Important Reminders for the Start of the Upper Dublin School Year

The first day of school is Sept. 4.

From Upper Dublin Superintendent:

A few items of interest and importance from in and around the District:

First Day of School – Tuesday, September 4
A reminder to parents and students that the first day of school for all of our elementary schools (Grades 1-5), our middle school (Grades 6-8), and our high school (Grades 9-12) for the 2012-2013 school year is on Tuesday, September 4. The schedules for the first day of school are listed below:

Elementary Schools – 8:45am – 3:40pm

Sandy Run Middle School 
Gr. 6 Schedule – 11:30am – 2:57pm
Gr. 7/8 Schedule – 7:46am – 2:57pm

Upper Dublin High School
Gr. 9 Schedule – 7:23am – 2:30pm
Gr. 10/11/12 Schedule – 9:53am-2:30pm

(note: Just another reminder that with the start of the 2012-13 school year will come some changes to the school day. The new arrival and dismissal times for 2012-13 are: Elementary Schools (Gr. K-5) 8:45am to 3:40pm, Sandy Run Middle School (Gr. 6-8) 7:46am to 2:57pm, Upper Dublin High School (Gr. 9-12) 7:23am to 2:30pm.)

First Full Day for Kindergarten – Friday, September 7
Please be advised that Kindergarten Assessments will be held on Tuesday, September 4 and on Wednesday, September 5, and Parent Orientation will be held on Thursday, September 6. Kindergarten will start a regular full day on Friday, September 7.


2012-13 Bus Schedules

The bus schedules for the 2012-13 school year have been posted to the District’s website and can be found athttp://www.udsd.org/page.cfm?p=22.

Save the Date: UD Free Heart Screening for Students (ages 10-19) September 23
Long QT syndrome is a very serious heart disorder that can cause sudden cardiac arrest in anyone, including kids. Simon’s Fund is a foundation that was set up in memory of a 4 month old child, Simon Sudman, who passed away suddenly, in his sleep, from sudden cardiac arrest. It was later determined to be from Long QT syndrome, which could have been treated if detected. Simon’s Fund sets up free heart screenings in schools for kids ages 10-19, a free heart screening is being set up in the Upper Dublin community on Sunday, September 23 for the youth ages 10-19, from 8AM to 4PM. This screening takes about 30 minutes and is done through CHOP physicians and involves a simple, non-invasive ECG test. Appointments and pre-registration are required, please pre-register at http://www.simonsfund.org/get-screened/register/. Although the screenings are free for the students, each school screening costs over $2500. Simon’s Fund counts on donations to be able to continue to screen as many kids as possible so that they can continue to save lives. If you are interested in donating to help with the cost for future screenings please visithttp://simonsfund.donorpages.com/give/PaigeFlorin. Volunteers, including nurses, are very much needed for this event. If you are interested in helping out, please email Jill Florin at jsffitness@comcast.net.

Save the Date: Upper Dublin Community Day 2012 – Saturday, September 29
Upper Dublin Community Day 2012 will be held on Saturday, September 29 on Loch Alsh Ave – Civic Campus area. It will be a great day for celebrating community and having a good time. There will be entertainment, games, food and fun for the whole family from 3:00pm to 7:00pm. The day will also include Antiques on the Air, self-guided tours of the high school, a gala concert in the new Performing Arts Center at 6:30pm, and dedication of the completed new high school at 8:00pm followed by fireworks. Everything is free except for food at friendly prices. For further information see www.udcd.info.

Respectfully submitted,

Michael Pladus
Superintendent of Schools


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