Principal’s Message – April 15, 2015
Attention UEHS students and parents:
- We saw a fairly significant increase in the number of unexcused absences last marking period, up considerably from the same time last school year. Please remember to call in and write an excuse for your son or daughter when they are sick or out of school for other excusable reasons. A student is considered absent when they miss at least three periods of school in one day. One unexcused absence typically results in a disciplinary consequence. If your child has missed days in the past which were excusable, we can still excuse them with a note, assuming it was for a legitimate reason (ie. sick, doctor’s appointment).
- Attention freshmen failing two or more subjects: Please see your guidance counselor or assistant principal about your status regarding lunch time academic study hall. If you have managed to bring your classes up to passing averages, you will exit the program at the 5-week mark. Those of you who are either now failing or still failing 2 or more subjects, please be prepared to put additional effort into your studies and remember to attend 4th period Academic Lunch in room 329.
- Congratulations to the UEHS students who took first place in the Ithaca Math Day competition: Connor Tremblay, Evan Armstrong, AJ Darling, and Brendan Daugherty. Not only did the team take first place but they also earned the highest score from any competition over the last 10 years! Great work students and teachers Theresa Bartoy and Amy Mertson.
- A special thank you goes out to the Binghamton Senators and Magic Paintbrush for recently working on team-building activities with some of our UEHS students.
- Final exams are approaching! What can you do to be prepared? Here are some tips:
- Remember that all teachers are available daily for extra help from 8:10-8:26 AM. Many even arrange to be available for extra help at other times throughout the day. Please see the teachers of any classes you are struggling with and give yourself one last push for the 4th marking period and your final exam.
- Get plenty of rest.
- Get to all of your classes. This is perhaps the most important time of the year to get to class as several teachers are intertwining new material with concepts that need to be reviewed for finals.
- Review Classes – After school review classes will be available from early May through early June for the following subjects: Global Studies 10 (Regents Exam), Algebra I (Common Core Regents exam), and US History and Government (Regents Exam). See your guidance counselor or an administrator for details.
- Check the final exam schedule often. These are posted throughout the building. If you have any questions, please see your guidance counselor, teacher, or an administrator.