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  • VACATION NOTICE

    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.

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  • HOMEWORK CLUB

    Click HERE for info on Homework Club/ Permission Form 

    At Bemis Junior High School we are taking positive steps to help your child by offering one hour after school student tutoring sessions three days per week in our Media Center. This program will be facilitated by Bemis Junior High School teachers, along with tutoring by current Henry Ford II High School National Honor Society members. Beginning next Monday, October 23, 2023, two Bemis Junior High School teachers will supervise and support students on Mondays and Tuesdays. Each Wednesday, we will have a teacher supervisor and current Henry Ford II High School National Honor Society members. This is an optional drop-in program, students do not have to attend each session, they do not have to attend every week.

    If your child attends any or all tutoring sessions, they will be expected to bring all necessary materials and books to the Media Center by 3:05 p.m. and remain until 4:05 p.m. Parents need to arrange to pick up their child by 4:10 p.m. If you would like your child to participate in this program, please complete the attached form and return it to the counseling office prior to your child’s first date of attendance.

    If you have any questions regarding this program, please contact Mrs. Dolland-Head at: diana.dolland-head@uticak12.org.

     

    Sincerely,

    Mr. Yaw

    Bemis Junior High Principal

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  • Computer Use Rules

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  • No unescorted Students at Junior High School After School Activities

    I am contacting you today to inform you of one of our district practices regarding evening programs at UCS Junior High Schools.  Normally, students should not attend after-school activities, such as concerts, plays or athletic events, unless they are accompanied by an adult or are participating in the program or event.  Students on the No-Go List will NOT be admitted, even with a parent.

    As a reminder: participation in extracurricular activities, including those above, requires a student to be in attendance at school for one-half of the school day on the day of the event.

    The above verbiage can be found in the section titled Evening Programs at the Junior High Schools on the eleventh page titled “Our K-12 Approach” of the 2023-2024 Utica Community Schools Parent and Student Handbook.

    Students have been informed via school announcements and an email message. 

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