Families can order their uniforms for the 2018-2019 school year from Krazy Kricket in Bartow or Evolutionary Screen Printing in Lakeland. Krazy Kricket deadline is June 22. Evolutionary Screen Printing has three deadlines starting June 8. To order from Krazy Kricket, click here: UA_Shirt_Flyer_Krazy_Kricket. To order from Evolutionary Screen Printing click here: UA_Student_Apparel_Order_Form_18-19.
Union Academy Families: This is to clarify the new security policy that has gone into effect for the last week of school. Students are allowed to carry their binders and a small purse the last week of school.
Summer Reading 2018 Information
Please select the correct link below for your summer reading requirement and read through the letter carefully.
(7th & 8th graders have the option of checking their required book out through Destiny as an eBook. There are 15 eBook copies available in Destiny for each title in grades 7 and 8 (first come first served). Incoming 6th graders may chose to purchase their book through an online provider such as Amazon, or visit your local public library to check out the book because UA eBooks are not available to 6th graders until the start of the school year.)
IB Learner Profile for 7th & 8th Grade only – Learner-Profile-Assignment
We held our annual Middle School Preview for families of incoming sixth grade students on Tuesday, May 8. In case you were unable to attend, we are sharing this PowerPoint with families to help provide some information on our school’s description, expectations, and opportunities: Middle_School_Preview_2018. We will hold our orientation for the 2018-2019 on Thursday, August 9, 2018.
Union Academy offers the EduKit program as a convenient option for busy families to order your student’s school supplies for the 2018/2019 year. EduKits are custom made to include the supplies selected and approved by our school! For further information and the ordering form, download this file: 2018 flyer EDUKIT.
Hello Union Academy! Section 1002.20(24), Florida Statutes, requires each middle school and high school student or the student’s parent be provided a two-page summary of the Department of Economic Opportunity’s economic security report of employment and earning outcomes.
To ensure Union Academy complies with this statute:
- We have provided each of UA student with a copy of the 2017 Economic Security Report March 23, 2018.
- Measuring the Economic Success of Florida’s Graduates report provides students, parents, and others with information on graduates of Florida’s public higher education institutions
- Additionally, this link will connect you with the full economic report http://www.beyondeducation.org/temp/ER_Report.pdf
Union Academy Preview
6th Grade Students Entering Middle School
Tuesday, May 8, 2018
6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
This is an important time to learn about the UA schedule, supplies, dress code, and other important policies at UA. This is also your opportunity to select elective course for the 2018-19 school year. We encourage all new enrollees to attend. Specific information about bus routes, bus times, lunch procedures, teacher assignments and schedules will be available during regular orientation in August.
Opt-In to Receive Important Messages from Your Child’s School
Polk County Public Schools’ telephone notification system allows us to connect with our parents and guardians by sending various school-related messages that can range from upcoming school events to emergency situations.
In order to stay connected, we need your permission to continue calling you with our SchoolMessenger system for non-emergency school situations.
To stay connected, we need you to opt-in as soon as possible. Unfortunately, if you do not give us permission, we will no longer be able to use our automated voice dialing system to contact you. This is simply a reminder, in case you have never opted in before. To find out more and sign up for SchoolMessenger, please click here.
Polk County Schools are now using a new program to check visitors onto campuses. The program, Raptor, requires a government issued Photo ID to come on campus. This applies to all visitors without regard to past visits. On your next visit to Union Academy, please be sure to bring a government issued ID (e.g. Driver’s License). The only identification accepted from outside the United States is a passport. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Starting Monday, Feb. 12th, 2018 our front office will be closing at 4pm daily. There will be no adult supervision for late pick-up students after this time.
Thank you for your understanding
To enhance security, ALL students must use Polk credentials to login to computers at school. To access their same apps at home, use this document: Accessing_Classlink_from_Home.
School uniforms provide a high standard of expectations for our students. By eliminating the many distractions created by fashion, trends and overall appearance, we are creating a safe and productive atmosphere for learning. The uniforms worn by Union Academy students in the 2017- 2018 reflect the minimum standard required for all magnets schools in Polk County. Please read the Uniform Policy 2017-18 PDF carefully for important information.
The PTA is sponsoring the Union Academy Last Friday Jeans Day. Students who donate to the drive get to wear jeans on the last Fridays of the months. Click here for more information: Jeans Day 2017-2018.
Destiny (our online card catalog) was recently updated. There is now a new location for our eBook collection. Instead of clicking on Follett Shelf, you will need to click on the Destiny Discover tab.
The user ID for students and their password remain the same.
The UA PTA is active in making your school a better place for learning using the IB profile. Through two fundraisers during the school year, we’re able to enhance learning, teaching and volunteering at UA. Last year, we raised over $25,000 to improve your child’s education. With this money the PTA purchased IPADs, IPad Carts, and an AR Subscription for the entire school!
For more information and the membership form, PTA Membership 2016-2017.
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Box Tops for Education is a fun and easy way to raise money for Union Academy. The funds raised in the past have purchased video cameras and computers for students, supplies and other equipment. There will be a school wide contest during the 2016 – 2017 school year for individual students and classes that bring in the most box tops.
If every student brought in an average of just 6 box tops for each month of the year, we would raise over $3000! The money will be spent to continue upgrading the school’s technology and students’ learning experience.
For more information, please go to our Box Tops for Education Page.
For students in Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2, and all English/ Language Arts courses for grades 6th-12th, the Polk County School District is providing online digital access to student textbooks and resources through Pearson SuccessNet. After teachers have completed the enrollment process for their specific class rosters, students and parents will have access to the online resources. Further information will be posted shortly.