Dear Union High School Community:
 
Whether your child is in Cohort 1, Cohort 2, or remaining fully virtual, please be mindful of the following expectations and protocols to help ease the transition for students and keep our UHS community safe.
 
Safety Protocols:
  • Students must wear masks at all times throughout the school day. We recommend students bring at least one extra mask in the event a replacement is needed.
  • Students should wash their hands regularly and utilize the hand sanitizer available in the hallways and classrooms.
  • If your child is feeling sick, he/she cannot attend school for that day. If you have any questions, please contact the Nurse's office at 908-851-6550.
  • Please contact the Attendance office to report a student's absence:
    • 9th and 10th grade - Ms. Alicia Hutchins: ahutchins@twpunionschools.org
    • 11th grade - Mrs. Heather Shaw: hshaw@twpunionschools.org
    • 12th grade - Ms. Patricia Strobel: pstrobel@twpunionschools.org
    • Attendance Coordinator - Mr. Antonio DeBellonia: adebellonia@twpunionschools.org
Building Procedures:
  • As of Monday, May 3rd, students MUST have their school issued ID to check in to the building. Any student without their school issued ID must report to the Main Entrance (Exit 1) to check in. Students without their ID will NOT be allowed in the building through the other entrances.
  • Students must bring their school issued ID everyday.
  • Students should not arrive to school prior to 7:15am.
  • The students are only allowed to enter the building through:
    • Exit 1 - the Main Entrance
    • Exit 9 - Gruber Avenue (bus students only)
    • Exit 10 - Gruber Avenue
    • Exit 23 - the Rock Entrance
  • While students stand in line to enter the building, they must remain 6 ft. apart. There will be designated spots to stand in line.
  • Many hallways have been clearly marked with one-way arrows. Students must adhere to the direction specified in each of these areas.
  • Students will not have access to lockers.
Hybrid/Virtual Classroom Expectations:
  • Students should bring their Chromebook charged, headphones, charger and basic supplies (pens, pencils, etc.) to each class with them.
  • Virtual students will be required to have their cameras on and be visible on camera during whole class sessions, breakout sessions, and support sessions unless approved by the student's Vice Principal. Students what do not have their camera on will be marked as absent for the class period.
  • Students should arrive to their classes on time and avoid congregating in the hallways.
  • Students should abide by behavior policies outlined in the Student Handbook.
Schedules:
  • Please check student schedules in Genesis. There have been several changes made to room assignments to ensure the safety of staff and students.
  • Parents and guardians should check the Genesis parent portal and update contact information so the administration and nursing staff can quickly communicate with parents/guardians if necessary.
  • Students will return to in-person/hybrid instruction in two different cohorts/groups: 
    • Cohort 1 consist of students whose last name begins with A - K. 
      • Cohort 1 will attend in-person instruction Mondays and Tuesdays
      • Cohort 1 will be virtual Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays
    • Cohort 2 will consists of students whose last name begins with L - Z.
      • Cohort 2 will be virtual on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays
      • Cohort 2 will attend in-person instruction on Thursdays and Fridays
  • Students that opted to remain virtual will follow the same A/B schedule as our hybrid cohorts.
  • Students will remain on a half day schedule as outlined below. Students are encouraged to take advantage of the student spport time and resources available to them:
A Day B Day Time
Homeroom Homeroom 7:35am - 7:55am
Period 1 Period 2 8:00am - 8:50am
Period 3 Period 4 8:55am - 9:45am
Period 7 Period 6 9:50am - 10:40am
Period 9 Period 8 10:45am - 11:35am
Lunch  Lunch 11:35am - 12:35pm
Teacher Office Hours and Student Support Time (Asynchronous) Teacher Office Hours and Student Support Time (Asynchronous) 12:35pm - 2:35pm