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From The Principal

Dear Falcon Families,

We are excited to be taking the next steps with you toward greater in-person learning for our students. As we have successfully welcomed back our students during the hybrid learning, we have also been looking toward the future.  

Below are some of the questions we anticipate you have at this time. We will share additional information with you as we move closer toward the week of March 15.  As always, please feel free to reach out to us at any time. Your partnership is critical to our continued success.

  • Schedule – We will begin full day of instruction on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday beginning the week of March 15. We will continue to follow the block schedule and Wednesday will remain a remote learning day. This schedule will continue through at least mid-April when we are targeting the full return to in-person learning for families who have chosen this option.
  • Safety Protocols – Our school will continue to follow the health and safety guidelines outlined in the MI Return to School Roadmap, the Centers for Disease Control, and the Macomb County Health Department. This includes the use of face coverings, frequent handwashing, and the use of disinfectant. Please know that with the increased number of students for in-person instruction, it will have an impact on the density within a classroom. Physical distancing will be maximized to the greatest extent possible.
  • Self-Screening – It is even more important that you take the time each morning to complete the self-screening process. If your child has any symptoms or is not feeling well, do not send them to school. This screening is for the protection of your child, their friends at school, and our dedicated staff. The screening protocols are available on our return to school information page.
  • Transportation – We should expect changes to bus schedules. This may include additional bus stops, a change in the driver/bus number, or an adjustment to the bus pick-up/drop-off times. You may also see more buses on the roads over the next couple of weeks as drivers conduct test runs. We will share with you our routes as they become available.
  • Food Service – Breakfast and lunches will be provided at the buildings during the full in-person days, and meals will continue to be offered free of charge through federal funding. During remote days, food distribution sites will be established in the afternoon and early evening for families to access remote meals. More information will continue to be provided on the district’s food service page.

Your teacher and I will continue to provide you updates as we move closer to March 15. I would also encourage you to download the updated Parent Handbook at this link.

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact me at 586-797-1600.


 

Go Falcons!


Lori Singleton

Principal

Our Vision
All students will be career and college ready by the time they graduate as measured by  college readiness benchmarks.  


Our Mission


‚ÄčTo involve family, school, and community in the education of students through a supportive environment and stimulating curriculum.

Utica Community Schools is Michigan's second largest school district.   

Student achievement in the district outpaces all county, state and national averages. The district's graduation rate is 12 points higher than the state average and students and staff are regularly honored for excellence.

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