Middle School Notes
Step Up Day – January 16, 2020
All Unity School students as young as Preschool will have the chance to live the day in the life of their future selves on January 16th. Students will spend the day “Stepping Up” to the grade above to get an idea of what next year will bring for them. It is an opportunity for students to be exposed to teachers, curriculum, and routines that they will have next year. This was a wonderful chance to ease the worries and fears some may have about advancing to a new grade. Our 6th and 7th graders will be hosting the 5th graders and showing them the ropes of Unity Middle School, while our 8th graders will spend the day with Mr. Saint Laurent and Ms. Houghton discussing leadership, changes for next year, and enjoying activities that will continue to prepare them for high school. It is a fabulous day for students and teachers.
No school on Monday, January 20th in observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.
On the Unity calendar this was listed as a Make-Up Day/Early Dismissal for students, but we were fortunate again this year with hurricane season, and we can all enjoy a day off!
Reminder- Thursday, January 30th is class photo day for grades 6-8. Uniform shirts must be worn for pictures.
Also, for 8th graders…. Remember that the 8th grade individual portraits are scheduled for Saturday, February 1 and Sunday February 2 at the scheduled time you previously signed up for. These are taken on campus, so please meet Bea Byers outside of the cafeteria. If you are unsure of your child’s specific time, please email Lisa and she will let you know. Suggestions for appropriate dress will be sent out shortly. However, feel free to look in the Unity year books from the past few years for some ideas.
8th grade parents:
There are still some parents that have yet to submit their soon to be graduates photos for our yearbook and graduation video/slideshow. It is imperative that we receive everyone’s to be able to move forward with this. If photos are not submitted ASAP we can not guarantee they will be will be part of the yearbook and slideshow.
Cold Weather Dress Guidelines (monitored daily!)
Please be sure students follow all cold weather dress code guidelines as found in the handbook (https://unityschool.com/wp-
content/uploads/2019/11/Unity- School-Student_Parent- Handbook-2019.pdf).
Middle School Sweatshirt, Sweater or Jacket: Navy (zippered with school logo) or a plain, solid color pullover or zippered (navy blue, grey, white, or black with no writing) OR just order a Student Government designed Jacket (see info below)
Middle School Sweat pants: Navy, black or grey with no writing.
Consequences are as follows: 1st offense = verbal warning, 2nd offense = email home, 3rd offense = recess work detail, 4th offense = morning work detail.
As a reminder, uniform guidelines will continue to be strictly enforced!! Please make sure your child’s uniforms still fit them properly after their winter growth spurt!!
Middle School Valentine’s Day Dance
is Friday, February 7th
from 7:00 – 9:30 pm!!!
While this is a social opportunity and we would like everyone to have a great time, the following guidelines are in effect and will help make the evening special.
Proper etiquette/behavior is expected of students
Please note that cell phones are not permitted at the dance. If a student has a cell phone, it will be collected and returned to the student at the end of the dance.
Parents, please walk your child to the cafeteria and pick them up there at 9:30 pm as well.
The Dress Code for this dance is more formal than the last. Unity students will not be admitted into the dance and will be sent home to change if they are not dressed according to the established code.
Girls may wear dresses, skirts, skorts or long pants (no shorts).
Tops must always meet bottoms.
Dresses, skirts and skorts must no shorter than 4 inches above the knee.
Boys must wear long dress pants (no shorts)
Collared shirts that do not have to be tucked in.
Jeans and sneakers are not permitted.
Shoes must have secure backs and must be kept on during the entire evening. Flat shoes may be brought to change into during the evening.
Unacceptable behavior by students will result in a phone call home to have students picked up. Subsequent discipline at school will occur.
Students who did not attend school during the day may not attend the dance without administrative approval received prior to the dance.
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