Welcome to the 2019-2020 School Year 

Welcome to the 2019-2020 school year and to Union Elementary School District #62. Thank you for making Union ESD your partner in the education of your child.

This year is the first year of our 2020-2025 Strategic Plan and we couldn’t be more optimistic about the plan and the caring employees we have hired to ensure all Union’s children are inspired with hope and empowered to courageously pursue their goals and dreams.

Over the next five years, we will be working with you, our community stakeholders to ensure that we achieve the following goals.

  1. Student Academic Success: All students will demonstrate academic growth and achievement.
  2. Student Well-Being: All students are provided a comprehensive education and school climate that supports their learning and social-emotional growth.
  3. High Quality Caring Staff: We support, develop, retain and recruit highly effective teachers, leaders, and support staff that commit to meeting the needs of all our learners.
  4. Stewardship of Resources: We secure and effectively manage resources to meet the needs of 21st century learners and employees.

We will know we have been successful when:

  • Our students are achieving at or above the state on Arizona’s statewide assessment
  • Our schools are highly performing in the top 5 percent in Tolleson High School District boundaries
  • Our students successfully transition to high school
  • Our staff and student retention rate is 90% or higher
  • All students can identify a caring adult in school who can help them succeed
  • We have eliminated the achievement gap between all student subgroups

We have identified strategies to help us achieve these goals and each school and department will put into place an annual plan for how they will implement those strategies. School and district-wide teams will review our progress regularly so that we can adjust to better improve results for our students. 

How can you help?

First, help your child  get to school on-time, each and every day.  Attendance matters and habits are formed as early as Kindergarten.  We only have 180 days of to help them learn their grade level standards, so each day really matters.  Please schedule vacations during break, appointments during early releases, and help your child understand the importance of attendance. Secondly, keep in touch with your child's teacher. Ask how your child is progressing and how you can help.  Third, engage in your school events, attend parent-teacher conferences, literacy & math nights. Most importantly, continue being an active partner in your child’s learning and helping your child create goals for their future self.  Talk with your child about what they want for their future. Discuss what they want for their family, hobbies, community service, and career. The conversations and habits you set now will last a lifetime and set a vision of their future that will inspire them for years to come.

I encourage you to review our plan, engage in the activities at your school, department, or at the district-wide level. Thank you for choosing Union Elementary School District as your educational partner and for helping us make Union Elementary School District, Arizona’s best district to live, learn and work.   

Warm regards,
Ms. Kristine K. Morris

Superintendent 
Union Elementary School District 
kmorris@uesd.org

 

Posted by kmorris On 06 August, 2019 at 8:28 AM  

 
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