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A Message from Our Director

Union Colony Community Members,

We had more than 150 people participate in the climate survey near the end of last year (63% parents, 21% students, 14% staff, 2% community members).  

The results were generally positive, but we are always looking for ways to improve: 

  • 80% said they were satisfied with UCPS
  • 90% believe we are a quality school choice 
  • 71% made UCPS their first choice 
  • 78% are satisfied with the curriculum and instruction
  • 87% believe UCPS is a safe place for students

There were some themes that revealed themselves from the general comments:

  • 65% opposed a semi-uniform, but general comments revealed discourse regarding changes in the dress code. We listened and suspended dress code changes for this year. We will revisit dress code second semester with better communication and involve students in the process.
  • Although 78% were content with communication regarding academic progress and student behavior, we acknowledge better communication should always be a goal.
  • A good example is extracurricular activities: 66% are satisfied with the extracurricular opportunities offered, but we need to do a better job of communicating those opportunities. There were also suggestions for new offerings that we are looking into.

There was 65% support to look into a four-day week, but 70% said we should not expand the school year, and 60% said not to expand the school day. We would like to design a calendar that will allow the staff more collaborative time to better coordinate our K-12 efforts. We are forming a committee to look into a variety of solutions.

Thank you for your support (71%) of modestly increasing the student fees which will go to classroom consumables and technology. Several of you left contact information for volunteering which has been passed on to the Friends Group. Finally, 74% said we should add breakfast and we are beginning September 1.

Our mission is to prepare students for education beyond high school, and we desire to be the best we can to accomplish that goal. Thank you for your support and participation so that we can continue in a positive direction.

    Sincerely,

    Jim Anderson

    Jim Anderson
    Director