UES September 2021

2021-2022 We are ready for you!

Welcome & Welcome Back!

We are excited to welcome all of our Undeniably Excellent Students back to the UES on Wednesday, September 8! Together we can all make this an excellent and extraordinary school year! We hope the information in this update will help you and your child off to a great start! See you soon!

UES Important Dates:

  • September 8 - First Day of School for ALL Students
  • September 10 - Welcome Back Spirit Day - Wear your UES Gear or Moorestown colors!
  • September 16 - No School - Yom Kippur
  • September 17 - UES Home and School Meeting 9:30 AM - Virtual
  • September 20 & 21 - UES Picture Days
  • September 21 - BOE Meeting 7:00 PM
  • September 22 - All MTPS Back To School Nights - Virtual
  • September 23 & 24 - UES MAP Testing - All Students
  • October 5 -7 - NJSLA Start Strong Assessment

UES Counselor Contact Information

Our UES Counselors are ready to welcome and support your child with the transition to a new school year. The 2021-2022 UES counselor assignments are as follows:

UES Health Office

Have medications for your child? Need to discuss allergies or immunization records with our School Nurse? Our Health Office is always busy and will be extremely busy the first few days of school. If you have questions, please email our School Nurse and/or Health Office & Attendance Secretary. They will get back to you as quickly as possible.

School Nurse - Ms. Katie McHugh - KMcHugh@mtps.com

Health Office & Attendance Secretary - Mrs. Tina Scholer - TScholer@mtps.com


For MTPS Covid Information and Quarantine Guidelines, please CLICK HERE.

UES Bus Information - Check Genesis for Updates!

All UES Transportation information can be found in the Genesis Parent Portal. Please check your child's bus number prior to September 8, as there may have been some changes to bus assignments, times, and stop locations.

Please note the following about bus transportation:

  • Students should be at the bus stop 10 minutes prior to the assigned time.
  • Students will be assigned seats on the bus.
  • Students must wear a mask while on the school bus.
  • At dismissal, students will look for the bus number they have been assigned. The bus number for Moorestown owned busses will be a one or two-digit number. The bus number for contractor owned busses will start with the letter M (i.e. M23B).
  • Bus numbers will be located in the bus window (not necessarily the number painted on the bus).

If you have questions regarding your child's bus assignment, please email transportation using the appropriate form on our MTPS webpage. Click HERE to go to the Transportation Information.

Student Drop-off & Pick-up

We recognize that some families will transport students by car.

Please note the following:

AM Drop Off:

  • Morning drop-off is at the BACK of the building. Students may not be on our UES campus prior to 7:45 AM.
  • School starts promptly at 8:00 AM! Students are expected to be in homeroom by 8:00 AM.
  • Students who are dropped off in the BACK will enter through the cafeteria and report to their respective homeroom.
  • After 8:00 AM students must be dropped off at the FRONT and must sign in with our Attendance Secretary in the Health Office.
PM Pick Up:
  • Afternoon pick-up is at the BACK of the building at 3:00 PM. For the safety of our students and staff, cars may not be on campus prior to 2:45 PM.
  • All Cars at Drop Off and Pick Up must enter the BACK entrance off of Salem Crossing Road. Cars are not permitted to line up on Salem Crossing or Borton Landing Road prior to 2:45 PM.
  • Cars may be directed to park in the parking lot upon arrival to accommodate large numbers of cars.
To help us with a safe arrival and dismissal, please be courteous, cautious, and follow all directions of traffic duty personnel.

Masks are Required for all Students and Staff

  • As per Executive Order Number 251 and BOE Policy, all UES students, staff, and visitors must wear a face mask when in the building, regardless of vaccination status.
  • Mask breaks/relief will be provided in all classes. Details will be shared with students by classroom teachers.

UES Student Chromebooks & Bags

If you picked up your child's MTPS issued Chromebook last week:
  • Please make sure the Chromebook is fully charged for Wednesday, September 8!
  • Please have your child locate his/her MTPS issued laptop bag and use it to carry the Chromebook to and from school each day.


If you did not pick up your child's MTPS issued Chromebook last week:

  • All remaining student Chromebooks will be issued to students in Homeroom.
  • Please have your child locate his/her MTPS issued laptop bag and bring it to school on September 8.
  • All new students and grade 4 students will be issued a laptop bag.


All UES students will be required to carry their Chromebooks to and from school each day in the MTPS issued laptop bag. Please help your child remember to plug in his/her Chromebook each evening so that they return to school with it fully charged each day.

MTPS Technical Support

Students and parents may contact the MTPS tech team if experiencing a technical problem at home with the MTPS computer or with the online systems that MTPS supports. If you get a busy signal or voicemail, we recommend calling back later or using the email address if possible. Email can be sent to these addresses anytime, and a tech team member will respond as soon as they can.

UES Tech support: uessupport@mtps.com 856-793-0333 x 14250

UES Lunch & Recess

Lunch:

Students will enjoy lunch in school this year! To start the school year, our students will eat in our cafeteria at individual student desks. Students will be socially distanced and assigned to desks by homeroom.

  • Students will be required to wear a mask when they are not actively eating.
  • Students will assist with cleaning their space when finished eating.
  • All students will have access to the Nutriserve provided lunch program.
  • CLICK HERE for the UES September Nutriserve Lunch Menu.
  • PLEASE make sure your child knows his/her Lunch Pin Number. This 4 digit code can be found in the Genesis Parent Portal.

Recess:

  • All students will have recess where they will be able to socialize with other students in their grade level.
  • At this time, masks will not be required while students are outside playing.
  • Cleaning of equipment, hand washing, and safety protocols will all be in place.

We cannot wait for our students to be able to enjoy Lunch and Recess!

Fall 2021 Testing Dates

MAP Testing

September 23 - All UES Students will take the NWEA MAP Math Assessment.

September 24 - All UES Students will take the NWEA MAP Reading Assessment


NJSLA Start Strong Test

October 5 - All UES Students will take the Start Strong Math Assessment

October 6 - All UES Students will take the Start Strong ELA Assessment

October 7 - All UES Grade 6 students will take the Start Strong Science Assessment

Read It Forward Program

This year's UES Read It Forward book, The Season of Styx Malone, by Kekla Magoon is a book about extraordinary friendships, sibling relationships, family dynamics, risk-taking, integrity, loyalty, bullying, diversity, courage, and so much more. Themes from the book will be infused in discussions and lesson activities throughout the year as part of our SEL and character education program. The Season of Styx Malone is a Coretta Scott King Honor Book and the Winner of the Boston Globe Horn Book Award For Fiction.

Back To School Night

All MTPS Back to School Nights will be held virtually on September 22, 2021. Details regarding UES Virtual Back to School Night will be shared via email soon!

Other Important Information:

  • When students arrive at the UES they should report to their homeroom and line up in the hallway next to a UES logo. Logos are placed on the walls to help students remain socially distanced.
  • Visitors will not be permitted to enter the UES at this time.
  • Please make sure your child has all items needed for school. We need to limit items being dropped off during the school day.
  • General supply lists can be found on our website https://ues.mtps.com
  • Please have your child check his/her student email prior to Tuesday, September 8, for any important information from his/her teacher. Your child's student email address is made of his/her graduation year, his/her last name, his/her first initial, and @mtps.us. (Example - 27LastF@mtps.us)

Thank you!

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we navigate our return to school for the 2021-2022 school year.


We look forward to working with you to ensure your child has an Undeniably Excellent and Extraordinary 2021-2022 School year!