Assessment Calendar and Final Exams

Dear Parents

The Q4 assessment calendar is now available on the portal.

Please note that the final exam block will begin on 29 May and end on 16 June. The exam schedule will be sent out as soon as it is ready in the next two weeks. There will be no classes during the exam block so that students can study for their exams. Students only need to be at school for exams. They are welcome to use the library for study.

Meet the new HS Principal

Dear Parents

At the parent conferences tomorrow and Thursday, take a few minutes to chat with the new High School Principal for next year Mr Sealy. He will be in the lobby at the following times ready to have coffee and informal conversations with parents.

Wednesday – 5.00pm

Thursday – 8.00am and 11.00am


Bye Bye Birdie

Last week the UAS community was wowed by the MS/HS musical Bye Bye Birdie. The audience enjoyed witty dialogue, amazing singing, colourful costumes and a great set. Congratulations to all the students  who performed on stage and who were behind the scenes making sure that everything ran smoothly. Thank you to the teachers who supported the students and made it all happen.

Congratulations everyone and thank you for 3 wonderful nights.


Parent Teacher Conferences

Dear Parents

The booking system for parent-teacher conferences is now open. You can make appointments with your child’s/children’s teachers via the Portal. The conferences are scheduled for 27-28 April. The booking system will close on the 26 April (10.00am). Please note that on Wednesday 27, students have a half day of classes. Classes will finish at 12.00pm. Conferences will go from 1.00-6.00pm. On Thursday 28 April there are no classes and conferences will be from 8.00am to 12.00pm.

For instructions on how to book conference appointments please open the document below:

PTC Guide for Online Booking As of 2015-2016


HS Counselors’ Coffee Session – Tuesday 19 April

A Parent’s Guide to High School Parties

The high school counseling department would like to extend an invitation to all high school parents for a “Coffee Session” in the high school counseling area on Tuesday April, 19 at 8:00am, where we will be discussing teenage parties. Topics discussed will include common trends, safety concerns, and ways to get involved with your child concerning this topic. If you are interested in attending, please fill out this brief survey so that we can be sure to accommodate everyone. We look forward to seeing you and hearing about your experiences. For questions, please email or

Please click HERE to complete the survey.

The High School Counseling Team

HS News

Welcome back to the final quarter of the year. Time is certainly going fast. Please note the following important dates/events:

Thursday 14 April – End of quarter 3 / last day for seniors

April 17-21 – MAP testing for grades 9 and 10

Sunday 24 April – Q3 report cards issued to parents

Monday 25 April – Grade 10 parent course selection information evening (MPH)

April 27-28 – Parent-teacher conferences

May 02 – Grade 12 IB/UAS exams begin

May 05 – Lailat Al-Meiraj (no school)

Students will shortly be given their course selection forms to choose subjects for next year. The counselors will go through the forms with the students during homeroom. These will be brought home for you and your child to go through and sign. These forms must be returned by Wednesday 04 May.

Final exams (grades 9-11): These exams may begin a few days earlier then indicated on our school calendar due to the shortened days during Ramadan (8.30am – 1.30pm). All exams will be completed by June 16. The exam schedule will be sent home in mid-May.

Autism Awareness Week – PTSO


Do you want to help in spreading Autism Awareness at Universal American School? World Autism Awareness week is from yesterday, Sunday April 10, to Thursday April 14, 2016. Take part in the “I am Autism Aware” Campaign today organised by UAS PTSO in collaboration with Dubai Autism Center.

We are marking the week with various events and activities that raise awareness of autism; identify critical issues affecting those with ASD and their families; and which highlight programs and services provided by the Autism Society in UAE.

Learn more about autism and who it affects in our province. Learn about the issues and challenges facing people living with autism and their families. Learn what resources are available to people living with autism. And proclaim to everyone, “I am Autism Aware”.

If you would like to take part in this fund raising and awareness campaign, join us everyday from 2.00 pm onwards at the main reception and at elementary pick up. You can bring any kind of food to be sold during this time.

Thank you.