WILDCAT WEEKLY

December 16-20, 2019

DATES TO KNOW IN DECEMBER

12/16 – 7th & 8th Grade Boys Basketball vs Bemis 4:00 pm & 5:30 pm (Home)

12/17 – Student Council Meeting

12/16 – 7th Grade Boys Basketball vs Malow 4:00 pm (Away)

12/19 – Choir Concert 7:00 pm

12/23 – Holiday Break 12-23-19 through 1-5-20


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Check the Shelby Calendar for Utica and Ike Sporting Events

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UPCOMING DATES FOR January 2019-2020 SCHOOL YEAR

1/6 – School Resumes

1/6 – 7th & 8th Grade Boys Basketball vs Jeannette 4:00 pm & 5:30 pm (Away)

1/8 – NJHS Meeting Room 115 @ 3:15 pm

1/9 – 8th & 7th Grade Boys Basketball vs Eppler 4:00 pm & 5:30 pm (Home)

1/13 – 8th & 7th Grade Boys Basketball vs Davis 4:00 pm & 5:30 pm (Home)

1/15 – Students 1/2 Day- Exams

1/16 – Students 1/2 Day- Exams

1/16 – 8th & 7th Grade Boys Basketball vs Heritage 4:00 pm & 5:30 pm (Away)

1/17 – Students 1/2 Day- Exams

1/20 – No School - MLK Jr Day

Calendar update

Calendar Update

Parents and students, please note the following change regarding the upcoming scheduled winter break. Students will be off for winter break beginning Monday, December 23, 2019 and returning to school on Monday, January 6, 2020. This provides an additional two recess days, Thursday, January 2 and Friday, January 3 from the previously released calendar. Additional dates for second semester continue to be considered and will be released once determined.

You can access the calendar online at: https://uticak12.org/cms/One.aspx?portalId=578321&pageId=35657838

District News

Utica Community Schools and the Utica Education Association have reached further agreement on several previously pending dates for the 2019-2020 teacher and related student calendar. At this time, the following two dates are being released and should be shared as applicable. The Superintendent’s Office will also be providing communications regarding these dates through various medium.


  • Thursday January 2, 2020 is now designated as a no-school day
  • Friday January 3, 2020 is now designated as a no-school day



Return from winter break is now Monday January 6, 2020 for students and teachers. Additional calendar elements such as second semester conference windows and marking periods will be released once confirmed. Certain other agreed upon dates still require final authorization from the State of Michigan prior to publication.



Academic Blitz 2020

When: Thursday, January 9, 2020

Where: Henry Ford II High School

Time: 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.


Students, parents and staff are invited to this free event. The Academic Blitz features information regarding UCS secondary academic courses, clubs and specialty programs. The Blitz serves as an opportunity for students to begin exploring secondary options offered to students entering grades nine through twelve in the 2020-2021 school year.


Utica Community Schools Career and Technical Education Department is sponsoring:

Career Expo 2020

When: Thursday, March 19, 2020

Where: Eisenhower High School

Time: 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.


Students in grades seven through twelve, parents and staff are invited to this free event. More than 100 career representatives will provide information on job opportunities, education and training, on-the-job experiences and wages. The Expo serves as an opportunity for students to explore career possibilities. Students will also have a chance to meet with CTE teachers to learn how high school classes can align with their career objective. If you have questions, would like additional information or have persons interested in participating, please contact our Career Consultant, Dyann Pugliese, ext. 6809 or Dyann.Pugliese@uticak12.org.


Utica Community Schools Teaching and Learning Department is sponsoring:


College Fair 2020

When: Thursday, April 23, 2020

Where: Henry Ford II High School

Time: 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Students in grades nine through twelve, parents and staff are invited to this free event. More than 70 colleges, universities and trade schools will provide information regarding post-secondary options.

College Fair posters will be distributed in February for display throughout the buildings. Please post in highly visible areas.

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Ready, set, Academic Blitz! Plan early for success.


The Academic Blitz is an opportunity for all UCS families to find out more about the extensive portfolio of opportunities and programs available to students through its schools.


The featured informational sessions are designed for elementary to high school students and help parents develop a plan that best fits their student’s needs. Topics include Advanced Placement opportunities, Specialty Programs and separate sessions on preparing for junior high, high school and college.


The Academic Blitz, created 13 years ago by the Superintendent’s Student Advisory Board, was developed to ensure parents knew of the district’s available secondary services and programs open to all students.


At the event, families can select up to three sessions to attend and visit a series of informative booths. District administrators, building principals and staff are also onsite and available to parents.


Join us for this year’s Academic Blitz scheduled for Thursday, January 9, 2020 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Henry Ford II High School, 11911 Clinton River Road in Sterling Heights.


More information, please visit http://www.uticak12.org/academicblitz.

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FAQ Powerschool App

FAQ PowerSchool App

Q1. Why is the PowerSchool App not working on my mobile device?

A1. PowerSchool recently did an update to the app.

Q2. Will the login and password I have always used work on the app?

A2. No. To use the PowerSchool app, you will need to have an account for PowerSchool Unified Classroom.

Q3. How do I create a PowerSchool Unified Classroom account if I previously had access to the app?

A3. Go to https://uticak12.org/academics/powerschool and navigate to the directions for
Unified Classroom account for a parent who has an original Parent Portal Account. Follow these directions to create your Unified Classroom Account. This account needs to be created within a computer browser.

Q4. After I create my Unified Classroom account, will I be able to use the app on my mobile device?

A4. Yes, you may need to uninstall and reinstall the app. Once installed, you will enter in the district access code (NKDJ) and use your login credentials for Unified Classroom to access student information on the app.

Q5. How do I create a PowerSchool Unified Classroom account if I did not have an account previously?

A5. Go to https://uticak12.org/academics/powerschool and navigate to the directions for
Unified Classroom account for a new parent. First, contact the building to obtain your Access ID to create an account for the first time. Then, follow these directions to create your Unified Classroom Account. This account needs to be created within a computer browser. Once created you will need to install the app and enter in the district access code (NKDJ). Use your login credentials for Unified Classroom to access student information on the app.

Q6. My student could access the app on their mobile device, but now is unable to do so.

A6. Go to https://uticak12.org/academics/powerschool and navigate to the directions for
Unified Classroom account for a student. First, contact the building to obtain your Student Username and Student Password to create an account. Then, follow these directions to create your Unified Classroom Account. This account needs to be created within a computer browser. Once created you will need to install the app and enter in the district access code (NKDJ). Use your login credentials for Unified Classroom to access student information on the app.

Q7. My student received the message, “This email is already in use.”, when creating their Unified Classroom account.

A7. Students will need to request a password reset from their media center personnel.

FAQ Powerschool App UAIS

FAQ PowerSchool App

UAIS

Q1. Why is the PowerSchool App not working on my mobile device?

A1. PowerSchool recently did an update to the app.

Q2. Will the login and password I have always used work on the app?

A2. No. To use the PowerSchool app, you will need to have an account for PowerSchool Unified Classroom.

Q3. How do I create a PowerSchool Unified Classroom account if I previously had access to the app?

A3. Go to https://uticak12.org/academics/powerschool and navigate to the directions for
Unified Classroom account for a parent who has an original Parent Portal Account. Follow these directions to create your Unified Classroom Account. This account needs to be created within a computer browser.

Q4. After I create my Unified Classroom account, will I be able to use the app on my mobile device?

A4. Yes, you may need to uninstall and reinstall the app. Once installed, you will enter in the district access code (WXHB) and use your login credentials for Unified Classroom to access student information on the app.

Q5. How do I create a PowerSchool Unified Classroom account if I did not have an account previously?

A5. Go to https://uticak12.org/academics/powerschool and navigate to the directions for
Unified Classroom account for a new parent. First, contact the building to obtain your Access ID to create an account for the first time. Then, follow these directions to create your Unified Classroom Account. This account needs to be created within a computer browser. Once created you will need to install the app and enter in the district access code (WXHB). Use your login credentials for Unified Classroom to access student information on the app.

Q6. My student could access the app on their mobile device, but now is unable to do so.

A6. Go to https://uticak12.org/academics/powerschool and navigate to the directions for
Unified Classroom account for a student. First, contact the building to obtain your Student Username and Student Password to create an account. Then, follow these directions to create your Unified Classroom Account. This account needs to be created within a computer browser. Once created you will need to install the app and enter in the district access code (WXHB). Use your login credentials for Unified Classroom to access student information on the app.

Q7. My student received the message, “This email is already in use.”, when creating their Unified Classroom account.

A7. Students will need to request a password reset from their media center personnel.

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Parent Sounding Board Meetings

The Shelby Junior High Parent Sounding Board Meetings will be held on the following dates at 9:30 a.m. All Wildcat parents are welcome to join our administrative team as we discuss school/community issues.

October 3

November 21

January 9

February 13

March 12

April 23

May 28