Message from the Principal:

Dear Edsel Ford Parents and Guardians,

First let me thank you all for your patience, feedback and support for the students, teachers and staff at Edsel Ford.  This transition to remote learning has been challenging to say the least.  I hope that things are starting to settle in now and we are good to go until we can return to face to face instruction. I am going to ask one favor of parents and students- it is a common issue we have come to realize over the past few weeks.  We are finding that many students are turning their cameras off and microphones as well during live instruction.  This drastically alters the “classroom community” and the social-emotional support we want all students to get.  The staff and I agree that the best way to engage students during class time is for their video function to be on throughout the class period unless a teacher specifically requests students to turn off their cameras during an asynchronous learning task. Please encourage your student to keep his/her video “on” during class, and if there is an extenuating circumstance why your student can not have the video on, please have your student communicate with his/her teachers. Our goal is for all students to be able to participate effectively in their own learning.  
Stay Safe-Stay Well


Scott M. Casebolt

Principal

Edsel Ford High School

Dearborn Public Schools

Hail To The Varsity!! 

Go Thunderbirds!!

Parent Schoology Update

Dear Parents/Guardians, 

Dearborn Public Schools is now using Schoology, an integrated learning management solution that provides course management, mobile learning, and support for system-wide communication.  Schoology enables our students, parents, and teachers to engage with learning materials and their school community from the classroom and beyond. 

With Schoology, students can digitally submit homework assignments, review grades, participate in interactive discussions, receive announcements and feedback, take tests, write academic blogs, and more. As a parent, you will be able to view your child’s activity within the platform. 

Parents will be able to see the work that is being assigned to their children. Schoology will also be used to communicate important information from the School. Schoology can be used on the web or via the Schoology App for iOS or Android.

Grades will still be available in ParentConnect through MiStar. 

You will be receiving an email with your login information. These emails will be sent to parent email addresses on file via the Emergency Information Forms. 

Schoology also has a Parent Guide available to support you and your questions. One of the most important topics is Parent Notifications. You can choose how and how often you are notified by Schoology. You may also find the Parent Overview Video useful. 

We value your participation in your child’s education, and we encourage you to read Schoology’s Privacy Policy & Terms of Use at  https://www.schoology.com/privacy. Student progress and activity will be monitored by faculty to ensure a safe, secure, and controlled environment. 

Sincerely, 

Troy Patterson

Director, Technology & Media Services

Fall Testing

Date:  9/10/20

Subject:  Fall PSAT and SAT Testing

Dear Parents & Guardians,

Because of the shutdown last spring, high school students were unable to take the PSAT and SAT assessments. To give students an opportunity to get exposure to these exams, the State of Michigan is providing the PSAT, PSAT/NMSQT and SAT assessments free of charge for all of our high school students this fall. We will not require students to take these exams. However, students can voluntarily elect to take the exams on the following dates:

9th Grade PSAT 8/9: October 27th

10th Grade PSAT/NMSQT: October 29th

11th Grade PSAT/NMSQT: October 29th

12th Grade SAT with Essay: October 14th (Class of 2021)

Class of 2022 will take SAT SPRING 2021

Any 11th grade student hoping to qualify for the collegiate academy must take the PSAT/NMSQT exam, as these scores are used to determine eligibility. 

Each high school will provide a registration link to sign up for these exams. Here is the LINK to the Edsel Ford registration form. Students will need to submit their request by 3:00 pm September 14th. Students need to be logged in to their student gmail account to access the form.

These exams will be administered in person at the student’s high school on these dates. Student safety and health is our top priority. Students must wear a mask. We will stagger the arrival times of students and practice social distancing along with the other safety measures. All testing rooms will have a small number of students. We will send you the exact times of the test once we have determined how many students will be taking the exams. 

We would like to encourage your child to take these exams. When students receive their scores they can link them to Khan Academy to get personalized SAT practice. This has been shown to increase student’s SAT scores. Details can be found at  https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat/practice/khan-academy  

Juniors that take the PSAT/NMSQT test can qualify for scholarships and other recognition programs. More information can be found at https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/psat-nmsqt-psat-10/scholarships-and-recognition/recognition-programs  

If you have any questions about exams please contact your counselor. https://efhs.dearbornschools.org/counseling-at-efhs/

Sincerely,

Scott M. Casebolt

Principal

Edsel Ford High School

313-827-1502

All EFHS Students will be using a Schoology course named Back to School each morning for the next eight school days to complete important Asynchronous Work.  

  • Each day a new folder will open up with important tasks to complete.  (It is imperative that each student logs in each day and completes the required assignments as this will be used for attendance purposes.)
  • You are also required to complete any work that your classroom teachers ask you to complete doing this time.

NOW LOGIN TO SCHOOLOGY AND ENROLL IN THE BACK TO SCHOOL COURSE:
Please follow this link to Schoology Use your District email to sign in. 
Click on Courses on the top tab.Click on “My Courses”Click on “Join Class”Use the code V3WW-KFN2-XBHMV to enroll in the course. 

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Below is the schedule of Asynchronous Work and Synchronous work that must be completed during the next two weeks.


If you have questions about the Back to School Schoology Course work, please email Mrs. El-Mubarak or Mrs. Alaward.