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Principal's Corner:
  from Antionette Hamilton   

Go to for all UCS updates.

August 27, 2020

Good afternoon Patriot families,

We are excited be nearing the start of the 2020-21 school year. While we recognize this cannot be the traditional start that we hoped for, we are committed to working with you to make sure our students have a positive learning experience. Families will be receiving their student’s schedule through e-mail this Friday, August 28th. If you do not receive this e-mail or have a question regarding the schedule, please contact our office at (586)797-3300 on Monday.

In addition, I want to invite you to take part in the UCS Family Tech Night on Monday, August 31st from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. This evening will give parents an overview of remote and virtual learning, including an overview of the technology devices, how to log-in, understanding Schoology, how to contact the teacher and how to receive technical assistance. More information is available at  

We look forward to working with you as we begin the new year with remote instruction. Our teachers are committed to delivering quality education to our students and making the connections that make the difference in your child’s learning.

You can expect frequent communications from us as we look forward to the start of 2020-21 school year. Here is some information that I would like to share with you at this time:

• While we are in the office, we are limiting visitors to those who have a direct reason to visit the school. Please call our office for an appointment. You will be asked to do a pre-screening, wear a face mask, use hand sanitizer located in our main entrance and observe social distancing. While building access is being limited, please know that we are always happy to talk with you and answer your questions over the phone or via email. Our office number is (586)797-3300.

• We anticipate student schedules being e-mailed to you on Friday, August 28th. For health and safety reasons, there will not be formal Patriot registration day.

• Secondary students will follow an A/B block schedule when we open remotely and will remain in a block schedule as we move to in-person learning. Instead of having all six classes for one hour every day, students will have three classes for two hours each day. This will help students with focus and managing work. On the A day, students would take what we normally call 1st, 2nd, and 3rd hour classes. On the B day, students will take what we normally call 4th, 5th, and 6th hour classes. You can see a graphic representation of what this will look like at this website.

• Every student this year will receive a district-issued device, even if enrolled in Virtual Academy. These devices will have a single sign-on for your student and will be loaded with apps and resources that our teachers will be using to support learning.

We are excited to be partnering with you again as we look forward to the start of school on Tuesday, September 1st. Both our school and district will be communicating with you further so that you can have a better understanding of the supports your child will have and what their days will look like. There is already a great deal of information on the UCS Website at this link.

Mrs. Antionette Hamilton
Jeannette Junior High School

Our Mission

The Jeannette Junior High Community will provide all students with a positive learning environment in which they can become respectful, responsible, and productive citizens.
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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.