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09/25 Oasis Free Distribution – Food, Diapers, Feminine Hygiene Products

An Oasis distribution of free diapers, food, and maxi pads will be held at University Middle School at 255 Myrtle Avenue on Friday, September 25th from 4-5 pm.  You must provide your child’s birth certificate and face masks must be worn.

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New Distance Learning Portal for Parents and Students

For the 2020-2021 school year, Irvington Public Schools has launched its new Distance Learning Portal to help better equip parents and students for full-time remote learning. This resource-driven site provides videos, toolkits, and downloads for students and families. Users will find a variety of helpful information such as:

  • 2020-2021 School Reopening Plan
  • K-12 Distance Learning Schedules
  • Getting started with using: A Chromebook, Google Meet, Google Classroom
  • Logging your student into Clever
  • Accessing student grades and attendance
  • Resources for special needs families
  • Additional technology resources and online student activities

To visit the Parent and Student Distance Learning Portal please click here.

Welcome Union Avenue Middle School To The 2020-2021 School Year

Dear Parents, Guardians, Students, and Community Stakeholders: 

Pierre MullerWelcome to the 2020-2021 school year! I hope that everyone is safe and well during this challenging period effectuated by the Covid-19 Pandemic. Please take time to review the Irvington Public Schools District’s Reopening Plan, which is found on the District’s website. With that said, I am happy and eager in beginning a new academic school year with the students, families and the entire community. Our commitment at Union Avenue Middle School is to prepare the students with the academic skills, character traits, and intellect that are essential to succeed in school and society. The students at Union Avenue Middle School are the paragon of resiliency, and we, the staff and faculty, will continue to set high expectations for each student irrespective of nationality, religious beliefs, ethnicity, disabilities, sexual orientation or gender. In the 2020-2021 school year, the staff members at Union Avenue Middle School will continue to embrace multiculturalism and deliberately engage all scholars in the academic program as well as character education. Additionally, we will demonstrate fidelity to the Irvington Public School District’s STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) focus. 

The instructional program at Union Avenue Middle School is aligned to the New Jersey Student Learning Standards. Instruction is rigorous as scholars are required to apply critical thinking skills in solving problems and answering complex, text-dependent questions for both informational and literary texts. I am fortunate to have hard working staff members and smart scholars who work equally as hard. Our school has a 9-period schedule that includes Math, English Language Arts, Science, Social Studies, and Physical Education for all students. Union Avenue Middle School also offers French and Spanish, an intellectually gifted program, magnet music and visual art programs and technology classes. All of our scholars are trained to use Chromebooks as a learning tool, and all classrooms have a Smart Board or Clear Touch Panel, which teachers apply in daily instruction by designing creative and interactive lessons. Through an online platform, the school also utilizes iReady Mathematics and iReady English/Language Arts programs to monitor student progress in meeting the New Jersey Student Learning Standards. The Union Avenue Middle School teachers and students receive continuous training in virtual learning, and they experience remote learning via Google Classroom and other resources. 

Union Avenue Middle School is a great place to be a student. The daily academic expectations are challenging, and students are expected to use precision and evidence for rich and rigorous class discussions in addition to self-assessing. Teachers must provide immediate and accurate feedback to scholars. Our staff utilize a portfolio system where the evidence of feedback and growth is monitored on a continuum. Feedback is the number one skill a successful teacher should possess. Praise focuses on a job well done whereas feedback focuses on what the person did right and how they could improve, which places emphasis on growth. (John Hattie, 2012). Union Avenue Middle School has shown growth in English Language Arts for three consecutive years prior to the Covid-19 Pandemic abbreviated school year. 

I am very excited about the new school year and look forward to a highly successful campaign. Our staff celebrate the achievements of our scholars with regular assemblies to honor them for making the honor roll, student of the month, subject expert of the month, most improved, and perfect attendance. The school has a Positive Behavior Support in School Program (PBSIS) 

team that collects and analyzes data on student behavior with the goal of reducing the number of discipline referrals in our school. Scholars are rewarded with prizes from the school store, certificates, trips and parties for academic accomplishments, perfect attendance, and positive behavior milestones. Therefore, we are accountable in monitoring behavior, developing positive relationships, and enforcing the Anti-Bullying program. In respecting the diversity of our student population and promoting character education, we insist on adhering with high fidelity to the Irvington Public Schools’ Harassment, Intimidation, and Bullying (HIB) Policy and the Code of Conduct, which can be found on the District’s website. Our school also uses Class Dojo as a tool to monitor student behavior and communicate with parents and guardians. 

Union Avenue Middle School has a plethora of extra-curricular activities, which include Cheerleading, Boys and Girls Basketball Teams, Baseball, Softball, Soccer, Chorus and Band, Clubs, Newsletter, Honor Society, Student Council, Year Book, Mentoring for Boys and Girls, and after school Enrichment and Tutorial. Our scholars truly delight in participating in the extra- curricular activities and our school trips to colleges, universities, Washington D.C. and other venues. Our goal is to educate the whole person and create a safe environment conducive for learning. 

I invite our parents and other community stakeholders to explore our website where they will be able to view each faculty member’s email address and Google Classroom information as well as events happening at Union Avenue Middle School. I encourage parents and guardians to have an open line of communication with me and other staff members about the progress of their children. Additionally, I hope to have a strong partnership with parents and the community as well as their active participation in the school’s PTA. Everyone’s input is valued and respected, and I welcome your support and collaboration in helping us create a highly effective school. According to the quintessential scientist Albert Einstein, “Striving for social justice is the most valuable thing to do in life.” To this end, I cannot stress enough the importance of the involvement of family members in the educational life of our scholars. At Union Avenue Middle School, we value diversity and equity with the insistence that every student is valued and will attain the best education possible. 


Müller Pierre Union Avenue Middle School Principal 

“If children are given the chance to believe they’re worth something-if they truly believe that- they will insist upon it.” (Maya Angelou) 

2020-09-04T11:13:23-04:00Categories: School UAM|

Full Day Child Care Program For Parents and Staff Members

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Union Avenue Middle School Parent + Student Handbook

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2020-09-04T11:04:04-04:00Categories: School UAM Blog Posts|

Union Avenue Middle School Parent Involvement Policy

Union Avenue Middle School Principal: Muller Pierre 973-399-6885
Union Avenue Middle School Dean/Climate Specialist: Michael Brown (973) 399-6885 Ext 1721
District Family Community Advocate:  Ms. Patricia Wilson  973-399-6800 Ext 1115

Parents will:

  1. Have monthly workshops with the Dean via the Parent Academy that will focus on academics, social development, conflict resolution, and time management skills.
  2. Have the opportunity to attend a presentation on assessment data at the September PTA meeting at Union Avenue Middle School.
  3. Have the opportunity to participate in the School Leadership Council and School Safety Team.
  4. Receive quarterly progress reports and communication (telephone, e-mail, conferences, letters) from teachers regarding their child’s academic progress.
  5. Have the opportunity to visit their child’s classroom to observe academic performance with 24 hours’ notice to the school principal. Conferences must be scheduled during teacher’s preparation period.
  6. Have the opportunity to develop academic intervention plans through the Intervention and Referral Services Committee (I & RS).
  7. Receive training and password for the Parent Portal in order to monitor the academic progress of their child and communicate more effectively with staff members.
  8. Receive information related to the school and parent programs, meetings, and other activities in an understandable and uniform format, including alternative formats upon request, and, to the extent viable, in Spanish, French and Creole. Have the availability of Spanish and Haitian Creole translators and interpreters at meetings including the PTA.
  9. Receive community resources such as after school workshops in order to promote active participation in their child’s educational life.
  10. Work with school staff to plan a multicultural festivity as a means of embracing the school’s
    diversity and fostering positive relationships with parents and guardians.
  11. Work with school staff to train parents and guardians on Class Dojo online communication system and encourage community participation in an all girls’ and an all boys’ forum.
  12. Work with school staff to plan a health fair event as a means of embracing the school’s diversity, sharing pertinent health information, and fostering positive relationships with parents and guardians.
  13. Work in conjunction with the PTA to host a Tricky Tray event to raise funds for extra-curricular school activities.
2020-09-15T15:59:45-04:00Categories: School UAM|

Class of 2020 Rain Tribute by Our Security Staff

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Union Avenue Middle Extended Learning Program 2020

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2020 Coronavirus Fact Sheet

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Whitsons Welcome Back to School Parent Newsletter 2019-2020

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