UCS Elementary Virtual Academy

November 12, 2021

Virtual Academy Expectations

Students are expected to turn the camera on whenever they are participating in a TEAMS meeting. The camera should be angled so that the complete student's face is within the screen at all times. This includes while in a class, small group, individual or specialist meeting.

Please talk with your student about the expectations within the TEAMS chat. Students should refrain from having secondary chats occurring during the school day. All chats, whether within or outside of school hours, should only contain school appropriate language and images.

Month at the Glance


  • Saturday, 20th - Bus and Bounce Family Fun Event
  • Wednesday, 24th - No School Thanksgiving Break
  • Thursday, 25th - No School Thanksgiving Break
  • Friday, 26th - No School Thanksgiving Break


Make sure to check out the home school communication for updates on school activities that are coming up. Virtual Academy students are welcome to participate in school activities offered at their home school.

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UCS Family Literacy Connection

UCS Family Literacy Connection is a bimonthly communication compiled by the Elementary Literacy Coaches/Consultants of the UCS Literacy Department. Each edition will highlight activities to support literacy development at home. This edition is for November/December. Please use the link below to access the newsletter.

UCS Family Literacy Connection November/December 2021

2022 Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday K-12 Video Contest

Macomb County students are invited to submit a video presentation of a quote by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Students will be judged on accuracy, composure, voice quality, posture and physical dynamics, and observance of time limit. Attached are the guidelines for this contest. All entries are due by Friday, December 17, 2021.


During November, UCS will distribute reports cards electronically. The first marking period grades will be sent electronically to families around mid-November after parent teacher conferences.

To receive the report cards, parents will need to have a secure PowerSchool account. Parents who do not have access to a PowerSchool account will need to register for one immediately. The report cards will then be automatically e-mailed to the address that is used to register the PowerSchool account. If you already have a PowerSchool account, you do not need to take any further action. The report card automatically will be sent to you electronically.

See the article below for directions and help setting up your PowerSchool account.


  • Breakfast & lunch meals are available for virtual enrolled students only.
  • Meals must be pre-ordered by Thursday the week before to ensure meal availability.
  • For August 31 pickup we will allow meal orders until August 30.
  • Meals can be ordered at www.sendmoneytoschool.com.
  • You will need your student's school ID number. This is available on Powerschools as well as from your school's main office.
  • We have provided a video link for you on how to order these meals.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ut30F33DR_U&feature=youtu.be
  • You will only be able to order meals for those students in Virtual School.
  • Students attending in person learning, meals are available in their buildings during specified meal times.
  • Menus for both programs will be different so please check the menu for your student's specified school and program.
  • Meals are available for pickup at Stevenson (door 25) & Eisenhower (door 1) from 12:30-1:30pm on Mondays (Tuesdays when holidays are on Mondays) near the main offices.
  • You must park and enter the designated door to pickup these meals. There is currently no outside pickup.
  • You receive enough breakfasts and lunches to cover the school days. Non-school days are not allowed in the current program.
  • If you have questions please call our office at 586-797-1180