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Weekly District Update - Jan. 22, 2021
01/22/2021
On Thursday, the state extended the mask mandate for Utah’s K-12 schools through June 15, 2021. A copy of the public health order can be found at https://coronavirus-download.utah.gov/Health/UPHO-2021-2-Updated-School-Face-Mask-Order.pdf.
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Weekly District Update - Jan. 15, 2021
01/15/2021
This week, Uintah School District and TriCounty Health Department worked together to provide at least 300 district employees with their first dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine.
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UHS to host free COVID testing site
01/14/2021
Since the beginning of January, the Utah Department of Health has offering free COVID-19 rapid antigen testing in communities across the state. Uintah High School will host a testing location.
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Superintendent talks about 'state of education'
01/11/2021
Uintah Schools Superintendent Rick Woodford and Duchesne Schools Superintendent David Brotherson sat down on Friday with V6 Media's David Gale on Friday, Jan. 8, to talk about the state of education in the Uintah Basin.
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UHS to hold classes online Tuesday
12/21/2020
Uintah Schools Superintendent Rick Woodford has decided that Tuesday, Dec. 22, will be an online learning day for students and staff at Uintah High School.
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Weekly District Update - Dec. 18, 2020
12/18/2020
We're only two school days away from Christmas break and we're celebrating with some good news.
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Weekly District Update - Dec. 11, 2020
12/11/2020
As a result of the decline in positive COVID-19 cases at Uintah High School, the school will return to its normal attendance procedures on Monday, Dec. 14.
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Eagle View 7th graders move to online learning
12/09/2020
As a precaution the 7th grade at Eagle View Elementary moved to online learning today, Dec. 9, for a period of two weeks following a third confirmed case of COVID-19 since Dec. 2.
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Weekly District Update - Dec. 4, 2020
12/04/2020
We received some good news Thursday from the Utah Department of Health and TriCounty Health Department. The recommended 14-day quarantine period for anyone exposed to COVID-19 has been reduced, based on new guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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Update on COVID-19 cases at Uintah High
12/01/2020
As of today, Dec. 1, there have been 14 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the past 14 days at Uintah High School.
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Boundary change info for 2021-22 school year
11/30/2020
Boundary Change applications for the 2021-2022 school year should be made prior to Feb. 19, 2021.
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Attendance options announced for UHS students
11/29/2020
Effective immediately, Uintah High School students will have the option to participate in school via remote learning from home. Please read the remainder of this communication for important details.
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District seeking more substitute teachers
11/20/2020
The Uintah School District will begin accepting applications for substitute teachers later this month. The job announcement will be posted on Nov. 30 on the district website and through the Utah Department of Workforce Services website.
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Weekly District Update - Nov. 20, 2020
11/20/2020
We did it! We made it through the first trimester of the 2020-2021 school year and our schools are still open for in-person attendance! Congratulations to all the administrators, teachers, school staff, parents, and students for reaching this milestone.
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Uintah School Board sends letter to governor
11/16/2020
The Uintah School Board emailed a letter to Gov. Gary Herbert on Monday, Nov. 16, voicing its unanimous opposition to any suspension of extracurricular sports and activities in our schools beyond Nov. 23.
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Lapoint students paint portraits of local veterans
11/13/2020
At Lapoint Elementary, one of Melissa Deletant's favorite projects each year is creating a school-wide display for Veterans Day.
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Weekly District Update - Nov. 13, 2020
11/13/2020
The Uintah School Board held its regularly scheduled work session and business meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 11, in the auditorium at Vernal Middle School.
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USD announces changes due to governor's orders
11/09/2020
In response to the orders announced Sunday by Utah Gov. Gary Herbert and the Utah Department of Health, the Uintah School District is taking the following steps to fully comply.
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Uintah High Band Director Brian Gibson, left, is pictured with juniors Thomas Driggs and Alden Herbert, who renovated the band's golf cart with help from Driggs' parents.
Students give UHS Band cart a groovy new look
11/09/2020
Uintah High junior Thomas Driggs figured he had a pretty good idea for the service project that's required to earn a leadership position in the school marching band.
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Weekly District Update - Nov. 6, 2020
11/06/2020
The Uintah School District and the TriCounty Health Department have finalized a protocol that allows our school nurses to administer free, optional COVID-19 rapid tests to most individuals who have a mask-on-mask exposure to novel coronavirus in a school setting.
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Uintah FFA celebrates success at state, nationals
10/30/2020
The 93rd National FFA Convention & Expo was held virtually this week and Uintah FFA was well represented.
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Weekly District Update - Oct. 30, 2020
10/30/2020
We’ve received several questions about the district’s COVID-19 Dashboard and want to address those.
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Davis Elementary works to 'Come Together'
10/30/2020
Each year, Davis Elementary chooses a theme song. This year’s song is Moment of Truth from the movie Smallfoot. The school has adopted “Come Together” as its theme for the year.
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UHS football shows support for MMIW campaign
UHS football shows support for MMIW campaign
10/28/2020
When they take the field at Coach Belcher Stadium this Friday night, members of the Uintah High football team will be wearing masks meant to raise awareness about the plight of missing and murdered indigenous women.
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10/23/2020
Uintah County has experienced a rise in the number of positive COVID-19 cases in recent days. As one would expect, this is reflected in our schools as well. To keep our community better informed about case counts in our buildings, the district will now update its COVID-19 Dashboard at 2 p.m. Monday through Friday.
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Uintah High to host 2 playoff volleyball matches
10/22/2020
Uintah High School will host two volleyball matches on Saturday, Oct. 24, as part of the first round of the Utah High School Activities Association 4A state playoffs.
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More COVID-19 cases end UHS football season
10/20/2020
On Tuesday, Oct. 20, the Uintah High School football team met the criteria for a COVID-19 outbreak, based on the results of subsequent testing of players and coaches. Three confirmed cases of COVID-19 in a 14-day period in a classroom or team setting constitutes an outbreak, per public health protocols.
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Uintah football may be able to resume practice, play
10/15/2020
TriCounty Health Department and the Utah High School Activities Association (UHSAA) have approved a plan proposed by the Uintah School District and Uintah High School that may allow the Utes football team to play in the opening round of the state playoffs.
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Uintah High adopts bear as spirit animal
10/14/2020
Uintah High School, with the advice and consent of the Ute Indian Tribe Business Committee, has adopted the bear as its spirit animal.
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UHS football game canceled due to confirmed COVID case
10/13/2020
The Uintah School District is saddened to announce that Wednesday night's varsity home football game has been canceled due to a positive case of COVID-19 at Uintah High School.
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USD awarded $300,000 K-12 Broadband Grant
10/12/2020
The Uintah School District has been awarded a $300,000 grant to provide broadband internet access for students enrolled in district programs who do not otherwise have broadband internet at home or do not have adequate broadband internet speeds at home.
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Discovery Elementary focuses on kindness
10/09/2020
We at Discovery Elementary are so grateful to be back in school! Our focus this year is on kindness and we have seen an abundance of it since returning.
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Weekly District Update - Oct. 9, 2020
10/09/2020
It’s been a busy week across the district as we move closer to Fall Break. Here are a few of the highlights:
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Ashley Elementary Nationally Recognized for ELL Student Success
10/08/2020
Ashley Elementary School has been named a National Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) Distinguished School for its outstanding work with students who are English language learners.
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Weekly District Update - Oct. 2, 2020
10/02/2020
The district continues to prepare for a potential outbreak of COVID-19 in one or more of our schools. One critical part of this work is the development of “quads,” which will allow the district to reduce in-person attendance to 50 percent or 25 percent of capacity, if necessary, if there is an increase in confirmed COVID-19 cases in our schools.
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Uintah High senior aces the ACT
10/01/2020
Uintah High School senior Eoin O'Hearn has earned a perfect score on the ACT. O'Hearn, 17, took the test in June, earning a score of 36. Only 0.195 percent of students who take the test earn a perfect score, according to the ACT website.
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Maeser Elementary helping to shape future leaders
09/28/2020
The time put into the programs at Maeser Elementary comes from our positive teachers and staff members. Learning is the goal and because of the connections made with students, we come to work ready to succeed no matter the challenge or situation.
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Statement on governor's comment on mask mandates
09/25/2020
The Uintah School District is aware of Gov. Gary Herbert’s response to a reporter’s questions about the need for a statewide mask mandate for all Utah residents. The governor’s comment has no bearing on the existing order that mandates masks in Utah’s K-12 schools.
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Weekly District Update - Sept. 25, 2020
09/25/2020
On Thursday afternoon or Friday morning of each week, we will post a Weekly District Update. This is a summary of important happenings or key issues that are discussed each week during our USD Directors Meeting. Please read each of these updates thoroughly as they may contain time-sensitive information.
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How the USD responds to misconduct complaints
09/22/2020
The Uintah School District investigates all complaints of alleged misconduct by an employee, as required by federal law, state law, and district policy.
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Free Meals For All Kids 18 And Under
09/10/2020
Beginning Monday, Sept. 14, 2020, the Uintah School District will provide free breakfast and free lunch for all kids, ages 18 and under.
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Hearing Screenings
08/24/2020
Beginning Aug. 26, 2020, Uintah School District Speech & Hearing Department will be completing district-wide Hearing Screenings.
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Breakfast & Lunch Plan 2020-2021
08/21/2020
The Uintah School District’s Child Nutrition Department has developed a plan to ensure that students enrolled in district programs receive nutritious meals. The plan also includes processes to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19 during the 2020-2021 school year.
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