Classes will resume at Union Middle on Tuesday, Oct. 29. The three-day cancellation of classes gave workers enough time to properly clean and ventilate the school after an electrical fire in one classroom on Thursday morning.
For now, students will be attending school on the ground floor. The mitigation effort to rid the school of soot and smoke damage will continue on the top floor, which is on a separate ventilation system and has been sealed from the bottom floor.
As a reminder, Union Middle will hold school in split sessions, with sixth-graders and the seventh-graders in Team Kenya attending in the morning, and eighth-graders and seventh-graders in Team Morocco attending in the afternoon.
Parents with students in cluster classes will be contacted with information about each individual student.
Breakfast will be served in the morning. Lunch in Session No. 1 will be served from 11:25 to 11:55 a.m., which is the end of the school day this group. Session No. 2 will start with lunch and end at 2:55 p.m.
Session No. 1
7:50 to 8:40 a.m.
8:45 to 9:35 a.m.
9:40 to 10:30 a.m.
10:35 to 11:25 a.m.
Lunch 11:25 to 11:55 a.m.
Session No. 2
Lunch 10:45 to 11:15 a.m.
11:20 a.m. to 12:10 p.m.
12:15 to 1:05 p.m.
1:10 to 2 p.m.
2:05 to 2:55 p.m.
Also, this week’s sixth-grade field trips have been postponed.
If you have any questions about this or any other issues regarding Union Middle, please call 801-826-7500.
Dear Union Middle Parents and Guardians,
I wanted to reach out today with a personal message of appreciation for our school community. The students, parents, teachers and staff members at Union Middle have been so supportive since the electrical fire on Thursday morning. By way of an update, for the past several days, a crew that specializes in cleaning fire-damaged buildings has been hard at work at our school, and plans are being made for the construction work to fix the damaged room and ceilings.
The Canyons Board of Education and Superintendent Dr. Jim Briscoe feel strongly we will not have either students or teachers in a building that has not been properly cleaned and ventilated. As it stands today, the clean-up effort will not be done in time to hold school on Monday, Oct. 28. Again, Union Middle will be closed on Monday, Oct. 28 to give more time to clean and ventilate the building.