Union is adding supper to the menu! Union Public Schools will be offering FREE drive-thru meal pick-ups – which now include breakfast, lunch and supper - at selected Union sites.\
The hours for pick-up will continue to be 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. weekdays at:
Starting Monday, April 13, Union will offer free curbside meal service at:
Three meals, breakfast, lunch and supper, will be available for FREE drive-through pick up for any children. Children do not have to be currently enrolled at Union Public Schools.
¡Unión está agregando la cena al menú! Las Escuelas Públicas de Unión ofrecerán recogidas GRATUITAS de comida para llevar en auto, que ahora incluyen desayuno, almuerzo y cena, en sitios seleccionados de Unión.
El horario de recogida continuará de 9:30 a.m. a 11:30 a.m. de lunes a viernes en:
A partir del lunes 13 de abril, Unión agregará un servicio gratuito de comidas en la acera en:
Tres comidas, desayuno, almuerzo y cena, estarán disponibles para que los niños los recojan de manera GRATUITA. Los niños no tienen que estar inscritos actualmente en las Escuelas Públicas de la Unión.
Message to Families
Dear Parents and Guardians,
The Oklahoma State Department of Education made the decision that Oklahoma students will not return to the classroom for the remainder of the current school year, as our state continues to fight the spread of COVID-19. While all Union school buildings will remain closed for the rest of the school year, the state has recommended that learning continue for our students. (See LATEST LETTER POSTED March 30!)
As a result, Union is developing a plan to ensure your student will continue to have opportunities to learn and grow academically. We want to keep your student engaged as much as possible so they do not experience learning loss during this period. These lessons and activities will look different by grade level, as students and families have varying levels of access to technology and other resources. We will be working with teachers next week to ensure they are ready to transition into remote learning beginning April 6. Next week we will also be sharing with parents the format - by grade spans - what our continuous learning plans will look like. Just know that while it will not be a perfect solution, we are going to fully utilize all available resources to do the best that we can.
While many questions remain, we will share what we know today so that you can begin to prepare accordingly for your family. We fully understand the strain this places on working parents; however, we also understand this recommendation is in the best interest of everyone’s health, which is our greatest priority as a district.
Today’s decision also means that all extracurricular activities and special events will be canceled. We have already made the difficult decision to cancel prom at Union High School. This will be disappointing for many, but given the CDC’s recommendation on keeping crowd sizes down, we do not have a choice at this time. High School graduation remains an open question for now, as we wait to see what things look like in the next 30 days. We are looking at various scenarios in the event we need to make adjustments, but our desire is to hold commencement exercises in some format.
Other key things to know:
We will continue to provide updates about our district’s response to COVID-19 on our district website at https://www.unionps.org/Coronavirus. In addition to the website, we will continue to provide updates via phone, email, Facebook and Twitter.
If you have any questions, please email [email protected]. We will respond just as quickly as possible.
I know it will be sad and disappointing for students to learn that school as they know it will not resume this year. Please give them a safe place to express their feelings. For our seniors and their parents, we know it is an especially difficult time. This is an unfair situation, but it in no way diminishes their achievement. We will do our best to celebrate and congratulate them in special and unique ways.
Making these decisions has been extremely difficult, but it is simply the right thing to do for our students, staff and community, given these extraordinary circumstances. More information will be forthcoming next week regarding remote learning.
Kirt Hartzler, Ed.D.
Be Safe; Stay at Home
At Union Public Schools, the health, safety and well-being of our students and staff are our top priorities.
As a school district, we are closely monitoring the situation and taking guidance from the Tulsa Health Department and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
There is also some helpful information on the Tulsa Health Department website that can be useful in avoiding the spread of this and other illnesses at https://www.tulsa-health.org/coronavirus-disease-2019-covid-19. More information is also available on the Center for Disease control website at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/prevention-treatment.html.
Practice Good Habits
We encourage everyone to practice good habits, including:
Wash Your Hands
Handwashing can help prevent illness. It involves five simple and effective steps (Wet, Lather, Scrub, Rinse, Dry) you can take to reduce the spread of illness so you can stay healthy. Tips on How to Wash Your Hands
How Can You Help Protect Yourself?
Frequently Asked Questions
Union has created a FAQ Sheet that may answer some of your questions. Download FAQ.
What is Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)?
How does the virus spread?
At this time, the Tulsa County Health Department says it is unclear how easily or sustainably this virus is spreading between people. Person-to-person spreading has been identified in the United States. In general, coronaviruses spread through:
What are the symptoms of COVID-19?
Current symptoms reported for patients with COVID-19 have included mild to severe respiratory illness with fever, cough and difficulty breathing. Read about COVID-19 Symptoms.
Dr. Birx: "We are asking the younger generations to stop going out in public places, to bars and restaurants, and spreading asymptomatic virus." pic.twitter.com/qdWvHAMRzk— The White House (@WhiteHouse) March 17, 2020