Hawk Weekly

February 3rd-7th

2019-2020 Calendar Remaining Dates

Utica Community Schools has released the remaining dates for the 2019-2020 calendar.

The calendar dates address state standards for student instructional time and are consistent with the Macomb Common Calendar. The calendar also addresses legislation allowing qualifying district-provided professional development to be reported as instructional time.

Below are the remaining calendar dates:

  • Tuesday, March 10, 2020 (Presidential Primary Election) This date has been designated as a professional development day for Utica Community Schools and there will be no classes for K-12 students.
  • Friday, May 22, 2020 (Memorial Day Weekend) This date has been designated as a professional development day for Utica Community Schools and there will be no classes for K-12 students.
  • Friday, June 12, 2020 This will be the last day of school for K-12 students. Please note: the end of the school year is tentative and subject to change due to collective bargaining and/or snow days.

To view a complete calendar, please see the following link: www.uticak12.org/calendaroverview

Take Note...

We have finished the first month of the new year and are moving quickly through winter. We have been fortunate that the weather hasn't turned very cold or nasty so our kids can get outside each day for some fresh air and a chance to move around. Each day, we remind students to stay off of the icy areas in the lower field of the playground for safety and prevention of wet shoes/clothes. There are lots of other areas to walk, run, explore and play that are not covered in ice.

Havel is still looking for a few more lunch monitors to help, especially on Tuesday and Wednesday each week. If you have an hour to spare, we could use your help! Lunch monitors work inside and outside during their hour time. If we are short on adult supervision, then our lunch monitors will remain outside, or I will go outside for supervision while a lunch monitor runs the lunchroom, including clean up and dismissal for each shift. We would love to have one lunch monitor per grade each day, which would provide us with 7 lunch monitors each day. Please call the office if you are interested!

NWEA testing was completed this week. Students who missed testing due to illness can make up their missed test next week. Students in grades K-3, whose NWEA shows a need for reading support, will receive updated or new a IRP (Individualized Reading Plan) in the next two weeks. Teachers will share IRP paperwork for parents to sign. If you have questions on your child's IRP, please contact your child's teacher, or reach out to me for clarification.

Havel received some good news from the district this week. Thanks to your support on the bond initiative in 2018, all teachers in grades 3-6 will be receiving an additional 2 laptops per classroom for daily student use. Havel will also be receiving additional laptops for teachers to check out and use throughout the school. These new machines will be arriving prior to the state testing window, which starts in April. All UCS elementary schools will be receiving new laptops for student use from our UCS bond dollars.

Have a great week!
Mrs. Tepper

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Early Childhood Open House

UCS Community Education will host its Early Childhood Open House on February 12, 2020 from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m

Click on the link below for registration paperwork and more information.

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Kindergarten Open House For 2020-2021 School Year

Children are eligible for kindergarten if they turn five years old on or before September 1, 2020.

To register, parents must supply:

  • An original birth certificate or certified copy, with raised seal, issued by the clerk of the county where your child was born or the health department of the state of birth;
  • Your child's health immunization record; including vision and hearing screenings. Be sure to schedule immunization updates early as these appointments are often limited;
  • Photo I.D. (Driver's license or work photo I.D.)
  • Proof of residency, such as property tax bill, closing papers or lease agreement. Please know that we are not able to accept utility bills.

Kindergarten parents register at their home schools. We will be holding a kindergarten Open House on March 11, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.


Please keep an extra pair of dry socks in your child’s backpack. After recess, many students come in with wet feet!

Dates To Know


7th- Cupid's Big and Small Ball

11th- 100th Day Of School

11th- 6:00 1st/2nd Grade Concert

11th- 7:00 3rd/4th/5th Grade Concert

13th- Show Your Love For Havel Spirit Day- Wear Havel Gear

14th- Pink/Red/White Day

17th-21st- No School- Mid- Winter Break

24th- College Gear Spirit Day

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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