It’s Kindergarten Round-Up Time!

As you all know, this time of year is time to prepare for the next school year.  One big event is Kindergarten Round-up!  Well, due to the current world health situation we could not do that this year, so we are doing it remotely.  Enrolling kindergarteners for school can happen in two ways; register online or fill out hard copies of the enrollment papers and return them to Student Services or William Ford Elementary.  

 If you have a child who will turn five before December 1st they are eligible for Young 5s or Kindergarten. See below the steps to register your child for Young 5s or Kindergarten at William Ford.

  1. Watch this presentation for all the information you need: Click HERE!
  2. Come to William Ford on Tuesday, May 12th between 12:00-2:00 to pick up a special packet with registration papers and a few summer supplies for your child! 
  3. Enroll online, OR return registration paperwork to William Ford on one of the dates below;
    1. Wednesday, May 13th between 9:00-10:30
    2. Thursday, May 14th between 12:00-2:00
    3. Friday, May 15th 9:00-10:30

     If you have any questions, feel free to email Mr. Higgins, at (higgind@dearbornschools.org) or call William Ford’s Google Number at 313-451-3077.


Watch and Draw with Author, Dav Pilkey!

Captain Underpants" Writer/Illustrator Dav Pilkey Will Host ...
Dav Pilkey drawing his Dog Man character.

Dav Pilkey says, “Hello Supa Buddies! Welcome to Dav Pilkey At Home. Together we can get creative and have fun with some of your favorite characters from Dog Man and Captain Underpants! Check back every Friday to discover new activities, exciting videos, and so much more! Go to https://kids.scholastic.com/kids/books/dav-pilkey-at-home/ to see all of the activities and don’t forget to click on Friday Fun! for new videos each week!


Top Tools by Grade and Subject for Learning During School Closures (many FREE or cheap!)

Common Sense Media

If you’ve found yourself searching for quality, content-focused tools students can turn to at home, then we think the list below will help. These are all hand-picked tools we at Common Sense Media recommend for this unprecedented situation. Most are free (or cheap), and all offer standout learning experiences that shouldn’t be too difficult to slot into your plans. Of course, you’ll also want to dig into their privacy and safety practices, so make sure to check out the privacy evaluations on the review pages (when available). Click on the common sense education image above.