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From The Principal:

Greetings Heritage Hornet 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. 

Students should be logged into their Schoology accounts by 8:20 a.m. each day to begin their remote instruction.  I strongly recommend that they log on early in case they have difficulties connecting or accessing their class link.   We realize that many of our students are still unable to access PowerSchool due to login or password concerns.  Please be patient.  We are working with the IT department to have this issue resolved as soon as possible.  It will not impact students’ ability to complete their work or earn grades.  

Students will be marked absent if they are not logged into classes.  Please call the office if your child is absent class due to illness, appointments, etc.  Attendance will be taken every day, during every block, as if students were attending school in person.  Grades will be assigned for students’ work throughout the remote and virtual learning phase. Students will engage in synchronous (live) and asynchronous (independent/on your own) activities.   Please encourage your child to be an active participant in all lessons and activities. Our staff is excited to connect with students and partner with you as we learn and grow together in this unique environment. 

Please take the time to view the following videos to help ensure a smooth transition to the 2020-2021 school year.

UCS Family Tech Night
Student Technology Instructional Video

 You can expect frequent communications from us throughout the 2020-21 school year. Here is some information that I would like to share with you at this time:

  • While we are in the office, we are limiting visitors to those who have a direct reason to visit the school.  If an in-person visit is necessary, please call our office for an appointment. You will be asked to do a pre-screening, wear a face mask, use hand sanitizer located inside our door and observe social distancing. While building access is being limited, please know that we are always happy to talk with you and answer your questions over the phone. Our office number is 586-797-3100.
  • Secondary students will follow a block schedule when we open remotely and will remain in a block schedule as we move to in-person learning. Instead of having all six classes for one hour every day, students will have three classes for two hours each day.  This will help students with focus and managing their work load. On the A day, students would take what we normally called 1st, 2nd, and 3rd hour. On the B day, students will take what we normally call 4th, 5th, and 6th hour. You can see a graphic representation of what this will look like at the UCS Q/A page.
  • Every student this year will be receive a district-issued device. These devices will have a single sign-on for your student and will be loaded with apps and resources that our teachers will be using to support learning.   

If you have any questions, please feel free to call the office at 586-797-3100.

All the best!

Mrs. Beebe

To prepare individuals academically, encourage social awareness and promote responsibility with optimism toward the future.

Don’t forget our registration day for Hornets is Thursday, August 29, 2019.  Please follow the schedule below:

  • 9th Grade Students  8:30-9:45am
  • 8th Grade Students   10:00-11:15am
  • 7th Grade Students   12:45-2:00 pm

School starts Tuesday, September 3, 2019


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.