NOTICE: School Safety Zone Enforcement

Download the Signed School Zone Safety letter  to see fines and other traffic violations police will be enforcing.

Ensuring the safety of all students is a paramount objective of both the Dearborn Public Schools and the Dearborn Police Department. An area of common complaints and concern is traffic related issues in school zones during student drop off and pick up. Motorists often create unsafe conditions for students by blocking roadways, speeding, and improper parking. As in previous years, the Dearborn Police Department will be conducting directed traffic enforcement in the school zones.  Please be careful and obey all traffic laws.  This includes double parking, blocking driveways, failure to completely stop at a stop sign, failure to yield to a bus or pedestrians, disobey a school crossing guard, and other traffic infractions.

Please keep in mind:

  • The bus stop is for buses only
  • Walk children to school when possible
  • Drop off/pick up children a short distance away from school when possible.  This alleviates traffic congestion around our schools
  • Once your child is out of the car and safely on the sidewalk vacate the area to make room for other parents to drop off their children.
  • Be mindful of school staff and crossing guards.  They are there for your child’s safety.
  • Be a “Good Neighbor” by being mindful of residents who live near school zones.

Download the Signed School Zone Safety letter  to see fines and other traffic violations police will be enforcing.

Fordson High School Summer Reading Expectations

Reading during the summer…

  • Builds Vocabulary
  • Models Quality Sentence Structure
  • Increases Reading Stamina
  • Improves Writing
  • Prevents a Decline in Reading Level
  • Is Fun!

What will you read?

That is your decision. We have provided links to recommended books from high school students and teachers across the country to help you with your decision.  However, you don’t have to choose from this list. You can choose any book. This summer, we want you to read things that interest you; to explore careers, people, places, topics and ideas you’ve wondered about; to have a great adventure. 

How much should I read and when?

Read a minimum of two books of your choice before you return in the fall. The first full day back, you will be asked to submit the chart that is on the back of this letter.

Then, in your 9th grade Language Arts class you will complete some sort of evaluation. This could be in the form of a book talk, a one-pager, or a small project about your reading. These are generally related to characters, conflicts, plot, and lessons learned. If you have any questions, please contact Secondary Literacy Coordinator, Amy Keith-Wardlow, at

Places to go for reading recommendations

Click on this link for the SSR+ Student Log

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