Upton Student Handbook 2022-2023


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. Kenneth Schmaltz, Assistant Principal  (269) 926-3409

Mrs. Suzi Schweir, Guidance Counselor  (269) 926-3405

Ms. Victoria Mulliner, Guidance Counselor (269) 926-3413

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

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

Mrs. Robynne Southern, Counseling Secretary (269) 926-3411

Jenny Fee, 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.


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