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Phone & Text Messaging

Parents tell us Union’s automated phone messaging system is a great way to announce weather-related school closings, upcoming events, and important information. 

For your convenience, we have also added a district phone message replay line where you can access recent messages sent to you by the district and/or the school your student(s) attend(s).  The Union Connect-ED Message Line is 918-357-6210.  The system searches the database by the phone number of the telephone you use to call the message line and gives you the choice of the last nine messages sent to that phone.

To ensure you receive these important messages, please make sure you notify us when your phone number or email address changes.  You can quickly update your phone number through the Campus Parent Portal under Household Information.  Email and preferred language preferences can be adjusted through the Campus Parent Portal under Contact Preferences.   It is very important we have the most current and accurate contact information for the safety of your child.  If you need assistance with updating contact information , you can call Bibi Davila at the Enrollment Center at 918-357-6150 or 918-357-6154.

The message line is also the number to use if you do not have students in the district and we are calling you by mistake.  Simply leave your number and a request that it be removed from our list. 

Text Messaging

Union offers text messaging services to patrons and staff who have opted in to received messages through the district’s Connect-ED system.

The first time Union sends you a text message, the following pops up on your screen:
"UNIONPUBLIC:  You are now subscribed to receive text alerts. Reply HELP for help,  STOP UPS to cancel. Msg&data rates may apply."

  •  If you type back HELP, you will receive the message:
    "BbConnect Info Alerts: 2msgs/mo. Msg&data rates may apply. Reply STOP to cancel. Info: www.blackboardconnect.com/sms/terms.asp, 888-599-2720."
  • If you type STOP UPS, but decide later you would like to opt back in, text SUBSCRIBE UNIONPUBLIC to 23177 or 63079.

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Note: If a person tries to subscribe who  is not part of the contact database, he or she will receive the message:  "BbConnect Info Alerts: You have not followed the Opt In/Out process correctly." 

In order to opt in and receive messages, please contact the Union Communications Department at 918-357-6015 or email Barbara Swinburne, our Communications administrative assistant,  and ask to be included.

District Announcement

Happy Holidays

Wishing you Joy and Peace at the Holidays and throughout the New Year.

Union Public Schools will be closed for winter break December 23-January 3, 2020. School will resume on Monday, January 6, 2020.

During the winter break, Union offices will be closed December 24-January 2, 2020.

May Joy and Peace be yours throughout the New Year.

Wishing you Joy and Peace at the Holidays and throughout the New Year.  Union Public Schools will be closed for winter break December 23-January 3, 2020. School will resume on Monday, January 6, 2020.  During the winter break, Union offices will be closed December 24-January 2, 2020.  May Joy and Peace be yours throughout the New Year.

Administrative Changes Announced

Scott Pennington named director of new Hope – Guidance – Social and Emotional Learning Department;   Clayton Hucke named interim 7th Grade Principal

Dear Union Parents and Guardians: 

I am excited to announce that Mr. Scott Pennington, principal at the Union 6th & 7th Grade Center, has been asked to lead a new department within Teaching and Learning entitled Hope – Guidance – Social and Emotional Learning. As you know, we are in the second year of our five-year district strategic plan. One of the elements of this plan is Union’s Learning Model that focuses on literacy, cognitive capacity, engagement, and social and emotional learning.

As we continuously evaluate our data, and hear from teachers and our site leaders, there continues to be a dominant narrative that more must be done to address the social and emotional development of our students. Collectively speaking, our teachers continue to do amazing work in providing dynamic learning experiences for our students. It is now time for us to articulate a tiered approach to addressing unwanted student behaviors and student trauma – at all grade levels – while also fostering greater hope and confidence in our students’ lives. The idea is that we will be more proactive in our efforts, providing counseling and guidance to address the social, emotional, and academic needs of our students. I firmly believe this will make a positive difference in our students’ lives and in the learning culture of our buildings.

Mr. Pennington’s work as a special education teacher, assistant principal, and principal make him uniquely qualified to lead in this new position. In addition to this change, I am also pleased to announce that Mr. Clay Hucke, assistant principal at Union High School, has been asked to serve as an interim principal at the Sixth & Seventh Grade Center. Mr. Hucke has done an outstanding job at the high school and he looks forward to serving the students, staff, and parents at this site.

Please join me in congratulating Mr. Pennington and Mr. Hucke. These moves will become effective January 1, 2020.

Respectfully,

Kirt Hartzler, Ed.D.
Superintendent
Union Public Schools

Board of Education Considers Policy Changes

The Board of Education on first reading Monday, November 11, considered various board policy revisions, which may be viewed here. The Board will consider final approval at its next meeting, Monday, December 9. The Board will consider comments from the public. Please send comments to [email protected].

The Board of Education on first reading Monday, November 11, considered various board policy revisions. The Board will consider final approval at its next meeting, Monday, December 9. The Board will consider comments from the public. Please send comments to board@unionps.org.

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Tulsa, Oklahoma 74133
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