Thursday, August 31, 2017

School-wide Learning Expectations Report

Good afternoon,
We are pleased to share the whole-school progress in meeting our school-wide learning expectations. Many of you will remember from last year that our Report Card comments changed to reflect individual student progress in making progress toward meeting school-wide expectations, which is measured by our school-wide rubrics. As for the whole school's progress, this report shares our composite information, which is something we will compile twice per year.
Our reason for doing so is to help share and validate our core values and beliefs about learning, that our students are achieving the skills that we want to see in them before they graduate from UHS. This year, parents can expect to see feedback on multiple assignments in each discipline, and reporting of progress via report card comments and a whole-school report will occur at the midyear and end-of-year points.
All of School-wide learning expectation data can be found on the "Academics" tab on the high school website or by linking here.
Feel free to reach out to teachers, counselors, or administration with any questions.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Great First Day!

Good afternoon,

I'm so very pleased with the start of the year from here at Uxbridge High School. The energy this morning was positive and palpable, and, walking around the building, it was exciting to see our teachers start the year with our theme of helping students find and define their passions in action.

Over the past couple of days, and into today with the students, we have been asking our community to define their "why," not the "what." We have been trying to impress on students the idea that the how and why they learn is more important than the what, with an understanding that content and skills often get married. We are, without question, confident that our students will spend the year learning about themselves, defining their own passions, and working with our staff to refine skills that need enhancement and build on their successes. As we consider our core values, to Share, Persevere, Accept, Respect, Teach, Articulate, and Nurture, we saw them all on display today.

Personally, it was incredibly rewarding and validating to see our staff with all hands on deck, applauding students as they entered, and helping out at buses at the end of the day, particularly as many students start to find their way. Please help us with encouraging students to help take care of the building, ask good questions, and look for support when it is needed.

Again, we are so very excited about the coming year. We look forward to seeing many of you on September 14 at our Back to School Night or around campus at our many events.

As always, reach out with any questions, challenges, or feedback!

Sincerely yours,

Michael Rubin, Principal

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!