August 13, 2020

Message from Mr. Childers August 13, 2020


Antioch Student Video: Click on this link to view a video that demonstrates COVID Screenings and Classroom Social Distancing procedures. Thank you to AES students and Mrs. Amy Phillips for creating this resource.


Open House - Virtual: Parents you should have already received a link to participate in a Virtual Open House session today. Please email your child's teacher if you have not received this link. Here is today's schedule:










Technology Tutorials for Students and Parents: I realize that parents are struggling to help children with remote learning. Click on this link for a variety of resources that you will hopefully find to be very helpful.


UCPS announces new meal option for 2020-2021: Educators understand that students need healthy meals to be successful in school. Although Union County Public Schools will offer a hybrid of in-person and virtual learning this year, meals will still be offered to all students, no matter if they are enrolled in Plan B or Plan D.

Beginning, Monday, Aug. 17, UCPS will open regional meal sites during lunch to serve students who are learning virtually and/or on remote learning days. This option is available to all students and access to the meal will be based on the student’s current meal status. These meals are only for enrolled students and those picking up the meals will be required to provide lunch or student ID numbers.

Lunch will be served Monday – Friday through a curbside pick-up model, from 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. at the locations listed below.

Cuthbertson High

Forest Hills High

Health Sciences Academy at Monroe Middle

Parkwood Middle

Piedmont Middle

Porter Ridge Elementary

Rock Rest Elementary

Rocky River Elementary

Sardis Elementary

Shiloh Valley Primary

Breakfast will not be served through this model and UCPS will not provide transportation. Students with special dietary needs indicated by a Diet Order form on file are encouraged to call the school where they will pick up a meal the day before to make accommodations.

In addition, below are a few reminders and updates about School Nutrition Services for the 2020-2021 school year.

  • All students who qualify for free or reduced lunch will receive breakfast and lunch free of charge.
  • Students who pay for breakfast and lunch, will continue to receive meals at the same prices—$2.40 for elementary school lunch and $2.50 for middle and high school lunch. Payments can be made through K12 Payment Center.
  • Breakfast and lunch will be served Monday – Thursday for students who attend school in person. Friday is a remote learning day for all students


UCPS Photo, Video and News Interview Release Form: Parents should review this form and complete the appropriate version to provide consent for the following:

I do hereby grant to Union County Public Schools the unlimited right to use and/or reproduce photographs, likenesses or the voice of my child in any legal manner and for the internal or external promotional and informational activities of Union County Public Schools. I also agree to allow my child to be interviewed and/or photographed representatives of the external news media in relation to any and all coverage of Union County Public Schools in which they are involved. I also agree to allow my child’s work and/or photograph to be published on the Union County Public Schools Internet/Intranet Web Pages and/or UCPS publications. I further understand that by signing this release, I waive any and all present, or future compensation rights to the use of the above stated material(s).

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