- How long is the school day for UVMS students?
- Is homeroom separate of 1st period?
- Will my child remain with the same TEAM of students for all 3 years?
- Are teams created based on student academic ability?
- Can 6th graders play interscholastic sports?
- What happens on a two hour delay?
- What is an after school activity bus?
- How do I pick my child up early from school for say a doctor's appointment?
- What happens when my child goes on a family vacation when school is in?
- Who is my child's guidance counselor?
- How does OPEN HOUSE work?
How long is the school day for UVMS students?
The student day starts with a five minute "homeroom" at 7:32
a.m.and ends at
the conclusion of p.m. announcements which start at 2:12 p.m. Our
dismissal buses are usually leaving campus sometime between 2:20
2:22 p.m. We follow a nine (9) period school day. Each period is
(41) minutes in duration. There is three minutes between periods
minutes between periods 3-4 and 6-7. An extra minute is added at
to offer an additional opportunity for students who have either
an early or
late lunch to visit their hallway locker if needed.
Is homeroom separate of 1st period?
Students report to "homeroom" which is actually their 1st period
Morning announcements are made during the five minute homeroom
short, homeroom and 1st period are in the same place with the
Homeroom starts at 7:32 a.m.
Will my child remain with the same TEAM of students for all 3 years?
No, at the start of each school year students are re-scheduled,
heterogeneously, into different teams therefore changing the
chemistry of the team each school year.
Are teams created based on student academic ability?
No, teams are balanced, as best as possible. Each team maintains
sections for each level of ability regarding reading and mathematics. All
other subjects are heterogeneous.
Can 6th graders play interscholastic sports?
No, eligibility to play interscholastic sports begins in the 7th
Middle School interscholastic sports play modified programs
New York State education and athletic guidelines.
What happens on a two hour delay?
When the school district calls for a two (2) hour delay all
start their school day exactly two hours later. For example,
Middle School's regular starting time for students' first
class is 7:32 a.m. On a two hour delay it will be 9:32 a.m.
DISMISSED AT OUR REGULAR 2:12-2:15 P.M. DISMISSAL TIME WHEN WE
HAVE A DELAY.
All nine periods of class meet on a two hour delay but the period
shortened. A listing of the exact times is listed in our student
What is an after school activity bus?
The Arlington Central School District provides it's secondary
schools after school (for sports and school sponsored activities,
clubs etc.) bus transportation home. PLEASE NOTE, THE ACTIVITY
BUS ROUTE HOME IS DIFFERENT THAN THE REGULAR PM DISMISSAL RUN AND
DROP-OFF LOCATION. AFTER SCHOOL BUSES FOLLOW MAIN ROAD ROUTES
AND WILL DROP OFF STUDENTS ACCORDINGLY. The after school activity
bus route schedules are posted in the UVMS main lobby. Parents
may also call ACSD transportation office at 486-4955 for
assistance. AFTER SCHOOL ACTIVITY BUSES LEAVE UVMS AT
3:45 PM MONDAY THRU THURSDAY. THERE ARE NO AFTER SCHOOL BUSES ON
FRIDAYS THIS SCHOOL YEAR - 2012/2013.
How do I pick my child up early from school for say a doctor's appointment?
First, ALL VISITORS to the school are to report to either the
main lobby desk
or main office when entering the building. Once there you will
then be directed to the attendance office. The attendance office
will contact your child and direct he/she to the attendance
release to you. PARENTS or GUARDIANS MUST SHOW PICTURE
IDENTIFICATION - so
please have your driver's license handy!
What happens when my child goes on a family vacation when school is in?
Parents who schedule vacations during the regular school year
jeopardize the academic success of their youngster. The State
Department labels a student's absence from school because of
as "unlawful detention." Technically, the school (teacher) is not
responsible to provide work ahead of time, or extra time before
school to "plan ahead" or "catch-up" due to the time missed
because of the
vacation. Of course, our teachers will help any student upon
as best they can, but the best solution is for the student to be
when school is in session.
Who is my child's guidance counselor?
We currently have three guidance counselors serving over 1,000
guidance counselors are assigned by grade and will follow "their"
into the next grade level until the end of 8th grade. At the end
grade, the 8th grade guidance counselor picks up the new 6th
coming in September thus becoming the 6th grade guidance
counselor for that
particular school year. Then the guidance counselor moves with
as they move from 6th to 7th and then from 7th to 8th as the
years go by.
How does OPEN HOUSE work?
Our OPEN HOUSE program is usually scheduled the third week of
run two identical two hour programs. The first starts at 12 noon
to 2:01 pm
and the second identical program at 7:00 pm to 9:01 pm. The
for a parent or guardian to follow or mirror their middle school
nine period schedule. (We always follow an "A DAY" schedule for
house program.) Parents are to arrive to the school on time (if
you want to
park close to the building get here early!)because the program
promptly at 12 noon and/or 7:00 pm. Once here, parents are to
their son or daughter's "A DAY" 1ST PERIOD HOMEROOM/CLASS. (IT
IF YOU HAVE YOUR SON OR DAUGHTER EXPLAIN TO YOU THE LOCATION OF
PERIOD CLASS SO YOU DON'T HAVE TO WONDER THE BUILDING TRYING TO
first period teacher will have a copy of your youngster's
schedule for you to
follow. the Principal of the school will make a PA announcement
each "class" will run 8 minutes. We usually allow five minutes
classes so teachers are not rushed to wrap up and parents are not
get to the next class. The teachers will be focusing on their
expectations and curriculum perimeters. Open House is not the
place for a one-
to-one conference to occur. It's not fair to the other parents
really isn't enough time. Specific questions or concerns
child should be made through an appointment, or phone call, with
guidance counselor, team meeting, and/or an administrator anytime
regular school day.