Union Elementary School NC Report Card

  • Dear Parent,

    We provide regular updates to you about your student’s academic progress by sending home a Report Card. Once a year we provide you with updates on our school’s achievements through the North Carolina School Report Card.

    Please be mindful that the NC School Report Card is only one way to measure what is happening at Union Elementary.  We have many great initiatives in place to support the whole child. We are appreciative of our parental support and community partnerships.

    As you know, the world and our school has been impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic since March 2020.  The pandemic has caused various schedule changes with students not being in the building from March to June of 2020.  Then to start the 20-21 school year, students only came to school one day per week.  The number of days that they attended was slowly increased until they returned five days per week for the last six weeks of the school year. Needless to say, this greatly impacted instruction and learning.

    Our staff displayed excellent teamwork last year, and our students were flexible and adaptive with learning about remote instruction.  We are working very hard this year to fill in holes in learning and to regain skills & concepts.  We are very appreciative of any extra support that parents can provide at home to help their children with Reading and Math. 

    Staff members at Union Elementary are receiving professional development on a very routine basis.  They are beginning their LETRS journey which is a two year professional development requiring an extra 1-2 hours of training per week.  This acronym stands for Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling.  It focuses on providing knowledge about the latest research regarding what, when, and how language skills need to be taught.  It also teaches staff members about how to effectively assess students and then plan word recognition and comprehension instruction while differentiating to meet the needs of all students. 

    Union Elementary has a strong PLC structure in place this year to help grade levels with creating lesson plans.  Teachers are working closely with our Instructional Support Specialist and Master Teachers to review curriculum and discuss best practices to meet the objectives. 

    I am also proud of the structures that we have in place to meet the social-emotional needs of our students.  Each classroom begins the day with a Morning Meeting to help build relationships and create a classroom culture of respect.  Our Care Team consists of our school counselor, social worker, attendance counselor, BMT, and both administrators.  We meet regularly to discuss extra supports that can be put in place to help students with behavioral and emotional needs.  The amount of office referrals decreased dramatically last year, and we will continue to use the PBIS system to create a positive environment. 

    I encourage you to review our Report Card carefully, then feel free to contact your child’s teacher or me to discuss any questions or concerns you may have regarding the Report Card. I also welcome your feedback regarding other interests you have in our school. Thank you for allowing me to share this Report Card with you, and thank you for supporting our efforts to provide your child with a high-quality education.

    Jennifer Deaton, Principal

    Union Elementary


NC School Report Cards

  • North Carolina’s school report cards are an important resource for parents, educators, state leaders, researchers, and others, providing information about school- and district-level data in a number of areas. These include student performance and academic growth, school and student characteristics, and many other details.