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Union Wellness

A Healthy Environment Is Great for Learning and Working!

Developing an optimal learning environment for students begins with a focus on faculty and staff quality.  Union Public Schools is an organization that values excellence and strives to provide benefits and a working environment for all employees to recruit, hire and retain the best staff possible.  Like us on Facebook!

A healthy and productive workforce invested in wellness provides good role models for students and contributes to organizational efficiency.  Since our district offers a self-insured PPO plan for employee health insurance, lower health care costs directly contribute to the resources available for the district’s main mission – the education of our students. That is why Union Public Schools has developed partnerships to support the health and wellness of our employees.

Get Healthy with The Y at Union

The Y at Union

Union Public Schools has partnered with the YMCA of Greater Tulsa to manage the Wellness Center at the UMAC, bringing with it fun-filled, health-enhancing opportunities for you and the whole family! See The Y at Union web page.

Besides expert instruction on the UMAC’s top-notch equipment, the climbing wall, and temperature-controlled indoor walking track, the Y at Union is offering free onsite classes, workshops, activities, and programs. As an added bonus, full- and part-time Union employees may upgrade their Y at Union membership to the Metro Y membership at a specially discounted rate*!

The Clinic

In continuing our emphasis on staff health and wellness, Union is very proud of our partnership with OU Physicians Tulsa providing The Clinic for Union’s more than 2,000 employees and their covered dependents.

Need help stopping smoking?

Oklahoma Tobacco Helpline - 800-784-8669 http://www.okhelpline.com/
Spanish: 800-793-1552
Deaf and Hard of Hearing: 877-777-6534

Helpline Hours - 7 days a week - 7 a.m. - 11 p.m.

1800QUITNOWThe Oklahoma Tobacco Helpline can help you reach your goal to quit tobacco. It’s a free service for all Oklahomans. When you make the free call, you’ll talk with a trained Quit Coach who has helped hundreds of people quit. Together, you’ll create a quit plan just for you.

Studies show smokers who use a helpline are four times more likely to quit than if they try to quit on their own.

Friendly Quit Coaches also offer support if tough times arise and you’re tempted to slip.

  • Tools to Succeed
    • Free info on quitting tobacco
    • One-on-one telephone coaching
    • Referrals to local programs in your community
  • You'll learn how to:

    • Plan your quit to improve your chance of success

    • Cope with cravings

    • Find things you can do with your hands

    • Change behavior patterns that remind you to smoke or chew

 See also American Lung Association 

District Wellness Policy

Union Public Schools recognizes the relationship between academic achievement and student health and wellness.  Union has developed a District Wellness Policy that guides the health and wellness activities, foods, and nutrition and physical education provided by the District for students and staff.  We have a District Wellness Council that is responsible for reviewing, updating and evaluating the implementation of the Wellness Policy.  If you would like to participate in this Council, please contact Lisa Griffin at 918-357-6132.  View the assessment of implementation of the District Wellness Policy at each school site. 

Coronavirus Updates

Free Drive-Thru Meals for Children

Union Schools is offering FREE drive-thru meal pick-ups at three locations. Details

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Last Day of School is May 22

Friday, May 22 will be the last day of school for the 2019-20 year. Additional time will be added to the school day for students in grades 6-8 beginning Monday, March 23, and continue through the end of the school year.

“Due to two days of school that were cancelled due to inclement weather, the district calendar had to be adjusted to meet the minimum state requirement of 1,080 hours of instruction,” Superintendent Dr. Kirt Hartzler said. “We wanted to adjust the calendar so students don’t have to come back after Memorial Day.

Modifications to the school schedule will be made as follows:

  1. Add one day at the end of the year, with Friday, May 22, being the last day of school;
  2. Elementary schools:  No change to the schedule. They have enough school hours to meet the required 1,080 hours.
  3. 6th & 7th Grade Center:  4 minutes added to the end of the school day effective Monday, March 23 (the day after spring break). 
  4. 8th Grade Center:  2 minutes added to the end of each day after March 23.
  5. Union High School Freshman Academy:  No change to current times.
  6. Union High School:  Friday, April 10 will be a “virtual day,” with students working on assignments from home.  

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Contact Information

Union Public Schools
8506 E. 61st Street
Tulsa, Oklahoma 74133
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Phone: 918-357-4321

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