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School Closing Update

Parents and Teachers:

On March 12, 2020, Governor Whitmer issued the order to close all public schools in Michigan until April 3, 2020 (as of today’s date, and due to spring break, Dearborn Public Schools will reopen to students on April 13, 2020).  

Parents and students are not permitted in any Dearborn Public School as of March 16, 2020.  Teachers and support staff members at William Ford are not allowed in the building unless pre-approved by the principal. All schools will be thoroughly cleaned during this multiple week closure.

Families that need medication from the school can email me at higgind@dearbornschools.org and we can set up a date and time to pick it up.

David Higgins, Principal, William Ford Elementary

School Closing Information

All Dearborn Public Schools will be closed for students effective immediately, March 13, 2020. This is a result of Governor Whitmer’s order to close all K-12 school buildings, public, private, and boarding, starting Monday, March 16 until Sunday, April 5. 

Dearborn Public Schools spring break will take place from Monday, April 6 through Friday, April 10. Students will return to school on Monday, April 13, 2020.

Good Hygiene Practices Help Everyone Stay Healthy!

Following these good hygiene practices can help you avoid the flu, colds and viruses.

  • Remain at home if you are sick, and avoid close contact with others who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your mouth, eyes or nose with unwashed hands.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Use hand sanitizer if soap and water are unavailable.
  • Cover your cough with a tissue or sleeve.
  • Clean frequently touched surfaces.

For more information click on this link to the Dearborn Schools Website: https://dearbornschools.org/services/coronavirus-covid-19-information/

Another Great Assembly!

Students and Staff gathered today for the March is Reading Month and Culture Night Kick-off assembly.  We filled the caferia and gym with over 700 people, and well over 200 attended in traditional or cultural clothing!  This year’s featured countries were revealed, there was music, read-alouds and we all enjoyed some cultural greetings by students and staff, and much more! It was a GREAT event!

Falcon Friends are in the House!

Culture Night Kick-off is Wednesday, March 4th @ 9:00 with a whole school assembly.  Students and Staff are encouraged and welcomed to dress in traditional or cultural clothing or House colors!  This year’s featured countries will be revealed, we will kick-off March is Reading Month, we will enjoy some cultural greetings by students and staff, and much more!

PTA Founders Day

Congratulations to Ms. Fatimah Ahmad for being honored with the Distinguished Service Award by William Ford’s PTA on Friday at the Annual Founders Day Dinner.  Ms. Ahmad not only is one of our treasured second grade teachers, but she also serves as the PTA’s Executive Board secretary. Thank you also to Ms. Fernandez and Ms. Albachachy for attending, as they both put in endless hours with the PTA supporting evening events, the Reflections program and more. It was a wonderful evening!

William Ford’s Annual Culture Night is Coming Soon!

William Ford’s Annual Culture Night will be held on Thursday, April 2nd, 4:30-6:00 – Mark your calendar!

Food, Music, Entertainment, Cultural Heritage, Pride & Tradition

Select Countries from Around the World will be featured, but EVERYONE will be celebrated!

Culture Night Kick-off is Wednesday, March 4th @ 9:00 with a whole school assembly.  Students and Staff are encouraged and  welcomed to dress in traditional or cultural clothing!  This year’s featured countries will be revealed, we will begin our month study to prepare for Culture Night on April 2nd, and much more!

Parent Meeting on Friday!

Join us on Friday for our February PTA and Parent Meeting. We will meet in the cafeteria at 8:45 for coffee and light refreshments. The meeting will begin at 8:55. The meeting will include information and a presentation about the Read by Third Grade law and the PTA’s guest speaker, Tiffany Sweet from Zeal Credit Union. Tiffany will discuss programs for student savings’ accounts and more! See you Friday!