Parent Letter - June 21, 2019

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June 21, 2019

Dear UHCS Family,

Thank you for another successful year at University Heights Charter School.  We appreciate the opportunity to continue to serve your family.  This year has been especially trying for our community as we worked through numerous challenges.  Some of the challenges included: staff turnover, facility updates, and the loss of one of our beloved scholars. However, we are so proud of the lessons we have learned and our successes this year.  Our scholars have shown improvements in math and ELA as measured by STAR and I-Ready tests and are continuing to show improvements.  Additionally, we were able to secure a permanent school for UHCS with the procurement of the Morris Avenue School/elementary school.  We have continued to serve over 900 families during the 2018-2019 school year.  Moreover, UHCS has witnessed continued success with our pre-school through 8th grade program and have started a community mentoring program.

We are so excited for the upcoming school year and the changes that the community can expect from us.  University Heights will be placed on probationary status for the 2019-2020 school year due to academic performance.  To that end, this gives UHCS the opportunity to focus on the much needed tweaks to our system to provide better support for our scholars.  We are very excited about our community sessions this summer to update parents on expectations for students and allow tours within our sites to support student transitions. More information will be forthcoming on these. Through your feedback,  we are implementing  changes that include: an alternative school within our school program for students needing additional support in discipline and academics, stabilized staff, mentoring program, individual academic plans for each student/family, a recommitment to our parent engagement through the PTO, classroom volunteer parents, continued tutoring  for all students, more field educational trips, continued summer programs, more enrichment activities for younger students, and more foundational support from University Heights Education Partners.

University Heights Charter School is committed to remaining an educational option for families. We will need your support to make this happen.  Please check out the quarterly surveys requesting feedback. On a weekly basis, please check the parent page for opportunities to partner with UHCS.  Principals will be providing, in the August Welcome Back Letter, the district communication app. Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions.  I look forward to seeing your family at the upcoming summer events.

With Love and Respect,
Ms. Cooper, Executive Director

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Upcoming Events

  • Mar 30, 2020. No Students

    Staff Development Day

  • Apr 10, 2020. No School

    Good Friday

  • May 25, 2020. No School

    Memorial Day

  • Jun 16, 2020. All day

    Father's Day

  • Jun 19, 2020. 1:00 pm

    Last Day for Everyone - Early Dismissal

  • Jun 16, 2021. All day

    Father's Day