UNITY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL
Weekly Newsletter


Friday, August 28, 2020
 
Excellence in Education from a Christian Perspective Since 1978

RE-OPENING GUIDELINES FOR THE 
2020-2021 SCHOOL YEAR

September 2020

Monday, 9/7 - NO SCHOOL, Labor Day

Friday, 9/11 - Teacher In-Service (NO Lunch or Aftercare)
 - PreK - 11:15 Dismissal
 - K5 - 8th - 11:30 Dismissal

Monday, 9/14 - School Board Meeting, Fine Arts Room, 5:30 pm
October 2020

Friday, 10/9 - Teacher In-Service (NO Lunch or Aftercare)

 - PreK - 11:15 Dismissal

 - K5 - 8th - 11:30 Dismissal

 

Monday, 10/12 - NO SCHOOL, Columbus Day



Please turn in your completed forms to the Office by Monday, August 31.  These forms can be found in your orientation folder.
  • Enrollment Permissions
  • Field Trip Form
  • Student Emergency Form
  • Volunteer Survey
  • Receipt of Student Handbook
  
There are extra UCS masks for sale in the School Office if you would like to purchase one.  Send in check (made to UCS) or cash with your student, state which color preferred  and we will send the mask home. 

$15 each


Please be mindful to not block residents' driveways on Madison Street when you are waiting in line to enter the parking lot during drop-off and pick-up times for K5 - 8th grade students.

Below is the After School Pick-up procedure for your review.



WE NEED YOUR HELP!!

PTO is looking for a place to purchase mums for our annual fundraiser.  If you know of a place where we can purchase a bulk quantity, please email Mrs. Bowlin at nbowlin@ucswarriors.com or call the School Office. Thank you!

  
PARENTS' PRAYER MEETING! 

Come join us as we pray for our students, families, teachers, staff and school!  We will meet every Thursday morning from 8:15 - 8:45 in Brother Ralph's classroom (Middle School mobile unit).  Parents, grandparents and friends of UCS are welcome! 

Everyone MUST enter through the back gate, wear a mask and have your temperature taken.

All student apparel should reflect modesty and sensibility as indicated in the Scriptures (I Timothy 2:9). Extreme fashion in dress and hairstyle will not be acceptable. The administration has total discretion as to what is considered "modest" and acceptable.
 
  • All students must wear loose fitting, modest slacks, shorts, or jeans. Boys and girls shorts must be knee length. Girl's skirts or jumpers must be knee length. Knee length is defined in the following manner: when a student is in the upright position while kneeling on the floor, the short, skirt or jumper should be only a dollar bill's width or less from the floor. Girls must wear shorts under skirts.
  • Hair should be clean and groomed neatly and should not exceed to bottom of the ear lobe for boys.
  • All students will be required to wear a loose-fitting polo-style shirt with no writing or graphics on it excluding the label logo. Shirts may be short or long sleeve. No cap sleeve or sleeveless shirts will be allowed. The polo-style UCS spirit wear shirt is also acceptable.
  • Ball caps or hats are not to be worn inside the school building.
  • No ragged jeans, or jeans with holes allowed.
  • Students may wear Spirit wear or other approved UCS apparel in lieu of Polo shirts each Friday. Any other exceptions to the standard dress code must be approved by Administration.
 *PLEASE DO NOT PUSH THE LIMITS OF THE DRESS CODE POLICIES.

Check out this year's calendar!




ATTENTION ALL UCS FAMILIES!

Our goal this year is to continue to use the text messaging through our One Call notification system. One Call requires all group members to agree to receive text messages.

PLEASE text the word Alert to the number 22300 to opt in to receive text messages from Unity Christian School.

 

Keep scanning your receipts for box tops!!!  

We just received a check for $204.10.  

 

 

 You can now turn everyday receipts into extra cash for your school with the Box Tops Bonus App!  It's as easy as 1 - 2 - 3! 
 
Just buy, scan & earn!

Get the app on the App Store: http://bit.ly/2wf1CL1
 
Find it on Google Play:

THANK YOU UCS FAMILIES!

From 2/27 - 5/27, 
133 households have contributed $660.96 through the Kroger Community Rewards Program.

IF YOU NEED HELP SIGNING UP, PLEASE SEE MRS. BOWLIN!  SHE WOULD BE GLAD TO SIT DOWN WITH YOU AND SIGN YOU UP!
 
 Please take a moment to sign up. We have around 165 families at UCS. We could triple our rewards each quarter!  $6,000 could possibly come in for one year with friends and family members shopping at Kroger.

Simply register online at   
Kroger Community Rewards
  
      Unity Christian School NEW NPO = TU305

When you shop with Amazon Smile and choose Unity Christian School in Energy, IL they donate to our school!
 

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Contact Us
Unity Christian School
(618) 942-3802
ucswarriors@ucswarriors.com


Shop Safe. Shop Local. 
Shop Online with Collective Goods.
YOUR SAFETY IS OUR #1 PRIORITY
We are now offering no-contact service through the same website that you know and love.
 
SHOP THE LIMITED TIME SALES EVENT JUST FOR YOUR SCHOOL!
JUST (9 days) DAYS ONLY!
 
Simply shop the online store during your school's event period. When the event ends, we will deliver your order bagged with your name, ready for pick up.
 
All products are stored in quarantine, cleared for the sale, and loaded with PPE protocol.
 
Click above and enter the school's zip code. The school will receive free product equal to 10% of your locations' sales
Receive a free cloth tote bag with all orders of $35 or more.  Sale ends on 9/01 at 8 PM!

After a few days of conducting morning drop-off for Kindergarten through 5th grade students, the best procedure is:

 - One line of vehicles required for student safety (students should not be walking in front or behind other vehicles).

 - Drop-off at the location where the "temperature taker" is standing, not before.

Thank you for your cooperation!
UCS Office Needs

*Latex-free bandages 
(Multi-size boxes and  XL ONLY)
*Children's Ibuprofen
(liquid & chewable)
*Children's Tylenol 
(liquid & chewable)
*Regular Strength Ibuprofen
*Extra Strength Tylenol
* Benedryl (LIQUID ONLY)
*Tums Chewable Antacid
*Neosporin Antibiotic/Pain relieving cream
*Allegra Anti-Itch cream
*Clorox Wipes
*Cough Drops
 
ATTENTION ALL ATHLETES!

Open Gym Time
Every Tuesday & Thursday
UCS Gym
3:15 - 5:15 pm

All 5th - 8th girls and boys are welcome!  If you are interested in working out, please join us!

All 5th - 8th grade girls who are interested in cheering this school year, please call or text Coach Kailee Wollenmann at  618-663-9019.

All 5th - 8th grade students interested in playing basketball this year, please join our TeamReach App. This is how Coach Steve Richard will be communicating with the team regarding open gym times, fundraisers, etc.

TeamReach Code:  UCSBasketball

If you have any questions, please contact Coach Richard through the TeamReach App.

2020-2021
BOOK FEES DUE

Book Fees will be added to your 
September FACTS payment if not paid 
by August 3rd. You can mail payment to UCS, PO Box 310, Energy, IL 62933.

Fee Schedule (Per Student):
  • Pre K3 & K4           $150.00
  • Kindergarten          $200.00
  • 1st - 8th Grade       $225.00


ATTENTION PARENTS!

NEW LUNCHROOM/
CAFETERIA POLICY

Students will NOT send in lunch money 
(pre-pay as we have in the past years).  
All lunch charges will be added to your FACTS account, just like before and after care charges, etc. If you do not have a FACTS account, you will receive a 
monthly bill.

Our goal is to minimize the handling of money. Thank you for your cooperation!
2020-2021
Required Physical & Immunization Schedules

There is an Illinois State form to be turned in to the School Office for each of these required exams.  Forms are provided by the physician's office.

Physical with immunization:
K5 and 6th, due by 10/15

   Dental Exam:  K5, 2nd, 6th 
due by March 15, 2021

Vision Exam:  K5 due by 10/15
  
Sports Physicals: 
Due by first day of practice for 5th - 8th grade students participating in any sport including cheer.

Unity Christian School is excited to 
announce a NEW half-day option for K3 
starting 2020-2021 School Year!

Morning Session: 7:45 - 10:45 am 
(Before Care available - Snack provided - No lunch)

Please note we will also still offer the Full-Day option for K3 in addition to the Half-Day option.

Student registration forms and contracts for the 2020-2021 School Year can be found below by clicking 
on the links.

You can mail your completed registration,contract and payment to:

Unity Christian School
PO Box 310
Energy, IL  62933



Larry's House of Cakes
Discount Cards
  
Cards are $10 and are available 
in the office. They are good for one dozen sugar cookies, brownies, or cupcakes at the Marion or Carbondale locations. 

September
6 - Mr. Danny Stevens
7 - Mrs. Angie Rushing
9 - Mrs. Claire Davis
24 - Ms. Jessica Seals
25 - Mrs. Stephanie Bullard