Upton Update

Week of September 14, 2015

PTA Meeting this Monday!

Our 1st PTA Meeting of the year is scheduled for Monday, September 14, at 7:00 p.m. in the Media Center. All are welcomed to attend!

Dentists R Us

This Tuesday, Dentists R Us will be at Upton to service those students whose parents completed the form for participation.

Late Start this Wednesday!

This Wednesday is our first Late Start for Staff Professional Development. The first bell rings at 9:20 a.m. with school starting at 9:25 a.m. Please mark your calendars! If you are interested in Homework Club, you must complete the application and pay $15 per semester. The form is available online from the following link:


The Staff will be receiving training in NWEA (Northwest Evaluation Association) Measures of Academic Progress (MAP), an assessment program that measures student progress and growth. Students in grades 2-5 will be tested this year using this assessment. For more information, please click on the following link:


Constitution Day this Thursday!

This Thursday, classroom teachers will be providing lessons and activities that focus on the U.S. Constitution.

Curriculum Night this Thursday!

This Thursday is Curriculum Night. It is an extremely important evening which teachers will discuss our curriculum, provide important information about their classes, and offer an opportunity to sign up for Parent Teacher Conferences. This event is for adults only! Here are the times for Curriculum Night:

Grades K-2: 6:30-7:15 p.m.

Grades 3-5: 7:30-8:15 p.m.

I look forward to seeing you there!

Breakfast at Upton

Breakfast is served from 7:55-8:10 a.m. in the gym. Students need to be in the gym for breakfast no later than 8:10 a.m.


The Royal Oak School District, Oakland County and the State of Michigan consider good attendance important to academic success. Children are expected to arrive at school on time. Developing positive attendance patterns in the elementary grades establishes a foundation for good life habits. Consistent and regular daily attendance and punctuality encourages high performance and academic success in school. Also, when students arrive late or leave early, their education and that of their classmates is disrupted.

The first bell rings at 8:20 a.m. The tardy bell rings at 8:25 a.m. (For Late Starts, school starts at 9:25 a.m.) The Michigan Compulsory Code requires your child to be in school, and that school officials are obligated to enforce this code. Because of this, attendance letters will be mailed home to parents whose children have excessive absences and/or tardies.

All late students must be signed in at the main office before going to class. All absences should be called in to the Safety Check number. Absences that are not reported are considered unexcused.