2016-17 Early Release Days
Union County Public Schools will have four Early Release Days during the 2016-17 school year. The days will allow teachers and staff to participate in professional development sessions. On Early Release Days, lunch will be served and buses will run according to the adjusted schedule. The After School Program will follow the Early Release Schedule and end at 6 p.m. Click here to access schedules for year-round and traditional schools.
Schools on the tradtitional calendar will begin classes Monday, Aug. 29. If you have questions about enrollment or transportation, please contact your child's school.
There are no dragons or castle walls at East Elementary, but there are four “houses” where students are assigned, very much like the students in Harry Potter’s school, Hogwarts. If you’re a fifth grader at East Elementary, you now belong to one of four “houses:” Team Beneficium (Latin for kindness); Team Cognitio (knowledge); Team Fortitudo (courage); or Team Gloria (ambition).
While students were enjoying those long summer days, hundreds of Union County Public Schools employees were hard at work preparing for the 2016-2017 school year. Pictured, at left, is maintenance grounds employee Justin Boyd cutting grass at a UCPS high school.
Luis Agudelo and his wife, Monica Naranjo, both teachers in Colombia, South America, decided to take their love of teaching to the United States. Thanks to the Visiting International Faculty (VIF) program, they both arrived in Union County Friday (Aug. 5) with 15 other VIF teachers, all of whom have been assigned to one of 10 UCPS elementary schools.