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From the Principal

 

Hello Monfort Families,

We have made it February.

Last month, we welcomed our students back to in person learning and have been getting used to our new routine.

Valentine's Day is coming in the next few weeks and is a special day for people of all ages.


Each year, we find creative ways to incorporate learning, celebration, and fun into Valentine's Day. This year, mitigation strategies are making us think more outside the box. We are not going to pass out any treats, items, or cards to others physically. Virtual options, crafts, games, and even video messages could be some options that our creative and talented staff/students could use to celebrate the special day.


 

Friday, February 12, will be a spirit day, where we can wear pink/white/red colors, heart socks, special Valentine shirts, hats, masks, to celebrate the season. Check with your child's teacher for any specific classroom plans relating to Valentine's Day.

February is a short month in calendar days and school days. UCS has mid-winter break starting February 15 through February 19. Students will return to school on Monday, February 22. There are many activities to do in Michigan in winter and mid-winter break is a great time to spend some special family time enjoying the Michigan outdoors together.

UCS has opened registration for incoming kindergarten students! If you have an incoming kindergartner, or know of a neighbor with a kindergarten student, please review the information on the district website on registration for the 2021-2022 school year. All registration paperwork is now online and needs to be completed online.

If you have questions on registration, please contact the main office at 586-797-5700
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Mission: The Isaac Monfort community is dedicated to providing the essential skills necessary to develop inquiring, knowledgeable, and caring children who will become contributing members, and future leaders, of a global society.

Theme:Under the Sea

Monfort students will strive to be:

  • Inquirers: Their natural curiosity has been nurtured. They have acquired the skills necessary to conduct purposeful, constructive research. They actively enjoy learning and their love of learning will be sustained throughout their lives.
  • Thinkers: They exercise initiative in applying thinking skills critically and creatively to make sound decisions and to solve complex problems.
  • Communicators: They receive and express ideas and information confidently in more than one language, including the language of mathematical symbols.
  • Risk Takers: They approach unfamiliar situations without anxiety and have the confidence and independence of spirit to explore new roles, ideas and strategies. They are courageous and articulate in defending those things in which they believe.
  • Knowledgeable: They have spent time in school exploring themes which have global relevance and importance. In doing so, they have acquired a critical mass of significant knowledge.
  • Principled: They have a sound grasp of the principles of moral reasoning. They have integrity, honesty and a sense of fairness and justice.
  • Caring: They show sensitivity towards the needs and feelings of others. They have a sense of personal commitment to action and service.
  • Open-minded: They respect the views, values and traditions of other individuals and cultures, and they are accustomed to seeking and considering a range of points of view.
  • Balanced: They understand the importance of physical and mental balance and personal well-being.
  • Reflective: They give thoughtful consideration to their own learning and analyze their personal strengths and weaknesses in a constructive manner.

September 1
First day of school
Half day for elementary students

September 4-7
No school

October 30
Half day for elementary students

November 3
No school for all students

November 12
Half day for elementary students

November 25-27
No school-Thanksgiving Holiday

December 21 and 22
Half day for all students

December 23-January 1
Winter break

Utica Community Schools is Michigan's second largest school district.   

Student achievement in the district outpaces all county, state and national averages. The district's graduation rate is 12 points higher than the state average and students and staff are regularly honored for excellence.

For more information on Utica Community Schools, please visit this link