Author - Denise Goldman

Distance Learning to Start April 6, 2020

We want to share that we have checked with the Minnesota Department of Education and have been informed that we cannot launch distance learning next week. Although the staff at UMA worked diligently to plan & prepare, the specific legislation states that we must wait until after March 27th to begin. Since our Spring Break begins the week after the closure ends, ​UMA students will not start distance learning until April 6th. Please be aware, many teachers have been testing various systems [...]

Family Resources During COVID-19 Closure

We know this is a time of uncertainty and we are all facing circumstances we have never navigated before.  Our social workers are continually adding information to our Resource Page.  On this page, you can find links to resources on a wide range of topics including but not limited to school lunch programs, unemployment, insurance, food, wifi and technology, and mental health.  If you have needs beyond what is available on this list, please feel free to reach out to Heidi or [...]

School Meals During COVID-19 Closure

Meals are available through resident school districts. The following districts are open to students who live within the district boundaries (please review frequently or call districts ahead to check if distribution has changed): St. Paul Public Schools Meal Distribution Information https://www.spps.org/Page/38722 Minneapolis Public Schools https://cws.mpls.k12.mn.us/COVID19 Richfield Public Schools https://www.richfieldschools.org/site/Default.aspx?PageID=3718 ISD 196 (Eagan, Rosemount, Apple Valley) https://www.district196.org/about/news/article/~board/district-news/post/child-care-and-meals-information-during-closure South Washington County Schools meal survey https://sowashco.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3lOz1UYCOSj9x2Z​

First Day of School is Tuesday, September 3, 2019

We're looking forward to seeing all students on Tuesday, September 3 at our new location: 19 East Exchange Street in downtown St. Paul! Our school day begins at 9:20 a.m. and ends at 4:30 p.m. If you were unable to attend the orientation on August 27, your student's schedule will be available when they arrive in the morning on Tuesday. Your student can also log in to Infinite Campus to access their schedule for the year. If you have any questions, [...]

All-School Orientation 8/27/19

It is with pleasure and excitement we extend this invitation to you for our all-school orientation on Tuesday, August 27 at our new location on 19 East Exchange Street. The History Theatre (our neighbor within the building) has generously granted us permission to use their large auditorium. For the first time, students in grades 6-12, their families, and UMA staff will all be able to gather in one space for the kick-off of school. During this orientation, students and families [...]

Thank you, Mr. Adler!

As our Executive Director, Harry Adler, steps down from his leadership role at UMA and moves on to the next stage of his life, we thank him for his years at and dedication to our school. We will miss you, Adler! With the news of Mr. Adler's retirement, the UMA Board of Directors has appointed Amy Elverum and Arslan Aziz as Co-Directors of UMA for the 2019-2020 school year. Ms. Elverum's primary role will be as Director of Special Education, [...]

Happenings this Week: May 27, 2019

Monday, 5/27: Memorial Day School is not in session this Monday in honor of the Memorial Day holiday. Thursday, 5/30: 9th Grade Migration Exhibition The ninth grade will be presenting their migration exhibition in the gym this Thursday at 6:00 p.m. Anyone is welcome to join our community and see what the students have been working on! Friday, 5/31: Regular School Day for High School Because Monday is a holiday, there is not a Community Friday scheduled for high school students; instead, the high [...]

Happenings This Week: May 20, 2019

Tuesday, May 21: Board Meeting The monthly meeting of the UMA Board of Directors will take place this Tuesday from 4:45 p.m. – 6:45 p.m. at UMA. Thursday, May 23: Board Elections UMA Board of Directors elections will be held Thursday from 9:00 a.m. – 8:30 p.m. Eligible voters (parents, UMA Board members, and school staff) must vote in person at school. Learn more about the 2019 Slate of Nominees. Thursday, May 23: Theater Club Performance Join our students for their original production at 6:00 [...]

Happenings this Week: May 14, 2019

Thursday, May 16: High School Information Session There will be a high school information session for prospective parents this Thursday, May 16, from 6:30 - 8:00 pm. Please RSVP to let us know you're coming! Friday, May 17: High School Community Friday This Friday, all high school students will be participating in the creation of a piece of artwork which will be installed in our new space. Saturday, May 18: Middle School Information Session There will be a middle school information session (grades 6-8) [...]