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From the Desk of Mr. Suggs


Greetings Dresden Families


As the weather turns we are starting to see an influx with students who may be feeling ill. If a child is feeling ill please do not send them school. Let them rest at home, get better and return to school when they are feeling well. If your child will be out I do ask that you call our attendance line at 586-797-4599 and leave your child's name, teacher's name and the reason for absence. You can leave a message on our attendance line anytime 24/7.


Our policy for going outside for recess is if it is not rainy, too windy or colder than 10 degrees Fahrenheit, we are going outside. Please make sure that your child is dressed appropriately. If there is a medical reason for your child not to go outside then you will need to provide the front office with a note from your doctor to keep them inside.


Students are not permitted to self medicate or carry medication with them at anytime while they are attending school unless you have filled out a medical plan with the office. A medical plan must be signed by your doctor. This includes over the counter medicines such as cough syrup, aspirin, ect.. If you have any questions please give us a call and we will help you.


Our school day begins at 9:20 a.m. We will open our school doors at 9:10 a.m. Students will then enter the building through the front door and proceed to their classroom., exception being our KDG students will enter through their classroom doors. PLEASE, do not drop off or have your student arrive before 9:10 a.m. we do not have supervision before 9:10 a.m.

On October 31, Dresden will be celebrating Halloween On October 31st students will be aloud to wear their costumes to school. Parents will not be permitted to come into the classrooms to dress their students in their costumes. All makeup, hair spray, help putting costumes on or other items your child may need for their costume must be applied at home before school. We will welcome parent to come view our Halloween parade, more information on the time of the parade will be sent home at a later time.


Halloween costumes must be appropriate for school. Costumes or makeup of a gory, graphic nature or adult context will not be permitted at school. Costumes accessories that resemble weapons will also not be permitted at school, this includes fake knives, swords, guns ect... Please keep all of these items at home. We have a lot of little ones here and we do not need to scare them. I thank you for your cooperation in this matter.


I am also very excited to announce that once again we will be hosting our Halloween Parade here at Dresden. Parents are welcome to attend the parade. The parent viewing area will be along the front sidewalk that is next to Delvin. Our Parade route will travel through our school, out the side door and down the sidewalk before coming back into the school. The parade will start at 11 a.m. Since we will be crossing the parking lot twice, the parking lot will be closed off from 10:55 a.m. until the conclusion of the parade. No cars will be allowed to enter or exit the lot while the parade is occurring.



If you have a question or concern, I need you to call me. Please do not email if you have an emergent concern that needs to be addressed. Calling and talking together we can solve any problem.



With Much Respect,


Principal Brad Suggs


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.

  1. Summer Academic Programs 2022

Summer academic programs for students in grades one through twelve begin on Monday, June 20, 2022 and end on Friday, July 29, 2022. All summer academic programs will be supported by grant funds and will be free of charge for all participants. Information will be available on the UCS website at:  Registration begins on Monday, May 2, 2022, through Community Education using the following link:


  1. Summer Enrichment Classes

The 2022 UCS summer camps and enrichment programs opened for registration on Monday, April 25, 2022. Please click this link for more information and to register:


  1. 2022 School Age Child Care Summer Camp Registration Dates

The 2022 SACC summer camp theme is “Traveling through the Nifty 50” and will run from Monday, June 20, 2022 to Friday, August 12, 2022. Please note that camp will not be held on July 4, 2022. Registration opened on April 25, 2022; please click here for more information and to register:


UCS Vision

Utica Community Schools, in partnership with our community, will empower students to positively transform their future and the world.

UCS Mission

Utica Community Schools ignites a passion for learning in all students. We strengthen our community by welcoming all learners, honoring culture, and inspiring remarkable growth and achievement. We accomplish this by:

• Ensuring students are at the heart of all decisions

• Collaborating with all stakeholders

• Providing a safe and supportive environment

• Encouraging mindsets that are open to innovation

• Reimagining what school can be

• Promoting high expectations throughout Utica Community Schools

• Committing to multiple pathways toward excellence and achievement for all