Union Park Middle School, Orlando, FL
Special Events
Meet Your Teacher
Thursday, August 5th
4:30pm – 6:30pm
We are very excited to have ALL our Econs around campus again. However, we do ask for these who events that we only have Union Park MS students attend, with 2 adults per family
Open House
Thursday, September 30th
5pm – 6:30pm
2021-2022 Calendar
Be sure to take time now to mark your calendars with the important dates below to prepare of the 2021-2022 school year.
Union Park Middle School Supply List
Sales Tax Break on School Supplies
The 2021 Florida Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday is happening again this year from July 31 – August 9, 2021. During the period, shoppers can avoid paying sales taxes on clothes costing $60 or less, school supplies costing $15 or less and the first $1,000 of the price of personal computers.
Immunization Update for 6th Graders going into 7th Grade
The State of Florida requires all incoming 7th graders to have the Tdap Immunization on the Florida 680 Health Form prior to the start of school. (

Please email the updated 680 Health Form to Mrs. Sharon at by August 3, 2021 to ensure your child starts school on time.

If Union Park MS does not have the 680 Health Form with the Tdap immunization included on the form, your child will NOT be able to sign out their laptops and/or receive their class schedule for the 2021-22 school year until the updated form is received.
Is OCVS the right option for you?
The Orange County Virtual School (OCVS) enrollment deadline to register students has been extended until August 6. If your student is interested in Orange County Virtual School, visit their website at
VPK Registration
To be eligible to participate in Orange County Public Schools' Voluntary Prekindergarten (VPK) program your child must be 4 years of age by September 1 of the current school year, and reside in Orange County.

All VPK registration MUST be completed ONLINE on computer or smart phone at:
The VPK application is available in ALL languages.

The online application is now open for the 2021-2022 school year!

For questions regarding your online application, please call the Community Coordinated Care for Children, Inc. (4C) at (407) 522-2252.
Student Services Update
Welcome to the beginning of a fabulous new year! We are starting off the year focusing on getting all students scheduled and in the correct classes.

As some of you have noticed, students are able to view their schedule in Skyward. If your schedule is not available, please be patient as schedules roll out. We are still making changes to schedules and leveling classes.

Schedule change request forms will be available at Meet the Teacher, but requests are not guaranteed and will be based on availability. Schedules will NOT be changed based upon teacher preferences and/or sequential order of classes.

Some students are placed into intensive classes and/or learning strategies based on FSA scores or IEP requirements. In addition, all students will be placed in a PE class unless the student has a 2021-22 PE waiver request on file. PE Waivers will be available during Meet the Teacher.

Parent teacher conferences are available to be scheduled, virtually or in person, with teachers on Tuesday or Thursday mornings at 8:35 am. Please feel free to reach out to any member of the Student Services Team with any questions or concerns that you may have.

School Counselors
Econ Reminder: Summer Reading Challenge
Visit the OCPS LaunchPad to access the Beanstack app for your students to keep track of how many minutes they read each day. Students can record how much time they spend reading this summer.

Here are a few easy ways to include reading as part of your every day during the summer, even when you are on the go! Sora is a new option for students and teachers to access free eBooks and audiobooks and includes over 100 titles in Spanish. The Sora app is available for free on iTunes and the app store. You can also find it in the Library Research Tools folder on LaunchPad.
Face Mask Policy and FAQs
In light of CDC guidance and Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings announcement this afternoon urging all Orange County residents to wear face masks indoors, the district is also strongly urging everyone to wear a face mask when indoors including attendance during Meet the Teacher and other Back to School events.

We know many of you still have back to school questions surrounding COVID and safety so we have created a frequently asked questions webpage that addresses a lot of your concerns. Just look for the Back to School FAQs graphic on the front page of the district website If any of your questions are not answered you can email

* Please know, the School Board and the Superintendent continue to monitor the situation closely as the first day of school approaches Tuesday, August 10.
Free & Reduced Lunch
Students needing to receive free or reduced lunch for the 2021-2022 school year need to apply at:
Community Resources
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau launches new rent assistance search tool:
Source: Spectrum News - Read full story

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on Wednesday, July 28 introduced its new Rental Assistance Finder, a search tool* anyone can use to quickly access more than 700 emergency rental assistance programs local, state and tribal governments have launched nationwide.

*The search tool allows users to filter assistance programs by location to find help near them.

Monday's Motivational Moment!

Dr. Benjamin Bloom of the University of Chicago (of Bloom's Taxonomy fame) conducted a five-year study of leading artists, athletes, and scholars. It consisted of anonymous interviews with the top twenty performers in various fields, including pianists, Olympic swimmers, tennis players, sculptors, mathematicians, and neurologists. That information was supplemented by additional interviews with those people's families and teachers. Bloom and his team of researchers sought to find clues to how these high achievers developed. What they discovered was that drive and determination – not talent – led to their success.
Union Park Leadership Team
1844 Westfall Drive
Orlando, FL 32817
Phone 407-249-6309
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