October 20

In-Person Learning Labs Canceled as of 10.21.20

In-Person Learning Labs: 

The Learning Lab Committee, district nurses, and the district leadership team met today.  As aligned with the Learning Lab guidelines in-person Learning Labs will be inactive effective tomorrow, Wednesday October 21, 2020 for an indefinite time frame.  The guidance provided by the Wayne County Health Department indicates undesirable trends regarding the out-Wayne County Covid positivity rate (4.6% as of 10/20/20), infection rate within the Dearborn community, resulting in a slight increase in the school infection cases as a result of community spread. Please be advised that we will look at the weekly data report so staff should be ready to return to learning labs in person at any point in time. We will of course attempt to give a couple of days advance notice for planning concerns. 

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October 8

Parent Access to Schoology

Dear Families,

Yesterday an email came to you from Troy regarding parent access to schoology. It is different than how your child will access it. This gives you the ability to view schoology on your own. I just received notice of this and I am sharing the email I received in case you have questions, this is all I know 🙂

Parents go to a different URL than students. – Parents will go to https://app.schoology.com *- Students (and teachers) will still go to https://dearbornschools.schoology.com
Once the parents login in, they should change their password. (Their user name will be the same as their Parent Connect user name with a P before the number. Thus, if their Parent Connect user name is 1234567, their Schoology user name will be p1234567)
There is a post with information for parents on the Home Learning Hub (including a translated version of the email). 
Thank you for all that you are doing.
*The Parent URL sent in the email will also have the school code embedded at the end of the URL. So it will actually be https://app.schoology.com/login?school=xxxxxxxxx (where the x’s are numbers representing the school code). 
**Special Note for Employees that are also parents. You will have two different accounts in Schoology (with two different URL’s to go to in order to sign in). When you are acting as an Employee, you will use the https://dearbornschools.schoology.com link (or the link on the Staff portal). When you sign in as a parent, you will use the https://app.schoology.com (or the link on the parent portal or Home Learning Hub). This will help keep your roles separate. 

Troy PattersonDirector, Technology & Media ServicesTech Department blog. 

September 21

Need Internet Connection???

We now have a process fully in place for the school district to pay for Internet connections for families that need it. Mostly, this will be done through Comcast (where there is a set household to connect to). 
We have been reaching out to families to let them know that we had their request. Now that we things in place, we will be reaching out to them to provide the details of service. 
If you identify more families that need Internet service, please have them provide the necessary information: 

The request only needs to be completed once per household. 
Thank you for your patience and support. 

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