September 9-13

We read this awesome book! We added our selves to 1st grade Media in Google Classroom, we then practiced mouse skills. For the last 5 minutes we went onto ABCYa and played rocket typing so that we could start to learn where the letters are on the keyboard.

#Students1stDbnSchs-Press Release #50-Superintendent Maleyko again receives positive evaluation

Press Release #50/2018-19

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 13, 2019
Contact: David Mustonen, Communications Director
(313) 827-3006 MustonD@dearbornschools.org

Superintendent receives positive evaluation

As the school year winds down, students are not the only ones receiving report cards on how they did.

The Dearborn Public Schools Board of Education recently gave Superintendent Dr. Glenn Maleyko his evaluation for his fourth year as superintendent, again ranking his performance as “highly effective.”

Trustee Jim Thorpe chaired the evaluation committee, which included evaluations from all six board members at the time. Trustee Adel Mozip was not on the board during the evaluations, but he did attend the final feedback session, said Board President Mary Petlichkoff.

“Superintendent Maleyko continues to earn a highly effective performance evaluation by exhibiting the qualities and strengths of a superintendent that earned him state recognition and the respect and support of, not only the Board trustees, but the community at large. His enthusiasm, innovation and advocacy of public education is the driver for our success,” President Petlichkoff said.

If Dr. Maleyko is rated as effective or highly effective, his contract is automatically extended by one year to maintain a continuous three-year agreement.

Over the last year, Dearborn Public Schools has maintained its 95 percent graduation rate, saw STEM Middle School named as the District’s second National Blue Ribbon School, was recognized as a District of Distinction by District Administrator Magazine, and had all four of its eligible high schools named Academic State Champs by Bridge Magazine.

Dr. Maleyko was also named the Michigan Superintendent of the Year and the Dearborn Area Chamber of Commerce Business Leader of the Year.

He was also elected in May to a three-year term serving on the Executive Board of the Michigan Association of Superintendents and Administrators (MASA).  In that additional role, he will share insight and offer input on policy and political issues across the state.  Dr. Maleyko’s MASA term begins July 1 and continues through June 30, 2022.  The position does provide any additional compensation and does not change his duties in Dearborn.

His election to the MASA board came after his evaluation in Dearborn had been completed.

“My evaluation is a reflection of the hard work of our team, and I am fortunate to be able to work with so many talented professionals who truly care about educating children,” Dr. Maleyko said.

The superintendent is the only staff member directly hired and supervised by the Board of Education.

“I appreciate the Board of Education for their leadership and thank them for their continued efforts to represent the interest of our students, staff, and parents in our community,” added Superintendent Maleyko.

For the evaluation, the Board used a tool developed by the Michigan Association of School Boards.  Each trustee ranked the superintendent’s effectiveness in five areas: governance and board relations, community relations, staff relationships, business and finance, and instructional leadership.  The superintendent provides information and supporting documents about his accomplishments.  This section makes up 65 percent of the overall evaluation score.

Student growth makes up 25 percent of the superintendent’s evaluation, with the last 10 percent based on work being done toward the District’s strategic plan goals.

Dr. Maleyko went on to say, “I’m very passionate about the important work we as educators must accomplish, excited about the future of our schools and students, and proud to be part of such a great community,”

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Parent Response to Lockdowns

Dear Community,

Dearborn Public Schools considers your child’s safety one of our top concerns. That includes training them how to respond to potential emergencies in the buildings from fire drills to lockdowns. This sheet is meant to help you, as parents, understand your role in keeping children safe during an emergency at school.

Before an event – Talk to your child:

Ask them about the school’s procedures. Remind them if something occurs they need to stay calm and follow directions from the teachers or other adults in charge at the school.
These people have been trained to deal with these situations. Remind your child that during an emergency, they should only use their phone if the teacher says it is okay. If they go on social media or connect with friends, caution them not to spread inaccurate information. False information could unnecessarily increase the anxiety of others involved and might mislead authorities about what is actually happening in the school.  Stress to them the importance of their online behavior— including not bullying or making threats—and encourage them to tell an adult if they see something that concerns them.

During an event – Stay put, stay calm and wait to hear:

Do NOT call or text your child. This could alert an intruder to their location and distract them from following directions from trained adults on the scene. If they reach out to you,
try to respond calmly and keep them from panicking.

Do NOT go to the school. In a true emergency, you will be putting yourself in harm’s way and interfering with the police response. For your safety, and that of your child, stay away from the building until the lockdown ends. During an emergency, you will not be allowed in the building and your child will not be allowed to leave with you until the lockdown is over.

Avoid calling the school. School staff likely will be unable to answer the phones as they focus on the safety of students and themselves. Information will be posted on the school website once the lockdown is over. We will work to provide this information as quickly as possible, but sometimes we need time to gather all the details to present accurate information.

Terms to know:

Lockdown means the school is securing all doors and students are being required to stay in their classrooms. Access to the building may be extremely limited.

Soft lockdown is when the building doors are secured, but students are allowed to move as usual throughout the building. This is usually done as a precaution due to issues outside the building such as a crime reported in the area.

District, City, and Community Partners to Conduct Emergency Readiness Exercise

Dear Community,

District, city, and community partners to conduct emergency readiness exercise June 19th.

 – Police, EMS, local hospitals, and school personnel will take part in June 19, 2019 practice at O.L. Smith Middle School

Dearborn Public Schools along with several city and community organizations this month will again stage an emergency readiness exercise after school dismisses for the summer.

The June 19 drill will be held at O.L. Smith Middle School, 23851 Yale St., Dearborn.  Residents in the area and those traveling near the school will notice police, fire and other emergency personnel on scene as part of this important exercise.  The drill is expected to run from about 8:30 a.m. until noon.

Dearborn Schools has worked with Dearborn Police and Dearborn Fire officials for years on table top drills for how to respond to school emergencies.  The June drill is a chance for those agencies and other community organizations to better practice how they would respond in an emergency.

“For the past several years we have worked with police and fire officials at the City of Dearborn to conduct table top exercises at several of our schools. This live exercise is the natural progression of our emergency preparedness training and will help our schools and first responders better prepare for an actual emergency situation,” said event organizer and Dearborn Public Schools Director of Safety and Security Dr. Don Ball.

Like last year, the drill will be based on a threat being made on social media and then a gunman coming and forcing his way into the school.

In addition to district staff, Dearborn Police and Dearborn Fire, including EMS, will participate in the exercise.  Beaumont Hospital will use the event to review its procedures for reunifying families.  Henry Ford Hospital Fairlane will participate and receive “casualties” to their emergency room.

“The number of organizations taking part in this exercise demonstrates the advantages to building strong community partnerships in our city.  We especially appreciate Mayor O’Reilly’s leadership and his continued focus on keeping Dearborn, and our schools, a safe place for all,” said Dearborn Public Schools Superintendent Glenn Maleyko.

Over the years, Dearborn Public Schools has actively worked to improve school safety and create a safe school environment.  The district’s schools all have locked doors where visitors must request entry during the school day.  In several buildings, the office has been moved near the main door so staff can better control and assess who is entering the building.  All buildings have emergency plans which are updated regularly. The district also has worked to improve school environments through long standing anti-bullying policies and programs.

A major piece to the Dearborn Public Schools safety plan is the strong partnership with the Dearborn Police Department.  With direction from Mayor John B. O’Reilly, Jr., Police Chief Ronald Haddad has established a robust community policing system.  Patrol officers routinely visit all Dearborn schools.  For 2017-2018, officers made 4,612 school park-and-walk visits as part of their daily patrols.  These routine visits allow officers to build strong relationships with the staff and students in the school and go a long way to preventing problems before they occur.

In addition, seven School Resource Officers (SRO’s) are assigned to schools in Dearborn. These highly trained officers spend their days in the schools and become part of the building culture.  Working with the school’s administration, the SRO’s are highly effective in helping to identify and investigate possible threats to school safety before they reach a critical level.

“Our district has been very proactive over the years and will continue to build upon our strong partnership with the city to ensure a safe school environment for students and staff,” added Superintendent Maleyko.

No School Fri. May 24-Mon. May 27

No School June 3rd through June 5th

**Important Reminder** Schools will be closed on Monday, June 3 through Wednesday,June 5, 2019 for Eid Holiday. **تذكير هام** المدرسة مغلقة الاثنين 3 حزيران إلى الأربعاء 5 حزيران,2019…