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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
Tutors help peers succeed in summer school
Students help their peers by tutoring during summer school.
Class of 2022 graduate performs with national honor band
Utica High grad plays trumpet with musicians from across the country.
“This has to be the coolest shop class in the world!”
Emmy award winner gets Henry Ford II High School-made paddle board hand delivered

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.

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.