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Reminder No School – EID Holiday

*Important Reminder**

NO SCHOOL- EID HOLIDAY

Wednesday, May 12- Friday, May 14, 2021

School will resume on Monday, May 17, 2021

**تذكير هام**

سيتم اغلاق المدرسة لقضاء عطلة العيد

   من الأربعاء 12 مايو إلى الجمعة 14 مايو 2021

نعود إلى الدوام الدراسي يوم الإثنين 17 مايو

Picture Day is tomorrow May 6th and May 7th

Picture Day is coming to River Oaks May 6th & 7th. A day students will have picture day on Thursday May 6th. B day students will have their pictures taken on Friday, May 7th. Virtual students please read your email from Mr. Martin. You can sign up on to make your appointment for Thursday or Friday.

You have the options of going online and placing your order. Virtual students can pay on line or stop by school to pick up the order form. If you are paying in person be sure to have the EXACT amount of money. Sorry the office does not carry money to make change for anyone.

To order online visit mylifetouch.com using this Picture Day ID: EVTNHWCV9

Any questions please give us a call at the school office 313-827-6750.

We still have yearbooks from last school year. 2019-20. If you are interested in purchasing one they are $5.00.

Teacher Appreciation Week

The week of May 3rd – 7th join us as we celebrate Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week. Please participate all week with your teacher.

Monday May 3rd – Bring in or make a pretty flower for your teacher.

Tuesday May 4th – Donate a school supply for your class.

Wednesday May 5th – Draw a picture for your teacher and bring it to school.

Thursday May 6th – Indulge your teacher with a snack.

Friday May 7th – Bring in a piece of candy to sweeten your teacher.

Thank you to the parents who donated snacks for the staff

Free Covid testing, student vaccinations at Edsel Ford High

Dearborn Public Schools is again hosting a free community COVID testing site at Edsel Ford High School on Saturday and is inviting more students to receive a COVID vaccine on Friday.

Residents can receive a free COVID rapid test on Saturday, May 1, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.   The event is being run by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.

Anyone in the area interested in receiving a COVID test is encouraged to use the site, especially those people who do not have symptoms.  Please note, a negative COVID test does not lessen any quarantine requirements.  Those who are considered a close contact for someone with COVID will need to quarantine according to the guidelines provided by their health department.

The district is also inviting students 16 and 17 year olds in the community to sign up for a Pfizer vaccination at a traveling clinic on Friday, April 30 at Edsel Ford High School.  Appointments are available from 8 am. until 2:40 p.m. by following this appointment link.  The clinic is being hosted by Henry Ford Health System.  Dearborn Public Schools worked with Henry Ford Health to arrange the clinic, and the site still has open slots for Friday.  The second dose will be administered on May 21 at the school.  Students younger than 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. 

“We know our students do not live in a vacuum.  COVID is an issue facing the entire world, and the disease has hit Dearborn especially hard,” said Superintendent Glenn Maleyko. “We are glad to do our part to help control COVID’s spread by offering our facilities for testing and vaccinations.”

At the Saturday, May 1 screening, rapid tests will be provided.  Appointments are requested and will result in faster service, but walk-ins are also accepted.  Face masks must be properly worn while on school property.

Edsel Ford High School is at 20601 Rotunda Dr., Dearborn, MI.  Testing will be conducted outdoors.  Those coming for testing should enter the student parking lot at the stoplight on Rotunda.  

To register and schedule a test appointment, visit http://honumg.info/EdselFordHS. The online form will also collect contact information and other details that will be needed before the testing.  Any one who receives a positive result on the rapid test, will be invited back for a more accurate PCR test.

Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week

Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week

May 3rd – 7th

Teacher Appreciation week is just around the corner. As we all know it has been a different learning experience this year. We would like to celebrate the week with our amazing staff. We are asking for donations to celebrate with the staff. Below is a list of things we are looking for. We are going to create an “Open Vending machine”. All the snacks need to be individually wrapped so it fits the school’s safety guidelines.

We are looking for small bags of chips, popcorn, trail mix, and small cookies. Also looking for full size Candy Bars. Also asking for individual bags of candy. Pop in cans or bottles any flavor regular or diet. Please drop off all donations on or before Friday, April 30th. If you own a business and would like to make a donation of something please call Ms. Sandi at 313-827-6750. Thank you in advance for your donations.

Kindergarten Registration

River Oaks Elementary is currently registering Kindergarten students for the 2021 -2022 school year.

To enroll in kindergarten, students must be five years old by September 1 and live within the Dearborn Public School District. 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. 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. 

Space is limited for Young Fives, so interested parents should check for availability at the school they are interested in attending. Young Fives is held at DuVall, Henry Ford, William Ford, Geer Park, Haigh, Lindbergh, Maples, McCollough, River Oaks, Salina, Snow, and Whitmore-Bolles elementary schools.  For more information, contact Student Services at (313) 827-3005.  Busing is available only if the student will attend their home elementary and lives in an area where busing is provided.  In most cases, parents will need to provide transportation for their child.

Please call the school at 313-827-6750 to make an appointment to register your child.

School Mobile Pantry

The School Food Mobile Program provides nutritious, healthy food for 100 families. The Mobile Pantry may include fresh fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean proteins.

The free food will be distributed on Friday, April 30th starting at 11:30. It is served on a first come basis.

GSRP applications available starting April 7

Dearborn Public Schools Great Start Readiness Program (GSRP) will start distributing applications on April 7 for the 2021-22 school year.

GSRP is a state-funded preschool program students can participate in at no cost to eligible families.  To be eligible, children need to be turning four years old by Dec. 1, 2021.  Preference will be given to students who will be four by Sept. 1, 2021 because those students will qualify for kindergarten next year, but the program will accept students with birthdays between Sept. 1 and Dec. 1, if space is available.

Applications will be available from 9 to 11 a.m. on April 7 or any of the following Wednesdays at the following schools:  Cotter, Becker, Henry Ford, William Ford, Long, McCollough/Unis, McDonald, Oakman, River Oaks, Salina Elementary and Whitmore Bolles,

Please be sure to wear a mask when picking up applications.

GSRP is a state-sponsored program for families who qualify based on income. The program serves low-income and working class families who are below 250% of the federal poverty guidelines, said Early Childhood Coordinator Amy Modica.

To apply, students must live with a parent or legal guardian within the Dearborn Public School District.

Dearborn currently has 512 slots for GSRP students at 12 locations, including Cotter School, Becker, Long, McCollough, Henry Ford, McDonald, Oakman, River Oaks, Salina, Whitmore-Bolles, and William Ford elementary schools and Salina Intermediate. 

GSRP classes are generally 16 students with two adults, including a certified early childhood specialist.  Classes meet for a full school day from Monday through Thursday.  Times vary slightly by building, but are similar to the elementary school schedule. The program meets detailed state requirements using the Highscope Curriculum for how and what students learn. 

“We focus on kindergarten readiness. Our emphasis is on student social/emotional readiness for school,” Modica said.  In addition to learning academics like letters and colors, GSRP students learn how to get along with other children, how to take care of themselves, and other skills they will need to thrive in kindergarten.

Families will be notified over the summer if they are accepted to the program or put on a waiting list.  Those with birthdays from Sept. 1 to Dec. 1 will not find out until the beginning of September if they are accepted to the program.

“We encourage interested families to call and learn more and to fill out an application,” Modica said.  To learn more, parents can call Cotter School at 313-827-6150.