Author - Sally Spreeman

Free Meals for Kids

Families living in St. Paul and Minneapolis are eligible for free breakfast/lunch meals distributed at school sites and community centers. This program is funded thru the end of December.  Specific details can be found at the St. Paul and Minneapolis school district websites.  Another great resource is the Free Meals for Kids mobile app that helps families and kids in need find and access free meals at nearly 400 schools and other sites across Minnesota.

Technology/Supply Pick-Up

Items such as language arts books, UMA masks, class items and technology if requested will be available for pick-up Thursday and Friday 8:30-4:30.   Families should pull up along Wabasha Avenue and a staff person will relay the student's name to the school office and items will be brought out to your vehicle.  If no staff person is outside, park and come into the school office for a quick pick-up.

UMA Update August 23

UMA Families/Guardians and Students - As we get close to the start of school we are excited to send you this information. The Board of Directors, the staff and the school have met all of the guidelines and regulations that the Governor, Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) and the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) have set out for us in this unique school year.  In addition, all of our services providers such as Monarch Bus Company, Done Right Foods, and VanGuard Cleaning services have [...]

School Supply Lists & Back-to-School Forms

An email was sent Thursday, August 20 to all families with a packet of student forms that need to be completed each school year.  The packet is a fillable pdf file and can be saved and returned electronically via email.   The packet can be found here In addition, the school supply lists can be found on our website under the tab Current Families

UMA Update August 18

​UMA Community - This information is being shared with all students/families this evening via email as this change may affect some transportation arrangements for younger students as well. As we have continually communicated to staff, students and parents/guardians, in addition to being eligible to offer a hybrid learning model, it is the ratio of staff to students requesting/available to be in the building that drives whether or not we offer a hybrid learning model during this school year.  The safety of all members [...]

Family Survey

UMA families should check their email for a message from Amy Erickson containing a link to a survey seeking information for the 2020-2021 school year.  Input is needed by August 6!

Free COVID-19 testing in August

Saint Paul – Ramsey County Public Health is working with community partners to offer COVID-19 testing at two sites over the next four weekends. The drive-thru and walk-up testing is open to anyone, with or without symptoms. The testing is free, no insurance is needed and will be at the following locations and days: Saturdays, Aug. 8, 15, 22 and 29 2-6 p.m. Aldrich Arena 1850 White Bear Ave., Maplewood, MN 55109 Sundays, Aug. 9, 16, 23 and 30 2-6 p.m. Washington Technology Magnet [...]

Listening Sessions

Students and Families – Thanks to everyone in the UMA community for your support and ideas as we move into the next stage of planning for the 20-21 school year. After the release of information on Thursday by the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE), Minnesota Department of Health (MDH), and the Governor’s office, we are ready to set up some family and student conversations. There will be multiple listening sessions available with a capacity of 250 logins per session.  All sessions will [...]