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cpr class requirement
The State of Iowa passed legislation for the Healthy Kids Act and this new law has a requirement for education in CPR. Prior to graduating, a student in a public school district or accredited non-public district, must complete a course in CPR. The sub-rule will be in effect for the Class of 2012. Every student will have to complete a psychomotor course (skills training and practice, not an online course) that leads to certification. This means the student does not have to be certified, but they must have the training.
Urbandale High School plans to include the course as part of the Physical Education curriculum for seniors. Plans for students in contract P.E. will be made available before the 2011-2012 school year, when the law goes into effect.
We will accept evidence from a student’s previous successful CPR course completion (from a nationally recognized CPR course) beginning in the fall of 2011. Questions regarding this new requirement may be directed to UHS Nurse, Brenda Ness.
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Dental Screening Requirement
The State of Iowa passed a law, effective fall of 2008, requiring students newly enrolling in elementary school or high school to have a dental screening. This law includes Kindergarten students, 9th grade students, and out-of-state transfer students.
Specifically for high school, all incoming 9th graders and out-state-transfer students are required to have a dental screening, performed by a dentist or dental hygienist, within one year prior to enrollment.
The dental screening certificate must be completed and signed by the dentist or hygienist. Certificate forms may be obtained at Urbandale High School, from your dentist, or by downloading this form: Certificate of Dental Screening
Please return the signed certificate to Mrs. Ness, School Nurse at Urbandale High School, by mail, in person, or by fax at 457-6810. Signed certificate forms should be submitted prior to fall enrollment.
Questions may be addressed to Mrs. Ness at (515) 457-6806 or by email, firstname.lastname@example.org
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PARENT GUIDE TO COMMUNITY RESOURCES
We’ve developed a “Parent Guide to Community Resources” to provide families with information about a number of local organizations that can help support daily living needs. To view the Resources Guide, click here and select the PDF on this page.
Urbandale High School Parents: Click on this PowerSchool link to be directed to PowerSchool’s Public Portal. It is an online link to student grades and attendance.
Regent admission index (RAI) Course list for UHS
Freshman Admission requirements to Iowa Regent Universities
Admission of freshmen who wish to enroll at any of the Iowa Regent universities is based on the Regent Admission Index (RAI) equation described below. In addition, applicants must meet the minimum high school course requirements for the university they wish to enter.
(2 x ACT composite score)
+ (1 x percentile high school rank)
+ (20 x high school GPA)
+ (5 x number of years of high school core courses)
Regent Admission Index
Note: For purposes of calculating the RAI, SAT scores will be converted to ACT composite equivalents, 99% is the top value for class rank, 4.00 is the top value for GPA, and the number of high school core courses completed is expressed in terms of years or fractions of years (e.g., one semester equals 0.5 year). Applicants who do not possess all required factors will be evaluated on an individual basis by the Regent universities to which they apply.
Freshman applicants from Iowa high schools who achieve at least a 245 RAI score and who meet the minimum number of high school courses required by the Regent universities will qualify for automatic admission to any of the three Regent universities. Freshman applicants who achieve less than a 245 RAI score may also be admitted to a specific Regent university; however, each Regent university will review these applications on an individual basis and the admission decision will be specific to each institution. Visit the Board of Regents website for more information.
STUDENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM IS HERE TO HELP
As a service to students, families, and staff, the Urbandale Community School District participates in a program that allows confidential counseling services that are of no cost to the participant. The Student Assistance Program (SAP) is a resource that students, parents and educators can count on for guidance and support. SAP assistance focuses on problem assessment, short-term counseling and referral to appropriate resources. Through the SAP, individuals and families are helped to identify options to deal with a wide range of concerns, which would include: a) school-related issues, b) family or relationship issues, c) emotional or behavioral issues, d) alcohol and other drug use, and other issues that interfere with daily living, happiness, and success. If you have any questions, and would like to speak to a counselor, you can call the SAP anytime, 24 hours a day, seven days a week at 515-244-6090.