Wiley Way

June 15, 2022


Welcome to Wiley ~ Home of the Wiley Coyotes

Summer Office Hours: 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM.

Through Wednesday, June 22, 2022; at that time the office will close for the summer. We will reopen in early August.

If you need anything, PLEASE EMAIL or phone the office staff at officewiley@uticak12.org/586-797-6700 ; someone will respond promptly.

24 hr Attendance Line: (586) 797-6799

Office Staff:

  • Mrs. Candice Merivirta, Principal
  • Mrs. Cathy Baumgartner, Administrative Assistant

Dates to Remember

Monday, June 13: Meet Up and Eat Up program begins at Wiley (M-F; see below)

Wednesday, June 15: Last day to register for summer learning programs

Sunday, June 19: Happy Father's Day

Monday, June 20: Report Cards emailed via PowerSchool; Summer School Begins

Tuesday, June 21: First day of Summer

Wednesday, June 22: Office closes for summer

Thursday, June 30: "Family Portal" replaces "Send Money to School" for online payment for meals (see below)

Friday, July 1: Begin to apply for Free and Reduced Meals Application (see below)

Tuesday, August 30: First Day of School; half day

Wednesday, August 31: First full day of school

Friday, September 2: No School

Monday, September 5: Labor Day, no school

Tuesday, September 6: School Resumes (full day)

Message from Mrs. Merivirta

Hello Wiley Families,

I hope this finds you already slowing down and relaxing with your children ~ enjoying mornings just a little bit more without the hustle and bustle of getting little ones out the door.

On occasion, throughout the summer, I will send brief newsletters, if there is important information to share (such as updates to the school calendar).

Please keep students learning and using reading, math and writing skills throughout the summer. Spend time outdoors. Encourage your child to explore, question, and wonder the world around them! As always, encourage them to find ways to help others. Don't forget to read and discuss your summer take home book with your child(ren).

Remember, if you travel, please send a postcard! We would like to make a display of the places families/staff traveled to and adventures you shared. Whether it be a local park, a trip up north or a visit out of the country. Write us at:

Wiley Elementary

47240 Shelby Road

Shelby Township, MI 48317

As always, thank you for all you have and continue to do to make Wiley a truly wonderful and welcoming learning community! Together, we are making a difference in the lives of our children.


Mrs. Merivirta

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Below you will find a suggested list of supplies for your child(ren) for each grade level. Please know that these supplies are suggested; if you choose not to purchase supplies know that there will be supplies to be shared as needed in your child's classroom.
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Meet Up and Eat Up Summer Food Program Returns at Utica Community Schools

When school is out for the summer, meals will still be in session.
Program runs through August 4, 2022

Utica Community Schools is pleased to continue the Meet Up and Eat Up food program this summer. Providing children with access to nutritious food beyond the school year and into the summer months has clear health and educational benefits. All children and teens ages 18 years old and under can receive free, USDA-funded, healthy meals at selected locations now through August 4. All meals must be eaten onsite. Persons up to age 26 who are enrolled in an educational program for the mentally or physically disabled that is recognized by a State or local public educational agency may also take part in this USDA-funded program.

“The health and well-being of our students are consistently top of mind for Utica Community Schools,” Superintendent Robert S. Monroe said. “With a dedication to meeting the needs of all of our students, this program helps ensure that students receive the nutritious meals they need throughout the year.”

During the program, UCS will serve meals each week at designated locations and times. No meals will be served on July 4, 2022. These free meals are for children only who are present and may not be taken offsite. The schedule of serving sites and summer meal menus for UCS Meet Up and Eat Up venues are posted online at uticak12.nutrislice.com/menu/.

Breakfasts and lunches will be available Monday-Friday. Meals must be consumed inside the cafeteria/gym. Meals will run from June 20-July 29. Public mealtimes are as follows:

  • Wiley Elementary, 47240 Shelby, Shelby Twp: Breakfast 8:30-8:45am and lunch 12:00-12:15pm


The new family portal website will replace sendmoneytoschool.com and will also contain the link to complete free and reduced meal applications, as well as Household Income Report forms for CEP sites.

Please share the below message with your school community.

Attention all families: Sendmoneytoschool.com, the site used to deposit funds to your student’s meal account, has been replaced. Please begin using https://utica.familyportal.cloud to deposit funds. If you currently have an account with sendmoneytoschool.com your children will be moved over to the new account after completing registration.

Please view this video showing how to create an account on the new website: https://utica.familyportal.cloud/tutorials.

This site also contains the link to apply for free and reduced price meals. As a reminder, the USDA subsidized free meal program is ending June 30, 2022. Families without an approved free or reduced price meal application will be charged the full meal price next school year. You can apply for the 2022-2023 school year as early as July 1.


  • f you would still like to get free and reduced meals, you must fill out an application after July 1
  • If you are not approved for free or reduced meals, you will be required to pay for all meals for the 2022-2023 school year
  • Apply online at Utica Family Portal or https://utica.familyportal.cloud
    Enter “Utica Community Schools” and follow the prompts.
  • Most applications are processed within two (2) working days
  • Quicker than paper!

Apply using a paper application

  • Paper applications & Household Income Forms for CEP sites are distributed to all student households or are available at your child’s school.
  • Complete the application and return it to your child’s school or mail to Utica Community Schools, Food & Nutrition Services, 11303 Greendale, Sterling Heights, MI 48312
  • Processing may take 7-10 working days

2022-2023 Calendar in Progress

The calendar for the 2022-2023 is still being negotiated. The dates below are the ones that are confirmed for the upcoming year. When the calendar is finalized it will be shared with you!


UCS Observance Date

Independence Day

Monday, July 4, 2022

Labor Day

Monday, September 5, 2022

Thanksgiving Day

Thursday, November 24, 2022

Day After Thanksgiving Day

Friday, November 25, 2022

Christmas Eve

Friday, December 23, 2022

Christmas Day

Monday, December 26, 2022

New Year’s Eve

Friday, December 30, 2022

New Year’s Day

Monday, January 2, 2023

Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Monday, January 16, 2023

Good Friday

Friday, April 7, 2023

Memorial Day

Monday, May 29, 2023

Stay Connected with our Wiley Volunteer Group

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If you would like to check out past Wiley Way Newsletters, please click on the link below and you can access them under Past Newsletters!


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