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Tik Tok Tuesday

Here is this week’s Tik Tok Tuesday Video. We hope you enjoy watching it as much as we enjoyed putting it together! We won’t be having a video next week because of Spring Break, but we will get back at it once the break is finished. Can you figure out who is in the blue tube?

Playgrounds Closed

Good Morning,

The weekend is here and although the weather forecast is calling for rain, we all like to get outside and get some fresh air. This is especially true during this time of year when the temperatures are on the rise and we all have been spending a lot of time inside. 

Many are thinking that it might be alright to get outside and have children play with one or two friends. Unfortunately, this is not something we should be doing at this time. The battle to stop the spread of the COVID 19 virus is on-going and gathering in small groups, even outside at the local park is not something we should be doing. 

During the State of Michigan mandated shut down, all Dearborn Public School facilities, including playgrounds, and athletic fields, will be closed to the public. Please do not attempt to go onto the fields or access the playgrounds.  If you are found on the property you will be asked to leave.  

The Governor has ordered that we all shelter in place.  This is not a recommendation or suggestion. This action is being taken to help in the effort to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus and to mitigate the number of people becoming sick. Hospitals in southeastern Michigan are being overwhelmed and are reaching the point where they are unable to meet the needs of those arriving for care. We must all do our part to help slow the spread of this virus and remain at home!  

The Governor did say that it is ok to go for a walk, run, or bike ride. However, we can not gather in groups at local parks or playgrounds.

We look forward to the day, hopefully in the not too distant future, when our facilities will once again be open to the public and we can all return to our regular routines. The District appreciates all of the support that the Dearborn community has shown and the tremendous amount of community spirit that has been demonstrated during this very difficult time.  Together we will get through this, one community, #DearbornStrong!

Food Distribution Schedule is Changing

Food schedule change

On Monday, March 30, Dearborn Public Schools is changing the format of its free student meal distributions.

Meals will now be distributed three times a week, instead of five.  

Meals will generally be distributed on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. However, the week of April 6 to 10, meals will be handed out on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday.  Friday, April 10, is Good Friday and a holiday for District staff.

Fewer meal distributions should make it easier for families to get the food while reducing the risk of virus exposure for both our families and our staff. Each food bag will still contain both breakfast, lunch and milk for a child under 18, but now the bag will have food for each day until the next distribution.

The grab-and-go meals will continue to be handed out between 10 a.m. and noon at the same seven schools.  The Dearborn Schools student does not have to attend that school to be eligible for a meal. A designated person can pick up meals for multiple children.  The student does not need to be present.

The distribution sites are Fordson, Dearborn and Edsel Ford high schools; McCollough/Unis; Salina Intermediate; Smith Middle School; and Woodworth Middle School.

The program is allowing the District’s 20,700 students to continue to have access to healthy food. The meals are funded through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s School Lunch Program. Dearborn Public Schools already used the federal program to offer all kindergarten to 12th grade students free lunch and breakfast on school days.

Meal distributions will continue through the state-ordered school closure.  Currently, schools are set to reopen on April 14.

Check firstbell.dearbornschools.org for the latest information on the school closure and the food program.

Blessings in a Backpack

For our families that previously received the weekly blessings in a backpack, we will continue delivering to your porch every Friday (starting tomorrow). Please check your porch and give Ms. Walker a wave!

Tik Tok Tuesday

The staff at Whitmore wanted to send a video message to our students and their families letting them know that they are missed and everything will be okay. Let us know what you think…and be sure to tune in next Tuesday for another Tik Tok Tuesday Video 

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https://photos.app.goo.gl/gYxbddY2wu1X3WhV9

Parent Help Line

Parents and Students:

Translation services for the Important Information Contained in this Post are available by calling (313) 827-3092)

 

Arabic:

الأهالي والطلاب الكرام: تتوفر خدمات الترجمة للمعلومات المهمة الواردة في هذا المنشور عن طريق الاتصال بالرقم 3092‏- ‏827‏ (313)‏

Spanish
Padres y Estudiantes: Servicios de traducción para la Información Importante Contenida en este Reporte estádisponible al llamar (313)827-3092.

Chines

学生和家 如需本贴之翻译服务,请拨打(313)827-3092.

 

French

Parents et étudiants: Les services de traduction  L’informationimportantes contenues dans ce message sont disponibles enappelant le (313) 827-3092

 

Vietnamese

Phụ huynh/ học sinh,

Các dịch vụ chuyển ngữ cho những thông tin quan trọng trongvăn bản đính kèm xin gọi điện thoại cho chúng tôi ở ́ (313)827 3092.

 

 

Urdu

والدین اود طلبہ:

اس اسامی میں شامل اہم معالومعات کے لیےترجمے کی خدمات اس نمبر 3092-827–  313 پرکال کرکے دستیاب ہیں

 

 

Somali

waaladiinta iyo Ardayda: hadaad u baahantahay turjubaan kaacaawiyo fahanka macluumaadkaan waxaad soo wici kartaalambarkaan (313-827-3092)

 

Italian:

 

Genitori e studenti: I servizi di traduzione per le informazioniimportanti contenute in questo post sono disponibili chiamandoil numero (313) 827-3092)

Food Pantry Tomorrow

Workout & Fitness Ideas

Good morning everyone.  I hope you are all doing well.  Below are some quick fitness ideas for your children, while we are learning remotely.  They can be modified however you would like, but the concept is the same…quick & easy with very little “equipment” required.  These are all something your kids can do in about 30 minutes (some less) but will get them moving and active while they are home.

Playing Card Fitness:

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https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Suite-Fitness-Cards-2742742

Name Workout:

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https://www.730sagestreet.com/name-workout/

Flip a Coin Friday Workout:

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Countdown Workout:

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Roll of the Dice Workout

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Blessings in a Backpack Available Tomorrow

We will have several non-perishable food packages available for families during the student Chromebook distribution tomorrow from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. Blessings can be picked up in the vestibule to the main office. Please feel free to email me with any questions waddelk@dearbornschools.org.

#Students1stDbnSchs-Dearborn offering free meal pickup to students

Press Release #44/2019-20
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 16, 2020
Contact: David Mustonen, Communications Director
(313) 827-3006 mustond@dearbornschools.org

Dearborn Schools offering free breakfast and lunch pickup for students at six sites

Dearborn Public Schools is offering free pickup lunch and breakfast for students while school is closed for the mandatory shut down over the next three weeks.

Families will be able to stop in and pick up a bag with both breakfast and lunch for each child in the family.  Pickups will run daily from 10 a.m. to noon starting tomorrow, March 17 at Fordson, Edsel Ford and Dearborn high schools, McCollough-Unis, Salina Intermediate, and Woodworth Middle School.

Signage at each site will direct parents and students where to enter the building. Food will be near entrances to minimize the amount of time community members spend in the facilities.

Please note, meals are available to anyone age 18 and younger.  Students do not need to be present, and the Dearborn School student does not need to attend at that building.  A designated person can collect meals for multiple children.  Meals for Saturday and Sunday can be picked up on Friday.

The program will allow the District’s 20,700 students to continue to have access to healthy food.  Gov. Gretchen Whitmer last week ordered all Michigan schools closed from March 16 through April 3 to slow the spread of novel coronavirus and cases of COVID-19.  Dearborn Schools is scheduled for spring break April 6 to 10, so school will not resume in the District until April 13.

The grab-and-go meals will be served at least through April 3.

Superintendent Glenn Maleyko praised the District’s food service team for quickly implementing this drastic change in service to meet the needs of families.

“We appreciate the patience of our families and community as we all try to adjust to this sudden change from closing schools,” Dr. Maleyko said.  “More than three quarters of our students qualify for free or reduced priced school meals.  We realize this food is important to our families, many of whom may be facing additional financial hardships from the sudden economic changes related to COVID-19.”

Check the Dearborn Public Schools website at www.dearbornschools.org for any updates or changes to the meal program or for other issues regarding the school closure.

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