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2021 Dearborn Public Schools Chromebook on Loan Update

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Students leaving our district:

For students graduating from high school or leaving our district, please turn in your Chromebook computer and charger to your home school by Friday, June 18th or Thursday, May 27th for High School students.  

Students moving to a different Dearborn Public School building:

Students moving to a different school within our district may retain their Chromebook on loan. 

Students remaining in their current Dearborn Public School building:

Students may keep their Chromebook on loan this summer in order to practice with online resources that families may access during summer school and use if applicable.

Repairs/ Inventory:

All chromebooks on loan should be logged in MiStar.  Also, please remember that chromebooks are on loan and the family of the student borrowing the chromebook is responsible for any repairs that need to be made. 

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Summer Reading for Incoming 9th Graders

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Directions: Students will select one of the novels below and read the article “Self-Concept” from commonlit that defines where one’s identity stems from psychologically. As they read, students are expected to complete the following note-taker to support their first writing assignment in the fall.

Pre-reading Task: Students read this Self-Concept article and preview books.

During Reading Task:* Students make a copy of this Note-taker, complete notes as they read, and save the slideshow in their Google Drive for future use.

*Those students attending summer school will have support with reading their selected book and completing the task (ex: SSR time or small groups)

Post-reading Task: Students will complete a task in the fall with their Language Arts 1 class to reflect upon both their Summer Reading Novel and compare it to the Self-Concept article.

Reading Choices: Students download a copy via Open eBooks (see link for directions) or take a hard copy from their 8th grade ELA teacher.

TitleCover Image DescriptionLocation
SpeakReviewOpen E-books through First Books APP
Need code and pin from FristBooks – Free
Everything is FineReviewOpen E-Books
Survival Strategies of the Almost BraveReview Open E-Books
Scared Lies of Minnow BlyReview Open E-Books
Balcony on the MoonReviewOpen E-Books
Athlete vs MathleteReviewOpen E-Books
This Side of HomeReviewOpen E-Books
The Art of Being NormalReview Open E-Books
How Lunchbox Jones Saved MeReviewOpen E-Books
Being Henry DavidReview Open E-Books
A Bottle in the Gaza SeaReviewOpen E-Books

If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Laurie Lintner, K-12 Literacy Coordinator

lintnel@dearbornschools.org

Document with Arabic Translation

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June 8 is deadline to transfer into online learning for next year

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June 8 is deadline to transfer into online learning for next year

Are you ready (maybe more than ready) for your child to start the new school year in full-time face-to-face classes? Us too!

If you think online only-learning is the better fit for your child and family, then we can help you with that too, but you need to act soon!

To be in online learning next year, students must transfer to the new Dearborn Public Schools Virtual K-12 School launching in the fall.  Parents need to complete the transfer paperwork by June 8.  You can start the transfer process by contacting the school secretary.  The secretary will send a link to a Google Form for a parent to sign agreeing to transferring their child. Please submit that agreement by June 8.

Not sure if Virtual K-12 is the right choice?

Attend one of our two remaining Zoom meetings on Wednesday (May 26) at noon or Tuesday (June 1) at 4 p.m.  You can also find more information on the school website at https://vk12.dearbornschools.org.

Students in Virtual K-12 will be taught live all-day, every day by Dearborn Public School teachers in a virtual classroom with other online-only students. Classes will follow Dearborn Public Schools curriculum, class times and calendar. Students who transfer to the Virtual K-12 School are committing to the program for the entire school year.

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Salina Vaccination Clinic

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The district still has numerous vaccination slots available at Wednesday’s clinic at Salina Intermediate.  We are opening the clinic up to community members interested in getting a Pfizer vaccine.  The vaccine can be administered to anyone at least 12 years old, and multiple family members can sign up together.  The second vaccination will be given on June 16.  To register, please use this vaccine registration link.

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Dearborn’s New K-12 Virtual School Fall Enrollment Open now

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Dearborn Schools plans to reopen for the new school year with face-to-face learning all day every day for our students.


For parents and students who want to continue learning online only, the district is launching the new Dearborn Public Schools Virtual K-12.
Virtual K-12 students will be taught live all-day, every day by Dearborn Public School teachers in a virtual classroom with other online-only students. Classes will follow Dearborn Public Schools curriculum, class times and calendar.

The program is open to kindergarten through 12th grade students living in the Dearborn Public Schools district. Students who transfer to or enroll in the Virtual K-12 School are committing to the program for the entire school year.
Parents need to register students for the new school by June 8, 2021 by contacting the school office.
Please visit the Virtual K-12 School website to learn more.

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COVID-19 Case Identification

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DATE: 5/5/21

TO: Staff and Parents 

FROM: Chadi Farhat 

RE: COVID-19 Case Identification 

A confirmed case of coronavirus (Covid-19) has been identified at school. We are working closely with Wayne County Health Departmentto identify exposures and prevent further cases. This letter is informational only; no further action is required for you at this time.  If you have not been contacted by the district nurse or your building administrator, you are not considered to be a close-contact to the positive individual.

I want to thank all staff and students for following through social distancing measures and adhering to all other guidelines, like wearing masks at all times and not being in close contact with anyone for 15 minutes or more. I want to also remind all staff and students that we need to respect everyone’s privacy at all times. Your safety and privacy are important to us. Again, we thank all of you for adhering to all guidelines. 

The virus that causes COVID-19 is thought to spread mainly from person to person, through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs, sneezes or talks. These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs. Spread is more likely when people are less than six feet from each other for at least 15 minutes. A person who is a close contact of someone who is infected with COVID-19 may experience COVID-19 symptoms typically within two to fourteen days after a person is exposed. 

The symptoms of COVID-19 are similar in children and adults. Symptoms can include: Fever (>100.4oF), cough, shortness of breath, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, runny or stuffy nose, loss of taste or smell, abdominal pain. 

There are many things that can be done to keep our schools, homes, and communities “COVID-19 free” and protect ourselves and loved ones: 

  1. Children and adults should stay home when ill. 
  2. Washing hands often with soap and running warm water for at least 20 seconds. 
  3. If a hand washing station is not available, use hand sanitizer properly. Gels, rubs, and hand wipes must contain at least 60% alcohol. Dispose of wipes in the trash after use. 
  4. Practice Good Respiratory Etiquette (cover a cough with elbow versus hand). 
  5. Follow guidance for wearing a face covering and social distancing. 

If you have questions, please contact Wayne County Health Department at 734-727-7078. 

Following the guidance of the MI Safe Schools Roadmap, the school has been disinfected. This includes spraying classrooms, hallways, locker rooms, and common areas as needed with a sanitizer, along with other methods of disinfection.

Additional information can be found on the CDC website.

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Dearborn City Wide Art Fair

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Greetings! 
The Dearborn Public Schools’ Art Department would like to invite you to view the 2020-2021 Student Art Show!  This amazing body of artwork was created by students mostly while they were working from home and being taught virtually by Dearborn’s outstanding Art Teachers. 

The Art Show can be viewed in two ways: A slideshow you control and a YouTube video.

Slide show presentation

The show is set to 10 seconds per slide which takes about 30 minutes to view.  Click the link on a computer, phone, etc.  Click/touch on the lower left corner for viewing options like changing the timing, pausing and advancing slides.
ENJOY!🎨 Dearborn Public Schools’ Art Department

The link for you to view the document as a slide show is available. https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/e/2PACX-1vSL7K5Ktne1L5fckNy7f4mZVL4SSoV_bywij67J9E5jqHPgW-Ke72_W7DfFzFvAUNV5lJJNkdYfwCpV/pub?start=true&loop=true&delayms=10000&slide=id.p

YouTube Video

You Tube Video