Graduation Livestream Link:

Watch Live Monday July 13th, 2020 starting at 1:00 pm

Message from Dearborn Public Schools:
Our in-person high school graduations start on Monday with Edsel Ford, followed by Dearborn High, Fordson and Magnet on Tuesday to Thursday.  Everyone is invited to watch on our YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/user/dpscommdept


Learn more at https://firstbell.dearbornschools.org/2020/06/09/district-will-honor-graduates-with-events-that-deliver-a-more-personalized-graduation-experience/

Graduation Reminder:

Dear Parents/Guardians of Graduating Seniors – The Class of 2020!

Congratulations parents and guardians of graduating seniors!  We know that you must be very excited and exceptionally proud of your student’s achievement.  We are extremely excited to see you next Monday, July 13th for your Personal and Individualized Graduation Experience!

  • Please remember that it is important to report at your scheduled time so the ceremony can run safely and efficiently.  If you report early or miss your assigned time – you will receive your diploma but will not be able to walk.  Graduates must be appropriately attired for this event.  The young men are to wear a shirt, tie, dress pants and dress shoes, while the young ladies should wear a dress or a dressy outfit and dress shoes. No flip flops or tennis shoes will be allowed.  If a student is not dressed appropriate- they will receive their diploma – but they will not walk. 
  • We want to remind all students that all of these events are considered school sponsored events and the school code of conduct will be enforced. We will continue to maintain high expectations of our seniors throughout the entire ceremony.  In addition, any inappropriate behavior at graduation will result in the delay of the student’s diploma.  Thank you for reinforcing our expectations.

We want to emphasize that graduation is always a formal ceremony.  These events are designed to recognize the students years of hard work, effort and accomplishments. We are asking that everyone involved in our graduation ceremony continue to respect the occasion and join with us in our efforts to have a memorable event.  No air horns, beach balls, balloons or similar items are allowed and they will be taken at the entry door. Please do not bring anything to the ceremony that will detract from the personal recognition of each graduate.  

We are very excited for the senior Class of 2020!  We have been impressed with their leadership and sacrifice during this time. July 13th is their time and we will celebrate them accordingly! Again, thank you for reinforcing our expectations and for supporting your student at this very special time. On behalf of the entire staff, I wish you and our graduates continued success for years to come.  I look forward to seeing you at graduation.  Your continued support to our school as always is greatly appreciated.  

Thank you,

Scott M. Casebolt

Principal 

Graduation 2020

Dear Graduates & Families,

Edsel Ford’s Graduation Ceremony is scheduled for Monday July 13th.  The ceremony will begin at 1pm and end no later than 5pm.  Each graduate has been assigned a scheduled Group # with a designated time to report that was sent to their school email account. It is imperative that you come during your time slot in order to adhere to our strict social distancing guidelines and time schedule. If you miss your time slot or do not have a mask, you will be asked to return at the end of the ceremony.  Masks must be worn at all times by each graduate and guests upon lining up.  Please bring masks with you or the graduate or guest(s) cannot enter the building. The graduate may remove their mask just prior to their picture being taken inside the auditorium- each graduate must put the mask back on immediately after the picture as they exit.  No Exceptions.

Graduates may bring two guests with them, no more, no exceptions. If more than 3 people are in the car, they may be turned away.

All traffic will enter and exit at the traffic light (Rotunda) to the student parking lot. Students will report in groups of 75 grads with their 2 guests, at their designated time (see student email). One graduate (in their cap and gown) and 2 guests will exit their vehicle parked in the student lot and start social distancing 6’ apart by using the marked spaces from the parking lot to the EF Auditorium doors.

Our administration and staff are looking forward to making this more individualized graduation ceremony as memorable as possible for you and your guests.

Again, please be sure to arrive for your assigned time in order to adhere to our strict social distancing guidelines. These times cannot be changed for any reason. **If you do not report at your assigned time – you will be asked to come back at 4:30.

Additional Information:

  • All graduates will get a chance to walk the stage in cap and gown, have their name read, receive their diploma, be greeted by Administrators, Superintendent, dignitaries, etc. and have their photo taken with their guests in attendance. 
  • Only 2 guests are allowed to attend with the graduate, no exceptions
  • When you arrive, you will park in the student parking lot and make your way to the small gym (making sure families remain 6 ft apart using clearly marked spacing) where you will get a name card and further instructions on the ceremony.
  • The ceremony will be live streamed by the district so family and friends can watch from the safety of their home or smartphone, and you can watch your friends.
  • Student speeches will be pre-recorded and streamed for all to see. One from your class president, and one from the speaker at large who was chosen by a panel of staff judges.
  • There are no tickets required for this event.

Scott M. Casebolt

Principal

Edsel Ford High School

Summer Math Practice

Dear Parents, Guardians and Students,
According to Johns Hopkins University, the effects of summer learning loss can result in nearly a three-month loss in grade-level equivalency in math and a two-month loss in grade-level equivalency in reading.
As a result of the school shut down, estimates suggest students will return in the fall 2020 with roughly 70% of the learning gains in reading relative to a typical school year. However in mathematics, students are likely to show much smaller learning gains and in some grades, nearly a full year behind what we would observe in normal conditions. In order
to close the summer learning loss gap in math, students should be completing math activities.
Just 1 hour per week or 10 minutes a day can make a difference to combat summer learning loss. Below is a recommended math practice opportunity with two options.


Who: Every high school student (including Incoming 9th graders)
What: Optional Summer Learning for Math
Where: In the comfort of your own home; just 10 minutes a day or 1 hour per week
When: Summer 2020
How:

  1. Go to khanacademy.org/join
  2. Enter your class code and press “Add”.
  3. If you don’t already have an account, press “Create a new account”. Enter your date of birth, then sign up using Google, your school email, or by creating a username.
  4. Enter your grade and course. Now you’re ready to start learning!

OPTION 1
SAT Practice Code = G885HJY9

OPTION 2
Algebra Practice Code = QU3Y3HE7
Hint: Start with the 30
question Course Challenge

Any questions? Please contact:
Dearborn High Mrs. Rosbury rosburc@dearbornschools.org
Edsel Ford Mrs. Addis addisd@dearbornschools.org
Fordson Mrs. Faitel faitelt@dearbornschools.org
Thank you so much for supporting your child’s development through summer learning

ولیاء الأمور و الأوصیاء الأعزاء:
ً بناء على دراسة لجامعة جون هوبكنز إن الانقطاع عن الدراسة خلال الصیف قد یسفر عن تراجع الطالب بما یعادل فترة زمنیة قد تصل إلى الثلاثة
أشهر تقریبا من فترة الدراسة العادیة في مادة الریاضیات، و الشهرین في مادة القراءة. تشیر التوقعات أنه نتیجة لإغلاق المدارس سیعود الطلاب إلى
المدارس في خریف العام الدراسي ٢٠٢٠ بنسبة ٧٠ % فقط مهارات القراءة مقارنة بالمستوى الذین قد یصلون إلیه خلال السنة الدراسیة النموذجیة /
الإعتیادیة. بینما من المرجح أن یظهر الطلاب نسبة تطور أقل في مهارات الریاضیات وفي بعض الصفوف ما یقارب من تأخر سنة دراسیة كاملة
عما نشهده في الأحوال الدراسیة العادیة. التخلص من هذه الفجوة التعلیمیة التي من الممكن أن تنشأ عن حلول فصل الصیف في القراءة والریاضیات،
یتوقع من الطلاب إكمال واجبات بیتیة صیفیة قبل عودتهم إلى المدرسة العام القادم.
ً لكم على دعمكم ومساندتكم لأبنائكم في إكمال الواجبات الصیفیة .

Message from the Athletic Director

Dear Thunderbirds, 
We look forward to the upcoming school year and we will start conditioning for the Fall Sports this week.  If you are interested in a Fall sport please register at the link below.
Edsel Ford Fall Sports Registration Link:  https://forms.gle/ZB6xVQsiYaULEXaC6
Below is the summer conditioning that will take place on campus and important information for athletes to follow.  

Conditioning will start 6/17 and run through the entire summer.

Football on the Turf Field.  Monday thru Thursday’s from 9 am – Noon.

Volleyball behind the school by the training room door.  Tuesday thru Fridays from 8:30 am -9:30 am

Boy’s Soccer on the Turf Field.  6/17 and 6/19 from 6 pm – 8 pm and then Starting 6/22 Monday and Thursdays from 6 pm – 8 pm.

Cheerleaders.  Monday Thru Thursdays 10 – 11:30 on the practice grass field and noon – 1:30 on the turf field.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR ATHLETES…..

General training session guidelines:

  • Anyone with a temperature above 100.3 will not be allowed to participate.
  • Anyone without a water bottle will not be allowed to participate.
  • These sessions are for “Skills & Drills” only – no physical contact of any kind.
  • Social Distancing must occur at all times (6 feet).

Fall Coaches Contact Information:

Football -Coach Grizzel Email: leegriswold47@yahoo.com

Volleyball – Coach Ball Email:  EFHSvolleyball@gmail.com

Field Hockey – Coach Bucy Email: Krystalbucy7@gmail.com

Boy’s Soccer – Coach Beydoun Email: beydouh1@dearbornschools.org

Cheerleading – Coach Dudek Email:  efhscheerleading@gmail.com

Girl’s Swimming – Coach Hier Email:  hierm@dearbornschools.org

Boy’s and Girl’s Cross Country – Coach Barret and Wehr:  andrew.s.barrett@gmail.com

Boy’s Tennis – Coach Hojnicki Email:  Hojnicb@dearbornschools.org

Girl’s Golf – Coach Pletzke Email:  PletzkD@dearbornschools.org

Thank you and we look forward to getting back on campus and working with you athletes!

Robert Picano Athletic Director Edsel Ford High School Follow us on Twitter – @EFThunderbirdsAthletic Department Website – www.EFThunderbirds.com

Graduation Announcement:

Dear Edsel Ford Class of 2020 Graduates and Families,

We are pleased to announce that the Dearborn Board of Education unanimously approved our graduation plan for Monday, July 13th.  Edsel Ford’s Individualized and Personal Graduation will take place from 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. in the Edsel Ford Auditorium. Thank you to the Board of Education and Superintendent Maleyko for their efforts and commitment to our graduating class. Many details will follow in the coming weeks as we finalize the plan to honor this special graduating class that history will always remember.  We have been working for hours and days to bring this moment to life. Class of 2020 – you are our Class to remember!!

While this is not the traditional ceremony that we all wanted to deliver and you so deserve. We have created a plan that is safe for all and is based on making decisions on the most current and best information available from Lansing and our local leaders.  Our goal from the beginning has been to give each graduate an individualized and personal graduation experience.  Each graduate will wear a cap and gown, have their name read, walk across a stage, take a picture and get acknowledged and be celebrated by their parents, dignitaries and staff as they are clapped out of the building in an Edsel Ford time honored tradition.    

This will all take place in the Edsel Ford auditorium which will be decorated with flowers, balloons, Congratulations banner, etc…. And we will have the A/C on! The total number allowed per family will be 3 (Graduate and 2 guests). Weeks ago we made the decision to postpone the original ceremony dates so that we could maximize the experience for the Class of 2020 as conditions have improved.  In looking at the weather forecast for Monday, July 13th – it is forecast to be 89 degrees and sunny – with the real feel temp of 95 degrees.  On a football field that could reach 105 degrees or more. For everyone’s safety – we are committed to hold our ceremony in the safety and comfort of our beautiful auditorium. Planning this as an indoor event will allow for everyone to remain safe, comfortable and we will be able to deliver the best experience and memories possible for each graduate and family.  Thank you for your ideas, patience and support through this entire experience.  Many details and communication will take place in the coming weeks…. Stay tuned!  Time to celebrate Thunderbirds!! 

Sincerely,

Scott Casebolt

Proud Principal 

Edsel Ford High Schoo

School Reopen Committee Parent Survey June 1, 2020

The State, and our District, have begun the complicated and detailed discussion on the possible reopening of schools for the 2020-21 school year. These discussions will involve experts in instruction, operations, sanitation, transportation, food service, athletics, and many other areas that are part of operating a school district. Please know that any plans developed by the Dearborn Public Schools will need to adhere to directives and Executive Orders issued by the Governor.

Your feedback is required and valued in leading these plans at the district level. Please respond to the survey by June 12, 2020. Please keep an eye out for additional parent surveys in the near furture.
لجنة إعادة فتح المدرسة ١ حزيران / يونيو ٢٠٢٠-إستطلاع أراء أولياء أمور طلاب مدارس ديربرن-
بدأت الدولة ومقاطعتنا المناقشة المعقدة والمفصلة حول إمكانية إعادة فتح المدارس للسنة الدراسية 2020-٢١. ستشمل هذه المناقشات خبراء في التعليم والعمليات والصرف الصحي والنقل وخدمة الطعام وألعاب القوى والعديد من المجالات الأخرى التي تعد جزءًا من إدارة مدارس ديربورن العامه. مدرسية. يرجى العلم أن أي خطط وضعتها مدارس ديربورن العامة ستحتاج إلى الالتزام بالتوجيهات والأوامر التنفيذية الصادرة عن المحافظ.

مشاركتكم برايكم مطلوبة ومقدرة من أدارة مدارس ديربرن. يُرجى الرد على الاستطلاع بحلول ١٢ حزيران (يونيو) ٢٠٢٠. (يُرجى ترقب استطلاعات اضافية لاولياء الامور في المستقبل القريب).

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSelcXLATfAiOV63sOZ6zn8dHqcShK0w2vlvKIM9U9nuK3pd3w/viewform

Yearbooks/Athletics/Book Return Drive Thru

Mark your Calendars! Wednesday June 10th from 7:30 am – 12:00 pm we will be holding our last “drive thru” for the school year. All students in grades 9-11 can come and:

  • pick up their Yearbook if they ordered one – there are still a few books left for sale, pay online and pick up on the 10th at https://yearbookforever.com/# (or you can pay by cash-$80 at the drive thru while supplies last)
  • pick up Winter Athletic Awards, Spring Awards, Sports Pictures and Banquet Money Reimbursement
  • drop off all Athletic Uniforms & Equipment
  • drop off all Text books and library books include your name & Teacher name on books this will ensure you do not receive a Book Fine in the fall
  • drop off any fines owed

Cars will enter at the traffic light entrance to the student parking lot on Rotunda (by football field), and will follow ONE WAY traffic. Pick-up will be at the gym doors by the student parking lot. 

When picking up your items you must display your student name and student number on a sheet of paper for us to see – you must also show a piece of ID with a picture to get your items. Parents must accompany students under 18. Students and parents must stay in their cars at all times. Any items you are turning in should be clearly labeled with your name and ID #.

Yearbook Questions: email Mr. Pletzke pletzkd@dearbornschools.org

Athletics Questions: email Mr. Picano picanor@dearbornschools.org