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Internet-Based Instruction

Internet-based instruction programs offered for high school credit shall be approved by and under the supervision of the Board of Education.

Union Public SchoolsGuidelines

  1. Only students who are enrolled in Union Public Schools shall be allowed to enroll in the Internet-based course for credit. Course fees and equipment are the responsibility of the student/parent.
  2. Students must make application to enroll in Internet-based courses through their school counselor. The principal shall appoint a certified staff member to serve as the building level contact person to assist students enrolling in internet-based courses.
  3. The principal or designee shall evaluate and approve/disapprove all students' requests to enroll in courses delivered by means of Internet-based instruction. Only those pre-approved enrollments shall be eligible for credit granted by the district.
  4. Students earning credit by means of Internet-based instruction shall participate in all assessments required by the Oklahoma School Testing Program. No student shall be allowed to participate in these assessments at a place other than the school site at which the student is enrolled.
  5. Exams relevant to the Internet-based course must be proctored by the certificate staff member assigned as the contact person.
  6. Students will only receive a maximum of 4.0 weighted grade point for Advanced courses, including Advanced Placement Courses. No weighted grades can be earned. Only students classified as grades 9-12 are eligible and may only take one Internet-based course at a time unless there is scheduling conflict.
  7. Courses offered for credit by means of Internet-based instruction shall be aligned with the Priority Academic Student Skills (PASS).
  8. To qualify for credit, Internet-based courses must be accredited by the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement (NCA-CASI) or the Commission on the International and Transregional Accreditation (CITA).
  9. Instructors of Internet-based courses shall be: (a) certified in the content of the course offered, or (b) a faculty member at an accredited institution of higher education, possessing the specific content expertise necessary to teach the course.

 

District Announcement

Happy Holidays

Wishing you Joy and Peace at the Holidays and throughout the New Year.

Union Public Schools will be closed for winter break December 23-January 3, 2020. School will resume on Monday, January 6, 2020.

During the winter break, Union offices will be closed December 24-January 2, 2020.

May Joy and Peace be yours throughout the New Year.

Wishing you Joy and Peace at the Holidays and throughout the New Year.  Union Public Schools will be closed for winter break December 23-January 3, 2020. School will resume on Monday, January 6, 2020.  During the winter break, Union offices will be closed December 24-January 2, 2020.  May Joy and Peace be yours throughout the New Year.

Administrative Changes Announced

Scott Pennington named director of new Hope – Guidance – Social and Emotional Learning Department;   Clayton Hucke named interim 7th Grade Principal

Dear Union Parents and Guardians: 

I am excited to announce that Mr. Scott Pennington, principal at the Union 6th & 7th Grade Center, has been asked to lead a new department within Teaching and Learning entitled Hope – Guidance – Social and Emotional Learning. As you know, we are in the second year of our five-year district strategic plan. One of the elements of this plan is Union’s Learning Model that focuses on literacy, cognitive capacity, engagement, and social and emotional learning.

As we continuously evaluate our data, and hear from teachers and our site leaders, there continues to be a dominant narrative that more must be done to address the social and emotional development of our students. Collectively speaking, our teachers continue to do amazing work in providing dynamic learning experiences for our students. It is now time for us to articulate a tiered approach to addressing unwanted student behaviors and student trauma – at all grade levels – while also fostering greater hope and confidence in our students’ lives. The idea is that we will be more proactive in our efforts, providing counseling and guidance to address the social, emotional, and academic needs of our students. I firmly believe this will make a positive difference in our students’ lives and in the learning culture of our buildings.

Mr. Pennington’s work as a special education teacher, assistant principal, and principal make him uniquely qualified to lead in this new position. In addition to this change, I am also pleased to announce that Mr. Clay Hucke, assistant principal at Union High School, has been asked to serve as an interim principal at the Sixth & Seventh Grade Center. Mr. Hucke has done an outstanding job at the high school and he looks forward to serving the students, staff, and parents at this site.

Please join me in congratulating Mr. Pennington and Mr. Hucke. These moves will become effective January 1, 2020.

Respectfully,

Kirt Hartzler, Ed.D.
Superintendent
Union Public Schools

Board of Education Considers Policy Changes

The Board of Education on first reading Monday, November 11, considered various board policy revisions, which may be viewed here. The Board will consider final approval at its next meeting, Monday, December 9. The Board will consider comments from the public. Please send comments to [email protected].

The Board of Education on first reading Monday, November 11, considered various board policy revisions. The Board will consider final approval at its next meeting, Monday, December 9. The Board will consider comments from the public. Please send comments to board@unionps.org.

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