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Union Pleasant Elementary school
December 2023 Edition
A Message from your Admin. Team
Working in a school is truly one of the most meaningful careers, as you get to help students learn skills that will impact them for the rest of their lives. December is a month with extra joy in school! We will have so many fun activities for our students such as the Merry Moose Shop, our PJ and movie day, crazy hat day, not to mention all the celebrations and activities that will take place within the classrooms. We enjoy all of this, and through it, we also continue to model and develop positive character traits for all of our students.
December Calendar of Events
Car Arrival and Dismissal Procedure
A village school with limited real-estate makes for interesting car arrival and dimissal procedures. Over the summer, we contemplated moving the parent pick-up to the Hawkins lot and the buses to our Union lot however, a large bus cannot navigate the tight turn in the Union parking lot. So, we continue to do the best we can and will always look for ways to improve our procedures.
We do ask that parents and guardians who are using the car drop off/pick-up, line up in the car line that forms in the direction coming from Lake Street. In other words, always make a left-hand turn into our Union Street parking lot during arrival and dismissal times. Following this procedure shows respect and courtesy to all those using the car drop off and pick up. If you have a relative or friend dropping off or picking your child up, please remind them of this procedure.
Parent Volunteers - New this Year:
All volunteers must complete the online training each year, even if you have been trained in the past. This includes class field trip volunteers and helping with holiday parties. Instructions are now found in the Form Library of your Operoo account. This includes the link to the training along with information on registering for an account. We will need this done this well in advance of the date(s) you are planning to volunteer, as they must also be Board-of-Education approved before being a volunteer. Thank you.
UPES School Nurse:
Mrs. Sarah Insley
Phone: (716) 646-3287
Fax: (716) 646-3237
Notes from the Nurse
Hearing, Vision, and Scoliosis screenings will continue this month. You can view your child's results on the parent portal. A letter will be sent home if your student needs follow up with thier healthcare provider.
If a student or staff tests positive for COVID, they must isolate for five days at home and wear a mask days 6-10. (The day they start symptoms or if they are asymptomatic and test positive is Day 0.)
All physicals must be on the NYS Health Appraisal form to be accepted. Please fax, email, or provide hard copy to the health office.
Medications must be brought to the health office by a parent/guardian. Parents/Guardians must sign the medication permission form and provide Doctor School Medication Order Form.
Please consider leaving a change of clothes in your child's backpack in the event of their clothes becoming soiled from a bathroom accident, spill, playing outside, etc. The health office is low on small-size clothing and underwear. Clothing donations are accepted.
Anytime your child is absent from school, a paper note must be sent to school with your child upon their return, stating the reason for the absence. If you do not turn in the note, the absence will become an unexcused absence. Parents, please check your child's report card for any unexcused absences and send in a note for those date(s). If you are uncertain of the date(s), please contact Margaret Duszynski in the Attendance Office in the morning at (716) 646-3288.
Please call the Attendance Office each day that your child is absent. Our phone number is (716) 646-3288. A message can be left at anytime school is not open. Please do not call the main office or email the teacher to report an absence.
If your child(ren) will be absent because of a vacation, please fill out a vacation form two weeks prior to your departure. These forms are available in the main office, on our district website or click on this link: Family Vacation Form .
Welcome to our new Physical Therapist, Ms. Allyson Teator!
Facebook: UPES PTSA FB Page
Union Pleasant Elementary School
150 Pleasant Avenue Hamburg, NY 14075
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