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Weekly Recap for Friday, July 19, 2019

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Weekly Recap USC community pep rally set for Aug. 26
The Upper St. Clair School District will host its third annual Community Pep Rally at 7 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 26, 2019, at the high school stadium. The event is free and open to the community. Attendees are asked to support The Education Partnership, a local nonprofit that provides school supplies to students and classrooms in need, by dropping off donations of back-to-school supplies.  Read more  


Softball team captures GPGSL South Championship
The Upper St. Clair 10U softball team finished its season by capturing the Greater Pittsburgh Girls Softball League South Championship on Monday, July 1, 2019 – defeating West Jefferson 4-3 in extra innings.  Read more  


EdZOOcation STEAM camp kicks-off
Upper St. Clair’s summer elementary STEAM camp – “EdZOOcation” – kicked off Monday, July 15, 2019. The weeklong camp focuses on zoo animals. Representatives from Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium’s Zoomobile presented campers with information about animal habitats along with three special guests – a turtle, a rabbit and a snake.  Read more and view photos


High school closure next Friday, July 26
Due to planned repairs to the waterline, Upper St. Clair High School will be closed from 3-7 p.m. next Friday, July 26. The sponsors/coaches of any affected activities/athletics have been notified and have made alternative arrangements.


Back-to-School Resources
The first day of the 2019-20 school year for grades 1-12 is set for Monday, Aug. 26. For kindergarten, this day serves as an orientation day (for students and caregivers) with the first regular kindergarten school day beginning Tuesday, Aug. 27. We have developed a Back-to-School Resources webpage to help our Upper St. Clair families prepare for the start of school.  Check out our Back-to-School Resources


Back-to-School Online begins Aug. 6
Our Back-to-School Online initiative will launch on Tuesday, Aug. 6. Families will receive an email from the school district asking them to please login to Parent Portal/VISION and complete the online process. Families will verify the contact information that we have on-file, update important medical/health information, and sign-off on required notices. It only takes a few minutes. Student ID numbers will be included in the Aug. 6 email for those who are new to Parent Portal/VISION and need to create an account or for those who need to add a student to an existing account. 


Volunteering in USC schools – complete your clearances this summer
Planning to volunteer in your child’s school and/or classroom? Do you have a rising sixth grader who will be experiencing Deer Valley with a parent chaperone next spring? Background checks, which are valid for five years, are required for school volunteers. Get a jump start by completing the process this summer. Click here to learn more


Back-to-school physicals, dental exams, immunizations & sports physicals
Important information for families with students entering kindergarten and grades 3, 6, 7 and 11 as well as our Fort Couch and USC High School student-athletes. Please make sure your child’s health information is up-to-date.  Read more  




In case you missed it…


Upcoming Events

22-26:  USC Leadership Academies (entering gr. 4-12) - Elementary | Boyce | Ft. Couch | High School
26:  USCHS closed, 3-7 p.m. for waterline repair
29-Aug. 2: STEAM Creative Design (entering gr. 5-6), Boyce
29-Aug. 9:  High School Band Camp

5:  School Board Meeting, 7 p.m., Central Offices
5-9:  Back-to-School Reading Camp (entering gr. 1-2), Streams
5-9:  Story-Bot Camp (entering gr. 3-5), Eisenhower
6:  Back-to-School Online begins
8:  Boyce New-to-District Family Welcome, 2 p.m.
13:  High School Senior Schedule Changes, 8-11 a.m.
13:  Fort Couch New-to-the-District Orientation, 10 a.m. 
13:  Fort Couch Welcome Day (open to all FC students), 10 a.m. - noon
13:  High School Junior Schedule Changes, noon-3 p.m.
14:  Boyce Middle School Family Welcome, 5-7 p.m.
14:  High School Sophomore Schedule Changes, 8-11 a.m.
14:  High School Freshmen Schedule Changes & Walk Through, noon-3 p.m.
15:  High School New Student Orientation, 9-11 a.m.
16:  Eisenhower Welcome, PTO Breakfast, 9-10:30 a.m.
16:  Baker Supply Order Pick Up
16:  Baker New Family Welcome, 9 a.m.
19:  School Board Meeting, 7 p.m., Central Offices
19:  Teacher In-Service
20:  Teacher In-Service
20:  Streams PTO New-to-USC Family Breakfast, 9:30 a.m.
21:  Teacher In-Service
22:  Teacher In-Service
23:  Teacher In-Service
26:  First Day for Students (gr. 1-12)
26:  Kindergarten Orientation, 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. (parent/caregivers attend with student)
26:  Community Pep Rally, 7 p.m., USCHS Stadium
27:  First Day for Kindergarten


Help Wanted

Check out our current employment opportunities and apply online for the following positions:

  • Middle School .50 Instrumental/Band Music Teacher
  • Marching Band Assistant Director
  • And more!

Substitute opportunities with flexibility: The school district is currently recruiting for several substitute positions including teachers, school nurses, teacher aides, nutrition center workers, custodians and bus drivers. These are great opportunities for those with school-age children as most follow the school calendar. Only work the days you’re available!!! Apply online!


Bulletin Board

Be sure to check the district’s online community bulletin board for information about upcoming community events as well as summer science camps, sports camps, dance clinics and more…

  • NEW: SHIM Back-to-School Events: Aug. 12, 15 and 16
  • Register NOW for K-Plus and Before/After School Programs
  • Kids Triathlon: July 20 and July 27
  • USC Softball Camp (gr. 1-8): July 22-25
  • Soccer Camp (PreK-gr 6): July 22-25
  • Youth Football Camp of Champions (gr. K-6): July 22-24
  • Story-BOT Camp (gr. 2-4): Aug. 5-9
  • Learn to Row Camp (gr. 7-12): Aug. 12-14
  • USCHS Crew - Informational Pool/Pizza Party: Aug. 20
  • Summer Sports Available at the Community & Recreation Center
  • Community Foundation Golf Invitational: Sept. 23
  • And more…


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Thank you,

Tina Vojtko, Communications Specialist
Upper St. Clair School District