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Weekly Recap for Friday, Jan. 22, 2021

USCSD Weekly Recap
Weekly Recap


Open Mic set for Feb. 1
The Upper St. Clair Parent Teacher Council Open Mic event is set for 7 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 1, 2020. The virtual event will feature a presentation on the topic, Supporting a Healthy School Environment. Read more  |  Register for the event online


February Counseling Newsletter
The February 2021 edition of the Counseling Newsletter is now available online. This month’s issue features information about scholarships, course selection, eighth grade parent meeting, college and career readiness, social/emotional health, and more. Click here to read the February 2021 Counseling Newsletter


Daily Health Check
Using this brief set of questions, and after taking your child’s temperature, please assess your child’s health for readiness to attend school each day. Under the following conditions, your child should stay home and you should contact the school nurse immediately:

  • Your child is symptomatic
  • Your child – or any member of your household – is awaiting COVID-19 test results
  • Your child has been identified as a close contact and is ordered to quarantine
  • Your child (over age 11) has traveled out-of-state within the last 14 days and does not have a negative SARS-CoV2 (COVID-19) PCR – OR – rapid antigen test
  • Your child has tested positive for COVID-19

If there is a situation and you are unsure as to whether your child should stay home, please contact your school nurse for guidance.


Curbside Meal Orders / Pick-Up

We are now accepting to-go meal orders for curbside pick-up for the Week of Feb. 1. Curbside meal pick-up will be available on the following days/times:

  • Tuesday, Feb. 2 from 3:30-5:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Feb. 3 from 3:30-4:30 p.m.

Orders must be submitted by 9 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 25. (late orders cannot be accepted)  Click here to access the online order form.

Students in grades 1-12 enrolled in our in-person learning model will each receive a three-day meal pack. Students enrolled in remote learning as well as all kindergarteners and non-USCSD students will receive five-day meal packs.

Thank you for remembering to wear your mask during pick-up. Please Note: If you or a member of your household are ill, under quarantine orders, or are in isolation, please email and we will identify needed arrangements to provide your family's meals.


Volunteers Needed
We are in need of volunteers to help with meal distribution on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. This is a great chance to see families, get fresh air and a little bit of physical activity, and be of service to our community. Since September, we have distributed over 120,000 meals to USC children!

Who can volunteer?

  • Any staff/caregiver with current volunteer clearances
  • Any high school student
  • Any student under high school age who is volunteering with his/her parent

As always, volunteers must meet all daily screening requirements, wear a mask, use clean hands, and keep a safe distance from others. Click here to sign-up for one or more afternoons.




Parent Teacher Council

PTC hosts Custodian Gratitude Drive
Let’s celebrate the power of 1 in the year 2021! If every 1 person in our 1 community donates $1, we can support those who work so hard to support us! The PTC is hosting a gratitude drive for the custodians across the USCSD to thank them for their countless extra hours they have put in to make it possible for our kids to attend a safe and healthy school. You may leave words of gratitude and/or monetary donations (totally optional) via the PTC webpage:  Please consider showing your gratitude today! The deadline to contribute is Friday, Jan. 29. All proceeds will be divided equally among the custodians in gift cards.

Upcoming Unit Meetings:

A few PTC reminders:

  • The Open Mic event has been rescheduled for 7 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 1 – click here to register online.
  • Our next PTC meeting is set for 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 3.
  • Stay up to date with all that's going on with PTC on our website


In case you missed it…


Upcoming Events

25:  Order deadline for To-Go Meals for Week of Feb. 1, 9 a.m.
25:  School Board meeting, 7 p.m.
26:  Curbside Meal Pick-Up, 3:30-5:30 p.m., High School
27:  Curbside Meal Pick-Up, 3:30-4:30 p.m., High School
27:  Streams Spelling Bee, 4 p.m., remote

1:  Report Cards, Second marking period
1:  PTC Open Mic, 7 p.m., virtual
2:  Curbside Meal Pick-Up, 3:30-5:30 p.m., High School
3:  Curbside Meal Pick-Up, 3:30-4:30 p.m., High School
3:  PTC meeting, 9:30 a.m.
4:  Boyce Virtual Spelling Bee, 5: p.m.
4:  High School 8th Grade Parent Meeting, 6:30 p.m.
8:  School Board meeting, 7 p.m.
15-19:  Boyce – Random Acts of Kindness Week (date change)
16:  Fort Couch PTSO meeting, 9:30 a.m.
22:  School Board meeting, 7 p.m.
24:  Third Marking Period Progress Reports


Now Hiring

Come join our team! There are several permanent and substitute openings in the Upper St. Clair School District. Please share our list of openings with friends and family who may be interested.

The district has recently increased pay rates for several substitute positions including the following:

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


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: Online STEM immersive career experiences (ages 12-18)
  • Camp Invention (K-6): July 19-23
  • STEM Adventure Day Camp (ages 6-13)
  • Upcoming Programs at the Community & Recreation Center
  • Zoom Teen Trivia: Are You Smarter Than a 4th Grader? - Jan. 27
  • And more…

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Thank you,

Tina Vojtko, Communications Specialist
Upper St. Clair School District