Cubs' Communication

October 1st Update

Important Dates:

October 14: Picture Day

October 29: 1/2 Day

Changes to the Quarantine Process

As Mr. Monroe’s September 30 letter indicated, there has been a series of adjustments in required quarantine guidelines. These adjustments from the Macomb County Health Department are for students who may have been identified as a close contact. The changes are the result of discussions between our district leadership and the health department and are based on concerns shared by our parents.


Our goal remains to keep our students in-person throughout the year. The new guidelines provide an avenue that families can take to return quarantined students to classrooms earlier if they meet certain conditions, such as a vaccination, a distance of more than three feet from the contact or testing daily over seven days through either a clinic or using an at-home kit. If you choose to purse the at-home or clinic tests, our school will provide you a form to record the results.


In the event your student is a close contact, we will notify you via phone call, email and a text message. (If you do not receive regular updates from our school, please call the office to verify we have accurate information for you).

For more information, you may visit our district’s website regarding the required quarantine process and our school’s layered mitigation strategies. If you have any questions regarding the process or the learning plan for your child if a quarantine is necessary, please speak to your teacher or call our office directly.

Join Our Team!

Walk In-Interviews
Transportation Department
Wednesday, October 6
11 a.m. – 2 p.m.


Our UCS bus drivers make a difference every day in the lives of our students. UCS drivers are the first person students see every morning and the last at the end of the day. We are looking for individuals who want to help drive the future for our students. If you are interested in becoming a driver, walk in interviews are being held Wednesday, October 6 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at our UCS Auxiliary Services Department, 6600 18 Mile Rd, Sterling Heights, MI 48314.


This is a great opportunity for individuals who are looking for a full or part time job during the school calendar. For more information, please visit http://www.uticak12.org/ucsjobs.

Picture Day

Our Picture Day will be on Thursday, October 14th. You may order pictures early online using the code below. Paper flyers will be going home soon.



School Name: Collins Elementary School

Picture Day Date: Thursday, October 14

Picture Day ID: EVT2B938Z

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