Weekly District Update - Dec. 2, 2022

Weekly District Update - Dec. 2, 2022
Posted on 12/02/2022
This is the image for the news article titled Weekly District Update - Dec. 2, 2022Uintah School District administrators met Friday morning with representatives from the Uintah County Sheriff’s Office, Naples Police Department and Vernal Police Departments as part of the district’s ongoing efforts to improve school safety. This was a follow-up to a Sept. 28 meeting between the district and its law enforcement partners.

During today’s meeting, the district was presented with safety and security assessments for all its campuses. These assessments were conducted by school resource officers and other local law enforcement personnel at the request of the superintendent. They included recommendations for facility upgrades at each campus to better keep students and staff safe. Possible improvements in technology were also highlighted.

The superintendent and district leadership will now explore ways to implement the recommendations. This includes determining which interim measures can be put in place to provide additional safety and security at schools until more permanent steps, like possible renovations or technology upgrades, can be completed.

The district is grateful for the partnership with local law enforcement and appreciates their dedication to keeping students and staff safe at school.

Superintendent’s Speech

In November, Uintah Schools Superintendent Rick Woodford was the featured speaker for Utah State University Uintah Basin’s Speaker Series. The university has uploaded the superintendent’s speech to its YouTube channel. It can be found at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WYVVE3yPchw, for those interested in watching it.

Bus Schedule Change

Due to changes in ridership, a new Friday stop was added this week for Bus 13 serving Vernal Middle and Uintah High School.

To see all Friday bus routes, click HERE.

Friday schedules for secondary buses show pickup and drop off times. Elementary school pick up times are the same on Friday as they are the rest of the week.

Times posted may vary based on the number of riders. Please arrive at your stop 5 minutes ahead of the posted time to ensure you don't miss the bus.

Upcoming Events

The Shanon Johnson Classic is underway at Uintah High School. The Uintah High Girls Basketball Team is hosting nine teams for the three-day tournament, which is named for late Uintah High girls basketball coach Shanon Johnson. The varsity team held on Thursday night to beat the Emery Spartans by one point in their first game of the tournament. They play again tonight, taking on the Pine View Panthers at 7 p.m., and Saturday at 3 p.m., when they face the Manti Templars.

The freshman, sophomore and JV teams are also playing. The Utes’ full tournament schedule can be found on the Uintah High Athletics Facebook page. Tickets are available at www.uhsutes.com. All games played in the Main Gym are being streamed live on Channel V6 (www.channelv6.com) by the Uintah High Student Broadcasting Team.

The Uintah High Boys Basketball Team is at the Bear River Winter Classic this weekend. The varsity team dropped its first game Thursday night to Canyon View. They’re back in action tonight at 6:30 p.m. against the Ben Lomond Scots and face the North Sanpete Hawks on Saturday at 4 p.m. All varsity games are being streamed live at www.brlivestream.com.

The Uintah High Boys Wrestling Team and Girls Wrestling Team racked up dominant wins over Tooele and Hillcrest on Thursday night in Tooele. The boys team is competing today and tomorrow at the Layton Invitational. The girls team is competing today and tomorrow at the Farmington Invitational.

The Uintah High Swim Team hosts Cedar Valley tomorrow for a region meet. Races are scheduled to begin at 10:30 a.m. at the Uintah Rec Center.

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