Beck Weekly Update

Parent Info for Friday, August 11, 2023

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See Links Below for Important Information You May Want To Know!

Device Insurance Plan for Accidental Damage – Annual OPTIONAL COVERAGE

Utica Community Schools is proud to deliver 1:1 technology to our students. Depending upon the grade level, your child has been issued either an iPad or a Dell laptop including charging cords and any applicable accessories. Your child is responsible for the device at all times.

In the event of damage to an iPad or laptop, district policies and practices require a charge be assessed to cover the repair or replacement cost of the device. The fees are based on use of a UCS-provided device and any damage to it, whether accidental or intentional, after it has been issued to the student.

An annual insurance plan has been designed to help families if there is an accident that causes damage to the school issued device. When participating in the district’s insurance plan for $17.50 per year, any accidental damage reported will be covered as described.

Insurance coverage will repair/replace the device for accidental damage with no cost incurred by the student for the first incident (claim). Subsequent damage repairs during the covered year will have a deductible assessed per instance. Insurance will cover a maximum of 3 damage occurrences during the covered year. The deductible fee schedule for each damage occurrence is outlined on the website.

Please note, if insurance is not purchased, actual repair costs (not to exceed the cost of the device) will apply.

In order to purchase the device insurance parents will need their child(ren) student ID number (which can be found on the report card) and create a NEW Payschools Central account. The directions for creating an account can be found at:


New School Hours At Beck - 2023 - 2024

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Dates to note on your calendar:

  • Aug. 21 - Students eligible for UCS Bus Transportation - Parents will receive email regarding bus stops/Times

  • Aug. 24 - Class Placements/Teacher Assignments emailed to Parents with PowerSchool Portal (after 3:00 p.m.)

First Day of School - Tuesday, August 29 - 1/2 Day - Students Dismissed at 11:29 a.m.

Full Day of School (8:25 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.):

  • Wednesday Aug. 30 & Thursday Aug 31

Labor Day - No School - Friday, Sept. 1 - Monday, Sept. 4

Last Day to Register for Device Insurance - Fri., Sept. 8