Upper Arlington City Schools News Article

Important back-to-school updates to get ready for the school year!

Back-to-School Forms for New and Returning Students (Grades K-12)

Back-to-school forms for the 2019-2020 school year are available in the PowerSchool Parent Portal by clicking on the eCollect Forms link in the left navigation menu. Due to the PowerSchool system update that was completed this summer, parents/guardians for all new and returning students will need to access the forms in PowerSchool to verify and update important student information.  These forms involve parent/guardian contacts, emergency contacts, medical history and all technology forms associated with students’ school-issued devices. 

If you are a parent/guardian of a student in grades 4 through 12, please complete these forms before your student’s device pickup event at Hastings Middle School. 

If you are a parent/guardian of a student in kindergarten through grade 3, please complete these forms before the first day of school.     

For step-by-step instructions on how to access the forms in the Parent Portal, please visit our website, www.uaschools.org/Back-to-SchoolFormsandFees.aspx. If you have any questions about the back-to-school forms or difficulty accessing the PowerSchool Parent Portal, please contact backtoschool@uaschools.org

Instructional Fees (K-8) and Technology Fees (4-12)

Families of new and returning students can log in to SPS EZpay to pay any fees associated with their students. At this time, the fees available for payment include instructional fees for elementary and middle school students and the optional Technology Protection Plan fee ($25) for students in grades 4-12. Families wishing to purchase the Technology Protection Plan must do so before accepting their student’s school-issued device. Please read the details of the protection plan on our website.

Additional fees for athletics and high school students will be added in SPS EZpay soon.

For instructions on how to create an SPS EZpay account or add a new student to an account, please visit www.uaschools.org/Back-to-SchoolFormsandFees.aspx.

If you have any questions about student fees or accessing your EZpay account, please contact fees@uaschools.org.

Device Collection and iPad Distribution for New and Returning Students (Grades 4-12)

Device collection and iPad distribution events for students in grades 4-12 will be held July 31-August 9 at Hastings Middle School, 1850 Hastings Lane. 

At these events, students and their parents/guardians will:
  • Turn in their old laptop and charger if they had not done so in May (returning students only);
  • Verify the completion of back-to-school technology forms;
  • Verify the payment of the optional Technology Protection Plan fee ($25), if desired; and
  • Set up their new iPads and rotate through stations led by student mentors on tools and processes for iPads in the classroom.

Please visit our scheduling website to select a time slot for your student(s) and a parent/guardian to attend. Any student in grades 4-12 who is unable to attend will receive their school-issued device within a week of the start of the school year.

Students in kindergarten through grade 3 do not need to schedule a device collection/pickup appointment. They will receive their school-issued devices in their classroom within a week of the start of the school year.

If you have any scheduling questions, please contact familytechhelp@uaschools.org.

Back to School Dates by School

High School

August 7:  Fall Meet the Team, 6:30pm
August 8: Back-to-School Orientation,  8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m., for grades 9 (p.m.) and 12 (a.m.)
August 8: Freshmen Parent Orientation,  7:00-8:00 p.m.
August 9: Back-to-School Orientation,  8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m., for grades 10 (p.m.) and 11 (a.m.)
August 12: Make-up Back-to-School Orientation,  12:00-3:00 p.m.
August 15: First day for 9th grade and new students
August 16: First day for 10th-12th grades (9th grade students report as well)
August 29: Open House, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Jones

August 6: PTO Supply Sale/Schedule Pickup/School Pictures

  • 7th and 8th Grade: 9:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
  • 6th Grade: 3:30-6:00 p.m.

August 7: Mentor Training Day
August 7: New to UA Family Orientation, 4:30 p.m.
August 15: First day for 6th grade and new students
August 16: First day for 7th and 8th grade (6th grade students report as well)
August 22: Parent Open House, 7:00 p.m.
August 27: Picture Make-ups

Hastings

August 5: PTO Back to School Supply Pickup and Sale/Schedule Pickup/School Pictures

  • 7th/8th Grade: 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
  • 6th Grade: 3:00-7:00 p.m.

August 6: Kickoff Mentor Training, 8:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
August 15: First day for 6th grade and new students
August 15: New Student Orientation, 8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
August 16: First day for 7th and 8th grades (6th grade students report as well)
August 28: Picture Make-up Day
September 5: Back to School Open House, 7:00 p.m.

Barrington

August 8: 1st grade and 1/2 multiage parent information night, 6:30 p.m. in the cafeteria and classrooms
August 10: Bobcat Day (Picture Day), 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., cafeteria and gymnasium
August 10:  New Family Ice Cream Social, 12:00-1:00 p.m.
August 13: Kindergarten Parent Information Night, 6:00 p.m., cafeteria and classrooms
August 15: First day of the 2019-2020 school year (Grades 2-5)
August 15-16: Kindergarten and 1st Grade Orientation
August 21: Grades 2-5 Parent Information Night, 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., classrooms 
August 29:  Picture Make-up and Class Picture Day

Greensview

August 13: Meet the Teacher, 4:00-5:00 p.m., and PTO Back To School Night, 3:30-5:30 p.m.
August 15: First day of the 2019-2020 school year (Grades 2-5)
August 15-16: Kindergarten and 1st Grade Orientation
August 15: Kindergarten Curriculum Night, 6:00-7:00 p.m.
August 22: Grades 1-5 Parent Information Night, 6:30-8:15 p.m.
August 30: School Picture Day

Tremont

August 8: Ice Cream Social,  5:00-7:00 p.m.
August 13: 1st Grade Parent Night, 6:15-7:00 p.m.
August 14: Kindergarten Open House

  • 6:00 p.m. for morning classes
  • 6:45 p.m. for afternoon classes

August 15: First day of the 2019-2020 school year (Grades 2-5)
August 15-16: Kindergarten and 1st Grade Orientation

Wickliffe

August 8:  Back to School Supply Sale and Picture Day, 2:00-7:00 p.m.
August 13: 1st Grade Information Night, 5:00-5:45 p.m.
August 13: Kindergarten Information Night,  6:00-7:00 p.m.
August 15: First day of the 2019-2020 school year (Grades 2-5)
August 15-16: Kindergarten and 1st Grade Orientation
August 29: Parent Information Night (Grades 2-5), 6:30 p.m. Grades 2-3; 7:30 p.m. Grades 4-5

Windermere

August 13: Kindergarten Parent Information Night, 6:00 p.m.
August 14: Meet the Teacher/Open House, 4:00-5:00 p.m.
August 15: Breakfast on the Green, 7:45 a.m.
August 15: First day of the 2019-2020 school year (Grades 2-5)
August 15-16: Kindergarten and 1st Grade Orientation
August 22: New Parent Welcome, 9:00 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.
August 22: Parent Information/Curriculum Night

  • 7:00-7:35 p.m. for grades 3-5
  • 7:45-8:20 p.m. for grades 1-2

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