This Week at UCA – 1/30/17
- January 30, 2017
- Posted by: Krista Mikkelson
- Category: This Week @ UCA
Dear UCA Family,
“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails.” 1 Corinthians 13:4-8
|Date||School||JV Girls||JV Boys||Varsity Girls||Varsity Boys|
|Mon, Jan 30||NICS @ UCA||5:00 p.m.||7:30 p.m.|
|Mon, Jan 30||CCML @ UCA||5:00 p.m.||6:15 p.m.|
|Tue, Feb 7||SCCA @ UCA||6:15 p.m.||5:00 p.m.||7:30 p.m.|
HOME LEAVE – CLASSES RESUME NEXT TUESDAY
Home leave begins at 12:12 p.m. this Thursday, February 2, and classes resume on Tuesday, February 7. The shortened class schedule for home leave is attached.
The UCA home-leave bus schedule is attached with cell numbers for the drivers. Please contact the drivers if you have a change in plans and be at your pick-up point on time. It is very important that you get to the drop-off location early on Monday, February 6. The bus driver is on a very tight schedule and it affects everyone if they wait for late arrivals. Thank you!
IN CASE OF EMERGENCY – ADMINISTRATOR ON DUTY DURING HOME LEAVE
If there is an emergency during home leave regarding transportation or the home-leave bus, please call (509) 245-3601. If an administrator is not able to answer, please leave a message. They will be checking the messages frequently.
WWU HONOR BAND
A group of students will be traveling to Walla Walla University for Honor Band on Wednesday, February 8, at 1:00 p.m. and will be returning on Saturday evening at 8:30 p.m.
Gymnastics will be on tour to Moses Lake and Tri-Cities Friday and Sabbath, February 10-11. They will visit the Pasco Riverview Church, (605 N Road 36, Pasco), and will perform at Tri-City Adventist School (4115 W Henry St, Pasco), on Saturday at 7 p.m. They will return to campus late Saturday night.
If your student is needing to miss school for any reason (other than illness), they will need to fill out an Absence Request form and turn it in to Administrative Council. This is a form your student is responsible for filling out and can be obtained from the front office. It is imperative for the success of your student and avoidance of a detention that they fill out this form in advance and turn it in to the front office in time for Ad Council review on Wednesday, (Tuesday, when home leave is on Wednesday), PRIOR to the date they are requesting to be gone.
Because we value your student’s education so much and want them to be able to complete all required school work in the time frame given and without added stress, especially as the year comes to a close, all students will be required to attend all of their classes the last week of school unless there is a family emergency or specific family event. Please make your plans this year with this in mind to avoid unwanted surprises at the end of the year.
DAY STUDENT NOTICE!!
Please see the WINTER DRIVING/ATTENDANCE POLICY below.
|Senior Rec Talent Auditions||Wed, Feb 1|
|Home Leave||Thu-Mon, Feb 2-6|
|WWU Honor Band||Wed-Sat, Feb 8-11|
|Gymnastics Tour||Fri-Sat, Feb 10-11|
|Rec Ski||Sun, Feb 12|
|SWOP||Mon-Sab, Feb 13-18|
|Midterm||Thu, Feb 16|
|HOPE||Thu, Feb 16|
|Four-Year Senior Benefit||Sat, Feb 18|
|Rec Ski||Sun, Feb 19|
|President’s Day – Regular School Day||Mon, Feb 20|
|Senior Rec Talent Dress Rehearsal||Thu, Feb 23|
|Senior Rec Weekend||Fri-Sab, Feb 24-25|
|Senior Rec Talent Program||Sat, Feb 25|
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WINTER DRIVING/ATTENDANCE POLICY
SAFETY IS OUR FIRST CONCERN!
Day students are encouraged to stay in the dorm when it is unsafe to travel. In this case, the fee for staying overnight in the dorm will be waived. Please make arrangements with the deans. Students driving during poor road conditions should allow extra driving time.
Even if Liberty School District is closed, we will continue to have classes. Parents will need to evaluate the situation. Our top priority is student safety, but we also don’t want them to miss classes unnecessarily. Liberty often closes due to conditions that do not affect travel to UCA. If Liberty is closed, students’ perfect attendance will not be affected and absences will be excused.
If Liberty School District is on a two-hour delay, we will operate as normal. If you have a special circumstance, please advise us.
Tune in to the radio or TV stations in the morning to have a list of school closings. You may also receive the same information on their websites.
If students have travel emergencies or will be staying home due to road conditions, parents need to call Flor Smith at 245-3614.
Again, you are encouraged to help your student allow extra travel time or have them stay in the dorm when necessary. We are all praying for a safe winter.