This extension, while disappointing, is not surprising based on the information in the news recently.
Additionally, NCDPI applied to waive assessments and accountability under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 for the 2019-2020 school year. This could mean students will not be required to take standardized assessments such as EOGs, EOCs, and NC Finals. https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NCSBE/bulletins/282bbfc
Teachers spent last week working with students to finish up the 3rd quarter. We understand there is a learning curve for everyone in adjusting to remote learning. Now that we know this will be our mode of education for the next 7 weeks, please stay in contact with teachers if you have questions and try to establish a schedule for at-home learning.
- While school is closed, we will not be issuing Driver Eligibility Certificates for driving (most DMVs are closed).
- Michelle Phifer has been hired as the interim AD and Greg Gregory as the interim assistant AD through the end of the school year. Both Ms. Phifer and Mr. Gregory will continue their teaching duties until the end of the year.
- For assistance with technical issues follow the directions in Submitting a Student IT Help Ticket.
- For help with Parent Portal (viewing student grades in PowerSchool) contact Clare Koning (email@example.com) or call 704-951-7025.
- If you have a school issued device and have trouble with internet service, you may park in the school parking lot and access UA’s internet. While this might not be convenient, it is an option. You can also contact Spectrum for free internet access if you are in their service area (1-844-488-8395).
- All remote learning will stop for Spring Break April 10-19 for students and staff to take a break.
- Daddy/Daughter is cancelled (refunds will be issued).
- 11th grade trip to the US White Water Center is cancelled (refunds will be issued).
- Band trip to Carowinds is cancelled (refunds will be issued).
- UA Carnival and 5K are cancelled.
- Prom is postponed.
- K-12 Musical is postponed.
“We are continuing to assess the COVID-19 situation that has closed schools and forced suspension of interscholastic athletics. While it is important to note that at times, interscholastic athletics can and do go on during school closures, it is difficult to imagine them being resumed if, to prevent further spread of the virus, Governor Cooper were to close schools for the remainder of this academic year." -Que Tucker, NCHSAA Commissioner
We can do this UA!