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Coronavirus Update 3.20.20

We know it wasn’t easy, but you are all doing a great job keeping your students on track academically. We are in this together as a UA Community. Our teachers and staff are committed to educating our students through our remote learning plan. But most importantly, they are committed to staying connected to their students. 

There are a lot of questions about when and if we will return to school. The initial timeline of the closure was set for March 16-30. As of this writing, schools have not officially been told if the closure will be extended; however, NC Superintendent of Instruction Mark Johnson was quoted this week saying he does not think we will return April 1. As soon as we are notified of any changes to the timeline of the closure, we will let you know through our normal modes of communication. 

President Trump announced today there will be no standardized testing requirements for K-12 students. As we learn more about how this affects our students we will update you.

Please check your email regularly and follow our social media accounts for day-to-day information, updates, and fun videos and posts to keep us all connected as a community. 

Below are updates and answers to the questions you have about a few upcoming events. We can’t answer every question, but please know we are continuously reviewing our plans based on the information we have at the time.

  • Order catered lunches as usual. You will receive a credit if we are not in school.
  • Quarter 3 grading period ends today, March 20. Report cards will not be sent home. Monitor grades through PowerSchool and by emailing teachers. Email the teacher if you have questions. 
  • Prom is postponed. Please do not purchase tickets at this time. If/when the event is rescheduled, we will make tickets available.
  • Cap and Gown orders will be delivered to school. When it is appropriate, they will be distributed. 
  • Graduation is still two months away. We will make a decision at a later date. 

Educating children is a tough but rewarding job. Do the best you can. The most important part of your role in this “adventure in homeschooling” is to keep your child’s mind engaged. Try to set a schedule for school work, monitor your child’s academic progress, stay in touch with teachers, and keep your child READING. 

Middle and high school students should be checking their email daily and keeping up with their assignments. High school students who were scheduled to take the ACT and/or SAT should get notifications from the College Board about cancellations and rescheduling. We will have those links posted on the HS Academic page. Information regarding the AP exams scheduled in May is being updated today. Please continue to check the UA website for updates.

We have posted links on our webpage under the Academic Section to help you with technology issues, talk to your children about Coronavirus, and share with you additional fun resources. 

This is especially tough on our seniors. Prom, college reveal day, walk of champions, and graduation are rights of passage they have been looking forward to for years. Hopefully, these events will take place at some point. Our senior athletes have had their seasons postponed indefinitely, and it’s heartbreaking to see how sad and frustrated they are. Encourage them. Remind them of all their accomplishments and the good things to come in the future.

Let’s all be patient and kind to one another. Compassion is a character trait!

Go Cardinals!