Cub Notes

Parking passes for NEXT School Year - 17/18: Available in August

Parking Passes for the 2017-18 school year will be available as follows:

Seniors – Tuesday, August 8th 9-11am
Juniors – Wednesday, August 9th 9-11am
Sophomores, Thursday, August 10th 9-11am

Please have the following information available: completed Student Parking Pass Request Form which can be found on the website under Student Life/Student Affairs/Student Data/Parent Permission Forms,
Driver’s License,
Current Registration, and
Current Insurance.

There is no cost for this pass. All students who drive to school need a parking pass for their vehicle.

Attendance Protocol

We would like to remind families about the U of D Jesuit attendance policies. ALL absences must be communicated to the Student Affairs Office by either logging in to the U of D website to submit an attendance form (located under Quicklinks, Attendance), clicking this link, or calling the Attendance Line 313 927-2366 prior to 10 a.m. on the day of the absence to report that the student will not be in school.

Immediately upon return to school, the student must present a note, written and signed by the parent or guardian, indicating the reason for his absence. A note from the doctor or dentist office is required if the student had an appointment. The note should be submitted to the Student Affairs Office before the student returns to class.

Also, a student MAY NOT participate in or attend any athletic event or cocurricular activity, on any day, *unless he arrives at school before 9:00 a.m., and only if he attends at least four of his scheduled classes for the day.

5/30/2017 - Athletic News: NEW Update for Summer Programs, Academy Sports & Physicals

Welcome to the UDJ Athletics Website will find much information.

UPDATE (Printable Information)

Physical Reminders: Any student wishing to participate in athletics in the fall must have a MHSAA Physical on file in the Student Affairs Office dated on/after April 15, 2017.

Summer Camp Openings: IT IS NOT TOO LATE for anyone interested in signing up for youth or high school camps. Please go to the attached link to see the various camps offered and the registration form for camps:

To our returning Academy FALL Scholar-Athletes & Families-

This past spring, the U of D Jesuit Athletic Department piloted a new registration process for the upcoming athletic season. We asked our scholar-athletes to declare their intention to play in an upcoming sport so we could be better prepared for start of season activities. The process was a big success and we are already planning on implementing it again for the fall of 2017.

At this time, our primary concern involves our current and returning Academy scholar-athletes (current 7th graders). Working with Mr. Teasdale and the Academy, we are going to offer a preliminary fall sport registration during the school day on June 1, 2017 for current 7th grade Academy students only. We are simply going to collect information regarding which of our current and returning Academy students plan on participating or trying out for soccer, cross country or football in the fall of 2017.

While we hope all of our registrants will be serious, there is no obligation at this time. This process simply allows us to be better prepared for the fall and potentially get important information to you during the summer months. If you have any questions please feel free to contact our office.

Mrs. Iaquinta: 313-927-2391; or Mr. Dael313-927-2310

Q: What fall sports offered for the Academy?

A: The Academy sports include: Cross Country, Football and Soccer.

Q: Do I need a green Start of Season Clearance Form before I can begin a fall sport or tryout?

A: Yes, before any activity with a team can begin, a scholar-athlete must secure a Start of Season Clearance Form from the Athletic Department.

Q: Can my parents get the form for me?

A: Parents cannot secure a form for their scholar-athlete. Students must secure the form themselves.

Q: When do the fall sports begin?

A: Cross Country: Tuesday after Labor Day, September 5, 2017
Football: Starts on August 7, 2017
Soccer: Tryouts are August 15 & 16, 2017 (You must be present at tryouts to make the team).


Did you know that registration at U of D Jesuit requires every student to have a current physical on file in the SAO dated after April 15th every year? That also means student cannot participate, tryout, or practice with a U of D Jesuit athletic team unless this physical is current and on file. For the 2017-2018 school year physicals must be dated after April 15, 2017.

Find all the forms needed at: Forms & Packets

IMPORTANT - Information Regarding Mandated Health Paperwork for 2017-2018.

Dear Parents and Guardians,

As has been policy, all students attending University of Detroit Jesuit High School and Academy are required to submit a completed health form and physical for every academic year in attendance. Immunization records or the state mandated non-medical waiver form are necessary only for the first year of a student’s enrollment. The MHSAA Health & Physical form is the preferred form and mandated for any student participating in Academy or High School athletics.

You will note this year’s deadline for submission of health paperwork is earlier than in the past. This is necessary due to the numerous activities (i.e. PE class, open gym, intramurals, and marching band) that result in a student visiting my clinic.

If your son is required to take prescription medication during school hours (this includes the use of self-carrying medication such as inhalers, EpiPens, or insulin pumps), the "Release for Dispensing of Medication" form must be completed and returned.

Printable Parent/Guardian Letter

You will find the following forms attached…

1. MHSAA Health & Physical Form- Due August 17, 2017 (first day of school). It must be dated after April 15, 2017. If participating in a fall sport, the form must be submitted prior to tryouts.

a. To facilitate meeting this requirement, Henry Ford Health System will be offering physicals on May 10, 2017 from 3:00-6:00pm for $20. You must register online. Please see the attached information flyer.

2. Release for Dispensing of Medication form required for prescription medications to be used during the school day.

3. An Over-the-Counter Medication Consent form.

4. A Health Addendum form in order to provide more information to positive responses.

Completed forms can be submitted to me in the Student Affairs Office (SAO) via mail or fax:

University of Detroit Jesuit High School and Academy
Attention: Deborah Wolfe, M.D. / SAO
8400 South Cambridge
Detroit, MI 48221
Fax: 313-862-3299


Deb Wolfe, M.D.
Direct: 313-927-2362

Mothers' Club News

ATTENTION MOTHERS’ CLUB MEMBERS (every mom whose son(s) attend UDJ is automatically a Mothers’ Club member)!

The Mothers’ Club needs your help. The Mothers’ Club hosts many activities and events throughout the school year. Your dues help us to financially support all of these events and activities. We ask, if you are able, to please complete 2016-17 membership form the form and submit your dues. Check the Mothers' Club website for more information.

Check the Mothers' Club website for more information.

Dads' Club News

For the most up-to-date information about the U of D Jesuit Dads’ Club, visit our website here.

LOST & FOUND Cleanup every 2 weeks on Friday

The lost and found, located in the SAO will now be cleaned out every two weeks. Please stop by to see if anything belongs to you.

For Parents of Current Students in Grades 7, 9, 10 and 11 - Tuition Assistance Information for 2017-2018 School Year:


A mailing will be sent home the week of January 30th outlining the procedure for applying for financial aid for 2017-2018. A link to the application and additional required documents can be found on our website by clicking the following:

Deadline for submission of application is March 4, 2017. 2016 Federal 1040 Tax Return must be submitted to FACTS Grant in Aid to complete the application.

Award letters to those who completed the application by the deadline will be mailed May 1, 2017.

If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Coccia in the Financial Aid Office at 313-927-2351 between the hours of 9am and 3pm or email at

3 Ways to Donate to U of D Jesuit

Shopping and donating to UDJ:

The Three Ways to donate: Each of these programs involve online registration in order for U of D Jesuit to receive the donations.

Please see the printable attached flyer with all the information. Any questions please email Katie Sznewajs or call: 313-927-2325

Campus Ministry News Update: FocusHOPE Delivery in the Summer

We are delivering food for FocusHOPE in the Summer.

We are delivering on:
Saturday, June 10
Saturday, July 15
Saturday, August 19

Volunteers are asked to be at UDJ by 8:30 AM. We return by NOON. Workers will be asked to pack food boxes at the Oakman Blvd. warehouse and then go to Warren apartments downtown and deliver the food boxes to 59 senior citizens. Volunteers ride the bus from UDJ to Focus:HOPE and the apartments.

First-time volunteers to Focus:HOPE deliveries need to bring a permission slip.

Enhanced Driver's Licenses/Passports
When the time comes, we encourage all of our families to obtain either an Enhanced Driver's License or a Passport for their son. Many of our retreats, particularly for our Juniors and Seniors, take place in Canada. The preferred documentation for US Customs is either the Enhanced Driver's License or Passport. Although Birth Certificates (originals only) will work, it is more difficult to cross the border with birth certificates than with enhanced driver's licenses or passports. Contact Campus Ministry at (313) 927-2390 with any questions or concerns.

Joseph Gall, D.Min., Director of Campus Ministry

Ignatian Service Office News

News from the Ignatian Service Office

Corktown Corner will officially open on Tuesday, September 6, 2016! For those that are new, there will be bins in the lobby of the upper atrium, outside of The Office of Faith and Service for you to donate new or gently worn clothes, shoes, blankets, hats, scarves, etc. When the bins are full, we then deliver the items to the clothes closet at Most Holy Trinity Parish in Corktown. Corktown Corner will be open until Friday, May 26, 2017.

Please contact me if you have any questions and thank you in advance for your participation!

Todd Wilson, Director of Ignation Service Office or 313-927-2349

FocusHOPE Permission Slip for 16/17.

UDJ Families:
Please consider participating in this Saturday’s Focus:Hope delivery. All are welcome to come help us pack and deliver food to 55 Seniors.
◾We leave U of D Jesuit at 8:30am.
◾Pack food at the Focus:Hope warehouse on Oakman Blvd.
◾Then deliver the boxes of food to senior citizens in the Warren Apartment Complex downtown.
◾We are usually back to U of D Jesuit by NOON.

If you have any questions, please contact Todd Wilson, Director of Ignatian Service at 313.927.2349.

School Counseling News - Monthly Student Meetings

The school counselors are here to assist and guide the students through the school year.

The Counselor/Counselee Roster for 16/17 school year. ****************************************************************************************************************************
Support Groups: School Counseling offers support groups for Grief and Divorce

Standardized Tests Coordinators for ACT, Pre-ACT, SAT, PSAT and AP exams:
ACT - James Hassett, 313-927-2318
Pre-ACT - Rick Bennetts, 313-927-2317
PSAT - James Hassett 313-927-2318
SAT - Durand Miller 313-927-2322
AP EXAMS - Durand Miller 313-927-2322

College Counseling News Updated 6/2 with ACT Prep Class Information

Follow us at UDJCollegeCounseling: @UDJCollCoun for information related to College Admission!

Follow our page: U of D College Counseling

College Counseling website

Safety/Security Deparment News


CUB CORNER will be closed for the summer.

Morning Mass in the Chapel will resume in August

Technology Department Recycling Reminder

UDJ Community, Help the school - We are collecting phones and toner/ink for recycling.

Just a reminder that the Technology Department is collecting used printer ink/toner cartridges as well as your old cellphones! Return items to the IT department. Items returned are shipped to a recycler and the technology department earns funds to use toward school technology purchases. Any questions please contact John Hansknecht

*** Have a connection at a business??? *** Please put them in touch with us and we can arrange for them to receive free boxes with postage pre-paid to send in their items and the funds will also go to U of D Jesuit!

Your assistance in supporting this program is welcome!!!

Regards, John Hansknecht

Mailboxes for Mothers' Club, Dads' Club, Athletics, and Business Office located in Atrium

Mailboxes for Mothers’ Club, Dads’ Club, Athletics, and Business Office located in the Atrium
The mailboxes for the Mothers’ Club, Dads’ Club, Athletics, and the Business Office are located in the Atrium next to the Security Desk. These mailboxes can be used at any time for dropping off correspondences for these departments or clubs during the day and on weekends. NO CASH should be deposited in any of these mailboxes at any time. CASH should be delivered to the appropriate department or Business Office.

If you have any questions, please contact
Mr. Michael Pousak, Security Director

TIPS Reporting Tool for the UDJ Community

Cub Families,

We are committed to providing a safe and secure environment for all of our students, faculty and staff. Our normal protocol is for parents or students who have concerns about incidents that might occur or have occurred to contact one of our school administrators (Principal, Anthony Trudel; High School Assistant Principal Student Affairs, Kyle Chandler; Academy Assistant Principal Malcolm Teasdale; etc.) and report the concern.

If you or your son does not feel comfortable using our normal protocol, we have also added the “TIPS” anonymous reporting tool at U of D Jesuit High School and Academy.

TIPS is a web-based incident reporting and incident management prevention platform. This tool was not intended to replace the usual reporting methods we have (phone call, email, face to face conversation) but is another way that you may feel more comfortable in reporting an incident or suspicious incident you are aware of. For more information see attached printable flyer.

Michael Pousak, Director of Security

Cafeteria Information

The cafeteria is open for breakfast, lunch, and after school on regular school days.

FLIK Independent School Dining (FLIK) provides the food service for U of D Jesuit. FLIK is a family-style company that strives to offer healthy, locally sourced, nutritious meals for our students.

To review the weekly menu go to and type in UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT JESUIT.

MealTime Program

The U of D Jesuit Student ID card also serves as the cafeteria debit card. Our cafeteria debit card system, MealTime, provides you with a way to deposit money into your son’s account that he can use for purchases in the cafeteria for breakfast and lunch. (This does not work with the vending machines.) The ID/debit card is swiped at the register at the time of purchase and the cost of the purchase is deducted from your son’s account. For information on how to add funds to your son's MealTime account, click here.