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Additional Opening Week Information

Dear Fordson Families:

The start of the year is here! We are excited about the new school year and we are going to do our best to ensure we continue to provide you with an excellent education. We are happy to let you know that all teachers will be using the same online system-Schoology. They will also use Zoom to conduct classes.  We will be providing instructions on using Schoology and Zoom.  

Your teachers will be contacting you via email to introduce themselves and tell you about the class.  See schedule below for chromebook and class materials pick-up.

Schedules

 Tomorrow at 4:00pm you will have access to schedules via student connect.  Please review your schedule.  If you have a class that you have already taken and passed, please contact your counselor via email.  Counselors will not be changing schedules for different teachers.   

Mona Meheidli–  meheidm@dearbornschools.org  A-ALG

Gharam Nasser–  nasserg@dearbornschools.org ALH-ALSE

Celia Tynan–  tynanc@dearbornschools.org ALSF-BET

Genovia Peterson–  petersg@dearbornschools.org BEY-HAB

Jacqueline Kostovski–  kostovj@dearbornschools.org HAC-MAH

Hifa Muhsin–  muhsinh@dearbornschools.org MAI-RO

Melinda Dakhlallah–  dakhlam@dearbornschools.org RT-Z

Chromebooks

Most students picked up their chromebook this week. We will have two more times if you need one.  However, if you already have a chromebook or you have your own computer, you did not need to come to the school.

Monday, August 31st:  Chromebook Pick-up if you did not receive one.  12:00pm – 2:00pm

Tuesday, September 1st:  Chromebook Pick-up if you did not receive one.  12:00pm – 2:00pm

Classroom Resources

Your teacher will contact you via email if you need to come to the school for textbooks, supplies and other resources.  Here are the dates for the pick-up which will be done by the student parking lot.  :

Wednesday, September 2nd:  9th graders:   9:00am-11:30am

                                             10th graders    1:00pm-3:00pm

Thursday, September 3rd:     11th graders:   9:00am-11:00am

                                              12th graders    1:00pm-3:00pm


If you have any library books or textbooks that belong to Fordson, bring them to the school when you pick up your resources.

Dual Enrollment Students Letter

August 27, 2020

To all Dual Enrolled Students:

Greetings, and welcome to an exciting new year of learning at your high school and at Henry Ford College.

The pandemic has forced us to rethink what is “normal”.  We realize the changes in the high school remote schedule has created some conflicts with the traditional scheduling of dual enrollment and high school classes.  Rest assured that every staff member at Dearborn schools and every instructor and staff at Henry Ford college, is working diligently to make sure that you will have the best learning experience this Fall and beyond.

During the remote start of Dearborn, the high school schedule has changed and your day begins at 8:15 am and ends at 3:10 pm and includes synchronous learning (live lessons) in the afternoon. For some of you, this created a conflict between your high school classes and your college classes. We are aware of the problem and are working collaboratively to ensure that your learning will not be interrupted. If you have a dual enrollment class that interferes with your college class,

1.      Read your syllabus very carefully. You should have received your class syllabus by now. Some instructors do not offer any synchronous learning. Instead you are just required to login to Moodle room and complete your assignments. Instructors that offer synchronous learning require it only for one day a week for classes that meet twice or three days a week. Therefore, we ask that you read your syllabus carefully and communicate with both your college instructor and your high school teacher about any conflict that might arise.

2.      Most high school and college lectures will be recorded. You will be able to view later. Attendance varies across the college classes. Therefore, it is imperative that you read your class syllabus very carefully and communicate with the appropriate staff member.

3.      We expect that each student will be proactive and communicate via email with instructors, teachers and counselors. We expect that each student will be proactive and communicate via email with instructors, teachers and counselors.  It is imperative that this communication is early and prior to any absence so our staff can work to accommodate.   Please note:  college instructors will NOT reschedule tests/exams. Again, read your class syllabus and communicate accordingly.

We have asked all staff, faculty and instructors at Dearborn Public Schools and Henry Ford College to be flexible and understanding during these most difficult of times. Flexibility and empathy must be exercised by all.

If you have questions, concerns or issues you cannot resolve, please feel free to contact me at fadlalm@dearbornschools.org / 313.317.1584 

Respectfully,

Majed K. Fadlallah

Director of the Early Middle Colleges, 

Dual Enrollment, and College Partnerships

Back to School Drive Thru

.The Drive Thru is scheduled for Monday, August 31st, 2020 from 12pm-5pm. The Back to School Drive Thru Bash will be providing: free backpacks, school supplies, sporting goods, food packages (20 pounds worth of food), lunch for families, oral hygiene kits, giveaways and much more. The event is free to the community and participants can attend the entire event all from the safety of their car. We will also be scheduling appointments onsite for free school physicals and immunizations. Please feel free to share with the community, friends and family. Let me know if you have any questions.

Welcome!

Hello Students!
Hope you and your family are doing well!  We miss you and are looking forward to the new school year.  As you know, we will all begin the school year online.  Therefore, it is required that every student has a chromebook in order to engage in sessions with your teachers  and to complete assignments.  If you did not receive a chromebooks last spring, we will be passing them out according to the following schedule this upcoming week:

Freshmen – Tuesday, August 25th

8:30 a.m. –  9:30 a.m.  Last Names Ab – Alth

  9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Last Names Alti – Khou

10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Last Names Khre – Zr

Sophomores – Tuesday, August 25th: 1:00pm-3:00pm

Juniors – August 26th:     10:00pm-12:00pm
Seniors – August 26th:   1:00pm-3:00pm

Our first day of school is August 31st.  We will have half days as follows:Monday,       August 31st   8:15-11:10  1st, 2nd, and 3rd hourTuesday,      Sept 1st   8:15-11:10        4th, 5th and 6th hourWednesday, Sept 2nd   8:15-11:10      1st, 2nd, and 3rd hourThursday,     Sept 3rd   8:15-11:10       4th, 5th, and 6th hourHere is the hourly schedule each day:

8:15-9:10am
9:15-10:10am
10:15-11:10am

Your schedules will be available on August 31st on student connect.   We will send out more information on your daily schedules this coming week.  Again, we are excited to be back and look forward to a successful year for all.  
Take care

Dearborn Virtual Learning Program

Greetings Parents,  

On Monday, August 10 the Board of Education approved a plan for all Dearborn Public School students to return to school on-line. Students from kindergarten through high school will take classes online at least until sometime around the beginning of October.  The board will reevaluate conditions later in September to see if it is possible for some or all students to begin returning to their classrooms perhaps in a blended model of in-class and on-line learning.

The District understands there are parents who want their children in a 100% virtual learning program no matter what phase the State is in or how other students in the District are attending school.  For the parents who want a 100% on-line option for the entire school year, the school district has created the Dearborn Virtual Learning Program for students K-12.  Parents selecting this option are opting their children into the program for a one-year commitment. 

In order to meet staffing, transportation, and several other components of our new school environment, it is vitally important to know how many students will join the Virtual Program. Parents seeking more information and/or are interested in opting their child(ren) into this program are highly encouraged to visit our school this Thursday, August 13th and Friday, August 14th from 11:00-2:00 each day.  

School administrators will be on hand (social distancing, limited numbers, and masks will be enforced) to meet with parents and answer questions. We will be outside by the student parking lot.  Forms will be available for you to complete. If you have children at different grade levels and buildings, you do not need to attend meetings at multiple schools.  Opt-in forms will be available and parents can opt-in all their children at one location. Here is a link to the complete schedule of schools and meetings.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1SdFISdKk-c1Lbkz7Vj5irylxEkqJOKZy2J3HJGvJ_tI/edit?usp=sharing

If you are not comfortable meeting in a safe environment at the school or are unable to attend on one of the scheduled days, please call (313-827-1400) or email (alcodrh@dearborn schools.org) the school so we may discuss this option and begin the opt-in process for your children.

We understand there are many questions, concerns, and uncertainties as we approach the start of the school year.  Our Back to School Reopen Committee has spent many hours considering all of the health, safety, logistical, and educational concerns before making their recommendations. Our Board spent many hours reviewing those recommendations including a six hour Study Session to hear from the various sub-committees and stakeholders.  We are now ready to move forward, together, to ensure what will be an interesting, but great, start to the 2020-21 school year. 

Have a great day, 

Volleyball Summer Conditioning

Volleyball will begin summer condition tomorrow Tuesday July 14, 9:30 am on the Fordson east tennis court. Enter at the Nickel entrance by the tennis court. Check-in we will be following MHSAA and NFHS protocols and athletes must bring their own water to all workouts. Our goal is always to keep you safe so please bring a mask 

Volleyball will begin summer condition tomorrow Tuesday July 14, 9:30 am on the Fordson east tennis court. Enter at the Nickel entrance by the tennis court. Check-in we will be following MHSAA and NFHS protocols and athletes must bring their own water to all workouts. Our goal is always to keep you safe so please bring a mask too. Bring phone for checkin. Thank you from Volleyball Coaches. All grade levels!

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