Back to School 2018-19

  • Class Schedule Pick-up and Textbooks- Starting on Thursday August 2, 2018, and Friday August 3, 2018, students are invited to pick up their class schedules and textbooks in front of the Horton Youth Center. Below please find the schedule for schedule/textbook pick-up.
  • Date
     Morning Session

    Afternoon Session

      Thursday, 8/2/18   8th Grade   7th Grade
    12th Grade
      Friday, 8/3/18   10th Grade   9th Grade
    11th Grade

    Note: School counselors will be available on the days above to meet with students in the event of course schedule conflicts and problems that need to be resolved.

  • Office Schedule- On Tuesday August 7, 2018 the school office will be closed from 8:00 AM- 1:00 PM. We will be conducting our back to work meeting and employee training during this time. The office will reopen at 2:00 PM.

  • Start of School, Calendar and Bell Schedule- A reminder that school begins on Thursday August 9, 2018 at 8:15 AM. A copy of the bell schedule and the school calendar are posted on our school website at the following links:
    • 2018-19 School Calendar School Calendar
    • 2018-19 Bell Schedule – Bell Schedule

      Please note that there has been a slight change in the bell schedule over the previous year. UPA will be on a Block Schedule Monday through Thursday. All classes, periods 1-7 will meet on Friday.

  • School Drop-off and Pickup- The UPA attendance office opens each morning at 7:30 AM and closes at 4:00 PM. Because of our concern for adult supervision of the students we request that you drop your students off for school no earlier than 7:30 AM and pick them up no later than 4:30 PM.
  • Attendance Reporting- Starting with the first day of school, parents will now be able to call in student absences and leave a message. The attendance notification line is: (408) 440-3283. Please use this attendance line to report student absences. Our attendance staff will retrieve these messages mid-morning every day.

  • Closed Campus- Also, for the safety of our students, UPA is a closed campus. Once students arrive at school they are not allowed to leave until school ends or they are picked up by a parent or guardian. Students needing to leave for medical/dental or other necessary appointments are to leave accompanied by the parent or guardian. If your student needs to leave for an appointment, please have the student submit a notice to the attendance secretary the morning of the appointment so we can have the student waiting for you in the office lobby.
  • Dress Code- UPA has a Common Dress Code that regulates student dress on campus. The dress code can be found on Pages 13 through 14 of the Student--Family Handbook. The link to the Handbook is shown below. UPA's uniform vendor, VIP Embroidery, provides the required UPA embroidered polo shirts, oxford shirts and sweatshirts. Please make plans to visit VIP Embroidery in order to ensure your student has the appropriate uniform for the first day of school.

    VIP Embroidery
    2149 Stone Avenue #2 (@ Perrymont) San Jose, California 95125
    Regular Hours:    M-TH: 8am-4pm
    Extended Hours: Thursday, August 8: 8am-7pm
    Friday, August 9: 8am-4pm Saturday, August 10: 10am-1pm

  • School Supplies- While there is no official list of required school supplies, generally we ask students to come to school with the following supplies:
    • pencils
    • pens
    • note paper
    • laptop or tablet (if available)
    • backpack

    Some elective and required classes such as art, math and science will have a list of materials for students to have available in their classes. This list will be provided to students the first week of school.

  • Student /Family Handbook- During Seminar, UPA staff will be reviewing the Student-Family Handbook with all students. We are requesting that parents review the handbook as well. A copy of the handbook can be downloaded from the school's website at the following link: Student/Family Handbook 18-19

  • Save the Date- Please save the date for our annual “Back to School Night” which is being held close to the start of school. The event is scheduled for August 23, 2018 at 6:00 PM. We are hoping for a great “turn-out” of parents and guardians, as it is a wonderful opportunity to meet your student’s teachers, look at classrooms and review course information.

  • Athletics- Parents, if you have a student who wishes to participate in athletics, please obtain the latest information on athletic teams, requirements, forms, medical exams, etc. by clicking on the link below that will take you to the athletic section of our website. Athletics Information
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