North Hills Newsletter: Aug 2019

Welcome back UNHP Families! Below you will find important information as we step into the 2019-2020 school year.

Panther Round-Up

We are so excited to kickoff the 2019-2020 school year!

Next Saturday, August 3rd we will be hold a “Panther Roundup” event on campus.

Come join us between 8:00-11:00am to gather more information about the upcoming school year.

Please reference the schedule below for more details:


PANTHER ROUND-UP SCHEDULE

8:00am - 11:00am
Where: UNHP Student Activity Center

What:
- Breakfast: Various items sold by our Sunshine Committee
- Class Rosters: PS (K-5th Grade) teacher assignments will be posted
- Dean & Directors: Meet our Academic Deans & Directors
- Enrichment Committee: Learn about our fundraising campaign and donate
- Fees: Pay your fees if you haven't already
- Lunch: Meet with Twelve Oaks or Breakfast and Lunch providers
- Nurse: verify your scholar's immunization records
- Parking: Scholars can purchase their 19-20 parking permits
- Uniform Resale: purchase gently used uniforms
- Uniform Vendor: meet with our uniform vendor, Lands End
- YMCA Soccer: PS (K-5th Grade) signup
8:00am - 11:00am
Where: UNHP Main Gym

What:
- Schedule Pickup: MS (6th-8th Grade)
- Schedule Questions: HS (9th-12th Grade)

- HS schedules will be available electronically via Powerschool Aug. 3rd
- School Supply Pickup: MS (6th-8th Grade) ONLY for those who purchased through EPI

  • 8:00am - 6th Grade Pickup
  • 9:00am - 7th Grade Pickup
  • 10:00am - 8th Grade Pickup

9:00am - 9:50am
Where: UNHP East Commons Cafe

What: NEW to Uplift North Hills MS (6th-8th Grade) Information Session

  • This is intended for families who are new to Uplift North Hills only

10:00am - 10:50am
Where: UNHP East Commons Cafe

What: NEW to Uplift North Hills HS (9th-12th Grade) Information Session

  • This is intended for families who are new to Uplift North Hills only

Free / Reduced Breakfast & Lunch Application

Apply today for free and reduced price meals at www.schoolcafe.com


Please begin by clicking the link and filling out the Free and Reduced Meal Application by Friday, August 2nd. Each application helps with school funding so we would like all families to complete the Free or Reduced Meal Application. Your family could also receive a significant cost savings. Breakfast costs $1.60 per day; the price of lunch has changed for the 2019-20 school year to $3.25 for primary scholars and $3.55 middle and high school scholars. If your child qualifies, the reduced price is $.30 cents per day for breakfast and $.40 cents per day for lunch.


Please begin your meal process now at www.schoolcafe.com or contact our Child Nutrition Department at cnp@uplifteducation.org or 469.398.0147 with questions about the online application.


Below you will find answers to common questions about the application for free and reduced meals


FAQ:

  • May I apply if someone in my household is not a U.S. citizen? You, your children, or other household members do not have to be U.S. citizens to apply for free or reduced price meals
  • Do I need to fill out an application for each child? Use one Free and Reduced Price School Meals Application for all students in your household. We cannot approve an application that is not complete, so be sure to fill out all required information.
  • Should I fill out an application if I received a letter this school year saying my children are already approved for free meals? No, but please read the letter you got carefully and follow the instructions. If any children in your household were missing from your eligibility notification, contact cnp@uplifteducation.org or (469) 398-0147.
  • My child's application was approved last year, do I need to fill out a new one? Your child’s application is only good for that school year and for the first few days of this school year, through September 17, 2019. You must send in a new application unless you have a letter saying your child is eligible for the new school year. If you do not apply or you have not been notified that your child is eligible for free meals, your child will be charged the full price for meals.
  • I receive WIC, can my children receive free breakfast and lunch? Children in households participating in WIC may be eligible for free or reduced price meals. Please apply https://www.schoolcafe.com/
  • If I don’t qualify now, may I apply later? Yes, you may apply at any time during the school year. For example, children with a parent or guardian who becomes unemployed may become eligible for free and reduced price meals if the household income drops below the income limit.
  • What if I disagree with the school’s decision about my application? You should talk to school officials. You also may ask for a hearing by calling or writing to: cnp@uplifteducation.org or (469) 398-0147
  • What if my income is not always the same? List the amount that you normally earn. For example, if you normally make $1000 each month, but you missed some work last month and only made $900, put down that you made $1000 per month. If you normally get overtime, include it, but do not include it if you only work overtime sometimes. If you have lost a job or had your hours or wages reduced, use your current income.
  • What if some members of my household have no income to report? Household members may not receive some types of income we ask you to report on the application, or may not receive income at all. Whenever this happens, please add a 0 in the field. However, if any income fields are left empty or blank, those will also be counted as zeroes. Please be careful when leaving income fields blank, as we will assume you meant to do so.
  • My family needs more help. Are there other programs we might apply for? To find out how to apply for SNAP in Texas or other assistance benefits, contact your local assistance office or call 1-877-541-7905.


If you have other questions or need help, email cnp@uplifteducation.org or call (469) 398-0147

Breakfast & Lunch Payments

We ask that all new UNHP students fill out the lunch account application form that can be found at Lunch Room Application . All existing accounts will roll over from the previous year.


On-line breakfast and lunch payments can continue to be made through our partners at the DRX website. You can log in HERE. This lunch account software offers online viewing of accounts, ability to add money, and many other features to help monitor and control your child’s cafeteria account. You may also send money (check or cash) to the school for your child’s lunch account. This money is recorded for purchases of Twelve Oak's nutritious healthy food, prepared fresh daily.

The school code for all North Hills users is tocnhps (all lowercase) and your email will be your user I.D. You will create your own password.


If you wish to contact Twelve Oaks directly: phone 214-956-9797, fax 214-956-9825, and emails can be directed to info@twelveoakscatering.com


BREAKFAST INFO

PRIMARY (K-5th Grade) BREAKFAST TIME IS FROM 7:15am - 7:30am and students must arrive in East Commons no later than 7:15am.

SECONDARY (6th - 12th Grade) BREAKFAST TIME IS FROM 7:30am - 8:00am

Picture Day is the FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL: Tues, Aug 6th

*Formal Uniform Required - CLICK HERE to reference the uniform requirements.

**If you are interested in purchasing pictures, please follow the steps below


1. Visit: mylifetouch.com

2. Enter you Picture Day ID: TX119001Q0

3. Order your package online only

Volunteering in 2019-20 (Background Checks)

Taking part in meaningful volunteer opportunities on campus will continue through our parent volunteer website https://uplift.voly.org/


To volunteer on campus all returning families must log in to their Voly account, where you will be prompted to re-enter your birthdate, consent to a new annual background check, review the online orientation and e-sign it, and “Fan” of Uplift North Hills Primary, Middle, or High School.


To volunteer on campus all new families must “Create a Volunteer Account” and fill out an application before taking part in on-campus or off-campus activities. Within 72 hours after successful completion of this process you can start signing up for available volunteer opportunities.

The process of creating an account and completing the application process is easy. Sign up today! Steps are below.

  1. Go to https://uplift.voly.org

  2. On the first page you will complete the section titled “Create A Volunteer Account” then click “Create Account”.

  3. Next, you will complete the “Volunteer Application Form”, which includes your Orientation, Media Release and Background Check. This is the area where you will choose the schools where you would like to volunteer. Full completion of this section is required to volunteer on campus.

  4. You will receive an email within 72 hours regarding the status of your application and background check.

  5. Once you receive your email confirmation, you will be able to sign up for any volunteer opportunity at your child’s school throughout this school year.

UNHP Office Closed (Staff PD)

Thursday, Aug. 1st, 9am-3pm

606 East Royal Lane

Irving, TX

Panther Round-Up: AS (K - 12th Grade)

Saturday, Aug. 3rd, 8-11am

606 East Royal Lane

Irving, TX

Meet the Teacher: PS (K-5th Grade)

Monday, Aug. 5th, 1:30-4pm

UNHP: Primary Building

Please stop by anywhere from 1:30-4:00 to meet your teacher; for Kindergarten you will meet the team. This an opportunity for the students to see their classroom, cubbies, seats and of couse their teacher. Parents will aslo pick up carpool cards and paperwork. This is also an opportunity to drop off your school supplies if you did not partake in buying directly through EPI. Please make sure to label all supplies.


DO NOT send supplies with students on the first day of school.

Meet the Teacher: MS/HS (6-12th Grade)

Monday, Aug. 5th, 3-5:30pm

UNHP: Secondary Building

First Day of School

Tuesday, Aug. 6th, 7:45am

606 East Royal Lane

Irving, TX

PS (K - 5th Grade)

  • Morning Car Pool: 7:15am
  • School Begins: 7:45am

MS/HS (6th - 12th Grade) 8:20am

  • Morning Car Pool: 7:45am
  • School Begins: 8:20am

Curriculum Night: PS (K-5th Grade)

Tuesday, Aug. 13th, 5:30-7pm

UNHP: Primary Building

Curriculum Night: MS & HS (6th - 10th Grade)

Monday, Aug. 19th, 6pm

UNHP: East Commons Cafe

Curriculum Night: HS (11th - 12th Grade)

Monday, Aug. 26th, 6pm

UNHP: East Commons Cafe