Online registration for the 2023-2024 school year will open on August 7th. 

The closing date for online registration for current students will be August 22nd. New students will need to register in person.

Any parent/guardian of a new to the district student or current student parent/guardian who would like to do in-person registration may do so on August 9th, 7:30 AM to 3:30 PM. In-person registration is done at the building your student will be attending. A computer will be set up at each location for parents to enter student information into JMC.

The first day of classes for students is Wednesday, August 23rd.

If you need assistance with registering online or would like to come into one of the buildings to register, you will need to contact that building to set up an appointment.

If you have any questions, the school offices will be open every day starting Thursday, August 3rd from 7:30 AM - 3:30 PM. You may also contact the buildings by phone or email.

DG Elementary  |  319-476-7110  |

LPC Elementary  |  319-342-3033  |

UMS  |  319-476-5100  |  |

UHS  |  319-342-2697  |  |

Online Registration

You will use your JMC Parent Portal to register your student(s).

Make sure the drop-down menu above your username says 2023-2024 to begin registering your student(s). Log in and follow the instructions on the main page.

Parents of high school students will be required to have your student's license plate # for the vehicle they drive to school most often. If there is no vehicle, you will enter “none.”

NOTE: When you are on the Registration Dashboard screen in JMC (Welcome to the 2023-2024 Registration Dashboard!), please note that it states that both your lunch and fee balances are $0.00. This is incorrect. Click on the blue “Lunch” link and then the blue “Tuition/Fees” link to see your student’s lunch account balance, the fees that are due, and to make a payment.

Additional Information

DG Elementary  |  2022-2023

LPC Elementary  |  2023-2024

Middle School  |  2023-2024

School Fees  |  2023-2024

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

Consent for Medical 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.

2023-2024 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.

2023-2024 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 and reduced meals by filling out the paper application below and returning it to your child's attendance center.

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  |  2023-2024

Financial Guidelines  |  2022-2023

How to Apply  |  2023-2024

Free & Reduced Application  |  2023-2024

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

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

We are excited to welcome back our students to the new 2023-2024 school year. Listed below are events that we have planned to transition and ease students and parents into the school year and in preparation for the first day of school on Wednesday, August 23 for Dysart-Geneseo and La Porte City Elementary buildings.

Transitional Kindergarten (TK) Students  |  Monday, August 21 (changed from the school calendar)
The district’s Transitional Kindergarten program, held in the La Porte City Elementary building, will have an open house during the afternoon on Monday, August 21. These will be set up with you by our TK teacher, Mrs. MIller. She will contact parents in mid-August. You will have 15 minutes to ask some questions and have a brief discussion about the school year. You may also drop off materials.

Kindergarten Students  |  Monday, August 21
We will have our Kindergarten Orientation time for students attending kindergarten this year on Monday, August 21. You will have a 15-minute time slot to come visit your child’s teacher and classroom along with your child. An email invite will take place prior to this meeting by your child’s teacher. The kindergarten orientation time will be in place of the open house held on that same evening for 1st-5th grade students.

1st - 5th Grade Students  |  Monday, August 21
Our annual Elementary Open House will be held on Monday, August 21 from 6:00-7:00 pm for incoming first through fifth-grade students. Students may bring their backpacks and parents will get a chance to meet their child’s teacher.

Preschool Students  |  Monday, August 28
4-year-old preschool students of both Dysart-Geneseo and La Porte City will have an open house on Monday, August 28, from 6:00-7:00 pm, the night before their first day of school. Students and parents will get a chance to see the preschool classroom. Home visits for preschool students will be done August 22-24, the week prior to open house. Those will be scheduled in advance by the teacher. The first day for preschool students will be Tuesday, August 29th (changed from the school calendar).