Hawk Weekly

November 16th-20th

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Second Semester Enrollment Choice for Students

Remote Learning or Virtual Academy.. What option is right for your family?

The District has two options available for student learning. Families have a limited opportunity to choose the option that works best for them. Use the link below to change your child's current learning plan (your child remains in their current learning plan if you do nothing). Your choice will remain in effect for the remainder of this school year.

The two options:

The In-Person/Remote Learning option will allow your student to transition to in-person learning when health and safety factors permit us to return to our classrooms. Parents who make this choice are committing to having their students attend school under any of the following situations:

• Fully in-person at any time

• Hybrid model (half days) mix of in-person and online work

• Fully remote instruction

The UCS Virtual Academy option is the district’s fully on-line option. Your student would remain in a virtual learning environment through the remainder of this school year.

Regardless of which option you choose, your student will be taught by qualified Utica Community Schools teachers with curriculum that will be parallel across the various learning environments.

Please take some time to discuss which option best works for your family now and into the future as your choice will remain in effect until the end of the school year.

IF YOU ARE PLANNING A CHANGE, YOU MUST MAKE YOUR CHOICE by 11:59 p.m. on November 15. You can make your choice by clicking on the link below. If you do not make a selection, your child will remain in their current learning plan.

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Welcome Ms.Hall

This week our Havel staff welcomed Ms. Hall to our team. Ms. Hall will be teaching a section of the 3rd grade virtual academy to UCS families. We are so happy to have her as a part of our Havel family!!
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Maturation program for fourth grade and fifth grade girls

The Macomb Intermediate School District will be presenting a maturation program for fourth grade and fifth grade girls and their mothers/guardians, at which time they will answer growth and development questions. This virtual event will take place on Tuesday, December 1, 2020 from 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. The flyer has the registration details and should be made available as soon as possible to families of all fourth grade and fifth grade girls.

You have to preregister at this link:


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5th Grade Virtual Academy News From Mrs. Sutter

The fifth-grade virtual academy students have been very busy. During math class, the fifth graders just finished our first unit on adding and subtracting fractions. They quickly learned the importance of having common denominators to add or subtract correctly. We have moved into adding and subtracting decimals. In Social Studies class, the students are very fortunate to have Mrs. Kramer. She has been teaching the students about the different regions of the United States and the Native American groups that lived in each region. In Science class, the students are again very fortunate to have Mrs. Cooke. She has engaged them in learning about Atoms and Molecules. During language arts, our virtual academy students have been busy working with character traits, parts of a fictional story, character motivations, and vocabulary. The students are also learning about types of sentences and how to write opinion papers. Our students finished writing their very own spooky story after an inspirational video conference with Author Jonathan Rand. We have been fun learning and getting to know other fifth graders from other elementary schools. I am looking forward to watching my students learn and grow throughout the year.

Dates To Know


23rd- Family Restaurant Night- Chipotle (See Flyers Below)

24th- HVL Meeting- 7:00

25th-27th- No School- Thanksgiving Break

29th-December 2nd- Virtual Holiday Shop (more info to come!)


18th- HVL Reindeer Stuffing FB Live Event (more info coming)

21st- 1/2 Day of School

22nd- 1/2 Day of School- End of 2nd Quarter

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Food Distribution Information


November 11 & 18

4:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Eisenhower High School

6500 25 Mile Rd, Shelby Township

Henry Ford II High School

11911 Clinton River Rd, Sterling Heights

Stevenson High School

39701 Dodge Park Rd, Sterling Heights


November 12 & 19

11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Davis Junior High

11311 Plumbrook, Sterling Heights

Eppler Junior High

45461 Brownell, Utica

Jeannette Junior High

40400 Gulliver, Sterling Heights

Malow Junior High

6400 25 Mile Road, Shelby Township

Special Distribution Thanksgiving Week Only

Tuesday, November 24

11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.


4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Eisenhower High School

6500 25 Mile Rd, Shelby Township

Henry Ford II High School

11911 Clinton River Rd, Sterling Heights

Stevenson High School

39701 Dodge Park Rd, Sterling Heights

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Repeated News From Previous Hawk Weekly Newsletters Below

Report Cards Delivered Tuesday, November 17th

During November, Havel will distribute reports cards electronically. The first marking period grades will be sent electronically to families after scheduled parent-teacher conferences at the end of the day on Tuesday, November 17, 2020.

To receive the report cards, parents will need to have a secure PowerSchool account. Parents who do not have access to a PowerSchool account will need to register for one prior to the end of the next marking period for second quarter report card delivery. The report cards will be automatically e-mailed to the address that is used to register the PowerSchool account. If you already have a PowerSchool account, you do not need to take any further action. The report card automatically will be sent to you electronically.

Dear Havel Families,

I am super excited to share that this year we are partnering with Nothing bundt Cakes to promote reading!

Every student will receive a monthly tracking sheet to record the titles of books that they have read along with the number of minutes spent reading. The goal is to read 400 minutes every month. Now that may seem like a lot but when you break it down, it’s 100 minutes per week or 13 minutes a day. Students can count minutes spent reading for silent reading or for our younger learners, they can count the minutes that an adult reads to them (for example, a story before bed). Chapter books count too! Just record the chapter and the minutes spent daily reading each chapter.

At the end of every month, the tracking sheets will get turned into me. They can turn them in one of two ways. The sheet can be emailed to me (nicole.reynolds@uticak12.org) or the students can return the sheet to their classroom teacher and the teacher will pass it along to me. I will then give each student a certificate to receive a free bundlet (mini cake) from Nothing bundt Cakes located on Hall Road. They do have curbside pickup if you are uncomfortable going inside the store. This program will run from November through March.

If you have any questions regarding this program please feel free to ask! You can either email me or call the office.

Your partner in education,

Mrs. Reynolds

Reading Coach

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