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ENROLLMENT INFORMATION FOR THE  2018-19 SCHOOL YEAR 

Online Registration for the 2018-19 School Year opened on February 1, 2018. This process is only for new students to the District. Existing elementary and middle school students are automatically enrolled for the next school year. We look forward to meeting our new families and welcoming back those with younger siblings.
 
Registration paperwork may be brought to the school office of your residence (home school). Offices are open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Only complete documentation packages will be accepted. Partial submission of paperwork will not complete a student's registration.
 
New TK Parents -- Please click here for more information.  Transitional Kindergarten (TK) will be held at the Carlton and Oster Elementary School sites in 2018-19.
 

 NEW STUDENT REGISTRATION:

New Student Registration is a two-part process. Both parts must be completed prior to a student being considered enrolled in a USD School.  Part I is online registration via InfoSnap. After Part I is completed and submitted, then Part II requires bringing all registration paperwork (see 'New Enrollment Checklist' in the 'For Parents' tab) to the student's home school (not the District Office).
For more information visit our Student Registration page and refer to this New Enrollment Checklilst to assist you with enrollment.
 

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS – 2018-19 SCHOOL YEAR: 

At various times during the school year, due to capacity limits and student ratios, certain grade levels are closed to new registrants. The following schools and grade levels are now closed to new students registering for USD for the 2018-19 school year:
  • Union Middle School - 6th grade 
  • Carlton Avenue School - 1st & 4th grade 
 
We are asking parents to still enroll online and bring registration documents to their home school. A waiting list will be created at the home school in the event space becomes available (i.e. a student moves). The District Office staff works with school sites and parents to determine student placement.  
 

Intra-district Transfers:

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. 
 

School Finder:

Visit our SchoolFinder 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 2018-19 school year. Parents may enroll at their home school and work with the staff on another placement within the District. 
 
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 2018-19 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. Choosing a school in your zone only needs to be done once and that becomes a student's home school.
 
 
 
 

 

HEALTH FORMS:

Asthma Action Plan

Medication Authorization Form

Oral Health Assessment

Food Allergy Action Plan

Bee Sting Allergy Action Plan

Seizure Action Plan

Exchange of Information

Report of Health Examination for School Entry  

 

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

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

For information about the district's use of social media, please visit our District Media Information page.
 

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.
 

Community Support

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 website. We in Union School District encourage a well-rounded educational experience, and physical education is a strong component of that experience.