It's that time again: we're officially less than two weeks out from the first day of school!

This back-to-school special edition of UCPS Snapshots serves as your one-stop shop for everything you need to know for the upcoming school year.

Below, you can learn more about new and upcoming district initiatives, ways you can get involved in our schools this year, back-to-school resources that answer some of your most frequently asked questions and more.

Also, click on the Facebook and Twitter buttons below to spread the word about our back-to-school resources, what's new for 2019-20 and more on your social media pages!
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Getting ready for the new school year?
Whether you're looking for athletic forms and bell schedules or information about your student's open house schedule and Here Comes the Bus, everything you need to know for the 2019-20 school year is conveniently located on the UCPS Back-to-School Resources webpage.
What's New for 2019-20
Want to learn more about new academic programming and safety expansions for the 2019-20 school year?

Click the link below to view our short, interactive webpage that gives you a closer look at what's planned for the upcoming school year. Scroll through brief descriptions and learn more about how our school system is providing students with equitable access to resources while also preparing them for the future.
Here's how you can make a difference in a student's life
This school year, don't miss the opportunity to make a difference in a young person's life. Join #TeamUCPS as a Read with U volunteer today!

The program is simple: Sign up to be a Read with U volunteer and spend 30 minutes each week reading with a first-grade student.

It’s a small commitment that can yield long-lasting gains, and a great opportunity to foster a lifelong love of reading in young students. Click the link below to learn more about how you can impact students in your community through the Read with U program.
Introducing Peachjar Digital Flyers!
UCPS is excited to announce that we will now use Peachjar to send district and school-approved digital flyers home to our families. This means all flyers for school events and programs, community organizations and more will be delivered directly to your inbox.

Paper flyers will no longer be distributed in schools. Flyers will be distributed through the Peachjar flyer distribution process. Additional information about this process is available at the link below.

Through Peachjar, we look forward to better serving our families through environmentally-friendly innovative technology while offering community groups an option that saves both time and money.
Join UCPS...on Facebook Live!
Still have back-to-school questions? If so, we've got you covered!

To help your family get ready for the school year, UCPS will host a Connect and Chat: Facebook Live session at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 19.

During the Facebook Live session, district staff will answer some of your most frequently asked questions on topics such as transportation, the UCPS After School program, digital resources for UCPS families and more. You'll also have the opportunity to submit your questions to be answered live on-air!

Click the link below to RSVP for the upcoming Facebook Live session.
In Case You Missed It
Professional development sessions, college visits, trips abroad and more!

UCPS students and staff have been hard at work all summer long learning new skills and participating in new experiences.

Click the links below to learn more about some of the amazing opportunities our students and staff participated in during their summer break.
Mark Your Calendar
6:30 p.m., Monday, Aug. 20

First Day of Traditional School
Monday, Aug. 26

Labor Day Holiday: All schools and district offices closed
Monday, Sept. 2

6:30 - 8:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 5
Cuthbertson Middle
1520 Cuthbertson Road, Waxhaw
*Hosted by the Union County Education Foundation and the College Funding Coach of the Carolinas
Where Are They Now?
Every year, thousands of high school graduates leave UCPS ready to embark on the next stage in their lives.

These graduates build on the education acquired during their time in UCPS and become doctors, lawyers, electricians, mechanics, entrepreneurs, artists, teachers, engineers and more.

This summer, we celebrated our outstanding alumni by shining a light on their accomplishments in college, in their careers and in their communities.