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From The Principal

Greetings UAIS families!

Things are moving along in our current hybrid model. Students and staff have transitioned into their new routines. We are proud of our school community for adhering to the established health and safety protocols. Thanks to our students, staff and all of the families that are working with us to make in-person learning a viable solution, despite the current pandemic we are all facing.


Don't forget to mark the week of February 15th in your calendars. School will be closed this week for mid-winter break. Upon our return on February 22nd, we hope there will be signs of spring, as we will be preparing for our spring parent-teacher conferences. (Hard to believe, isn't it?) This will be the final time of the 2020-2021 school year to “formally” meet with all staff and review your child’s progress. Conferences are set for Thursday, March 11, 2021, 3:00pm -6:00pm. Like the fall conferences, our spring conferences will be held virtually. No need to rush home from work, grab a snack, drive to the school and wait in line. You can meet with your child's teacher right from the comfort of our own home. 😊 Please remember, in order to accommodate as many families as possible, conferences are limited to 5 minutes. If you need more than the allotted time, feel free to reach out to the teacher and schedule an appointment at an agreed upon date and time. More details about registering for conferences will be shared in the coming weeks.


We realize everyone may not have had an opportunity to take photos during our recent Picture Day. Perhaps your student took pictures, but they didn’t put on their best smile. 😊 No need to worry! Picture retake day is scheduled for March 9th (Cohort 1) and March 11th (Cohort 2). Students who are engaged in remote/virtual learning will be able to sign up for a time slot for picture retakes the afternoon of March 11th. A Sign-up Genius will be shared for remote/virtual students in the coming weeks.

Seniors....this is also time for your FORMAL SENIOR PHOTO! Our in-person/hybrid seniors should come prepared "dressed their best" for this photo March 9th or March 11th (depending on your assigned cohort). Those seniors who continue to learn from home must sign-up for the after school sessions on March 11th. If you have questions regarding senior photos, please contact Mrs. Yeokum at


If you know GLK-UAIS parents/families who are not receiving our email or phone communications, please ask them to contact the school. We must have the most up-to-date contact information to keep all families informed of our school happenings.

Finally, we would like to thank the UAIS Phoenix community for your patience as we continue to sort through all of the changes we have experienced during this most unusual school year. We realize things are not perfect, but I hope you understand how committed we are to making the best of this situation. Although we don't know what lies ahead, we will continue to get through each challenge together.


All the best to the entire Phoenix community!

Mrs. Beebe





The mission of UAIS is to engage our students and to cultivate their abilities through individualized attention and the support of our community of educators, learners, and parents.

This collaborative environment and the rigorous, comprehensive, and internationally-minded curriculum challenge the learner to grow personally and academically.

As our students develop into enlightened, globally-aware citizens, the skills and understanding that they acquire at UAIS will help them lead today and improve tomorrow.

Utica Community Schools is Michigan's second largest school district.  

Student achievement in the district outpace all county, state and national averages. The district's graduation rate is 12 points higher than the state average and students are staff are regularly honored for excellence.

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