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From the Principal

 

Hello Monfort Families,

We look forward to working with you as we begin the new year with remote instruction.  Our teachers are committed to delivering quality education to our students and making the connections that make the difference in your child’s learning.  If you choose to remain at Monfort Elementary School in the remote learning, you do not need to do anything. Your child’s schedule is already being built and teachers will remain the same through the year, even if we transition back to in-person learning. If you choose to go into the Utica Community Schools Virtual Academy for the 1st semester, that choice must be made by Friday, August 14 by following the instructions here.

You can expect frequent communications from us as we look forward to the start of the 2020-21 school year.  I want to share a few things as we prepare for this new year:

  • While we are in the office, we are limiting visitors to those who have a specific reason to visit the school.We ask that you please call our office to schedule an appointment. Prior to entering the building, you will be asked to do a pre-screening, wear a facemask, use a hand sanitizer that is located inside our door and observe social distancing.

  • Although building access is being limited, please know that we are always happy to talk and work with you to answer your questions over the phone. Our office number is 586-797-5700.

  • We anticipate teacher assignments being emailed to you on August 28.
  • The structure of a typical in-person school day is being used as a guide for the remote learning. For instance, your child’s schedule will begin at 9:10 am and end at 4:00 pm. Both synchronous (real time learning with the teacher) and asynchronous (learning experience created by the teacher which are accessible at any time) will be used with whole class, small group and/or individualized instruction. We will provide you with more specific information in the upcoming days.
  • We have had a few questions about a recommended school supply list. We are preparing lists and will share those with you shortly.

  • Every student this year will receive a district issued device. These devices will have single sign-on for your child and will be loaded with the applications (apps) and resources that our teachers will use to support learning. We will be sharing a schedule with you soon on how the devices will be shared with your family.

We are excited to be partnering with you again as we look forward to the start of school on September 1st.  Both the district and our school will be communicating with you further to provide you with a better understanding of the supports your child will have and what their days will look like.  There is a great deal of information on the UCS Website at this link to answer many of your questions.

If you have any questions, please feel free to call the office at 586-797-5700.

 

Sincerely,

Mr. LaPorte

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