UCAS News & Information

September 10,2020 edition

Message from Administration

"I am glad that I got good teachers like you here in this school to help me out with these assignments and working hard to not only improve what I know, but doing it in a way that is less stressful. I am 100% positive that this is the best school that I have ever been in. Thank you so much for all of your hard work." This email message from one of our students to a teacher says so much about our teachers and our students--and the parents of such students, who have taught their children to express thanks and gratitude. These types of messages are the real "pay-day." Thank you to parents who have trusted us to teach your students. Thank you to our teachers, and staff, who go above and beyond continually. And thank you, to our amazing students...the reason we are all here! This has been a most unusual and challenging school start-up ever, yet we see so many positives every day, it makes it all worthwhile.

We encourage you to read through the information in this newsletter- especially related to Covid-19 guidelines. It is our hope to be able to continue through the rest of the semester on the hybrid plan we have started with. Thank you for all you are doing to help!

Picture Day coming

Picture day for both campuses is scheduled for September 18th. Please make sure you come in to your campus to get your photo taken. (Required.) Optional picture packets will be available for order. We require all students and staff to have a current photo taken for identification and yearbook purposes.

Picture day will be on September 18. Both Provo and Orem will have a photographer available. We request that if you are a 9th or 10th grader you get your picture taken in Provo. 11th and 12th graders will take their picture in Orem. We need all students to get a picture taken for school security purposes.

Please use the following schedule to know when to come:

8:15 - 9: Online Cohort only please.

9 - 10: Last names A - C

10 - 11: Last names D - F

11 - 12: Last names G - I

12 - 1: Last names J - M

1:30 - 2: Last names N - Q

2 - 3: Last names R - V

3 - 4: Last names W - Z

Covid 19 Information and resources

Please refer to the Parent Guide for Covid 19 at this link, for detailed information, tips, and recommendations.


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New Staff at UCAS

We are pleased to announce that UCAS now has a school Nurse and a Social Worker.

Welcome to Miss Brittany Hurst, and to Mr. Darren Burdette!

Miss Hurst is available to answer your questions or concerns about Covid-19 and/ or to help with a medical plan at school, if your student is in need of one. Her contact information is as follows:

Brittany.hurst@ucas-edu.net 801-616-7238. Texts are preferred, and she can respond with a call or text to you. Mr. Burdette can be reached by first contacting your school counselor.

Substitute Teachers Needed

If you are interested, and available, we encourage you to contact Ready 2 Teach to become a substitute for UCAS. Visit www.ready2teach.com
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Stronger Families Project

Not sponsored by UCAS, this workshop is available to your family.

Register at: https://www.uvu.edu/sfp/register.php, if interested.

Take part in a FREE weekly workshop that will build on your
family’s strengths and values in a family friendly environment.
A free 8 week family life education program is being offered to Utah families. The
program is held one night a week from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm for the entire family!
Educational Topics Include: Communication, Bonding, Positive Discipline, Problem
Solving, Goal Setting and Achievement, Anger Management, and Establishing Family


Fall Session begins the week of September 14, 2020 and is held on Tuesday – Thursday

with a Teen only session held on Mondays for 6:30 -7:30 pm.