Uniform Information

All Union Academy students wear uniforms to promote the academic environment. Every student wears a uniform as a source of pride while “dressed to learn” each school day. The dress code is set by the Uniform Committee comprised of UA staff and approved by the School Advisory Council.

Union Academy Teachers & Support Staff make a uniform check of their students before first period each day.

Clothing must be clean. Torn or frayed clothing is not permitted.  All shirts must be tucked in properly with waistbands visible and belted. Clothing must be the appropriate size and worn as intended as determined by the administration.  Any apparel or accessories that may cause a distraction are prohibited at school.

Tan or navy blue twill uniform pants, shorts or skorts.                          

Uniform bottoms that meet the uniform code may be ordered or purchased from stores that carry bottoms that meet the UA uniform criteria (see important details below).

Shorts/pants have flat/pleated fronts.

Shorts/skorts must be no shorter than 3 inches above the knee.

Designer logos cannot be larger than a quarter.

Pants are worn at the waist. No undergarments should be visible.

If there are belt loops, a belt must be visible, and belt loops may not be removed. Belts must be solid (no writing, visible stitching or embellishments) black, brown, tan or dark blue color with small buckles.

No embroidery, patches, laces, stripes, decorative stitching, or shining and glittery embellishments are allowed.

Solid navy, gray, white or burgundy UA collared shirts & UA t-shirts.    

Shirts must have a collar on Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday.

Shirts are tucked in at all times so the belt is visible.

Pullover and zipped sweatshirts must either have a Union Academy logo or be a solid navy blue color with no logo.

Solid-colored undershirts may be worn but must be white, black, or gray.

The sleeves of the undershirt may not be longer than the sleeves of the uniform shirt.

Physical Education clothing may not be worn under a uniform.

A casual or athletic shoe that encloses and supports the entire foot is permitted.

Socks must be white, navy, gray or black.  Small logos, no larger than a quarter, are permitted.

Hats, sunglasses, visors, bandanas, etc. are not to be worn. All hair apparel must be a solid color and plain with no lettering. 

Purses must be no larger than 8½ inches by 11 inches.  No backpack purses or tote bags.

Earrings may be worn no longer than 2 inches below the ear and no excessive ear embellishments.

Nose rings, nose piercings, earplug gauges or tapers are NOT permitted. 

No large, heavy chains with medallions, pendants or any hanging ornaments. Chains are not permitted.

No heavy, thick studded bracelets, neck collars, or any item that may cause injury or used as a weapon.

Hair must not be distracting to the learning process. No colored hair such as green, blue, pink etc. 

No designs or writing may be shaved or cut into the hair. 

Writing or Pictures:  No writing or drawing on clothing or skin is permitted. 

Backpacks and duffle or tote bags are NOT allowed.  PE clothes will be carried in plastic bags.

Hoods are permissible but cannot be worn during school hours. Heavy garments are not to be worn inside the classroom. Jackets and sweaters may not be worn around the waist or neck.

For temperatures below 60 degrees: students may wear any color heavy coat and knit hat to school. These items must be removed once in the classroom.

Students must adhere to the criteria in the Polk County School Board’s Code of Conduct.

Thursdays:  Students have the option of wearing a Union Academy t-shirt. Uniform bottoms must be worn. All students may only wear the current t-shirt available in navy, burgundy, gray, black and white. 

Fridays: Students have the option of wearing their Union Academy t-shirt as specified above. Students may wear Union Academy Spirit Shirts if they are in the club during the current school year.

Jeans Days: There are occasional “Jeans Days” announced throughout the school year. Students may wear jeans based on the directions of the event organizer.  Jeans must not have holes, rips, or embellishments. All jeans must fit properly.  Students may wear embellished belts & boots on Jean Days. Students must still bring athletic shoes for P.E.

Field Trip Days: Students must meet the Union Academy dress code requirements.

All students are expected to fully comply with the required uniform dress code as agreed upon by the parent/guardian signature on the Union Academy Contract.

During the student’s first week at Union Academy, students are issued a dress code reminder to be returned with the parent/guardian signature.

Subsequent dress code violations will result in a meeting with the principal or assistant principal to discuss the concern.

All students and parents are expected to work cooperatively with Union Academy to meet the high expectations of our parents and staff. If a student is not dressed appropriately, a parent will be called to bring proper clothing.

Parents and visitors of all ages are expected to set a proper example to students. Guests are expected to dress appropriately when visiting school or chaperoning field trips.

Supply List

Find out what supplies you will need for the school year at Union Academy.

Please contact the Main Office if you have any questions or comments concerning the supply list.

3”- 3 rings, one zippered binder
Set of 8 plastic dividers without pockets
Wide-ruled, loose-leaf notebook paper (no spirals)
1- college-ruled composition notebook
Pencils
Erasable black ink pens
Red pens
Pink block erasers
3 small highlighter pens – green, yellow and pink
Ear buds, pencil pouch
3 pack 3 x 5 index cards
Zipper pouch for storing index cards
Combination lock (for PE)
Ream of white 8½ x 11 copy paper

DONATIONS:
Hand sanitizer
Kleenex
Clorox wipes
Old belts (black, brown, dark blue)

3”- 3 rings, one zippered binder
Set of 8 plastic dividers
Wide-ruled, loose-leaf notebook paper (no spirals)
500 sheets minimum
(5 pkgs) 3 x 5 white LINED index cards
1 pkg. No. #2 Pencils (no mechanical pencils)
1 pkg. Erasable Black pens
2- Red pens
4-5 different colored Highlighter pens
2 Dry Erase Markers (1 black/1 blue) NO RED!
Glue sticks (jumbo)
(2) Chubby PINK erasers
1 USB Flash Drive, 1GB or larger
Combination lock (for PE)
Stylus pen for touch screen iPads
Ear buds
Scientific Calculator – no graphing calculator (recommend Texas Instruments TI-30XA)

DONATIONS:
White Copier paper
Colored pencils
Clorox wipes
Baby wipes
Scotch tape
Paper towels and Kleenex
Old belts (black, brown, dark blue)

3”- 3 rings, one zippered binder
Set of 8 plastic dividers
Wide-ruled, loose-leaf notebook paper (no spirals) – 500 sheets minimum
3 – Composition notebooks
Graph paper w/3-hole punch (1/4 inch grid)
Pencils and Colored pencils, Black/blue ink pens
Red pens, Yellow highlighter
Scientific calculator (no graphing calculators) – Texas Instrument Model T1-30XA
Ruler with metric measurement (6 or 8 inch)

DONATIONS:
Ziploc bags, all sizes (for Science)
Box of Kleenex
Hand sanitizer
Paper towels Ream of white 8½ x 11 Xerox paper
Clorox wipes
Old belts (black, brown, dark blue

If you would like to print out the supply list, simply open up which list you need by clicking on the appropriate tab, then RIGHT-click and select print. Follow the onscreen instructions.

Clinic and Medication Procedures

  • UA follows the Polk County Public Schools policy for dispensing of medication on campus.
  • Students taking medication during school hours must have a doctor’s authorization. No medication of any kind will be dispensed from the office without a doctor’s authorization.
  • Students will not carry medication on their person under any circumstances.
  • Students may ask their teacher for a pass to the clinic or go to the clinic between classes.

Immunizations

Florida law requires all 7th grade students to show proof of the following immunizations before they may attend 7th grade classes: MMR (two shots), Tdap (one shot), Hepatitis B (three shots), Varicella (one shot) or signed proof of disease. Proof of listed immunizations must be provided to the school on the immunization record. For detailed county immunization requirements click here. Under the heading, “Medical Forms and Procedures,” click the link, “Entrance & Immunization Requirements.”

Grading Scale

    • A = 90 – 100%
    • B = 80 – 89%
    • C = 70 – 79%
    • D = 60 – 69%
    • F = 59% and below

    Reminder: All middle school students MUST maintain at least a “D” average in all their academic classes and an overall GPA of 2.00 in order to be promoted.

    These standards are also required in order to remain a student at Union Academy. Failure to maintain these standards will result in the student being returned to his or her zoned school.

    Promotion Requirements

    • A middle grades student must pass all academic subjects plus earn an overall grade point average of a 2.0 to be promoted to the next grade level.
    • Academic courses: English Language Arts, Reading, Math, Science, and Social Studies.
    • A student must earn a 2.0 Grade Point Average to return to Union Academy.

Requesting a Parent Conference

Please contact Ms. Beth Row (beth.row@polk-fl.net) to request a parent conference. Due to our teacher’s schedule, most conferences are held during our grade-level team’s planning periods.