According to Johns Hopkins University, the effects of summer learning loss can result in nearly a three-month loss in grade-level equivalency in math and a two-month loss in grade-level equivalency in reading.
As a result of the school shut down, estimates suggest students will return in the fall 2020 with roughly 70% of the learning gains in reading relative to a typical school year. However in mathematics, students are likely to show much smaller learning gains and in some grades, nearly a full year behind what we would observe in normal conditions. In order to close the summer learning loss gap in reading and math, students should be reading on a daily basis and or completing math activities. Below are recommended reading list/activities.
At Fordson High School it is the goal that every student graduate with a Lexile reading level of 1200 or higher. The best way to improve reading is to read more. This summer as we reconnect with family and friends, don’t forget to take some time to read. If you don’t already have a library card, now is the perfect time to register for one. If you already have a library card, explore the amazing digital offerings and summer programing through the public library. You may not know it, but the Fordson Library’s catalogue is available online too! You can start adding to your “to be read” stacks now and check out the books when we are back to school at the end of summer.
Our school-wide goal is 1200+ by graduation. Reading at that level prepares everyone for the world after high school! All careers require a minimum Lexile level of 1200.
In the fall, all Fordson students will take the Scholastic Reading Inventory (SRI) to determine their Lexile level. This is an opportunity to learn about your current reading level and set personal goals to reach 1200+! At Fordson we want every student to be successful and grow as readers each year!
Dearborn Public Library has set up a way for residents of Dearborn/Dearborn Heights to remotely register for temporary Dearborn Public Library cards. These cards will allow access to all Dearborn Public Library electronic materials. Instructions and highlights of available eResources are available through the following link: https://dearbornlibrary.org/wordpress/need-a-temporary-library-card/
Plan Your Future Reading – Access the Fordson Library Online
Use this link to find books and availability at the Fordson Library: https://search.follettsoftware.com/metasearch/ui/36526
Have you ever struggled to find your next read?
Story Time Teen is a site with a Book Rec Generator to help match readers with a young adult book they’ll love in 60 seconds or less. It’s like having an entire library at your fingertips. And, best of all, it’s a completely free way to fall in love with reading all over again. The book lists are also curated by teens! Give it a try: https://www.storytimeteen.com/start
Thank you so much for supporting your child’s development through summer learning.
أولياء الأمور و الأوصياء الأعزاء:
بناءً على دراسة لجامعة جون هوبكنز إن الانقطاع عن الدراسة خلال الصيف قد يسفر عن تراجع الطالب بما يعادل فترة زمنية قد تصل إلى الثلاثة أشهر تقريبا من فترة الدراسة العادية في مادة الرياضيات، و الشهرين في مادة القراءة. تشير التوقعات أنه نتيجة لإغلاق المدارس سيعود الطلاب إلى المدارس في خريف العام الدراسي ٢٠٢٠ بنسبة ٧٠ % فقط مهارات القراءة مقارنة بالمستوى الذين قد يصلون إليه خلال السنة الدراسية النموذجية / الإعتيادية. بينما من المرجح أن يظهر الطلاب نسبة تطور أقل في مهارات الرياضيات وفي بعض الصفوف ما يقارب من تأخر سنة دراسية كاملة عما نشهده في الأحوال الدراسية العادية. التخلص من هذه الفجوة التعليمية التي من الممكن أن تنشأ عن حلول فصل الصيف في القراءة والرياضيات، يتوقع من الطلاب إكمال واجبات بيتية صيفية قبل عودتهم إلى المدرسة العام القادم.
شكراً لكم على دعمكم ومساندتكم لأبنائكم في إكمال الواجبات الصيفية .
Congratulations to the Fordson Class of 2020 Seniors and Families,
We are very happy to announce that the Dearborn Board of Education has approved the graduation plan for all three high schools at the board meeting that took place on Monday, June 8, 2020. The plan follows processes and procedures that ensure students, families, and staff members stay safe according to CDC guidelines and information from state health officials.
The 2020 graduation event will take place at Fordson High School on July 15, 2020 from 3:00pm-7:00pm. The entire event will be broadcast live on the District’s television channel and on Youtube along with the pre-recorded speeches from administration and students. (More information on the student commencement speech auditions will be coming out soon.)
Each student may attend the event with only two family members. Students will be assigned specific times according to their last name to ease congestion and ensure proper social distancing. You will be informed of the time that you are scheduled to attend the event in the future.
School administration and dignitaries will be at the event to announce students’ names and congratulate our graduating class with smiles (no hugs, hand shakes, or fist bumps for health safety reasons). Seniors should come dressed in their cap and gown and will hear their name called as they walk up to receive their diploma and take their picture. Students and their families will then proceed to their cars with their families and may not congregate with others.
Graduates MUST be appropriately attired for this event. Seniors MUST wear their cap and gown to attend the event. The young men are to wear a shirt, tie, dress pants and dress shoes, while the young ladies should wear a dress or a dressy outfit and dress shoes. No flip flops, pointy heels (that dig into the turf and can cause you to fall), or tennis shoes will be allowed. If you did not order one yet, you may be able to still purchase one from Jostens by calling 1734 284-2528 and it will be shipped to your home.
“While we know this is not what students and parents had hoped for, we feel it is a fair compromise,” said Superintendent Glenn Maleyko. “Traditional graduations at our three main high schools attracted more than 1,000 people to each event, and it will be a long time before it is reasonably safe to hold such large gatherings. This approach will let students see their school one more time, wear their caps and gowns to participate in an actual face-to-face event with their parents present, and allow unlimited family members to watch from home.”
Fordson High School will like to give special recognition to our co-validicatorians Mahdi Hassan Abdallah (attending the Massachusetts Institute of Technology) and Ibrahim Nasser Qasem (attending Harvard University) and to our salutatorian Muhammad Salah Alnasser (attending the Massachusetts Institute of Technology).
As Superintendent Glenn Maleyko remarked, “The Class of 2020 will certainly be a year to remember.”
Congratulations 2020 Seniors! Fordson High School staff are all very proud of you!
School ReOpen Committee Parent Survey #1 https://forms.gle/DNx3eN8hcRpXsfSs5
If you are taking an AP class next fall you are responsible for the summer work assigned for it.
AP Chemistry Summer 2020 Homework:https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Frv6YzoWwPBiHApFJ9DCpPBd1ZJtEmPkszYn3BZgj3g/edit?usp=sharing
AP Stats: Compose an essay on what is means to be “data driven” and why statistics is specifically important in today’s society. Requirements: Essays must be typed, two page minimum double spaced, and references must be cited. It will be due the first day classes begin submitted via email Mouhans@dearbornschools.org
AP Psychology – no summer work
AP Government – no summer work
We have developed a tentative plan to recognize our 2020 Graduates on the following dates pending official Board approval: Edsel Ford High School on July 13, Dearborn High School on July 14, Fordson High School on July 15, and the Berry/Magnet High School on July 16. The HFEC is TBD as we work with Director Fadlallah and the College. The specific times and details regarding the recognition events will be unveiled for the public on June 9 pending Board approval. All dates and specifics regarding the events are subject to change pending the current situation with the COVID 19 Crisis and/or any of the Governor orders.
This is the Process that we followed: We have been working very hard over the past two months to develop a potential ceremony that will give recognition to our graduating seniors. We believe in acquiring the input from our stakeholders which is how we always operate. This has involved many meetings with student groups including the Superintendent’s Student Advisory Committee, and the Student Council Boards from each of the High Schools. There have been at least 7 meetings altogether with those student groups. School Board Trustees have also participated in those student meetings. In addition, the high school principals have been meeting on a regular basis, several that involved me directly.
We have been actively researching ideas and following the national and local trends for the development of recognition events. We recently put out a survey to acquire the input from parents and students which was the recommendation provided by the student groups. We have further discussed the topic at two board meetings and I have made several public statements on my social media regarding the recognition events that we were planning to implement. Our High school principals also implemented drive in recognition events earlier in the month of May.
During the development of the potential recognition plan we were very careful to ensure that we are in legal compliance with all of the Governor’s orders. However, those orders are subject to change pending events with the COVID 19 virus. We will also follow all health regulations relative to the COVID 19 virus. We appreciate the patience and understanding by our students and families as we continue to deal with the Current Crisis during the development of a plan.
Congratulations to our Graduates!!! We are very Proud of you!!!
1. Print out the form and fill it out completely, including circling the area of the locker room your locker is on the map.
2. Scan or take a picture on your phone and send it to Mr. DelGiudice at email@example.com
3. Must be sent by noon on Friday, 5/29.
4. Contents will be bagged and available for pickup from 10-12 on Monday, June 1st.
5. All remaining items and locks will be discarded.
6. If you have stuff in another locker besides the two above, please send an email to either your coach if you are athlete, or Mr. DelGiudice providing information on the form to them.