JUNIOR SCHOOL GUIDELINES

2019-20

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).

DISMISSAL

Junior School families use School Dismissal Manager (SDM) to relay daily dismissal plans to their child's teacher, as well as the Transportation and After School departments. In Dismissal you will find detailed instructions for setting up your family SDM account, as well as the UNIS dismissal protocols and expectations.

DROP OFF: NEW PROTOCOL

Our Junior School morning routines are designed, first, to support out students’ safety. They are also a special opportunity for our teachers to focus solely on welcoming each of their students and help them settle in for a successful day of learning. All Junior School students must be escorted by parents/caregivers into the school building at drop off time and pick up in the school building by parents/caregivers at pick up time. Instruction in Junior School begins promptly at 8:30am. In order to welcome the students in their classrooms and get settled for the day, parents are asked to have their children arrive to school promptly at 8:20 a.m. However, if you arrive earlier than 8:20 you may drop your child off in the playground or go to the cafeteria together.

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 soon!

Pascal Vallet, Junior School Principal | Susan Scullin, Junior School Assistant Principal