UP to Date: Mar. 22 – 26

Janelle White and Leslie Tello

CC: To start off this week, we have a virtual spirit week. You can check the ‘Class of’ Google Classrooms and the transcript for more information.

CC: So, to start off, on Monday we have Pajama Day, Tuesday is Tie Dye Day, Wednesday is School Colors Day, Thursday is Decades Day, and Friday is Superhero Day. [All clothing must be UP approved.]

CC: Also, another little reminder, Monday there is a Class of 2023 Panda Express Fundraiser.

CC: On Friday [3/26], there is a Blood Drive at the school from 8 AM to 2 PM. You can find more details on the ‘Class of’ Google Classrooms or the transcript.

[There are less than 26 slots left. The last day to sign up is Tuesday, 3/23, or when all slots are gone. You must get teacher approval beforehand. To sign up, go to redcross.org, use zip code 92392, and enter the sponsor code: JAGUARS.

You must be at least 16 years old to donate, and if you are under 17, you will need to send your signed parent permission slip to [email protected] before you can sign up. Participants must strictly adhere to all state and local safety requirements. Masks are required to be worn at all times, and social distancing guidelines must be followed. To ensure that we don’t have any problems with crowds, appointments are mandatory. We welcome parents and community members who are willing to give blood in these trying times.]

CC: Saturday is the start of our Spring Break! We are gone from March 27th, to April 4th.

CC: This week’s Words of Wisdom are: “It needs to be said and heard: it’s OK to be who you are.” – Hailee Steinfeld

Other Announcements:

Please contribute to the HS ASB Snap! Raise Fundraiser running now until Sunday, March 28. The money you donate will help us fund future graduations and events that benefit all students at UP. You can find the donation link in the transcript here.

Sports practices, times, and locations:

OLD Cobalt campus for baseball: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 1:30PM to 4PM

Softball: Monday, Tuesday, and Friday 3PM to 4:30PM.

for XC: BOYS are Monday -Thursday 3PM to 430PM and GIRLS are M-F, 2PM to 3:15PM

In order to try out, you must have a completed athletic packet and current physical on file with Mr. Zimmerman.  Packets can be picked up at the front office or printed out online. Masks are required and be sure to bring your own water and snacks. Temp checks and health questionnaires will be done before every practice.

Seniors don’t forget to send your college acceptance information to Leslie Tello at [email protected] as well as the counselors so that we can include you in our video announcements, too. If you send us a picture, we will feature it with your announcement, as well.

Please contribute to the Yearbook Padlets on the ‘Class of’ Google Classrooms so that you can be featured in the yearbook this year. The codes are in the credits of the video above. You can also stay informed with the UP Events Padlet.

Be informed by regularly checking out UP Events on this Padlet, which can be found on your ‘Class of’ Google Classroom! (UP School Events and Opportunities Padlet)
People show off their friends on the ‘Besties’ Padlet! In addition to posting yourself, you can also interact with others’ posts by liking and commenting. (‘Besties’ Padlet)
Here are just some of the Padlets you can contribute to! (‘Class of 2021’ Google Classroom)



Time is Running out to buy Yearbooks and Senior Recognition Ads. They can be purchased on the Jostens website, but space is limited, so order yours today. Flyers were sent to your email via Peachjar and can also be found on the UP events Padlet page. 


College and Career links

For more scholarship and workshop information, be sure to sign up for the UP College and Career Remind and check the newsletter on the ‘Class of’ Google Classrooms.

Janelle White
Janelle White