Happy Holidays to the William Ford Community! See you back virtually on January 4, 2021.
Congratulations to the following students for being recognized by their classroom teachers as Students of the Month for November! Keep up the great work!
|Ms. Maktari, PK||Aseel D||Sarah A|
|Ms. Johnson, K-2||Ismail A||Manahel A|
|Ms. Sadek, K||Ibrahim S||Rania A|
|Ms. Beydoun, K||Kareem D||Baraa B|
|Ms. Hamm, K||Judy F||Issa M|
|Ms. Schaefer, K||Abdallah Y||Ali N|
|Ms. Sobh, 1||Rahaf A||Eissa E|
|Ms. Vann, 1||Fatimah A||Balsam S|
|Ms. Alawy, 1||Laya A||Laila F|
|Ms. Makled, 1||Yara A||Wesam G|
|Ms. Borrello, 1||Ameer O||Alharith A|
|Ms. Alabachachy, 2||Nadia D||Jesus H|
|Ms. Bazzy, 2||Maha E||Jawad J|
|Ms. Fernandez, 2||Mohamed A||Maryam A|
|Ms. Obad, 2||Amira||Rayhana F|
|Ms. Sabra, 2||Julia F||Mohamad H|
|Ms. Ahmad, 3||Dahlia A||Adam A|
|Ms. Cwiek, 3||Mohamad J||Jana Q|
|Ms. Van Proeyen, 3||Malak Z||Hassan H|
|Ms. Schmidt, 3||Mekkah M||Zaid O|
|Ms. Zaban, 4||Salam A||Rommaisa S|
|Ms. Cojei, 4||Ali A||Hana S|
|Ms. Cercone, 4||Dahn A||Mislah S|
|Ms. Cheaib, 4||Nour E||Jubran A|
|Ms. Luckow, VLP 4||Zain A|
|Ms. Mroczka, 5||Maria O||Ali A|
|Ms. Hamid, 5||Hussein D||Hosam S|
|Mr. Bazzy, 5||Ali R||Fatima Y|
|Ms. Lutteke, 5||Zeinab Y||Batoul K|
November 17, 2020
A confirmed case of coronavirus (Covid-19) has been identified at William Ford Elementary. We are working closely with Wayne County Health Department to identify exposures and prevent further cases. This notice is informational only; no further action is required by anyone 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. And with no students in the building at this time, there are no concerns to any families at William Ford Elementary.
I want to thank everyone 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 everyone 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 (>100.4 F), 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:
- Children and adults should stay home when ill.
- Washing hands often with soap and running warm water for at least 20 seconds.
- 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.
- Practice Good Respiratory Etiquette (cover a cough with elbow versus hand).
- 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.
At the Dearborn Schools’ Board Meeting on Monday, November 9th, Superintendent Maleyko announced that Mrs. Nicole Rabac would move to the full-time Assistant Principal at Miller Elementary. Mrs. Rabac had been splitting her time between William Ford and Miller. The William Ford community is sad to see Mrs. Rabac leave, and know that she will do wonderful things for the Miller students, families and staff.
Mrs. Mariam Farhat was announced as the new Assistant Principal at William Ford Elementary. Mrs. Farhat is currently an English Language Development Specialist at McDonald Elementary. William Ford is excited to welcome Mrs. Farhat and all of us are certain she will be a great addition to our community.
Please join all of us at William Ford in welcoming Mrs. Farhat to William Ford and wishing Mrs. Rabac much success on her new assignment at Miller! These new assignments are effective as of November 10th.
On Wednesday, October 21st from 2:30-4:30, Ford Motor Company will host a STEAM Box giveaway in the parking lot at William Ford Elementary for families from the William Ford and Woodworth Community!
Click the link below for more information on the event! https://docs.google.com/document/d/1GOHVEwxB_oYKrafETxTqoTzlY-JDA_4hJ5Bm1J1FH1g/edit?usp=sharing
Families at William Ford who have students in grades 3rd-5th, and families at Woodworth are invited to drive through the parking lot at William Ford to receive the STEAM box through their car window. One STEAM box per family! Parents, please enter the parking lot off of Alber St. and exit on Chase. The STEAM box giveaway will be from 2:30-4:30 OR until all boxes are distributed.
You are invited to view this presentation on William Ford. Click the link below and guide yourself through the presentation!
Click this link for the October 20, 2020 Virtual Open House Presentation: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1RDE5UP45aPNs3-ts2uf6wDFGr8nUtf-KgqdNsQp1RCM/edit?usp=sharing
Coming soon! Virtual classroom visits by grade level!
The Board of Education voted on October 12th to continue online learning for all students through October. In-school learning labs will continue and be expanded. More information to come soon on the expanded learning labs. The Board of Education will meet again on Monday, October 26th to revaluate conditions and see if the district is ready to move toward bringing students back to school in one of the proposed hybrid formats.
Great news! Your child now has access to
Benchmark Universe—an online resource
for classroom reading. Your child will use
this resource throughout the school year to
complete assignments, and he or she can also
use it for his or her own independent reading!
Please take a moment to log in to the site
with your child and explore all it has to offer.
If you have any questions, please contact
your child’s teacher. We encourage you to
help your child with the use of Benchmark
Universe to complete assignments this year.
HOW DO I LOG IN TO BENCHMARK UNIVERSE? > Use your child’s username and password to log in (to Schoology):
> Once you are logged in to Benchmark Universe, you can access e-books by clicking on My Library.
You can search for e-books using keywords, or try filtering by grade, content area, genre, or theme.
> Once you have found an e-book you and your child want to read, double click it to get started!
(Note: You can click No to read the book without creating a customization.)
> If you would like the book to be read aloud, set the auto toggle to ON and click the play button.
> If you need help, look for the help icon.
> Use the System Check link at the top of the page to make sure that your device and browser are compatible.
Read on a desktop, laptop, or tablet!
أولياء الأمور والأوصياء الأعزاء:
إليكم هذه الأنباء الرائعة! يحق لطفلك الآن الاستفادة من جامعة
بينش- مارك و هي منصة عبر الإنترنت
لقراءة الصف. سوف يستخدم طفلك
هذا الموقع طوال العام الدراسي من أجل
إكمال الواجبات ، ويمكنه أيضًا
استخدامه لقراءته المستقلة الخاصة به!
نرجو منكم أخذ بعض الوقت لتسجيل الدخول إلى الموقع
مع طفلكم واستكشاف كل ما يقدمه الموقع.
إذا كان لديك أي أسئلة، يرجى الاتصال
بمدرس الطالب. نشجعكم على
مساعد الطالب في استخدام منصة بينش – مارك لإتمام الواجبات المدرسية خلال هذا العام الدراسي.
مع جزيل الشكر
كيف يمكنني تسجيل الدخول إلى المنصة؟ > استخدم اسم المستخدم وكلمة المرور الخاصين بطفلك لتسجيل الدخول (إلى سكولجي Schoology):
العنوان الإلكتروني : https://dearbornschools.schoology.com
> بمجرد تسجيل الدخول إلى Benchmark Universe ، يمكنك الوصول إلى الكتب الإلكترونية بالنقر فوق My Library.
يمكنك البحث عن الكتب الإلكترونية باستخدام الكلمات الأساسية ، أو محاولة التصفية حسب الصف أوالمحتوى أو النوع أو الموضوع.
> بمجرد العثور على كتاب إلكتروني تريد أن تقرأه أنت وطفلك ، انقر فوقه مرتين للبدء!
(ملاحظة: يمكنك النقر فوق “لا” لقراءة الكتاب بدون إنشاء تخصيص.)
> إذا كنت ترغب في قراءة الكتاب بصوت عالٍ ، فاضبط مفتاح التبديل التلقائي على ON وانقر على زر التشغيل.
> إذا كنت بحاجة إلى مساعدة ، فابحث عن رمز المساعدة.
> استخدم رابط “فحص النظام” أعلى الصفحة للتأكد من توافق جهازك والمتصفح.
يمكنك القراءة على الحاسوب الثابت أو المحمول أو الجهاز اللوحي!
للمزيد من المساعدة:
الاتصال بمكتب المساعدة عبر البريد الإلكتروني: firstname.lastname@example.org I PHONE
child now has access to Benchmark Universe—an online resource for classroom reading.
Click on this link for more information: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1L92VeEzTW87lkBgxhsoPn1PZHUUI-OqFyiQY9fgJl-c/edit?ts=5f7dde25