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School Update (09-11-2019)


School Update (09-11-2019)


Principal Olivero here with some school updates.  Next week will be a busy one for UCHS.  Let me give you a rundown for dates and events happening. 


Listen up bus riders, we expect there to be a 20 minute time change for morning pickup times.  We will announce the exact new earlier pickup times, but wanted all to know that they are changing starting Monday, September 16th. 


On Monday, September 16, 2019, we will hold a School Site Council Meeting for returning SSC members. The team will be hearing about the school’s Single Plan for Student Achievement. Stakeholders can attend as it will be held in the Principal’s Conference Room at 2:30 pm.  Also on Monday, the UC Cluster Schools will hold their first meeting and it will be at UCHS, at 4:30 pm, in the library.  All five UC schools come together to discuss common needs and supports.  All are welcome to attend this meeting as well. 


On Wednesday, during period 2, sometime between the hours of 8:14 am to 8:59 am we will hold a Lockdown Drill. The purpose is to familiarize all new staff and new students as to the proper protocols for executing a Lockdown plan. We ask that visitors to the school not come to the front office until after the drill is completed. 


Thursday night, September 19, 2019, will be our Back-to-School night event.  It will begin at 5:15 pm with class visits starting at 6:20 pm. More information will be shared next week prior to the event. 


Soon to be shared in the local UCCA Newsletter will an advertisement for help. What’s shared is the following: A little less than two years ago, after the Parkland, Florida school shooting, I sent out a request to our UC community to help us create an on campus “neighborhood watch” program at University City High School.  With this call out, we had four amazing retired senior citizens who live in the area agree to join the high school to become our senior “ambassadors” to the school.  Not only did our UC seniors provide an extra pair of eyes on campus, they also immersed themselves into the fabric of the school.  They did this by visiting classes, talking to students and staff, and by helping around campus when needed.  I believe our students, staff, parents, and seniors came to fully enjoy our “neighborhood watch” program on campus.   

UCHS wants to again extend this opportunity to our UC community by again asking our senior community consider joining the UCHS team.  At this time we are seeking to add a couple more seniors that have 2-3 hours free a week they can join us. 


Parents, if you know of a senior that is looking for something to do that will bring them joy and a sense of fulfillment, please have them email me at jolivero@sandi.net.  We think they will enjoy being around an energetic and vibrant school community.


Last, next Friday, September 20, 2019, there is a group of students participating in a National Global Climate demonstration. The Board of Education is in support of this demonstration by students.  More information will be shared next week as to what some students will be doing as part of their demonstration. So stay tuned on this one. 


Have a great week and look forward to seeing you all next week.  Mr. O.