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Online Learning Plans

Greetings, William Ford Families!

We are committed to supporting the academic development of your child.  Over the past few days, our dedicated teachers have been working tirelessly to ensure that even though our school is closed, the academic development of our students will continue.  Please refer to the grade level links below to access the grade level learning plans for William Ford Elementary School students. We also ask that all parents and students sign up to receive updates from their teachers on their classroom blog. Teachers will update their blog regularly with reminders and other important information.

Learning Plan for the week of March 16th-20th, 2020:

PreKKindergarten1st grade2nd Grade3rd grade4th grade5th gradeMrs. Dunne

Also, visit your child’s Special Area Teachers Learning Plan:

Mrs. Scannell’s Music BlogMs. Adkins’ Music BlogMrs. Logsdon’s Physical Education BlogMs. Sabourin’s Art Blog Ms. Al Saadi’s Science Enrichment Blog  
Mrs. Kinnaird’s Library BlogMrs. Saidi’s Speech & Language ResourcesAdditional Teacher Blogs 

We understand there may be challenges with the new learning process. We want you to know that we are here to assist you with this.  If you have questions about your child’s learning plan, please email or message your child’s classroom teacher. If you need support with technology, contact 313-827-3003. The district will soon loan out Chromebooks to William Ford students who do not have access to a computer, at home (more information to come).

Wishing you and your family good health.  We will greatly miss seeing all of you over the next few weeks.

Kindest Regards,

David Higgins, Principal  & Nicole Rabac, Assistant Principal


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 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:

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!