Hawk Weekly

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12 Days Of Online Learning
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Winter Traditions

Mrs. Zeig and a few of her students created a flip grid video to share some of their favorite winter traditions. Click on the link below to check it out! #havelstrong

Dates To Know


18th- HVL Reindeer Stuffing Live Event (see info above)

21st- 1/2 Day of School- Ugly Sweater Day

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

23rd-January 3rd- Holiday Break


4th- School Resumes

18th- No School- Martin Luther King Day

1/2 Days of School- December 21st & 22nd

Dismissal Times-
VA- 11:00am

Remote- 11:50am

21st- Students will attend their AM special at the regular time. Student who have a PM special will NOT have their special today.

22nd- If a student has a special in the PM they will attend it in the AM on Tuesday, December 22nd. Students who have an AM special will NOT have a special today. For more information, please check your child's Schoology page.

School Office Hours

The school office is open Monday - Friday, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM.

Appointments may be scheduled between the hours of 9:15 AM and 2:45 PM. When calling ahead for your appointment, we will review our COVID-19 screening and safety precautions with you over the phone in preparation for your visit. Administrative Assistant Stephanie Constantineau and Clerk Tammy Allen are happy to assist you when you call, and can be reached at 586-797-5200..


In continuation with Utica Community Schools strategic approaches to providing safe school and work environments, the district is equipping all ventilation systems with Needlepoint Bi-Polar Ionization technology during the next several weeks. This application is intended to enhance the filtering efficiency and air quality of the current system, and we are expecting the installation to be complete at Ebeling prior to the Holiday break.

Presentation on Learning Environment Support for Parents of Students with an IEP

Please join the Special Services department for a presentation in the new year to learn tips and tricks for supporting your child while virtual, remote or in hybrid learning. This special presentation will be facilitated by special services intervention consultants Chelsea Laurencelle and Rachel Dresden.

Event topics include:

•Setting up the environment for success

•Using visual and organizational supports

•Using positive behavior interventions and supports

•Engaging your child for instruction and academics

•Using communication systems and supports

•Adult support and interaction

The live virtual presentation will take place on Friday, January 8, 2021 from 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

The presentation will be recorded. If you are unable to join us or you want a copy for reference, one will be provided. Please RSVP for the live presentation and/or reserve a copy for later by Wednesday, January 6th using this link: https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=aOI-uaQawUGz37nrhmVnJSMfWoEhhWtAurHkssJD8wxUM1ZCN0xXSkxOU1AxWFRIN0dKUVk1S1lCOS4u

If you plan on attending, you will receive an invitation to join the virtual session closer to the date.

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Repeated News From Previous Hawk Weekly Newsletters Below

Remote Meals To Go

Utica Community Schools offers free meals to-go at locations throughout the district for all children 18 and under. Meals are funded by the USDA.

Meal pickup is a drive thru model, parents are to remain in their vehicle. Please provide the food service worker with your children’s last name and school building name. Please pop your trunk and we will drop your meals off for contactless pick up.
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Online Tutoring Available

UCS students have free online tutoring available to them through a partnership with the public library. Students can login by clicking the Virtual Library Card App in their Classlink. This will connect your student to a professional tutor to receive help with difficult homework problems between the hours of 4pm – 11pm. Students login with their UCS student number (found on PowerSchool) and the last four digits of their primary phone number that is listed in PowerSchool. ‘UCS’ is in front of the student number. More information can be found on the UCS home page in Success Tool Kit.

Havel Staff Email Addresses

Click on the teachers name for their email information!

Previous Hawk Weekly Updates

Click here to view previous hawk weekly updates for the 2020-2021 school year