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Family & Community

From early childhood through high school, UCFSD offers outstanding learning experiences to educate and empower students. Our district is rich in tradition, proud of our students and educators, and supportive of our vision, to unlock the potential in all of us. UCFSD does more than just teach children how to read, write and take tests. We foster a love of learning, teach students how to be critical thinkers, and set them on the path for success

Family and community involvements foster partnerships among schools, family and community groups, and individuals. These partnerships result in sharing and maximizing resources. And they help children and youth develop healthy behaviors and promote healthy families.

Family & Community Resources

Facilities Use Requests

The Unionville-Chadds Ford School District encourages community use of school facilities when such use is in the public interest, does not conflict with school activities, and is not detrimental to the purpose of schools. Residents, staff members, and community groups can make facility use requests.

Please visit our Buildings & Grounds page to access the facilities scheduling system.

FOCUS Committee

FOCUS is a special committee of the UCF Education Foundation in the Unionville Chadds Ford School District which provides information and education to parents, students, and the community through parent seminars and workshops, student assemblies, and educational materials.

The mission of FOCUS is to promote healthy choices and behaviors for youth while supporting and educating parents in our community.

Learn more about Focus - FOCUS

FOCUS presented "What Made Maddy Run? Pressures, Perfectionism & Depression in Today's Youth."

If you scrolled through the Instagram feed of 19-year-old Madison Holleran, you would see a perfect life: a freshman at an Ivy League school, recruited for the track team, who was also beautiful, popular, and fiercely intelligent. What Made Maddy Run tells the story of Maddy's life and her struggle with depression, which also reveals the mounting pressures young people face to be perfect, especially in an age of relentless connectivity and social media saturation.

Maddy's sister, Carli, talked about Madison's success and then her struggles.   Dr. Renee Cassidy, a Public Health Physician at Chester County Health Department and part of the Chester County Suicide Prevention Task Force presented warning signs and steps to take if you are worried about someone.

For more information please watch the video below.

Internet Safety & Cyber Bullying

The Internet can be wonderful for kids. They can use it to research school reports, communicate with teachers and other kids, and play interactive games. But online access also comes with risks, like inappropriate content, cyberbullying, and online predators. Parents should be aware of what their kids see and hear on the Internet, who they meet, and what they share about themselves. Talk with your kids, use tools to protect them, and keep an eye on their activities.

Internet Safety Presentation - The Crimes Victims' Center of Chester County

Registrar/Student Enrollment

Welcome to the Unionville-Chadds Ford School District! If your family has recently moved to our area or your child is transferring schools, the Central District Office offers everything you need to successfully enroll your child in any of our schools.

Please visit our Registrar department for detailed information - Registrar / Student Enrollment

School Start Time Initiative

UCF has adopted a later school start time. This is a story about a group of students who advocated for a cause, overcame obstacles, and started a movement that compelled a community to take action.

Learn more about this great initiative visit - School Start Time

Success for All

The mission of the Unionville-Chadds Ford School District is to empower each student to succeed in life and contribute to society. Our vision statement includes all stakeholders in our community as we "Unlock the Potential in All of Us".

"Success for All", a quarterly online publication of the Unionville-Chadds Ford School District, showcases some of the innovative work going on around our community as together we strive for "Success for All".

To learn more visit - Success for All

U-PRISE (Special Education Community)

Unionville - Parent Resources & Information for Special Education

A place for parents/guardians of students with special needs to share ideas and information, discuss programs, network with other parents and community resources, collaborate with administrators, ask questions, seek advice, and learn more about special education processes.

  • Goal: To provide families of students with disabilities education, resources, and enhanced partnerships with the school district and the community.
  • Mission: To serve as a voice for students with disabilities and their families in order to promote positive outcomes for UCFSD students.

For details visit - U-PRISE

UCF Education Foundation

The Unionville-Chadds Ford Education Foundation is a non-profit 5013-c charitable organization that supports the Unionville-Chadds Ford School District. Founded in 1995 by a volunteer board of directors, it thrives today with support of parents, administrators, teachers and business and community leaders.

The mission of the UCFEF is to supplement funding for innovative education programs and projects in our schools that support performing and applied arts, health and life skills, the environment, community partnerships, science and technology.

Learn more at - The Education Foundation

UCF Key Communicators

The goal of the group is to increase two-way communication between the district and the community. The group works to identify areas that need further clarification leading to a common understanding of issues, policies and actions of the district.

The program is designed to improve two-way communication with our community. Key Communicators gather information from the community at-large regarding their perceptions, questions and/or opinions. Equally important, they help spread information back to the community creating a partnership with UCFSD.

People talking to people. Even with all of the electronic channels of communication we have today, word of mouth is still king. The Key Communicators Network is set up as a personal two-way communication channel between the school district and its stakeholders. It's about people, access and communication.

For more information or to join Key Communicators please visit -

Key Communicators

USC Unionville Sports Council

MISSION: The Corporation has as its mission to encourage and support physical activity throughout the Unionville Chadds Ford School District by engaging in a variety of supportive activities, such as:

  • Encouraging and supporting increased opportunities for and participation in diverse physical activities
  • Cooperating with the UCFSD in promoting the best interests of its athletic programs<
  • ostering a sense of spirit and pride in the UCFSD community
  • Raising funds for special equipment and programs desirable by the community that are not specifically provided for by the UCFSD.

For more information visit - Unionville Sports Council

Wellness Committee and Council

Wellness involves the awareness of our current state of health in multiple dimensions with the initiative, tools and support to make lasting changes towards a more optimal life. Wellness is the pursuit of your best possible health and well-being. It is an overall balance of your physical, social, spiritual, emotional, intellectual, environmental, and occupational well-being. Health is a goal one can achieve while wellness is a dynamic concept that continues for a lifetime.

The Objectives of the UCFSD Wellness committee is to research and identify best practices related to improving student health. Through the use of various communication channels, the Wellness Committee will educate our students and community about health and wellness in order to inspire healthy lifestyles.

More details and resources

UCFSD Elementary Book Study

Using research and learning from educational leaders is a common practice of our school district.

The elementary teaching staff engaged in a year-long collaborative study about how people learn.  Within the context of four core books, teams of professional staff investigated the intricacies of learning. Learning is at the core of everything we do in school. From academic, social-emotional, and the physical, understanding how we learn is key to our success as educators.

While focusing on enhancing instructional practices, designing minds-on activities and resources for students, and informing and supporting our community, the objective of the book study was to build professional connections and reflect on our practices as educators.

Some of the resources that we used to forward our learning and growth as educators are shared HERE.