Golden Bear News: August 11, 2023
August 11, 2023
Message from the Principal
August 11, 2023
Dear UAHS students and families,
I hope that you have had a wonderful summer. We are excited to begin the 2023-2024 school year next week. On Monday and Tuesday, we will be welcoming back our teachers and staff members to begin preparing for the Class of 2027 on Wednesday and for the return of all of our students on Thursday.
Upper Arlington Schools exists to challenge and support every student with the ultimate goal of preparing them to serve, to lead, and to be successful. The dawn of a new school year provides all students the opportunity to reconsider what success means to each individual and to make a commitment to the pursuit of that success with excitement and resiliency.
We cannot wait to welcome you to UAHS! Enjoy the remaining days of summer break.
Andrew C. Theado
- Aug 16 ~ First Day for Grade 9
- Aug 16 ~ Picture Day for Grade 9, Field House
- Aug 17 ~ First Day for Grades 10-12 (all students attend)
- Aug 17 ~ Picture Day for Grades 10-12, Field House
- Aug 23 ~ Open House
- Aug 25 ~ Senior Cap & Gown Order Day, GBB
- Aug 25 ~ New Student Lunch, 1st Fl N Learning Commons
- Sep 3 ~ Golden Bear Bash, Amelita Mirolo Barn
- Sep 4 ~ Labor Day - No School (students & staff)
- Sep 30 ~ Summer Community Service Due for Grades 10-12
Back to School
It is important for students to adhere to the schedule outlined in PowerSchool, regardless of any prior schedule change requests. Once a requested change receives approval and is reflected in PowerSchool, students may begin attending the newly assigned class.
Early Release and Late Arrival
Students who have submitted requests for an Early Release or Late Arrival must attend Forum until the Early Release or Late Arrival has been awarded and appears in PowerSchool. This should happen after the first few weeks of the quarter.
Forms & Fees Reminder
Back-to-school forms and fees are due prior to the first day of the school year on August 16. If you have not yet completed your student’s forms or paid all available fees, please do so today by logging in to the PowerSchool Parent Portal and SPS EZpay. Please visit our back to school webpage for instructions on how to complete these steps.
If you wish to purchase the optional Technology Protection Plan, you must complete the technology form in PowerSchool AND pay the $25 fee in SPS EZpay before the first day of school for the 2023-2024 school year (August 16, 2022). If the $25 fee is not paid by the first day of school, the plan is void.
If payment of fees would present a hardship for your family, please reach out to your school counselor.
Safety & Security
A sense of safety and security is essential when seeking to build connection and belonging in our community. The security of students and staff is a top priority, so as a community, we must be aware of the tools we have to report any potential incidents of bullying, harassment or intimidation. The Stay Safe, Speak Up! public hotline and app on all student iPads allow confidential reports of possible safety or bullying issues. For more, check out this poster.
UAHS PTO – Yes, there is a PTO at the high school!
What does the UAHS PTO do?
PTO donations go towards supporting our staff and students through teacher grants, student scholarships, mentor program, new student events, author visits, staff appreciation events, school counselor support, principal coffee chats, cookies and cram, and much more!
Please consider supporting the PTO
Donate now and watch for the weekly PTO newsletter for other ways you can help us support our staff and students throughout the year!
Family Connection Webinar Series
Consider joining us on September 13 at 4:30 p.m. for our first webinar. We will be discussing the academic supports we have to offer at UAHS as well as how to interpret the Ohio State Test results.
- September 13 - Link to join
iPad Information for the Start of the Year
During the second semester, all K-12 students and staff will be upgrading their current iPads for a newer model. Because of the district wide upgrade, we will not not be asking incoming 9th grade students to swap out their current device when school begins. We do not want them to make two swaps in one school year. New students will receive their devices during the first week of school from the Help Desk.
Senior Cap & Gown Order Date
On Friday, August 25, Jostens will be available on Golden Bear Boulevard during Periods 4 & 5 to answer questions and collect order forms for graduation-related items.
Reporting an Absence
Dates go here