As many of you know, this morning Gov. Whitmer issued a Stay Home-Stay Safe order. We want to update what this means for the schools.
1.Schools will now be closed until further notice. We were planning to return April 13th, but now that has also changed as the Covid-19 situation evolves.
2. Free meal distributions will continue during the shelter-in-place period. Providing food is an “essential service.” In fact, we now are planning to extend the meal distribution through our spring break, so food will be handed out Monday to Friday through at least April 13.
3. Online learning will continue. While current state law says the learning cannot count as “seat time,” Gov. Whitmer has clarified that “does not mean that school work done during the mandatory school closure won’t ‘count’ toward grades, credits, or graduation.” (Teachers and students are still officially scheduled for spring break from April 6-10, so there might be a week off during your weeks off.)
4. Some of our Operations Staff including Engineers and Custodians are considered essential workers so that we can continue to operate our food service program, essential building maintenance, and deep cleaning as deemed necessary by the Director of Operations.
We will continue to work to keep you posted on changes. Meanwhile, please stay safe out there everyone.
Glenn Maleyko and the District Crisis Team.
“Leadership is communicating to people their worth and potential so that they come to see it in themselves.” Stephen R. Covey
Please click on the link above to access a free subscription to Brain Pop. All students of Dearborn Public Schools will have free access while school is out until further notice. There are many educational resources (both Math and ELA), that students can visit and learn about such as the pandemic that we are now dealing with …. COVID-19, otherwise known as Coronavirus. Navigating the outbreak of this virus can be difficult for children and grown-ups. Brain Pop has curated a list of resources to help everyone stay calm—and informed. I hope that you enjoy Brain Pop.
Please click on the link above for additional resources while you are learning at home. I hope that you are completing your Google Classroom assignments in a timely manner. If not, I will be making phone calls or sending emails to parents. Please continue washing your hands frequently! Take care!!!
All Dearborn Public Schools will be closed for students effective immediately, March 13th, 2020. This is a result of Governor Whitmer’s order to close all K-12 school buildings, public, private, and boarding, starting Monday, March 16 until Sunday, April 5th.
Spring break will take place from Monday, April 6th through Friday, April 10th. Students will return to school on Monday, April 13th, 2020.
Please make sure that your children are visiting Google Classroom for assignments to be completed during this time away from school. I will be assigning work on Google Classroom 2-3 times per week. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions and/or concerns. Stay safe!
As you are all aware, all Dearborn Public Schools will be closed from today’s date until April 12th. We are ALL due back in school on Monday, April 13th following spring break. I hope that you all stay safe and return back to school ready to learn! All of your teachers have been planning on teaching you material using ONLINE websites/resources to keep you learning at your full potential! COMCAST is providing FREE INTERNET (click the link below for further info.) so that students can keep up with LEARNING in all of their subjects. Please check all of your teacher’s websites to access your assignments, so that you are prepared when you return to school on Monday, April 13th. Stay safe and remember to WASH YOUR HANDS throughout the day.
Mackinac Center analysis recognizes the success of 19 Dearborn Schools The Mackinac Center for Public Policy is recognizing 19 Dearborn Public Schools for their outstanding performance on its recent report card. The Center’s report placed the schools in the top 100 for one of three performance comparisons when state test scores were adjusted for the number of low-income students in the building. “Michigan’s third-largest school district, Dearborn Public Schools, once again distinguished itself on the CAP Report Card. For the second straight edition, the district had five of the state’s top 10 scoring schools, and more than half of its schools — 17 of 29 — finished in the top 100,” the full report says.
The Center releases its Context and Performance (CAP) report every two years. The analysis adjusts state standardized tests according to the number of low-income students in that grade at a school. About 76 percent of Dearborn Public School students are low-income, but those figures vary widely between buildings. “We are proud to be recognized for the continued success of our students, and I applaud the hard work and dedication of our District staff and our families to help all of our students succeed,” said Superintendent Dr. Glenn Maleyko.
In addition to a base score, schools were compared on long-term performance and most-improved based on test results going back to 2009. The report compared 2,203 schools for the current CAP report, 2,112 for long-term performance, and 2,075 for most improved. Dearborn Public Schools recognized in the report include: Iris Becker Elementary ranked second for the current CAP scores with a score in the 99.95 percentile. Becker was the top school for long-term performance and 74th for most improved.
STEM Middle School ranked third in the state, with a score in the 99.91 percentile on the report. Opened in 2014, STEM did not have enough data to be included in the long-term or most-improved comparisons. Maples Elementary was fourth in the report, with a score in the 99.86 percentile. Maples was also ranked fifth in long-term performance and 74th in the most improved category.
Lowrey Middle School placed sixth in the state, scoring in the 99.77 percentile. It ranked fourth for long-term performance. Lowrey Elementary School placed seventh overall, with a score in the 99.73 percentile, and was sixth for long-term performance.
Oakman Elementary placed 24th in the state, scoring in the 98.96 percentile overall, and placed 30th for long-term performance.
Miller Elementary School placed 28th, scoring in the 98.77 percentile, and ranked 29th for long-term performance.
William Ford Elementary ranked 37th overall, scoring in the 98.37 percentile, and was 32nd for long-term performance.
Unis Middle School ranked 41st in the state, scoring in the 98.18 percentile, and was ranked 45th for long-term performance.
Geer Park Elementary ranked 44th, scoring in the 98.05 percentile, and was 17th for long-term performance.
McCollough Elementary ranked 53rd, scoring in the 97.64 percentile, and was 50th in the most improved category.
Woodworth Middle School ranked 57th statewide, scoring in the 97.46 percentile, and was ranked 25th for long-term performance.
River Oaks Elementary ranked 81st, scoring in the 96.37 percentile, and ranked 29th in the most improved category.
Henry Ford Elementary ranked 85th, scoring in the 96.19 percentile, and ranked 79th for long-term performance.
Salina Elementary School ranked 87th, scoring in the 96.1 percentile, and placed 52nd for long-term performance.
Stout Middle School ranked 97th, scoring in the 95.64 percentile, and placed 74th for long-term performance.
Haigh Elementary School ranked 100th, scoring in the 95.51 percentile, and ranked 59th on the most improved category.
Salina Intermediate ranked 121st, scoring in the 94.55 percentile, and placed 82nd on the long-term performance list.
McDonald Elementary ranked 141st, scoring in the 93.65 percentile, and placed 84th on long-term performance.
The Mackinac Center for Public Policy is a nonpartisan research and educational institute which touts itself as dedicated to improving the quality of life for all Michigan residents. “Parents and educators should be able to see more clearly what kind of impact their school has on student learning, rather than simply seeing results that are strongly linked to student poverty,” said Ben DeGrow, Mackinac Center’s director of education policy and co-author of the study. “Our Context and Performance Report Card adds another important dimension by going beyond raw test scores.”
Dr. Maleyko said, “While we know there is always more work to do, we take to heart our motto ‘Students First – Inspire, Educate, Celebrate.’ For most of our elementary and middle schools, this report is something to celebrate.”
PR 38 CAP report Becker teacher – Becker Elementary teacher Janan Hider works with a small group during a reading lesson on Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020. The Mackinac Center for Public Policy recently listed Becker as the second best school in the state on its Context and Performance Report and the best school for long-term performance. Five of the top 10 schools on the report were from Dearborn Public Schools. Every Dearborn elementary school has extra staff who assist across classrooms to provide additional small group reading instruction.
All Dearborn Public Schools will be closed again today. That means that all my classes will have an assignment on Google Classroom. You may also complete any previous assignments that you did not complete! When you are finished with your assignment, it would be a great idea to complete HW in Lesson 13, Pages 125 and 126, so that you will be prepared for tomorrow’s class (unless of course, classes are cancelled again).
As always… stay warm, stay safe! See you all tomorrow!!!
All 7th grade students will be assessed on their Math skills through NWEA testing beginning Monday, January 13th. Please make sure that your child sleeps at a decent hour Sunday evening and wakes up and eats a healthy breakfast. I know that some students do NOT eat breakfast at school, but try to encourage them to do so (either at home or at school).
A note to students:
Practice, practice, practice your skills on the IXL assignments on Google Classroom and on Khan Academy. You will see a score in the gradebook that reflects whether or not you met or exceeded your NWEA target growth score.
Brand new year, brand new start! All 7th grade students will be NWEA testing in Language Arts this week. Students will be NWEA testing in Math next week. Please make sure that you go to sleep early (as you will need plenty of rest) and wake up to a healthy breakfast (unless you prefer to eat breakfast once you arrive at school). The important thing is to be prepared to perform at your VERY BEST! Remember, YOU CAN DO IT!!!