Union Avenue Middle School Principal: Kcyied Zahir 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.