William Ford Elementary will host a vaccine clinic next Thursday (6-17-2021) from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. Please click on the link below for more information.
Click the link below to access the 2021 Fordson High School graduation ceremony.
Remind code APLIT: @3dcf9c2
AP BIO: Here is the link for AP Bio ilearn for the assigned summer work. The enrollment key is 2468. https://moodle.dearbornschools.org/course/view.php?id=99
AP CHEM: 2021 AP Chem Summer Homework. 1) In the URL below you will find a document with links to the assigned work, textbook, workbook, and tutorial videos .https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Frv6YzoWwPBiHApFJ9DCpPBd1ZJtEmPkszYn3BZgj3g/edit
2021 AP Chem Summer Homework. 1) In the URL below you will find a document with links to the assigned work, textbook, workbook, and tutorial videos .https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Frv6YzoWwPBiHApFJ9DCpPBd1ZJtEmPkszYn3BZgj3g/edit
2) Please attend a Zoom meeting on Tuesday 6/8/21 at 1:45 pm during learning lab to go over class expectations and/or summer homework.https://dearbornschools-org.zoom.us/j/6086454706?pwd=czdFWEJtaXVuVGtzWXkyejJzcFRUZz09
Meeting ID: 608 645 4706
3) Please feel free to stop by my room D201 after 12:40 M,T,Th,F to meet me and/or ask questions.
June 8 is deadline to transfer into online learning for next year
Are you ready (maybe more than ready) for your child to start the new school year in full-time face-to-face classes? Us too!
If you think online only-learning is the better fit for your child and family, then we can help you with that too, but you need to act soon!
To be in online learning next year, students must transfer to the new Dearborn Public Schools Virtual K-12 School launching in the fall. Parents need to complete the transfer paperwork by June 8. You can start the transfer process by contacting the school secretary. The secretary will send a link to a Google Form for a parent to sign agreeing to transferring their child. Please submit that agreement by June 8.
Not sure if Virtual K-12 is the right choice?
Students in Virtual K-12 will be taught live all-day, every day by Dearborn Public School teachers in a virtual classroom with other online-only students. Classes will follow Dearborn Public Schools curriculum, class times and calendar. Students who transfer to the Virtual K-12 School are committing to the program for the entire school year.
Office of Superintendent
Students First: Inspire, Educate, Celebrate
May 17, 2021
The most recent recommendations from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) has loosened mask wearing requirements for those who have been vaccinated. These recommendations are a sign that we are slowing the spread of COVID-19 and moving closer to returning to a lifestyle we enjoyed before the start of this pandemic.
However, at this time, all staff, students, parents, and other visitors to our buildings will be required to wear a mask. As we move forward, this requirement may change but for now this is our plan as we enter the final stretch of the 20-21 school year.
The CDC has also recommended that schools continue to require masks for the remainder of the 2020-21 school year. Youth under the age of 12 are not yet eligible for the vaccine. Youth between the ages of 12 and 15 became eligible for vaccination on May 12, 2021. Because people are not fully vaccinated until 2 weeks after their second dose of the Pfizer vaccine, students in this age group will not be fully vaccinated before the end of current school year.
In addition, there are directives in place from the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA) that still require the wearing of a mask in the workplace.
Throughout this pandemic we have followed our local Wayne County Health Department guidance and we will continue that practice. We have been successful at mitigating the spread of COVID 19 in our schools because we had a plan that moved forward in a cautious manner while balancing the need for in person instruction with COVID 19 safety protocols.
I know this has been a tough year for everyone with the COVID 19 pandemic. However, each day we take a step closer to rebuilding our confidence in the health conditions in our community and the workplace. It will take time before everyone feels safe and we are confident that the spread of COVID-19 has reached a point that it is no longer a public health crisis. I look forward to that day.
I wish you and your families all the best for safe and healthy days ahead.
Glenn Maleyko, Ph.D.
Greetings! The Dearborn Public Schools’ Art Department would like to invite you to view the 2020-2021 Student Art Show! This amazing body of artwork was created by students mostly while they were working from home and being taught virtually by Dearborn’s outstanding Art Teachers.
Click on the link below to navigate to the show.
The district has purchased SORA for the school libraries to use, this app gives us access to many ebooks and audiobooks using our school username and password. The video below will show you how to get access to SORA from a computer. You can also download the SORA (Overdrive) APP onto your phone and use it that way.
How to add the public library ebooks and audiobooks to your SORA account (you only need to do this once.).
DATE: April 19th, 2021
TO: Staff of Fordson High School
FROM: Heyam Alcodray, Principal
RE: COVID-19 Case Identification
A confirmed case of coronavirus (Covid-19) has been identified at school. We are working closely with Wayne County Health Department to identify exposures and prevent further cases. This letter is informational only; no further action is required for you at this time. If you have not been contacted by the district nurse or your building administrator, you are not considered to be a close-contact to the positive individual.
I want to thank all staff and students for following through social distancing measures and adhering to all other guidelines, like wearing masks at all times and not being in close contact with anyone for 15 minutes or more. I want to also remind all staff and students that we need to respect everyone’s privacy at all times. Your safety and privacy are important to us. Again, we thank all of you for adhering to all guidelines.
The virus that causes COVID-19 is thought to spread mainly from person to person, through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs, sneezes or talks. These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs. Spread is more likely when people are less than six feet from each other for at least 15 minutes. A person who is a close contact of someone who is infected with COVID-19 may experience COVID-19 symptoms typically within two to fourteen days after a person is exposed.
The symptoms of COVID-19 are similar in children and adults. Symptoms can include: Fever (>100.4oF), cough, shortness of breath, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, runny or stuffy nose, loss of taste or smell, abdominal pain.
There are many things that can be done to keep our schools, homes, and communities “COVID-19 free” and protect ourselves and loved ones:
- Children and adults should stay home when ill.
- Washing hands often with soap and running warm water for at least 20 seconds.
- If a hand washing station is not available, use hand sanitizer properly. Gels, rubs, and hand wipes must contain at least 60% alcohol. Dispose of wipes in the trash after use.
- Practice Good Respiratory Etiquette (cover a cough with elbow versus hand).
- Follow guidance for wearing a face covering and social distancing.
If you have questions, please contact Wayne County Health Department at 734-727-7078.
Following the guidance of the MI Safe Schools Roadmap, the school has been disinfected. This includes spraying classrooms, hallways, locker rooms, and common areas as needed with a sanitizer, along with other methods of disinfection.
Additional information can be found on the CDC website.