Return to School / Reentry Plan for Students, Parents & Teachers
Union has created a special Coronavirus section on how to hopes to open school safely for students and staff.
PLEASE NOTE: The details in this section – as well as the information below – are subject to change as directives from governing authorities and health officials respond to new information and developing environmental conditions.
Back to School Information for 2020-2021
Welcome Back to School! The first day of school will be Monday, August 24.
Union Public Schools has compiled Back to School information for easy reference. This page includes information on important dates, school supplies and more. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, this information is subject to change at a moment’s notice. Please see the news sections on the front of the website for updates.
Beginning July 13, the Enrollment Center will be open to the public for New Enrollments and Address Changes.
Unsure if you live in Union District or what school your child will attend? Check here! If you are you new to Union Public Schools or have a student that needs to enroll you can register online.
Enrollment Hours and Procedures
1. The Enrollment Center will be following Social Distancing CDC Guidelines with a maximum of five (5) patrons in the building.
2. Only one guardian to conduct business per family. Children and guests will not be permitted.
3. We ask that you check in and wait in your car until called by phone.
4. A face mask will be required at all times during the visit.
Thank you for your cooperation in keeping everyone safe.
School Hours 2020-2021
The EDP program is open 6:45 a.m. until school starts and after school until 6 p.m. at all schools where applicable.
The Education Service Center is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. See Enrollment Center hours here.
Schools supply lists are posted here.
Note: Students will be required to wear face masks (fabric or disposable) at all grade levels.
Until the threat of COVID-19 spread is considered minimal, students and staff will be required to wear a face covering (a mask) at all times while in a school building or vehicle UNLESS they are alone in the room or vehicle. Appropriate face coverings do not include bandanas or scarves. Face coverings cannot violate district Board Policy 5060 regarding appropriate dress/student attire.
Union Public Schools is excited to offer MySchoolBucks®! This online payment service provides a quick and easy way to add money to your student’s meal account using a credit/debit card. MySchoolBucks®! is an upgraded software version of the MyLunchMoney®! program that was piloted this spring at several sites. See Food Menu & Prices
Elementary Students Enrolled in Virtual Learning May Pick Up Devices Tuesday, Aug. 18
Curbside Virtual Student Device Pick Up for all Union Elementary School Sites will be Tuesday, August 18, from noon until 6 p.m. at each school site. Please remain in your vehicles. Staff will deliver any devices as well as back-to-school packets. Again, this event is for families who have enrolled for virtual learning for the first semester at Union Public Schools.
Note to Elementary Families
Union Public Schoools will not host the traditional Meet the Teacher Day as it has done in years past because of the Covid-19 pandemic. Please refer to your elementary school’s Facebook page for announcements about events prior to the beginning of school.
You can find all of the Facebook Pages by visiting the Schools Page and clicking on that school’s Facebook Icon. Facebook feeds are also posted at the bottom of each school’s web page on our website.
Extended Day Program
Union offers programming for elementary students before and after school as part of our Extended Day Program. Union's EDP was created to provide safe, alternative educational child care, enhancing the child’s extended day for students enrolled in pre-kindergarten through seventh grade. Recognizing the busy lifestyles of today’s family, the district attempts to work in partnership with home and parents by providing before and after school supervision at the school site. Enroll at the Education Service Center, 8506 E. 61st Street.
High school parking permits are $25, and students must provide their car license tag number and driver's license number to purchase a permit. Activity cards are $25, which includes admission to Union home athletic events and fine arts performances. Activity cards are for athletic home events – not playoff games or state games, and fine arts concerts but not all school musicals or drama performances.
All sixth, seventh and eighth grade students are asked to purchase the Student Planner, which includes the student/parent handbook. The planners are $5.00.