JUNIOR SCHOOL GUIDELINES

2021-2022

CLASS LISTS WILL BE SHARED ON FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 3 AT 5PM

WELCOME TO UNIS

Virtual New Student Orientations for our "New to UNIS" PK through Junior 4 families will be held on Friday, September 3 at 10:00 (General Orientation) and at 11:30 (Technology Orientation). We look forward to meeting you then and welcoming our new Junior School students.

​FIRST WEEK OF SCHOOL SCHEDULE (Sept 8 - Sept 10 only)

Wednesday, September 8

  • First Day of School is a Full Day for

    • J1 (8:20 - 2:50)

    • J2 (8:15 - 2:50)

    • J3 and J4 (8:15 - 2:55)

  • First Day of School is a Shortened Day for

    • PK - 9:15 - 11:00

    • JA - 9:30 - 12:00

Thursday, September 9

  • PK and JA ½ Day 8:20 - 12:00

Friday, September 10

  • PK ½ Day 8:20 - 12:00

  • JA First Full Day 8:20 - 2:45pm

Monday, September 13

  • PK First Full Day 8:20 - 2:45 pm

YELLOW BUS

  • We anticipate that Yellow bus service will begin on Monday, September 20, 2021 for eligible J1 - J4 students. (Date subject to change.)

  • JA students whose siblings ride the bus may also begin to use bus service to and from school beginning on Monday, September 20.

  • All other JA students may begin to ride the bus on Monday, September 27 (Date subject to change.)

  • If your child will ride the bus, please ensure that by 1:00 pm on that day you have recorded that dismissal instruction in School Dismissal Manager (SDM).

  • Your child will not be permitted to ride the bus on any given day unless your instructions to do so appear in the SDM (School Dismissal Manager) transportation report by dismissal time on that school day (see dismissal protocols).

PHOTO ID: IMPORTANT INFORMATION

TABLE OF CONTENTS

GETTING READY!

In order to help you get organized for the school year, you will find valuable information in the Getting Ready section and a supply list for your child's grade. We encourage you to spend time reviewing this information.

NEW FAMILIES

If you are a new family joining UNIS, we encourage you to go directly to this "New Families" page for your checklist and more specific information.

VERACROSS PARENT PORTAL

Access to the UNIS Parent Portal becomes available to new families after you receive an email from our Technology Department confirming that the Portal is open to you and giving you your family login information and a temporary password (you can reach them for support by email at veracross@unis.org).

NURSE

Before your child may begin to attend classes, you must upload your child's medical information in Magnus and update your family's contact information in the Veracross Parent Portal at myunis.vc (including home address, mobile and work phone numbers, email addresses, and caregiver contact information).

ARRIVAL & DISMISSAL

Our age appropriate Junior School Arrival and Dismissal Protocols are designed, first, to support out students’ safety and maximize their learning times while supporting their independence. Junior School families use School Dismissal Manager (SDM) to relay daily dismissal plans. In Arrival and Dismissal you will find detailed instructions for setting up your family SDM account, as well as the UNIS protocols and expectations.

TRANSPORTATION

AFTER SCHOOL AND CARE PROGRAMS

ATHLETICS

MEAL PLAN

Please sign up for yellow bus service in Transportation if eligible, and our After School and Care Programs, and Athletics Program as needed. Meal Plan information can be found under MORE above.

PHYSICAL EDUCATION UNIFORMS

Physical Education uniforms and other UNIS-branded clothing and supplies are available on the Land’s End website www.landsend.com in “School” (UNIS Preferred School Number 900077660). Land’s End customer service can be phoned at 1-800-469-2222. More information about UNIS PE can be found in the Getting Ready for your child's grade and PE FAQ

FAQ

HANDBOOOK

SECURITY

CONTACT

Please review the JS FAQ section and Handbook to learn about the everyday procedures and protocols at UNIS. You will also find information about Security and UNIS ID cards, and a Contact list.

The JS Administrative Offices can be reached at jsoffice@unis.org and 212-584-3113 and we are available to answers questions. We look forward to welcoming you to the 2021-2022 school year!

Pascal Vallet, Junior School Principal | Alessandra Camilo, Junior School Assistant Principal