Pirate parents, the time of year has come, that we need nominations for the 2019-2020 PTO Board Positions. Please take a minute to read over the position responsibilities, and nominate yourself or someone else. The nomination period will run through midnight on April 26, 2019. At the next PTO board meeting, we will vote on the candidates, then I will post the election page, so we can vote to elect new board members. Thanks President: Shall direct the affairs of the organization in accordance with the bylaws, including the following: determining the agendas of the organization and executive board meetings; preside over such meetings; sign all checks and vouchers over $100.00 in value along with the treasurer; serve when needed, as ex-officio on all committees except the nominating committee; call upon each standing committee chair to prepare a plan of work; at the end of his/her term, inform all new officers of their duties of office; and perform any other duties deemed necessary.
We Need YOU!
We have begun planning for end-of-year testing and are in need of approxiametly 25 proctors for each day of testing! Would you be able to spare a day or 2 between the hours of 8:15 - 1:00? The only stipulation is that you must be an approved volunteer.
Apply or Update Volunteer status here - https://www.ucpsvolunteers.com
Sign up to help proctor here - https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B0C45ACAC22ABFE3-testing
Registration Timeline for Rising 9th Graders
April 12th - deadline for PRMS 8th grade students to submit course requests in PowerSchool
April 29th & 30th - high school counselors will meet with PRMS 8th grade students to review course requests
May 3rd - students return copy of finalized course requests signed by parent to homeroom teacher
High School Counselors:
Sydney.Burgess@ucps.k12.nc.us – 9th Grade Counselor
Sarah.Webb@ucps.k12.nc.us - Career Development Coordinator
Academic Course Plans for Rising 9th Grade - course plans by subject area
PRHS Course Level Change Form - form to request a change in level recommended by teacher
PRHS Pathways & Academies - career pathways and academies at PRH
UCPS Career Academies - academy programs within UCPS
UCPS Program of Studies - UCPS program information and course descriptions
Students will be placed in the English, Math, Science & Social Studies course level based on their teachers recommendation. Students who would like to take a different course level for which they have been recommended will need to turn in a Course Level Change form signed by a parent to the middle school counselor/homeroom teacher.
Online Course Offerings: Students must complete an application for online courses. If application is approved course requests will be updated in PowerSchool.
Application Coming Soon- Middle school students must turn this form in to the middle school counselor, Ms. Manwell.
Early Dismissal Procedures
If a student plans to leave school before the end of the day, he/she must bring a note from home requesting early dismissal. The adult who plans to pick up the student must sign him/her out in the office by 3:15 pm and be prepared to show valid picture identification..ie driver's license or passport. Also, please allow yourself enough travel time to be inside the office by 3:15.
School hours are 8:45-3:45.
The earliest drop off is 8:00 and all students must be picked up by 4:00 unless participating in an approved afterschool activity.
May 1st Schedule
Union County Public Schools will operate on a normal schedule May 1, 2019. UCPS has partnered with the Union County Association of Educators (UCAE) and the UCPS Professional Advisory Council on a plan to send a delegation of teachers/staff, from each school, where possible, to Raleigh on May 1.
As a forward thinking school system, several of the concerns raised by the NCAE have already been addressed by the Union County Board of Education and senior leadership through direct advocacy with state legislators.
We want to thank our teachers/staff and the leaders of our teacher representative groups for their partnership as we work to maintain a school day that is focused on high-quality instruction in a safe learning environment.
2019 UCPS Parent Survey
UCPS has extended the deadline for the Parent Survey. The survey will remain open until April 26. We encourage you to participate and share your feedback through an anonymous format that will be used to improve our teaching and learning practices and the overall UCPS experience for families. No personally identifiable information pertaining to you or your student will be collected. For your convenience, the survey can be taken through a mobile device and it is compatible with all operating systems. We appreciate your time and cooperation.
April 29, 2019
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM V Softball @ Noel Williams Park
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM V Baseball @ TBD