Upton Student Handbook 2020-2021


Upton Middle School

Student/Parent Handbook




The faculty, staff, and administration welcome you to UPTON MIDDLE SCHOOL and extend best wishes for a successful year.  Upton is a school in which we all take great pride, and I ask you to join us in continuing to build this fine tradition. Your middle school years will be memorable, and I encourage you to work hard in classes and to participate in as many school activities as you can. From this, the true feeling of satisfaction that comes from real achievement will be yours.  The responsibility for a sound education rests with you, the student; however, a highly competent staff is ready to direct your activities and to counsel you in your decisions. I trust you will strive to equal or surpass the fine record which has been established by those before you. Together we can continue to develop the heritage of honor and distinction for those who will come to Upton Middle School.


Mr. Chad Mandarino, Principal  (269) 926-3400

Mr. Craig Jeffers, Assistant Principal  (269) 926-3409

Mrs. Amy Peterson, Guidance Counselor,  A-G  (269) 926-3215

Ms. Victoria Toth, Guidance Counselor, H-Z  (269) 926-3413

Mrs. Laura Koetsier, Principal's Secretary  (269) 926-3402

Mrs. Grace Conway, Attendance Secretary  (269) 926-3401

Mrs. Renee Menke, Counseling Secretary (269) 926-3411

Dr. Thomas Bruce, Superintendent of Schools. (269) 926-3101

(Approved by the Board of Education)


School Calendar

A school session shall not be held on the following public holidays in Michigan Public Schools: January 1st, New Year’s Day; the last Monday of May, Memorial or Decoration Day; July 4th, Independence Day; the first Monday in September, Labor Day; the fourth Thursday of November, Thanksgiving Day; and December 25th, Christmas Day.


If one (1) of these days falls on Sunday, the Monday following shall be a public holiday in the public schools.


The District shall provide at least 1,098 hours during 180 days of student instruction per school year unless it obtains a waiver from this requirement.


Summer Food Service Program

Welcome to the Michigan Department of Education’s Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) site locator. The SFSP was created to ensure that children in lower-income areas could continue to receive nutritious meals during long school vacations, when they do not have access to the National School Lunch or School Breakfast Programs. Use the SFSP site locator to find a SFSP site near you

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