wear 2018 order forms were given to Juniors today.  Additional order forms are available in the Main Office and Guidance Office.  Order forms are due back to Mrs. Wise or Mrs. Robertson by Friday, May 19th.

SENIOR EXAM SCHEDULE

The schedule for senior class exams (for the Class of 2017) can be found here. Seniors are obliged to be on campus only during those classes for which they have an examination.

UNDERCLASS EXAMS

We know that the underclassmen are looking for their exam schedule as well. Right now, it looks like final exams will be following this schedule:
2016-17 Semester 2
Final Exam Schedule
Tuesday, June 13, 2017
7:30 - 8:50am (80) G Block Exam
8:50 - 9:03am Break
9:05 - 10:25am (80) F block Exam
10:30 dismissal -- students stay in class of last exam until dismissal

Wednesday, June 14, 2017
7:30 - 8:50am (80) E Block Exam
8:50 - 9:03am Break
9:05 - 10:25am (80) D block Exam
10:30 dismissal -- students stay in class of last exam until dismissal

Thursday, June 15, 2017
7:30 - 8:50am (80) C Block Exam
8:50 - 9:03am Break
9:05 - 10:25am (80) B block Exam
10:30 dismissal -- students stay in class of last exam until dismissal

Friday, June 16, 2017
7:30 - 8:50am (80) A Block Exam
8:50 - 9:03am Break
9:05 - 10:25am (80) Makeup period (if needed)
10:30 dismissal -- students stay in class of last exam until dismissal

Monday, June 18, 2017
Students will go to each class.  Dismissal is at 10:30am.
For all exam periods, underclass students are obliged to report. Teachers who assign a project that is due the day of the exam will designate the exam period as either a time to present or review the projects.

A reminder that Town Meeting recessed last week and will resume this Tuesday at Uxbridge High School. Also, we want to thank our Student Council members who assisted with the childcare efforts on Tuesday, keeping more than 70 children active, awake, and well-behaved during the Town Meeting. Their efforts are appreciated.
We had sent out a couple of notifications to High School parents asking for feedback earlier this week, so please look through your in-boxes and take a few minutes to provide our School Council with some feedback as we move forward with some revisions to our School Improvement Plan and Student Handbook.
As always, thank you for your continued support.
Best,

Michael Rubin, Principal

Uxbridge High School

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Spartan Showcase Video


Recently, Andy Kuros spoke with Mr. Rubin about some of the happenings around school, including the recent wellness fair, visits with Taft School, and ongoing initiatives of the School Council.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Financial Audit of UHS and Uxbridge Schools

Recently, the Uxbridge Public Schools underwent a financial operations review and audit. The results can be found by clicking here.

We are pleased with what we learned about our processes and procedures at Uxbridge High School, have already implemented many of the recommendations, and are taking steps to ensure that we remain in full compliance with all regulatory and statutory responsibilities.

Thanks to Student Council

Thank you to Student Council for its hard work last night in organizing child care for more than 70 school-age students, so that their parents could attend and participate in last night's town meeting. We appreciate the time and energy it took in coordinating the activities for the kids!


May Newsletter

Our May newsletter can be viewed below:


Thursday, April 13, 2017

Weekly News and Notes

We made it to April vacation! This stretch was busy, with MCAS, music performances, the end of the winter season, the start of spring sports, and the start of graduation planning. We have had our share of challenges, as we have navigated the budget process for next year, began our reaccreditation study, and identified some challenging student behaviors that require support. Additionally, this time of year often brings with it difficulties with all students, who see summer on the horizon and start to develop some bad habits academically - particularly if college acceptances have rolled in.

ACADEMICS: KEEP UP THE PACE

In terms of academics, we will be meeting with seniors immediately after the vacation if there is a possibility that they may not meet graduation requirements. Additionally, parents have been notified in writing with letters home from counselors. For underclassmen, this is a good time to rally or face the unfortunate reality of summer school or taking additional requirements next year - which could impact a four-year graduation date.

For most of our students, we ask that they keep chugging along, pushing themselves, and seeking out support when necessary. We love the grit and perseverance that many of our students show, even now in the home stretch.

SENIOR SERVICE DISTINCTION

Please make sure seniors  have registered for service distinction! If a senior has done more than 40 hours of community service in his/her time at UHS, please fill out this form so we can recognize the seniors at graduation.

We need to order those cords soon, so please fill it out by the end of the month. Thank you!

PSG QUESTIONNAIRES DUE


Just a reminder that the PSG Grad Night Event Permission Slip and Student Questionnaire are due by May 1.



They can be placed or mailed to the PSG address at UHS. Self-addressed envelopes were included in with the initial paperwork handed out at the 3/31/17 senior assembly.

OTHER CHALLENGES AT UHS

Across the United States and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, schools and communities have reported an increase in incidents and comments motivated by prejudice or bigotry. At Uxbridge High School, we live by our core values, which includes the acceptance of new ideas and different ways of thought, and our teachers, students, and families frequently reflect these values in our academic work, our co-curricular program, and the conversations we have, both in and out of class.
Recently, our school has dealt with some conflicts between students that have been intentionally hurtful and based on factors over which students have little to no control. Clearly, we denounce any behaviors that show signs of harassment, discrimination, or racism, be it directed toward our minority or immigrant population, students of different sexual orientations, or students facing gender identity issues. At our core, we teach and value kindness, acceptance, and mutual respect; we may disagree at times, but our disagreements should never give rise to acts of hatred, regardless of the factors.
However, simply punishing students does not ameliorate the problem. By and large, UHS students are accepting, kind, and supportive, and, using that as a defining context, we will be reaching out to student leaders, knowing that they find such behaviors reprehensible. And, while we will issue consequences to those found to have engaged in such conduct or behavior, and we know that this message is heard and seen by students across the board, we hope to use these incidents as an opportunity to engage in dialogue, to make this an active conversation for both classrooms and dining room tables, and for people across our community to have an understanding of why some symbols or language generates such strong emotions. We do so to create a more empathetic perspective, understanding that our job is not to force a certain set of beliefs on anyone, but help our students to gain a better understanding of those around them, including the fact that words, comments, and feelings matter.

In closing, we at Uxbridge High School continue to direct students and staff to share responsibility for behavior, to respect others and one’s self, to exercise good judgment, and to accept that many disparate views exist. Please remind students to report signs of wrongdoing to any adult they may trust.  As we continue to work together to help students stay on the right path, we thank you for your support in addressing any signs of disrespectful or hurtful behavior that may arise in the context of conversations or in your interactions with our students, school, and/or community. We know that these goals are really the framework of a supportive society and community, one that links us all together as Spartans.

April Break
We wish everyone a restful and enjoyable April break. We are excited for the home stretch of the school year, particularly as we have so much going on in May and June!




Tuesday, April 11, 2017

PSG Questionnaires Due

Just a reminder that the PSG Grad Night Event Permission Slip and Student Questionnaire are due by May 1.

They can be placed or mailed to the PSG address at UHS. Self-addressed envelopes were included in with the initial paperwork handed out at the 3/31/17 senior assembly.


Monday, April 10, 2017

BVEF Career Fair

Check out this video on the BVEF Career Fair, which we hosted last month, in conjunction with the Blackstone Valley Ed Foundation!


Friday, April 7, 2017

Weekly News and Notes

Some news and notes from UHS this week:

Senior Parent Letter
Parents and guardians for the Class of 2017: we sent home via hard copy an extensive list of the end-of-year activities this week. Please let us know if you have not seen it, and we will work on getting everything posted to the school website early next week.

Class of 2017 Fundraiser
The Class of 2017 will be hosting a DQ fundraiser  from 5-8 on Wednesday, April 12 at the Milford location. Mark your calendars, see you there - a portion of all sales will be donated to the class!

Health and Wellness Fair

Today, Uxbridge High School held its first ever Health and Wellness fair, with more than 35 organizations and nearly 100 volunteers from our school and extended community. All of our students were able to spend time with resources that support mental, physical, and social-emotional health. Our own student organizations and staff also provided information and presentations. Kudos to UHS faculty members Ms. Alison Dwyer and Ms. Christine Ahern, who have spent the better part of the past year organizing the event, enlisting the support of the community, school, and student body.
In addition, several student organizations and classes presented, including Ms. Dzivasen's culinary arts classes, School Nurse Ms. Schiller and Athletic Trainer Laura Collins, PRIDE club advisor Mr. MacKenzie and club president Krystal Gray, and our new Best Buddies chapter. We are so proud of their continued effort all day long!
Seniors Jessica Caffarelli and Tim McCrohan, who worked as interns with the teacher coordinators, were also instrumental in the planning of the event.
Some pictures of the event appear below, and we hope to share more with our newsletter later this month! 

 
 
 
 

BVEF Forum Award

Yesterday, I was humbled to receive a Blackstone Valley Education Foundation Forum Award for our support of the Foundation's mission and work, and for creating new opportunities and partnerships for students. In presenting me the award, Executive Director Paul Lynskey cited a willingness "to go the extra mile for students."
I accept the award really on behalf of our entire faculty and staff, knowing that the mentality we have here at UHS is to do what it takes to make our students successful. I am humbled and grateful for this award, which I really believe reflects on the great team we have here at UHS, and I continue to promise to do the very best for our students, who deserve nothing less.
Mr. Carney, Dr. Drolet, Ms. DeMarco and I were privileged to be joined by the Lieutenant Governor, Karyn Polito, State Representative Kevin Kuros, and Senator Ryan Fattman. The Lieutenant Governor actually presented the award, along with my colleague, Principal John Clements of Nipmuc. I appreciate those of you who reached out with congratulatory messages - I certainly and sincerely appreciate it!


Half-Day Next Thursday
Just a reminder that we have a half-day next Thursday, April 13, and no school on Friday, April 14 for Good Friday. The April recess will be April 17-21, and we will be back for the home stretch for our seniors on April 24!

Have a great weekend,

Mr. Rubin

Thursday, April 6, 2017

News/Updates from Guidance

AP Exams
AP exams fees are now due.  Student are asked to pay the guidance office before April 28.  Checks can be made out to "Uxbridge High School".  The fee is $93 per test.
  • For those who qualify as low-income students the fee is $53 per test in the following subjects:  English Language & Comp., English Literature & Comp. and US Gov't
  • For those who qualify as low-income students the fee is $15 for STEM subjects such as Chemistry, Statistics, and Calculus.

Financial Aid
Click on this link for the Guide to Paying for College - Financial Aid, Scholarships, Savings & Student Loans which is a useful resource regarding financial aid.

Book Club, Anime Club, and Yearbook News

Some news from Library, Anime Club, and Yearbook:

Library

Spotlight on New Books

Here are a few of the newest books on the shelf - come in and check them out!
When the Moon Was Ours by Anna-Marie McLemore (F McL)
Best friends Miel and Sam are as strange as they are inseparable. Roses grow out of Miel’s wrist. Sam is known for the moons he paints and hangs in trees.
We Know It Was You by Maggie Thrash (F Thr)
When the Winship Academy mascot jumps off a bridge during a halftime show, she leaves behind a lot of questions, and two students who witnessed the scene firsthand are determined to find out what really happened.
Outcasts United: The Story of a Refugee Soccer Team That Changed a Town by Warren St. John (796.334 St. J)
American-educated Jordanian Luma Mufleh founds a youth soccer team comprised of children from Liberia, Iraq, Afghanistan, and the Balkan states, and elsewhere in the refugee settlement town of Clarkston, Georgia, bringing the children together to discover their common bonds as they adjust to life in a new homeland.

Library Research Online

Has your class been to the library recently for research? All the databases and links Ms. Charpentier showed you in class are posted to the library blog for easy access! Just look for a post with your teacher’s name and class period.
Students: Do you have a book to recommend for summer reading?
We always want the summer reading list to include books recommended by current UHS students - you know best what you want to read! If you have a book to suggest, fill out this form.
Poetry Reading at the Uxbridge Free Public Library
In honor of National Poetry Month, the Uxbridge Free Public Library will be hosting an evening of poetry over April Vacation on Thursday, April 20, at 6:30. Members of the Uxbridge community, are invited to come and read a poem they have written or love, or to listen. If any students are interested, please RSVP to Ann at the public library at athomas@cwmars.org.

Yearbook

Junior and senior guys, are you ready to compete for the title of Mr. UHS? Talk to Ms. Charpentier in person if you’re going to take the stage in this year’s Mr. UHS Pageant on Saturday, May 13. If you aren’t familiar with Mr. UHS, it’s an evening in the style of a traditional beauty pageant - but for the guys of UHS! One will be crowned Mr. UHS based on his uniqueness, charisma, nerve, and talent - save the date, it's an event not to miss!
Yearbook meets in the library on Mondays from 2:00 - 3:30. Experienced graphic designers, photographers, and journalists are welcome to join in, or come ready to learn how to yearbook gets built as we work on the spring supplement!

Book Club

Book Club meets from 2:00 - 3:30 in the library on the first Thursday of each month. Copies of the books selected by members of the Book Club for discussions are available in the school library during the month prior to each meeting, thanks to the Uxbridge Free Public Library. Join us for discussions of these books:
April 6: Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld
In an alternate 1914 Europe, fifteen-year-old Austrian Prince Alek, on the run from the Clanker Powers who are attempting to take over the globe using mechanical machinery, forms an uneasy alliance with Deryn who, disguised as a boy to join the British Air Service, is learning to fly genetically-engineered beasts.
May 4: Fallen by Lauren Kate
Suspected in the death of her boyfriend, seventeen-year-old Luce is sent to a Savannah, Georgia, reform school where she meets two intriguing boys and learns the truth about the strange shadows that have always haunted her.
Anime/Manga Club

Love anime and manga? Join Anime/Manga Club in April, when members will be exploring the action genre and start talking about club leadership and activities for next year!
Friday, April 7, 2:00 - 3:30 in the library
Friday, April 28, 2:00 - 3:30 in the library

Friday, March 31, 2017

Weekly News & Notes

Weekly News and Notes

Term 3 Grades Close

Our Term 3 grades come to a close this week, which means report cards for the third quarter will be posted online at the end of next week. With that comes some difficult realities, particularly for students who may have been struggling in classes. We ask parents to take a look at grades, discuss situations with students, and reach out to counselors and teachers to identify ways to recoup losses and find ways to prevent potential failures.
At the same time, we know that, for underclassmen, students start looking ahead to summer jobs, college planning, camps, and other exciting steps in their careers. Please enlist the support of counselors, particularly as SAT and ACT testing dates approach in May and June.


Class of 2019 Fundraiser
Come support the Class of 2019 and be amazed by the hypnotist Dan Candell! He performs one of the funniest hypnotist shows around! He is a favorite at many other local high schools, like Shrewsbury and Grafton and is very excited for his first performance at UHS! Tickets are only $10 and this show is great for the whole family to come and enjoy! Hope to see you at the UHS auditorium on Monday May 15th for some hypnotic fun! Not sure what to expect? Take at look at this youtube video from one of his performances!

Senior Class Update
On Friday, March 31, our senior class met with Ms. Kuros and Ms. Horan, who are two of our parent coordinators/co-chairs of the Parents for Safe Graduation event, as well as guidance counselor, who provided information about scholarship applications. Students were provided with a great deal of information from both presenters, so be sure to check in with them about scholarship deadlines, signups for the PSG event, and other details.
For underclassmen, the PSG2018 group is already getting underway. Those who want to get involved with the parents’ group for next year is invited to help plan; information is linked here.

Health Fair Next Week
Many thanks again to Ms. Ahern and Ms. Dwyer for their coordination of the first-ever UHS Health and Wellness fair. We have nearly 40 presenters joining us next week to share topics with students ranging from nutrition, to mental health, to supports for drug and alcohol abuse, to common concerns that impact teenagers adolescents. Our students will also participate in the Youth Risk Behavior Survey/Health Survey. Let us know if you have any questions or potentially wish to opt students out of the survey, which will help provide us with data we can use in enlisting community supports, grants, and other resources for our health and wellness curricula.
Senior Andy Kuros interviewed the co-chairs, in a video here.

PLTW Grant
Earlier this month, our School Committee approved a grant for more than $17000 that our school earned through the Massachusetts STEM Hub and Project Lead the Way, which will help us expand offerings in Manufacturing and Manufacturing Engineering. We are excited about the growth for our programs that this will mean!


We hope to be reporting on the start of our spring season next year, should Mother Nature cooperate.

Monday, March 20, 2017

Friday, March 17, 2017

March Newsletter #2

We had so many great things to report, we decided to publish a second newsletter this month! Happy reading and watching!


Tuesday, March 14, 2017

March Interview

Our March Spartan Showcase video, in which the High School principal visits with UCTV's Andy Kuros, is available below!


Friday, March 10, 2017

Weekly News and Notes

Having sent our March newsletter this week, there are only a few updates from UHS.

Scheduling Conversations
We hope that your students have had productive conversations with teachers this week regarding course selections for next year. Our teachers will be completing the inputting of recommendations by the beginning of next week, and students will input their course selections, including electives, next week, starting on Wednesday.
To that end, there have been some good questions raised. First, we want to clear up any confusion about World Literature, an English class offered to juniors and seniors. This class meets the English requirement - some had raised the question as to whether or not it was a core class. It is.
Also, some families have inquired about AP Environmental Science, which was offered for registration last year but did not run due to low enrollment. Students may register for the class for next year, with the understanding that they should have two credits of alternates identified. There may not be the flexibility in the schedule to run the class next year, nor do we anticipate particularly high demand.
Finally, we have had some questions about prerequisites for certain courses. If there is a question about a specific prerequisite having been met (or needing to be met), please reach out to your student’s counselor.

Seniors and Graduation
Seniors will soon be counting down the days to graduation, with prom less than two months away and graduation within 90 calendar days. As most seniors will be teeming with excitement over the prospects of commencement exercises and receipt of their diplomas, we also know that some seniors are “on the bubble” and will be challenged to meet all graduation requirements by the week of graduation.
If your student is in danger of not graduating, counselors and teachers in those required courses have been in touch. However, soon will come the day where final plans and decisions will be made regarding diploma eligibility, options for summer courses, possibilities for some seniors in need of a fifth year, and plans for the end of the school year. We have found that being transparent with the options is best. If you are concerned, please reach out to the school counselor or administration.

Junior Post-secondary Planning Nights
Our counselors are presenting on post-secondary planning for grades 10 and 11 on Thursday, March 23, beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the high school auditorium. This will provide parents insight into the college search process and the programming shared with students in classes this year. All are encouraged to attend - and bring your students!
Additionally, we are sponsoring a Financial Aid Literacy Night for May 10, also beginning at 6:30. Talking with our partner presenters, parents/guardians should bring students to that event.
Students will receive email reminders next week.

Spring Athletic Registration
Just a final reminder that all student-athletes for the spring must be registered via FamilyID, with user fees paid and updated physical examinations on file, by Friday, March 17. Questions can be directed to Mr. Calarese.

Student Council Award!
Congratulations to our Student Council, earning a Top Ten Project Award and a Silver Council of Excellence Award at this week’s Massachusetts Association of Student Councils statewide conference.

Call the School!
We hope when you call the school you notice our new “voice” answering the phone. Senior Class President Dan Page is now the official greeting message for those calling Uxbridge High School.

Friday, March 3, 2017

Weekly News and Notes

Good afternoon,


We had a busy week getting back to the swing of things here at UHS. Overall, we found that teachers were building momentum, setting the stage for the stretch between now and the April break, which is one of the longer uninterrupted stretches for school that we will have this year.


Basketball Teams Bow Out


Both of our basketball teams had valiant efforts this week, but the boys dropped a close decision to Clinton High School and the girls’ comeback against Northbridge came up short. We thank the seniors of both teams, as well as the coaching staffs, for setting the tone for positive seasons for both, and while the outcomes weren’t what we had hoped, both teams represented UHS all season with heart and class.
Our Cheerleaders continue to impress, taking second in the SWCL last week and advancing to the regional championships this weekend. Good luck, girls!


Course Selection for 2017-18
We met today with all students in grades 9-11 regarding course selection for next year, which came after the 8th graders visited on Tuesday. We will hold a Program of Studies night on Monday for grade 9-11 parents, starting at 6:30 p.m. Both guidance counselors will be available to answer questions, both generally and specifically, and we will review all of our changes and updates to the Program of Studies for next year.
Students will be conferencing with teachers next week regarding teacher recommendations for courses for next year, and we anticipate course input happening the week of March 13. If you have specific questions about courses for next year, reach out to teachers, counselors, administrators, or department leaders, depending on the question you may have.
Also, please discuss with students their interests in terms of electives, their particular wants or needs, and areas of challenge or strength. We want students to be deliberate and specific with respect to their course selections - as we indicated today, they pick classes they intend to take, not that they are “thinking about.”
All documents regarding scheduling and course selection can be found at this link.


Thanks
Many thanks to our student tour guides, activities, captains, and advisors/coaches, as well as the teachers, who made the Grade 8 night so meaningful. The number of compliments paid about our student leaders who led parents in visits and conversations were innumerable. We are so very impressed by our Spartans!


Snowball Week
Many thanks to our Student Council for hosting a successful Snow Ball Week. We look forward to the dance on Saturday - and are grateful that temperatures will be more wintery! The Council will attend the state conference in Hyannis next week. We wish them well!


Blackstone Valley Ed Foundation Career Fair
UHS will host the annual Blackstone Valley Educational Foundation career fair here on Thursday, March 9, at which a number of vendors will host career information sessions and workshops for about 25 students in grades 11 and 12 from the Blackstone Valley schools. In addition, about 20 UHS students will be attending a trip on Wednesday, March 8 to Imperial Motors in Mendon, learning about different post-high school options and links between the academic curricula and post-high school placement. We are excited about all of these partnerships and are encouraged by the work our counselors are doing to ensure that students with a variety of interests and skills have post-secondary plans!


Spring Sports
Spring Sport registration is open, with the spring season starting on Monday, March 20. Registration via FamilyID is linked here.


We hope everyone has a fabulous weekend.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Program of Studies & Scheduling Night

Scheduling for 2017-18

We will be holding a Scheduling Information night for parents and students on Monday, March 6, at 6:30 p.m. This will be an opportunity for parents/guardians of students in grades 9-11 to learn more about our scheduling process, course selection, and options for classes. Our students will be conferencing with teachers March 7-10 and making course choices within the first two full weeks of March, so the time to start thinking about classes for the coming year is now.
If you have questions about your child’s overall schedule, please reach out to Ms. Hampton or Mr. Barry, our guidance counselors. If you have questions about a specific course or a course sequence, contact either your child’s current teacher, a department leader, administration, or your child’s counselor. Finally, if you have questions about special education services, contact either your child’s liaison or the team chair, Ms. Tobin.
We hope to have the updated Program of Studies and presentations online following February 28, when revisions will be proposed to the School Committee. In advance of that, you can use last year’s documents as a guide.

All of our information regarding schedules and course of studies can be viewed here.

Monday, February 27, 2017

Postseason athletics

Our boys and girls basketball teams will compete in the district tournament this week. The boys face Clinton High School, at Clinton, on Monday, February 27, with a 7:00 opening tip, and the girls head to Northbridge High School for a game on Tuesday, February 28, also starting at 7.

Congratulations to our cheerleading team, taking second place in their SWCL division and advancing to the regional championships next weekend, once again breaking the school record!

Spring Sport Registration

Below appears the letter that has been emailed home regarding spring athletic registration. In addition to high school baseball, softball, track and field (boys and girls), and tennis (boys and girls), we offer middle school baseball, softball, and track and field.
McCloskey Middle School students have the option to register for high school sports for boys tennis or girls spring track, as well as MMS sports.


Greetings!
We have had a very exciting athletic campaign so far at Uxbridge, and, with the onset of the spring season hopefully ahead of us, we are writing to announce the opening of spring registration.
As with the fall and winter sports, we require student-athletes and their families to register using FamilyID. The instructions for registration for those of you who have not registered before are included with this message. For those who have registered for a winter or fall sport, the process is simple, in that you choose your participant and update with the requested spring sport. If any physical examinations have expired within the last 13 months, or will expire this spring, we remind families to upload a copy of the physical examination or provide a copy to the school nurse before a student-athlete is permitted to participate.
We are opening the FamilyID portal for the spring on March 1, and registration will remain open until March 17, which will allow our nurse to approve all physical examinations and our administration to doublecheck academic eligibility before the start of practice. Any student-athlete who does not register before March 17 will have his/her approval delayed beyond the first day of practice, and the athlete will not be permitted to participate until we re-open the portal and approve all requisite documentation.
Additionally, if a student-athlete has been previously registered and medical information has changed (i.e. new injuries, concussion, diagnoses, etc.), please make sure the portal is accurate. There are other helpful links on the FamilyID site, including the required concussion course, our school athletic schedules, and school websites, as well as contact information, should you need it.
The site can be accessed through clicking on this link: FamilyID. You can also paste the following into the address bar of your browser: https://www.familyid.com/organizations/uxbridge-public-schools.
For fee payment, we are offering the opportunity to pay using City Hall Systems, the same payment system utilized by the town. Please note that the fee payment website will not have the option to pay athletic fees until March 1.
In the following pages, we have explicit instructions for both Athletic Registration and Online Payment. We tried to make them very detail oriented so that folks would be able to follow them easily. Should you need customer support, Family ID’s contact information is support@familyid.com (email) and 1-888-800-5583 (phone).
The sites are both very user-friendly, and we know these processes streamline registration, physical examination eligibility, and user fee payment. We appreciate your attention to our deadlines, and feel free to reach out with any questions!
Michael Rubin, UHS Principal            
Leanne DeMarco, MMS Principal           
Marc Calarese, Athletic Director

ATHLETIC REGISTRATION

FamilyID is a secure registration platform that provides you with an easy, user-friendly way to register for our programs, and helps us to be more administratively efficient and environmentally responsible. When you register through FamilyID, the system keeps track of your information in your FamilyID profile. You enter your information only once for each family member for multiple uses and multiple programs.
BEFORE YOU REGISTER:
All prospective student-athletes and their parents should make sure that they read the Student-Parent Handbook, the Online Concussion Course, and have an up-to-date physical examination. Physical examinations are valid for 13 months, meaning a student who had his/her last physical examination documented on September 1, 2016 would be considered to have a valid physical on file until October 1, 2017.
The physical examination form completed by the physician may be provided to the school in one of several ways:
  1. Bring the hard copy to the high school office, to the attention of the nurse.
  2. Take a picture or scan of the physical examination form (filled out by the physician) and upload as part of the registration process.
  3. Have the physician’s office fax or mail the form to the high school office. (This is the least preferable way).
INFORMATION NEEDED TO REGISTER:
It will be helpful to have the following information handy to allow for accurate completion of your online registration.
Physician Information
Most Recent Physical Examination
Health Insurance Information
Contact information for emergency contacts
REGISTRATION PROCESS:
A parent/guardian should register by clicking on this link:
Follow these steps:
  1. To find your program, click on the link provided above and select the registration form under the word Programs. (In this case, it says “Uxbridge Fall Athletics: 2016 Middle and High School”).
  2. Next click on the green Register Now button and scroll, if necessary, to the Create Account/Log In green buttons. If this is your first time using FamilyID, click Create Account. Click Log In, if you already have a FamilyID account.
  3. Create your secure FamilyID account by entering the account owner First and Last names (parent/guardian), E-mail address and password. Select I Agree to the FamilyID Terms of Service. Click Create Account.
  4. You will receive an email with a link to activate your new account. (If you don’t see the email, check your E-mail filters (spam, junk, etc.)).
  5. Click on the link in your activation E-mail, which will log you into FamilyID.com
  6. Once in the registration form, complete the information requested. All fields with a red* are required to have an answer.
  7. Click the Save & Continue button when your form is complete.
  8. Review your registration summary.​
  9. Click the green Submit button. After selecting ‘Submit,' the registration will be complete. You will receive a completion email from FamilyID confirming your registration.
At any time, you may log in at www.familyid.com to update your information and to check your registration(s).
To view a completed registration, select the 'Registration' tab on the blue bar.
SUPPORT:
  • If you need assistance with registration, contact FamilyID at support@familyid.com or 888-800-5583 x1.
  • Support is available 7 days per week and messages will be returned promptly.

FEE PAYMENT
Our preferred method will be for families to pay online, using the City Hall Systems website. This allows money to be automatically debited, eliminates the exchange of paper, and allows both the school district, town, and family to track the debit of the user fee. Should a student decide in the preseason not to participate, refunds are more easily processed. Note: CityHall Systems charges a .50 convenience charge for inputting a check, and there is a 3.25% service charge if a debit or credit card is used.
Families can also bring a check to the athletic director or coach. Please note that district procedure requires checks and cash to be handed over weekly, or when the depositor is in possession of $500, whichever comes first, but there are several steps between the receipt of the check and its final debit from the student-athlete/parent's bank account, including logging the student’s check against the roster, the deposit at the bank, and the turnover at Town Hall. Processing an electronic payment eliminates all intermediary steps.
This system will be available by mid-August. The instructions outlined below are those provided by the site for ease of use, but, as with any first-time experience, we anticipate some glitches. Your patience as we work through those and ready the system for full use is appreciated.

To pay electronically:
  1. Type in or click on the link for City Hall Systems: https://epay.cityhallsystems.com/
  2. Click on Sign up (in the left column under “My Account”).
  3. Complete the fields as requested.
  4. Then click on the “Sign up” button.
  5. A confirmation page will appear indicating that your registration has been accepted and that an email has been sent to you. The email will contain a link you must click on to activate your account.
  6. The last step to activating your account is to open the email you received from us and click on the link contained in the email. That will bring you to the City Hall Systems ePayment site. This will complete the process for creating an account.

Adding Bills to your Account

1. Log into your account.
2. On the Main Page, left column under “My Account” click on the “eBilling Selections” heading. Here will be listed the bills that have been added to your account. Note that any bill you pay while logged into your account will automatically be added to your account.
3. Bills can be added to your account by clicking the “Find Your Bills” button located under the “My eBilling Selections” heading. This will bring you to the Main Page.
4. On the Main Page, select your municipality, and click the “Click here to VIEW or PAY your bills” button. This will bring you to the Bill Search Page for your municipality. Please note that for most municipalities, you will be initially brought to the Real Estate search screen.
5. On the Bill Search Page, left column under “Select Bill Type” you can select the bill type that you want to add.
6. Once you’ve chosen the type of bill you want to add, fill in the required search field(s) (this changes depending on what bill you’re looking up) and click the “Then click here to search” button.
7. The search results should list the bill you are looking to add. Once you see the bill you want to add listed, click on the “Make this bill available for eBilling or AutoPay?” text (this text will be listed below the Name/Description for the bill). A confirmation message pops up, click “Ok” to confirm that this is the bill that you want to add to your account. The bill will now be added to your account.

Add a Payment Method
1. Log into your account.
2. On the Main Page, click left column under “My Account” click on the “Wallet Safe” heading.
3. By clicking “Add eCheck” or “Add Credit Card” buttons, completing all required fields and saving information by clicking “Add eCheck” or “Add Credit Card”, as applicable.
4. Payment Methods can be removed from your account by clicking the “Remove” button.