Visitors and Guests Inside School Facilities
No visitors, including parents, will be allowed past the receptionist vestibule while the threat of community spread exists, with some limited exceptions. Exceptions must be granted by the principal or director and may include IEP meetings, teacher conferences, etc. Parents/guardians will be given the option of holding meetings virtually. There will be times when volunteers may be allowed to enter the building for approved activities. Parents will not be allowed to walk their child to a classroom or other areas within the school. Since after-school programs and tutoring are optional activities for students, these programs will continue if possible. Principals or directors may allow volunteers from our community partners to work with students during the school day when the purpose is for instructional support.
All visitors and guests are expected to check in and follow visitor-required protocol. It is strongly recommended that visitors and guests wear masks inside Union buildings.
Union plans to provide traditional transportation at the beginning of the new school year. Transportation rules can be found in each school’s student handbook.
Please know there may be times when the district is unable to provide bus service for all students due to driver shortages, etc., so routes may be cancelled with little advance notice. In the event routes need to be cancelled, the cancellation of routes will start with grades 10 - 12, then 9th grade, then 8th grade, etc. The cancellation of routes will not impact special education routes unless specifically noted.
We strongly recommend the wearing of masks on buses due to our limited ability to physically distance.
Physical distancing is encouraged. Our ability to provide adequate physical distancing in many instances may be limited given classroom size limitations and the number of students who select in-person learning.
Elementary school sites will prioritize grade-level grouping to minimize a student’s interactions outside of his/her classroom, e.g., classes will sit together in the lunchroom, classes will have outdoor recess as a grade level.
Athletics, Fine Arts & Other Extracurricular Activities
It is strongly recommended that students, staff, and guests wear masks at all indoor events, and consider wearing them at outdoor events when in large crowds. For any additional information and expectations for COVID-19 protocols, please refer to each of the respective programs.
Extended Day Program & After-School Programming
The district will continue to offer the EDP program to the families of Union students. The district is also working with community partners to offer after-school opportunities for our students.