District Weather Announcement 12-13-17

Due to the severe weather predicted for this afternoon, (12/13/17) all after school activities will be cancelled in the Dearborn Public Schools. This includes athletics, childcare programs, adult and community education, building permits, and other events specific to individual schools.
All schools will remain open today and close at their regular time. Parents have the option to pick up their child early. Any student who is picked up by their parent or legal guardian will be given an excused absence. High school students will only be allowed to leave early if a parent or legal guardian contacts the school.
Normal bus routes will operate but may run late. All extracurricular busses for activities will be cancelled.

District Launches New Monthly Newsletter!

The Dearborn Public Schools is proud to announce the start of a new monthly newsletter titled, The First Bell. The publication is part of the overall communication effort to share the great news and information about the Dearborn Public Schools with the thousands of residents living in the district.

“Our parents do a great job of staying informed about all that is happening in the classroom and at our schools but we really felt we were missing a large part of our community who wanted to know about all the exciting news and events taking place in our district,” said David Mustonen, Communications Director. “We hope this publication, along with the accompanying website, will help to fill that gap.”

The First Bell will highlight student and staff achievements, events going on in the schools, and other news important to the community. The print version of the newsletter will contain special QR codes throughout the publication. The codes can be scanned with a smartphone and will automatically take readers to additional coverage of a story that might include a video, more photos, or in depth commentary.

“The Board of Education understands how important it is for all of our community to be informed about the news and events taking place in our district. I appreciate their commitment to using a variety of communication tools to reach our stakeholders,” commented Dearborn Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Glenn Maleyko.

Look for the printed newsletter in your mailbox the week of December 11th and then each month following through the end of the school year in June.  The online version of The First Bell will feature additional coverage of stories found in the print version and will be updated throughout the month. The First Bell online can be found at https://firstbell.dearbornschools.org/


Attention: Families with Preschool age children who are 4 years of age by December 1, 2017.  There is an immediate possibility of free full-day preschool beginning in January 2018 in the Dearborn Public Schools (next month). The family must be eligible based on risk factors and not currently enrolled in a GSRP program.  If interested, families may pick up an application at the Cotter Early Childhood Center, 13020 Osborn or call Nadia Berry at 313-827-6150.

Please respond immediately as slots are limited. Families must live in the city of Dearborn.
Please forward this to all Dearborn families with 4-year-olds.

انتباه : إلى من لديهم أطفال بسن مرحلة الحضانة / الروضة و سوف يبلغون من العمر أربع سنوات في الأول من كانون الأول ٢٠١٧ . هناك فرصة فورية للتسجيل في برنامج حضانة روضة بدوام يومي كامل مجاني مع بداية كانون الثاني ٢٠١٨   في مدارس ديربورن الرسمية ( الشهر القادم). سيتم قبول العائلات تبعاً لعوامل الخطورة و عدم كون الطفل طالباً في برنامج الاستعداد لبداية عظيمة. بإمكان العائلات المهتمة الحصول على طلب التسجيل من مركز كاتر للطفولة المبكرة ، الواقع على ١٣٠٢٠شارع أوزبورن. أو الاتصال بالسيدة نادية بيري على الهاتف رقم ٦١٥٠ – ٨٢٧- ٣١٣.

نرجو منكم الاتصال بنا بأسرع وقت ممكن فالاماكن محدودة .

نرجو منكم تمرير هذه الرسالة لجميع أولياء الأمور مع أطفال بعمر الرابعة.


Community Forum – High School Boundary Proposal



Wednesday December 6th at 6:00 p.m.




As part of the overall plan to review the enrollment increases at Dearborn’s three comprehensive high schools the District will hold a meeting to provide information and solicit feedback regarding proposed high school boundary changes. The forum is open to all members of the school’s community. Parents, students, staff and all community. Parents, students, staff are invited to attend.

The Board of Education has not made any decision regarding these plans. the District is in the informational gathering stage of the process. The board will make a decision once they have collected feedback from the community, looked at all the options, and then will vote as a Board on a final plan.

For more information a special “Boundary Blog” as been created and can be found at http://iblog.dearbornschools.org/hsboundary/

Please attend this important meeting, IT COULD AFFECT WHERE YOUR CHILD WILL GO TO HIGH SCHOOL.

Volunteers Needed

Hello Everyone!
As you might already know, Dearborn Public Schools is hosting a FTC State Qualifier AND FLL Jr. Expo on Saturday, December 9th at McCollough Unis School (7801 Maple Street, 48126).
They are still SHORT the necessary VOLUNTEERS needed to have a SUCCESSFUL EVENT AND NEED YOUR HELP!
If you have volunteered for FIRST before, please log in and choose our Dearborn FTC event.  If not, please go to www.mcubots.us/volunteers for detailed steps on how to REGISTER TODAY. The screening/background check takes about a week.  You can fill a role even if you are not available the entire time.  Just indicate your availability when you register as a volunteer for the event. Most roles have on the job training.
Please, please, please HELP!  WE NEED YOU!  Your support will benefit 36 FTC teams and 14 FLL Jr. Teams of which 15are DEARBORN ROOKIE ROBOTICS TEAMS.

River Oaks


Family Roller Skating Night

Date: December 7, 2017

Place: Riverside Arena in Livonia

Address: 36635 Plymouth Rd. Livonia  734-421-3540

Cost: $6.00 per skater – cash only

Time: 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

The price includes skate rental, you bring in your own skates from home they will inspect them at the door.

Bring your family and friends

Tickets are on sale, please see Ms. Sandi in the office to purchase tickets or you can pay at the door when you get there.


River Oaks

There are now cones placed in the pickup lane to assist with dropping off and picking up students. Please remember to pull all the way forward to the cones in order to make room for the parents behind you. This helps the drop off and pick up lane to run smoothly.

Thank you for your patience in the parking lot.

Whitmore Bolles

Family Night 2

What: Leader in Me Family Night

When: Wednesday, November 29 at 3:45pm

Why: To learn about Habit 2: Begin With the

         End in Mind and to create a Family

         Mission Statement

Where: Whitmore-Bolles Media Center

Please RSVP by clicking on the following link:


Please RSVP by Monday, November 27