Starting this Thursday, Union will be initiating a weekly home delivery of lunch and breakfast that will replace our grab and go lunch option in the front parking lot. Our plan is to gather our bus drivers and run routes just like we did when passing out our distance learning packets. We anticipate these routes to begin between 10:00 and 10:30 and may last up to 2 hours to complete. We will only be running these routes on Thursdays but will be delivering 5 days worth of food or 10 meals in total, per person who is 18 and under in your home. Our secretaries have compiled a list of family members that meet the age requirement for each household in our district of students currently attending the brick and mortar school. This does include students who live out of district. Our volunteers will be ringing your doorbell or knocking on your door and dropping off the food on your door step to help continue our efforts of social distancing. It is important that you get the food and place in a refrigerator in a timely manner since these are perishable items. For those of you who are not interested in receiving such food items, please visit our school website (www.usc.k12.in.us
) and fill out the survey attached at the top of the main page. This survey is only for individuals who do not want the food. If you’re wanting to receive the food there’s nothing you must do at this time except wait for the delivery. A sample picture of what the food bags will look like can be seen on our Facebook post.
Many of you have been asking how we will be handling the extension of our distance learning days. We plan on releasing those details to you in the next few weeks. Since students were given materials that would last until April 10, I would anticipate releasing more information to you early in the week of April 6.
Due to Governor Holcomb’s stay at home mandate, the school building is operating with very minimal staff. In an effort to be more efficient with our communication, I’m asking that you email our faculty and or staff if you have questions rather than calling in to the offices.
We are planning on delivering meals Thursday, March 26th. If you would like to opt-out please let us know at usc.k12.in.us/lunch.aspx
For those of you who did not view Governor Holcomb's press conference:
All schools will be closed until May 1, 2020 but this could be extended to the end of the semester.
All Indiana student assessments(IREAD-3, ILEARN, ISTEP-10, etc.) for 2020 have been cancelled.
The Indiana Department of Education will be sending out new guidelines and information pertaining to seniors and graduation requirements. This information will be relayed to parents from the district upon receiving it.
Union will be continuing to follow our original plan that would provide education until April 13. Now that the Governor is extending school closures until May 1, we will expand that plan to address the educational needs of our students to fit that new time frame. Union administrators will be meeting early next week to complete this long-term plan. We will communicate that plan to you as soon as it is ready. I would anticipate our school delivering more resources and assignments to families in a similar fashion to how we did earlier this week.
In the meantime, care for your families, practice social distancing, stay safe, and stay healthy.
Union School Corporation will be closed beginning Monday, March 16, 2020 and students will return no sooner than April 13, 2020. All Co-Curricular and Extra-Curricular activities, including practices, are cancelled through at least Monday, April 13, 2020. Union Students will participate in E-Learning days on the following dates:
Wednesday, March 18
Friday, March 20
Monday, April 6
Wednesday, April 8
Friday, April 10