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Hybrid In-Person Resumes on Monday

Just a reminder that all Dearborn Public Schools will be returning to our Hybrid schedule starting on Monday, April 12, 2021. This is the schedule that was being followed prior to Spring Break. 

Please remember that we must continue to Mask UP, social distance, wash hands, and avoid large gatherings. The vaccine offers us hope that our fight against COVID 19 will come to an end but we have a long way to go. Working together we can do this!  

  • Monday, April 12th
    • All Students, PK-5th Grade, A Group In-Person at School: 9:30-2:20
    • All Students, PK-5th Grade, B Group at home: 8:40-3:30
  • Tuesday, April 13th
    • All Students, PK-5th Grade, B Group In-Person at School: 9:30-2:20
    • All Students, PK-5th Grade, A Group at home: 8:40-3:30
  • Wednesday, April 14th
    • All PK-5th Students at Home: 8:40-3:30
    • Parent/Teacher Conferences via Zoom, 4:00-7:00
      • Contact your child’s teacher if you are interested in a conference.
  • Thursday, April 15th
    • All Students, PK-5th Grade, A Group In-Person at School: 9:30-2:20
    • All Students, PK-5th Grade, B Group at home: 8:40-3:30
  • Friday, April 16th
    • All Students, PK-5th Grade, B Group In-Person at School: 9:30-2:20
    • All Students, PK-5th Grade, A Group at home: 8:40-3:30

Do you have a child turning 5 this year?

Do you have a child who will turn five (5) years old by September 1, 2021, or turn five (5) by December 1, 2021, and you live in the William Ford School boundary? If so, see below!

Kindergarten Registration packets may be picked up at William Ford on Tuesday, April 6th and Wednesday, April 7th from 10:00-12:00.

Call the school office for more information at 313-827-6400.

Do you have a four-year old at home?

ATTENTION ALL DEARBORN SCHOOL FAMILIES WITH A FOUR-YEAR OLD CHILD!

Dearborn Public Schools Great Start Readiness Program (GSRP) is beginning the application process for the 2021-2022 school year.

GSRP is a free program for all eligible families and is designed to give a high quality preschool experience prior to Kindergarten if your son or daughter will be four years of age by December 1, 2021.

Applications will be available at the following schools: Cotter, Becker, Henry Ford, William Ford, Long, McCollough/Unis, McDonald, Oakman, River Oaks, Salina Elementary, Whitmore Bolles on Wednesday, April 7, 2021, 9:00-11:00am.

If you have any other questions please call  827-6150

William Ford Kindergarten Roundup is Thursday at 3:00!

Do you have a child who will turn five (5) years old by September 1, 2021, or turn five (5) by December 1, 2021, and you live in the William Ford School boundary? If so, please join us for a live (via Zoom) Kindergarten Roundup Meeting and Presentation on Thursday at 3:00! See below the link to the Zoom Meeting. Following the meeting the presentation will be posted on this website

Join the Kindergarten Roundup Meeting through Zoom! Click Here: https://dearbornschools-org.zoom.us/j/89294196799?pwd=MHVrTERQSzJDbU5wWTR5bUpCenkzdz09

Meeting ID: 892 9419 6799 Passcode: 550200

Please share this information with any neighbors who may have a child turning five (5) before December 1, 2021.

Arrival and Dismissal Map

Please see the map below with door assignments for Arrival and Dismissal during Hybrid. Please remember, doors open at 9:30. Dismissal is at 2:20. Kindergarten will dismiss at 2:15 so that parents with multiple children can get to the other doors. Please be on time!

 

Welcome Back!

Week of March 8th:

  • Monday, March 8th
    • All Students, PK-5th Grade, A Group In-Person at School: 9:30-2:20
    • All Students, PK-5th Grade, B Group at home: 8:40-3:30
  • Tuesday, March 9th
    • All Students, PK-5th Grade, B Group In-Person at School: 9:30-2:20
    • All Students, PK-5th Grade, A Group at home: 8:40-3:30
  • Wednesday, March 10th
    • All PK-5th Students at Home: 8:40-3:30
  • Thursday, March 11th
    • All PK-5th Students at Home: 8:40-3:30
  • Friday, March 12th
    • All PK-5th Students at Home: 8:40-3:30

Hybrid begins on Monday. William Ford featured on Michigan Public Radio.

William Ford Elementary staff is ready to welcome students back to school beginning Monday, March 1st. Our Safety and Health protocol will be followed very closely. In fact, William Ford was recently highlighted on Michigan Public Radio. Read and listen to the article at the following link: https://www.michiganradio.org/post/after-nearly-year-home-learning-how-do-school-safely-dearborn

As you know, students will be welcomed back in stages. See below the schedule for the next two weeks.

  • Monday, March 1st
    • Kindergarten, First and Second Grade A Group In-Person at School: 9:30-2:20
    • Kindergarten, First and Second Grade B Group at home: 8:40-3:30
    • All PK, 3rd-5th Grade Students at Home: 8:40-3:30
  • Tuesday, March 2nd
    • Kindergarten, First and Second Grade B Group In-Person at School: 9:30-2:20
    • Kindergarten, First and Second Grade A Group at home: 8:40-3:30
    • All PK, 3rd-5th Grade Students at Home: 8:40-3:30
  • Wednesday, March 3rd
    • All PK-5th Students at Home: 8:40-3:30
  • Thursday, March 4th
    • All PK-5th Students at Home: 8:40-3:30
  • Friday, March 5th
    • All PK-5th Students at Home: 8:40-3:30
  • Monday, March 8th
    • All Students, PK-5th Grade, A Group In-Person at School: 9:30-2:20
    • All Students, PK-5th Grade, B Group at home: 8:40-3:30
  • Tuesday, March 9th
    • All Students, PK-5th Grade, B Group In-Person at School: 9:30-2:20
    • All Students, PK-5th Grade, A Group at home: 8:40-3:30
  • Wednesday, March 10th
    • All PK-5th Students at Home: 8:40-3:30
  • Thursday, March 11th
    • All PK-5th Students at Home: 8:40-3:30
  • Friday, March 12th
    • All PK-5th Students at Home: 8:40-3:30
3/13/23/33/43/5
Grades K-2Start hybrid A/B scheduleStart hybrid A/B scheduleALL classes onlineALL classes onlineALL classes online
Grades PreK, 3-5AM classes online PM Learning LabsAM classes online PM Learning LabsALL classes onlinesALL classes onlineALL classes online
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Grades K-2Continue hybrid A/B scheduleContinue hybrid A/B scheduleALL classes onlineALL classes onlineALL classes online
Grades PreK, 3-5Start hybrid A/B scheduleStart hybrid A/B scheduleALL classes onlineALL classes onlineALL classes online
3/153/163/173/183/19
Grades PreK-5All Grades continue hybrid A/B scheduleAll Grades continue hybrid A/B scheduleALL classes onlineAll Grades continue hybrid A/B scheduleAll Grades continue hybrid A/B schedule

As always, if you have any questions of concerns, feel free to call the school office at 313-827-6400.

Dearborn meets COVID measures, will start returning students to schools

Dearborn Public Schools is excited to announce the district has met the COVID measurements set by the Board of Education and will start phasing students and staff back to in-building learning. See the article in the district published, First Bell. https://firstbell.dearbornschools.org/2021/02/09/dearborn-meets-covid-measures-will-start-returning-students-to-schools/

If you should have any questions, contact the office at 313-827-6400, or Mr. Higgins by email at higgind@dearbornschools.org or Mrs. Farhat by email at farhatm@dearbornschools.org.

Please note below the VERY IMPORTANT parent meetings (via ZOOM) on Tuesday, Feb. 16th and Wednesday, Feb. 17th. Zoom link will be sent by email to you by your child’s classroom teacher.

The reopening schedule will go as follows:

Thursday, February 11th

Asynchronous day for all students. Assignments will be posted.

Friday, February 12th 

No School for Students: Mid-winter break.

Monday, February 15th

No School for Students: Mid-winter break.

Tuesday, February 16th 

Asynchronous morning for all students. Assignments will be posted. No afternoon classes.

Parent Meetings via Zoom: Kindergarten, 10:15-10:45; First Grade, 11:00-11:30; Second Grade, 1:00-1:30; Third Grade, 1:45-2:15.

Wednesday, February 17th

Parent Meetings via Zoom: Fourth Grade, 10:00-10:30; Fifth Grade, 11:00-11:30

Thursday and Friday, February 18th-19th

In-Person Learning Labs begin. Teachers will contact parents with afternoon appointment times.  

Monday, February 22nd – Friday, February 26th

All learning labs continue this week. 

Monday, March 1st: Hybrid schedule begins, K-2, 6th & 9th Grades

Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grade students start in-school hybrid schedule at William Ford. Students are split into an A and B group. A Group attends in-person on Monday & Thursday, B Group attends on Tuesday & Friday.

Monday, March 8th: Hybrid schedule begins, PK, 3rd-5th, 7th & 10th Grades

Preschool, 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students start in-school hybrid schedule at William Ford. Students are split into an A and B group. A Group attends in-person on Monday & Thursday, B Group attends on Tuesday & Friday.

Monday, March 15th: Hybrid schedule begins,  8th, 11th and 12th Grades.