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From the Principal

 Greetings  Dresden Families,  

One of the great life lessons we can all take from the first quarter of the 2020-2021 school year is, "Sometimes in life things do not always go the way we want them to.  But no matter what we always keep going and make the best of whatever comes our way."  In saying this I would like to congratulate the vast majority of our students that have been logging on and participating in our remote instruction and completing their daily assignments.  I fully understand that this can be a challenging task.  We have had many bumps and roadblocks get in our way.  Still, our students continue overcoming the obstacles and keep moving forward.  This is a great testament to the amazing students that we have here at Dresden Elementary and as their principal I could not be prouder.

Starting November 12th all students, not enrolled in the UCS Virtual Academy, will be returning to remote instruction.  Our remote instructional day will begin at 9:10 a.m. and end at 4:00 p.m.  Students enrolled in the UCS Virtual Academy will continue utilizing the same schedule that they currently have.  Students returning to remote instruction will begin their morning by taking attendance and participating n a morning class meeting.  They will continue their morning instruction with their classroom teacher until 11:50 a.m.  From 11:50-12:40 p.m. will be independent work time.  This time is set aside for students to work on their classwork, get caught up with their assignments or take a mid-day screen break.  Students lunch period will be from 12:40 p.m. to 1:20 p.m. At 1:20 p.m. attendance and begin our p.m. instruction.  Afternoon instruction ends at 4:00 p.m.

Students are expected to complete all classwork, no different than if we were here for face to face instruction.  If work is not completed during the school day then it becomes "homework" to be completed after the school day end, no different than we were here for face to face instruction.  School work is graded and grades count.  Same with attendance.  If your child is sick or cannot log onto remote/virtual school, please call in their attendance to our attendance line at 586-797-4599.

Please click the link for important information regarding Title One at Dresden Elementary. Title I Parent Information

Did you know UCS has a partnership with local libraries for free virtual library cards?  Check out this month's Literacy Newsletter for directions on how to borrow digital content and access for homework help.

With much respect,
Principal Bradley 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.

Upcoming Dates:

August 27         
Back to School Picnic 5:30-7:00 PM

Student's  Classroom Assignment released via email 

Sept. 3               
First day of school.  Half day 12:04 dismissal

UCS Vision

All children have the right to a rigorous, high-quality education which meets their individual needs. UCS will respect, encourage and empower each and every student to acquire the necessary knowledge, skills and attitudes to be successful, contributing members of a diverse community and global society.

UCS Mission

We are committed to exemplary teaching and learning in order for our students to be prepared for success in the 21st Century.
We will achieve this commitment by engaging the entire community to focus on each child's achievement, with the expectation that every student will pursue some type of post-high school educational endeavor.

Core Values

  • Every child can learn and achieve.
  • Parents and guardians are partners in the learning process.
  • Being “smart” can be achieved through persistence, hard work and effective effort.
  • Excellence is expected and celebrated.
  • Data is used to guide our decision-making.
  • All employees will exemplify ethical behavior; exhibit a strong work ethic; and continue to develop their leadership, performance and service skills.
  • Technology supports and enhances instruction, business operations, research and communications.
  • The Board of Education, district educators/staff, parents, community members and business leaders must collaborate and work as a team to enhance educational opportunities for student success.