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Registration is now open for 2021-22 kindergarten
Enrollment is now open for fall kindergarten
If you build it, they will play
Ford II, Schwarzkoff students pair up to create new outdoor activity area
Students drive kindness at Schwarzkoff Elementary
Kindness cart promotes service and caring for others
UCS celebrates its newest Coaches Hall of Fame members
EIght new UCS honorees will be formally inducted next week
10 Winter Teams Receive All-State Academic Honors
Congratulations to the nine UCS varsity teams that received All-State Academic honors.

From the Principal


 Welcome back 
Hello Cougars, 
My name is Amber Fante and since 2017, I have had the privilege of serving as the principal for the Schwarzkoff Elementary community. I am so excited to welcome our families to the 21-22 school year.  This year is very special as once again our staff and students are coming to the school campus every single day.   And each day as your student walks in the door, our staff leans into our mission to dream, believe, and achieve for our school.  The 21-22 school year represents the first year that we have reimagined our mission and vision statements.  You will hear me continuously talking about these three key words as they are the guiding principals for all our work with your students.  Why does dreaming matter?  When we use the word, “dream” at Schwarzkoff we hold our hands in the peak a mountain to represent the possibilities of student achievement.  We desire that all students set mountain top goals. Why does belief matter?  The word believe means to “be confident” and “offer support”.  It is not enough to tell students, “Hey, you're awesome.” Instead, we must recognize that all of us “stumble” at one point or another, but greatness comes when we are there to help each other.  And on this great trek up the mountain of student achievement, we recognize that not everyone goes at the same pace.  Sometimes we climb with great speed and at other times we can only crawl with painstaking effort, but when we move together, we all are rising, ascending upwards to the peak of endless opportunity.  Please join me in this journey as together we, DREAM, BELIEVE, and ACHIEVE for our Cougars. 

Amber Fante
Schwarzkoff Elementary 

Our Vision
Dream: Set a mountain top goal.
Believe: If you stumble, we support.
Achieve: Crawl or climb, together we rise.

Our Mission

Dream.Believe. Achieve.

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.