Welcome to Union
Welcome to Union Street School
Union Street School is the educational home of third, fourth, and fifth graders in Springfield,Vermont. We have nearly 300 students, 32 certified staff, and 30 or more support staff, which consists of Para-educators, instructional assistants, secretaries and/or clerks, kitchen staff, and janitors. The students and staff at Union Street believe in “Living the DREAM!”
Our professional educators created a behavior and safety program for the entire school
community called “DREAM”. “DREAM” is an acrostic that is used as a reminder of the
expectations for all persons. “DREAM” stands for:
Do your best!
Empathy for others
Make a difference!
The “Live the DREAM!” program has made a wonderful difference in students’ success rate of behavior and safety. We welcome folks to stop in, visit, and observe our school community. The best time to see all students and staff at one time in one location “Living the DREAM!” is during our “Fresh Start” activity. “Fresh Start” is held each first day of a new week in the gym from 9:00-9:20 AM.
Other exciting changes are taking place this year at Union Street School. Last year for the first time Union Street joined other schools in our district and the state of Vermont as a school needing to create a restructuring plan. This meant that our past identification by the State of Vermont as a “School of Needs of Improvement” now had more stringent requirements. One of the requirements was to design a restructuring plan for the school.
During the 2012-2013 school year we revised our School Improvement Plan and created our new Restructuring Plan. The plan is a State and Federal mandated requirement because Union Street School had not made Adequate Yearly Progress, (AYP) at a rapid enough rate. At this time Union Street School has been identified as not meeting the Reading and Math requirements for all students, free/reduced lunch students, students with disabilities, and white students.
The academic goals for the school remain the same as specified in the Student Handbook.
However, additional structures and supports have been created and will be embedded this year. Student academic achievement data will be monitored and reported to the families each trimester. Monitoring of the Restructuring Plan will be an on going process and assessed at trimesters. Families of Union Street will be updated of student achievement in relationship to our Restructuring Plan. A copy of the Restructuring Plan is enclosed in the student packet.
The entire staff of Union Street School is committed to student success and will strive to educate our children. If you have questions, comments, or concerns please call 885-5155 and our office
personnel will assist you.