Weekly District Update - Sept. 16, 2022

Weekly District Update - Sept. 16, 2022
Posted on 09/16/2022
This is the image for the news article titled Weekly District Update - Sept. 16, 2022The Uintah School Board met Wednesday night at the district office for its regularly scheduled work session and business meeting. Video of the meetings can be found on the district's YouTube channel.

An audio recording of the work session can be found HERE. An audio recording of the business meeting can be found HERE.

During its business meeting, the board celebrated the district's students of the month for September. The students are Layla Remington (Central Cove Preschool); Lucius Harris (Ashley Elementary); Eden Grover (Davis Elementary); Davis Reese (Discovery Elementary); Navarrio Warenski (Eagle View Elementary); Alianna Nelson (Lapoint Elementary); Rawley McNaughtan (Maeser Elementary); Katelyn Sorenson (Naples Elementary); Kyle Hunter (Uintah Middle School); Kinsley Bristol (Vernal Middle School); Uzaiah Trujillo (Uintah High); and Charlesia Johnson (Ashley Valley Education Center/Uintah Online).

Congratulations to these outstanding students and thank you to everyone who supports them!

Friday In-Person Learning
Today marked the return of the Friday in-person learning option, following the same schedule the district used during the 2021-2022 school year. Start times and release times for each school can be found HERE.

If you have questions about in-person learning on Fridays, please contact your child's school.

The district is collecting data about the effectiveness of its Friday plan. As part of this process, it is anticipated that the district will survey parents/guardians, students, and district employees to gain input about the current Friday plan.

Once all the data and survey results are compiled, which could take a month or two to complete, the information will be presented to the Uintah School Board in an open meeting. The board will decide whether to continue with the current Friday plan, modify the current plan, or adopt a different plan.

Friday Bus Schedules
There are changes being made to some Friday bus schedules. These are necessary due to the number of new students entering our district and/or to the movement of existing students from one school to another during the summer. Additional changes may be needed over the next few weeks.

To check your student's bus pick-up and/or drop-off time 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 have students arrive at their stop 5 minutes ahead of the posted time to ensure they don't miss the bus.

The Uintah High Girls Tennis Team finished second overall in region after two days of play at Hillcrest High School this week. Kaylee Jo Huber and Olivia Pope claimed first place in first doubles. Harli Williams and Kayloni Raymond finished second in the second doubles division. Anna Baumgardner finished in 3rd place in 2nd singles; Alexa Merrell, finished in 3rd place in 3rd singles; and Maurlee Luck finished in 4th place in 1st singles. The final RPI for tennis will be released Thursday, setting the stage for next weekend's state tournament.

The Uintah High Volleyball Team is 2-0 in region play after sweeping both Tooele and Stansbury this week. The Utes travel to Payson on Tuesday for another region match.

The Uintah High Girls Soccer Team beat Tooele 8-0 this week with goals from seven different Utes. Zoey Glenn scored twice, and Mac White, Ashley Eaton, Madi Dart, Emma Glenn, Brook Bell, and Jo Jo Arnold each scored once. Alaya Malone recorded the shutout in goal. The Utes face Payson on Monday for a region match before hosting Cottonwood on Wednesday for Uintah's final home match of the season. The team will celebrate its 10 seniors at the Cottonwood game.

Uintah High Football faces the Payson Lions tonight on the road. Kickoff is at 7 p.m. The Uintah High Student Broadcasting Team will stream the game live on Channel V6 at www.channelv6.com. The game will also be aired live on NewsTalk 104.5 FM/KVEL 920 AM.

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