Grade 8 Orientation


Good morning,


We are excited to provide our incoming grade 8 students with information regarding the start of the school year, new student orientation, and other relevant steps that will take place in the next month. We know that summer often provides an opportunity for students to unplug from school, so we are hopeful that this message will “prime the pump” with respect to the start of the school year.



Grade 8 Orientation will take place on August 21, 2019, beginning at 8:00 a.m. at Uxbridge High School. All incoming grade 9 students, along with their parents and guardians, are invited to attend. Students and parents/guardians will meet in the auditorium with students from 8-8:30; students will then meet with Peer Mentors, while parents will have a brief meeting with counselors and school administration from 8:30-9:15. Lunch will be provided for the students, and the day will conclude by 1:30, at which time families can pick up students.

At Orientation, students will receive their iPads. All students must register for iPads ahead of time, while the purchase of insurance through the district is optional. Both processes are done electronically, by following this link or by pasting this link into your browser:

If any grade 8 parent is unable to attend on August 21, there will be additional iPad consignment/distribution days held the following week. We will be sending those dates and times out once we have them confirmed with our technology staff.

Copies of the iPad agreement and insurance forms are linked below; students and families sign for these as part of the UHS iPad registration online.


We look forward to seeing many of you in the coming weeks!


Michael Rubin, Principal


Uxbridge High School