Registration must first
be completed at your current home school. Intra-district Transfer requests must be submitted between January 1st and March 1st for the upcoming school year to be included in the lottery for open spaces. Transfers are not approved until we are sure of enrollment at each site. Neighborhood children have priority at their neighborhood schools. Please note that transfers are not decided until August
. See our Student Registration page
for more information.
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to locate your home school.
Dual Enrollment Zones:
At the February 10, 2014 Union School District Board Meeting, the Board approved the option of Dual Enrollment Zones. The goal of these zones is to allow parents to have more choice in their child's attendance area, balance the sites' sizes, and allow students to attend sites closer to their homes without changing school boundaries. To view the Dual Enrollment Zones, click on the map below. If a school fills to capacity, a zone may be closed and parents will be notified at that time. Choosing a school in a dual zone only needs to be done once and that becomes the student's home school.
Zone A (BLUE on the Map. Revised and expanded 2/25/15)
If you live in Zone A, you may choose to enroll your child in Carlton or Oster for Elementary School and Union or Dartmouth for Middle School. If you live in Zone A, but your child has never attended a school in the Union School District, you may register online for your chosen school and then bring proofs of residence to that school. If you live in Zone A and your child is attending a school in the Union School District, you should print, complete, sign and return the Dual Enrollment Zone application to your current site, so that the information can be forwarded to your new site for the 2016-17 school year. Please note that for Zone A, Carlton is now closed for all new student enrollments K-4th grade (2016-17). Parents may enroll at their home school and work with the staff on another placement within the District. For 2016-17, Union Middle School is closed and parents should register and bring proofs of residence to Dartmouth Middle School.
Zone B (YELLOW on the Map)
If you live in Zone B, you may choose to enroll your child in Oster or Lietz for Elementary School. If you live in Zone B, and your child has never attended a school in the Union School District, you may register online for your chosen school and then bring proofs of residence to that school. If you live in Zone B and your child is attending a school in the Union School District, you should, print, complete, sign and return the Dual Enrollment Zone application to your current site, so that the information can be forwarded to your new site for the 2016-17 school year.
Zone C (PURPLE on the Map)
If you live in Zone C, you may choose to enroll your child in Noddin or Lietz for Elementary, and Union or Dartmouth for Middle School . If you live in Zone C, and your child has never attended a school in the Union School District, you may register online for your chosen school and then bring proofs of residence to that school. If you live in Zone C and your child is attending a school in the Union School District, you should, print, complete, sign and return the Dual Enrollment Zone Application to your current site, so that the information can be forwarded to your new site for the 2016-17 school year. If schools fill to capacity, a zone may be closed. Please note that for Zone C, Union Middle School is now closed for all new student enrollments 6-8th grade (2016-17). All new middle school enrollments in Zone C will register for Dartmouth Middle School. Choosing a school in your zone only needs to be done once and that becomes a student's home school.
Report of Health Examination for School Entry
Governor Signs Kindergarten Readiness Act into Law
The Kindergarten Readiness Act moves the cutoff date to September 1st, and phases in the start date over a three year period in the following manner: the child has to be five years old on or before November 1st for the 2012-13 school year; October 1st for 2013-14 school year and September 1st for the 2014-15 school year. By 2015, only children whose fifth birthday is on or before September 1st will be eligible to attend kindergarten.
Education for Success
Union School District’s mission is to enrich the community through learning.
Union Schools provide a strong, district-wide curriculum that is standards-based. The District’s literacy goal is to have every child reading on grade level by grade three. This goal is supported by a carefully designed program that incorporates extensive training, coaching, observations, and collaborative team efforts. The District participates fully in California’s class size reduction program for grades K-3.
The language arts program offers a literature-centered curriculum focused on reading, writing, speaking, and listening. The well-rounded mathematics program helps students acquire necessary concepts and skills at all levels. The District is also committed to enriching students’ educational experience through the arts. Art Vistas and Clay programs at the elementary schools, choral and How I instrumental music programs at all sites, full-time music instructors are at each middle school, and drama productions at many sites, enrich the instructional program.
Special Services and Programs:
Union School District offers a comprehensive K-8 instructional program, with a broad range of special services and categorical programs designed to meet the needs of all students. Services and programs include:
- Gifted and Talented Education
- Resource Specialist Program
- Safe Schools and Drug Education
- Tobacco Education
- Adaptive Physical Education
- Primary Intervention Programs
- Speech and Language
- Psychological Assessment and Counseling
- Guidance Counseling
- Computer Literacy
- English Language Development
Technology development has been a high priority for many years. Funding has been dedicated to new equipment and teacher training. Every teacher in kindergarten through eighth grade has been provided with a multimedia workstation. Computer labs at each school enable students to create multimedia and video projects, and there is Internet access at all school sites. Students must have an Acceptable Use Policy on file, signed by both a parent and the student, to use technology at school. The Acceptable Use Policy can be downloaded here
District Media Information:
Striving for Excellence:
All of Union’s eight schools have been recognized as California Distinguished Schools. Noddin Elementary School has received national recognition as a Blue Ribbon School. Students in Union District consistently meet or exceed state and local standards on standardized tests and locally developed assessments. Typically, over 70 percent of our students meet or exceed the state’s standard for grade level performance on the STAR test. In addition, more than 75 percent of the students meet established grade level outcomes in reading on locally developed literacy assessments.
Active Home and School Clubs and School Site Councils at each site support strong community connections. Educational Partnerships with local businesses further enrich the programs and experiences for students, while offering opportunities for rewarding involvement for business and community members. In 1999 the community passed a $92 million bond election for school modernization with an 80 percent vote.
Annual Notice of Physical Education
Union School District strives to provide the highest quality educational experience for our students. Included in that is a high-quality physical education (P.E.) program in our elementary schools. California Education Code governs how much PE is taught in each classroom. As per California Education Code 51210(g), first through sixth grade teachers are required to teach 200 minutes of physical education over 10 instructional days. It is at the discretion of the classroom teacher as to how and when these minutes are distributed over this time frame. We are providing this notice to inform parents/guardians that, if they have questions regarding P.E. minutes, they should first contact their child’s teacher or principal. If they are not satisfied with the school’s response, they may contact the Director of Educational Services. If there is an interest in filing a formal complaint with the district regarding P.E. minutes of instruction, parents are to use the District’s Uniform Complaint Procedures. Forms are available at each school, the District Office and on the www.unionsd.org web site. We in Union School District encourage a well-rounded educational experience, and physical education is a strong component of that experience.
Preschool Siblings on Campus:
All schools in Union School District greatly value parent volunteers. It is important, however, to adhere to school safety and instructional guidelines if non-school-age siblings need to be with parents at school. To ensure that infants, toddlers, or preschoolers are safe at all times while on campus and that instruction is not interrupted for students, please follow these guidelines:
- Get preapproval from the classroom teacher for siblings to be with parents in the classroom.
- The office and workroom areas are for adults only.
- The playground and playground equipment are for school-aged children only during the instructional day.
- Non-school-aged children should not be on the playground during recess.
- Field trip supervision requires the adult chaperone’s undivided attention. Younger siblings are not permitted to accompany an adult chaperone volunteer on field trips.