Thursday’s Zoom Meeting!

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Dear Kdg Families,

Below is the link to our very first zoom meeting as a whole class! We will meet each other live and I just can’t wait! I would LOVE for you to have your favorite stuffed animal from home ready to share with me and your new friends. I can’t wait until Thursday.


Mrs. Ross 🙂

Margaret Ross is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Mrs. Ross Kindergarten
Time: Sep 3, 2020 09:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 857 6611 6088
Passcode: 582871

Week of 8-31-2020 First Day Kdg Orientation!

Dear Families,

Hooray Hooray it’s the FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL! I am SO excited to have your child in room 106 and want to welcome you all to DuVall Elementary School. This year your shiny new penguin and I will experience a love for our classroom family and education together. Although we are beginning virtually, I want you all to know that I am right here with a huge heart, personality and love for teaching the young child. I have just finished teaching summer school virtually and we had a blast each day working together as a team so I promise you it is not only possible, but enjoyable for the kiddos! Below I have prepared a few videos for your child and family to watch today and one little assignment. Your child will watch the read aloud and draw a picture (with your help of course!) of how they feel today on the first day of school. Of course I would LOVE to see it and share with the class. So, if you would like to show your child how you will send in a picture of their work this year snap a pic and reply to our post! They will be so excited to see they are famous! Enjoy the videos and I will share more fun activities each day at 8:55am sharp! Remember, I will be available each day from 8:45am-4:00pm. The first week of school, I will be calling each family to say hello and check in, greet your child and family and make sure that you have the materials you need. We can also troubleshoot any issues we encounter with technology! Looking forward to it.


Mrs. Ross 🙂

  1. Monday’s Orientation Video:
  2. Monday’s First Day Read Aloud:
  3. Monday’s Activity: Picture of your smiling self on first day of school! Don’t forget to share by replying to this post OR emailing the picture to I can’t wait to see them!
  4. Mr. Attee’s Blog post about Material’s Distribution and second Chromebook distribution:

*Tutorial About Chromebooks: Here is a video that might help give more information about navigating the Chromebooks! I hope this is helpful but please reach out if you have any issues and I will be here to help 🙂

*Link below is to Dearborn Student Learning Online, Chromebook Care / Usage Handbook 2020-2021. This document is also one of the “pages” above on the blogs main page so that you can access the information all year whenever you need it!

Dearborn Virtual Learning Program

Greetings Parents,  

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 date and time.

School administrators will be on hand (social distancing, limited numbers, and masks will be enforced) on Date and Time 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 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. 

Have a great day, 

Mr. Attee

Principal, DuVall Elementary