Wiley Way

Week of October 4, 2021


Welcome to Wiley!

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

School Hours: 9:20 AM - 4:10 PM (full days) and 9:20 AM -12:24 PM* (half days) PLEASE NOTE THESE NEW TIMES (*Half day dismissal is tentative; we will know the exact time next week)

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

Office Staff:

  • Mrs. Candice Merivirta, Principal
  • Mrs. Cathy Baumgartner, Administrative Assistant
  • Mrs. Melissa Jankowiak, Office Clerk
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Dates to Remember

Monday, October 4: Rink Night ~ Family Skate Night (see flyer below)

Wednesday, October 6: Wiley Volunteer Meeting @ 7:00 PM; location TBD

Thursday, October 7: School Picture Day (See Flyer below)

Saturday, October 9: Shelby Fire Department Open House (see flyer below)

Wednesday, October 13: Dinner Night Out; Deadline to submit Free and Reduced Lunch Application


Hello Wiley Families~

Fall is finally here! It is my favorite season of the year ~ the crisp smell in the air, the beautiful fall colors of the leaves, the warmth of a bonfire, and trips to the cider mill. Who could ask for anything more?

Thank you to those of you who could join us for Open House on Tuesday evening. If you were unable to attend the event or would like to view a session that you did not get to see please contact the teacher/specialist; sessions were recorded and links can be sent to you for viewing.

Students are currently taking fall NWEA Assessments. The results from these will be shared with parents at our fall conferences. Information from the tests will help identify strengths and weaknesses, allowing students and teachers to set goals for growth between now and winter testing.

Parents of students in grades 4-6, Spring 2021 M-STEP scores will be sent home with your student on Friday, October 1. Please be sure to look them over and celebrate successes!

Thank you to all parents/families/friends who have participated in our Fall Fundraiser! We are doing great! Please remember that you have until October 5th to participate. We already know that Mr. Scaglione will have the opportunity to purchase $2400 worth of gym equipment for our students! Way to go Wiley families!

As the weather changes, please be sure that your child dresses appropriately; the temperature can vary from morning to late afternoon. Students go out for recess daily.

As always, thank you for all that you do to support your child and our school community. Together we can ensure success for all students!


Mrs. Merivirta


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SCHOOL PICTURES ~ October 7, 2021

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Join the school spirit ~ Order Spirit Wear!

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FULL DAY: 9:20 AM to 4:10 PM

HALF DAY: 9:20 am to 12:24 PM*

Students can be dropped off NO EARLIER than 9:10 AM; adult supervision begins at this time. Parents with students arriving earlier should plan to use SACC services.

Students will enter the building through their designated doors and go to their rooms at 9:15 AM. Designated doors will be provided in the coming weeks.

Students arriving after 9:20 will be marked "tardy".

If you need to change the usual arrangements for your child's dismissal (pick up/bus) please be sure to notify the office and your child's teacher. If need be, you can call the office and we will get a message to your child. Please be sure to contact the office by 3:30 PM.


At this time we are not able to welcome volunteers into the building. Visits to the building during the school day will be limited to essential visitors.


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Our school continues to work to maintain an in-person learning for all students through the entire year. The health and safety protocols used by our school are available on the UCS website.

At this time, there has been no change in the protocols used in our school, including our strong recommendation that families consider the use of face coverings. As Mr. Monroe’s recent letter indicated, we may need to make adjustments in our mitigation strategies for specific programs, classrooms or the entire school. If those adjustments are necessary, you will hear that directly from me.

All of us have a level of control over the health and safety of our school community. It is important that our families self-screen students every morning as outlined on the health and safety protocols.

Thank you for your continued partnership.


Face coverings will not be required for students and staff in our schools and work environments. The wearing of face coverings will be based on the choice of each family and/or individual. The Macomb County Health Department recommends that individuals, regardless of vaccination status, consider wearing a face covering when indoors, especially in crowded settings. Masks must be worn on school buses.


In the event of a confirmed case of COVID-19, information will be shared with the school commmunity. The communication will begin with direct contact to those who may have interacted with the individual and making staff aware. After those communications are complete, a school wide notice will be emailed to families. The district works closely with the MCHD which follows protocols for contacting individuals through contact tracing. It is important that we maintain the privacy rights for individuals in our community who may have tested positive for COVID-19. Our distict, nor our school, can provide information that would identify the person to the general public. Your understanding is greatly appreciated.


Self-screening students before school is essential to the health and safety of the school community.

Before your child leaves in the morning, ask these two questions:

  • In the last 24 hours has your child developed any of the following symptoms that are new/different/worse from baseline chronic illness: subjective fever (felt feverish) or measured a temperature 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or higher, chills or rigors (severe chills with shivering), headache, sore throat , muscle aches, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, runny noseor congestion and fatigue?
  • In the last 24 hours, has your child developed any of the following symptoms that are new/different/worse from baseline of any chronic illness: cough, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, new loss of smell and new loss of taste?

The answer should be NO to BOTH questions. If not, your child should remain home for their protection and the health and safety of classmates and the adults in your school. Please call the school office to communicate the absence.

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Once again, UCS is pleased to inform our families that ALL students enrolled at Wiley can receive a healthy breakfast and lunch daily! We do, however, need ALL families to click on the link below and complete the Free and Reduced-Price Meal Application whether or not you need assistance.

This information is critical in determining the amount of money that our school receives from a variety of State and Federal supplemental programs. These supplemental programs help us offer supports and services to our students including, but not limited to:

  • Pandemic-EBT
  • Instructional Supports (staff, supplies, materials)
  • Professional Learning for Staff
  • Parent and Community Engagement Supplies and Activities
  • Technology

All information on the application is confidential. Forms can be filled out online at www.lunchapp.com or by using paper applications available at your school. The form must be completed annually. This year's deadline is October 13, 2021.

Without your assistance in completing the application, Wiley cannot maximize the use of State and Federal Funds.

PLEASE NOTE: DUE TO SHORTAGES IN THE SUPPLY CHANGE, THE MENU MAY BE SUBJECT TO CHANGE. Students/families will be notified as soon as possible. Thank you for your understandinag.

If you need further assistance, please contact food services at 586-797-1180 or email them at foodservices@uticak12.org.


We are in need of lunch supervisors for the 2021-2022 school year. If you are interested, please call or email Mrs. Baumgartner at 586-797-6700/wiley.office@uticak12.org for more information.

Become a WILEY COYOTE! Please consider joining us and becoming a member of our fantastic crew. We need support in the cafeteria and on the playground.

What we offer:

  • Great students
  • Dedicated and caring staff
  • School environment that feels like "home"
  • Paid positions at $9.65
  • Work 1-5 days a week
  • 1 -1.5 hours a day

Looking for moms, dads, guardians, and grandparents to support lunch supervision.

We look forward to welcoming you!


Please remember to be courteous and patient as you enter and exit the parking lot to ensure the safety of our students and parents. Be sure to use the designated cross space to move between the parking lot and the sidewalk.

Also, it is necessary for parents to get out of cars and pick up their child; students are not permitted to cross the parking lot without an adult.

Especially of importance, the expectation is that when school buses are pulling out ALL CARS MUST WAIT until all buses have departed; please do not cut into the bus line.

Thank you for following the expectations; this will ensure safety for all!

Meeting with Teachers/Staff

At this time, parents will not be allowed in classrooms during school hours to drop off forgotten items or to meet with a teacher unless you have a scheduled appointment. The teachers will provide a list to the office staff.

Forgotten items will delivered to class or a message will be emailed to teachers so that students may pick up the item at an appropriated time.

Safety Procedures

We need your assistance to ensure the safety and security of all students and staff throughout the schoolday. As many of you know, our school has a security camera, intercom and buzzer at the front entrance for use during the school day. To help us assist you when entering the building:

  • Please press the buzzer to speak with someone in the office
  • You will be asked to state your name and reason for visiting
  • You will need to show your Photo ID into the security camera
  • Office staff will buzz you into the vestibule
  • All visitors must immediately sign in

Additionally, if you are entering the building please self-screen before entering, ensuring that you do not have COVID--19 or COVID symptoms. Also, please do not let any other visitors in the door as you enter (if they come up behind you).

The Wiley Staff are committed to student safety and security. We appreciate your help in keeping our students safe!

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Daily attendance is important for your child to grow academically, as well as socially and emotionally.

If your child is going to be absent for the day, you must call the Attendance Line at (586) 797- 6799. This line is a 24-hour automated line so you may call at any time. If your child will be late, please report that on the attendance line as well. For early dismissals, parents should call the school office prior to 3:30 pm and send a note for your child's teacher. Parents must come into the vestibule to sign students in and out. Be prepared to show photo ID when picking up a student.

If your child does not attend regularly, the staff and I will be reaching out to find out how we can assist. If absences persist, it may constitute truancy and the matter will be addressed with the truancy officer.

Thank you for your help in this important matter! If we can be assistance, please let us know.

2021-2022 Yearlong Calendar Dates

The UCS teacher/student calendar continues to be mutually developed through the collective bargaining process. In the interest of planning the following dates are confirmed for ELEMENTARY STUDENTS:

  • Half Day: October 29
  • Election Day: November 2, (no schoool for students)
  • Conference Day: November 11, early dismissal for elementary
  • Thanksgiving Break: November 24-26 (no school)
  • Half Day(s): December 20 and 21
  • Winter Break: December 22-December 31 (no school)
  • MLK Jr. Holiday: January 17 (no school)
  • MId-Winter Break: February 21-25 (no school)
  • Half Day: April 1
  • Spring Break: April 4-8 (no school)
  • Good Friday: April 15 (no school)
  • Memorial Weekend: May 27-30 (no school)
  • June 9: Early dismissal
  • June 10: Early dismissal; last day of school


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