Dearborn starting with half days, later school days

With Dearborn Schools starting all online, the district is tweaking its calendar and school day schedules. The first week of school will be four half days to give teachers time for additional professional development, especially for our new online teaching tools.  Because of that change, the district is eliminating the late start days in September, October and December.

Secondly, while students are learning online, the school day hours will be shifted a little later to better serve our students. 
For more details, read more in our First Bell article.

Please see calendar for full information.

Dearborn Virtual Program Information

Greetings Parents,  

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 Wednesday, August 12 from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm.

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.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1SdFISdKk-c1Lbkz7Vj5irylxEkqJOKZy2J3HJGvJ_tI/edit#heading=h.e1437s49s5yw.

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, 

Mrs. Waddell

Dearborn Virtual Program Info

Greetings Parents,  

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 Wednesday, August 12 from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm.

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.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1SdFISdKk-c1Lbkz7Vj5irylxEkqJOKZy2J3HJGvJ_tI/edit#heading=h.e1437s49s5yw.

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, 

Mrs. Waddell

Why Dearborn Jaguars FC & Dearborn Soccer Club? “Soccer For Everyone”

Programs for players ages 4-19 & all skills levels!

-Directors of Coaching
-Director of Goalkeeping
-40 Select Teams
-55 Recreational Teams
-17 Dearborn Jaguars Staff Coaches
-53 DSC Staff Coaches
-Over 400 Dearborn Jaguars Select Players
-Over 900 DSC Recreational Players
-Over 100 Dearborn Junior Jaguars Players
-Local Facilities that include Dearborn Public Schools, Crowley Park (The Largest Soccer Complex in Dearborn) and 5 Local Indoor Soccer Facilities

Reach out to one of our Directors or visit our website today to learn more about us!
www.DearbornSoccerClub.comwww.MichiganJaguarsFC.com/Dearborn

Mo Hijazi
Dearborn Jaguars Boys Director of Coaching
coachmohijazi@gmail.com
313-471-4916

Trevor King
Dearborn Jaguars Girls Director of Coaching
tkingdsc88@yahoo.com
248-767-3688

A heartfelt thank you to our SODA neighbors!

Our 5th graders and their families were thrilled to see so many neighbors out to cheer for them during their Dream Cruise promotion ceremony today. We were deeply appreciative for the support of our SODA neighbors as we strived to make this day special for our students.

The 5th grade promotion ceremony is a rite of passage that our students look forward to long before they enter 5th grade. In a year where there have been a lot of “new normals” for our students to adjust to, our teachers worked hard to find a way to make this a day to remember for them with the Dream Cruise concept.

Our staff lined the WB parking lot to wish our 5th graders continued success and kick off the Dream Cruise. Cruising the rest of the route without an audience would not have been as nearly as wonderful for our students as today’s experience of seeing neighbors lining the SODA streets to congratulate and encourage them as they move on to middle school.

From our Whitmore-Bolles family to yours, thank you for your support SODA neighbors.

Kristi Waddell, Principal

TikTok Tuesday

We wouldn’t have wanted to walk this tightrope over the past few months with anyone else but all of you! Thank you for all of your support and hard work during this unprecedented time…

Please stay tuned for a special TikTok this Thursday to celebrate our soon to be 6th grade students!

Join us on June 11 for the 5th Grade Dream Cruise promotion celebration!

Our 5th grade teachers had to get creative this year to find a way to celebrate the promotion of our 5th graders and they succeeded!

On Thursday, June 11 at 1:00 pm we will hold our first ever Whitmore-Bolles mobile promotion ceremony – the 5th Grade Dream Cruise. Fifth graders and their families will drive the perimeter of our parking lot, stopping at stations where teachers will hand them certificates and other items through the window. Families will the follow a designated route through the neighborhood. (See map below for route)

We’re hoping Whitmore families and neighbors will come outside along the neighborhood route to cheer our fifth graders on to successful middle school careers. We anticipate they will be cruising the route from 1:00-2:00. Feel free to make signs or banners with positive messages for our fifth graders or decorate your yard or car in any other way that is appropriate to recognize their accomplishments. (Only Whitmore-Bolles staff members will be allowed in the parking lot.)

Fifth grade families are encouraged to decorate their cars as well so that they are easily recognizable as they drive through the neighborhood. We are requesting that only parents or other adults drive the students and that everyone maintains a safe speed in the parking lot and through the neighborhood. We’re pretty sure your students will want you to go extra slow so that they can enjoy the positive attention they will recieve!

Your input needed! Please complete a survey concerning school re-opening for the 2020-21 school year.

The District’s School Re-Opening Committee will be looking for parent input through periodic surveys. Please respond so that your voice can be heard and included as the Committee works through possible re-opening plans.

The first survey can be accessed by clicking the following link. School ReOpen Committee Parent Survey #1 Please complete the survey by June 12th.

 For translation assistance to complete the survey, parents may call 313-580-2532 Monday June 8th through Friday June 12th 8:30a.m. through 4:30p.m. 

We appreciate your participation in the process! Please keep an eye out for future surveys as well. Thanks.