Academics

Back to School Guide

Academic Success begins by being prepared. 

List of 8 items.

  • Academic Calendar

  • Back To School Bash

    The annual back to school bash will be held on Saturday, August 7, 2021. This event is designed to welcome families and students to the new school year and provide opportunities to connect as a strong community. Ample opportunities to meet our faculty and tour the campus will be provided. Individual student  schedules and classroom assignments will also be available. Information pertaining to athletics, student dining, extended care, clubs and activities for the 2021 academic year will also be available on this day.
     
    Back 2 School Bash Hours of Operation
    New UC Families: The Bash will begin for our newly accepted UC families at 9AM in the UC Sanctuary. 
     
    Returning UC Families: Returning families are welcome to join us beginning at 10:30 AM. Please enter the school building through the Main entrance and one of our student ambassadors will great you and point you in the appropriate direction. The Back 2 School Bash will conclude at 1:00 PM. 
  • Carline and Pick-Up

    Drop off/Pickup Carline
    Authorized Pick-up: UCS requires each family to maintain an updated authorized pickup list for their children within the MyUC Portal. Each authorized individual will be required to present a valid form of identification to our receptionist.
     
    Drop-off via Carline: All students may be dropped off at the flag pole parking lot beginning at 7:35 AM each day. Four carline assistants will be located at the flag pole side walk to assist your student. Please wait in a single file line and pull forward to the furthest available position as the line moves forward. A UC staff member will open the door and assist each student in exiting the car. Please assist us in keeping the line moving quickly by having your children prepared to exit with their bags and other belongings ready once the automobile comes to a complete stop.
    • Upper School students will enter the building through the Upper School office entry, located by the centerfield area behind the baseball field.
    • Lower School students will enter the building through the Student Center Hallway, where a staff member will be holding the door for them.
     
    Drop-off via Walk-up Entrance: Students in Junior Kindergarten are required to be signed in by their parent at the classroom door each day. All JK students and parents may enter the building through the walk-up entry located to the east of the main school office entry doors.
    Parents with students in K5-6th grade may also enter through the walk-up entry door if parking and walking to the building. For safety reasons, we do not allow parents of students to enter the building past the main or walk up entry during drop-off times. A staff member will always be present at this door and throughout the hallways to assist your children in walking to class.
     
    Afternoon Pick-Up:
    Lower School pickup takes place from 2:50 to 3:10 PM in front of the main school office entrance for grades JK-4th grade and under the church portico, closets to the flag pole, for grades 5th and 6th. Each family is provided a car tag number to display by hanging on their rear view mirror. When pulling onto campus, please enter the carline at the rear of the line. Keep in mind the rear maybe at the flag pole.
    As the line progresses forward please have your tag in clear view for the staff to view. Continue to advance forward as the line moves and pull forward to the furthest cone. JK-4th grade students will be awaiting you at that cone with a staff member, while 5th and 6th grade students will be called to your car in the pickup zone. Students with multiple siblings will always go to the pickup location of the youngest child and will be assigned one family number for ease of memorization.
     
    Family pick-up via walk-up is allowed at the main entrance beginning at 3:10 PM.
     
    Upper School pickup takes place from 3:15 to 3:45 PM under the church portico, closets to the flag pole. Continue to advance forward as the line moves and your child will come to your car once you have stopped and reach the pickup zone. Please do not stop and block traffic behind you short of this designated area. If your Upper School student is not at the pick up zone upon your arrival, please make another loop around in line and follow the above mentioned protocol.
     
    When exiting the UCS property, please keep in mind that only right turns are allowed out of both the Spring Park and University exits for traffic safety and preventative backup purposes.
     
     
     
  • Dining in Spirit Cafe

    Dining
    UCS proudly partners with MMI Dining to meet the nutritional needs of our students. A monthly menu is available under the Spirit Cafe link and includes the main menu and a-la-carte items. Students utilizing the MMI menu may pay through their family account which can be established and maintained by clicking Spirit Cafe Account Set Up.
    Students are also able to bring their lunch from home as they desire. Microwaves and vending machines are available for student use in grades 4-12.



    Website for set up:

    www.ezschoolpay.com
  • Extended Care

    UCS offers morning and afternoon extended care programs for our families. Extended care is provided by staff members with appropriate background and credentials in childcare and student supervision. Early morning care is offered for students in all grade levels, while afternoon extended day programs are offered for students in Kindergarten through 8th grade. Drop in and/or Monthly registration is available for our UC families. 
     
    All students utilizing extended care programs, must be registered with our Extended Care Director, Ms. Stephanie Ponder. To register please utilize the appropriate registration form included below. For all questions related to the Extended Care Program, please contact Ms. Ponder at stephanieponder@ucsjax.com
  • FHSAA Athletic Forms

    UCS competes at a championship level in fall, winter and spring sports sanctioned by the Florida High School Athletic Association. As a member, our student athletes, from grades 6-12, are required to complete several authorization, eligibility, medical release and clearance forms with the FHSAA. All required forms are available below and must be completed and submitted to the UCS Athletic Department prior to participation in a sport practice or tryout session.

    Athletic Forms
  • Supply List

    Our Lower and Upper School students will need specific supplies for their successful academic year. These supplies may be purchased prior to the start of the school year and brought in during the Back 2 School Bash or on the first day of school. See the specific grade level supply lists included below.
     
    UCS will provide all student texts and workbook materials. These will be available and ready for students at the Back 2 School Bash. Additionally, Upper School students will be provided iPads for learning and access to E-Textbooks. All student iPads will be distributed on the first day of classes.


    Upper School Supply List

    Lower School Supply List
  • Uniforms

    Purchase your students uniforms, spiritwear, and chapel uniforms through the UC Uniform Store.

    SUMMER HOURS:
    During the summer, the U-Store
    will be opened on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays
    from 8am-4pm. Please keep in mind, that if we need to
    place an order for any of your items, the earlier we place
    your order, the better the chances are that your items
    will not be on backorder.

    ADDITIONAL HOURS: In addition to the Tuesdays,
    Wednesdays, and Thursdays, the U-Store will be opened
    on Monday, June 7th from 10-7, Monday, June 28th from
    10-7, and Friday July 9th 8-4.

    ORDER DEADLINES: During the summer, our
    uniform supplier is extremely busy fulfilling customers’
    orders and it may take approximately 4 weeks for us to
    receive our orders. Therefore, please make all possible
    arrangements to come to the U-Store by July 9th.

    MAKING APPOINTMENTS: In order to serve
    customers quickly and efficiently, we ask that you please
    call the school office and make an appointment prior
    to shopping. Mrs. Sirmon will be able to assist you in
    setting up your fitting time.

List of 6 members.

  • Photo of Heath Nivens

    Mr. Heath Nivens 

    Head of School
  • Photo of Beverly Bandy

    Beverly Bandy 

    US Principal
  • Photo of Jeleen Del Valle

    Jeleen Del Valle 

    Lower School Principal
  • Photo of Justin Sirmon

    Justin Sirmon 

    Athletic Director
  • Photo of Ashley Schoenfeld

    Ashley Schoenfeld 

    Administrative Secretary
  • Photo of Connie Stumph

    Mrs. Connie Stumph 

    Administrative Secretary