Frequently Asked Questions
To answer some of your questions as quickly as possible, we’ve compiled a list of those most frequently asked by Union Colony parents. Be sure to read more throughout this website and in our student handbooks so that you’re well-informed and prepared to support your child through a successful educational journey.
We are thrilled to welcome new members to our community! Please visit our Admissions page for information about enrolling your child at one of our schools. You may also fill out the registration form online, then bring any other required documentation to the main office of the school your child will attend.
We operate an excellent nutrition program at each campus. Our cafeterias serve breakfast and lunch every school day for a reasonable price. We also participate in the federal free and reduced price lunch program for those who qualify. For more information or to apply for free/reduced meals, please see our Food Services page.
We will administer medication in accordance with state regulations and with physician and parental approval. Please complete our medication authorization form, and bring medications in the original, labeled packaging to the front office.
We are pleased to provide our students with safe, reliable transportation between each of our campuses. We consider bus riding a privilege and expect all students to adhere to the rules for their own safety as well as the safety of others. If you are interested in utilizing these services, please complete an application. If seats are full, we will institute a waiting list.
Infinite Campus is just another way we keep communication between home and school strong. It provides you with almost real time access to your child’s grades, attendance history, and other important information. To receive your login information, please call the front office.
Elementary Hours (Grades K–5):
- Monday–Thursday 8:15 a.m.–3:35 p.m.
- Friday (grades K–5) 8:15 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
Preparatory Hours (Grades 6-12):
- Monday–Thursday 8:00 a.m.–3:17 p.m.
- Friday 8:00 a.m.–2:15 p.m.
If your child must miss school, please call the school office on the day of his/her absence. For information about attendance requirements and what qualifies as an excused absence, please refer to the appropriate student handbook.
A parent or guardian must sign out and pick up students at the front office. Students with a valid driving license who can drive themselves may leave campus with prior written permission from a parent/guardian and approval from the principal.
We expect our students to dress in an appropriate manner at all times. Student dress may not present a health or a safety hazard, violate municipal, county, or state law, or present a potential disruption of the educational process. Generally, we require:
- Pants (even baggies) must fit on the waist with no flesh or undergarments showing.
- We do not allow clothing with text and/or pictures depicting sex, drugs, alcohol, tobacco, weapons, gang-related commentary, profanity or social/ ethnic slurs. We require tattoos that display any of the above to be covered at all times.
- Students will not wear baseball caps, hats, hoods, scarves, and sunglasses inside the building.
- Students will wear all shorts, cut-offs and skirts at a reasonable length. We do not allow short shorts (less than 4-inch inseam).
- Clothing that is torn, ragged or slovenly is unacceptable.
- All tops must cover midriff and underclothing completely at all times. We do not allow tank tops, muscle shirts, brief or revealing shirts.
- A single nostril (not septum) piercing must be 16 or 18 gauge. Beads (not hoop) must be 3mm or less. Ear gauges must be 15mm or less and meet the other jewelry expectations as described in the handbooks. We do not permit any other body piercings, such as rings/loops/studs, to be visible or audible.
- Students may not wear jewelry or accessories that have the potential to inflict injury on the wearer or another person.
Students can access the Internet for homework and school-related research from our computer lab, library, and some classrooms under the supervision of qualified school personnel. We require all students to abide by our Acceptable Use Policy (which can be found in our student handbooks). We expect our students to behave responsibly on school computer networks.
Yes, and student parking is available with a parking permit. However, students may not drive any time during school hours including class breaks and lunch periods. Also, students may not sit in their vehicles during the lunch period.
We strongly encourage your involvement. Please take the time to introduce yourself to your child’s teacher and let him or her know that you’re interested in getting involved. Our parent organization, Union Colony Friends, meets every month to plan school activities, and our Accountability Committee meets quarterly. We invite all parents to attend and share your thoughts, questions, and concerns with us. Look for meeting dates on our school calendar. Parents can also support their child’s education in some basic ways, including:
- Encouraging your child to get plenty of sleep
- Offering a healthy diet, including a good breakfast (or getting your child to school early enough to eat breakfast in our cafeteria)
- Helping your child get up in plenty of time for school
- Providing neat, clean, comfortable clothes