Dolphin Dispatch


Welcome Back to the 2019-20 School Year!

Graebner Elementary

41875 Saal Road

Sterling Heights, MI 483113


586-797-5099 (Attendance)

Hello Graebner Families,

I am so happy to be your interim principal and excited to start a new school year here at Graebner. I will send out a monthly Dolphin Dispatch by email but you can also find the monthly letter here on the website, along with school calendars, PTO news and events, district news and more. Please always feel free to contact me by email or phone anytime with questions or concerns. I am not the only "new face" here at Graebner. Our office has a new Administrative Assistant, Mrs. Hillary Booton and office clerk Ms. Kasey Rohrich. They will be glad to assist you in any way that they can.

Teachers are busy getting their rooms ready for your arrival. Our first day of school is September 3rd. This will be a half day with school getting out at 11:29am. The first full day is Wednesday, September 4th. The Graebner PTO Annual Back to School Ice Cream Social will be held on Friday, September 6th from 6:00pm-7:30pm. We will be out in the back on the playground. Please stop by to socialize, see all of your friends and enjoy some ice cream.

This year, we will communicate grade level classroom assignments for your child in a convenient and secure manner. We will be emailing the classroom assignments to you directly using the email addresses on file in PowerSchool on Wednesday, August 28, 2019. Your child's assignment can also be viewed via the PowerSchool Parent Portal that will be available beginning Wednesday, August 28, 2019. If you do not receive an email or are unable to access the information though the Parent Portal by the end of the day on Wednesday, August 28, please contact the school office at 586-797-5000.

Our Open House/Curriculum Night will be held on Tuesday, September 10th starting at 7pm in the gym. After the welcome in the gym there will be two sessions available in each classroom to visit your child (ren)s teachers, see the classrooms, learn about the expectations and routines for the school year and ask any questions you may have.

I am truly happy to be here and proud to be a Graebner Dolphin. My background was shared via an introduction letter earlier in the month, but if you missed that, I am adding it below.

Please see the calendar for events. I look forward to a wonderful school year with all of you.

Mrs. Jami Wood


Letter of Introduction

School Lunch Prices

School Meal prices will remained unchanged for the new school year. The 2019 -2020 School Meal Prices are:

2019-2020 Meal Prices

Elementary, Lunch $ 2.75

Junior High, Lunch $ 2.90

High School, Lunch $ 2.95

Download info on digital menus below!

Breakfast at Graebner

Breakfast is Served!

A healthy, nutritious breakfast is a critical ingredient to the success of our students. To help our students succeed, the school breakfast program is available in all of our schools. Healthy choices include cereal, whole-grain breakfast bars, yogurt, fruit and milk in the elementary buildings. Those choices, along with fresh-made hot breakfast sandwiches and other favorites are featured in the secondary buildings. Fresh-made fruit smoothies are also available in all schools on certain menu days. Breakfast is served in the cafeteria prior to the start of the school day. For menu information and serving times at your student’s school, please check the school’s website or on the Utica Community Schools Mobile App.

Important Dates for the 2019-20 School Year

  • First Student Day: Tuesday, September 3, 2019 (Full-day secondary, Half-day elementary)
  • Thanksgiving Break: Wednesday, November 27, 2019 through Friday, November 29, 2019
  • Winter Break: Monday, December 23, 2019 through Wednesday, January 1, 2020
  • MLK Jr Holiday: Monday, January 20, 2020
  • Mid-Winter Break: Monday, February 17, 2020 through Friday, February 21, 2020
  • Spring Break: Monday, April 6, 2020 through Friday, April 10, 2020

Bus Drivers Needed

Please download flyer below