District Updates

July 24 | 3:00 pm | Return to Learn Quick Reference Guide

This condensed guide has been put together as a quick reference when needed. Please refer to the full re-entry plan if you do not find the answers to your questions in the following document:

Return to Learn Quick Reference Guide

July 24 | 9:30 am | Extended Staggered Start | 2020-2021 School Year

Due to the elevated number of positive COVID-19 cases, UPSD is extending its staggered school re-entry through August 28. Under this plan, students will attend on-campus learning 2 days per week and complete remote work 3 days per week. Fridays will be remote for all students. In the interest of helping parents plan for their children, we are asking parents to give their preference on whether their students attend on Monday and Wednesday or on Tuesday and Thursday. Students will have remote assignments for days they are not on campus, and attendance will be taken for remote days, under guidelines from the Mississippi Department of Education.

Students with last names A-I will still attend their first day on August 5 and students with last names J-Z will still attend on August 6.

Parents, please complete the survey at this link (https://forms.gle/DZ16rxDKBfe4BsLw9) one time for each student you have enrolled at UPSD. Students without a completed survey will be placed on days in the interest of keeping numbers low and balanced.


July 22 | 1:00 pm | Supply Fees | 2020-2021 School Year

Supply fees should be paid before the first day of the new school year. You can pay supply fees in the high school cafeteria at the following times:

  • Wednesday, July 22 7-7

  • Thursday, July 23 7-7

  • Friday, July 24 12-7

  • Monday, July 27 7-3

  • Tuesday, July 28 11-7

  • Wednesday, July 29 7-3

  • Thursday, July 30 11-7

  • Friday, July 31 7-12

Supply fees are as follows:

  • Kindergarten: $40

  • Grades 1 - 8: $30

  • Grades 9 - 12: $10

July 15 | 2:30 pm | Staggered Start Dates | 2020-2021 School Year

As communicated in our re-entry plan, we will begin the school year with staggered start dates on August 5th and 6th.

  • All students whose last names begin with A - I will be on campus August 5th.

  • All students whose last names begin with J - Z will be on campus August 6th.

  • August 7th will be a virtual learning day for all students. No students will come to school August 7th.

  • All students will return to campus together on August 10th.