Cubs' Communication

February 17, 2023

Dates to Remember...


20th-24th- No school- Mid-Winter Break

27th-Panda Express Restaurant Night


1st- KDG / Young 5's Open House

2nd- Dr. Seuss Birthday

3rd- Glow Dance 6:00

6th-Bagel Day

13th- PTO Meeting 6:30

14th- Pi Day

17th- Wear Green for St. Patrick's Day

24th- 1/2 Day 11:44 Dismissal


3rd-7th- No School- Spring Break

10th- MSTEP Begins

17th- PJ Day

21st- Earth Day - Wear Green or Blue

24th- Restaurant Night - Chipolte


4th - Family Game Night

4th- Star Wars Day

8th- PTO Meeting 6:30

5th- Kentucky Derby Day - Wear a Hat

12th- Mothers' Day Flowers

22nd- Armed Forces Day - Wear Camo

29th- No School- Memorial Day


5th- PTO Meeting 6:30

8th- 1/2 Day 11:44 Dismissal

9th- 1/2 Day- 11:44 Dismissal- Last Day Of School

For the past year and a half, Utica Community Schools has been collaborating with our community, students and staff to work through our strategic planning process. As a result of this work, UCS is pursuing a bond proposal on the May 2, 2023 ballot. This No Tax-Rate Increase Bond Proposal will help UCS instill excellence in every part of our school district by focusing on two key areas: SAFETY and SUCCESS
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2023 Bond Proposal
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Parking Lot HELP

I, for one am loving our beautiful new parking lot! We do have so many new spaces that is really breaking up traffic. We have noted a few reminders that need to be given. I am asking all families that use the dop off lane to pull up as far as they can to give
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Walk-In Interviews

Walk-In Interviews
School Bus Drivers
March 8
March 15
March 22

Our UCS bus drivers make a difference every day in the lives of our students. UCS drivers are the first person students see every morning and the last at the end of the day. We are looking for individuals who want to help drive the future for our students.

If you are interested in becoming a bus driver, walk in interviews are being held on March 8, 15 and 22 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at our UCS Auxiliary Services Department, 6600 18 Mile Rd, Sterling Heights, MI 48314.

This is a great opportunity for individuals who are looking for a full or part time job that follows the school calendar. For more information, please visit

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Utica Community Schools Electronic Device Use and Protocol for Statewide Testing

We are coming up into our winter / spring testing season. With that, please note that on testing days (MSTEP / WIDA) students personal devices (phones, apple watches etc.) are to be kept home or will be kept in a secure area determined by the building administrator.


*Students are not allowed to access the device for any testing.

*A student may not access any additional websites or applications during testing.

*No pictures or videos may be taken during testing.

*Students may NOT have Bluetooth headphones during testing.

Students violating this protocol may have their test invalidated and be subject to discipline up to and including suspension or expulsion for violating the District Acceptable Use of Technology Policy and the Student Code of Conduct.

In honor of Black History Month - Oprah Winfrey Reads "Hula Hoop Queen"

'The Hula-Hoopin' Queen' read by Oprah Winfrey
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Kindergarten Open House

All UCS elementary schools will be hosting an open house on Wednesday, March 1 from 7 - 8:30 p.m. to welcome new families. Come get a glimpse at the educational opportunities that await your child at Utica Community Schools. Learn about our Kindergarten and Young Fives Program, meet our building administrators and teachers, and see our schools for yourselves. All registration is done online, please click the link below for more information!
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Breakfast and Lunch Menus

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