Upper Arlington City Schools News Article

August 11, 2021 family update - important health and safety information

Board of Education Update

After listening to an update from the Medical Advisory Team and hearing feedback from parents and community members during public participation and via email, the Board of Education passed a resolution at last night’s meeting requiring universal masking indoors during the school day for students in preschool through grade 8 and the teachers, staff and visitors in those schools, as well as the district’s School-Age Child Care Program, regardless of vaccination status. The Board of Education also strongly recommended that all others not required to wear a mask under the resolution - including students and staff members at the high school level - wear a mask when indoors on school property and encouraged maximizing outdoor time at all grade levels.

Masking is also currently required for passengers and drivers on all school transportation per a federal order. 

Additional information on requests for masking exemptions will be available on our website by Friday afternoon. 

You may also visit our new Upper Arlington Schools Board of Education page to access the meeting agenda and video recording. To view the meeting presentation, please click here.

Online Academy Update

Following the Board of Education’s decision, registration for the UA Online Academy will be open for 24 hours only — from Wednesday, August 11 at 5:00 p.m. through Thursday, August 12 at 5:00 p.m.


During this 24-hour period, any family who previously registered in the Online Academy may contact [email protected] to withdraw from the Online Academy and return to their in-person school building. 


The UA Online Academy will still remain a semester-long commitment, and the registration window will not open again until December 2021.


Click here to register your student for the UA Online Academy

Health and Safety Information

To learn more about COVID-19 mitigation strategies and current updated quarantine guidance from the Ohio Department of Health (ODH), please click here

ODH guidelines exempt vaccinated students from quarantine after exposure to a COVID-19 case, as long as the vaccinated student remains asymptomatic. If you wish to have your student’s COVID-19 vaccination status on file in order to be exempt from potential quarantines due to an exposure in school, please contact your school nurse

Bus Routes

For families who requested busing for the 2021-2022 school year, bus route information is now available in the transportation parent portal


UserID: student’s first name, followed by a period and student’s last name (first.last)

Password: student’s date of birth (MMDDYYYY)  


If you have any questions, please contact [email protected].

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