According to the Student Handbook, vacation or travel during school days is discouraged. Families should seek permission from a building administrator for an excused vacation absence prior to making any travel arrangements. The request should be made in writing at least one week prior to the vacation. Vacation absences of more than 10 days in a semester will not be approved. Vacation absences that would cause a student to be placed on the No-Go list will not be approved for excusal. Vacations taken without approval will be marked as unexcused absences.
Students approved for excusal should pick-up a “Pre-arranged Absent Form” from the Counseling office. Homework may be requested and requires 24 hours to process. However, most teachers post their assignments on Schoology. Work at the secondary level may be due upon return from vacation or travel.
Please be advised: UCS does not support international travel of our laptop devices.
Teams links AND Class Link will not work outside of the US; therefore, students cannot access and complete class work while traveling.
Utica’s IB Program at GLK-UAIS
Can you believe it? It’s time to start planning for the 2024-2025 school year. If you have an 8th grader who is interested in attending Utica’s IB Program at GLK-UAIS, we are now offering shadowing! Please complete this form: https://forms.office.com/r/ziyv7kKTCE?origin=lprLink to sign up. Shadows are limited to 3 spots per day, so be sure to secure your spot for a shadow opportunity today!
- Dates for shadowing visits will be available beginning on November 1, 2023. Shadowing ends March 15, 2024.
- After submitting your shadowing request, our staff will contact you within a week about confirming a date and provide more information about the process.