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From The Principal:

Greetings Hornet families!


We are moving along in our current hybrid model.  Students and staff have transitioned into their new routines.  We are proud of our school community for adhering to the established health and safety protocols. Kudos to our students, staff and all of the families that are working with us to make this a viable solution, despite the current pandemic we are all facing. 


Don't forget to mark the week of February 15th in your calendars. School will be closed this week. Upon our return on February 22nd, we hope there will be signs of spring, as we will be preparing for our spring parent-teacher conferences. This will be the final time of the 2020-2021 school year to “formally” meet with all staff and review your child’s progress. Conferences are set for Thursday, March 11, 2021, 4:00pm -7:00pm. Like the fall conferences, our spring conferences will be held virtually. No need to rush home from work, grab a snack, drive to the school and wait in line. You can meet with your child's teacher right from the comfort of our own home. 😊 Please remember, in order to accommodate as many families as possible, conferences are limited to 5 minutes. If you need more than the allotted time, feel free to reach out to the teacher and schedule an appointment at an agreed upon date and time. More details about registering for conferences will be shared in the coming weeks.


We realize everyone may not have had an opportunity to take photos during our recent Picture Day.  Perhaps your student took pictures, but they didn’t put on their best smile. 😊 No need to worry! Picture retake day is scheduled for March 9th (Cohort 1) and March 11th (Cohort 2). Virtual Academy students will be able to sign up for a time slot for picture retakes the afternoon of March 11th. A sign-up for Virtual Academy students will be shared in the coming weeks. 


Please be sure to contact the school if you are not receiving our email or phone communications.  We must have the most up-to-date contact information to keep you informed of our school happenings.


I thank you for your continued support.  If you have questions, please feel free to contact my office at 586-797-3100.


All the best to the entire Hornet community!

Mrs. Beebe

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

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.