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End of Year Item Return

Last day of school today, Wednesday, June 11!  Thank you all for an adventurous school year, relax and rejuvenate over the summer.  We look forward to a new school year starting Monday, August 31.  Any borrowed computers, hotspots and books can be returned to UMA any day this week and next between 9 am -3 pm.  Families can park their vehicle along Wabasha Avenue for a short time and bring items into the school lobby.  This is a good time [...]

Virtual Graduation Ceremony

UMA Graduation Ceremony-Saturday, June 6 at 2:00 pm with a live virtual watch party.  To watch use this YouTube Premiere (Virtual) link: The ceremony will remain available for viewing at any time. Many of the students graduating were the first sixth graders enrolled at UMA seven years ago.  They were trailblazers, taking a chance on a new experiential charter school.  Along the way they welcomed new classmates, some joining the class just this year.  Our Seniors have an adventurous and caring spirit that will serve them well as [...]

Message from MN Dept. of Educ

The Department of Education has asked all schools to urge students and their families to stay at home this evening and abide by any local curfews that your communities may have put in place to keep Minnesotans safe. We care about the health and safety of all of you and encourage you to follow the guidelines set forth by the State. Please be safe and well.  

UMA Gala 2020: Connections Count! Auction Open

To launch this year’s Gala, a CHALLENGE DONATION of $4500 has been made to encourage everyone to GIVE as they are able to support this year’s FUND-A-Need. The silent auction runs until Saturday, May 30 at 8 p.m.  View auction items at, a great time to pick-up a stay-cation, graduation and Father's Day gifts.

School Yearbook Orders

Last chance to order a yearbook that commemorates this unique and special school year. Order now to get started on your personal pages! Deadline to order: May 25, 2020 Delivery to homes: no later than June 29, 2020 Go to Use code: 1014411217082259 Cost: $21.37 + $2.99 shipping = $24.36 If you have any questions, please contact Denise Goldman at

Locker Items Pick-up Monday, May 4

Did your student use a locker at school? Since there is no school on Monday, May 4, this day has been designated to pick-up locker items. All items left in the assigned students locker will be bagged up and ready for pick up on Monday, May 4th.  This will be curbside service, parents and students will not be allowed to enter the building.  In order to keep the congestion to a minimum we would like our families to arrive for pick up at the designated time [...]

Earth Day – April 22

Earth Day is an annual event celebrated around the world on April 22 to demonstrate support for environmental protection. First celebrated in 1970, this year marks 50 years for the movement.  To participate virtually, checkout the Minnesota Earth Day Storytelling Slam live from 11:00 am - 12:30 pm and nationally two days of live action at Earth Day.

Student Schedule – Week 1

​Dear Families, We begin tomorrow, Monday, April 6th, with distance learning. Please take a moment to review the items below with your child. As was stated in an earlier email, UMA will be examining and refining its distance learning practices in the coming days and weeks to best serve students and families. Our best to you all. ​Schedule (Week 1) Advisory 9:20 AM - 9:45 AM (required advisory check-in. Check for communication from advisor) Block 1 - 9:48 AM - 11:18 AM [...]