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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 . 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 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 . 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 . 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
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

Parent Connect & Report Cards

The Elementary Report Cards for Marking Period 3 are currently being processed and will be available to parents in ParentConnect, Monday April 6, 2020. Following is some information on how parents can access report cards data in MIStar ParentConnect. Please note that if you have more than one child, you should be able to see data for all your children and you do not need separate logins for the different schools (if your children attend more than one school).

How do parents login to ParentConnect? To login to ParentConnect, parents need their PIN and password; this is how it is obtained: Parents go to the Dearborn Schools’ website ( and then the ParentConnect link. If they don’t know the login info, they click the (Need Your Login Information) link and it will prompt them to enter their email address (as provided to the school and entered in MIStar), and then click Submit. This process emails them their PIN and Password. After logging in, click on the “report card marks” module.

If you need further assistance, please feel free to reach out.

Hope you are staying safe and healthy.

Checking In

Dear River Oaks Parents & Students,

I hope you and your families are safe and healthy. I just wanted to make a quick post to say Hi and let you know that the staff and I are thinking about you and your families during this time. We miss the students! Like you I am staying home to stay safe and to save lives. As a reminder if you need to communicate with me here is my email – I also have included additional contact information for the district if you need assistance.

I want to say thank you to you as well for attempting to complete the assignments/activities that the teachers have been creating for their classrooms. It helps to keep consistency with routines during this time. I hope you all stay home and stay safe.

Kind Regards,

Mr. Martin

DHS Food from Zaman!


We’ve got some great news to share! Zaman International will be at Dearborn High on Wednesday from 10-12:00 pm to deliver 250 boxes of food to families that may need them; the boxes feed a family of four for 1-2 weeks. 

Feel free to use the south side of the building where normal breakfast and lunch pickup occurs. 

Thanks Najah Bazzy and Zaman International for their generosity!


Mr. Martin

جانب الأهالي الأعزاء

لدينا بعض الأخبار الجيدة لمشاركتكم إياها! ستقوم مؤسسة زمان الدولية بتوزيع ٢٥٠ صندوقًا من الطعام إلى العائلات التي تحتاج إلى المساعدة وذلك في مبنى ثانوية ديربورن هاي بين الساعة ١٠:٠٠ – ١٢:٠٠ من نهار غد الأربعاء ٢ نيسان (آبريل)؛ وستوفر الصناديق الطعام لعائلة من ٤ أشخاص لمدة ١-٢ أسبوع. 

يمكنكم استخدام الجانب الجنوبي من مبنى المدرسة المخصص لاستلام الإفطار والغداء.

شكرا لنجاح بزي ومؤسسة زمان الدولية على مبادرتهم الكريمة!

جزيل الشكر

آدم مارتن، مدير الثانوية

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Virtual Spirit Week

Hello students and parents.. Just checking in to see how everyone is doing… If you are participating in the virtual spirit week please take pictures and send them to Ms. Sandi at I will upload them on our blog.. Any pictures of you learning at home with your siblings or just of yourself please email me those as well.. Let’s blast our blogs with picture of all of us so we can see each other. Teachers feel free to send me picture too… Stay safe, I hope to receive pictures this coming week. Ms. Sandi

Message from the Superintendent

Recent media reports indicate that within the next few days Governor Whitmer will most likely announce the closure of all school buildings for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year.  This news has raised questions, concerns, and a variety of emotions from parents, students, and staff in the Dearborn Public Schools. 

The District will wait for official word from the Governor before taking a position regarding this news. Governor Whitmer is a strong supporter of public education in Michigan and we are confident her plan will provide details allowing school districts to address questions and concerns at the local level.  

I want to assure our community that since the State closure of schools on March 16, we have been working on both short and long term plans to address how the district will operate for the remainder of the school year.  Graduation, SAT testing, eligibility for special programs, the third grade reading law, and kindergarten round-up are just a sample of the topics that have been part of our planning and discussions. 

We understand the emotions this uncertainty has created over these past few weeks. Although we are limited on the decisions we can make at this time, and much of what we can respond to depends on the actions coming out of Lansing, we hope that by providing continuous communication our stakeholders will be assured that we are planning for the future of the district and the educational needs of our students.  

Free Food from EverFresh Market

EverFresh Market is giving away free meat and chicken to any families that are in need. The market is located right down the street from River Oaks Elementary. Anyone can walk into the store and take anything that they may need from the meat section that’s marked with a plain white sticker. They can then take the items to the register and have them bagged. The address is 20125 Ann Arbor Trail, Dearborn Heights.