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Welcome Back Information 22-23

We are excited for an Undeniably Excellent 22-23 School Year!

We are excited to welcome our Undeniably Excellent Students back to the UES! We hope this Welcome Back update will provide you with important information and details to help you and your child gear up for an excellent 22-23 school year!

UES Important Dates:

  • August 24 - Student Schedules will go live in Genesis Parent Portal after 3:00 PM
  • August 30 & 31 - UES Student Chromebook Pick Up at MHS
  • August 31 - Grade 4 Home and School Ice Cream Social 2:00 to 2:45 PM
  • September 7 - First Day of School for ALL Students
  • September 9 - UES School Spirit Day - Wear your UES Gear!
  • September 13 & 14 - UES School Picture Days
  • September 13 - Grade 6 Back to School Night
  • September 14 - Grades 4 & 5 Back to School Night
  • September 16 - UES Home and School Meeting - 9:30 AM
  • September 20 - BOE Meeting - 7:00 PM
  • September 21 - All Grades Start Strong ELA & Math Testing
  • September 22 - Grade 6 Start Strong Science Testing
  • September 26 - Schools Closed for Rosh Hashanh
  • October 5 - School Closed for Yom Kippur
  • October 6 & 7 - UES MAP Testing - All Students
  • October 10 - School Closed for Staff In-Service

Student Schedules and Teacher Assignment

Is your son or daughter eager to know his or her teacher(s) for this year? The wait will be over soon! The parent portal of Genesis will be open after 3:00 PM on Wednesday, August 24. Our UES counselors will be available to answer scheduling questions beginning August 25, after 10:00 AM. The counselors' contact information is as follows:

Grade 4 - Welcome to the UES - Ice Cream Social!

The Grade 4 Home and School Ice Cream Social is back! All Grade 4 students are invited to visit the UES on August 31, from 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM. Students will have time to casually greet old friends and hopefully make some new ones while enjoying delicious ice cream. Please park in the back of the building and enter through the back doors.

UES Bus Information

All bus transportation information will be available in Genesis after 3:00 PM on August 24.

Please note the following about bus transportation:

  • Students should be at the bus stop 10 minutes prior to the assigned time.
  • Students will be assigned seats on the bus.
  • All UES students will be assigned a bus number that reads UES-#. (i.e. UES-22)
  • Bus numbers will be located on a sign in the bus window and may not coordinate with the number printed on the bus. Please remind your child to look for the sign in the window.
  • Bus numbers may change up until the first day of school. Please be sure to check your child's bus assignment in Genesis.

If you have questions regarding your child's bus assignment, bus stop, or bus schedule, please contact the Transportation Department (856-778-6610 ext. 12271).

Student Drop-off & Pick-up

We recognize that some families will transport students by car.

Please note the following:

AM Drop Off:

  • Morning drop-off is at the BACK of the building. Students may not be on our UES campus prior to 7:45 AM.
  • School starts promptly at 8:00 AM! Students are expected to be in homeroom by 8:00 AM.
  • Students who are dropped off in the BACK will enter through the cafeteria and report to their respective homeroom.
  • After 8:00 AM students must be dropped off at the FRONT and must sign in with our Attendance Secretary in the Health Office.
PM Pick Up:
  • Afternoon pick-up is at the BACK of the building at 3:00 PM. For the safety of our students and staff, cars may not be on campus prior to 2:45 PM.
  • All Cars at Drop Off and Pick Up must enter the BACK entrance off of Salem Crossing Road. Cars are not permitted to line up on Salem Crossing or Borton Landing Road prior to 2:45 PM.
  • Cars may be directed to park in the parking lot upon arrival to accommodate large numbers of cars.
To help us with a safe arrival and dismissal, please be courteous, cautious, and follow all directions of traffic duty personnel.

UES Student Chromebook Pick-Up - August 30 and 31

It is recommended that you pick up your child's Chromebook prior to school starting. The Student Chromebook pick-up for all UES students will be held at MHS as follows:

Tuesday 8/30/21, 8:00 AM - 7:30 PM

Wednesday 8/31/21, 7:30 AM-3:30 PM

  • Pick-up will be at the MHS Media Center (N. Stanwick Road side of the building). Cars should enter at 803 N. Stanwick Road and follow the signs to the Media Center parking lot.
  • All Grade 4 students and students NEW to the District should also pick up a laptop bag.
  • All Grade 5 & 6 Students should bring their laptop bags with them. All Grade 5 and 6 Students will use the bag issued to them previously.

Additional Details regarding laptop pick-up will be sent out by our IT Department.

Fall 2022 Testing Dates

NJSLA Start Strong Test

September 21 - All Students will take the NJ Start Strong ELA and Math Assessments

September 22 - All UES Grade 6 students will take the Start Strong Science Assessment

MAP Testing

October 6 & 7 - All UES Students will take the Measure of Academic Progress Assessment (MAP)

UES School Picture Day - September 13 and 14

UES student pictures will be taken on September 13 and 14. You will be notified of the specific date for your child's homeroom. For more information about student photos, you may visit the Lifetouch website at https://lifetouch.com/. Use the code EVTWHVMV3 to access the UES Photo information and pricing.

2022-2023 Read It Forward Program

We hope you had an opportunity to read Omar Rising with your child this summer! Students will be discussing and reading the book throughout the fall. We are excited that the author, Aisha, Saeed, will visit the UES shortly after the Winter Break.

MTPS Technical Support

Students and parents may contact the MTPS tech team if experiencing a technical problem at home with the MTPS computer or with the online systems that MTPS supports. If you get a busy signal or voicemail, we recommend calling back later or using the email address if possible. Emails may be sent to the email address below anytime, and a tech team member will respond as soon as soon as possible.

UES Tech support: uessupport@mtps.com 856-793-0333 x 14250

Other Important Information:

  • When students arrive at the UES, they should report to their homeroom and line up in the hallway as directed by staff.
  • The UES school day starts at 8:00 AM! It is important to be on time!
  • Please remind your child to bring their laptop bag on the first day!
  • Please make sure your child has all items needed for school. We need to limit items being dropped off during the school day.
  • Student supply lists can be found on our website.
  • Please have your child check his/her student email before Wednesday, September 7, for any important information from his/her teacher. Your child's student email address is made of his/her graduation year, his/her last name, his/her first initial, and @mtps.us. (Example - 27LastF@mtps.us)

We will see you soon!

We are excited to return for the 2022-2023 school year! Enjoy the last few weeks of summer, and remember to check your email, your child's email, and our website regularly for UES information and updates. We look forward to working with you to ensure your child has an Undeniably Excellent School year!