University School Weekly Update

February 15-19, 2021

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University School Families: As we prepare for the week ahead, we ask that you please review the following information:

Register & Submit Questions

Virtual Q & A Town Hall with Dr. Partin and Dean Scarborough


https://bgcop.formstack.com/forms/univ_school_town_hall_registration


K-5 Town Hall - Wednesday, February 24, 2021 at 5:30 PM

6-12 Town Hall - Wednesday, February 24, 2021 at 6:30 PM


Please register and submit questions as early as possible!


**YOU MUST REGISTER IN ORDER TO ATTEND.**

**REGISTRATION NOT REQUIRED TO SUBMIT QUESTIONS.**

University School Student Research

One of our students taking AP Research with Ms. Robinson is in the process of gathering data for their research project on Human Trafficking. If you are willing to complete a survey for their study, we ask that you please do so by clicking on the link below:


https://etsusociology.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_ePeadNq2HmLBgNf

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Pre-ACT and ACT Information

Sophomore Pre-ACT February 17


Junior ACT March 2


The Pre-ACT and ACT will be held at University School, and admission to test will be at the front of the building. Be prepared to wait outdoors until you are admitted, and please do not bring unnecessary gear (backpacks, purses, etc.) to the exam site. Phones and smartwatches will not be allowed in the testing rooms. PLEASE BRING A PHOTO ID.


February 17 and March 2 will be Asynchronous days for all K-12 Students. Students who are testing will be dismissed to leave school at the end of the exam so please make transportation plans. The PreACT should be done around noon.


All students are pre-registered for the exam. Sophomores please plan to arrive by 7:45am on February 17, and Juniors please plan to arrive by 7:45am on March 2. School attendance will be taken at check in. Students who receive special accommodations for testing will be contacted individually for arranged testing times and locations.


Students will be required to have a temperature check, respond to a short health survey, and wear a mask in order to be admitted to the building. PLEASE DO NOT ATTEMPT TO ATTEND Pre-ACT/ACT TESTING IF YOU ARE NOT WELL, HAVE ANY COVID SYMPTOMS, HAVE HAD POTENTIAL COVID EXPOSURE, OR ARE UNDER QUARANTINE.


You will need to bring all necessary supplies (#2 pencils and calculators, etc.) as indicated on the ACT website https://www.act.org/content/act/en/products-and-services/the-act/test-day.html (Links to an external site.). Testing materials will not be supplied and cannot be shared.


MASKS WILL BE REQUIRED THROUGHOUT THE EXAM. YOU WILL NOT BE ADMITTED WITHOUT A MASK, AND YOU WILL BE REQUIRED TO WEAR THE MASK FOR THE ENTIRE DURATION OF THE EXAM.


We are working diligently to ensure that we are able to hold these exams safely and not have our sites cancelled. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated!

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Congratulations to the University School Annual Spelling Bee Participants and Winner!


This year the spelling bee was unique in that it was held online instead of in person. We had a great response from dozens of students from 3rd - 8th grade. Congratulations to Teebro Paul who won the Bee with the game-winning word: infallibility. Also, we want to offer congratulations to Allison Miller, the runner up and alternate to the regional bee.

Teebro will compete in the Appalachian Regional Spelling Bee in March. Good luck Teebro and a big thanks to all who participated.

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Virtual College Fair Registration is Open!

Thursday, March 4th, 2021, 5:00 pm – 7:45 pm CST

Hi there,

My name is Rachel McCollough, and I am serving as VP Recruitment Services for TACRAO (Tennessee Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers) Board. We are a non-profit professional organization that exchanges ideas and information on and about higher education in the State of Tennessee and nation as a whole while promoting the advancement of higher education throughout Tennessee.

As mentioned previously, TACRAO will once again be hosting a series of virtual college fairs through StriveScan, a virtual platform, for high school students, transfer students, and counselors throughout the state of Tennessee to supplement for the many face-to-face college fairs that have been canceled. Colleges and institutions across the state and out-of-state will be giving short presentations virtually with the opportunity for live Q & A for the admissions representatives.


Student registration for the virtual college fair on March 4th is now open!

During the Virtual College Fair, students will have the chance to hear from many different colleges, both in-state and out-of-state. Student, counselors, and parents can register for free at https://www.strivescan.com/tennessee/ or by using the link below. Students can register anytime up through the program that they choose to attend. Students can choose which session(s) they want to attend. We hope you will encourage your students to register for these events. Counselors are welcome to register for these fairs as well. Also, please feel free to forward this information to other counselors in your area. I have attached a poster/social media graphic that can be used to promote this event.

Check out the schedule, list of colleges, and register now!

We have decided to host these fairs statewide for the spring semester. Students across Tennessee can attend numerous sessions if they would like. High school students in each grade are welcome to attend. We are having specific transfer student fair for any students looking to transfer institutions. We are hosting these events multiple nights throughout the spring semester so students can attend sessions that work best for their schedule.


Save the Date!

While student registration is not yet open for all of our virtual fairs, we thought it would be best to go ahead and provide the dates for future events for the spring semester. Below you can find the dates and times for the more events during the spring semester so be sure to save the date! Colleges and institutions are still registering for these events. Once registration for students opens on March 15 for these fairs, I will send another email with the registration link.



Fair Type, Dates, Time


High School Students, Monday, April 5, 2021, 5:00 pm – 7:45 pm central


High School Students, Thursday, April 8, 2021, 5:00 pm – 7:45 pm central


Transfer Students, Monday, April 12, 2021, 5:00 pm – 7:45 pm central


We highly encourage you to share these events with your students and other counselors in your area. Our hope is that these college fairs will allow students to continue learning about the institutions they are interested in attending and give them the opportunity to speak with institutions that they may not have been interested at the time of previous college fair events.

Please let us know have any questions. We are looking forward to sharing this virtual experience with you and your students!


Kindly,

Rachel McCollough

TACRAO VP Recruitment Services

HOMEWORK HOTLINE REMAINS COMMITTED TO PROVIDING ACADEMIC SUPPORT

FOR ALL K-12 STUDENTS IN TN.

TEACHERS ARE AVAILABLE

3PM–8PM CT, MONDAYS THROUGH THURSDAYS.

615-298-6636 OR 901-416-1234

Note: For more information, please visit https://www.homeworkhotline.info/

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The University School Key Club February Service Project is a food and supply drive for the Washington County Humane Society and Animal Shelter. These organizations are always in great need of help from the community. There will be a collection bin in the lobby of University School for supply donations. For monetary gifts, make checks payable to either of these organizations and Sharon Squibb will forward to them. Ms. Squibb is also willing to purchase supplies with cash donations.


Humane Society Needs:


  • Purina One canned and dry kitten food
  • Non-clumping cat litter
  • Dog Food: Adult and Puppy Nature's Recipe chicken, pumpkin, and sweet potato flavored


Animal Shelter Needs:

  • Purina 1 dry and wet cat food
  • Disinfecting wipes
  • Zip lock bags
  • Cat toys & dog toys

2021-22 Re-enrollment Sign Up

Please complete the following form no later than February 28th, 2021. This is for your children who are currently enrolled at University School and who are returning to University School for the 2021-22 school year. Please submit this form for each child returning next year.


Re-enrollment Link:


https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScUlE8bPTm4jjd2qRQbQ7YCMrOz1fUc78M_9eNbmcFctcj2BQ/viewform?usp=sf_link


For each child who is returning, please also submit the $95 material fee using this link:


https://epay.goldlink.etsu.edu/C20071_ustores/web/product_detail.jsp?PRODUCTID=645&SINGLESTORE=true

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Athletics & Activities Update

DATE OPPONENT TIME (Schedule Revised 1-21-21)

Feb. 16 North Greene 5:00, 6:30, 8:00

Feb. 19 Conference Tournament Begins (Games and Times TBA)



-- GAME TIMES ARE JV BOYS, VARSITY GIRLS, VARSITY BOYS UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED