September 21, 2020
Blueprint for Resuming In-Person Instruction: A Living Document
For the first time since the debut of the COVID-19 data dashboard provided by the Pennsylvania Department of Education, the positivity rate in Montgomery County has declined. For the seven day period ending on September 17, 2020, the positivity rate for Montgomery County is 3.0%. Tomorrow's Touch Base Tuesday will contain full metrics.
National Merit Semifinalists
Upper Dublin semifinalists include: Alanis R. Andrulonis; Jacob Fracht; Leo T. Herman; Ethan Junk; Shawn X. Li; Harrison C. Liu; Lillian H. Loi; James D. Peng; Oren Serafin; Eileen Xiao; Emma C. Yang; Anna J. Zhou; and Jane X. Zhou. We congratulate these students on this incredible feat!
To move onto the finalist round, students are judged based on an application covering their academic record, leadership abilities, employment, participation in school and community activities, and honors and awards received. Students must also write an essay recommended by a high school official. Over 90 percent of the semifinalists will be named as finalists for the scholarship. Of those finalists, about half will win a scholarship.
Welcome to Mr. Prakash Patel, Director of Innovation & Technology
We are pleased to officially welcome Mr. Prakash Patel to Upper Dublin! Mr. Patel was previously the Director of Technology for the 21st Century Cyber Charter School where he was responsible for all facets of the technology department. By developing and implementing a strategic vision for his department, he effectively championed changes in curriculum design and instructional delivery while making sure that staff and students had access to the appropriate technology. Prior to joining 21st Century Cyber Charter School, Mr. Patel spent twenty successful years in the Quakertown Community School District where he taught both computer science and mathematics. He also supervised the District’s Virtual High School program. The sum total of his experiences will ensure Mr. Patel’s success in Upper Dublin, particularly at a time when we are expanding virtual learning in our District.
Mr. Patel’s appointment is instrumental in fulfilling our vision of furthering the effective use of technology in our instructional program - for ALL students, including the expansion of our virtual learning programs for students.
Progress at Sandy Run Middle School
The classroom wing is ready for continued brickwork. Windows will be installed soon.
Hallways are being drywalled and classroom spaces are taking shape.
Excavation is taking place to prepare for the auditorium to be built.
The building's complete footprint is now visible.
Another Overhead View
The auditorium and gymnasium spaces are being constructed.
The loading area dock area is being prepared for construction.