This is truly a great time to be a Golden Bear!
This fall, we celebrate an incredible milestone for the Upper Arlington community - the completion of the first phase of the facilities master plan for our schools - on schedule and on budget!
The master plan was a labor of love for so many volunteers from across our community. We came together and took the necessary time to identify facilities needs and develop a financially responsible, student-centered plan for moving ahead. Now, six years after our first facilities meetings, we have five fully renovated or rebuilt elementary schools and a state-of-the-art high school unlike any other in the Midwest.
It’s hard to believe that the 2020-2021 school year has come to an end! Over the past couple of weeks, we have celebrated important milestones for our students who are moving on to their next step - whether it’s middle school, high school, college, career or the military. We’re so proud of each and every one of our students at every grade level.
We were incredibly excited to celebrate a very special group of students - the Class of 2021. Their accomplishments include academics, the arts, extracurriculars, and a remarkable commitment to service to the community. I want to highlight just a few of those accomplishments.
During Tuesday night’s meeting, the Board of Education approved a resolution regarding the signage of the private toilet room bathroom design in the new and renovated buildings. Before I get into the details of the resolution, let me offer a reminder about some of the background information.
We are quickly approaching the end of the 2020-2021 school year, and we are incredibly excited to safely celebrate those important end-of-year milestones in person with our students.
Summer and 2021-2022 planning
As this school year comes to a close, we are planning for the future - and the additional supports our students might need in the areas of academics and well-being.
We’re starting by building on and expanding existing summer offerings such as our Summer Reading program for elementary students, Summer Academy for K-12 students, and immediate credit recovery for high school students. We will also have additional offerings, with a focus on well-being and core academic subjects, for students at the elementary and secondary levels. Many more details will be coming soon for families.
We’re quickly approaching the end of the 2020-2021 school year - and what a journey it has been!
Since the beginning of March, our school-based students have been back together for all-in learning. This is what we had been planning for - and looking forward to - since the summer of 2020, when we launched our Responsible Restart Plan. We also have students learning in the UA Online Academy for the final weeks of the year. We are incredibly excited to safely celebrate all of those important end-of-year milestones ahead with all of our students.