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Choosing a Learning Option


Hello STEM Families!  There is a lot of information coming at you very quickly and we wanted to take a moment to clarify the most commonly asked question at the moment:  What is the difference between starting online and registering for the Dearborn Virtual Learning Program (VLP)?

Starting Online:

– Students start online with their STEM peers and with their STEM TEACHERS.

– Students will follow their STEM schedule, online, just as if they were in school (schedule information coming soon)

– STEM students WILL have STEM Apps with Segerstrom/Roberts

– Students will have a daily schedule to be “in class” at an actual time (i.e. 1st hour at 8 AM, 2nd hour at 9 AM, and so on)

– October 1st the district will re-look at the COVID 19 situation and we will either come back to school OR continue online.

– You can NOT decide to join the Virtual Learning Program in the middle of the year.

– Choosing this option means you have to do NOTHING.  Just watch your emails and the blog for the first day of school information!

Dearborn Virtual Learning Program (VLP):

– Students attend school online, BUT they are NOT with their STEM peers.

– Students are NOT taught by STEM teachers.

– Students will be assigned a random subject qualified teacher

– all teachers are Dearborn teachers who applied to teach in this program.

– Students will follow a schedule that will be created for them by the VLP.

– STEM students will NOT have STEM Apps at all.

– Choice of electives will be based on what elective teachers the VLP has.

– Students will have a daily schedule to be “in class” at an actual time (i.e. 1st hour at 8 AM, 2nd hour at 9 AM, and so on)

– October 1st when the district re-looks at the COVID 19 situation, VLP students will remain online; even if we go back to school.

– Choosing this option means you must fill out the VLP application on the DPS website.  Watch your emails for the first day of school information!- Choosing this option is a YEAR long commitment.

– If at the semester you decide you would like to come back to school face-to-face, you will be placed in any middle school that has a vacancy

– THIS MAY NOT BE AT STEM, it may not be your home middle school, and transportation may not be available.

– If you choose this option, you will be allowed to return to STEM for the 2021-2022 school year.

We hope that this clarifies the difference between the two pathways.

–Jennifer Fryzel
6th and 8th Grade Language Arts Teacher
STEM Lead Teacher  2018 National Blue Ribbon School
Dearborn Heights Campus

Virtual Learning Program Information


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 for 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 must fill out the attached form and turn it in at a drive-thru type event on Wednesday, August 12th from 9am-3pm outside of door #20. School administrators and staff will be on hand (social distancing, limited numbers, and masks will be enforced) on Wednesday, August 12th from 9 am-3pm to answer questions for parents before they turn any forms in.   

If you have children at different grade levels and buildings, you do not need to attend meetings or turn in opt in forms 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.  

If you are not are unable to attend this opt in drop off on Wednesday, August 12th, please call or email 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. You can look forward to many future communications as soon as the facts are known.   Welcome back.

Dr. Winifred Green                  Mr. Oussama Baydoun

Summer Learning 8/10/20

Aug 1077.G.12 Divide Fractions (95)
7.M.3 Unit Price (95)
7.Q.1 Greek and Latin Roots 1(95)
7.Q.2 Greek and Latin Roots 2(95)
88.Q Similar Triangles (95)
8.Q Side Length & Angles (95)
8.R.1 Greek and Latin Roots 1(95)
8.R.2 Greek and Latin Roots 2(95)

Summer Learning 8/3/20

Aug 377.R.14 Combine Like Terms (95)
7.R.15 Combine Like Terms (95)
7.K.1 Thesis Statements(95)
7.K.2 Facts v. Opinions(100)
88.F.15 Square Roots (95)
8.F Estimate Positive Roots (95)
8.K.1 Thesis Statements(95)
8.K.4 Identifying Supporting Details(100)

Summer Learning 7/27/20

July 2777.P.4 Distance (95)
7.R.8 Terms & Coefficients (95)
7.J.1 Order Topics(95)
7.J.2 Organize Information(100)
8A.J.4 Two Step Equations (95)
A.J.5 Advanced Equations (95)
8.O.6 Correct Errors(100)
8.O.7 Suggest Revisions(95)

Summer Learning 7/20/20

July 2077.T.3 Inequalities (95)
7.R.3 Expressions (95)
7.D.3 Problems/Solutions(100)
7.D.4 Identify Text Structures(95)
88.Y.5 Slope (95)
8.Y.6 Graph a Line in SIF (95)
8.O.2 Redundant Words(100)
8.O.3 Frequently Confused Words(100)

Summer Learning 7/13/20

July 1377.T.1 Inequalities (95)
7.T.2 Inequalities (95)
7.D.1 Compare/Contrast(95)
7.D.2 Cause/Effect(100)
88.X.7 Two Step Inequalities (95)
8.Z.16 Linear or Non-Linear (95)
8.F.1 Analyze Short Stories(95)
8.F.2 Vocabulary-Short Stories(100)

PTA Reflections Contest


STEM PTA would like to congratulate all of the district level winners for the Art Reflections program for the 2019-2020 school year.

Congratulations to our young STEM artists .

Medina Faraj : 1st place in the middle division -Literature

Maram El-Saghir: 1st place in the middle division-Visual Arts

Kadeja Rizvi: 2nd place in the middle division – Visual Arts

Neveen Seklawi: 3rd place in the middle division – Visual Arts

Certificates and gift cards will be delivered soon!

Next year theme is ” I Matter Because”

“The Art of Reality” by Medina Faraj
“Error” by Maram El-Saghir
“The eyes are the window to the soul” by Khadeja Rizvi
“Feeling inspired by a teenage mind” by Neveen Seklawi

Summer Learning 7/6/20

July 677.C.1 Integer Addition (95)
7.C.* Number Lines (95)
7.R.1 Synonyms(100)
7.R.2 Antonyms(100)
88.Y.4 Slope Intercept Form (95)
8.Y.7 SLope Intercept Form  (95)
8.G.1 Informational Passages(95)
8.H.1 Compare Two Texts(95)

Summer Learning 6/29/20

June 2977.R.1 Expressions (95)
7.R.2 Expressions (95)
7.B.1 Quotations and Themes(95)
7.B.2 Short Story Themes(95)
88.Z.2 Solutions  Video (95)
8.O Triangle Sum Theorem (95)
8.D.3 Problem/Solution(100)
8.D.4 Identify Text Structure(95)
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