Jan
2022

Reminder: Secondary Options Informational Meeting

Good morning and Happy New Year! This is a reminder to the families who were not able to log into the Zoom meeting regarding high school options that the district has two more planned.

Meetings are set for the following dates.  Click on the date to find the Zoom link.

Students are encouraged to start planning now for next year’s classes.

Eighth grade students will need to commit in the spring if they are interested in attending certain programs that run for all of high school. This would include applying for Henry Ford Early College programs that allow students to attend for five years and get both a high school diploma and associate degree or vocational certification at no cost to the family.  Henry Ford Early College allows students to specialize in medical or education careers, and Henry Ford Early College Advanced Manufacturing focuses on certain trades and technical fields. 

This is just an informational meeting.

Have a great day!.

Dec
2021

High School Options Informational Meetings

Does your child want to prepare for a career right out of high school?  Earn an associate’s degree at no cost to your family?  Take challenging academic classes and earn acceptance at a top-tier university?

All of those are possible with Dearborn Public Schools.  The district is proud to offer students a wide assortment of high school options to let them create a path that is right for them.  Parents and students in middle and high school are invited to learn more during three online Secondary Options sessions. Guests can attend online to get overviews of the different options, and then ask questions to learn more. The presentations will also be recorded and available later on the district YouTube channel.

Meetings are set for the following dates.  Click on the date to find the Zoom link.

Students are encouraged to start planning now for next year’s classes.

Eighth grade students will need to commit in the spring if they are interested in attending certain programs that run for all of high school. This would include applying for Henry Ford Early College programs that allow students to attend for five years and get both a high school diploma and associate degree or vocational certification at no cost to the family.  Henry Ford Early College allows students to specialize in medical or education careers, and Henry Ford Early College Advanced Manufacturing focuses on certain trades and technical fields. 

Some academically advanced eighth grade students will also be invited to attend the Dearborn Center for Math, Science and Technology.  Students in that program spend half their school day at the Dearborn Heights Campus attending advanced classes and half at their home high school.

For students already in high school, the Secondary Options sessions will touch on many other options available to students including trade and other vocational programs, Advanced Placement classes, free dual enrollment in college classes, and the Henry Ford Collegiate Academy.  Like the Early College, the Collegiate Academy allows students to attend for five years to earn a high school diploma and an associate degree.  The Collegiate Academy and Early College programs are provided through a partnership between the district and Henry Ford College.

Parents can find an overview of the district’s high school options on the district website.

“We know that allowing our students to explore careers, find their passion, and to prepare for life after graduation also makes them more successful in high school,” said Superintendent Glenn Maleyko.  “We hope parents and students will take advantage of these Secondary Options sessions to learn more about what we offer and to start developing a plan that works for their child.”

Apr
2021

8th Grade Only Test Out for High School Classes

PLEASE EMAIL MRS. NOWAK IF YOU WANT TO TEST OUT. MAKE SURE TO DOUBLE CHECK ITS MY EMAIL. nowakj@dearbornschools.org

High School “Test Out” registration is now OPEN.  Students are able to “test out” of any two HIGH SCHOOL level courses.  Salina Intermediate typically has 3-5 students test out of Arabic 1. TESTING OUT means that you feel that you have acquired the knowledge to PASS a high school level course without ever taking it in school.  If you are successful in taking the test and pass it then you will receive high school credit for it. Remember if you wish to test out, you must be highly successful in the course you are wishing to test out of. If it’s a foreign language, you must be fluent in that language by reading it and writing it.

The Deadline to register is Wednesday, May 5.

However, seats will fill up so I advise you to REGISTER as soon as possible if you are interested.

TO REGISTER: Email Mrs. Nowak with the following information using TEST OUT in the subject line:

1. First and Last Name

2. Student Number

3. High school Course(s) that you want to attempt to test out of


Test-Outs will be administered to Middle School Students on Wednesday, June 16th at ASC (the time is still being determined) You must provide your own transportation and this event is free.

The test location is :

Dearborn Public Schools Administrative Service Center
18700 Audette 
Dearborn, MI 48124 

Here is a list of high school classes you can test out of:

Mar
2021

Important Calendar Dates

March 19 Half Day – All Students –a.m. Grade 4-8 dismissal at 11:55 am

Professional Development Day for staff – p.m.

March 29- April 5 No school – Spring Break 

May 12 – 14 No School – EID Holiday

May 28 No school – Conference Release Day

May 31 No School – Memorial Day

June 18 Last day of school for students 1/2 day a.m Grade 4-8 dismissal at 11:55 am

Mar
2021

Secondary Options Facebook Live Stream Event

Secondary Options Facebook Live Stream Event

March 10th at 6:30pm

Dearborn Schools Facebook Page

On March 10th, at 6:30pm, we will be hosting a live Facebook event to highlight secondary options.  Typically, a team goes to every middle school to speak to students and parents.  However, this year, we are doing virtual events.  One district event and specific school events as requested by middle school principals.

Goals:

  1. Inform parents and students of the options available to our high school students 
  2. Inform parents of the application/registration/enrollment processes and requirements for each program
  3. Provide a brief description of current courses/programs and expectation of students in each program

Secondary Options to be discussed:

  • Advanced Placement
  • Dual Enrollment
  • Career Technical Education and Michael Berry Career Center
  • Dearborn Center for Math, Science and Technology
  • Henry Ford Early College Health Science
  • Henry Ford Early College Advanced Manufacturing
  • Henry Ford Early College Pre-Education
  • Henry Ford Collegiate Academy
Feb
2021

The New Plan Starting March 1st: All You Need To Know

Starting Monday March 1st, 2021, we will start our plan to bring students back to in-person learning through a phased in approach.  This was also recently explained in our last Parent Principal Monthly Meeting! Thank you to all the families who logged on. We had GREAT turn out for this virtual meeting. The first phase will begin with 6th grade only on Monday, March 1st. The calendar below gives you a detailed listing of how each week will look and what group of students are coming in for face to face instruction.

New Learning Hybrid Plan Starting Monday March 1st.

Face-to-Face Instruction:

Group A-Monday and Thursday (last name A-F with few exceptions)

Group B-Tuesday and Friday (last name G-Z with few exceptions)

All Students have been informed by their 1st hour teachers the days they attend Face to Face Instruction.

7th & 8th Grade Hybrid Schedule starts Monday, March 1st synchronous instruction from home. Click here for the 7th/8th Grade Hybrid Schedule

6th Grade Block A/B Hybrid Schedule Starts March 1st, 2021 Click here for the 6th Grade A/B Block Hybrid Schedule
6th Grade Block C/D Hybrid Schedule Starts March 1st, 2021 Click here for the 6th GRADE C/D Hybrid Schedule

Learning Labs are virtual unless the teacher directs otherwise.

Entry/Exit Plan Starting March 1st:

Entry: Middle school students will enter the building through cafeteria door #23 at 8:40 AM to grab a snack-to-go

Elementary students will remain virtual. More information will be provided by their classroom teacher.

As always, please reach out to us if you need anymore clarifications. We are a team and together this will be a smooth transition.

Go Wildcats!!!!

Jan
2021

Report Card Marking 2 Ends

Hello.

Just want to remind you that report card marking 2 end tomorrow and marking period 3 starts Monday January 25th. Make this new marking peroid your BEST one yet. Complete each assignment as you get them and remember to always as for help if you need it.