• Distance Learning


    A student is identified as attending for the day if any one of the following occurs:

      • Participates in even one Zoom meeting that day
      • Submits even one completed daily assignment 
    • Every K-8  teacher will monitor student attendance in each period they are conducting a Zoom class meeting (potentially using a teacher/school created tracking sheet). 
      • Teachers enter absences in Powerschool in the homeroom (K-6) by 2:00 pm daily.
      • Students need to have their camera on for attendance purposes
      • DVOA asynchronous students- it will be assumed that the student is present throughout the week. If by Sunday the assigned work is not turned in or parents did not submit documentation saying students did their work, then the teacher will contact the registrar/attendance clerk on Monday to mark that student absent for all 5 previous school days.

    Parent Responsibility

    • Must call in illness if student will be “absent” (not participating) for the day
    • If needed, a parental attestation or documentation of time spent on posted assignments


    Student Norms in a Distance Learning Environment

    Academic Success: To foster academic success in a virtual learning environment, students are required to do the following:

    1. Attend all teacher scheduled Zoom meetings until teacher release
    2. Return to Zoom meetings at scheduled times 
    3. Participate in collaborative activities and class discussions within the Zoom meeting platform and also in assigned Canvas activities
    4. Attend Zoom meetings in an appropriate learning space ready-to-learn with ALL essential materials: charged iPad, iPad charger, pens, pencils, etc.
    5. Complete assignments and tasks within the current class period
    6. Communicate via Canvas inbox messages or Zoom meetings to secure answers to questions when working independently or in groups outside of a Zoom meeting.

    Academic Integrity: ALL learning activities are designed to show evidence of student’s academic mastery through the student’s original work.  Students who submit work that violates academic integrity may lose credit on the specified assignment and may be required to do an alternate assignment.  The student may also face disciplinary consequences as laid out in the DVUSD Student’s Rights and Responsibilities Handbook.

    Classroom Safety:

    1. Participation in Zoom meetings will have camera on, face in frame, and audio available. Students need to adhere to the school dress code for participation in Zoom video meetings.
    2. Students Zoom names must be the student’s first and last name. 
    3. Zoom meeting links are not to be shared, posted, or used by students not enrolled in a specific class. 
    4. When using the “Chat” and/or “Annotation” functions or contributing to classroom discussions, students will refrain from the use of profanity, slang, distracting comments/ pictures/ emojis/ venturing off topic, etc.
    5. Zoom meetings will be recorded. Video recordings should only be shared with students in the designated course.


    Please note, all students are subject to the DVUSD Student’s Rights & Responsibilities Handbook.


    • As the parent/guardian of a Union Park student, parents are held accountable for certain parental responsibilities and for their child’s conduct during school time and school activities. Parents must understand that their child is required to exhibit appropriate behavior and language.

       Parental responsibilities, in accordance with Arizona laws, include:

      • Making sure their child gets to school on time and attends on a regular basis.
      • Having their child nourished, in good health, dressed appropriately, clean and ready to learn.
      • Educating themselves and their child of school rules and district regulations.
      • Paying for property damages as a result of their child’s misconduct.


      Parent Involvement is all about the children. Participation in your child’s education is proven to boost his or her achievement in school. We are committed to treat parents as partners while keeping lines of communication open and focused on the needs of your child. Mutual trust and respect between parents and teachers is required to maintain a positive learning experience at any school. We believe that your trust in Union Park is required to ensure your child’s success.


      Students at Union Park are held accountable for certain responsibilities and for their conduct during school time and school activities.  Students must exhibit appropriate behavior and use language that is not offensive to the rest of the community.

       Student responsibilities, in accordance with Arizona laws, include:

      • Making sure they get to school on time and attend on a regular basis.
      • Arriving at school nourished, in good health, dressed appropriately, clean and ready to learn.
      • Knowing the school rules and district regulations and abiding by them.
      • Knowing that any property that they may damage will have to be paid for because of their misconduct. 

        Student Role in Learning

        Students become self-directed in learning about themselves as a learner. They have to analyze their own study habits to figure out what actually works for them, this helps students retain knowledge.

          • Incomplete formative assignments will be identified as a 49% in the grade book at the end of the quarter.
          • 50% used for summative assignments or assessments receiving less than 50%
          • Retakes must be student initiated; parent should acknowledge awareness of retake.  Multiple reassessments will be permitted following proof of practice and relearning, per teacher discretion.
          • Retakes and late work must be submitted within two weeks of the date of the original assessment.
          • Practice (formerly homework) will be used to provide feedback 
          • No "extra credit" will be given at any time
          • Progress reports will be sent home for students halfway through the quarter


        TOROS Expectations

        • Teamwork Matter
        • Own Our Learning And Actions
        • Respect One Another
        • Optimize Opportunities For Growth
        • Safety Always