Excellence in Education...Every individual, Every day
As the Thomaston-Upson School District continues to prepare for the new school year, we want to inform families choosing the traditional (face-to-face) learning option of our decisions regarding the mandating of face masks for students and staff. All traditional learning students will receive 2 complimentary face masks on the first day of school. At this time, the wearing of face masks will be highly encouraged but not mandated. However, we have identified situations where the mandating of face masks for students and staff could occur at individual schools, multiple schools, or throughout the entire school district. These decisions will be made by district administration in communication with the Board of Education, the Department of Public Health, and/or local healthcare professionals and would take into consideration the number of cases at a school, throughout the school district, or throughout our community. Requiring that students and staff wear face masks will be utilized as a method to ensure that our school can remain open and that face-to-face instruction can continue in an environment that is both safe and protective of our students and staff. Thank you for understanding.
Infinite Campus Online Registration Information
- Parents who have children new to the Thomaston-Upson School District or are returning after having left the district can use the "New Student" Infinite Campus Online Registration Link to register. After completing the online registration application, bring all the required documentation listed below to your child's school.
- Parents who have children currently enrolled in the Thomaston-Upson School District should use their Campus Parent account to add any new student enrollments.
For More Information About Online Registration, Please Click Here.
Coronavirus Information for TU Stakeholders
March 3, 2020
On Monday, March 2, Governor Brian Kemp confirmed the first two cases of coronavirus within the state of Georgia. The Thomaston-Upson School System continues to be vigilant and proactive in our efforts to keep students and staff safe at school. We are closely monitoring information from the Georgia Department of Public Health (GA DPH) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak that originated in China, and we want to remind you of CDC recommendations for protection against viral infections:
- Staff and students should stay home when sick.
- Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue or the inside of your elbow.
- Wash hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with 60%-95% alcohol.
- Avoid touching eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces and objects.
Additional information is available at the Georgia Department of Public Health. Thank you for your support and for helping to keep our schools safe.
Welcome to Upson-Lee Elementary School
Upson-Lee Elementary School serves scholars in grades 3-5 in a grade center environment. A well-organized and dedicated teaching staff is supported by administrators and instructional coaches. Educators monitor all scholars to ensure that their learning is progressing on a daily, monthly, and yearly basis. Common planning times allow teachers to discuss strategies across subjects, compare best practices, and target problems quickly and effectively.
In addition to the core academic courses, scholars receive instruction in music, art, and physical education. Scholars may audition for the ULE chorus, which has been recognized at the regional and state levels. A Challenge program is available for accelerated learners.
In 2017, the school completed a 1:1 computing initiative, providing students with frequent, integral use of technology across the curriculum. Upson-Lee Elementary is accredited by AdvancEd (SACS/CASI) and is Accredited with Quality by the Georgia Accrediting Commission.
Guys in Ties & Girls in Pearls
Dress your very best!Upson-Lee Elementary School
Red Ribbon Week- Wear Red, White, & Blue
“I Elect to be Drug and Bully Free!” Students wear your red, White, and BlueUpson-Lee Elementary School
Red Ribbon Week- wear sports attire
“Team Up Against Drugs and Bullying!” Students wear their favorite sports attire. (Jersey, T-shirts Hat)Upson-Lee Elementary School
Red Ribbon Week- wear bright, neon colors
“I’m to Bright for Drugs and Bullying!” Students wear Bright or Neon colorsUpson-Lee Elementary School
Red Ribbon Week- wear camouflage
“Be All You Can Be, Drug and Bully Free!” Students dress in your camouflage.Upson-Lee Elementary School
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Needs Assessment Surveys
It is time for the Thomaston-Upson School System to begin our annual process of planning and collaborative reflection. The needs assessment survey is a valuable component in this process. Survey results will be used to inform the decisions affecting system-wide goals for improving teaching and learning to ensure academic success and positive student outcomes. Please take a few moments to complete the survey below. Click the link to the survey which best fits your role in the Thomaston-Upson School System and community.
Look What's Going on at ULES
Curriculum Videos on YouTube
Student of the Month
Congratulations to Mrs. Yodie Ellerbee and Mrs. Niki Dunn! Thanks to Southern Rivers Energy and their "Bright Ideas" grant, students in Mrs. Dunn's class will have the opportunity to use their mathematical skills to "Escape the Room"! Creating fun and engaging activities that allow students to practice problem-solving, teamwork, and math computations are made possible when we "lock up their learning"! The Southern Rivers Energy Bright Idea grant was written by Mrs. Ellerbee to purchase flexible seating options, engaging math activities, math manipulatives, and STEM resource kits for her classroom. All of these resources contain valuable hands-on opportunities for learning which will allow the students to learn through active experiences.
Some of our STEM teachers presented at the 2019 STEM Conference in Athens, GA. In the session, they shared STEM projects that our teachers have developed that align with the investigations, designs, and constructions of the Georgia Standards of Excellence. Projects correlating to Georgia Standards of Excellence for grades 3, 4, and 5 were presented.
STEM Grant Recipient
Mrs. Lauren Ellington won a 3 for $300 Grant for STEM Teachers. She wrote 3 sentences that explained why our school needed the money. She wrote about the 5th-grade erosion Problem-Based Learning Project.
Teachers receiving the most Noble Knight recognitions
Teachers Giving the Most Positive Behavior Referrals
Governor's Office of Student Achievement
The Governor's Office of Student Achievement (GOSA) website provides school reports for all public elementary, middle, and high schools in Georgia. These reports include A-F letter grades based on school performance and other useful information about the school, such as performance on statewide assessments, the make-up of the school's student body, the graduation rate, and additional academic information. Information is available in both English and Spanish. The most current report card available analyzes data from the 2016-2017 school year.