UMA Weekly Updates

The Latest News & Updates from UMA

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No School 8/31 or 9/3

There will be no classes at UMA this Friday, August 31 (student release day — collaboration time for teachers) or Monday, September 3 (Labor Day). Enjoy your four-day weekend! We'll see you back on Tuesday, September 4.

2018 Fall Orientations and Open Houses

Save the date for our back to school orientations for new families and open houses for all of our families. Please check the detailed information below for your student's grade. If you have any questions, please call the UMA office at 651-528-8091. 6th Grade: Tuesday, August 21 Orientation and Open House for All Families 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. 7th & 8th Grade: Thursday, August 23 New Family Orientation: 5:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. in the UMA cafeteria Open House for All Families: 6:00 p.m. [...]

2018-2019 School Supplies

School supply lists for all grades have been updated and are now available. As always, these are the basics and might be added to throughout the year, but having these supplies on the first day of school will be a great start!

No Board Meeting July 2018

There will not be a UMA Board of Directors meeting in July 2018. Regular Board meetings will resume on August 21, 2018 at 4:45 p.m. and will continue on the 3rd Tuesday of each month thereafter. For more information regarding the UMA Board of Directors, please see our Board page.

Volunteers Needed: Computer Spa Day

Thank you to those of you who helped with our June Spa Day for UMA laptops! If you missed it, we are looking for student and adult volunteers to give our student laptops some extra attention by cleaning, polishing, and doing minor repairs on computer screens, keyboards, cases, and carts on August 15 from 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Sign up to volunteer, and your hard work will be rewarded with a pizza lunch!

Looking Forward to Fall 2018

As we look forward to next year, please keep the following in mind: Parents/guardians will receive an email with instructions to register for electives for the 2018-19 school year. If you have any changes to your address that will affect bus pick up or drop off, please contact the office as soon as possible. Our first day of school next year is Monday, August 27, 2018. You can see next year’s school calendar here:  2018-19 School Calendar & Highlights

Resources for Florida Tragedy

In light of the tragic shooting in Florida on February 14, 2018, we are sharing a resource from Rutgers University with some helpful talking points for this type of situation. If your student would like to discuss these events with someone at school, please contact Heidi Jaeger.

Welcome Back, Families!

Dear UMA Community, I hope you have had an engaging and enjoyable summer so far. We are looking forward to the beginning of the fifth year of Upper Mississippi Academy, as we welcome back our returning students and get ready to meet many new families joining us across all grades. Our current enrollment is over 280 students with three sections of grades 6-8, two sections of grade 9, and one section of grade 10.We are pleased that we have doubled our retention rate [...]