Weekly District Update - Feb. 4, 2022

Weekly District Update - Feb. 4, 2022
Posted on 02/04/2022
This is the image for the news article titled Weekly District Update - Feb. 4, 2022The Uintah School Board will hold its regularly scheduled work session and business meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 9, at the district office in Naples. The work session begins at 4 p.m. The business meeting is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. The agendas for both meetings can be found in BoardDocs under the School Board tab on this website.

The meetings will be broadcast live on the district’s YouTube channel. Online public input for the board can be submitted HERE.

Gov. Spencer Cox recently issued an executive order granting state employees 30 hours of paid time off to substitute in schools for the remainder of the school year. If a state employee would like to substitute in the Uintah School District they must:

◾️ Attend the Basic Substitute Training Course offered by UBTECH. Training dates for the remainder of the school year are Feb. 9, Feb. 18, and March 23. Register for the training HERE.

◾️ Have a current fingerprint background check on file with Uintah School District.

◾️ Complete the district Code of Conduct training, which will be assigned through Vector Training after the above requirements have been met.

If you have questions regarding these requirements, please contact Kalie Barrett at [email protected] or 453-781-3100, ext. 1008.

Uintah Middle School has collected about 2,000 pairs of donated shoes as of this morning, putting them a quarter of the way to their goal of collecting 8,000 pairs by next Friday.

The shoe drive is a global act of kindness organized by Think Kindness, a nonprofit whose founder held an assembly at UMS last month. The donated shoes will go to Tanzania, where they will be given to children and teens in need.

“Everyone in the Basin is invited to be a part of this massive act of kindness,” UMS 8th Grade Student Council Advisor Jessica Blunt said. “Get your clubs, councils and social circles together. If we collected one pair of shoes from half the homes in Vernal, we would exceed the goal.”

Donated shoes can be dropped off at UMS during school hours. There is also a collection box in the lobby of the district office.

Uintah High School is offering in-person ACT prep classes on Fridays. The scheduled Friday sessions include Reading and English Practice Test (Feb. 11); Strategies for Math and Science (March 4); Math and Science Practice Test (March 11); and Practice Test Reflection (March 18).

If your students can’t attend the Friday sessions, they can come to one of the Saturday sessions on Feb. 12 or March 12, which will be held from 8 a.m. to noon in the UHS Library Fishbowl. The Saturday ACT prep classes will include a short introduction to test strategies. Students will have the opportunity to take a practice test and get feedback on the results from their practice tests. Snacks will be provided at the Saturday sessions.

To RSVP for the Friday ACT prep classes or the Saturday sessions, click HERE. Contact Machelle Maxwell at [email protected] if you have questions.

The district's Transportation Department will host an American Red Cross Blood Drive on Feb. 23, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the district office, 826 S. 1500 East in Naples. Please visit www.redcrossblood.org today and enter "Uintah” to schedule your appointment before all the available spots are taken.

You can also start the donation process by completing the online pre-donation health history questionnaire on the day of your appointment by visiting www.redcrossblood.org/rapidpass. All Red Cross blood drives follow COVID-19 safety protocols. Social distancing and a high degree of cleanliness will be observed at all blood drives. Please contact [email protected] with any questions.

Congratulations to the 63 Uintah High students who were inducted into the school’s National Honor Society chapter Monday night! This was the largest group of inductees in the chapter’s recent history. NHS membership is by invitation only. The Uintah High chapter plans and carries out several service projects throughout the year and promotes the Four Pillars of NHS: scholarship, service, leadership, and character.

Congratulations also go out to the Uintah High Girls Wrestling Team for finishing first overall at the 5A Division A Meet on Thursday at Brighton High! Nineteen Utes earned a spot on the podium in their respective weight classes, clinching their spots in the state tournament later this month at Utah Valley University.

Uintah High is hosting the 5A Division A Boys Wrestling Meet today and tomorrow. Good luck to the UHS wrestlers working to earn a spot at the state tournament! Matches began at 1 p.m. today and are expected to go until 8 p.m. tonight. Wrestling resumes at 9:30 a.m. tomorrow, with doors opening for fans one hour prior. Tickets must be purchased online at www.uhsutes.com. The Uintah High Student Broadcasting Class and Channel V6 are streaming the meet live at www.channelv6.com.

Good luck to the Uintah High Boys and Girls Swim Teams as they compete Saturday at the Region 7 Meet! The meet is scheduled to start at 5 p.m. at the Wasatch Aquatic Center in Heber City. The meet will be streamed live at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1kyWNzoeic8.

Finally, good luck to the Uintah U’ettes at the 5A State Drill Team Finals on Saturday night at UVU! There are 23 drill teams in the 5A classification. Only nine qualify for the finals. The U’ettes performance times are 5:58 p.m. (Military), 6:36 p.m. (Dance), and 8:16 p.m. (Show). The competition is expected to be streamed live on www.kslsports.com.

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