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May 19, 2023

Dates to Remember...


22nd- Armed Forces Day - Wear Camo

23rd- Pastries With Parents 8:00 a.m.

23rd- 6th Grade Camp

23rd- McDonald's Night 5-7

29th- No School- Memorial Day


2nd- Field Day

5th- PTO Meeting 6:30

7th- Senior Breakfast / Assembly

8th- 1/2 Day 11:44 Dismissal / 6th Grade Graduation 9:30

9th- 1/2 Day- 11:44 Dismissal- Last Day Of School / Kindergarten Celebration 9:30

UCS Wellness Podcast

The UCS Wellness team is happy to announce the 13th episode of our podcast series featuring Matt Cecil, Jeannette Junior High physical education teacher with host, Erin Chambers, Shelby Junior High physical education and health teacher. This two-part series will inform listeners how to increase their focus and decrease their stress. These podcasts are available on the UCS Wellness page. UCS Wellness - Utica Community Schools. The 13th podcast in the series is Managing Components of Biology.

Below is a list of the podcasts available on the Wellness page:

  • Mental Health with guest, Nancy Buyle
  • Grief and the Grieving Process for Children
  • Family Communication
  • CARE of Southeastern Michigan
  • Discussing Dating Violence with Turning Point
  • Tackling Tough Topics with the Macomb County Sheriff’s Office
  • Our Youth and Vaping
  • Youth and Suicide Prevention
  • The Detour Project
  • Self-Regulation Strategies
  • Teen Mental Health and Wellness
  • Raising an Intuitive Eater
  • Managing Components of Biology (two-part series)

P-EBT Reconsideration Forms

Parents/guardians: please refer to the following notice regarding whether you are eligible for the Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) program and what factors are used in determining individual student eligibility for P-EBT. If a household feels they should be reconsidered for P-EBT benefits, they must fill out the reconsideration form (4A).

The qualifying events for reconsideration are:

  • Must have Free or Reduced-Price Benefits AND enrolled in Virtual Academy for any part of the school year OR enrolled in-person school but missed 5 days or more due to COVID.
  • The form is fillable, so parents can fill in Section 1 and Section 2. Then email PDF to Food Services at
  • School year benefits may only be paid through May 11, 2023 due to the end of the Public Health Emergency
  • To be considered, all P-EBT Reconsideration forms must be received by MDHHS by June 30, 2023
  • Parents can call the DHHS helpdesk at 833-905-0028, option 2, Monday - Friday from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. with any questions or they can email at

Stickers on Laptops and iPads

We will be collecting all iPads from Kindergarten and First grade students as well as laptops from 6th grade students and any students that will not be attending Collins Elementary School next year. You will need to turn in the charger and the device. Any chargers that are not the original or manufacturers specifications will not be accepted, and you will be charged the replacement cost.

Devices must be clean and free of stickers. You will be charged a $10 fee if the district has to remove any stickers. You will also be charged if you did not buy insurance and the device is damaged.

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2023 Summer Enrichment Catalog

Inside you will find all of the summer sports camps, health, fitness, dance, art, music, STEAM classes and more! Click the PDF below...
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