Welcome To Our 2018-19 School Year

Havel Elementary


On behalf of the entire Havel Staff, I am happy to welcome you to the 2018-2019 school year! We look forward to working together to help our students meet the challenges they will face as they live and work in the 21st century. The Havel Elementary Staff has been extremely busy this summer, not only with routine procedures, but also preparing for the many new faces we will welcome to our family this year. During the summer we received a kitchen upgrade and a few other small building touch-ups. Needless to say it was a busy summer!

Classroom Sneak Peek

The school will be open for a classroom “sneak peek” from 4:00-5:00 p.m. on August 29th. I hope to see you there, as this will allow students the chance to become acquainted with the school and classrooms so that their first day of the new school year will run smoothly. Our Havel Volunteer League is hosting a Snow Cone Social on this day also. Please see the flyer below for more information.

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Classroom Notifications

This year, we will communicate grade level classroom assignments for your child in a convenient and secure manner. We will be emailing the classroom assignments to you directly using the e-mail addresses on file in PowerSchool on Wednesday, August 29, 2018. Your child’s assignment can also be viewed via the PowerSchool Parent Portal that will be available beginning Wednesday, August 29, 2018. If you do not receive an email or are unable to access the information through the Parent Portal by the end of the day on Wednesday, August 29, 2018, please contact our office at 586-797-5200.

Security Protocol

Havel Families:

We are asking for your assistance to ensure that our security procedures during the school day are effective. 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 you would like to enter the school:

1. Please press the buzzer to speak with someone in the office

2. You will be asked to state your name and reason for visiting

3. You will be asked to show your photo ID into the security camera above the outside door

4. Office staff will then be able to buzz you inside

5. All visitors must immediately register in the office

In addition, we are asking you to not let any visitors in the door as you enter (and they come up behind you) or as you exit the building.

The teachers and staff are committed to student safety and security and we would like to thank you for your assistance in helping keep the students of Havel safe.

Curriculum Night- SAVE THE DATE

Our Curriculum Night will be on Tuesday, September 25th at 7:00 in the Havel Gym. More info to come!

2018-2019 Student Calendar

9.4.18 First Day of School Elementary student half-day--12:04 Dismissal

10.31.18 K-6 Records Day Elementary student half-day; Secondary student full day

11.6.18 Election Day No students attend

11.15.18 K-6 Parent Conferences Elementary student half-day for afternoon conferences.

11.21.18 Thanksgiving Break All students off 11.21.18 to 11.25.18. Resume 11.26.18.

12.24.18 Winter Break All students off 12.24.18 to 1.1.19. Resume 1.2.19.

1.21.19 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day No students attend

1.23.19 Secondary Exams Day 1 Elementary student full day; Secondary student half-day

1.24.19 Secondary Exams Day 2 All student half-day

1.25.19 Secondary Exams Day 3 All student half-day

2.18.19 Mid-Winter Break All students off 2.18.19 to 2.24.19. Resume 2.25.19.

4.1.19 Spring Break All students off 4.1.19 to 4.7.19. Resume 4.8.19.

4.12.19 K-6 Records Day Elementary student half-day; Secondary student full day

4.19.19 Good Friday No students attend

5.27.19 Memorial Day No students attend

6.13.19 Secondary Exams Day 2 All student half-day

6.14.19 Secondary Exams Day 3 All student half-day; last day of school

School Age Child Care

Our Havel School Age Child Care program (SACC) will be in session before school on Tuesday morning, September 4th, from 7:00 a.m. until 9:00 a.m. and after school from 12:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. Normal hours for SACC for a full school day are 7:00 a.m. until 9:00 a.m. and 3:50 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.

If you have not yet registered for SACC, please contact our School Age Child Care Office by phone or in person to make registration payments. Call 586-797-6980

Payments for new registrations WILL NOT be accepted at the individual school buildings. You MUST contact the SACC office to pay your registration fee.
Your account must be in credit status or at a zero balance to register.

Registration Fee: $60 per child / $75 per family (non-refundable)

The SACC office is located in the Community Education Center at:
38901 Dodge Park Road
Sterling Heights, MI 48312
Phone: (586) 797-6980

Stay Connected- UCS Text Messaging Service

Our district utilizes the SchoolMessenger system to deliver text messages, straight to your mobile phone with important information about events, school closings, safety alerts and more.

You can participate in this free service* just by sending a text message of “Y” or “Yes” to our district’s short code number, 67587.

You can also opt out of these messages at any time by simply replying to one of our messages with “Stop”.

SchoolMessenger is compliant with the Student Privacy PledgeTM, so you can rest assured that your information is safe and will never be given or sold to anyone.

Just send “Y” or “Yes” to 67587