Revised Parent Letter High School Testing Schedule Spring 2021

April 7,  2021

Dear Dearborn Public School Families:

State testing occurs next week.  The Michigan Department of Education (MDE) submitted a request to waive testing administration and accountability this year due to COVID-19.  MDE has not received any response as to whether or not that waiver will be approved. At this point we will move forward with planning the M-STEP testing as required by law.

Any 10th grader who is interested in the Henry Ford Collegiate Academy, will need to:

  • take the PSAT 10 and score at or above the benchmarks 

OR 

  • have a counselor recommendation, a GPA of 3.3 or higher and have scored at or above the benchmarks on the PSAT 8/9 (taken in 8th grade -spring of 2019.) 

During the COVID-19 pandemic, MDE does not support bringing otherwise remote or virtual students into school solely for the purpose of state assessment.  Please fill out this form if you do not plan on bringing your child in to test if they are currently attending school virtually or remotely. If you are not planning on bringing your child in for state testing, please look for an email from the district with a link to a form and fill it out by Friday April 9th.  If you did not receive an email please contact your school to notify them that your child will not attend testing.   If you are planning on bringing your child in, below is more information about state testing. 

All high schools have been informed by the State of Michigan and the College Board that they must adhere to strict testing regulations. Students who do not adhere to any of these regulations will have their tests invalidated. 

These testing regulations are as follows: 

● Cell phones and other electronic devices must be powered off. We suggest students do not bring them to school. Tests will be invalidated if there is any audible notification from a cell phone or other device. 

● Photo Identification must be shown (student ID or driver’s license) when students check into their testing room. Students testing should arrive at their testing room five minutes early.  

● Students will have scheduled breaks where they may eat a snack which they should bring with them. No food or drink will be allowed to be consumed during testing time. Proctors will notify students when they may have their snack. 

● Students should bring at least two sharpened No. 2 pencils with erasers to the testing session. 

● Students will need to maintain safety protocols of the Dearborn Public Schools. This includes wearing a mask, using hand sanitizer, and maintaining a safe social distance. 

The State of Michigan and the College Board have very strict guidelines and we ask our families to assist us in conveying to our students not only the importance of these exams, but also the necessity to comply with the regulations set forth by the State. Additionally, students must be on time for these assessments. Students who arrive after the tests have begun will be required to return for the make-up test date.

The following is the 2021 testing schedule for all 9th, 10th, 11th grade students:

Tuesday 4/13/2021Wednesday 4/14/2021Thursday 4/15/2021

11th Graders

7:40-12:40SAT plus EssayDismissal at 12:40

8:00-11:15 ACT WorkKeysDismissal at 11:15 

8:00-11:15 M-STEP Science & SSDismissal at 11:15

12th Graders 

Asynchronous

Asynchronous

Asynchronous

10th Graders
AsynchronousAsynchronous
No classes in the morning11:30-2:55 PSAT 10Dismissal at 2:55

9th Graders

Asynchronous

No classes in the morning11:30-2:55 PSAT 9Dismissal at 2:55

Asynchronous

Makeups will be on the following dates:

  • SAT – Tuesday, 4/27
  • WorkKeys – Wednesday, 4/28
  • MSTEP – Friday, 4/16 – Friday, 4/30

Testing Information

Next week we will be administering the PSAT/SAT assessments. Students taking the PSAT10 or SAT will have the option to participate in the College Board’s Student Search program which connects students to Scholarship and College Match tools. 
This service is optional and should students choose to participate, the questionnaire must be completed at home prior to taking the exam, it will not be completed in school. To opt-in to the Student Search Program, please follow these steps:

  • visit http://studentsearch.collegeboard.org
  • Click “Connect Now”
  • Sign in to your College Board account. If you do not have a College Board account, you can create one. If you forgot your password, click “Forgot Password”. BHHS does not have access to student accounts and is unable to access account information on your behalf.  Should your student have accessibility issues, please reach out to College Board support at the following phone numbers: 
    • SAT: 866-756-7346 or PSAT 10:
    • 866-433-7728.

Edsel Ford Daily Bulletin

April 7, 2021

Please continue to follow the normal Hybrid Schedule this week! 

Senior Scholarship Information:

Please see the counseling blog for information.

Edsel Ford Booster Club Athletic Scholarship

Attention Seniors: 

Keep an eye on the EFHS Blog to see any updated information on all your Senior activities! Senior Information Page – Edsel Ford High School

A representative from Citizens Bank is offering an informational ZOOM meeting regarding understanding your financial aid offers and credit. This meeting will provide you with a financial aid overview and how to evaluate your free options and gap financing. The meeting will also teach students how to build and maintain and protect their credit to reach their financial aid goals. The 1 hour Zoom meeting will take place on Thursday April 8th, from 2:30pm to 3:30pm. Please see the link to join below! 

Join Zoom Meeting

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Meeting URL: https://zoom.us/j/94350850125?pwd=cWQraG9wTWw0OTU3clpLUy9jU21MUT09

Meeting ID: 943 5085 0125 Passcode: 883065

Join by Telephone. For higher quality, dial a number based on your current location.

Dial: US: +1 301 715 8592 or +1 312 626 6799 or +1 646 558 8656 or +1 253 215 8782 or +1 346 248 7799 or +1 669 900 9128

Meeting ID: 943 5085 0125 Passcode: 883065

Attention Juniors the SAT test is just around the corner!

Here is some great information to help you prepare for the test.

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(ترجمة هذه الصفحة في الأسفل. إضغط على Select Language ثم اختر اللغة العربي Arabic.)

Yasmeen Nasr Community Liaison Edsel Ford High School 313-827-1535 nasry@dearbornschools.org

Edsel Ford Daily Bulletin

April 6, 2021

Welcome Back Students!

Please continue to follow the normal Hybrid Schedule this week! 

Senior Scholarship Information:

Please see the counseling blog for information.

Edsel Ford Booster Club Athletic Scholarship

Attention Juniors the SAT test is just around the corner!

Here is some great information to help you prepare for the test.

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(ترجمة هذه الصفحة في الأسفل. إضغط على Select Language ثم اختر اللغة العربي Arabic.)

Yasmeen Nasr Community Liaison Edsel Ford High School 313-827-1535 nasry@dearbornschools.org

Remote Learning Schedule

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TimeMonday All Synchronous Tuesday All SynchronousWednesday All SynchronousThursday All SynchronousFriday All Synchronous
8:00-8:40 1st hour1st hour1st hour1st hour1st hour
8:45-9:252nd hour2nd hour2nd hour2nd hour2nd hour
9:30-10:103rd hour3rd hour3rd hour3rd hour3rd hour
10:10-10:25Student BreakStudent BreakStudent Break Student BreakStudent Break
10:30-11:104th hour4th hour4th hour4th hour4th hour
11:15-11:555th hour5th hour5th hour5th hour5th hour
12-12:406th hour6th hour6th hour6th hour6th hour
12:40-1:10Student dismissal is at 12:40 Teacher Lunch 12:40-1:10

DATE: 4/06/21

TO: EFHS Staff, Students, & Families

FROM: Mr. Casebolt

RE: COVID-19 Case Identification 

A confirmed case of coronavirus (Covid-19) has been identified at school on 3/27/21. 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: 

  1. Children and adults should stay home when ill. 
  2. Washing hands often with soap and running warm water for at least 20 seconds. 
  3. 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. 
  4. Practice Good Respiratory Etiquette (cover a cough with elbow versus hand). 
  5. 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.

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من:

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.

Letter from the Superintendent

April 1, 2021

Greetings,  

Our staff and students have been doing an outstanding job with following all of our COVID 19 safety rules. I have visited every school in Dearborn Public Schools during the month of March to observe COVID 19 safety protocols and classroom instruction. I am extremely proud of our incredible staff, students and the community. We will continue to place safety as a top priority, and with an abundance of caution we have decided to place all students on a virtual schedule for the week of April 6-9 following the Spring Break. We realize that families may be traveling over the break and may interact with more individuals during the Easter holiday. This means that three days will be changed to synchronous online learning instead of Hybrid learning (April 6th, 8th, and 9th). Wednesday April 7th was already scheduled as a virtual day. 

In addition, we have sent communications regarding our free COVID 19 Antigen Testing site at Edsel Ford High School on April 5 from 11am-6pm. I am encouraging all staff, students and community members who want peace of mind to please go to the site for testing on April 5. Click here to view the information regarding this testing clinic that will be run by the State of Michigan at Edsel Ford. 

We still have some challenges to face with the pandemic moving forward, and I encourage everyone to follow the COVID 19 safety protocols to help prevent the spread of the virus. However, I also believe that we have some positive news on the horizon as more vaccines are now available and Dearborn Public Schools is planning to partner with vaccine providers to get students who are sixteen and over vaccinated during the month of April.  For those of you who celebrate the Easter holiday or any other holiday during this time, I wish you and your family all the best for a happy holiday season. 

Please stay safe and remember to wear your mask. 

Regards,

Glenn M. Maleyko, Ph.D.

Superintendent



 الطلاب أولاً: ألهم و علم و احتفل 
د. جلين ماليكو المشرف العام

١  نيسان / أبريل ٢٠٢١ 

يقوم موظفينا وطلابنا باتباع جميع قواعد السلامة للوقاية من فيروس كورونا التي أقرها قطاعنا التعليمي . قمت خلال شهر آذار /مارس بزيارة كل مدرسة في مدارس ديربورن الرسمية لمراقبة تطبيق واتباع بروتوكولات السلامة والتعليم في الفصول الدراسية. أنا فخور للغاية بموظفينا وطلابنا وأفراد مجتمعنا الرائعين. سوف نواصل العمل على وضع السلامة كأقصى أولوياتنا ، وبقدر كبير من الحذر قررنا إعادة التعليم عن بُعد لجميع الطلاب في جدول افتراضي للأسبوع الذي يبدأ من ٦  إلى ٩  نيسان / أبريل بعد عطلة الربيع. . ندرك أن السفر و الاجتماع مع أفراد العائلة أثناء عطلة الربيع و عيد الفصح أمراً وارداً جداً. هذا يعني أنه سيتم تغيير ثلاثة أيام إلى التعلم المتزامن عبر الإنترنت بدلاً من التعلم المدمج (٦  و ٨  و ٩  نيسان/ أبريل) و يوم الأربعاء ٧  نيسان / أبريل من الأساس يوم تعلم افتراضي.

بالإضافة إلى ذلك قمنا خلال الأسبوع الماضي بالإعلان عن إقامة مركز لفحص الإصابة بالفيروس في ثانوية أدسل فورد يوم الاثنين ٥  نيسان / أبريل من الساعة ١١ ص وحتى ٦  مساءاً. أشجع جميع العاملين و أفراد المجتمع  الراغبين بالاطمئنان على سلامتهم التوجه إلى الثانوية و القيام بالفحص في ٥  نيسان/ أبريل. اضغط هنا للاطلاع على معلومات الفحص الطبي للإصابة بالفيروس الذي ننفذه في ثانوية أدسل بإدارة مديرية الصحة في ولاية ميشيغان.

لا يزال لدينا بعض العقبات التي يجب مواجهتها مع تقدم الوباء ، أشجع الجميع على اتباع بروتوكولات الأمان الخاصة بـ كوفيد- ١٩ للمساعدة في منع انتشار الفيروس. ومع ذلك ، أعتقد أيضًا أن لدينا بعض الأخبار الإيجابية في الأفق حيث يتوفر المزيد من اللقاحات الآن وتخطط مدارس ديربورن الرسمية للعمل مع مقدمي اللقاحات لتلقيح الطلاب الذين يبلغون من العمر ستة عشر عامًا وأكثر خلال شهر نيسان/ أبريل. لأولئك منكم الذين يحتفلون بعيد الفصح أو أي عطلة أخرى خلال هذا الوقت ، أتمنى لكم ولعائلتك كل الخير لموسم عطلة سعيد.  

أرجو منكم الحفاظ على أمنكم وسلامتكم و البقاء بصحة جيدة ، ولا تنسوا ارتداء الكمامات الواقية.

 مع كل التقدير

د. جلين ماليكو

 المشرف العام

High School Testing Schedule Spring 2021

APRIL 2021

Beginning Tuesday, April 13th 2021, Dearborn’s High Schools and all other high schools in Michigan, will be administering the SAT, PSAT, Workkeys & M-Step Assessments to all high school students. 

The following is the 2021 testing schedule for all 9th, 10th, 11th grade students:

Tuesday 4/13/2021Wednesday 4/14/2021Thursday 4/15/2021

11th Graders

7:40-12:40SAT plus EssayDismissal at 12:40

8:00-11:15 ACT WorkKeysDismissal at 11:15 

8:00-11:15 M-STEP Science & SSDismissal at 11:15

12th Graders 

Asynchronous

Asynchronous

Asynchronous

10th Graders
AsynchronousAsynchronous
No classes in the morning11:30-2:55 PSAT 10Dismissal at 2:55

9th Graders

Asynchronous

No classes in the morning11:30-2:55 PSAT 9Dismissal at 2:55

Asynchronous

Makeups will be on the following dates:

  • SAT – Tuesday, 4/27
  • WorkKeys – Wednesday, 4/28
  • MSTEP – Friday, 4/16 – Friday, 4/30

All students enrolled in Dearborn Schools are required to take these assessments.  The State of Michigan calls for all students to take these standardized assessments and they are a required part of state and federal accountability.  Students in our Virtual Learning Program will also be attending on the above dates.  All building staff will be reporting on these days so that we may maintain small numbers in each of our testing rooms.  For 11th graders, the assessments are part of the Michigan Merit Examinations and are a Dearborn graduation requirement. This includes SAT, Workkeys and MStep. Any 10th grader who is interested in the Henry Ford Collegiate Academy scholarship, must take the PSAT 10.

What these tests are for:

SAT – The SAT is an admission test accepted by all U.S. colleges through the College Board.  The College Board has programs to encourage all students to take advantage of higher education.  The State of Michigan also uses this one-time test to rank our students against other students in the State.  This measurement determines if high schools have made progress in reducing gaps in achievement. The SAT scores are included on the student’s transcripts that universities and colleges review.  

PSAT – The PSAT test is for 9th and 10th grade students to prepare them for the SAT test which is taken during the 11th grade.  The SAT is a major criterion for college admissions.  This test will give students feedback on their strengths and weaknesses on skills necessary for college study and success.  A real advantage is that when students get their PSAT scores- they can get an Individual KHAN Academy Plan- which is a customized SAT study plan based on their PSAT test performance.

WorkKeys – The WorkKeys assessment measures essential workplace skills and helps focus on building career pathways.  The tests also measure students’ skills and how they stack up to what employers expect from them in the workforce. 

M-Step – The M-Step is an assessment that the State of Michigan uses to assess where our students rank in reference to their proficiency in science and social studies. The State of Michigan also uses this one-time test to rank our students against other students in the State and as a measurement to determine if our high schools have made progress in reducing gaps in achievement. The SAT scores are included on the student’s transcripts that universities and colleges review. 

It is crucial that our students come to school prepared, on time and on task to be successful on these exams.  Moreover, it is important that our students continue to demonstrate to the entire State of Michigan that they are the finest students in the state. 

If you have any questions please contact your school administrator.

Click link below for Translated Copy of High School Testing Schedule Spring 2021

Edsel Ford Daily Bulletin

March 26, 2021

No School / Spring Break   3/29-4/5

Senior Scholarship Information:

Please see the counseling blog for information.

Edsel Ford Booster Club Athletic Scholarship

Attention Juniors the SAT test is just around the corner!

Here is some great information to help you prepare for the test.

(ترجمة هذه الصفحة في الأسفل. إضغط على Select Language ثم اختر اللغة العربي Arabic.)

Yasmeen Nasr Community Liaison Edsel Ford High School 313-827-1535 nasry@dearbornschools.org