UA Families, we are putting a new twist on Open House this year. Monday, September 24th from 5pm-7pm, Union Academy will host an open house like none other. We invite families to drop in and participate in hands-on activities showcasing everything from our extraordinary elective student projects, club rush, informational booths on high school credit course information, annual UA student trips, and much, much more!
Who wants to cook on a Monday night? Don’t worry, we have you covered! PTA will be selling grilled hot dog baskets, with chips and a drink for $3! You can purchase your meal at the door, and when you do, you will receive a raffle ticket for a family prize pack given away that evening! Your meal purchase will help support teacher/school supply needs this school year.
Finally, to make your night even more productive, we will have our annual Scholastic Book Fair open to families in the media center, and while you are there, you can apply or renew your application as a PCSB Volunteer!
We promise this night will be a fun outing for your family to spend time together while learning more about Union Academy! As always, if you have concerns or questions about your students’ progress in one or more of their classes, we encourage you to continue to communicate with the teachers or contact our school counselor, Mrs. Row at 534-7435! Be on the look out for a “Not So Usual” Open House Flyer coming home with your student on Friday afternoon 9/14!
Here at Union Academy, we believe that our students should exemplify the traits of a global citizen. Through our IB Curriculum, students learn about the ten IB Learner Profiles and how important they are to fostering innovation, problem solving skills and global awareness in society today.
This school year, we will highlight one student from each grade level every month who exhibit the traits of our monthly IB Learner Profile. Those students will be awarded with a learner profile medal, recognition on our website, as well as their name on the UA Marquee and a small gift.
We are excited to highlight our first IB Learner Profile- INQUIRER during the month of September. We will recognize our first UA student recipients at the end of this month! Please watch the video below to learn about the IB Learner Profiles!
School Pictures Wednesday, September 19th!
Students will be bringing home their picture order form sheet Wednesday, September 5th.
Parent and family members who are currently volunteers for Union Academy, or would like to become a volunteer for UA, please see the flyer! There are new requirements for our volunteers this year from the PCSB! We would love to have you become a volunteer for our school! We have plans for events throughout the year that we will need help with and our teachers appreciate support with classroom needs as well! Also keep in mind, you must be an approved school volunteer to attend any school-related field trips! Thank you for your support!
Parent Portal letters were sent home Tuesday, August 21st informing parents to set up their parent portal account! There are specific directions in the letter on how to enable your account in our new FOCUS system. If you need your student’s PIN number, it is located in the top left hand portion if the letter. Grades are now available for viewing! You can also check the Polk County Schools Website for more information! http://www.polk-fl.net/parents/parentportal.htm
Union Academy has been busy making student badges for this school year in the media center! Badges will be given out Wednesday, August 29th and students will be responsible for wearing the badges with either the lanyard we provide them with, OR students may bring a “school appropriate” lanyard of their own by Wednesday, August 29th when we hand the badges out to students! Students must have lanyards with badge on around their neck at all times while on our campus! Lost badges will cost $5 to replace. We are suggesting students keep their badge in the zipper pocket of their binder or their pencil pouch inside their binder while not at school for safe keeping!
Tuesday, September 4th 6:00 – 8:00 PM
Florida Southern College
Wellness Center111 Lake Hollingsworth Drive Lakeland 33801
www.flsouthern.edu for Directions
Congratulations Union Teachers, Students, and Staff on
receiving an A school rating for the 17-18 School Year!
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.
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
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
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 2018-2019 PDF carefully for important information.
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.