Dear Unity East Families,
I hope you are finding ways to enjoy your summer and looking forward to a new school year! Attached in this mailing is information about registration.
Please note that our district will share building-level re-opening plans for each school on July 31. These will be emailed out and shared on school websites.
Registration for the 20-21 school year will be held on August 4 & 5 at Unity East. Our arrangements will look different this year, with changes in place to limit the number of visitors coming to the school.
Returning families are able to complete their registration and pay fees online. All information can be submitted online using the registration forms on the school website. Fees can be paid online through our Mealtime payment service.
A printed profile of information is included in this mailing. Please review information and check for accuracy. If information needs to be updated, please do so when you fill out the online registration form.
If you are unable to complete your registration online or have a new student (including incoming Kindergarten students) please schedule an appointment to visit the school for registration paperwork and Kindergarten screenings. Appointments can be scheduled using the link on the school website, or by calling the school office (which opens July 31).
Parents or guardians who choose not to have their child attend for in-person instruction will need to notify individual schools at registration. Students will be provided guided remote learning for the semester.
If you have questions or concerns before registration, the Unity East office will be open 7:30am - 2:00pm on Friday, July 31 and Monday, August 3..
Jim Carver, Principal
Unity East Elementary
Please review the following parent information for the 2020-2021 school year.
Registration for the 20-21 school year will be held on August 4 & 5 at Unity East. Returning students can complete registration online. New students (including incoming Kindergarten students) will need to schedule an appointment to complete registration paperwork and Kindergarten screenings.
Students at other schools in the district should follow their school’s registration directions.
All registration fees can be paid online through Mealtime, our online payment system or dropped off at the school. If you are only dropping off a payment, you do not need to make an appointment. If you are paying by check, please place your payment in a labeled envelope.
Checks for the book rental fees are issued payable to Unit 7 Schools.
A separate check must be made payable to Unity East Elementary for breakfast, lunch, milk, or school supplies paid for at registration.
Fees include the following:
- All Students Book Rental Fee $95
- Grades K and 1 Milk Break (Optional) $26/semester or $52/year
- Grades K, 1, & 3 Communication Folder $2
- Grades 2, 3, 4, & 5 Planner/Assignment Notebook $5
- Grade 2 & 3 Pocket Dividers $5
- Grade 4 Organizer $5
Please note that all fees from SY 2019-2020 must be paid to register for the new school year.
Free & Reduced Lunch Program
If you believe you may be eligible or even if you are unsure, please complete the application for free or reduced lunches. The application is available on the website or at registration.
Students who qualify for Free have the $95 book rental and $52 milk break fees waived.
This information is kept strictly confidential.
Breakfast and Lunch
Payment for breakfast and lunch can be completed online through Mealtime, our online payment system, or sent to school with your child. Checks for breakfast and lunch are made payable to Unity East Elementary School. Breakfast, lunch, and milk money may also be sent on the first day of school.
Prices: Breakfast = $1.80; Lunch = $2.90; Milk = 30¢.
For families that qualify for reduced prices, Breakfast = 30¢; Lunch = 40¢; Milk = free
School Nurse and Health Related Information
Returning students can submit their health information online through the links on the school website. The school nurse will be available during registration by appointment.
Class assignments will not be available until after registration is completed.
Class lists will be emailed to parents on Friday, August 7 at 4pm.
Transportation (First Student Bus Company)
If your child will be riding a bus to or from school, please share this information on the student enrollment form. First Student can be contacted at (217) 903-4013.
YMCA After School Program
The YMCA After-School program is for students in grades K-5 and is held from dismissal until 6:00pm on school days. Information is available in the school office and on the registration website. A representative from the YMCA can be reached by calling (217) 359-9622.
Our district is a member of the RCCSEC SPECTRUM Program, which offers a free, grant-funded preschool program for children three to five years of age. Your child must qualify for this program through a screening process before registration.
More information is available on the Pre-K Program page of the school website. For questions or interest, contact Jennifer Hastings, RCCSEC Spectrum Program Coordinator, at (217) 469-2291, Ext. 126, or through email at firstname.lastname@example.org