Weekly News and Notes, 11/20
We have a few updates from UHS this week. There will not be a Weekly update shared next week.
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State Mandated Vaccine requirements
Influenza (flu) vaccine for all UHS grade levels by December 31st and MenACWY (Meningococcal) vaccine for Grade 11 students, this is typically done at the 16 year physical. This applies to fully remote and in-person students. Documentation by your provider may be submitted to UHS via fax 508-278-8647, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, or hard copy to the UHS main office. Also, if you have a medical or religious exemption to either of these vaccines please submit documentation.
The MIAA Board of Directors was voting on Friday, November 20 to review the recommendations of the Sports Medicine Committee and the MIAA COVID Task Force for fall athletics. When those recommendations are approved (or sent back to revision), we will work with our district athletic committee and league to operationalize them within the winter season.
Right now, we are asking for patience. We do not believe there will be any winter sports starting before mid-December. Mr. Carbone will be sharing information as soon as we can.
Picture Makeup Day
We hope to be scheduling a school photo makeup day for one of the Wednesdays in December, during which students can come to the building and have their photo redone. We are asking anyone who is requesting a photo makeup, or who has not taken his/her picture, to email Ms. Durkin at email@example.com, so we can have an idea of how many students we are looking at.
Finally, I have long said that Thanksgiving is my favorite day of the year. This year, it will absolutely take on a different look and feel, particularly as many of our large gathering are compromised by the pandemic. We remind families of the restrictions placed on travel and urge people to make smart choices and, most importantly, stay safe during this holiday season. In that spirit, we hope that everyone finds something for which they are thankful, be it family, friends, good health, or spirt.
Michael Rubin, Principal
Uxbridge High School