The Crissman Connection

Summer 2022

Happy Summer!

Hi Crissman Families,

I hope you are enjoying your Summer!

School Calendar 2022-2023, click here: Calendar - Utica Community Schools (

Breakfast & Lunch for Fall 2022: The federal government will no longer be providing free breakfast and lunch to all students. Starting in the fall of 2022, students will need to purchase a breakfast or lunch (costs to come soon). Families in need can complete a Free/Reduced Lunch application for fall 2022 AFTER July 1, 2022. More information is located under the UCS menu below.

Technology Fees:

Here is some info on how technology fees are assessed:

  • Student has an issue with their device (iPads/laptops). If the issue is not able to be resolved with support from the UCS Help Desk, student is provided a replacement device and the non-working/broken device is sent to UCS for assessment and repair
  • A repair ticket is generated for UCS Help Desk to pick up the device and repair. The ticket outlines the reported problem with the device.
  • UCS Technology team picks up the device, takes to the technology office, assesses the issue and what is needed for repair.
  • If there is damage to the device: a report for cost of repair is issued.
  • The fee to repair is sent back to UCS school buildings, entered into Power School and an invoice issued to parents for the repair.
  • Insurance covers many repairs at a free or reduced cost, up to three incidents. After three incidents, full price is assessed.
  • Insurance will be offered for purchase in Fall 2022--watch the Crissman Connection for information. Insurance does not cover lost/stolen devices or charging cables.

Paying a technology fee online: You can pay a technology fee online using the link below for Pay Schools. If you do not already have a Pay Schools account, you will need to create an account. You can use Pay Schools to pay for other UCS related items as well, including Technology Insurance in the fall:

PaySchools - Online Payment Processing

Happy Summer Crissman Families!

~Mrs. Papastamatis


Crissman School Supply List 2022-2023

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This is a great place to work. Every member of our UCS team makes a difference in a child’s life and builds the future of our community. We offer prospective employees full and part time openings, competitive compensation packages, and positions that follow the school calendar.

Utica Community Schools is hosting a Job Fair on Wednesday, June 22 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Davis Junior High School, 11311 Plumbrook (west of Dodge Park Road) in Sterling Heights. Applications are being accepted for a wide variety of positions, including bus drivers, mechanics, skilled trades, food service, clerical, teaching, adult education teachers, substitutes, paraprofessionals and childcare.

Prospective applicants will be able to meet with hiring managers and current staff members in each job group, as well as interview onsite. Please visit this website for additional information.

To be a UCS staff member is to be part of our success story with a long legacy of excellence. We are looking for others who share this same commitment to the future and their community by joining our team.

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For the PDF Flyer, click below:

Free and Reduced Lunch

Dear Parents/guardians:

The Department of Health and Human Services has provided notice to families qualifying for P-EBT benefits. Families that have not received notice but believe they qualify can complete a reconsideration form.

Students eligible for free and reduced meals or those attending a CEP building who were absent due to COVID, may qualify for P-EBT benefits.

Please refer to the attached notice regarding eligibility for the Pandemic EBT program. Families that believe they should be reconsidered for benefits can complete the reconsideration form located at Parents/guardians are responsible for completing sections 1, 2 and 4. Completed forms can be sent to your school’s main office or the office of Food and Nutrition Services.


Mrs. Papastamatis

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About our school

The mission of Crissman Elementary School, in partnership with parents and the community, is to provide a safe, positive and productive learning environment that fosters academic excellence and recognizes individual uniqueness. We will strive to prepare students for their future in an ever changing world.