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District Survey
Grant supports UCS taxpayers by accelerating bond issue’s bus replacement program
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From The Principal

Dear Havel Families,

I want to say thank you for the positive support since the last face to face day of school. It is hard to believe that was on March 13th and here we are in mid-May, with only four weeks left in the school year. :)


Please remember that Friday, May 22nd and Monday, May 25th are not school days in observance of Memorial Day. Teachers will not be holding meetings or posting new assignments on those days, so it may be a good time for students to get caught up if they are missing assignments. The last official day of school is Thursday, June 11th.

Assignment grades are being entered into PowerSchool so please continue to use that as your source to stay informed of your child’s progress. Students must earn 60% or higher to receive credit for a class. Teachers will continue to reach out to students who are not on track to receive credit in one or more classes.


We are working on plans for turning in textbooks, yearbook distribution and retrieving items left in desks. These plans will be developed to adhere to stay at home orders and social distancing guidelines.


If you have not yet purchased a yearbook, we were able to request a final extension for the online ordering link. Check it out below and if you have yearbook questions, please contact Mrs. Camps, our yearbook coordinator, directly at


Our food distribution schedule will be readjusted for the Memorial Day holiday. Food distribution will occur as scheduled on Friday, May 22, with five meals being distributed. The normal schedule will resume on Wednesday May 27, 2020. Thanks to the hard work of our food service staff and volunteers, Utica Community Schools has provided more than 420,000 meals to students. For more information, please visit


As always, I hope this finds you very well, safe and healthy. Hug your Havel Hawk for me! 

Mrs. Tepper


To educate students, promote life long learning and encourage students to become productive citizens within a positive and safe learning environment.
Once A Hawk, Always A Hawk!

UCS Vision

All children have the right to a rigorous, high-quality education which meets their individual needs. UCS will respect, encourage and empower each and every student to acquire the necessary knowledge, skills and attitudes to be successful, contributing members of a diverse community and global society.

UCS Mission

We are committed to exemplary teaching and learning in order for our students to be prepared for success in the 21st Century.
We will achieve this commitment by engaging the entire community to focus on each child's achievement, with the expectation that every student will pursue some type of post-high school educational endeavor.

Core Values

  • Every child can learn and achieve.
  • Parents and guardians are partners in the learning process.
  • Being “smart” can be achieved through persistence, hard work and effective effort.
  • Excellence is expected and celebrated.
  • Data is used to guide our decision-making.
  • All employees will exemplify ethical behavior; exhibit a strong work ethic; and continue to develop their leadership, performance and service skills.
  • Technology supports and enhances instruction, business operations, research and communications.
  • The Board of Education, district educators/staff, parents, community members and business leaders must collaborate and work as a team to enhance educational opportunities for student success.