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Message to Parents

Update as of 3/19

Grab-and-Go lunches will be served from 11:30 to 12:30 on Friday, March 20.  Students can enter through the double doors from the quad area.  However, Union Middle will be closed this Friday.  We will be open again beginning Monday, March 23.  

Update as of 3/18
Union Middle School will be open Thursday, 3/19 from 8:00 – 3:00 for students and parents to pick up hard copies of Student Learning Plans. 

Grab and Go lunches will be served from 11:30-12:30. 

3/17
Dear Union Parents and Guardians,

We miss seeing your students every day.  As you know, things are changing so rapidly right now.  I will give you the most updated information we have, with the caveat that it could change. 

Home Digital Learning Plan – March 18th – March 27th

Tomorrow morning (Wednesday, March 18th, 8:00 a.m.) your child’s grade level team lead will email out the Home Digital Learning Plan.  The plan for the next two weeks is for students to review content they have already covered in class.  If school is dismissed for a third week and beyond, students will have to start into learning new concepts and skills.  The Home Digital Learning Plan is an outline of things students can do at home to reinforce and enrich their knowledge.  The actual activities and links can be found on their Canvas pages.  They should know how to login to Canvas (they use it a lot!)  If you’re having trouble, don’t hesitate to contact us at Union.  These review/enrichment activities will not be graded; they are optional.  Our priorities for student learning during the next two weeks are:  1) Read every day; 2) Finish and turn in all missing work from Third Quarter; 3) Spend time on review/enrichment learning activities.

Elective and DLI Teachers have also prepared review and enrichment activities.  You will receive those tomorrow morning as well.

For students that do not have access to a digital device at home, we will have paper copies you can pick up in the Main Hall at Union.

ECC and ACC Students – Your child’s teacher has a packet prepared with individualized learning activities.  You can pick them up in the Main Office at Union.

Digital Devices

For the next two weeks, the district’s middle schools will not be checking out Chromebooks.  However, if the dismissal extends beyond March 27th, we will have to make sure students have access to a digital device to not miss out on new learning.  We are trying to get an idea how many devices we would need to prepare for check-out.  If you think you’ll need a Union Chromebook in the future, will you please follow this link to fill out a quick survey?

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1iblqq-zT2iJILMSF0GLUWHfm7TM_1WMsImnB2ZbzNyU/edit

The district owns 500 internet hotspots that can be loaned to families, but they have been primarily checked out by high school students.  Those students are the first priority because they are earning high school credits for graduation. 

Library Books

On the school’s website, there are directions for checking out books from the school’s SORA account (a cloud-based library).  Also, the school website has information on how to check out books or students can email Mrs. Zhang (elaine.zhang@canyonsdistrict.org) to request certain books from the library.  She will get the books to the Main Office for pick-up within three working days. 

Contacting Teachers or Other Staff Members

We are available to you to help in any way we can.  Feel free to email or call.  Please give us 24 hours to get back to you. 

I will continue to send information as I get it.

What a crazy year!!

Kelly

Update As of March 18

**Due to earthquake, please DO NOT plan on picking up packets until Thursday, March 19.

COVID-19 Action Plan and Updates

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Canyons District's COVID-19 Action Plan, Updates

Is Spring Recess still happening as planned? Is the school year being extended to accommodate make-up days? What is Canyons doing to support at-home learning? The dismissal of all 50 CSD schools and programs as a preemptive measure to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 has generated a lot of questions, and it’s important that families know where they can go for timely information they can trust. Canyons District has created a web portal where students, parents and employees can find the latest announcements and developments. Government guidelines are changing rapidly, and we’ll updating our community on a regular basis, so please bookmark this link for future reference. The Canyons Board of Education and Administration wish to express appreciation for the community’s support and efforts and diligence of our employees as we pull together to keep our communities healthy and safe.

https://www.canyonsdistrict.org/covid-19

Canyons District’s COVID-19 Web Portal

Principal’s Message to Parent

Greetings,

In light of the Governor’s and State Superintendent’s recent declarations, I wanted to send our families an update so you would know what to expect for your middle school students in the coming weeks.

School is closed from Monday, March 16th through Friday, March 27th. The state has granted a waiver for these days; they will not have to be made up. At the end of the two weeks, the state will re-evaluate and determine what our next steps will be. 

The following information will guide us through the next two weeks.

  • Monday and Tuesday, March 16th and 17th—Office Hours 8-3

o   Students may check into the main office to go to lockers to obtain personal belongings.

o   Teachers will be unavailable as they will be planning and working with their departments to prepare student learning opportunities. 

  • On Wednesday, March 18th—Office Hours 8-3

o   An email will be sent to families on Wednesday morning with student learning information.  A hard copy will be available in the main office for students who cannot access it online.

o   Student learning opportunities will be made available online or as a hard copy for students who cannot access it online

o   Hard copies can be picked up in the Main Office during office hours for students who cannot access it online.  

  • Thursdays, March 19 – Friday March 27—Office Hours 8-3

o   Teachers, Administrators, and Staff will be working in teams and on school items as well as answering emails and responding to phone calls or messages.

  • The grading term (3rd Quarter) will be extended until after our return to school.  We do not have the details of this at this time.  Information on Wednesday will give guidance on completing currently missing work.

All sporting events, tryouts, practices, and performances have been canceled for at least two weeks.  All night school and community education classes have also been canceled.

If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact the school. We know that this situation is not ideal, and we appreciate your flexibility and concern for our school community.  I will continue to update you as we receive more information.

Thank you for your understanding and support.

Sincerely,

Kelly Tauteoli

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