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From The Principal

Dear Falcon Families,


I ask that you carefully read all of the information being provided. These bullet points include important background information that is used in developing protocols that will allow our students to return to our school building.
• Health and Safety – There are two main goals related to health and safety that the schedule supports:
* Our commitment to returning smaller groups of students in a deliberate process to ensure we can maintain proper distancing
* The need to reduce the amount of interactions between students to mitigate any possible spread of COVID-19
• Self-Screening – Your partnership is critical to our school’s ability to continue moving forward is a safe manner. Prior to school each day, we ask you to make sure your student has completed a self-screening process. The process (located as appendix C in the Essential Parent Handbook at this link) is a series of questions you should review every morning related to the health and wellness of your student.
• Cohort Groups – Students will be divided according to alphabet into two groups called Cohorts. One cohort will attend in-person instruction while the other cohort group works remotely. By separating students in cohort groups, we are able to manage the interactions between students. The cohorts will be divided by the follow alphabet, according to the last name: Cohort 1: A-L Cohort 2: M-Z
• Busing – Students who are eligible for transportation will receive those services.  Bus Routes for Ford II can be found here.
• Lunch Hours – Lunch time needs to be managed carefully as it is the one time each day where masks can be removed while our students eat. It is therefore extremely important that we are able to distance our students for their protection and our staff. We will have five lunch periods, running in half-hour increments from 9:47 a.m. through 12:17 p.m.
• Student Support Time – Built into the schedule is a student support time. This is time for our students to reach out to their counselor, teacher or administrator to ask questions or get further support.

School calendar, In person schedule, Remote Day schedules can be found here

If you have any questions, please feel free to call our school office 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