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.

Physical Education clothing may not be worn under a uniform.

A casual or athletic shoe (appropriate for PE) 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. 

Students are required to keep purses in their backpack.

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. 

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.

Fridays: Students may either wear Union Academy uniform shirt/jacket or t-shirts/jackets from clubs or athletics associated with Union Academy.

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 an office referral.
  • 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)
4 small spiral notebooks
Pencils
Erasable black ink pens
Red pens
Pink block erasers and cap erasers
3 small highlighter pens – green, yellow and pink
Crayola Twist-Up Crayons
Black and Silver Sharpies
Earbuds
Small Ziploc bags
Pencil pouch
Box of Kleenex
Combination lock (for PE)
Ream of white 8½ x 11 copy paper
Small classroom scissors
Glue sticks

DONATIONS
Clorox wipes
Hand sanitizer
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) – 750 sheets +
3 – Composition notebooks
1 pkg. – #2 pencils
1 pkg. – Erasable black ink pens
2 – Red pens
5 – Colored highlighter pens
2 Dry Erase Markers (1 black/1 blue) NO RED!
Glue sticks (jumbo)
2 – Chubby pink erasers
Graph paper with 3-hole punch (1/4 grid)
Basic Scientific calculator (no graphing) Recommended: Texas Instrument Model T1-30Xa
Combination lock (for PE)
Stylus pen for touch screen iPads
Ear buds
1 USB Flash Drive, I GB or larger

DONATIONS
Colored pencils
Ream of white 8½ x 11 copy paper
Kleenex
Clorox wipes
Baby wipes
Scotch tape
Paper Towels
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) – 750 sheets +
4 – Composition notebooks
Pencils
Colored pencils
Black, blue, green, purple and red ink pens
Yellow, purple, pink, green, orange and blue highlighters
Earbuds
Graph paper with 3-hole punch (1/4 grid)
Scientific calculator (no graphing calculator) Recommended: Texas Instrument Model T1-30Xa
Glue Sticks
Dry erase markers – set of 4
Compass (non-plastic) Geometry students only
Protractor (non-plastic) Geometry students only

DONATIONS
Kleenex
Hand sanitizer
Paper towels
Ream of white 8½ x 11 copy paper
Clorox wipes
Old belts (black, brown, dark blue)

P.E. uniforms may be purchased at Evolutionary Screen Printing. Backpacks are not permitted. Students are to carry P.E. supplies in clear plastic bags or grocery bags.

Union Academy offers the EduKit program as a convenient option for busy families to order school supplies for the 2021/2022 year. EduKits include the supplies approved by our school. Click this link 2020 Union Academy EduKit Flyer for further information or go to https://www.edukitinc.com/schools/12098/Union%20Academy.

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.