UNION GAP SCHOOL NEWSLETTER

MAY 2019 VOLUME 28 ISSUE 6

SUPERINTENDENT MESSAGE

We have started the state assessment season. Students in grades 3-8 are testing almost every day in the month of May. We are keeping families apprised through ClassDojo of grade levels testing each week. Attendance is critical this time of year.


The March Parent/Teacher Conferences were a great success. We had almost 96% of parents/guardians come and meet with their student’s teacher(s). Thank you for being active in your student’s education!


Eighth Grade Parents – After June 7th, please consider donating your child’s gently used polo shirts, back to the school district, so we can distribute them to needy families. Thank you for your consideration.


Please contact the school if you would like a copy of the school uniform policy that will continue for the 2019-2020 school term. Please review the policy BEFORE you purchase school clothes this fall. We will again be following the uniform/dress code on the first day of school – August 22, 2019. Please call for any clarifications or bring in clothes for review if you would like a 2nd opinion. Students will be required to wear the appropriate clothing beginning on the first day of school.


Have a wonderful summer with your family. I will see you during summer school, city summer program or in August!


Sincerely,



Lisa G. Gredvig

Superintendent/Principal

DATES TO REMEMBER

May 6-10 Teacher Appreciation Week

May 7 National Teacher Appreciation Day

May 9 Family Night 6:30-7:30 p.m.

May 24 HAAP

May 27 NO SCHOOL-Memorial Day

May 28 Regular School Board Meeting 6:30 p.m. in the school library

May 31 Student of the Month Assembly

May 31 8th Grade Fieldtrip

June 6 Kindergarten Graduation

June 6 8th Grade Promotion 6 p.m. in the gym

June 7 Last day of school; early release at 12:00 p.m.

2019-2020 Immunization Chart for Parents! Are your kids ready for school?

MEDICATIONS AT SCHOOL AND WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW!

What to do if your child needs medication at school

It is generally safer for your child to receive medication at home. However, there may be times when it needs to be given at school. State laws dictate who may give medicine at school and the authorization needed for it. Below is a summary of the procedure for giving medication at school. It applies to both prescription and over-the-counter medications.


Who can give medications at school?

  1. Parents
  2. Students self administer (inhalers or epipens only), with a written order from doctor and parent
  3. Nurses, but only with a written order from the doctor and the parent
  4. Certain staff members, but only with written orders and having been trained by the RN


What is the procedure for having staff give my child medication?

  1. Complete the Medication Order Form. We also accept any forms your doctors use as long as both the parent and doctor have signed it.
  2. Bring the medication to the school office. This prevents theft or misuse.
  3. Medications must be in the original package, with original labeling. If it is a prescription, ask the pharmacist to make a separate container for school so it won’t need to be carried back and forth from home to school.


What if my child becomes sick at school?

Sick children need to go home where they can be cared for and won’t infect other children. The school cannot give medicine to treat fevers. The school does not have medicine to treat headaches, rashes, etc. (you can provide these if needed frequently according to the procedures above).


If your child has asthma or severe allergy:

We are required to have medications and orders from a doctor for students with life-threatening health conditions. With these, the nurse writes a plan for staff to follow in case your child needs emergency care.


The paperwork needs to be renewed each school year. New forms will be sent home at the end of the school year. Please do the following this summer:


  • Make sure your emergency contact numbers on file at the school are correct
  • Make an appointment with your physician so that the medication order form can be completed and you can get new medications if needed
  • Please bring or mail this paperwork to the school before August 1st.
  • Medications that will be kept in the school office will be accepted between August 12th and the 1st day of school.

UNION GAP SCHOOL BOARD HONOREES:

These students were honored for their academic excellence for the month of March 2019:

  • Harley Aragon
  • Ariany Castillo
  • Salvador Ceballos
  • Bea Chavarin
  • Sandro Garcia-Jimenez
  • Mixtli Mendez Silva
  • Estefany Rodriguez-Frutos
  • Jaqueline Villalobos Fernandez
  • Aylin Zavala
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PHOTO:

back row: Melissa Butler, Kiel Martin, Nicole Rivera, Lisa Gredvig, Maria Rosas, Dianna Grunlose, Kathryne Pottenger and Beljica Cortes-Mojarro


front row: Salvador Ceballos, Bea Chavarin, Ariany Castillo, Harley Aragon, Sandro Garcia-Jimenez, Mixtli Mendez Silva, Estefany Rodriguez-Frutos, Jaqueline Villalobos Fernandez and Aylin Zavala

KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION FOR THE 2019-2020 SCHOOL YEAR

Union Gap School will begin registering students for kindergarten for the 2019-2020 school year starting March 18, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Registration will be ongoing for the remainder of this school year.


According to state law, a child must be 5 years of age on or before August 31, to be eligible for kindergarten. A birth certificate, proof of address and a completed certificate of immunization are required.


You need to bring the following documents with you when you enroll your child:

  • Birth documentation verifying child's age
  • Immunization Record – please be sure your child is current with their immunizations.
  • 2 pieces of Proof of Residence (mortgage/rental agreement and current light bill, cable bill or land line telephone bill)


Requirements for registration can also be found here on our district website.

If you have any questions about registration, call Union Gap School's main office at 248-3966.

HAAP: HISPANIC ACADEMIC ACHIEVERS PROGRAM

Each year, the Yakima Hispanic Academic Achiever’s Program (HAAP) honors outstanding Hispanic middle and high school students (grades 6th-12th) in the Yakima and Union Gap School Districts, who have a 3.0 grade point average or better, with a banquet. The banquet will be held on the evening of Friday, May 24th at the Yakima Convention Center. Tuition waivers and college HAAP scholarships will be awarded to qualifying High School seniors. Union Gap families will be notified by mail if their children qualify.

LUNCH PRICES FOR 2019-2020 SCHOOL YEAR

For the 2019-2020 school year we are continuing with the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) where all enrolled studentseat for FREE!

SUMMER FOOD PROGRAM

The Union Gap School will be offering FREE breakfast and lunch to children 18 and under.


Meals will be served in the multipurpose room July 8th through August 2nd.


Breakfast will be served from 7:45 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. and lunch 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Monday-Friday.


If you have any questions, please contact Debra at 248-3966 ext. 402.


This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

SUMMER SCHOOL

July 8th - August 2nd, 8:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., Monday - Friday


KINDER ACADEMY - 5th GRADE


Summer School is a teacher invitation only. Students were referred during spring conferences.


If you have any questions, please contact Juanita at 248-3966, ext 400.


Union Gap School Dress Code still apply during Summer School.

NATIONAL TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK, MAY 6TH-10TH

Please pass on a “Thank You!” to all the dedicated certificated staff at Union Gap School!


May 7th: NATIONAL TEACHER APPRECIATION DAY

A MESSAGE FROM THE UNION GAP POLICE DEPARTMENT

Periodically, the Union Gap School District may bring in a canine police dog to inspect the school facilities. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Union Gap School Superintendent.

MAY FAMILY NIGHT

Our last family night!

Fresh Summer Fruit and Summer Fun

Thursday, May 9th

6:30 pm -7:30 pm

UNION GAP SCHOOL BOARD HONOREES:

These students were honored for their academic excellence for the month of April 2019:

  • Braelynn Haro
  • Noely Martinez
  • Yaneyri Rosas

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PHOTO:

Don Mittlieder, Braelynn Haro, Yaneyri Rosas, Lisa Gredvig, Nicole Rivera, Laura Sullivan,

Noely Martinez and Dianna Grunlose

JUNE 6TH, KINDERGARTEN GRADUATION!

Be sure to join us for kindergarten graduation on Thursday, June 6th, at 9:30 a.m. in the multi-purpose room.


The kindergarten students will have a FREE DRESS DAY for the occasion, and will leave with their parents after the program.


Kinder parents, please remember the graduates will not need their backpacks on June 6th, since it is their last day of school!

ESD105/EPIC HEADSTART CLASSROOM

ESD105/EPIC HEADSTART CLASSROOM

LOCATED AT UNION GAP SCHOOL

is currently enrolling children for 2019-2020 school year.

ESD 105/EPIC HEADSTART IS:
-a great preschool experience
-for children ages 4-5
-for low-income families
-for children with disabilities

EPIC offers qualified teaching staff, meal and snacks, transportation, and dental, hearing, vision and developmental screenings.


To find out if your child is eligible contact the staff at 248-3950 or 834-0945.

This program is limited to 17 students so call today

APRIL'S EARTH DAY/SCIENCE FAMILY NIGHT FUN!

Thank you to everyone who came and made this a wonderful evening!

NONDISCRIMINATION STATEMENT

The Union Gap School District does not tolerate discrimination in connection with any programs, activities, or employment based on race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, including gender expression or identity, creed, religion, age, veteran or military status, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts of America and other designated youth groups. Inquiries regarding compliance procedures may be directed to the school district Civil Rights Coordinator, Mr. Patrick Vincent, 3201 S. 4th Street, pvincent@uniongap.org(509) 248-3966. You can report discrimination and discriminatory harassment to any school staff member or to the district's Civil Rights Coordinator, listed above. You also have the right to file a complaint. For a copy of your district’s nondiscrimination 3210 policy and procedure, contact your school or district office or view it online at www.uniongapschool.org.