Return To School

Dear UCS Community: 

I hope all of you had a safe and relaxing spring break. As we look toward the return to school on Monday, I want to share with you a brief update regarding next week’s schedule. This is especially important given ongoing conversations at the state level regarding the status of high school in-person learning and student athletics. 

As we have navigated the COVID-19 environment, we have consistently followed three key priorities throughout our planning efforts: the health and safety of our community; educational excellence, equity and access for all students; and our ability to effectively implement our learning plan. Our learning plan addresses all three areas as we continue to move forward.  Messaging and open communications such as this are intended to provide our families with the most recent information to allow for planning and promote stability to the extent possible.

At this time our learning plan coming out of Spring Break remains as previously communicated, highlighted by the following:

  • All K-12 students will remain in a remote learning environment for the week of April 12. 
  • Secondary students will also have an opportunity to take college readiness exams as scheduled next week.  The remote learning week will allow us to provide enhanced safety measures by limiting access to the building to only students taking part in the college readiness exams.  
  • For student athletes, COVID-19 testing is in place to allow for practices to begin as scheduled.
  • We are continuing to plan for a return to four days of in-person instruction the week of April 19, with Wednesday being a remote learning day.  However, we must continue to carefully monitor local factors including new cases, positive test rates, vaccinations and mitigation efforts.
  • An overview of the calendar is available at this link
We expect there will continue to be discussions throughout the weekend at many levels regarding schools. If there are changes in what is being required of schools, we will address those changes with you immediately so that you can make appropriate plans for your family.