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FAQ

When is school in session?    

Kindergarten Hours
8:00 A.M.-9:00 Bridge
9:00 A.M. -2:30 P.M. Kindergarten School Day

 

First- Fourth Grade School Hours
8:00 A.M.- 2:30 P.M.

 

School Calendars
The Zionsville Community Schools Calendar for the 2020-2021 can be found here: School Calendars

 

How can my child get to/from school?

 

Arrival and Dismissal Procedures: Click Here

 

What student offerings are available outside of the instructional day? How can I sign my child up?

 

Bridge is an optional, fee based program that “bridges” the time between buses and the start of the instructional day from 8:00-9:00 am.

 

Before and After-School Care (BAC) is also available before/after school starting at 6:45 am and after school ending at 6:00 pm.

 

Eagle Rec offers fee based programs in a variety of interest areas.

 

More information about Bridge, BAC, and Eagle Rec offerings can be found here: 

Office of Special Projects

 

Trever Dixon is the building lead at Union Elementary. His email is tdixon@zcs.k12.in.us

 

How can I pay any school fees (textbook, lunch money, etc.)?

You can utilize School Pay to pay for textbook rentals and to fund lunch accounts. Information about School Pay as well as additional lunch details, such as the monthly menu, can be found on the Food Services: Food Service

 

Can I volunteer in the classroom or visit for lunch?

**UPDATE** - Visitors and volunteers are suspended at this time.  Please see the Eagle Start Guide for details: Eagle Start Guide

We value partnerships with our families and welcome parents and guardians to serve as volunteers in our schools. During the school day, all volunteers are expected to check in at the front office. Prior to the volunteer opportunity, all volunteers must sign a Non-disclosure Acknowledgement Form and have successfully completed a Full Criminal History Background Check. Necessary background check paperwork is available on the ZCS website at the Volunteers/BRAVO link and should be submitted at least 10 days prior to the intended volunteer date. Volunteers must also view the state mandated confidentiality/bullying video, provided on the Volunteer/BRAVO website. The volunteer will pay the fee* for the full background check which will expire after 5 years.

 

During the school day, all visitors must enter via the front door and sign-in at the front office. Visitors need to be prepared to present a government issued photo ID which will be scanned against the National Sex Offender Registry. All visitors will be issued a visitor badge/tag to be worn inside the building at all times. Visitors other than parents/guardians must be prearranged and organized through the main office.

 

Are there other ways to become involved at Union?

We have 2 parent organizations at Union. If you are a Union parent, then you are a member!

 

  • The Union Elementary Dads Club has been around since the 1990s, and is represented by the “greatest group of guys” in Zionsville. We plan a number of fun, extra-curricular activities for Union’s kids throughout the year, as well as work with the teachers and PTO to improve educational resources. Basically, we’re all about the kids and having fun. Our motto: is “Be Glad You’re A Dad!” Dads meet in the Teachers’ Lounge the first Tuesday of every month at 7:00 PM. *Dads Club meetings will be held virtually during the 2020-2021 school year.  Please contact Erin Kay, Assistant Principal for more information.
  • The Union Elementary Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) promotes parents’ interests and involvement in school activities. They do so through raising funds to be used to assist Union in meeting the objective of providing the best possible education for the school children and by promoting and facilitating the education of Union students through enrichment programs and activities. The PTO meets monthly and offers a variety of ways to get involved. Please see the letter from our PTO president or check out their website: PTO Website *PTO meetings will be held virtually during the 2020-2021 school year.  Please contact Erin Kay, Assistant Principal for more information.

 

How do I know what is happening at Union?

Every week you will receive a Union flyer via email from the Union leadership team. This Friday Flyer will showcase lots of information for parents as well as upcoming opportunities for students. Be sure to check your emails weekly for this communication. You can also follow us on Twitter at @ZCSUnionElem.  Additionally, classroom teachers send weekly communication through newsletters or Canvas updates.

 

If you have specific questions, please contact Erin Kay, Assistant Principal.

 

Thank you for your interest in Union Elementary!