(US) PACA Upper School News 2020-2021

(US) PACA Upper School News 2020-2021



Dear Upper School Families,

October is already here! Can you believe it? It seems like just a few short years ago it was March. Although the month is definitely not like a typical crazy October, we still have some exciting, informational and fun offerings for all.

A gentle reminder…please remember complete your student’s health screen form each day your student steps on campus. No more paper, we have moved on line! Click HERE for the SchoolPass Link. Make sure you download the app if you haven’t already!

Key Dates for the Next Two Weeks:

  • Wednesday, October 7th: PACA Parent Forum via Zoom.
  • Wednesday, October 7th: Financing College
  • Friday, October 9th: First Day 100% in Upper School. Please refer to the 9/28 Email from Melissa Soderberg regarding additional details.
  • Friday, October 9th: Make-up for School Photos.
  • Friday, October 9th: Charlie David Dinner Silent Auction Concludes. Bidding ends at 7pm.
  • Saturday, October 10th 19am-12pm: Charlie David Silent Auction Item Pick Up at the MS/US Carpool Lane. If you won it, come and get it!
  • Wednesday, October 14th: PSAT For Sophomore and Junior Students.

Looking Further Ahead:

  • Wednesday, October 21st: Social Justice Conversation, Part 2
  • Sunday, November 1st: Last Day To Order AP Exams – See Below


  • PACA Parent Forum Information: Join PACA Co-Presidents Tracie Klinefelter & Joyce Masek for the first PACA meeting of the year. Featured speakers include members from United CA. There will be a special surprise musical performance, so you don’t want to miss out! Click melissarkass, Jennifer Salopek (P’24) jcs or Joyce Simson (P’08) jrs with any suggestions or questions.
  • Important Advanced Placement (AP) Reminders: As was the case last year, AP Exams are now ordered in the fall, based on classroom registration in College Board’s MYAP. Students must decide about taking an AP Exam(s) by the November 1, 2019 deadline. THIS YEAR – Each student is responsible for setting ‘order exam?’ status to No if not planning to take the AP Exam in the spring, in his/her MYAP account (the 2020-21 default is set to Yes). If this status is not changed to No, an exam will be ordered and the student/family account WILL be charged the base exam fee of $95 per exam. It is possible to request an exam after the final deadline until February 1, 2021, the spring course orders and fall order changes deadline, however a late order fee of $40 per exam will be incurred on top of the AP exam fee. If a student chooses to cancel an exam after November 1 or does not take an exam that was ordered for them, the student will be charged $40 for each exam cancelled. *Have a CA Grade 9-12 child who is not enrolled in an Honors/AP Class but planning to take an AP? Email Mrs.Young at youngj by the November 1, 2019 deadline to request/approve an AP Exam order. Include your child’s name, grade and the title of the exam.

Another beautiful Ohio weekend! Hope everyone had a chance to enjoy it safely!

US Division Parents

Molly Carlin (Jack ’22, Kyle ’22)
614-506-6642 (c)

Jane Yakam (Grace ’18, Abby ’20, Emma ’22, Nicholas ’24)
(614)783-4980 (c)


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