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Switzer Robotics team honored for innovation
Team one of two in Michigan being considered for national Innovation Award
Students experience Native American traditions
The Ho-Chunk Nation - Native Americans of the Great Lakes presented to students
Nearly 200 Classroom-raised salmon find new life in the Clinton River
Wiley sixth graders release nearly 200 Salmon at Yates Park
UCS Robotics teams program success at world competition
Thunderchickens are finalists at international competition
“Don’t Limit Yourself!” 2016 graduate with Asperger Syndrome creates art for national toy line
Stevenson grad serves as artist and animator for collectible toys

Principal’s Corner

Our state assessment, M-Step, has started and the teachers and I are very proud of the effort put forth by our students. Please make sure to be at school on time, get plenty of rest and have a good breakfast on the day of your test. 

Switzer and many other schools across Macomb County will be hosting elections for the Macomb Community College millage. Voter turnout is projected to be low so we will still have school on May 8. As additional security, we will be implementing the following extra security protocols:

  • Two hall monitors will direct voters to the gym and monitor restrooms in the front hallway. Election officials and voters will only have access to staff restrooms.
  • Voters will only have access to the gym. They will be guided in and out of the building by election officials and our two hall monitors.
  • To minimize disruptions all classroom doors will be closed and locked throughout the day however, students schedules will remain the same. All students will have specials, lunch and recess.
  • Lunch will be in the classrooms. Parents of peanut safe classrooms can assist us by sending a peanut safe lunch on May 8. If a child brings peanut products in a peanut safe room, we will have him/her join classmates in a non-peanut safe class.
  • School lunch/ milk service will still be served. Turkey/ham sandwich sack lunch will be served on May 8.
  • Access to the back wing will be limited to Switzer students and staff only.
  • If you have any questions please contact Mr. Palmer @ 586-797-6400.

The month of May is packed with excitement at Switzer! Mrs. Crum has an action packed “Field Day” for May 25.

Our Social Studies Olympians and Science Olympians will test their skills with students from around the state on May 19th. Thank you to all of our coaches in all our programs. We have had a very successful school year thanks to everyone’s hard work.

As we come down the final stretch of the school year it is important to finish strong and keep focused. To help your student, please be sure to check the parent portal. Student grades are available online 24/7.


Looking forward to a great month!

Jacob Palmer



The Switzer Elementary community is committed to helping all students become responsible life-long learners by maintaining a safe, positive environment that encourages individuals to reach their full potential.

March Is Reading Month

Academic Blitz”Reading is Awesome” is the 2017 March is Reading month theme at Switzer. We started our reading month with our reading assembly today. Information has been sent home but is also included in this newsletter. Students will be bringing home their packet with reading goals and a log sheets to be turned in on Mondays, starting March 13. Students who meet their goals and turn in their log sheets will be awarded tickets/legos and be entered into drawings for access passes to the Lego Garage or Slurpees. If we hit our school goal we will have a special visit from our “lego rescue heros” from the police, fire and homeland security. Don’t forget family reading night planned for March 24, at 6:30pm. All prizes and events have been funded by our supportive PTO and thank you Switzer reading committee for your hard work and great ideas!

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

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

For more information on Utica Community Schools, please visit this link