TO: Students & Families of EFHS
FROM: Principal Casebolt
RE: COVID-19 Case Identification
A confirmed case of coronavirus (Covid-19) has been identified at school. We are working closely with Wayne County Health Department to identify exposures and prevent further cases. This letter is informational only; no further action is required for you at this time. If you have not been contacted by the district nurse or your building administrator, you are not considered to be a close-contact to the positive individual.
I want to thank all staff and students for following through social distancing measures and adhering to all other guidelines, like wearing masks at all times and not being in close contact with anyone for 15 minutes or more. I want to also remind all staff and students that we need to respect everyone’s privacy at all times. Your safety and privacy are important to us. Again, we thank all of you for adhering to all guidelines.
The virus that causes COVID-19 is thought to spread mainly from person to person, through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs, sneezes or talks. These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs. Spread is more likely when people are less than six feet from each other for at least 15 minutes. A person who is a close contact of someone who is infected with COVID-19 may experience COVID-19 symptoms typically within two to fourteen days after a person is exposed.
The symptoms of COVID-19 are similar in children and adults. Symptoms can include: Fever (>100.4oF), cough, shortness of breath, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, runny or stuffy nose, loss of taste or smell, abdominal pain.
There are many things that can be done to keep our schools, homes, and communities “COVID-19 free” and protect ourselves and loved ones:
- Children and adults should stay home when ill.
- Washing hands often with soap and running warm water for at least 20 seconds.
- If a hand washing station is not available, use hand sanitizer properly. Gels, rubs, and hand wipes must contain at least 60% alcohol. Dispose of wipes in the trash after use.
- Practice Good Respiratory Etiquette (cover a cough with elbow versus hand).
- Follow guidance for wearing a face covering and social distancing.
If you have questions, please contact Wayne County Health Department at 734-727-7078.
Following the guidance of the MI Safe Schools Roadmap, the school has been disinfected. This includes spraying classrooms, hallways, locker rooms, and common areas as needed with a sanitizer, along with other methods of disinfection.Additional information can be found on the CDC website.
بخصوص: وجود حالة إصابة بكوفيد – ١٩
تم تحديد حالة إصابة مؤكدة بفيروس كورونا (كوفيد -١٩ ) في المدرسة. نحن نعمل بشكل وثيق مع إدارة الصحة بمقاطعة وين لتحديد من كانوا في تماس مباشر مع الحالة المؤكدة ومنع وقوع إصابات جديدة. إن الغرض من هذه الرسالة هو الإخطار فقط ؛ لا يلزم اتخاذ أي إجراء آخر من قبلكم في هذا الوقت. إذا لم يتم الاتصال بك من قبل ممرضة القطاع أو مسؤول المبنى الخاص بك ، فلا تعتبروا ممن كانوا على اتصال وثيق بالشخص المصاب.
أود أن أشكر جميع الموظفين والطلاب لاتباعهم تدابير التباعد الاجتماعي والالتزام بجميع الإرشادات الأخرى ، مثل ارتداء الأقنعة في جميع الأوقات وعدم الاتصال الوثيق بأي شخص لمدة 15 دقيقة أو أكثر. أريد أيضًا أن أذكر جميع الموظفين والطلاب أننا بحاجة إلى احترام خصوصية الجميع في جميع الأوقات. سلامتكم و خصوصيتكم مهمة بالنسبة لنا. مرة أخرى ، نشكركم جميعًا على التزامكم بجميع الإرشادات.
يُعتقد أن الفيروس المسبب لـ كوفيد -١٩ ينتشر بشكل أساسي من شخص لآخر ، من خلال الرذاذ التنفسي الذي ينتج عندما يسعل الشخص المصاب أو يعطس أو يتحدث. يمكن أن تهبط هذه القطرات في أفواه أو أنوف الأشخاص القريبين أو ربما يتم استنشاقها في الرئتين. تزداد احتمالية انتشار المرض عندما يتواجد الأشخاص على مسافة تقل عن ستة أقدام من بعضهم البعض لمدة ١٥ دقيقة على الأقل. قد يعاني الشخص الذي يكون على اتصال وثيق بشخص مصاب بـ كوفيد -19 من أعراض الفيروس عادةً في فترة تتراوح بين يومين إلى أربعة عشر يومًا من يوم التعرض.
تتشابه أعراض كوفيد -١٩ عند الأطفال والبالغين. يمكن أن تشمل الأعراض: الحمى (حرارة أعلى من ٤. ١٠٠ درجة فهرنهايت) ، والسعال ، وضيق التنفس ، والغثيان ، والقيء ، والإسهال ، وسيلان أو احتقان الأنف ، وفقدان حاسة التذوق أو الشم ، وآلام في البطن.
هناك العديد من الأشياء التي يمكن القيام بها للحفاظ على مدارسنا و منازلنا ومجتمعاتنا وحماية أنفسنا وأحبائنا “خالية من كوفيد -١٩ “:
- يجب على الأطفال والبالغين البقاء في المنزل عند المرض.
- غسل اليدين بالصابون والماء الدافئ الجاري لمدة 20 ثانية على الأقل بشكل دائم.
- في حالة عدم توفر مكان لغسيل الأيدي ، استخدم معقم اليدين بشكل صحيح. يجب أن تحتوي المواد الهلامية والمطهر ومناديل اليدين على نسبة ٦٠ ٪ على الأقل من الكحول. تخلص من المناديل المبللة في سلة المهملات بعد الاستخدام.
- تدرب على آداب التنفس الجيدة (قم بالسعال بالكوع من الجهة الداخلية).
- اتبع الإرشادات الخاصة بارتداء غطاء الوجه والتباعد الاجتماعي.
للاسئلة، الرجاء الاتصال بمديرية الصحة بمقاطعة وين على الرقم: ٧٠٧٨ – ٧٢٧ ( ٧٣٤) .
اتباعاً لإرشادات خارطة طريق إعادة فتح المدارس بشكل آمن التي قررتها ولاية ميشغان سابقاَُ، تم تطهيرو تعقيم المدرسة. تضمن ذلك رش الفصول الدراسية والممرات وغرف تبديل الملابس والأماكن المشتركة الاستخدام حسب الحاجة بالمطهرات ، إلى جانب تطبيق طرق أخرى للتعقيم.للمزيد من المعلومات الرجاء زيارة موقع مركز مكافحة و السيطرة على الأمراض.
Please take a minute to see the Wayne County PSA:
Dear Parents and Guardians,
At Edsel Ford, our mission is “to educate all students to high academic standards.” Over the past few years, we have made several instructional shifts in order to better align with that mission, including the use of common formative assessments and scoring rubrics based upon essential standards. One new shift is the mode by which students may obtain an Honors designation for the second semester of the 9th grade course (LA2). This opportunity will better prepare them for the 10th grade Honors course as well as the AP courses offered in 11th and 12th grade.
Our data over time indicated that many more students reached and exceeded proficiency in core content areas than were placed initially into Honors Level courses. Those students not placed in Honors historically chose not to challenge themselves with rigorous coursework, Advanced Placement, and Dual Enrollment once they reached the upper grade levels.
As a building, we believe that we should have the highest expectation for student achievement for all of our students. Altering the way in which we provide Honors rigor in 9th grade allows us to continue supporting those who previously succeeded while guaranteeing access to a rich curriculum and fostering confidence in those previously excluded. Therefore, students in Freshman Language Arts 2 have the opportunity to earn an Honors designation on their transcript after demonstrating mastery of a majority of the content standards for their grade level by the end of the semester as well as completing a Capstone Project devised by the 9th grade instructors. Mastery is demonstrated at the end of each semester by consistently earning a rubric score of level 4 (mastery) rating on class assessments. These standard-based rubrics were shared with students at the start of the course and are used throughout each semester to offer feedback and coaching for growth.
In addition to demonstrating mastery of the course’s content, students must demonstrate consistent academic integrity to earn an Honors designation. Therefore, any incident of plagiarism will disqualify a student from earning an “H” on his or her transcript for the course during the given semester.
We appreciate your support as we work to achieve high levels of success for each of our students.
Edsel Ford Administration
Today is “A” Day
2nd semester ASAP registration has started. Please click on this LINK for more information. Classes will start on February 9th. ASAP classes are $150 each. A $100 discount will apply to enrollments prior to February 9th.
There will be two food distributions today:
- Gleaners will be at the Ford Community and Performing Arts Center from 9am- 12pm
- Snow Elementary from 1-3pm
Today is “B” Day
There will be two food distributions tomorrow 1.12.21
Gleaners will be at the Ford Community and Performing Arts Center from 9am- 12pm
Snow Elementary from 1-3pm
Dear Edsel Ford Parents and Students,
Please read this important update regarding Edsel Ford’s Final Exam Plan and Second Semester Schedule.
Edsel Ford High School’s 1st Semester Remote Final Exams
- All students are required to have their cameras on during all summative assessments/experiences beginning with the final exam and continuing throughout remote instruction.
- Any late work or missing assignments need to be turned in by Friday, January 15th.
- Teachers are available during the asynchronous time each morning for help and support for students; if teachers ask you to be there, please come.
- The grades given will count towards credits required for graduation. Students who do not pass a course may need to make up those credits through credit recovery or summer school.
- Students who are on the audit list will need to score a 78% or higher on that assessment in order to earn credit.
What will be used?
- Teacher will provide all students with a summative assessment that will serve as the end of semester final exam.
When will this occur, what schedule?
- All students will take the summative assessment sometime during their normal synchronous time between January 14th and January 22nd.
- Teachers will inform students of when their final exam will be held during the exam window from January 14th-January 22nd.
- January 22nd will be a half day of school in the morning following this schedule:
- Live On-Line Synchronous Zoom Sessions.
- 4th Hour 8:15-9:15
- 5th Hour 9:20-10:20
- 6th Hour 10:25-11:25
Here is the rest of the EF Daily Schedule for January 2021
Lastly, here is a copy of the Remote Schedule for High School for 2nd Semester.
Today is (B) Day
The Edsel Ford Quiz Bowl team will be meeting every Wednesday at 3:30pm on Zoom. All are welcome — if you love trivia and watching ‘Jeopardy’, join us! The Zoom meeting ID is 856 4421 5879 and the passcode is 362627. You can also join the Quiz Bowl Schoology group with this access code: D64R-F32J-4SCK3. Questions? E-mail Herr Sedore at email@example.com.
Hello to All Edsel Ford Students, Parents and Families,
I hope this finds you all safe and well. It is my hope that everyone had a restful and safe Thanksgiving break, and I know we all are looking forward to our upcoming Holiday break and the closeout of the first semester.
Sadly, due to Covid-19, many of the traditional holiday events and performances planned for the winter season will not be taking place as we are used to. We truly miss them and you, however, we look forward to the return of those and other events in the future.
We are grateful to our families and staff who have embraced and respected our health and safety protocols. I would also like to acknowledge our Edsel Ford teachers and staff for their tireless efforts over the past 5 months. Their dedication and commitment have enabled students to learn in a safe and productive environment. We also thank you, our families, whose understanding and resilience have helped us immensely along the way.
I would like to stress that in this remote environment we have seen our potential course failures increase – there are numerous and obvious reasons for this. I wanted to share some of the things we have done to combat that:
- Continuous 2 way communication with students and parents regarding student achievement
- Face to Face and Remote Learning Labs for intervention and enrichment
- Virtual Parent Teacher Conferences
- MTSS weekly phone calls and administrator home visits
- Individual letters mailed to students regarding 1st card marking performance and performance concerns
Those are just a few of the things we have done to help students improve and pass their classes in order to earn their credits.
Here is what we are asking parents and students to do between now and January 22nd when the card marking and semester ends:
- Check Parent Connect for current status of grades
- Contact teachers immediately of classes where a student is in danger of failing (D or less right now)
- Find out what the student can do to raise their grade and pass and earn the credit
- Take advantage of the break to complete any missing work
- Take advantage of the 3 weeks after we get back from break to attend all remote classes, learning labs, complete all assignments, and prepare for summative assessments
- Students should prepare for their “summative experience” which will replace the traditional final exam.
We will not have the traditional final exams or final exam schedule this year, instead all teachers will provide all students with a summative experience that will serve as the end of semester final exam. The summative experience may be used to determine proficiency/mastery of the learning that occurred during the 1st semester. The summative experience could look like a unit test, paper, presentation/interview, performance, project or some other way to assess learning.
The summative experiences will start after Thursday, January 14th– They will end on Friday, January 22nd. Teachers will communicate to students what and when these will take place.
Here is what the specific end of semester schedule looks like at this point:
MLK JrDay No School
|22B DayAM: Zoom 4,5 & 6PM: teacher Duty Time|
|25A DayAM: Zoom 1,2 & 3PM: Teacher Duty Time||26B DayAM: Zoom 4,5 & 6PM: District PD||27|
1/25 and 1/26’s AM schedule is subject to change
Here is the January Calendar for the entire month:
On behalf of the administrative team and the entire staff and faculty, we want to wish our parents, students and community a safe and joyous holiday season. Please stay safe and well.
Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, Feliz Navidad, Happy Hanukkah, Happy Kwanzaa, Joyeuz Noel, and Milad Majid!! We wish you all a hopeful, joyous and safe 2021!!
All my best,
My records indicate that we have nearly 55% of the senior class who have NOT enrolled in my Schoology courses. My courses have a wealth of information pertaining to scholarships, applying to college, FAFSA, Parchment, military, trade and vocational training, etc. The sixth Scholarship Bulletin just came out.
Additionally, we are part of the Governor’s FAFSA challenge. The goal for the challenge is to increase Michigan’s FAFSA completion rate to 75%. I highly encourage every senior to complete their FAFSA as soon as possible. You must use the 2019 income tax return. The deadline for the challenge is March 1, 2021.
I am kindly asking the remaining students, that are not enrolled, to enroll in my Schoology courses during the Christmas Break. I would love to see 100% enrollment in these courses. Thank you and I wish everyone a safe and healthy Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Course #1 – EFHS Counseling Center: Senior Informational Page
ACCESS CODE: 9VT4-P2QR-HXCZV
Course #2 – EFHS Scholarship Notification Center
ACCESS CODE: NBHC-5QFH-N3N4W
Please view the following link to learn how to join a schoology course – LINK
Feel free to contact me via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or school phone (313-827-1522) with any questions or concerns you may have.
Thank you very much,
Thursday Dec. 17th Today is (A) Day
Friday Dec. 18th: Mobile Food Pantry at River Oaks Elementary starting at 11:00 am
Attention Seniors: If you have not filled out your diploma form you need to submit this ASAP. You can access it here – https://efhs.dearbornschools.org/class-information/class-of-2021/
Winter Break: Dec. 28th – Jan. 1st No Classes – Classes resume Monday Jan. 4th.