UHMS Weekly Newsletter

August 21, 2020

Principal's Message

As we enter week three of the school year, I'd like to provide you with some updates on a few items as we start to get settled.

Schedule changes: Over the next two weeks, we will be balancing classes which may result in schedule changes for some students. We will do our best to make the fewest changes necessary, but some changes will need to be made. During this process, we will be reviewing any schedule change requests that have been submitted to counselors as well. Please be sure students are checking Aeries and their school Gmail each day. If they receive a schedule change, their counselor will send an email to notify them.

Program Changes: We are currently working at both the district and site level to review program change requests. As we make schedule changes to balance classes, we will be working on program change requests as well. Mrs. Grimble or Mrs. Cisneros will be in contact with families who submitted a program change request in the coming weeks.

Upcoming Events: We have several upcoming events described in more detail below. Please plan to join us for Back to School Night, Coffee with the Principal, and our financial literacy workshop. All events will be held virtually via Zoom or Google Meets. See information below for more details.

Textbook Distribution: If you were not able to pick up your student's textbooks this week, please do so on Saturday, August 22, between 8 and 11 a.m. in the gym parking lot.

As always, if you have any questions, please reach out to the front office and they can connect you with the right person.

Mrs. Grimble


Online Data Confirmation

If you have not yet done so, please complete online data confirmation via the Aeries Parent Portal. Please use the instructions on our Distance Learning Resource Site (under Parent Resources) to create your parent account and complete the required documents.

All families must turn in a signed emergency card to the front office no later than August 31, 2020. If you are not able to print from home, please come to the front office between 9 am. and 2 p.m. and someone will be able to print it for you to sign.


Upcoming Events

Financial Literacy Event with Altura Credit Union

Thursday, Aug. 27th, 11:30am

This is an online event.

Altura Credit Union will be presenting a special workshop on financial literacy for University Heights Middle School families. If you are interested, please RSVP below so we can send you the link to participate.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Coffee with the Principal

Friday, Aug. 28th, 9:30am

This is an online event.

Mrs. Grimble and Mrs. Cisneros will be available via Google Meets to answer any questions parents may have about the school or distance learning. Event link will be sent out the week of the event.

Back to School Night

Thursday, Sep. 3rd, 5:30pm

This is an online event.

Additional information will be sent out the week of the event. 5:30-6:00 will be a short presentation by administration and introductions from counselors. From 6:00-7:00, parents will be able to log on to their student's classes to ask any questions they have of the teacher. Prior to the event, parents will have access to introduction videos from teachers.