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From the Principal  

Dear Parents,

 

As Mr. Monroe’s September 30th 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 close contact in a school setting. 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 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 pursue 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 text message. (If you do not receive regular updates from our school, please call the office to verify we have accurate information for you). These new COVID protocols only apply to students who were exposed while at school. It does not apply to at-home or in the community exposures.

 

 

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 quarantine is necessary, please speak to your teacher or call our office directly.

 

Sincerely,

Renee Fiema Ed.D.
Messmore Principal

The mission of Messmore Elementary School is to provide a Montessori environment that fosters self-motivated, responsible, life-long learners.
Messmore is hosting a Kindergarten Open House on March 15 at 7:00 p.m. for 4-year-old Montessori preschoolers. Utica Community Schools offers all-day Kindergarten at all elementary schools. Registration forms are available at www.uticak12.org. Please bring completed registration forms with you. The open house will give parents the opportunity to learn about our kindergarten, meet teachers and building staff and complete the registration process.

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.