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From The Principal
Kenneth L. Cucchi III

Good afternoon Titan Families,

I hope this finds you well.  It has been a busy few weeks at SHS and we continue to look ahead as we work through the challenges and opportunities that coming back with all students has brought.  I want to take a second to very publicly thank my incredible office support staff.  The ladies in my office are some of the most compassionate, thoughtful, intelligent and patient people I know. I’m grateful for them. They’re another example of the amazing parts that make up the whole of this community. 

As we manage the challenges that come with learning during a pandemic, we will continue to err on the side of caution as we move forward.  I want to commend you and your students.  Whether it is masking or students staying home if they are ill, parents self-screening  their students, and more, you’re doing a fantastic job.  The challenge we face is protocol.  Anytime we have a positive case reported County Health protocols require that we go back 48 hours from the onset of symptoms to determine students who need to be placed in quarantine.  That means if an individual is in school, seemingly perfectly healthy, but two days later becomes sick, a day after that gets a test, and 24-48 hours later, gets results.  That could happen on a Saturday when the point of contact was on Monday.  

I explain this because no one wants nor chose to bring this virus into schools. I believe, in my core, that this community cares for one another, works to lift each other up, and will protect one another. As the Principal, I am going to react to that information by doing everything I can to protect my community while supporting those that have to be quarantined. Fortunately, my team of teachers and support staff are the best in the game and are far ahead of me in that regard!  They’re student-centered, they are looking for ways to ensure students are supported, and are doing a wonderful job.  I thank them and I thank you.  

As a reminder, the week after break will look a little different with testing and students being remote all week.  Monday we will follow the Wednesday schedule. Tuesday and Wednesday are asynchronous as all staff is assisting with assessments. Assignments should be posted following the A and B schedule on the chart above. Thursday and Friday are remote. Thursday is an A day and Friday is a B day.  Meet with classes as we did when they were remote. 

Calendar overview for Junior High & High School




As we plan for the remainder of the 2020-2021 school year and into the future, we want to reduce uncertainty and increase stability as much as possible. Families and staff may use the following
schedule for planning:

• As previously communicated, K-12 schools will be fully remote the week of April 12. This
approach reduces the potential spread of COVID-19 that may occur as families return from
spring break.

• Secondary students will take state-mandated assessments in-person on Tuesday, April 13 and
Wednesday, April 14.

• On Monday, April 19 through the end of the school year, the district will continue in-person
instruction four days per week, with select Wednesdays serving as remote learning days.

• There are five remote learning Wednesdays left this school year. These days allow teachers to
provide both flexible and focused time for academic and social-emotional support. This is
particularly helpful for students when quarantine occurs, and they are unable to attend in-person
classes.

The remote learning dates are:

o April 21
o April 28
o May 5
o May 12
o May 19

A calendar overview for junior high and high school students is provided above. Students who are quarantined for confirmed positive or mandated close contact relative to COVID-19 will be afforded opportunities for daily engagement with their teacher(s) to foster continuity of learning. Applicable students should monitor their Schoology account
for specific and available times.

 Students enrolled in the Virtual Academy will continue to receive online instruction. Following spring vacation, we will share information with families interested in this option for the 2021-2022 school year. Interested parents are invited to join us at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 15 for an  informational program at https://uticak12.org/cms/One.aspx?portalId=578321&pageId=43600079   regarding this option for the next school year.

UCS will be providing K-12 students with opportunities for summer learning. Information on these initiatives and enrollment opportunities will be coming in the next several weeks. The district is actively planning for full-week, in-person learning for the 2021-2022 school year. Our secondary schools are currently engaging parents in the scheduling process, and
new and expanded opportunities for students are moving forward, including a Bridge to Kindergarten: Young Fives Program

Seniors interested in being one of our commencement speakers need to contact Mr. Lopo to sign up, and he will provide details to anyone interested.  Final video submissions will be due April 23.   
 
As we continue to plan and prepare for our spring senior events, including graduation, our Senior/Parent meetings are just around the corner.  Given the fact that current restrictions will not allow large gatherings in the PAC, we will be conducting our Senior/Parent meeting virtually on Tuesday April 27th at 6:30 pm. This meeting will also be recorded, and a link shared for families to view should there be a conflict. Viewing of this presentation is required of all seniors and parents and all families will be asked to complete, verify and submit information pertaining to graduation following attending/viewing of the meeting. Links to attend the senior parent meeting will be shared following the return from Spring Break.   
 
We will also be holding a Senior Honors night on the evening of May 24th.  Details are still in the works, but it will be in-person for our students.  At this point, we are uncertain as to whether parents will be able to attend and are planning on having the event live-streamed for families to watch so that we’re not limiting those who can.  Any student who is invited to attend (GPA of 3.5 or above) should have received an email to their school email from Mr. Nassar that requires a response.    
 
Last but not least , I’m thrilled to announce that the evening of May 22nd, from 6:30 – 8:30 pm, we will have our Senior Celebration at Jimmy Johns Field.  This formal evening which will replace Prom this year, will include all the regale of prom, but based on the limits of the Epidemic Orders, no dancing, etc.  It will only be open to our SHS seniors and will be both a formal dinner and celebration of the senior year.  The event will be outdoors, and will take place rain or shine.  Tickets will be on sale April 26 through April 30.  

With Titan Pride,
Kenneth L. Cucchi III

Principal, Stevenson High School

UCS Covid Protocols & Student/ Parent Support
Covid protocols can be found at this: link


Technology Support
Starting Tuesday, January 19, 2021 the UCS Helpdesk will offer two ways for parent and students to contact them directly for support. 
Telephone: 586-797-1055 from 7:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. 
Email: techsupport@uticak12.org 

PARENT QUICK LINKS 

Student Device Agreement Rules With Rules and Regulations, Click here 
AP Registration Information, Click here
SHS Semester 1 Student Parking Permit Application  https://tinyurl.com/y4tcy9c5 
Parking Signature Form, Click here 
Yearbook Sales Form, Click here 
Yearbook Senior Messages, Click here
Yearbook Senior Portrait Info, Click here
ATHLETIC- PHS Parent Student Getting Started, Click here
ATHLETIC- SHS Kick Off Letter, Click here 
Peer to Peer from your school Social Worker, Click here 
Ad Block Size form, Click here
Ad Contract, Click here 
Secondary Lunch Information, Click here
SHS Clubs 2020-2021, Click here
Speedlimit Driving School, Click here
Drivers Ed Flyer, Click here
School to Work Informational Flyer 2021-2022 School Year, Click here
School to Work Fillable Complete Application forms 2021-2022 School Year, Click here
Color Guard Clinic Flyer, Click here
Gleaners Flyer in Arabic, Click here 
Gleaners Flyer in English, Click here
Gleaners Flyer in Spanish, Click here
UCS Food Service Meal Schedule, Click here


The Titan Voice
Our Vision
Stevenson High School will encourage and empower all students to acquire the necessary skills to be successful, contributing members of a diverse community and global society.


 

Our Mission
Our mission is to create a positive and challenging learning environment that encourages all students to achieve their greatest potential as responsible, productive members of a diverse society.

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.