UCAS Weekly Update

May 12, 2020

Message from Administration

Dear UCAS parents and students:

As this school year comes to a close, we want to thank our parents for the incredible support you have shown to us, as a school. This has been a historic year that has handed us a number of unexpected challenges, and you have been unwaivering in your support of UCAS. We have asked a lot from our teachers and students in making a transition to online learning, and we are proud of the efforts that have been given from both groups. We know this has been a challenge for parents, as well. Thank you for your patience and understanding, for your positivity in supporting your student/s. We can say that we survived this school year admirably! It saddens and disappoints us that we cannot see students in our classrooms and hallways, and we are not yet able to gather in large groups. Still, we look forward to the time when we can come together again!

Our Yearbook order has been delayed again, because of the covid 19 situation, so we will be sending out information to you again, when we are given a firm delivery date. We hope that you will join us in our Virtual end of year Talent share and awards assembly tomorrow, Thursday, May 14th at 2:00, and on Friday, May 15th at 2:00 for our Virtual graduation ceremony. Both events can be found on this link to our UCAS Youtube station: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxs0UnB1TOyOQwgOzKbsLWA

All the best for a safe and enjoyable summer break!

Mrs. Derbidge and Ms. Weeks

Yearbook update

  • We still have several yearbooks available for purchase. Please call in to the main office of UCAS in Orem or Provo to order and pay for yours!

  • Yearbook delivery has been postponed due to the current health crisis. Our publisher, Josten’s has informed us that yearbook delivery has been delayed again. We hope to be able to hold a yearbook distribution in July.

Talent Share and Final Awards Assembly

Materials Drop off Schedule

May 14 9am-12 pm: Last name: A-M and all seniors

May 15 9 am-12 pm:Last name: N-Z

Textbooks, library books, chrome book loaners need to be returned to the campus it was checked out from. Orem materials go to Orem campus; Provo materials go to Provo campus.

Virtual Graduation Ceremony

Our Virtual graduation ceremony will be held at 2 pm on Thursday, May 15. Use this Youtube link to join in the celebration!https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxs0UnB1TOyOQwgOzKbsLWA

Free Meals to continue thru June


Utah County Academy of Sciences is serving lunches to all children ages 0-18.

Starting May 18th and continuing through June 26th

Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from ll:30 am -1:00 pm

Come in a car or walk over to 2121 North 550 West Provo, UT to pick up your FREE MEALS!

*Pick-up lane is located in the front of the school. We will have staff bring sack lunches to your window.

No need to leave your car at all!

(Children must be present to receive meal)

Meals provided are same-day lunch and next day breakfast.

We will ONLY be serving from our Provo location. We will NOT be sending meals to the Orem campus at all.

Bitbybit conference: Free Virtual tech conference for girls!

  • What's Bit by Bit all about?

  • Bit by Bit is a conference for high school girls, devoted to bringing together girls interested in computer science. Why? We believe that by gathering successful women with experiences to share, we can ensure that the female coders, entrepreneurs, and leaders of the future are prepared in an industry in which women are underrepresented.

  • Join us at our digital conference, premiering on May 23rd, 2020, to hear from our inspiring keynote speakers: Anne Aaron, Director of Encoding Technologies at Netflix, and Rana el Kaliouby, Co-founder and CEO of Affectiva. Spend the remainder of the day hearing your questions about computer science in different areas answered by our panelists, hearing about mentors' experiences working in computer science, getting hands on experience in workshops, and learning about future opportunities to pursue computer science. End the day with a greater understanding of the tech world!

To enroll visit http://bitbybit.dalton.org

UVU Summer Bridge

UVU's College of Science and the Latino Initiative are excited to offer the 2020 Free Online Latino Scientists of Tomorrow Summer Bridge Program for Utah high school students currently in grades 10th-12th (graduating seniors will also be considered).

This program encourages Latina/o and other underrepresented Utah high school students to explore careers in science. Admitted students could earn up to six Free college credits. In addition to leading students to careers in science, these college courses could count as general education or elective credits for UVU/other higher education institutions (based on major selection). Also, students will participate in online extracurricular activities including college success and career exploration workshops.

Program dates:

• June 29th - August 13th

Monday - Thursday (9:00 am - 2:00 pm)

Free online courses:

• BTEC 1010 | Fundamentals of Biotechnology (3 Credits)

• GEO 1010 | Introduction to Geology (3 Credits)

Application deadline: May 25, 2020 http://www.uvu.edu/bridge

Lost and Found- last chance!

Orem Campus - Skateboard - Please email Mrs. Schiffman to make arrangements to come and pick it up. If no one claims the skateboard by Friday, May 15th, the skateboard will be donated.

A NICE pair of earbuds are with Mrs. Schiffman. Please email Mrs. Schiffman with a description of brand, color, case, etc. if you think they belong to you. julie.schiffman@ucas-edu.net. If no one claims the earbuds by Friday, May 15th, the earbuds will be donated.

Provo Campus: We still have several guitars that have not been picked up, in addition to coats and jackets. These items will be donated June 1st, if not picked up.

Main Office hours in May

The Provo campus will be open Mon thru Friday from 11-1pm through the end of May

The Orem campus will be open M,W,F from 11-1 through the end of May.

Both campuses will be closed for Memorial Day, May 25th.

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