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From The Principal

December is a time for giving.  Student Council is collecting hats, mittens, and canned goods for the Helping Hands organization to give to those in need.  Donations will be collected until December 19th.  

Congratulations to the 182 students who made honor roll or high honor roll and the 112 students who had perfect attendance during the first quarter.  Keep up the hard work!

Attendance is crucial to the academic success of our students.  Please send your child to school unless they have a fever, are vomiting,  or have an unexplained rash.  Each day missed is a day lost of valuable learning.

Important Upcoming Dates
December 5 Smash Fitness Fundraiser
December 11-15 Santa Shop Open Wednesday evening for Families
December 20 NEHS Induction Ceremony
December 23-Jan 2 Winter Break

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