Online Learning Update


Dear Edsel Ford Staff and Families,

Thanks to everyone for their patience and understanding as we continue to truly navigate through uncharted territory.  Our district has worked hard to keep our families and staff as informed as possible. We continue to work as hard as possible to ensure the health and well-being of all in our school and district.  Our next task is to maintain our commitment to delivering the highest quality public education for our students. Parents please make sure that starting today- Monday, March 16th you are monitoring your children’s remote learning.  They should have access to online learning on a daily basis.  The learning is designed to resemble a daily lesson as much as possible despite the obvious circumstances.  The learning is also being developed as we speak- so we will need patience and students will need to pace themselves.  If you have any trouble or are in need of technology- please let us know as soon as possible.  You can reach me at casebos@dearbornschools.org.    These are unprecedented times. Thank you for your patience and flexibility.

I also wanted to extend a special thank you to each of our stakeholder groups as we navigate this unprecedented situation:

To our awesome students, thank you for your patience. I realize that the idea of an extended break may have initially been welcome news. Yet, the complete shutdown of our educational infrastructure for the next month has robbed you of academic, athletic and activity experiences that in some cases were once-in-a-lifetime opportunities. Know that as soon as we are able to resume our regular activities, we will do so with an energy and enthusiasm that reflects our deep commitment to you and your success.

To our supportive and caring parents, thank you for your flexibility. I realize that you have been forced to juggle as never before. Pressures at home and work are at record high levels. We will continue to do our best to keep you informed and provide resources and guidance through this challenging time. Do not hesitate to reach out to me or other administrators during the closure if we can assist you in any way.

To our dedicated staff, thank you ALL for your decisive action over the last week and for your continued support of our families. Our teachers, counselors and social workers have answered  questions and concerns from their students with grace. Our administrators confidently implemented revised plan after revised plan understanding that they set the tone for the building.  Ancillary and support staff have responded to this crisis by redoubling their commitment to support our students and preserve our school climate.  Our teachers will be preparing digital supplemental and enrichment activities for our students during the closure. I am honored to work alongside such committed and empathetic individuals in service of our students.

In closing, I want to assure you that we will continue to provide updates for our families as we have information. Please take care, stay well and enjoy time with your family as you are able.  My thoughts and prayers remain with those directly impacted by COVID-19.

Sincerely,

Scott Casebolt

Principal

Edsel Ford High School