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Updated Registration Information

Although Dearborn Public School buildings are currently closed, the District is enrolling for
next school year. Parents and guardians who have a child who will start Dearborn Public Schools in
the fall are encouraged to start enrollment now at http://www.dearbornschools.org/enroll . Enrolling
in the spring, when possible, helps the District ensure we have proper staffing and supplies when
the new school year starts Aug. 31.
During the building closure, the District has modified its process to allow families to complete
enrollment electronically. Before the closure, parents or guardians needed to visit the District
offices or their child’s future school to submit certain paperwork and complete enrollment.
Dearborn Public Schools only accepts enrollment from students living in the District, which
includes almost all of Dearborn and a small section of Dearborn Heights.
For those who prefer not to enroll online, District staff can also mail paperwork for families to
complete and return to enroll a new student. Anyone with questions about enrollment can call 313-
495-4004 during the closure. Please be aware most employees are working from home. Callers may
need to leave a message, but someone will return the call.
The District was forced to modify its enrollment process after schools were abruptly closed in
March to slow the spread of COVID-19. Traditional Kindergarten Roundups at our elementary
schools had to be canceled as a result of the school closure.
To enroll in kindergarten, students must be five years old by September 1. Waivers are
available for students who will turn five after September 1 but before December 1. For parents
already living in the district, the waivers need to be submitted by June 1. See the District website at
https://dearbornschools.org/enroll for the waiver and more information.
Dearborn Public Schools also offers a free Young Fives program for students who will turn
five between June 15 and December 1 this year. That all-day program is offered at select schools
and follows the kindergarten curriculum. Young Fives is held at DuVall, Geer Park, Haigh, Henry
Ford, Lindbergh, Maples, McCollough, Oakman, River Oaks, Salina, Snow, Whitmore-Bolles and
William Ford elementary schools. The extra year allows those children to better develop the
academic and emotional skills they need to succeed in school. The following year they would enroll
in kindergarten at their neighborhood school. Parents interested in the program will need to enroll
their child in the District and can contact Student Services to learn more.
The District is also accepting registration for paid programs for the fall, including preschool
programs and before and afterschool childcare. Parents interested in those programs can learn more
by visiting https://iblog.dearbornschools.org/earlychildhood/ . Scroll down on the home page to find
a list of programs and prices for next school year. Registration forms are available under a separate
tab and can be printed and mailed in to reserve your spot. Children in paid programs do not need to
reside in Dearborn Public Schools.

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Parents interested in the state-sponsored GSRP preschool can sign up to receive more
information about registration when it becomes available at https://cotter.dearbornschools.org/ . The
Great Start Readiness Program is not accepting official applications yet while awaiting more
direction from the state. GSRP is open to low-income and working-class families at no cost to the
family.
There are many reasons for parents to choose Dearborn Public Schools. The District is proud
to offer one of the lowest teacher-to-student ratios of any district in Wayne County, with an average
classroom size of 22 students in kindergarten through second grade and 23 for third through fifth.
Dearborn students show above average academic growth each year as measured on national tests.
Dearborn Schools also maintains a 95 percent high school graduation rate and has been recognized
for the high number of students who enroll in college.
Situations are constantly changing during this COVID-19 pandemic. For the latest information
about Dearborn Public Schools, please visit the website at http://www.dearbornschools.org

5 thoughts on “Updated Registration Information”

  1. Hi mrs sandy. It’s dibe Bazzi. Fatima and Kamal Chami’s mom. I’m trying to do the online registration but it keeps saying my email is not on their record ?????

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  2. Hello this is Sabrina Christian’s mother I wanted to know am I to still do the pre enroll for him because he will be going to 1st grade

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