School NewsDistrict News

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04/13/2021
Restaurant nights support local business community
UCS Counselor among 13 Michigan educators selected for fellowship program
12/02/2020
Kimberly Twarowski selected by the Michigan College Access Network (MCAN) for the School Counselor Fellow Program.
A Positive Sign!
02/13/2020
Scouts post positive messages to earn Silver Award
UCS to be represented by Utica High School dancer at Philadelphia’s Thanksgiving Day Parade
11/23/2021
Varsity dancer named All-American by Varsity Spirit will be performing on behalf of the organization on Thanksgiving.
UCS student musicians selected for District XVI honors band
11/19/2021
Students will perform in concert at Dakota High School

 IMPORTANT COVID-19 INFORMATION

Changes to Quarantine Process

As Mr. Monroe’s September 30 letter indicated, there has been a series of adjustments in required quarantine guidelines. These adjustments from the Macomb County Health Department are for students who may have been identified as a close contact. The changes are the result of discussions between our district leadership and the health department and are based on concerns shared by our parents.

 

Our goal remains to keep our students in-person throughout the year. The new guidelines provide an avenue that families can take to return quarantined students to classrooms earlier if they meet certain conditions, such as a vaccination, a distance of more than three feet from the contact or testing daily over seven days through either a clinic or using an at-home kit. If you choose to purse the at-home or clinic tests, our school will provide you a form to record the results.

 

In the event your student is a close contact, we will notify you via phone call, email and a text message. (If you do not receive regular updates from our school, please call the office to verify we have accurate information for you).

 

For more information, you may visit our district’s website regarding the required quarantine process and our school’s layered mitigation strategies.  If you have any questions regarding the process or the learning plan for your child if a quarantine is necessary, please speak to your teacher or call our office directly.



Health and Safety Protocols

Our school continues to work to maintain an in-person learning for all students through the entire year. The health and safety protocols used by our school are available on the UCS website.

At this time, there has been no change in the protocols used in our school, including our strong recommendation that families consider the use of face coverings. As Mr. Monroe’s recent letter indicated, we may need to make adjustments in our mitigation strategies for specific programs, classrooms or the entire school. If those adjustments are necessary, you will hear that directly from me.

 

All of us have a level of control over the health and safety of our school community. It is important that our families self-screen students every morning as outlined on the health and safety protocols. 

Thank you for your continued partnership.

Quarantine Information

We have had a great start to the school year with the return of full, in-person learning in our classrooms. It is our school’s goal and the goal of Utica Community Schools to maintain face-to-face instruction throughout the year for families who have chosen this option. I know we share this common goal and it is critical that we work in partnership through the layered approach to mitigation strategies in our schools.

The self-screening process every morning is an important way to keep our students in school, particularly when it comes to quarantines for students who are identified as being in close contact to an individual who has been diagnosed as a probable or confirmed case of COVID-19, as required by the Macomb County Health Department.

Our district’s quarantine information page (see link here) will continue to be updated. If your student has been placed on a quarantine, it is important that you are communicating with your teachers and sharing any questions you may have directly with them or our office.

We can avoid the need for quarantines if all of us work together. If your student is not feeling well, do not send them to school. Thank you for your continued partnership and support.

 

Shelby Junior High is hiring!

 

Ever thought of joining the Wildcat team?

 

Our school has a variety of positions now open for parents who may be interested in working here with a family-friendly calendar. It is an opportunity for you to be even more involved in your child’s school and have a direct impact on the students in this community.

 

Positions we have available at our school include:

Administrative Assistant

Building Substitute Teachers

Paraprofessional

 

Openings across the district for positions that provide an important service to Shelby include:

Food Services Transportation Child Care Skilled Trades

 

We hope you will take advantage of this opportunity. If interested, the district will be hosting a job fair on Wednesday, November 10 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Community Education Building at Walsh, 38901 Dodge Park Road (at 17 Mile Road), Sterling Heights, MI 48312.

More information is available at: https://uticak12.org/ucsjobs



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