Weekly News and Notes, 1/10

We have a few updates from UHS this week.


Midyear Exam Schedule

We will have half-days for midyear exams From January 21-24, and there is no school on Friday, January 17 for teacher workshops. Our schedule for midyear exam week will be:




January 21

January 22

January 23

January 24


F Exam

E Exam

D Exam

C Exam







G Exam

A Exam

B Exam

Makeup Period




  • All exams will be taken in the period designated. No exam may be rescheduled without administrative approval.

  • Seniors in half-year courses will be exempted from the final exam if they have a grade higher than 90.

  • Seniors in full-year courses will be sitting for exams, regardless of average.

  • If a class is offering an alternative assessment, students must still report for the day of the exam. Consider including a presentation component or course evaluation for that day.

  • In case of snow, the exam day will move to the next day, and exams will push to the following week.

  • January 16th  the schedule will be G, A, B, C, D, E. F



Course Selections for 2020-21


We will begin the process for selecting classes for 2020-21 in February. Our hope will be to send out dates for the information sessions in the next week or so. If you have specific questions regarding your student's schedule or class options, please reach out to your child's school counselor.


Unmanned Aircraft Certification


This spring, we have the opportunity to offer a drone/unmanned aircraft certification course, which will prepare students to take the examination with the FAA entitling a student to a Part 107 license. There are fees associated with this course and the FAA test. The class will be offered online through King Schools in California, but purchase of the seat will entitle the student to lifetime access to practice tests and curriculum.  The licensure test will have to be scheduled at any one of the sites in Massachusetts.


The cost for the course will be no more than $125.00; we are working out specifics.


To become a pilot a student must:


  • Be at least 16 years old
  • Be able to read, speak, write, and understand English
  • Be in a physical and mental condition to safely fly a drone
  • Pass the initial aeronautical knowledge exam


If anyone is interested, please contact your child's guidance counselor.


Week That Was


Here's a look back at the past week at UHS!





Have a great weekend!