Hello to the Parents of the Class of 2037!
This is an exciting time for you and your child, and Utica Community Schools is here to help transition your students into our nationally-recognized schools.
Here are some things to know to get you started to enroll in UCS for the 2024-25 school year:
Children can be enrolled for kindergarten or our Young Fives program if they turn five on or before December 1, 2024. Please note – If your child is born between September 2 and December 1, 2019, you will need to complete a waiver to register in Utica Community Schools. A waiver is not required for children who were born on or before September 1, 2024.
Young Fives Program
The Young Fives program provides young children additional time to prepare for a successful kindergarten and school experience. The program fosters social, emotional, physical and academic development through a year of growth and discovery for children who need additional time for development and maturity before entering kindergarten. Students who take part in the Young Fives program will transition to traditional kindergarten the following school year. Students with birthdays between September 1 and December 1 of 2019 are eligible for the program.
Parents should begin the registration process by selecting "kindergarten" as the grade level for enrollment, and then select "yes" when asked whether they want to pursue the Young Fives Program for their child.
More information is available at this link.
Kindergarten Open House
Parents should circle Wednesday, March 6 on their calendar. All 25 UCS elementary will host a kindergarten/young fives open house that evening from 7-8:30 p.m. The evenings are an opportunity to meet our staff and learn more about our programs and services.
Vision and Hearing Screening
Michigan law requires hearing and vision screening prior to starting kindergarten. For information on free screenings available through Macomb County, please see this link.
Enroll Now in UCS!
Enrollment is now open!
During registration, you will be asked to upload:
- Child's birth certificate
- Michigan driver's license, Michigan ID or a work photo ID
- Current property tax bill, current lease agreement or closing documents (for recently purchased homes)
- Immunization records detailing the day, month and year your child was vaccinated against measles, rubella, diphtheria, tetanus, polio, hepatitis B and other serious illnesses. If you need information on immunizations waivers or forms, please visit this Health Department Forms link.
Please Note - The online registration tool is not compatible with older versions of the Internet Explorer browser. Please use the Microsoft Edge browser, Firefox or Google Chrome to complete the registration process.
Schools of Choice
Families interested in enrolling in UCS from outside of our district may apply through our Schools of Choice. Students from Macomb, Oakland, St. Clair, Lapeer and Wayne Counties are all eligible to enroll in UCS through Schools of Choice. You can apply at this link.
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