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UCHS Welcomes New Leadership for 2016-17 School Year
10 days ago
New faces will be in old places at University City High School for the start of the 2016-17 school year. Susan Hill, an assistant principal at University City High School for the past four years will become Principal July 1, 2016. Dr. T- Herbert Jeffrey Sr. will assume duties as assistant principal and Dr. Samuel T. Martin, IV will report as Dean of Students, a newer role at the high school.
“Susan worked with Principal Michael Maclin closely over the past four years so, while we hate to see him leave, we are in very good hands having Susan in such a key position,” said Dr. Joylynn Pruitt, superintendent.
Dr. Jeffrey and Dr. Martin are new to the District. Dr. Jeffrey most recently served as a middle school assistant principal with the St. Louis Public Schools. He has more than 13 years of experience as a building leader including serving as assistant principal in both Normandy and Hazelwood schools and as principal in the Jennings School District.
Dr. Martin, a UCHS alum, has worked for the past eight years as a counselor with the Columbia Public Schools in Columbia, Missouri. In his role as Dean of Students Dr. Martin will focus extensively on college preparation initiatives and transition programs for incoming freshmen to assure their success.
New Online Student Enrollment Process Begins July 1
1 day ago
The School District of University City has moved to an online enrollment process that will help ensure more accurate student and family data while streamlining the enrollment process. The new process will begin on July 1, 2016.
Who must enroll?
All students new to The School District of University City, transitioning to a new school in the District (entering kindergarten, sixth grade and ninth grade) or entering third grade are required to enroll or re-enroll at the school. This enrollment is required before middle and high school course registration process may begin. Current District students entering sixth through twelfth grades should have completed enrollment and course selection during the school year and need only attend the registration and schedule pick-up. Why are we doing this?
Online enrollment saves time and effort for parents; it is more efficient for the District providing more accurate information such as parent contact data. Parents enter information right into the system from the comfort of their homes, at their convenience. Parents will receive an email letting them know registration has been completed. If additional information is needed, the email will indicate what steps need to be taken.
How do we access the online enrollment?
Current parents should log in to the Parent Portal using their current log-in information. Enrollment forms are on the screen. Simply complete and submit. New families or families who have not used the Parent Portal will first need to complete the Parent Portal registration online. A valid email address is needed to complete this step. Once you have created a Parent Portal account you can proceed to the online enrollment.
What if I don’t have a computer or email address?
Computers will be available in the schools for enrollment. If an email address is needed, consider using a free email services such as Google and Yahoo to set-up an email account.
What about all my records?
Families will still need to provide documents such as birth certificates, immunization records and proof of residency. Those documents can be scanned and sent via email to the student’s school. If student is new to the District, those documents will need to be delivered in person.
What else can I do during online enrollment?
Parents can review all of the District’s policies update the media exclusion form online.
The District is also launching Student 360 from Tyler Technologies. This application allows students to review their info on their various devices. They can check grades, student lunch balances and more. Download the app from Google store.
For more information about enrollment procedures for new and transitioning students, call 314-290-4045.
Attendance Matters! Campaign Kicks Off
Board of Education Names Dr. Sharonica Hardin New Superintendent; Assumes Role July 1 2016
Gary L. Spiller Tapped to Lead Student Services
Buchanan, Slater Set to Join District for 2016-17
Destination UCity Schools 2016 Video
Final Community Engagement Meeting Set for May 14
Archived District News
Welcome Reception for Dr. Sharonica Hardin
2016 Summer Learning Academy Bus Routes Available
Barbara C. Jordan Back-to-Back Champs!
New Library Media Center Will Be Named for Retiring Superintendent
Safe at School, Safe at Home - Aug. 2, 2016
3 days ago
Registration open for "Safe at School, Safe at Home" donors, volunteers and booths...
The School District of University City and the University City Police Department are once again joining forces to host the 2016 National Night Out and Back-to-School Rally celebration. This year's event is "Safe at School, Safe at Home." The event will be held from 5 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 2 on the campus of the Ronald E. McNair Administration Building at 8136 Groby Road. University City students, parents and community members are welcome to participate in this free event where the community comes together to increase neighborhood spirit, strengthen community/police partnerships and kick off the school year.
This fun-filled event includes a performance stage, petting zoo, bounce houses, food and drinks, face-painting, school bus and haircuts along with safety information about crime and drug prevention, and much more. A limited number of backpacks with school supplies will be distributed AFTER official 5 p.m. opening ceremony concludes. This event is ALL free and open to the public.
“Our partnership with the police department works so well. It makes sense to combine the celebrations,” said Joylynn Pruitt, Ed.D., superintendent of schools. “By joining forces, we’re able to leverage the community’s time, so they can enjoy the fun activities, giveaways and helpful information concentrated into one event,” she said.
“We’re looking forward to another great year,” said Chief of Police Charles Adams. “I’m pleased we’re able to come together in this way, and we’re once again calling for volunteers.”
"Safe at School, Safe at Home" Donors/Sponsors, Volunteers and Booth Reservations:
Donors/sponsors, event volunteers (other than UCPD Focus Group members) and organizations interested in setting up booths are needed. Please call 314-290-4001 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Financial support from the community is critical for the success of this event. Sponsor registration deadline is July 22 for logo to be submitted and included in event publicity
PDF of May 3, 2016 Police Chief's letter • PDF of May 19, 2016 Superintendent's letter & form
Volunteers are needed for shifts during the event to help with registration, activity check-in stations and other tasks. Registration deadline is July 15 for NEW t-shirt orders. (Click here for online Volunteer Registration)
Free booths for local community and educational organizations as well as businesses are currently FULL. We are accepting "stand-by" applications only. Booth application deadline is July 15. (Click here for online Booth Registration)
Questions about the event? Call 314-290-4001 or email email@example.com.