UES January Update

Here's what is happening at the UES in January 2021...

Happy New Year!

We hope that you and your family enjoyed the Winter Break and the Holiday Season! We are excited to start 2021 and look forward to the time when we can get back to "school" as we know it. We thank you for your support, patience, and flexibility as we continue to navigate this Pandemic together. We wish you all a happy and healthy 2021.

Mark Your Calendars!

January 4 - Welcome Back to Full Remote Learning and Happy New Year!

January 8 - UES Home and School Meeting - 9:30 AM (Virtual Meeting)

January 11 - Return to Modified HYBRID In-person & Modified CHOICE Remote Learning Model

January 11 - UES Author Day

January 18 - Schools closed for Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday

January 22 - UES School Spirit Day - Frosty Friday

January 25 - End of UES Marking Period 2

January 29 - UES Report Cards available in Genesis after 3 PM.

Return to Modified HYBRID In-Person and Modified CHOICE Remote Models - January 11, 2021

As you know from Dr. McCartney's letter dated January 3, 2021, the current plan is for all MTPS schools to return to a modified HYBRID and CHOICE remote schedule as of Monday, January 11, 2021.


What will that look like for UES students?

Monday through Thursday

  • Monday through Thursday the UES will follow the HYBRID and CHOICE remote schedules that were followed September through November 20.
  • All Yellow Cohort HYBRID students will be in-person on Monday and Wednesday
  • All Yellow Cohort CHOICE students will be live on Monday and Wednesday
  • All Black Cohort HYBRID students will be in-person on Tuesday and Thursday
  • All Black Cohort CHOICE students will be live on Tuesday and Thursday
  • All students will have synchronous and asynchronous learning via Google Classroom on their non-cohort days.

Fridays

  • On Fridays, ALL UES students will follow the Full Remote schedule and will have live remote instruction with their teachers from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Fridays will no longer be a color cohort day.


This modified schedule now provides live instruction for all students at least three days per week. Students with IEP's in resource and inclusion programs will attend school Monday through Thursday. Students with IEP's in the UES MD program will attend school Monday through Friday.


Link to Schedules

UES Author Day - January 11, 2021

Our annual Author Day is coming soon! On January 11, we will (virtually) welcome Chris and J.J. Grabenstein, authors of our Read It Forward book, Shine! to the UES! Stay tuned for more details! Thank you Home and School and Carol Herb for helping us host these amazing authors!


To learn more about Chris Grabenstein CLICK HERE.

To learn more about J.J. Grabenstein CLICK HERE.

Hybrid Parents - Don't Forget to Fill Out the Daily Health Check Form!

As of January 4, 2021, Hybrid parents/guardians are required to fill out a COVID-19 Health Check Form in the Genesis parent portal for each child. The health form needs to be submitted via genesis by 8:00 am daily for UES students. https://parents.mtps.com/moorestown/sis/view?gohome=true


If you are experiencing trouble with genesis access please contact Genesis Help Staff:

Kate Esaia; kesaia@mtps.com


Please make sure this form is completed daily. It is mandatory for all Hybrid students.

Cell Phone and Electronic Device Reminder

As we plan for our return to in-person school, please remember that the UES follows a no personal electronic device policy. Any student that brings a personal electronic device (smartphone, smartwatch, or any other ECRD) to school will need to power off the device, and keep it stored in his or her backpack during the school day.

Schools are not responsible for lost, stolen, or damaged personal property. We encourage students to leave expensive technology at home.



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