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U.S-China Student Exchange Program

  • Dear U-Prep families,

    As part of the exchange program between China and United States, a group of Chinese high school students will be visiting Redding February 12th – 19th, 2018. They are going to attend classes, have interactions with our students and bring in new ideas and perspectives to our community.

    U-Prep is in need of host families to host these visiting Chinese students. A host family is a vital part of the cultural exchange. By opening your home and heart to a student from overseas, you and your family will gain a new global perspective, many memories, and, quite possibly, a new family member for life. We hope a host family can help host 1 or 2 students for about 7 nights (from the evening of Monday, Feb. 12th to the morning of Monday, Feb. 19th, 2018). These students will follow the school schedule of your child, so there is no extra burden on your part to send them to school. To show their appreciation, Chinese students have prepared lovely gifts from China for the family. As part of the exchange, U-Prep plans to send our students on a service-learning trip to China in the summer of 2018, for which a substantial part of the costs would be subsidized by the exchange program. Interested students of the host families are encouraged to apply.

    Thank you in advance for your hospitality. If you’d like to help or have any questions, please feel free to contact Mr. Cheng (bcheng@suhsd.net).
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Nut Allergy Information

-- A Message from the School

  • We have quite a few students who have severe peanut allergy/nut allergies at our school. As you know, maintaining a safe and healthful learning environment for all students is a team effort and, as such, we would greatly appreciate your support in helping to keep peanut/nut products off-campus as much as reasonably possible. This mostly relates to food products that students bring to school and/or food product that is given to students by staff for fund raising purposes. At school, we have done the following to minimize the potential for a health incident related to this allergy:

    • Teachers are made aware of health issues related to the students they serve. Teachers who have students with a peanut/nut allergy have signage on their doors indicating that their classrooms must be peanut and nut free (e.g. almonds, etc.). Teachers were educated as to the nature of the allergy, and selected staff received training on how to utilize an EpiPen should a student go into anaphylactic shock. EpiPens are on campus in strategic locations should an emergency occur.

    • School-sponsored fundraisers that include food products are not allowed to occur during the school day ( defined as 30 minutes before school starts until 30 minutes after the school day ends); legislation and policy both drive these requirements. We all want to help our students raise money for their endeavors and, frankly, we are easy targets for candy sales. That said, we cannot allow food fundraisers during the school day, but more importantly the food fund raisers often contain peanut/nut products. Having peanut/nut food products on campus puts students at a greater risk of anaphylactic shock, which is why we need everyone aware of the concern. Ideally, students keep their food fund raisers off-campus. However, if food fundraising product is brought to school, the product will be collected. Any collected food product will be kept in the office and arrangements will be made for pick-up.

    • We worked with staff in the Food/Cafeteria Services department to eliminate peanut butter from food offerings. Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches were replaced with peanut-free and jelly sandwiches. Due to the severity of the allergy this was necessary. Even invisible residue from peanut/nut product can stimulate an anaphylactic reaction.

    Any support you could lend us from the homefront would be greatly appreciated. Thank you for your attention to this important student-related health issue, and please feel free to contact our office if you have any questions.

Info for SoberGrad

SoberGrad is requesting donations of 100+ pairs of brand new boxer shorts (not boxer briefs) for Boxer Bingo. A donation box will be in the main office beginning Mon., 12/11/17. Please consider picking up a couple pair or a package while you're out shopping. We need all sizes, and anyone can donate. Thank you! Text 530-215-6919 with any questions.

SoberGrad can be reached by the following means:

Facebook: U-Prep Sober Grad
Instagram: uprepsobergrad
Remind: Text @uprepsg18 to 81010

Andor is Back! -- Volleyball 1 on 1 CAMP

  • Date: January 20th & 21st
  • Time: 8 - 5 PM
  • Cost: $75 per day
  • Please sign up by January 8th
    Please make checks out to U-PREP Volleyball
Registartion Form