DAILY BRIEFING

Updated:   5/26/20   4:00 PM

 

Dear Senior Parents and Guardians,

 

Today your senior student received an email that contains the sign-up calendar for graduation. Please open the email and book the best available time slot for your family.   Sign-ups are on a first come, first serve basis and you may only register for one time slot.

 

We look forward to seeing your graduate and family on the UHS campus at your appointed time on June 5th or 6th.  A maximum of 8 family members may accompany each student and we ask all to bring masks.

  

  • Parking for the Senior Graduation Event:  To minimize parking noise and maximize safety, please arrive at UHS via Woodrow Avenue.  Turn west on Matoian Way and park in the Yellow Lot P-4 that is directly behind the UHS campus.  Parking is relaxed for our event.  The portion of Matoian Way, directly in front of our arched entrance, commonly used for student drop off, will be closed during our graduation event.  Do not attempt to park in Lot C directly in front of our school. Please do not attempt to congregate in the parking lot with other family or student groups

 

  • Once your family group and graduate arrive on campus and your appointed time arrives, please come to the East entrance of the school and a faculty member will meet and direct you to your waiting spot.  Your graduate will proceed through a series of stations where they will receive their diploma, have photos taken and receive gift bags.  Seniors and their families will then exit the campus out our West entrance before they circle back behind the school to their vehicles.

 

  • During the commencement program each graduate will receive a gift bag from the school that contains commemorative items, a t-shirt and other trinkets. Some of our parents have expressed an interest in donating gift items to the senior gift bags. If you are interested in doing so, please call Joanna Felger at 278-1589.  Donated items should be dropped off no later than Wednesday, June 3rd.  We have a count of 116 seniors.

 

  • We encourage all students to come to the campus and clean out their lockers. Please do so during office hours when you can return books in the bins that will be placed at the office entrance.  Be sure to remove all personal items and leave the locks on the lockers. We have tentatively scheduled June 4th as the final checkout date for returning text books, paying miscellaneous fines and picking up yearbooks.

 

  • Students who are still interested in purchasing a yearbook are to email Mrs. Roche at croche@csufresno.edu to be added to a waiting list. If you do not receive a response from Mrs. Roche within 24 hours, please check the email address is correct. There are approximately 25 books left. Please bring CASH on your checkout day. 

 

  • Seniors - Please update your Naviance account to include your college of attendance this fall.  We appreciate your immediate attention to this matter.

 

  • Caps and Gowns are available for pick up in the office.  Please see the office hours listed below.

 

  • We are pleased to announce that University High School was listed as the Fourth Best High School in California, the 55th Best High School in the Nation and the 11 Best Charter School in America by the latest U.S. News and World Report Rankings.  We are extremely proud of our students and staff for this wonderful accomplishment.  Congratulations to all!

For more information, please log onto:

https://www.usnews.com/education/best-high-schools/california/districts/fresno-unified/university-high-school-fresno-2238-

 

  • We remind parents that we are here to listen to your concerns and suggestions with regard to how we can improve upon online learning. Please feel free to contact us during our school office hours listed below.

 

SCHEDULES

 

2020 AP Exam Info

Date

9am

11am

1pm

Mon, May 11

 

 

US Gov’t & Politics

Tues, May 12

 

Calculus AB & Calculus BC*

 

Weds, May 13

 

English Lit/Comp

 

Thurs, May 14

 

 

 

Fri, May 15

 

US History

 

Mon, May 18

 

 

 

Tues, May 19

Music Theory

 

 

Weds, May 20

 

English Lang/Comp

Microeconomics

Thurs, May 21

 

 

Macroeconomics

Fri, May 22

Comparative Gov’t & Politics

Statistics

 

 

1) Exam Day Demo: Every student taking an AP exam this year must practice submitting responses with the exam demo. Beginning May 4, you can access the demo at www.cb.org/apdemo. It will allow you to practice the different ways to submit your responses. If you can't connect to this demo from your planned testing device, you will not be able to access the real exam on test day. Update your browser (see tips on slide 51 of the 2020 AP Testing guide below). Then try again. If you still can't access the Demo, contact Mrs. Fernandez at rociof@csufresno.edu  for assistance. 

2) Exam Day Checklist. Print out this checklist for each exam you will take and have it ready at your workspace before the day of your exam.  To access your exam you will need an e-ticket for each exam you take (48 hours before your exam, your e-ticket will be available in your MY AP account and sent to you via email). You will also need your 8-character AP ID (found in your MY AP account) https://apcentral.collegeboard.org/pdf/ap-student-exam-day-checklist.pdf

3) More exam day documents: This is a comprehensive guide to the tools, reference sheets, and other resources that are required, recommended, or permitted for each exam. www.cb.org/apexamdaydocs

4) 2020 AP Testing Guide: Read this extensive overview of everything you need to know to get ready for test day, this guide has the answer to questions you might have.  https://apcentral.collegeboard.org/pdf/ap-testing-guide-2020.pdf

5) Explainer Videos: Watch these videos for key information about how to prepare for exams, the exam experience, and more. The Exam Walkthrough is a great overview of how to access, complete, and submit your AP exam: www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLoGgviqq4844oyQviUHOOddAaMOdDAqpk

6) AP Music Theory Exam Info: Detailed information about AP Music Theory exams is available at www.cb.org/apmusictheory. Unlike most other exams, the best device to use is a smartphone or tablet. Before the exam, you’ll need to prepare your 2020 Question 1 Music Theory Answer Sheet by printing or hand copying it. You can pick one up in the front office if you do not have access to a printer at home.  Question 2, you’ll need audio recording software or an app to record your sight-singing responses (very important!). You’ll then attach your file to the online exam.

7) 2020 Testing Accommodations: Consult this website to read about pre-approved College Board accommodations for your 2020 Exams.  Unfortunately, the deadline to apply for accommodations for 2020 exams has already passed. www.cb.org/ap2020accommodations 

8) Website for all 2020 AP Exam Updates: Consult this comprehensive webpage for updates to 2020 AP Exams www.cb.org/ap2020

9) 2020 AP Exam Schedule - Be sure to login to your exam 30 minutes before the posted time for your exam. If testing in California, we are in the Pacific Time Zone. If you are out of town/state for your test, be sure to consult the chart on CB website. Set a reminder on your phone to remind you!

10) Make-up exam request: If you have any issue on exam day that prevents you from testing successfully, you’ll be directed to an online AP Makeup Testing Request Form where you can describe what happened and request an e-ticket for a June makeup exam.

•You can also access the form at www.cb.org/requestmakeup 

• You must have your original e-ticket when filling out the form.

• Submit the form directly to College Board within 48 hours of your original exam date.

• They will review your form and send you an email approving or denying the request the week of May 25. If approved, your makeup e-ticket will be sent two days before the makeup test.

• Do not call AP Services; the pandemic has closed call centers and you will simply hear a message directing you to fill out the form and await the approval email.

• Rest assured that you will receive approval for any of the following types of issues you encounter, or similar ones: sickness; significant interruptions from family members; battery failures; power outages; technical disruptions. Note: simply running out of time to submit a response on exam day is not a valid reason to request makeup testing.

• Students that already have known conflicts with the May dates should not fill out this form. They can test in June simply by not using their May e-ticket – they will automatically be issued a June e-ticket.

11) Sending Test Scores: Students can indicate their free Score Send in their MYAP account; Log in to your MY AP PROFILE, and then click the SCORE SEND tab, here you will be able to send your free score report. Must be done by June 20th, after this there is a $15 Fee to send your scores.

 

 

SCHOOL OFFICE HOURS

MONDAYS - 8:30am to 2:30pm

TUESDAYS THRU FRIDAYS - 9:00am to 3:00pm

 

WEEKLY CLASS SCHEDULE

 

MONDAY

 

TIMES

PERIOD 1

8:00 – 8:55

PERIOD 2

9:00 – 9:55

PERIOD 3

10:00 – 10:55

PERIOD 4

11:00 – 11:55

LUNCH

12:00 – 12:55

PERIOD 6

1:00 – 1:55

PERIOD 7

2:00 – 2:55

PERIOD 8

3:00 – 3:55

PERIOD 9

4:00 – 4:55

 

TIMES

TUESDAY

BLOCK (A)

WEDNESDAY

BLOCK (A)

THURSDAY

BLOCK (B)

FRIDAY

BLOCK (B)

 9:00 – 10:30

PERIOD 1

PERIOD 2

PERIOD 1

PERIOD 2

10:30 – 11:00

BREAK

BREAK

BREAK

BREAK

11:00 -12:30

PERIOD 3

PERIOD 4

PERIOD 3

PERIOD 4

12:30 – 1;30

LUNCH

LUNCH

LUNCH

LUNCH

1:30 – 3:00

PERIOD 7

PERIOD 6

PERIOD 7

PERIOD 6

3:00 – 3:30

BREAK

BREAK

BREAK

BREAK

3:30 – 5:00

PERIOD 9

PERIOD 8

PERIOD 9

PERIOD 8

 

Updated List of Canceled Events:

Prom (3/28)

Open House (3/30)

Symphony Concert (4/14)

Wind Concert (4/15)

Nor Cal Science Olympiad

Phoenix Phling Crab Feed (4/18)

California State Testing (4/21, 4/22)

Hamilton Field Trip (4/18)

State Speech Tournament (4/23 – 4/27)

Achievement Awards (4/28)

Baccalaureate (5/15)

Graduation Ceremony (5/16)

 

FAQ’S

 

How long will the school be closed?

We plan to keep the school closed from now through the first week of May, but this may change due to the spread and containment of the virus in our area. Please logon to our website daily for updates.

 

Will students take AP tests this year?
Yes, AP testing will take place between May 11 thru May 22. Please continue to watch for emails from Mrs. Fernandez as she is in constant contact with the College Board.

 

What if my student needs a computer?

If your student needs to borrow a computer, please call our office. Laptop computers will be made available for check out. Supply is limited.

 

How can I best support my student?

  • Set up a quiet work area away from other home distractions as lecture will be given in real time.
  • Make sure your student maintains a normal sleep and work schedule. This will keep them from falling behind or getting into poor study habits.
  • Enforce guidelines set up by the CDC to keep in optimum health.

 

Will the school office be open?

Yes, the school office is opened on Mondays from 8:30 to 2:30 and Tuesday thru Fridays from 9:00 to 3:00.

 

Will teachers be available to meet with students at the school if necessary?

Yes, the school will continue to be open barring illness of staff.  Students may access their lockers and schedule meetings with teachers. However, we ask that students refrain from lingering on campus.

 

My student participates in the school lunch program. Will meals be made available?

Fresno Unified has set up distribution centers and various schools in the district. Please click on this link to identify the school nearest you. https://share.peachjar.com/flyers/971078/districts/35346
https://twitter.com/fresnounified/status/1250483001588236288/photo/1

 

Colleges are requesting my child’s transcripts. Are you able to send them out?

Yes, if you are receiving requests for transcripts, please contact our Registrar, Mrs. Rea. Her email address is lrea@csufresno.edu.

 

When will online Fresno State classes begin?

Fresno State virtual classes will begin on Friday, March 20 and continue through the semester. Students should refer to their Fresno State email for further information.

 

What if I need to contact a teacher? 

You may connect with teachers via email.  Emails are listed in our staff directory.

https://uhsfresno.com/FacultyStaffDirectory

 

Will school closure impact my student’s college acceptance or ability to graduate?  

No, most colleges and universities are closed and using virtual instruction as well. However, colleges will want to see end of semester grades. Grades can only be given when students participate.

 


 
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