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Meet Up and Eat Up Summer Food Program
Utica Community Schools is pleased to continue the Meet Up and Eat Up food program this summer.
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
UCS Employee Group Raises Funds for Oxford Legacy Students to Travel to Uvalde, TX
UCS staff unite to raise funds for Oxford Legacy students.
Schuchard Students Get Cultured
Students at Schuchard learned about different cultures during their cultural celebration.

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 22-23 school year.  Over the last five years the staff and I have worked to lead your students with sacrifice and service.  Our mission and vision at Schwarzkoff is to Dream; set mountain top goals, Believe: if you stumble we support, and Achieve: crawl or climb, together we rise.   You will hear me continuously talking about these three key words of Dream, Believe, and Achieve. Our goal is to provide your child with a world class education while deepening their connections to others.  We strive to create a warm and inclusive environment where our commitment to excellence is felt by students and the community every day. Being a Schwarzkoff Cougar means you are part of our PR.I.DE. We use PR.I.DE. to teach our expectations of Positive Respect, Integrity and Dedicated Effort. As you join us for the journey in your child’s elementary education experiences, please know our hands our extended in welcome.

Amber Fante
Schwarzkoff Elementary 

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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.

Utica Community Schools is celebrated for student achievement that consistently surpasses county, state and national benchmarks. Accelerate UCS! has been built with current and future student needs at each grade level in mind, taking into consideration what is working well and what may require change. For more information, please see this link.

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