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 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.


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.


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.

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: