Online Etiquette for Parents

Let’s face it, as great as Dearborn Public School parents are, for the most part, they were not spending their days in the classrooms at our schools before last year.

But then COVD-19 dumped those classrooms into your house and now everyone is navigating this new method of delivering education. To help parents and students with online learning, we have compiled some etiquette tips for parents. We know that most families follow good protocols, but hopefully this will help if some clarification is needed. We thank you in advance for that cooperation.

Please make sure students are prepared and participating. Ensure supplies and materials are ready, and computers are charged or plugged in. Please make sure students log in on time. If you want your child to get the most out of class, insist they turn on their camera even if the teacher does not require it.

Remember teachers are there to teach your child. Teachers are managing their class and providing instruction directed to your child. Please do not interrupt class with your questions or concerns. Those are best emailed to the teacher.

Be respectful. Teachers have had a difficult year too, and are working hard to make the best of a situation they never expected to be in. Be patient and courteous. If you have concerns, please politely bring those to the teacher outside of class time through email. Inappropriate language and demeaning or aggressive behavior are not permitted.

Don’t hover. Allow your child to interact with the teacher and do their own homework and assessments. We always encourage parents to be involved and support their children in their learning, but to learn and develop independence, each child needs to be engaged and doing his or her own work. (Obviously our youngest students probably need more help from the adults at home.)

Watch the background. Be aware that, depending on how your child’s camera and microphone are setup, the behavior of you and others could be transmitted to the entire class. Be mindful of how you are dressed, the language being used, and other such matters.

Technology issues. Issues with technology will happen from time to time for a variety of reasons. Please be patient when issues occur. For technical questions about your Chromebook, Schoology or Zoom, please contact our parent and student tech support at or 313-827-8400.

Thank you for all your help! Together, we will make the best of this difficult year.

قواعد سلوك األهالي على اإلنترنت

ىْ٘اجٔ األٍش، سغٌ عظَخ إٔبىً ٍذاسط دٌشثُ٘ اىعبٍخ، إال أُ ٍعظٌَٖ ىٌ ٌقض٘ا أٌبٌٍٖ فً صف٘ف اىذساعخ أالفزشاضٍخ فً ٍذاسعْب
قجو اىعبً اىَْصشً.
صٌ أىقذ جبئحخ م٘فٍذ-91 ثحَو مو ٕزٓ اىصف٘ف فً ٍْبصىنٌ ٗأصجح مو ٗاحذ ٍْنٌ ٌغزنشف ٕزٓ اى٘عٍيخ اىجذٌذح ىزأٍٍِ اىزعيٌٍ. ٗىزىل،
ٍِٗ أجو ٍغبعذح األٕبىً ٗاىطالة، قَْب ثجَع ثعض اىْصبئح ح٘ه ق٘اعذ اىغي٘ك عيى اإلّزشّذ. ّعشف أُ ٍعظٌ اىعبئالد رزجع ٍشاعٌ
)ثشٗر٘م٘الد( جٍذح، ىنْْب ّأٍو ثبىَغبعذح عيى ر٘ضٍح ثعض األٍ٘س إرا دعذ اىحبجخ. مَب ّقذً ىنٌ شنشّب اىَغجق عيى رعبّٗنٌ.
انزجاء انتأكذ مه جهىسية ومشاركة انطالب. رأمذٗا ٍِ جٖ٘صٌخ اىي٘اصً ٗاىَ٘اد، ٍِٗ أُ اىح٘اعت اَىٍخ ٍشحّ٘خ أٗ ٍ٘ص٘ىخ إىى
اىنٖشثبء. مَب ّشج٘مٌ اىزأمذ ٍِ رغجٍو دخ٘ه اىطالة إىى صف٘ف اىذساعخ اإلفزشاضٍخ عيى اى٘قذ اىَطي٘ة. ٗإرا أسدرٌ ٍِ
أٗالدمٌ/ثْبرنٌ أُ ٌغزفٍذٗا ٍِ صف٘فٌٖ إىى اىحذ األقصى، أصشٗا عيى فزح اىنبٍٍشا حزى إرا ىٌ ٌطيت اىَذسط/اىَذسعخ رىل.
تذكزوا أن انمذرسيه/انمذرسات يتىاجذون نتعهيم أوالدكم/بىاتكم. ٌقً٘ اىَذسعُ٘/اىَذسعبد ثإداسح اىصف٘ف ٗرأٍٍِ اىزذسٌظ ألطفبىنٌ.
اىشجبء عذً ٍقبطعخ اىصف ثأعئيزنٌ أٗ قيقنٌ. ٍِ األفضو ر٘جٍٔ رىل إىى اىَذسط/اىَذسعخ عجش اىجشٌذ اإلىنزشًّٗ.
أظهزوا إحتزامكم. اىَذسعُ٘/اىَذسعبد ٌ٘اجُٖ٘ عْخ صعجخ أٌضب، ٌٗعَيُ٘ ثجٖذ ىـزأٍٍِ األفضو فً ظشٗف ىٌ ٌز٘قع٘ا أُ ٌنّ٘٘ا
فٍٖب. مّ٘٘ا صج٘سٌِ ٗىطٍفٍِ. إرا مبُ ىذٌنٌ أي قيق، أعيَ٘ا اىَذسط/اىَذسعخ ثزىل فً سعبىخ ثشٌذ إىنزشٍّٗخ خبسط أٗقبد دٗاً
اىصف، عيَب ثأّٔ ٍِ غٍش اىَقج٘ه إعزخذاً ىغخ غٍش ٍْبعجخ ٗعي٘ك ٍٍِٖ أٗ عذائً.
ال تحىمىا حىل انطالب/انطانبات. إعَح٘ا ألطفبىنٌ أُ ٌز٘اصي٘ا ٍع اىَذسط ٗاىقٍبً ثفشٗضٌٖ ٗٗاججبرٌٖ ٗإخزجبسارٌٖ. صحٍح أّْب دائَب
ٍب ّشجع األٕبىً عيى ٍشبسمخ ٍٗغبّذح أطفبىٌٖ عيى اىزعيٌ، ىنِ مو طفو/طفيخ ثحبجخ إىى اإلىزضاً ٗاىقٍبً ثعَئ/عَيٖب ٍِ أجو رعيٌ
ٗرطٌ٘شاإلعزقالىٍخ. )ٍِ اىطجٍعً أُ ٌحزبط اىطالة األصغش عْب إىى ٍغبعذح أمضش ٍِ اىشاشذٌِ فً اىَْضه(.
إوتبهىا نخهفية انحصة انذراسية. مّ٘٘ا حزسٌِ ألّٔ ٍِ اىََنِ ثش رصشفبرنٌ ٗرصشفبد اَخشٌِ إىى مبٍو اىصف، حغت ٗضعٍخ
اىنبٍٍشا ٗاىٍَنشٗفُ٘ فً أجٖضح اىحبعت اىخبصخ ثأطفبىنٌ. أّزجٖ٘ا ىنٍفٍخ ىجغنٌ، اىيغخ اىَغزخذٍخ، ٗغٍش رىل ٍِ األٍ٘س.
انمشاكم انتقىية. عز٘اجٖنٌ ٍشبمو رقٍْخ ٍِ حٍِ َخش ٗألعجبة ٍزعذدح.اىشجبء اىزحيً ثبىصجش عْذ حذٗس رىل. ٌَٗنْنٌ عْذ ٍ٘اجٖخ
أٌخ ٍشبمو فً جٖبص اىنشًٗ ث٘ك (Chromebook ،(عن٘ى٘جً (Schoology ،(أٗ صًٗٗ (Zoom (اإلرصبه ثبىَغبعذح اىزقٍْخ ىألٕو
ٗاىطالة عِ طشٌق org.dearbornschools@parenthelp أٗ اىٖبرف سقٌ 88<0-8:0;( 9. );

شكزا نمساعذتكم! معا، يمكىىا أن وعمم األفضم في هذي انسىة انصعبة.

Social Work Connections @ Whitmore-Bolles January 2021

Dear Whitmore-Bolles Students and Families, 

Happy New Year! 

I hope each of you had a restful and rejuvenating winter break.  As the remote school year continues, it is important to review, understand, and incorporate social-emotional learning (SEL) into your home life.  Social-emotional learning, a “buzzword” in education, is the ability for children to understand their own emotions and the emotions of others.    Check out  this article to learn a few simple ways to include SEL into your students’ lives. 

One critical social-emotional learning topic I  highly recommend is resetting our bodies. Even though we just returned from break, where hopefully we relaxed, I cannot stress the importance of it! .  Ensuring we receive the right amount of rest and fueling our bodies with good nutrition are two major factors in regulating our bodies and managing our emotions.  As you set  new goals for 2021, , I encourage you to eat well by incorporating  a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables into your meals, bundling up, even in the cold weather for walk, to get some fresh air and exercise, and setting time to wind down for the day in order to get the recommended seven-nine hours of sleep. (After you have been Zooming all day, you need your ZZZs!)

Stay warm and well,
Ms. Johnston, SSW, LMSW
figure skating

Connect with Ms. Johnston  


Bitmoji Classroom:  Ms. Johnston’s Bitmoji Classroom

Schoology Profile: Ms. Katharine Johnston, Social Worker, Whitmore-Bolles Elementary School

Presence Learning Therapy Room:

It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

The holidays are a wonderful time when many of us recognize our TEACHERS with tokens of appreciation!  Anyone wishing to have a thank you card, gift, or special something delivered to any of the Whitmore Bolles Staff – your friendly PTA  is here to help! 

Please drop off holiday gifts during office hours (8:30-4:00) from 12/9 – 12/15 at the main office door or on 12/15 from 5-6PM in the school parking lot.  All items must be CLEARLY LABELED with the staff member’s name and in a sealed package (ziplock bag preferred).  Items will be stored together until delivery, so we don’t want anything falling out.

Masks must be worn during drop-offs and social distancing protocols will be observed. 

Any questions please email your PTA at prior to December 15th and PLEASE don’t forget to join the PTA!

Happy Holidays!