Happy New Year!
On Monday, January 4th, 2021, Union School will transition to a split session schedule. Split sessions will allow for an increase of 35% in-person instruction. As stated in our reopening plan, “The district’s core goal is to bring all students to school as much as possible while preserving the safety of all students and in the school environment.” Adopting this schedule allows us to meet this goal and maintain the high-quality instruction our students deserve during these challenging times.
Cohorts will no longer alternate attendance for in-person instruction. Split sessions will allow blue and bulldog cohorts to be present each day. The blue cohort during the month of January will attend school in-person from 7:55 a.m. to 10:54 a.m. each day. The bulldog cohort during the month of January will attend school in-person from 11:48 a.m. to 2:39 p.m. each day. Students who are in-person for the morning will log-in to their afternoon classes and vice versa. This will allow them to access the schedule for the full day (7:55 a.m. to 2:39 p.m.).
Fully remote students will continue accessing all their classes virtually following this new schedule. They are expected to attend classes from 7:55 a.m. to 2:39 p.m. Teachers will be available for “remote check-in” from 2:40-3:02 on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.
Our cleaning crew will disinfect the building immediately after the AM session students depart and before the PM students arrive. This will include all desks sanitized as well as all touchpoints in the building.
In the month of February, we will rotate the schedule to allow the bulldog cohort to attend morning sessions and the blue cohort to attend afternoon sessions. We will rotate morning and afternoon sessions between cohorts monthly. The main office will notify you before the end of each month to make you aware of the rotation. The rotation of our monthly schedule will allow for each cohort to attend morning and afternoon sessions equally.
Important dates below:
January 11 – 22 – Grade 7 Scheduling for UMS
Monday, January 18 – Martin Luther King Day – School Closed
Thursday, January 21 – RHS Virtual Curriculum Night – 7:00 p.m.
February 4 – UMS Virtual Orientation for grade six parents and students – 7:00 p.m.
February 16 – February 28 – Grade 8 Scheduling for RHS
Friday, February 12 – Winter Recess -School Closed
Monday, February 15 – Winter Recess (Presidents Day) – School Closed
March 1 – March 12 – Grade 6 Scheduling at Pierrepont