First Week Activity!

On Monday, August 31, parents will be receiving a phone call home from their child’s teacher. Please be on the lookout for this very important call!

The following activity is meant to be completed throughout the entire week of August 31- September 3. You can do 6-7 letters a day or 1 page front & back each day… it’s totally up to you! Make sure you check out my post on suggested supplies to have at home, so you can complete this assignment. Please keep this completed activity until I see you for learning labs at the end of the month. 🙂

Suggested Supply List

Becker staff has prepared the following school supplies list to help you make appropriate choices while you and your children are shopping for supplies for the school year.  The Dearborn Public Schools provide all school supplies and learning materials required for all students in all programs, however, parents often request a list of school supplies for their child. While these supplies are NOT required, teachers and principals greatly appreciate the support that these additional supplies provide to the classroom. Click this link to view the list. Becker School Supplies List

Chromebook Distribution

Dear Parents,

If your child is attending Becker Elementary during the 2020-2021 school year and still does not have a Chromebook, please visit our school tomorrow, Tuesday, August 25 between 10:00 and 2:00 to check one out. Every child will need a device. Students will not be able to share, as they will need to attend live classes beginning the week of August 31st. Please pass along to new families as well. Thank you!

Return to School: Online

Dear Becker Families,

On Monday, August 10 the Board of Education approved a plan for all Dearborn Public School students to return to school on-line. Students from kindergarten through high school will take classes online at least until sometime around the beginning of October. The board will reevaluate conditions later in September to see if it is possible for some or all students to begin returning to their classrooms perhaps in a blended model of in-class and on-line learning.

The District understands there are parents who want their children in a 100% virtual learning program no matter what phase the State is in or how other students in the District are attending school.  For the parents who want a 100% on-line option for the entire school year, the school district has created the Dearborn Virtual Learning Program for students K-12.  Parents selecting this option are opting their children into the program for a one-year commitment. 

In order to meet staffing, transportation, and several other components of our new school environment, it is vitally important to know how many students will join the Virtual Program. Parents seeking more information and/or are interested in opting their child(ren) into this program are highly encouraged to visit our school on Wednesday, August 12 between 10:00-3:00.

School administrators will be on hand (social distancing, limited numbers, and masks will be enforced) on Wednesday, August 12 from 10:00-3:00 to meet with parents. If you have children at different grade levels and buildings, you do not need to attend meetings at multiple schools.  Opt-in forms will be available and parents can opt-in all their children at one location. Here is a link to the complete schedule of schools and meetings.

If you are not comfortable meeting in a safe environment at the school or are unable to attend on one of the scheduled days, please call or email the school so we may discuss this option and begin the opt-in process for your children. We can be reached at (313)827-6950.

We understand there are many questions, concerns, and uncertainties as we approach the start of the school year.  Our Back to School Reopen Committee has spent many hours considering all of the health, safety, logistical, and educational concerns before making their recommendations. Our Board spent many hours reviewing those recommendations including a six hour Study Session to hear from the various sub-committees and stakeholders.  We are now ready to move forward, together, to ensure what will be an interesting, but great, start to the 2020-21 school year. 


Zahra Zreik