Archive for May, 2020

Yearbooks are Here!

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Good news!  Our yearbooks have just been delivered and will be handed out when you pick up your belongings on Tuesday.  On that day, please let the teacher know if you also ordered a yearbook so that we can hand it to you.
If you have nothing to pick up, but ordered a yearbook, please come and pick it up that day. 

Any yearbooks not picked up that day will be handed out in the fall.

MSU Summer Camp

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Laptops using CAD software and a 3D printer

STEM Stew Camp III 2020 – MSU St. Andrews

Visit their site for more information. It is FREE!

https://standrews.msu.edu/event/stem-stew-camp-2020/

Preview Curriculum Changes

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Parents can preview possible curriculum

changes

Dearborn Public Schools is offering a chance for parents and community members to explore two new curriculum resources the District is recommending for next year – one for elementary English Language Arts and the other for some high school math. Both curriculum provide extensive digital resources that are available for school and home use.

Interested parents can view some of the materials online and then learn more about the resources during online meetings on Monday for the elementary program and Tuesday for the math program.
Both curriculum resources have gone through extensive evaluation by Dearborn teachers and have been recommended by the District’s curriculum committee. This is part of the District’s regular process to update and implement new curriculum.  Please note, these changes have not yet been approved by the Board of Education.

Elementary Reading and Writing 
Elementary parents are invited to learn more about the Benchmark Advance English Language Arts program that the District is considering for all the kindergarten through fifth grade classrooms.
Benchmark Advance © 2021 is a standards-based, core English Language Arts program. Language arts includes reading and writing and also impacts text-based resources for science and social studies.  The Benchmark
program provides lessons and practice in all areas of reading including phonological awareness, phonics and word study, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension.  Writing is also included. Parents are invited to attend a Zoom meeting with Benchmark representatives for more information and
a Q & A session on Monday, June 1 from 5 to 6 p.m.  Please email communications@dearbornschools.org for information on logging into the Zoom meeting and to get login information to view a sample of the
digital curriculum material.

Secondary math
Parents also are invited to learn more about the enVision AGA math program that is recommended for adoption for use for Algebra 1, Algebra 2 and Geometry instruction.  
enVision AGA is a highly rated program and has been researched and piloted in Dearborn classrooms over the last two years. Textbooks, workbooks and an extensive collection of digital resources, including interactives, mathematical modeling, and adaptive practice are part of  enVision’s high quality program. 
Parents can view enVision materials using the link to a padlet: enVision Math (this link does not work-email Ross Grover for a link)
In addition to previewing the materials online, parents are invited to attend a Google Meet with enVision/Savvas representatives for more information and for a Q & A session on Tuesday, June 2 from 4 to 5 p.m.  Please email communications@dearbornschools.org for information on accessing the Google Meet event. 
 
For more information about the possible curriculum changes, contact Dr. Ross Groover, K-12 Consultant for
Curriculum & Professional Development, at groover@dearbornschools.org.

Locker Item Pick Up Information:

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TUESDAY, JUNE 2nd  (This will be the ONLY pick up day)

Please follow the below directions for the safety of teachers, students, and parents

1.     On the day of pick up, NO students or parents will be allowed in the building. Do NOT get out of your car.

2.     Cars must ENTER through the Warren gate and pull up to door #20 so that your car faces Ann Arbor Trail.

3.     Please tell the teacher on the sidewalk the student you are picking up for.

4.     Have your trunk open, so that teachers have no contact as we deliver your belongings.

5.     Students will return instruments and library books (AKA Ms. Fryzel’s books) that day.

6.     6th and 7th graders can keep instruments over the summer.

Times: 

10:00 -11:00           6th Graders

11:00 – 12:00          7th Graders

12:00 – 1:00           8th Graders

1:00 – 1:30             Last Chance

8th grade Promotion Speech

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We will be having a virtual promotion ceremony for the 8th grade in order to recognize you for all of your hard work and accomplishments (MORE DETAILS TO FOLLOW).  During this virtual ceremony, one 8th grade student will give a speech that captures the experiences you have had here at STEM for the past three years and also looks ahead to your future. 

If you would like to be considered as the 8th grade speech presenter, please read the following criteria:
1.  The speech can be no longer than 3 minutes.
2.  It should reflect on your middle school years and the time you spent at STEM.
3.  The topic/theme should be something that all the 8th graders can relate to and not just be relatable to you as an individual.
4.  You should talk about the future and give some advice or encouragement.
5.  Be sure to thank parents and teachers.
6.  A VIDEO of you delivering the speech must be shared with Ms. Fryzel through Google Classroom (an assignment has been posted) no later than 9:00 AM Monday, June 1st.
7.  Your video must be a FINAL version; like you are delivering it that day:  no background noises, a nice background, you are dressed formally, and the speech is fluent.

Meal Distribution

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Dearborn Public Schools families are reminded that the meal distribution schedule will have a few changes starting the week of May 18 – the week before Memorial Day.

Because schools were scheduled to be closed on Friday and Monday for Memorial Day weekend, there will be no food distribution on May 22 and 25.

Meal distributions will still occur on Monday May 18 and on Wednesday May 20.  The May 20 distribution will include breakfasts and lunches for a full week, so families should be prepared to carry the larger quantity, including a half gallon of milk per student.

Through May 20 pickup times will continue to be later at four locations. Fordson High School, Woodworth Middle School, Salina Intermediate and McCollough Elementary will distribute meals from noon to 2 p.m.

Dearborn High School, Edsel Ford High School and Smith Middle School will hand out meals from 10 a.m. to noon.

The week after Memorial Day, meal distribution will go back to 10 a.m. to noon at all seven locations. Meals that week will be distributed on Wednesday, May 27 and Friday, May 29.

Dearborn Public Schools has been providing 65,000 grab-and-go meals a week for our students.

One person can pick up food for any student living in the home.  The child does not need to attend that school.  Each bag contains breakfast and lunch for the days until the next pickup.

The grab-and-go meals are provided free to families through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s School Lunch Program. Through the program, Dearborn Public Schools offered free lunch and breakfast to all kindergarten to 12th grade students before schools were closed to slow the spread of novel coronavirus.

Meal distribution schedule:

May 11, 13, 15, 18 and 20

Meals distributed from 10 a.m. to noon at Dearborn High School, Edsel Ford High School and Smith Middle School and from noon to 2 p.m. at Fordson High School, Woodworth Middle School, Salina Intermediate and McCollough Elementary.

NO DISTRIBUTIONS MAY 22 AND 25

May 27 and 29 and June 1, 3, 5, 8 and 10

Meals distributed from 10 a.m. to noon at all seven locations.

P-EBT (Bridge) cards

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All our families are to receive these cards because we are a CEP district.

We have done everything from our end so at this time it is up to the DHHS to ensure that the families receive their cards.
In our last communication with them, we were told that DHHS processes the cards in batches and should be completed by mid-May. If you have further questions, you can contact 833-905-0028.

Also, there is a P-EBT reference page on MDE’s website that has information for districts and families. 

Oussama Baydoun – Assistant Principal

EFHS Clas of 2024

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This year’s scheduling will be done completely online through your Student Connect account.  You will have 1 week to select and submit your classes online starting Monday, May 11th – Monday, May 18th.

Attached in this email is a video with step-by-step instructions on how to select your classes (you must watch this).

You will only choose your electives (these are highlighted in yellow on the course selection sheet).  Your remaining core classes have been scheduled for you.  All students must have the following:

·         1 elective for 1st semester (course numbers begin with “61”) 

·         1 elective for 2nd semester (course numbers begin with “62”)

Please review the Class of 2024 Freshman Year Scheduling Presentation, the Student Portal Course Request video on how to select your classes via Student Connect, and the Online Grade 9 Course Selection Sheet.

DHS Class of 2024

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Current 8th grade STEM students going to DHS next year: 
Hello, Class of 2024!  

This year’s scheduling will be done completely online through your Student Connect account.  You will have 1 week to select and submit your classes online starting Monday, May 11th – Monday, May 18th.

Attached in this email is a video with step-by-step instructions on how to select your classes (you must watch this).

You will only choose your electives (these are highlighted in yellow on the course selection sheet).  Your remaining core classes have been scheduled for you.  All students must have the following:

  • 1 elective for 1st semester (course numbers begin with “61”) 
  • 1 elective for 2nd semester (course numbers begin with “62”)

Please review the Class of 2024 Freshman Year Scheduling Presentation, the Student Portal Course Request video on how to select your classes via Student Connect, and the Online Grade 9Course Selection Sheet
Note: Sculpture is available 1st semester even though it is not listed on the course selection sheet.

Janice Fawaz,
Guidance Counselor, LLPCDepartment Head/AP CoordinatorDearborn High School
(313)827-1618

STEM Video

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Please enjoy this video! It was made by our staff and edited by Ms. Hartrick.

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