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The mission of the Union School District, in harmony with our community, is to educate and empower students to become continuous learners in an environment which ensures that each student gains knowledge and skills, self-motivation and related positive attitudes necessary to compete equitably with peers locally and globally towards meaningful and productive lives.
As a reminder, November the 24th and December the 23rd will both be early dismissal (half days) for students.
The School Nurse's Office would like to welcome back our Union School District students for the 2021-2022 school year!  As we begin the year, please be advised that The Pennsylvania Department of Health's School Immunization requirements must be met by September 1, 2021 (the 5th day of the school year), or students risk exclusion from school.  Please submit your child's immunization records to the nurse at either Sligo Elementary or Union High School by Tuesday August 31, 2021.  Immunizations are required by the State of Pennsylvania Department of Health upon entry into school, 7th grade, and 12th grade.  If your child is entering for the first time or is going into the 7th or 12th grades, please check their immunization records to be sure they are current.  Letters were sent home in May to students that need immunizations for the upcoming school year, per the State's requirements.  If you have any questions about your child's immunization status, please contact your child's Nurse's Office. 
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Below is some information from Pennsylvania Association of School Board Officials which investigates the disadvantages of Cyber Charter School enrollments.
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First opinions are often formed based upon your physical appearance. How you dress often projects an image which is related to your behavior and attitude. Therefore, it is imperative that you dress in a manner that projects a positive image. Secondly, your dress must be chosen with safety in mind. Any clothing which may pose a safety hazard is not permitted.  Lastly, your form of dress/appearance should promote a positive learning environment and cannot cause a disruption to your education or the education of others. 

 

Clothing: 

  • All clothing should cover the body to prevent excessive skin exposure, be free of inappropriate content, fit properly, and be safe in nature. 
  • All tops must cover the torso such that they limit the exposure of cleavage, the mid-section, and/or the side below the armpit. Tops must also be made of a material which is opaque, free of holes, and is not excessively tight. 
  • All pants, shorts, skirts or other bottoms must start at the waist and extend to mid-thigh (measurement in inches from the bottom of the foot to the bottom of the kneecap divided by (3) above the center of the kneecap). They must be made of opaque material which is free of holes above the mid-thigh (measurement in inches from the bottom of the foot to the bottom of the kneecap divided by (3) above the center of the kneecap).
  • Shoes to be worn must be safe in nature and manufactured for outdoor wear. 
  • Physical Education classes shall require athletic wear.

Hair:

  • All hair must be kept in a manner which does not interfere with vision, safety, or work performance. It must be kept clean and free of parasites. Hair must not pose a distraction or disrupt the education of others. No head coverings are to be worn in the school building unless prior approval is granted by the building principal. 

Jewelry/Body Art/Accessories: 

  • All jewelry must be commercially manufactured in nature, may not pose a safety hazard such as cutting or puncture, and must be appropriate for the educational setting. 
  • All tattoos or body art must be appropriate for the educational setting and be free of inappropriate messages, visual representations, or vulgarity. 
  • No Sunglasses are permitted to be worn in the building during the school day.

 

The Principal has the final authority concerning dress code. 

Students who violate the dress code policy are subject to an infraction for dress code violations. Students may be required to change their attire or be sent home. 

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