Save the Date for Junior/Senior High School Prom Saturday, May 15th 8:00 - 11:00 pm! All UCPS HS will be hosting outdoor proms on school campus this year. Rain date is May 22nd. Each school will be providing detailed information to their school community soon, including health and safety guidelines! We are excited to have this opportunity for our students!
School of Choice Information
Union County Public Schools has announced school choice options for the 2021-2022 school year. Families may apply to Parkwood High School through a lottery process. The application period is April 6 – 30. To apply, parents should visit ucps.k12.nc.us,
click on I Want To Access Scribbles and complete the application in the portal.
Choice in Plans for School Starting April 12, 2021On March 15, the Union County Board of Education voted to move all schools from Plan B to Plan A with in-person instruction five days a week. Plan A will begin on Monday, April 12.
Students currently enrolled in Plan B will be automatically moved to Plan A and be assigned to attend school Monday through Friday each week starting on April 12. School opens for students at 8:00 am and school hours are 8:30 am - 3:30 pm.
Students currently under Plan D (virtual school) will remain in Plan D and continue to learn remotely.
Attendance procedures will remain as they have been this year. If a Plan A student is not physically present at school, they will be marked 2A which is an unexcused absence unless they are sick or in quarantine. Please remember that attending classes every day is the optimal way for students to learn, however attendance does not directly affect students’ grades this year. Student grades are based on the completion of and quality of work submitted in each course.
To request a change in Plan for your student, please complete this form. If you are not requesting a change, you do not need to complete this form.Your email address will be recorded when you submit this form.
Driver's Education Information
If you would like to sign up for drivers education in April the deadline is March 28th. After March 28th you will have to wait until May to sign up. Sign up on the Driver's Education website. Also, if you have passed the final exam and have not done your eye screening. Our next eye screening is March 31st at 3:45 at Parkwood High School in the commons area.
Virtual College Fairs
High School Students
Thursday, March 25th and Monday, April 19th ,5pm-8pm
Registration is now open for our Virtual College Fair! Sign-up to virtually connect with 200+ colleges and universities from around the country and world for free.
During the Virtual College Fair, you will have the chance to hear from many different colleges. You can choose which colleges you want to hear from by registering for their sessions. You and your family can ask questions of the college representatives throughout the presentations too!
All sessions will be recorded, so please register for ALL college/universities that you have an interest in, even if you can't make the live session...you'll have an opportunity to watch the recordings later!
We are looking forward to sharing this virtual experience with each of you!
Please contact Matt Cash, CACRAO President, at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions
Pre-ACT Testing Information
Don't forget to register your 10th grader for the Pre-ACT that is being offered on Friday, March 26 at 8:30 am. Students can register using this online form or through the PWHS Counseling Canvas page. Students must request bus transportation by Wed. March 17. See below for more detailed information.
Questions? Contact Terri.email@example.com.
The Pre-ACT will be given to all 10th grade students on Friday, March 26th. Registration is required.
- Students should report to school as usual, 8:30 am.
- To accommodate social distancing, no other students will be on campus.
- Students will be required to wear their mask during the test session.
- Students are allowed to bring their own calculator for testing.
- Bus transportation is available with notice below. This request must be made to Mr. Moore by 3/17.
- Email Eldridge.Moore@ucps.k12.nc.us with your request.
- Lunch is not available at the high school, but can be picked up at the middle school after the test.
- The test is approximately 3.5 hours with breaks.
- When all students have completed the test, they can be dismissed for parent pick-up or return home by bus, if arrangements have been made.
Social and Emotional Learning Resources
Our students’ safety and well-being are important to us. If you have concerns about your student’s social, emotional, or mental health, please do not hesitate to contact us. A link has been added to our webpage that will advise you about the supports available for your child at Parkwood High School. Our school counselors are Chrissy Yates, Amanda Bristow, Duane Thompson, Terri Onley and Anne Sutton. Our school social worker is Amy David. Our school’s therapists are Katria Fisher and Ellen Woodham-Johnson. The link to contact any of these resources is located at the top right hand side of our school’s webpage under the “I WANT TO” box.
ReplayIt Yearbook Photos
This year is going to be an interesting one for the yearbook! The yearbook staff would love for you to help us gather images. Attached is a flyer on how you can use the ReplayIt site to upload images to a private folder shared with our yearbook staff to use in the book.
We want any and all photos!
- Spirit week
- Fun class activities/projects
- Candid shots
- Any extracurriculars like sports or clubs.
- ANYTHING SCHOOL RELATED
The site is super easy to use and you can upload right from your phone. Click here to upload your photos to the ReplayIt website.
You will be required to give a school ID. The ID for Parkwood is 415467580.
2021 Senior Spotlight Slides
2021 Seniors may submit a senior spotlight slide (template found here) that will be showcased on social media throughout the school year. Slides will be posted randomly throughout the year in the order they are submitted. Seniors are only permitted to submit one slide. Feel free to modify the fonts and formatting to meet your artistic preference. All submissions will be edited to insure appropriateness for posting to social media. Share the final slide with firstname.lastname@example.org through Google Slides and be sure you have given Mrs. Williams editing rights.
Peachjar Digital Flyers
We have launched a new electronic flyer communication tool called Peachjar. To view school-approved digital flyers, simply click the Peachjar button on our website.
Subscribe to UCPS Snapshots Today
UCPS Snapshots is a monthly e-newsletter that provides community members with timely information about district programs as well as the great work that staff and students are doing in our 53 schools.
Subscribe today by clicking here or texting UCPSNEWS to 22828.