Dearborn Public Schools on April 16 received approval from Wayne County RESA to implement its Continuity of Learning Plan. The plan spells out how the District will continue to educate students during the state-ordered closure of school buildings to slow the spread of COVID-19.
To continue educating, Dearborn Schools will use a variety of tools, mostly online. The District will again distribute Chromebooks to families who need a computer to access the work. (Parents should contact your child’s principal to request a device.) If families truly cannot connect online, then the District will go so far as to print and mail or deliver paper assignments for students.
“I have witnessed outstanding examples of distance learning and teacher to student interactions over the past month as we work through this unprecedented crisis,” commented Superintendent Glenn Maleyko.
Students who truly cannot do the work will not be penalized. This would apply, for example, if the child or a parent is seriously ill. However, students who just chose not to do the work can end up with no credit for the class. Any student who is behind academically can be recommended for summer school.
School will continue until June 11th
Students are expected to attend all Google Hangout sessions and complete assignments. These will be used to determine attendance. Students and parents are expected to contact teachers if there are questions about instructional content and to communicate about the student’s well being and progress. Students in ASAP (extended day for credit recovery) will have additional lessons and learning expectations. The last day of class for seniors is May 21. Seniors who were on track to graduate as of March 11, will graduate if they continue to engage in learning as required for the class.