Golden Bear News: August 18, 2023
August 18, 2023
Message from the Principal
August 18, 2023
Dear UAHS students and families,
The 2023-2024 school year is officially underway! I have been blown away by the positive energy from both our students and staff this week. A truly fantastic start to the school year. Thank you students!
Good luck to all the Golden Bears in action this weekend!
Andrew C. Theado, Principal
- Aug 18 ~ Senior Football Pre-Game Tailgate, 5:24pm in the UAHS South Parking Lot
- Aug 23 ~ UAHS Open House, 6:30pm-8:30pm
- Aug 25 ~ New Student Lunch, Periods 4 & 5 in the 1st Fl N Learning Commons
- Sep 1 ~ Senior Cap & Gown Order Day, Periods 4 & 5 on Golden Bear Boulevard
- Sep 3 ~ Golden Bear Bash, 6pm-10pm at Amelita Mirolo Barn
- Sep 4 ~ Labor Day - No School (students & staff)
- Sep 12 ~ UAHS PTO Meeting, 8:30am-9:30am in the Foundation Room
- Sep 13 ~ Senior College Planning Meeting, 7pm-9pm in the UAHS Performing Arts Center
- Sep 15 ~ Student Activity Fair, Period 4 & 5 on Golden Bear Boulevard
- Sep 18 ~ MIT Central Ohio Night, 7pm-9:30pm in the UAHS Performing Arts Center
- Sep 20 ~ Early Dismissal at 1:30pm
- Sep 23 ~ Homecoming Dance, 8pm-11:00pm at UAHS
- Sep 29 ~ Make-up Picture Day, 8am-1pm in the Field House
- Sep 30 ~ Summer Community Service Due for Grades 10-12
Invite Dr. Hunt to Your Next Event
So many great things are happening in our schools and across our community! You can help our new superintendent, Dr. Robert Hunt, get to know Upper Arlington and its schools by inviting him to join you for special opportunities in classrooms or in the community.
Please complete this form to invite Dr. Hunt to your next event! His office will reach out to you regarding his availability and gather any additional details needed.
College & Career Center
Over the summer, our College & Career Center relocated to the 2nd floor space above the main office.
Language Translation for School and District Emails
Beginning this fall, families will have the option of receiving translated communications from their school and the district via the district's new mass notification system, Blackboard. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to notify the district of your family's preferred language for communications if you would like to receive translated emails from your school and the district.
Youth at the Booth
Juniors and Seniors in good standing who will be at least 17 years old by Election Day have the opportunity to work the polls on Tuesday, November 7 through Franklin County’s Youth at the Booth Program. Participating students must commit to working all day and to attending training. Pay is $193 (or $223 with an additional optional training). Interested students can find the details on the Class of 2024 and Class of 2025 Canvas Pages. They can also reach out to Mr. Soccorsi (email@example.com) with any questions. The deadline to apply is Friday, September 22.
Central Ohio Teen Summit
The Ohio Association of Chiefs of Police and Law Enforcement Foundation are proud to announce a Teen Summit for Franklin County high school students. The Teen Summit will be an opportunity for students from the Central Ohio area to come together with law enforcement for an all-day interactive seminar that will offer impactful opportunities to learn more about law enforcement in various ways throughout the day. This unique event will take place at the Ohio State Highway Patrol Academy, and only 100 teens from Central Ohio schools (10 from UAHS) will be chosen to attend. If you are interested, please complete this application by Monday, August 28.
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.
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
The ClassLink Family Portal
ClassLink is a single sign-on system Upper Arlington City Schools uses with students to provide a single location to access curricular resources. We now have a Family ClassLink environment. This single sign-on system will provide families one location to access all of the systems, sites and resources you need to manage the Upper Arlington student experience.
Custodial caregivers who have a current email address noted in PowerSchool, are automatically set up with accounts. If you are a custodial parent or guardian, and do not have an email address in PowerSchool, contact your school office to have your contact information updated. Once updated, it will take 24 hours for the account to be created.
Senior Cap & Gown Order Date
On Friday, September 1 (originally scheduled for 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.
Attendance is a critical component to learning. Students need to show up in order to take full advantage of the education programs we offer. We have begun notifying students and families via email when a student has had an unexcused absence from class. Students have next week to ensure they are taking responsibility for their attendance in each class, including Forum. Beginning August 28, students will be assigned consequences for skipping any class.
Reporting an Absence
Dates go here