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From The Principal

Student Council elections will take place in the classrooms before November 7th. Good luck to all of our candidates!

Conferences will be held November 15th from 5:00-8:00 pm and November 16th from 1:00-4:00 and 5:00-8:00 pm.  Please look for a note from your child(ren)'s teacher with your scheduled conference time.

First marking period report cards will be distributed electronically on Tuesday, Nov. 21st at the end of the day.  To receive the report card you must have a PowerSchool account set up for your student.  If you do not have the information to create your account please contact the office.  If you already have an account you do not have to take any further action.

Important Upcoming Dates
November 7- No School Teacher Professional Development
November 8- PTO meeting 6:30 pm
November 22-27 Thanksgiving 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