UCS works to support vaccine distribution to staff
UCS works to support vaccine distribution to staff
Posted on 02/12/2021
District LogoAs Utica Community Schools continues to move toward greater in-person instruction, district officials are leveraging partnerships to increase the availability of vaccines to its staff.

Through partnerships with the City of Sterling Heights Fire Department and Henry Ford Medical Center, district staff have had another opportunity to register to receive the vaccine. 

The district is also working with local pharmacies – including Walgreens, CVS, Rite Aid, Meijer and Kroger - to increase availability of vaccines for staff and has made outreaches to the Macomb County Health Department to host in-district clinics. 

“A full return to in-person instruction remains a goal for Utica Community Schools, and the health and safety of our staff and students continues to be a priority in our move forward,” Interim Superintendent Robert Monroe said. “We are working aggressively through partnerships to increase the access of vaccines to interested staff as we prepare to increase the amount of time students are in our classrooms.”

Utica Community Schools is currently offering two learning models to its families: a hybrid (cohort) option that provides students a combination of in-person and remote instruction and the full on-line UCS Virtual Academy.

The district is scheduled to increase the amount of in-person learning over the next month. Students in special education self-contained classrooms and secondary English Learner students are scheduled to have increased in-person learning the week of March 1. The remaining K-12 students are scheduled for an increase of in-person learning the week of March 15. 

Eligibility for district staff to receive COVID-19 vaccinations was opened on January 11.