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From The Principal

Dear Falcon Families,

We are looking forward to welcoming back students on Tuesday, January 19th! We are excited to see our students in person again and are committed to providing a safe and active learning environment.

All high school students who are currently enrolled in the remote/in-person option is scheduled to return to classrooms the week of Tuesday, January 19. Students of families who chose the UCS virtual academy will continue their on-line instruction for the remainder of the school year.

As we prepare for this transition, below are answers to some questions that you may have regarding this return to students.


Students enrolled in the remote/in-person learning model will use the cohort schedule that was shared with you earlier this school year. This schedule reduces the interaction of students.

Safety Protocols

As a school and district, the health and safety of our students and staff remains the top priority. We need to work together to make sure that we can meet our goal of a return on January 19 and continue moving forward with increased face-to-face learning. Parents need to follow these safety protocols each morning and, if your child is experiencing any of these symptoms, please keep them at home. In the event that someone in a classroom is diagnosed with COVID-19, we are required to quarantine those students and teachers into a remote setting. Working together, we can keep our students in the classroom and avoid any interruptions.

We will also continue using the protocols that are important to keeping everyone safe, including encouraging frequent hand washing and use of sanitizer, reducing close interactions and wearing of face coverings. These protocols are all detailed in the updated parent handbook that is now on the district website.

Extra-Curricular Activities

As we begin the return to face to face instruction we will also look to reengage in extracurricular opportunities as feasible. In order to maintain a safe environment, some extracurricular activities may remain completely or partially virtual. Watch for future communications with details.


For families that are eligible for transportation services, times and routes are available at this link. We also encourage you to review this video with your children. It details the important safety procedures that students must follow in riding the bus. We also anticipate being in a position to still allow approved Juniors and Seniors to drive to school while under the hybrid model. An additional communication will follow to again provide 11th and 12th graders info on parking requirements and application.

Food Service

Breakfast and lunch are available for our students during their in-person learning sessions. For days they are at home for remote learning, meals are available at the remote pickup locations. Please find more information on remote food service at this link.

Henry Ford II is committed to meeting our mission to involve family, school, and community in the education of students. If you have any questions, or concerns do not hesitate to contact us at 586-797-1600.

Go Falcons!

Lori Singleton


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.

For more information on Utica Community Schools, please visit this link