Oakbrook Elementary News

April 25, 2021

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Meals at School

Now that we are back to in-person learning 4 days a week, students will be provided breakfast and lunch on a daily basis. In order to insure that we have enough meals to meet the needs of all students, they will be asked to order meals daily; there is not longer an opt-out list. Please read below for more details.
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If You Missed the Kindergarten Open House

If you missed the Open House, no need to worry! If you attended the event, you can rewatch the recording of the evening (for the next 30 days) by going to the district webpage (uticak12.org) and clicking on the banner for the Kindergarten Open House Event. You will then click on the blue tab to enter the event. You will be able to view the opening session presented by our Interim Superintendent Mr. Robert Monroe. You will then be able to scroll down and select the taped session of Wiley's Virtual Kindergarten Open House.


As always, if you have questions about the registration process or our Kindergarten program, please do not hesitate to call the office.

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The Bridge to Kindergarten ~ Young Fives Program opening in Utica Community Schools for 2021-2022

Utica Community Schools is pleased to announce a new program for parents of kindergarten age students who may need additional time before beginning a traditional program.


The UCS Bridge to Kindergarten – Young Fives program provides young children a year of further development and maturity before entering a formal kindergarten program.

The program will be offered for the first time in the 2021-22 school year.


“The Bridge to Kindergarten -Young Fives program will give many of our youngest students the gift of time as they begin their transition to kindergarten,” Interim Superintendent Robert Monroe said.


The full-day program has been designed and will be taught by highly qualified UCS teachers. The curriculum will integrate early childhood and beginning kindergarten standards that develop strong literacy, math and social and emotional skills in students.

Students will have group and individual work with hands-on activities that are designed around their unique needs. Students will also receive weekly art, media center, music and physical education programs.


The Bridge to Kindergarten – Young Fives will be housed at select elementary schools throughout Michigan’s second largest school district. For more information, please visit http://www.uticak12.org/UCSbridgetokindergarten

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Safety Protocols

We have recently updated the self-screening process for families which reflects the recent changes in health protocols. Each day before you send your child to school, we are asking you to complete the screening process for your child. This is for the protection of your child, their friends at school and our dedicated UCS team. Please screen your child daily before leaving or sending them to school. If your child shows symptoms of COVID-19, DO NOT SEND THEM TO SCHOOL. The revised protocols can be found at this link. (See below)

Please note, if your child is sent home due to exhibiting symptoms, they will be released from the ISM room (in the SAM Suite) as this is where our Health Room is located.

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School Hours: 9:10 AM - 4:00 PM (Remote/Face to Face); 8:20 AM - 3:10 PM (Virtual)

Reach the Office: (586) 797-5900



Attendance Line: 586-797-5999 (May access 24/7)

Office Staff:

Dr. Linda Schneider-Rediske, Principal
linda.schneider-rediske@uticak12.org

Sandra Pacholski
sandra.pacholski@uticak12.org

Melissa Mitchell
melissa.mitchell@uticak12.org



12060 Greenway Drive

Sterling Heights, MI 48038