Today and tomorrow marks the days that 50% of our students will be here at Upton. Dismissal on 1/2 days is 11:00 AM Wednesday and Thursday will be our first full days. Dismissal on full days is 2:42 PM. Friday will be a virtual morning.
Here is Friday's schedule for the virtual morning:
Phase in 2 week visual:
Emergency Update Forms -
Everyone should have received an Emergency Update Form in the mail prior to school starting. If you have not, let the office know. Please correct any missing or incorrect information, sign it at the top and have your child return it to their 1st hour teacher, if you have not already. Virtual students can drop those sheets off in our drop box on the outside brick wall by the office.
Picture Day is 9/23 for in-person students-
Forms will be coming home soon with your student but if you would like to order online, use this link:
Picture Day for Virtual Students is scheduled for 10/16-
Information will be sent to those students directly through an email.
Want to ride the bus? -
If you still need to sign up for the bus, please contact the Transportation Department at 269-926-3900. Upton bus schedules are on the Upton Middle School website under the parent tab and transportation.
Picking your student up early from school-
Parents sign out students in the office, then wait outside. We will send students out to you. Parents are not allowed to wait in the office.
Medication at School-
Stop by the office to pick up a medication administration form if your child needs to take medication during the day. This form must be signed by your doctor and then returned to the office with the medication. This includes any prescription medication, EpiPen, or inhalers.
Choir/Band/Orchestra Virtual Students -
Your students are welcome to start attending class with instruments on Sept. 16 (last name A-K) or Sept 17th (last name L-Z). Upon arrival students will check in with the main office and then proceed to their class. Students must exit the building through the office.
Virtual students are responsible for bringing their instrument to and from school - you will not be issued an orchestra locker.
Be sure to join your director's Google Classroom. Your students have all received emails with the link to join.
Please be sure to follow the district calendar for late starts and half days.
Regular schedule at Upton MS:
1st hour 7:45-8:54 - 8th Band/Orchestra/Uptones
2nd hour 8:58-9:58 - 6th Band/Choir
3rd hour 10:02-11:02 - 7th Band/Choir
4th hour 11:34-12:34 - 7th Orchestra
5th hour 12:38-1:38 - 6th Orchestra
6th hour 1:42-2:42 - CONFERENCE
Back To School Night Tomorrow -
Tomorrow an email blast will go out with the links to connect with your child's teachers for back to school night virtual presentations. These will be taped and do not need to be watched live.
Laptop Paperwork 2020-2021-
Laptop Paperwork for the 2020-21 school year will be sent out later this week. We are working to make the process and optional insurance payment digital this year. All students should be taking devices home daily given the possibility of remote learning at some point during the year.
SJPS Media Resource-
The SJPS Library/Media team has created a website resource for students and parents to help navigate district technology. Please visit the SJPS Student/Parent Digital Handbook site for helpful information. Upton students will be introduced to the site later this week during their laptop bootcamp. Additionally, students will have some activities to complete in Google Classroom to help them become better acquainted with our technology.
Guidance Team Resource -
Our wonderful guidance team has created a wonderful resource for our SJPS families. This will take the place of the monthly blog that was created last school year. Here is the link:
Yearbook Order Forms-
In an effort to eliminate paper, checks, and cash we are preferring parents use online payments this year. All fees are waived and they can pay via check/money order. You can access the WebStore from our district home page, or any building home page via the button along the left side for online payments.
I am so excited for the chance to coach you all in sideline cheer this year! It’s a short season but we are going to have so much fun and learn a lot!
There will be a parent/player VIRTUAL meeting on Monday, September 14th, 2020 at 5:45pm. This will give you all the information that you will need for the season.
Here is the link to the meeting https://meet.google.com/mxe-ooyy-utr
Our first practice will be on Tuesday, September 15th at 4:30pm at Upton track. To practice on this day, you MUST have your informed consent form and transportation for athletes form (these are on one piece of paper) turned into the Upton office.
If you have any questions please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Can’t wait to see you and a parent virtually on Monday!!
Coach Liz Reimers