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Concussion, Pre-Participation Physical (doctor's signature required) and the Release & Activity Participation forms must be returned before a student will be allowed to practice.

Heads Up: Concussion in High School Sports

Injury and Treatment Form

Iowa Athletic Pre-Participation Physical Exam Form  |  Required for any student involved in a school extra-curricular activity, including 6th grade dance

Union Release & Activity Participation Form

Good Conduct Policy

Participation in school activities is a privilege. School activities provide the benefits of promoting additional interests and abilities in the students during their school years and for a lifetime.

Students who participate in extracurricular activities serve as ambassadors of the school district throughout the calendar year, whether away from school or at school. Students who wish to have the privilege of participating in extracurricular activities must conduct themselves in accordance with board policy and must refrain from activities that are illegal, immoral, or unhealthy.

Students who fail to abide by this policy and the administrative regulations supporting it may be subject to disciplinary measures. The principal shall keep records of violation of the Good Conduct Code. It shall be the responsibility of the UCSD (Union Community School District) Board of Education to adopt rules and regulations for school activities. Students wanting to participate in school activities must meet the requirements set out by the UCSD for participation in the activity.

The activities that are affected by the Good Conduct Code are all school sponsored public events (i.e. athletic activities, plays, etc.) or events in which the student is acting as a representative of the school (including elected and honorary offices, Homecoming attendant, music contests, etc.), with the exception of direct extensions of curricular activities (i.e. winter concert, field trips, etc.), as determined by administration.

K-12  |  $35.00

Adult  |  $100.00

Senior  |  Free  |  65+ and living in the UCSD

Activity passes are good for all home high school athletic contests, fall play and concerts except state association activities.

The Union Community School District promotes healthy students by supporting good nutrition and wellness as a part of the total learning environment, where students learn and participate in positive dietary and lifestyle practices. We support and promote proper dietary habits contributing to students' health status and academic performance and endeavor to meet and exceed nutrition standards set by the local, state, and federal government. We consider nutritional integrity, variety, appeal, taste, and safety to ensure high-quality meals.

Meals served through our lunch and breakfast programs will:

  • Be appealing and attractive to children.
  • Be served in clean and pleasant settings.
  • Meet, at a minimum, nutrition requirements established by law.
  • Offer a variety of fruits and vegetables.
  • Serve only low-fat (1%) and fat-free milk and nutritionally acceptable alternatives.
  • Increase servings of whole grain.

A breakfast program is available to students in each building. Students who ride buses to school will also have time to take advantage of the breakfast program before the school day starts.

Meal tickets are the school district’s property. A $3.00 fee is charged to the students to replace a lost or damaged ticket.

Students will have the use of a meal account. They will use the same ticket or student number for both breakfast and lunch. Parents may send any amount of money to the school office to be credited to their student’s account or add money electronically through the JMC Parent Portal.

Parents are notified by note and/or e-mail when their student’s account shows a low balance. School policy is when the balance reaches $-10.00 a student may charge no more than one (1) meal to this account. When account reaches this limit, a student shall not be allowed to charge further meals or ala carte items until the negative account balance is paid. Students may not charge ala carte items if their account has a $0.00 or negative balance.

Applications for free and reduced price meals are available at any of the school offices throughout the school year, at registration, as well as within the Free & Reduced Meals section below.

2022-2023 Menus

Meal tickets are the school district’s property. A $3.00 fee is charged to the students to replace a lost or damaged ticket.

Students will have the use of a meal account. They will use the same ticket or student number for both breakfast and lunch. Parents may send any amount of money to the school office to be credited to their student’s account or add money electronically through the JMC Parent Portal.

If you would like to request a refund for the funds you have placed in your student's lunch account, please contact Cara Glenn, Food Services Director.

2022-2023 Meal Prices

Meal tickets are the school district’s property. A $3.00 fee is charged to the students to replace a lost or damaged ticket.

Students will have the use of a meal account. They will use the same ticket or student number for both breakfast and lunch. Parents may send any amount of money to the school office to be credited to their student’s account or add money electronically through the JMC Parent Portal.

Parents are notified by note and/or e-mail when their student’s account shows a low balance. School policy is when the balance reaches $-10.00 a student may charge no more than one (1) meal to this account. When the account reaches this limit, a student shall not be allowed to charge further meals or ala carte items until the negative account balance is paid. Students may not charge ala carte items if their account has a $0.00 or negative balance.

You may apply for free & reduced meals through your JMC Parent Portal or fill out the below paper application.

If you intend to apply for free or reduced meals this school year, please be advised that you must return the application (with the school fee waiver) to your student’s attendance center by August to receive waived or reduced school fees for the school year.

Information Letter  |  2022-2023

Financial Guidelines  |  2022-2023

How to Apply  |  2022-2023

Free & Reduced Application  |  2022-2023

The board promotes healthy students by supporting wellness, good nutrition and regular physical activity as par of the total learning environment. The school district supports a healthy environment where students learn through the support and promotion of good nutrition and physical activity, schools contribute to the basic health status of students. Improved health optimized student performance potential.

The wellness committee members include: Cara Glenn, Savannah Jensen, Terri Donlea, Trisha Beckening, Erin Whittenburg, Todd Parker, Jennifer O'Connor, Andrea Werner, Jim Cayton, Christina Petersen, Stephanie Hookham, Patty Wandschneider and Dawn Stoakes.

For more information or questions, please contact the Food Service Director.

Nutrition Staff

The Union Community School District is committed to fostering growth and promoting student achievement at all levels.

We offer a challenging and diverse curriculum that meets the needs of students at all ability levels. Our dedicated staff works hard to make sure students receive a quality education, as well as the social and emotional learning support necessary to produce well-rounded citizens.

We are passionate about the success of all students and we look forward to helping your child reach his or her full potential.

Student achievement data helps us to measure the effectiveness of our instruction and our programs; furthermore, this data guides our efforts to improve instruction in the classroom and the overall school system. We are proud of our students’ accomplishments, and we are always looking for new, innovative approaches to better meet student needs.

The reports available on the Iowa Department of Education website provide access to a variety of reports covering multiple areas including district and school profiles, financial reports and school and district plans.

Union Community School District will serve the unique learning needs of all students. The purpose of formal identification for the Talented and Gifted program is to serve gifted students whose specific aptitude and/or general intellectual needs require classroom differentiation and enrichment to ensure appropriate learning opportunities.

USCD is committed to providing these students with a learning environment flexible enough to allow a diversity of options in order to maximize their potential.

K-3 Enrichment Program

During the 1st trimester, the TAG teacher will use multiple criteria including: STAR Reading, Fall Math Pre-tests, the FAST Reading assessment, and teacher recommendations.

Grades 4-12

Students will be identified using ISASP (Iowa Statewide Assessment of Student Progress) individual subject area scores and/or composite National Percentage Rankings, STAR Math/Star Reading scores, teacher recommendations, and the good judgement of the TAG teacher, based on other criteria and circumstances. Students will be re-evaluated annually for continuation of services.

The Union School District recognizes that the use of technology plays an essential role in improving the quality of instruction and is a valuable tool in education. Students graduating from the Union Community School District will possess this knowledge and skills to use efficiently and effectively and be successful in an ever changing global society.

For more information or questions, please contact the Technology Integrationist.

Technology Staff

Transportation Policies

  • School Bus Rules
  • Notes for the Bus Driver
  • Student Activity Transportation

For more information or questions, please contact the Transportation Director.

Transportation Staff