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From The Principal

 I hope everyone had a restful and fun Spring Break!  The 3rd quarter ends on April 13th with grades available electronically on April 20th.  

Our Fifth Graders will begin Mstep testing on Wednesday April 9th.  Third grade begins on April 30th. Fourth grade will begin testing on May 1st.  Sixth grade will begin on May 2nd.  There may be some changes to the specials schedule to accommodate the testing schedule, and that can affect any grade level.

Please review the parking lot and pet policies in our April newsletter. The number one most important this is that all students get here and leave here safely.

We hope to see you at the Great Day Show on April 12th at 7pm.  Make it a great month!  


The purpose at Dresden is to provide the plan, the means, the motivation, and the opportunity for each student within a safe and nurturing environment to grow as a responsible citizen, become a life-long learner, and be successful in his or her chosen endeavors.

Electronic Report Cards

Dresden Elementary offers parents two easy ways to electronically access your student’s semester grades through a secure system.  These options will allow parents to view semester grades and attendance as soon as the information becomes available:

  • PowerSchool - PowerSchool allows you to view semester grades and attendance. Parents who do not have access to a PowerSchool account will need to register for one prior to the end of the marking period. The report cards will be automatically e-mailed to the address that is used to register the PowerSchool account.
  • SchoolMessenger - As an added featured, the system we use to communicate with you through automated e-mails and phone messages also provides parents a secure way to manage and receive information.  This registration process will also allow you to set your preferred method of notifications for emergencies and school notices. Parents must first have a PowerSchool account to register for this system.

Our school no longer automatically prints and mails report cards to parents. Printed report cards are available by requesting one from our school office. 

More information on how to register for secure accounts is available at:


Utica Community Schools is Michigan's second largest school district.   

Student achievement in the district outpaces all county, state and national averages. The district's graduation rate is 12 points higher than the state average and students and staff are regularly honored for excellence.

For more information on Utica Community Schools, please visit this link