What's Happening at the "D"

V5 #8 2018/2019

A note from the Principal...

Hello DeKeyser families,


As a result of the inclement weather, the date for the electronic distribution of report cards have been revised. To provide teachers the necessary time to complete report cards, the semester report cards will now be sent out to all parents by the end of the day on Wednesday, February 6, 2019. The report card will be sent electronically to all parents that signed up for a secure PowerSchool Parent Portal account.


The Michigan weather has been quite active lately! That has not stopped the learning and fun happening at School! The mid-year point is always a time for us as a staff to reflect on how the first part of the year has gone, celebrate our success, and adjust things that we could improve!


We are continuing our journey in creating a Culture of Thinking and have been actively tracking our progress and trying new things. We are continuing with our Pod Pals this semester and building relationships. Keep an eye out soon for a parent survey so we can get your feedback on our school!


With gratitude,

Mary Beth Merlo

Digital Information and Communication Technology - Smart Phones and Smart Watches

Utica Community Schools has a school board policy to address Digital Information and Communication Technology. Unless being used for teacher initiated educational purposes, Smart Phones and Smart Watches can be kept in student backpacks turned off. If you would like more information about School Board Policy 5160, please click here: http://www.uticak12.org/cms/One.aspx?From=kr&portalId=578321&pageId=1221983&objectId.161830=5632868&contextId.161830=2383370&lastCat=6619061

Parking Lot Safety

Safety is number one!

I have heard some concerns from parents lately about parents not following the flow of traffic. If you would like to park on the left side of the parking lot, please follow proper traffic flow and drive through the parking lot. A diagram of traffic flow is attached.

As a reminder:

~The flow of traffic is one way.

~Driving to the parking lot behind the building is NOT allowed, no student drop off in the back of the building.

~Please be courteous to other drivers, kids are most likely within earshot and modeling patience will benefit their learning.


Thank you! :)

6th Grade Irish PenPals

Our 6th graders are using the skills from Writing class in their letters to their Pen Pals who live in Ireland.
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School Breakfast and Lunch menus

The Food and Nutrition Services Department is excited to announce that all menus are now digitally accessible on all devices to allow for personalized viewing options. Users can select to view nutritional and allergen information, as well as customize print and language settings. Menus can also be viewed at https://uticak12.nutrislice.com, or on the UCS Mobile App.

Please see flyer below for more info.


School breakfast begins Tuesday, September 4th and school lunches begin Wednesday, September 5th.



School meal prices for students will remain unchanged for the 2018-2019 school year.

2018-2019 Meal Prices

Elementary, Lunch $ 2.75

Junior High, Lunch $ 2.90

High School, Lunch $ 2.95

All Grades, Breakfast $ 1.75

Early Childhood Open House

Velocity Mid-Winter Break Camp

School Age Child Care Mid Winter Day Camp

!!!Congratulations to our VIP Parking Spot Winners!!!

At our Spring Fling this year, we raffled off a parking spot in the front of the lot, closest to the building. The winning family may park in the spot during the month designated at any time.


Here is a list of winners by month:


February: Tara Schmid

March: Kayla Cardillo

April: Jen Gonzalez

May: Amanda Peebles

June: Kellie Clark


This parking spot will be monitored, please do not park in the spot unless you are the month's winner. Thank you!

2018/2019 School Calendar

Next year's calendar of district school days and vacation days has been released. Please click below to see a copy of the calendar.

Upcoming Events...

2/6- Semester 1 Grades emailed home to parents

2/7 - Conferences

2/12 - PTCG Meeting 7pm

2/13 - Early Childhood Open House

2/18-2/22 - Mid Winter Break

2/26 - School Store

2/27 - 3 to Be Assembly

3/1 - Morley Candy Fundraiser Kick - Off

3/1 - March is Reading Month Assembly

DeKeyser Attendance Line - (586)797-4499

If your child will be absent from school, please call our attendance line and leave a message.

About Us

Our DeKeyser Community creates a safe and engaging culture of learning where thinking is visible, valued, and actively promoted.