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Distance Learning Quarter 2 for All Students

UMA will move to full distance learning beginning November 9, 2020 for the entire duration of Quarter 2 (end of January).  Our final week of quarter 1 (Nov 2 - 5) will stay in the hybrid model to support the transition. Email notification was sent to all current students and families. Please watch for future notifications to pick up student learning materials and technology.

Community Day for Students on Friday, October 30

This Friday, October 30 will be another community day for UMA students and attendance is expected of all students.  MS students will do shortened B day classes in the morning and then join in a variety of enrichment after such as virtual chess, virtual Dungeons & Dragons, and open art studio.  Some options for high school students include yoga, spoken word and play acting, virtual visits of planetarium and national park, along with math and science help. Community Day [...]

Community Day for Students on Friday, October 23

This Friday, October 23 will be a community day for UMA students.  Some afternoon activities for middle school students include virtual chess, virtual Dungeons & Dragons, discussion and singing to the musical Hamilton, a reptile show and open art studio.  Some options for high school students include yoga, spoken word and play acting, virtual visits of planetarium and national park, along with math and science help. Community Day is what makes UMA-UMA. Students should check with advisors on how [...]

No School Thursday & Friday

A reminder there is no school for students on Thursday, October 15 as teachers will be participating in a variety of trainings and workshops.  Friday, October 16 is a vacation day for all-students and staff.  The UMA school building will be closed both days.

Conference Time

Hybrid students attending UMA on Thursday will be dismissed at 1:05 pm.  Online conference times have been scheduled with advisors for late afternoon and early evening of Thursday, Oct 8 and the morning of Friday, Oct 9.   UMA office will have limited staff and hours on Friday.

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