Posted Date: 10/21/2020
Families at Union Public Schools will have until the end of next week to select virtual or in-person instruction for the second semester of the 2020-21 school year.
The deadline to sign students up for either mode of learning in the spring is 10 p.m. Oct. 30. Parents should complete the electronic form — available in both English and Spanish at unionps.org — for each child enrolled at the district.
About 35% of students across Union Public Schools enrolled in virtual learning for the fall semester, with 65% opting for in-person learning.
“So far we have been pleased with the way the first semester has gone, as our students and staff have been diligent in their efforts to make in-person school as safe as possible,” Superintendent Kirt Hartzler said in a news release. “With fully one-third of our students working from home, this has provided us with greater flexibility when it comes to physical distancing. That, combined with mandatory mask-wearing, has helped us to limit exposure to Covid-19. We have been very fortunate in that we have not yet had to close any school buildings, but we continue to closely monitor the situation daily.” Continue reading
Parents need to choose one of two learning environments for each of their children for second semester by October 30.
As we continue to partner with you to serve your child, Union will once again offer families a choice in learning environments. Our tasks to schedule classes and teachers requires us to receive your choice by October 30. Please read the information below regarding virtual and in-person learning; then respond with your choice here: English / Spanish.