January 3, 2022

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Welcome Back to School! It was great seeing everyone this morning! I told the students that it’s always hard to come back after a vacation, but after I saw everyone’s smiling faces, I was so happy to be here that I forgot all about having to get up so early this morning! LOL

We are finishing up this semester with current job sites, and then students will be assigned another location to gain a different experience this year. We are also planning on scheduling a job site at Howe School a little differently, so that more students are able to get out of the building and gain work experience. Some students just aren’t ready to work at an off site location, and that’s o.k., we have built in “jobs” here at Hype for those students. Students are with us for 8 years, we’ve got plenty of time! And finally, students with a high absenteeism rate (unexcused) may not be scheduled for a permanent job site and may be used as a “sub” instead.


Unfortunately, some students are still coming to school symptomatic and/or after an exposure. District policy is to isolate the students away from the class, and send the students home. As a reminder, please do not send students to school under the following circumstances:

  1. If your student or anyone in your household has been exposed to COVID, please keep your student home and contact the school office for further guidance
  2. If your student or anyone in your household has ANY symptoms of illness, or has tested positive for COVID, please keep your student home and contact the school office for further guidance
  3. If your student, or anyone in your household is unable to PASS the Daily District Screener (sent home with every student), please keep your student home from school and contact the school office for further guidance
  4. If your student, or anyone in your household, has a COVID test that is pending, please keep your student home from school and contact the school office for further guidance.

We need every individual to follow this in order to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in our classroom. We do not want anyone to get sick and we do not want to have to go virtual again. We are doing our best to remain in person, but we need everyone’s help in doing so. Thank you in advance for those who are following the District Policies regarding COVID and keeping everyone safe.


January 17 – No School – MLK

January 21 – Half Day – 11:30 dismissal

January 24 – Half Day – 11:30 dismissal

January 25 – FULL DAY

December 16, 2021

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We have finalized plans for the last day of school before the break. Students who are assigned to go to work sites, will go as scheduled. Upon their return, Mr. Ali is providing a pizza lunch for the students at 1:00. It’s up to you whether you want to send in a light lunch for your student or not. Our lunch break is at 11:15, and pizza will be here around 1:00-1:15. Students who attend Modern Greek do not need a lunch at all. We will end the day with Bingo and Santa Clause 3.

We wish all of you a wonderful break. For those of you who have been affected by Covid, we hope you and your families are feeling better soon, and that you all have a safe and healthy holiday season! See you in 2022!

~Camp and Cote

December 9, 2021

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Good Morning,

It’s great to see students returning! We understand there is a back up with some testing sites and getting results. Even though the buses have started coming by – please keep your son/daughter home until you have those results and they’ve been sent to us. If for some reason your son/daughter tests positive, please let us know so we can give you a return date.

Since so many students are out, we have decided to postpone our Christmas celebration until after the break. We will still do something fun and small for the students that are here – but we will wait until after the break and we will have a “Welcome Back” party for everyone. No one should feel left out!

Upcoming Dates:

December 20-31 – No School – Christmas Break

January 17 – No School – MLK

January 21 – 1/2 Day – 11:30 dismissal

January 24 – 1/2 Day – 11:30 dismissal

January 25 – FULL DAY OF SCHOOL – (We are on the Elementary Schedule if you are following the calendar)

December 1 – Part Two

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Hello! Ms. Cote and I are getting ready to take the work packets over to Howe so they will be available to pick up today between 3:00 and 4:30 p.m. If you need a later time, please call Howe to make sure someone will be there. You may also pick them up beginning at 8:00 a.m. tomorrow morning.

For Mrs. Camp’s book – please be advised the staple was not able to go through the packet. It was the best we could do in short notice. You may want to put the packet in a 3 ring binder. I will also provide a schedule so you can pull the pages for your student each day if you like. Thankfully, it’s only a few days online so we will get through it! Students will need the following supplies available: Pencils, Colored Pencils, Glue Sticks and Scissors. Please note: Students who are virtual on Friday December 10th will need a grocery add to complete an assignment.

Attendance – Attendance will be taken, but if your student is ill or you are unable to make your scheduled time, we understand. Students will be marked excused if they are not present. There is no need to add more stress to your day!

AM GROUP – 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Thakara, Reda, Deraa, Hashed, Zhera, Matthew, Giuseppe, Aisha, MiMi, Ali H., Ali J, Maasoma, Munasar, Mo K, Tarek

PM GROUP 1:00 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Zeinab, Fatimah, Abdullah, Julian, Khadija, Shaima, Ali M., Derick, Abrar, Amr, Amer, Alexandria, Samiah, LeeLee

Students should log in at their scheduled time or 5 min prior. Students will only be admitted to their scheduled session.

Mrs. Camp’s Workbook Schedule

Thursday – pg. 1-14

Friday – Review 1-14, Quiz p. 15

Monday – p. 16-25

Tuesday – Review + 26 – 27

Wednesday – p. 28-34, Do p. 35 and complete recipe review p. 37 on own

Thursday – p. 38-46, Complete recipe p. 45 on own

Friday – All Students will need a grocery add to cut out foods from different food groups

We can do this! Ms. Cote and I will be working back and forth between home and the building. No visitors are allowed at this time. If you need us please feel free to call or text the classroom phone or send us an email! We will respond as able during working hours – 8:30-3:30. As always, please allow 24 hours for us to return your call. We are pretty good at responding back as soon as we see there is a message, but we are human too! 🙂

~Camp and Cote

December 1 – Part One

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Good Morning Families,

As you know by now, our program will be closed until December 7th. We will return to in person learning on December 8th for most students. Others will be quarantining until December 13th. Beginning tomorrow, we will provide virtual instruction for the students. They will be assigned either an AM or PM group and will receive instruction for approximately 2 hours – which will include a few stretch/bathroom breaks. Due to the large number of students we need to service, requests cannot be made for a particular group. We need to keep the groups to a certain size or the wifi just won’t hold up.

A second blog post and a remind message will go out once materials are prepared and ready for pick up. You will pick up your students work packet from Howe School 22586 Ann Arbor Trail, Dearborn Heights 48127 The phone number for Howe is 313-827-7000. Students may access virtual learning using a home computer/laptop, chromebook, or ipad. If you are in need of a chromebook for your student, please text our classroom phone by noon today, and one will be available for you when you pick up your students work packet. The link for virtual learning is in the classroom info tab of the blog. All details and a schedule for virtual learning will be included in the work packet.

During this time, if your son/daughter tests positive for covid, please call or text the school phone to let us know. The nurses need that information and determine if we need to do more contact tracing, depending on the test date. Calling or texting the school phone is confidential, only me or Ms. Cote will see the messages. Please provide the students name, and the date the test was administered. The school phone number is: 313-701-7985

Returning to School:

When we return to school, every student, regardless of vaccination status, will be required to show proof of a negative covid test that was administered on December 7th, 2021. Earlier tests will not be accepted and the student will have to go home. You may go to any clinic you choose. Each of the Dearborn high schools are providing free testing sites, most pharmacies (CVS, Walgreens, etc) and Urgent Care centers provide testing as well. Hype is providing discounted rapid tests ($20) for students if they mention “Dearborn Transition Program”. Again, the test MUST be dated December 7th, 2021 and it is required for every student to return.

Please do not send your student to school if they are showing symptoms of COVID. Every family was sent home the COVID-19 screener, in all languages, on Monday. We know how inconvenient it is to have to miss work or change your schedule when a student is home sick. But please, out of courtesy and respect for all students and our staff, err on the side of caution and keep you student home until you know for sure (by a dr. visit or a negative test) that your student is not infected. Thank you to those of you who did that this week.

We hope those of you who are sick are feeling better in no time, and we look forward to seeing everyone in person again soon! We miss you already!

~Camp and Cote

Covid Advisory Message

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An advisory message from the Dearborn School Nurses

  • If your child and/or anyone in your household have been exposed over Thanksgiving Break to Covid, please keep your child home from school and contact the school office for further guidance.
  • If your child and/or anyone in your household have any symptoms of illness or have tested positive for Covid, please keep your child home from school and contact the school office for further guidance.
  • If your child and/or anyone in your household are unable to pass the Daily District Screener, please keep your child home from school and contact the school office for further guidance.
  • If your child and/or anyone in your household have a Covid test result that is pending—either rapid or PCR, please keep your child home from school and contact the school office for further guidance.

We need every individual to follow this advisory message in order for us to help mitigate that spread of Covid-19 within our school community.


The Dearborn School Nurses

November 23, 2021

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Happy Thanksgiving!!!! We hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving and enjoy time with your families. When we come back, there will be just three weeks of school until the Christmas break. The first semester is flying by.

Please see the district’s announcement about preparing to go virtual on our Facebook Page “Dearborn Transition Program” or on the “Dearborn Public Schools” Facebook page. We are not going virtual at this time, simply preparing for the possibility in the future. Should we go virtual, we will use our zoom link provided in the “class info” section of the blog. We will post any information here on the blog and through Remind.

Upcoming Dates:

December 8 – Late Start/CBI Day

December 15 – Tentative Christmas/Zumba Party! We will finalize the details once we return from the Thanksgiving break. There is a $5 charge for Zumba so we can pay the instructor. Zumba is optional. We will likely need students to contribute a few dollars towards a pizza party if that’s what we decide to do.

December 17 – Last Day of School

Have a great break!

~Camp and Cote

November 5, 2021

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Hello! It’s been a busy week and I can’t believe we are already through the first week of November. Thanksgiving will be here before you know it! We are in full swing of things, and will be adding an additional job site (Red Lobster) on Monday. Most of the students who are scheduled to go to Red Lobster were not here today – so I’m going to post the work schedule for the entire class, they will remain in effect until January.

Also, just a reminder, we are on the Middle School time, but we follow the Elementary Calendar. Today for example, was a half day for all Elementary students but not secondary students. We will always remind you on the blog of upcoming schedule changes. If you are using the district provided calendars, make sure you are looking at the elementary days.

Upcoming Dates:

November 24-26 Thanksgiving Break

December 8 – Late Start

December 15 – Tentative Christmas Party/Zumba Class

December 20-31 – Christmas Break

Job Site Schedule: (Monday, Tuesday and Friday)

Modern Greek – Ali M, Zhera, Amer, Munasar, Aisha

Red Lobster – Zeinab, Alexandria, Thakara, Deraa, Mo K

Goodwill – Julian, Abdullah, Matthew, Derick, LeeLee (not sure if I spelled that correctly!) Sub: Ali J

Howe Clerical – Hiba, Shaima, Khadija Sub: Hashed

Howe Janitorial/Grounds – Giuseppe, Reda, Amr Sub: Tarek

Hype Janitorial/Classroom Jobs – Ali H., Ali J, Justin, Hashed, Abrar, MiMi, Maasoma, Tarek, Maasoma, Samiah **

**These students will rotate into other positions as they demonstrate readiness for an off site program

Don’t forget conferences are next week – if you need to check your time please email us or check the Sign Up Genius link in “Class Notes”.

Have a great weekend!

~Camp and Cote

Job Sites and Attendance

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Yesterday we had a meeting with our Program Coordinator, and we were informed that we will be able to ride the bus to the Howe job site (instead of walking) beginning some time in November. This is great news as it allows more students to attend and we feel it is a much safer option. We will also be adding Red Lobster to our job sites, which will mean we will be on a tight schedule once everything is up and running. Our new schedule will mean we will be leaving the building earlier in order to make all of the required stops. It could mean, that no one will be in the classroom if your student is arriving late (and he/she will miss his/her assigned job site.) We do have a few regular late arrivals and we understand students have doctor appointments, etc. It may be required to walk your student to the room if they are late, to make sure a teacher is in the classroom. Students cannot be left unsupervised. We will let everyone know when the new schedule will begin, but wanted to give you time to prepare. All job sites are on Monday, Tuesday and Friday.