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From the Principal

Dear Roberts families and students, 

My name is Laura Schlitt and it is with great enthusiasm that I introduce myself as the new principal of Roberts Elementary. Over the last few months, I had the opportunity to be the administrative intern at Roberts and it was an amazing honor to learn about, and become a part of, this outstanding community. During that time, I have been impressed by the passion and dedication of our staff and community. I look forward to continuing to promote a love of learning for our students that extends beyond the school day. While partnering with the staff, parents, and community, I know we can provide the best educational programs and experiences for our kids.

I have been with Utica Community Schools for 18 years where I have been a teacher leader, a school improvement chair, a key member of the Utica Teacher Induction Program, and was awarded Utica’s Elementary Teacher of the Year. Additionally, I hold a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from Western Michigan University and a Master of K-12 Administration from Saginaw Valley State University. I am also the mother of three wonderful daughters and have been married to my husband Erik for 12 years. Throughout my time in education, I have been working, learning, and growing and am excited to take this next step in my educational journey with you all at Roberts. 

I could not be more proud to be joining the Roberts team to continue the long-standing legacy of student achievement and community partnership. I will work hard to make sure every child is cared for and safe while fostering a rigorous curriculum that will meet the needs of all diverse learners.

I wish you a safe and happy summer with some time to slow down and enjoy your families. I will be back in the office starting August 3rd so please feel free to stop in and say hello. You can also contact me at [email protected]. Be on the lookout in early August for a newsletter from me with information regarding the exciting 2022-2023 school year. We have many things to look forward to including Roberts’ 50-year celebration!  I know we will have a fabulous school year and I cannot wait!

Sincerely, 

Laura Schlitt 

Roberts Elementary Principal

Our Mission
The Roberts Educational Community will provide a foundation for lifelong learning. Together, we will foster responsible citizenship, intellectual curiosity, and academic excellence.

Our Theme for Roberts Elementary School is
"Where Everyday Heroes Begin Their Journey"

The first day of school will be Tuesday, August 30th.  It is a half day for all students.   All students will be dismissed at 12:24 p.m.

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.