Edsel Ford Daily Bulletin

February 19, 2021

Community Info/Events

Join us for “Facing Race: My Unfiltered Experience” – a space to share your story around racial experiences with other students across the state. There will be a student panel, breakout rooms, and a keynote address from Lt. Governor Garlin Gilchrist! To register, please go to this link: 

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/facing-race-my-unfiltered-experience-tickets-141466146051

Even if you don’t participate, please take a moment to fill out the pre-event survey so that we can get your feedback:  https://forms.gle/rxVHbmkdTraggEkT8

Student Parking 

If a student wishes to park in the Student Lot, a  $10 parking pass will be needed.    Please print out the attached form and fill completely out and bring it with your cash (CASH ONLY).  Passes will be sold in the cafeteria directly after school March 15th through March 19th (1p.m-1:30 p.m.).  If you are unable to come at that time please contact Mrs. Moran (morana@dearbornschools.org) to work out an alternate time.  Security sweeps of the parking lot will begin in April.   

Parking application

Night School/ASAP 

 If you have failed a class 1st semester then you may need to enroll in night school.

Classes will start, February 16h. Please click on this LINK for more information. ASAP classes are $150 each. There is $100 discount for early registration. 

Athletics

Senior Scholarship Information:

1.  Collegeboard Scholarships:  High school seniors are highly encouraged to visit www.collegeboard.com to find scholarships, financial aid and internships for more than 2,200 programs, totaling nearly $6 billion!  Once you get into the site, click “Find Scholarships,” and start searching.  

2.  COMMUNITY CHOICE CREDIT UNION SCHOLARSHIPS:  Since 2008, Community choice Credit Union has made more than $500,000 available in scholarships for high school students in our communities.  As an organization that values the future of our great state, they are offering $100,000 in scholarships again this year to high school seniors.  Students are not required to be members of the Credit Union to apply.  If students are interested, they can visit the website at www.CommunityChoiceCU.com.  The deadline is February 28, 2021. 

3.  Donovan Xavier Baker Scholarship:  The Donovan Xavier Baker Scholarship Fund was created as a way to honor the short but beautiful life of Donovan Xavier Baker.  Any African-American male between the ages of 17-22 is eligible for this $2,500 scholarship.  For more information and to apply go to: thedonovanxavierbakerscholarshipfund.com/ and download the application.  The deadline is April 30, 2021.  

4.  Dearborn Education Foundation:  Norman Hammoud Scholarship:  This scholarship fund was created in honor of Norman Hammoud, a former teacher and student-athlete of the Dearborn Public Schools.  He was an all-star football player at Fordson and Bowling Green State University.  Through this scholarship fund, Mr. Hammoud’s dreams of helping students excel in sports and academics will live on.  Seniors who played on the football team at Edsel Ford this year are eligible for the $1,000 scholarship.  The deadline is March 31, 2021.  

5.  Michigan State University Scholarship:  There is a new MSU Michigan Resident Scholarship of up to $1,500 annually.  Beginning in the Fall of 2021, all admitted Michigan students will be automatically considered for this new scholarship.  Seniors are encouraged to apply to MSU as soon as possible to receive maximum scholarship consideration.  

6.  Schoolcraft College Scholarships: The college is offering the Trustee Scholarship and Award of Excellence to area high school seniors who plan on attending Schoolcraft College next year.  The Trustee Scholarship Award is for $2,000/year and the Award of Excellence Scholarship is for $5,000/year.  Students apply for admission at schoolcraft.edu/apply and complete the online scholarship application at schoolcraft.edu/scholarships.  The deadline to apply is March 31, 2021. 

(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

February 18, 2021

Community Info/Events

Join us for “Facing Race: My Unfiltered Experience” – a space to share your story around racial experiences with other students across the state. There will be a student panel, breakout rooms, and a keynote address from Lt. Governor Garlin Gilchrist! To register, please go to this link: 

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/facing-race-my-unfiltered-experience-tickets-141466146051

Even if you don’t participate, please take a moment to fill out the pre-event survey so that we can get your feedback:  https://forms.gle/rxVHbmkdTraggEkT8

Student Parking 

If a student wishes to park in the Student Lot, a $10 parking pass will be needed.    Please print out the form (link below) fill it completely out and bring it with your cash (CASH ONLY).  Passes will be sold in the cafeteria directly after school March 15th through March 19th (1p.m-1:30 p.m.).  If you are unable to come at that time please contact Mrs. Moran (morana@dearbornschools.org) to work out an alternate time.  Security sweeps of the parking lot will begin in April.   

Parking application

Night School/ASAP 

 If you have failed a class 1st semester then you may need to enroll in night school.

Classes started, February 16h. Please click on this LINK for more information. ASAP classes are $50 each. (Reduced from $150 per class due to COVID and use of the CARES Funding.)

Athletics

(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

February 17, 2021

Night School/ASAP 

 If you have failed a class 1st semester then you may need to enroll in night school.

Classes will start, February 16h. Please click on this LINK for more information. ASAP classes are $50 each. (Reduced from $150 per class due to COVID and use of the CARES Funding.)

Athletics

(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

Message from the Principal

February 16, 2021

Dear Edsel Ford Parents/Guardians,

As we plan our return to school, we wanted to communicate how thrilled we will be to see all of our Thunderbirds back in the building. We appreciate all your support during this unprecedented time in education and life.  We have been working at all levels for a safe and smooth transition. Below is some important information to keep you informed on the processes and expectations we have created in order to provide the best and safest return to school! 

A Group and B Group

The purpose of the hybrid model schedule is to minimize the number of students in the classroom/building at one time.  This will allow us to socially distance and maintain a safe environment.  All students will continue to be in the same classes with the same teacher on Schoology. Students who come to school will need to bring their charged computer to follow along on Zoom and Schoology. The teacher will be instructing on Schoology to both students in the class and students at home.

To do this, half of the students will attend school each day. 

  • A Group” students with the last name A-G will come to the school on Monday and Thursday. Students in this group will Zoom in on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday according to the schedule.
  • “B” Group students with the last name H-Z will come to school on Tuesday and Friday. 

Students in this group will Zoom in on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday according to the schedule. 

  • On Wednesday, all students will stay home and attend classes virtually. When your child is learning from home, they will “Zoom in” from home. Wednesdays will look like remote learning – what students are doing now.

VLP Students

Students who are signed up to remain virtual for the whole year will also follow the schedule below.  Your child will attend classes virtually from home. If you did not sign up for VLP and do not plan on your student returning to the building for this year, a parent must contact the office at 313-827-1500 or email Ms.Rogula at rogulak@dearbornschools.org and let us know.  

Schedule

When we change to hybrid, the school start time is 8:00 am and dismissal is at 12:40 pm.  

Students who are learning from home, will follow the same schedule. The schedule is attached below.

Classroom Set-up

Classroom set up is designed to provide social distancing – it will be a minimum of 3ft up to 6ft.  

Bathrooms   

Students who need to use the bathroom will be given a pass. The bathrooms will be monitored for safety.  

Meal

Students will be given a snack to eat during the fifteen minute break at 10:10 am – 10:25 am. They will eat in the classroom. Students going to the MBCC and DCMST during the break will take the snack with them.  

Learning Labs

Learning labs will be available on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 1:45-2:55. The learning labs will either be at Edsel Ford or done virtually.  Students can request extra assistance from the teacher during this time.  The teachers will also set up meetings with students to work with them.  

Family Covid Screening Process

Each morning, families are expected to take the temperature of all members of the household. If your child’s temperature is above 100.4 please keep your child at home. They can attend class virtually at home.  

Student (in building) Safety Expectations 

Masks must be worn at all times. Students will not be allowed to congregate at any time. During passing time, students are required to walk immediately to their next class. If your child is choosing to break social distancing rules, they will need to learn virtually. This is a strict and non-negotiable rule. We will open the doors to begin the day promptly at 7:50 am.  Students will not be allowed in the building before that time for safety reasons.  Please make sure students dress accordingly for the weather. 

Student Materials and Chromebooks

Students must bring their charged chromebooks and supplies to school each day. Chromebooks must be fully charged at home. We do not have the capacity to charge individual chromebooks. Chromebooks should be brought to school in a student backpack and handled with care. All water fountains at the school have been disabled. Your child is encouraged to bring a water bottle from home (a sports cap is the best option).  

Sanitizing Process

All rooms used are on a sanitation schedule. All CDC recommended material and processes are available and in motion. However, the most critical safety measures are to (1) maintain social distancing, (2) keep masks on and above the nose, and (3) hand washing.  

Student Waiting Room

If your child is at school and begins to feel ill, we have designated a room for your child to wait in until he/she is picked up. This room is supervised and closely monitored to assure safety measures are followed.  

What if your child is a close contact?

In the scenario that your child is considered a “close contact” to another person who has tested positive, you will be notified immediately and with specific instructions.  We cannot provide the names of other people involved at any time. In order to minimize any questions or concerns – please keep your child home if they are not feeling well or are running a temperature or if they have been exposed to a COVID positive person.  Your child may attend virtually that day – get all of their instruction – and have their attendance count for them by attending virtually

As always- thank you for your patience and support. 

Sincerely,

Scott Casebolt

Principal

Edsel Ford High School

Edsel Ford Daily Bulletin

February 10, 2021

Selfie Day

Hello Thunderbirds! The time has come for our first ever selfie picture day. This photo will be used for the school ID and your yearbook portrait.  Please use the link below to take you to the selfie taking picture app.  You will need your student number to complete this part.  You may retake your photo as many times as you want.  This is to be done Anytime between Tuesday and Thursday at 9pm.  Thank you!

https://high5.id/p/2waxi

Mr Pletzke  pletzkd@dearbornschools.org

Yearbook Advisor

EFHS Link Crew Presents

9th Grade

Valentine Drive Thru 

WHO:  All Thunderbird 9th graders, Class of 2024

WHEN: Wednesday, February 10th  

               Thursday, February 11th

                3:30pm-4:30pm

WHERE:  EFHS front driveway off Rotunda

Please remain in your vehicles and follow Covid safety guidelines, including wearing of a mask.  Please contact Mrs. Gass w/questions gassm1@dearbornschools.org

Media Center

Have you been wondering what we have been up to in the library? Wonder no more!  Follow @EFHSlibrary on TikTok and Instagram to find out. New book reviews, tech tips, and contests coming soon!

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/efhslibrary/

TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@efhslibrary

Seniors:

There are numerous Unigo Scholarships for the month of February totaling $140,000. Please take a minute to look at these wonderful opportunities. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions. Good Luck!!!”

If you have failed a class 1st semester then you may need to enroll in night school.

(ترجمة هذه الصفحة في الأسفل. إضغط على Select Language ثم اختر اللغة العربي Arabic.) Yasmeen Nasr Community Liaison  Edsel Ford High School 313-827-71535  nasry@dearbornschools.org

Dearborn meets COVID measures, will start returning students to schools

Read full article here.

Dearborn Public Schools is excited to announce the district has met the COVID measurements set by the Board of Education and will start phasing students and staff back to in-building learning.

Face-to-face learning labs for special education students who are part of the Act 18 program will start on Tuesday, Feb. 16.  Learning labs for other students will start later next week.  Most staff will report to their buildings starting Feb. 16.  

The second week after learning labs start, schools will start reopening to all students for blended learning.  With blended learning, students will be in school two days a week – either Monday and Thursday or Tuesday and Friday – and will work from home the other days.  Wednesdays will be live online classes for all students.

The reopening schedule will go as follows:

March 1 – The first students return for blended learning, including grades kindergarten, first, second, sixth and ninth.

March 8 – More students start blended learning including preschool, third, fourth, fifth, seventh and 10th grades. 

March 15 – The rest of students start blended learning including eighth, 11th and 12th grades.

There are a few other date changes to note.

Dearborn Public Schools was able to arrange COVID vaccinations for all the remaining staff who want them on Thursday and Friday of this week.  Thursday will now be asynchronous for all students to allow teachers time to get the shot.  Friday, Feb. 12 through Monday, Feb. 15 were already days off school for mid-winter break.  Students will now have a half day of school on Feb. 16, and teachers will use the other half of the day to prepare to return to teaching students face-to-face. The district earlier canceled the remaining late starts to allow for this half day.

Parents can look for information soon from their child’s school about which days their students will attend and other details specific to the school.  Every effort will be made to have siblings attend on the same day. This will be easier to accommodate at the elementary level but may be more difficult across school buildings. Parents can learn more about blended learning on the district’s back-to-school website.  Busing and food service will be provided during blended learning.

In October, the Dearborn Schools Board of Education set two COVID measures for when the district would return to in-school learning.  First, Dearborn was required to improve to at least a D grade on the COVID risk matrix put out by the Wayne County Health Department.  The community improved to that grade in mid January and maintained it on the newest report issued on Monday.

However, the second requirement remained out of reach a bit longer.  The positivity rate for Wayne County, outside of Detroit, needed to be at 5 percent or less on the weekly county report.  The community met that measure on the report released Monday evening, falling to 5 percent even for last week.

At Monday’s Board of Education meeting, trustees did vote to tweak the reopening plan they have followed since October. Up to that point, the plan had required that the county positivity rate be at 5 percent or lower for two weeks before blended learning started.  Trustees removed the requirement for the second week to avoid further delaying the reopening if the positivity were to tick up next week.

Superintendent Glenn Maleyko noted that after schools are open, the decision about possibly returning to an all remote-learning model would be made by the administration.  He told trustees that the district would continue to look at the community risk matrix, which includes the positivity rate as one of the factors, but the positivity rate alone would not drive the decision. Other factors that would be considered include evaluating conditions in a particular school and considering the advice of the Wayne County Health Department before deciding to return a building or the district to a completely virtual model.  

“We have been preparing for months to reopen schools and are so glad we are finally able to get students back into our classrooms,” Dr. Maleyko said. “Getting vaccinations for our staff is also wonderful news to help ensure their safety as we move toward returning all our students to face-to-face learning. We know that in-school learning is the best environment for most students.  However, COVID is not gone.  We need the community to continue to be vigilant about wearing masks and doing their part to control the spread of the virus so we can keep our students in school.”

The use of face masks, social distancing, hand washing, cleaning protocols and other safety measures will continue to be followed as staff and students return to the buildings.  Although Michigan loosened the requirements for schools to reopen, Dearborn Schools will continue to follow more stringent guidelines.  For example, the district will wipe down the interior of buses between each run rather than only at the end of the day. Schools have added signage to the entrances of buildings and throughout hallways to keep all who enter the building safe. Parents are asked to contact their child’s school if they have specific questions about health and safety procedures being followed in the building.

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Virtual College Financial Aid Night

Students and families looking for help paying for college are encouraged to register for an upcoming Virtual College Financial Aid Night hosted by Michigan Department of Treasury’s MI Student Aid team. Sessions will be available from 6:30-8 p.m. EST every Tuesday and Thursday in February. All sessions are free and open to the public. Participants will be able to gather information on the following financial aid topics:

  • FAFSA application information
  • Federal financial aid programs
  • State financial aid programs
  • Scholarship searching
  • MiSSG Student Portal Accounts

Due to limited space, participants are encouraged to sign up for one session only. Registration can be completed by visiting the MI Student Aid website at www.michigan.gov/mistudentaid.

Daily Bulletin

February 9, 2021

Selfie Day

Hello Thunderbirds! The time has come for our first ever selfie picture day. This photo will be used for the school ID and your yearbook portrait.  Please use the link below to take you to the selfie taking picture app.  You will need your student number to complete this part.  You may retake your photo as many times as you want.  This is to be done Anytime between Tuesday and Thursday at 9pm.  Thank you!

https://high5.id/p/2waxi

Mr Pletzke  pletzkd@dearbornschools.org

Yearbook Advisor

EFHS Link Crew Presents

9th Grade

Valentine Drive Thru 

WHO:  All Thunderbird 9th graders, Class of 2024

WHEN: Wednesday, February 10th  

               Thursday, February 11th

                3:30pm-4:30pm

WHERE:  EFHS front driveway off Rotunda

Please remain in your vehicles and follow Covid safety guidelines, including wearing of a mask.  Please contact Mrs. Gass w/questions gassm1@dearbornschools.org

Quiz Bowl

Starting this week, the Edsel Ford Quiz Bowl team will be meeting every Tuesday at 3:00pm on Zoom.  All are welcome — if you love trivia and watching ‘Jeopardy’, join us!  The Zoom meeting ID is 856 4421 5879 and the passcode is 362627.  You can also join the Quiz Bowl Schoology group with this access code: D64R-F32J-4SCK3.  Questions?  E-mail Herr Sedore at sedores@dearbornschools.org 

Media Center

Have you been wondering what we have been up to in the library? Wonder no more!  Follow @EFHSlibrary on TikTok and Instagram to find out. New book reviews, tech tips, and contests coming soon!

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/efhslibrary/

TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@efhslibrary

Attention photographers and filmmakers

Take a look at these two opportunities. 

Detroit Institute of Arts Teen Film Fest – Call for Filmmakers

https://www.dia.org/events/teen-arts-council-film-fest-2021-call-filmmakers

Photography Classes at the Arab American Museum in Dearborn

Seniors:

There are numerous Unigo Scholarships for the month of February totaling $140,000. Please take a minute to look at these wonderful opportunities. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions. Good Luck!!!”

If you have failed a class 1st semester then you may need to enroll in night school.

Night School/ASAP 

Classes will start today, February 9th. Please click on this LINK for more information. ASAP classes are $50 each. (Reduced from $150 per class due to COVID and use of the CARES Funding.)

PTSA, Boosters and Crescendo Clubs 

This joint meeting to hear a school update from Mr. Casebolt.  Each group will also take some time to conduct whatever business it needs to address after Mr. Casebolt’s comments. All are welcome to attend! Edsel parents are invited to a joint parent group meeting with Mr. Casebolt on Tuesday, Feb. 9 at 6:30 p.m.

Zoom Meeting ID: 873 2995 3050

Passcode: 105384

(ترجمة هذه الصفحة في الأسفل. إضغط على Select Language ثم اختر اللغة العربي Arabic.) Yasmeen Nasr Community Liaison  Edsel Ford High School 313-827-71535  nasry@dearbornschools.org

Dearborn’s three main high schools will stream some sports live

With high school contact sports restarting today, fans of Dearborn’s three traditional high schools should know that this year they can watch games from home live or on-demand for a small fee. 

Dearborn, Edsel Ford and Fordson high schools have all joined the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) streaming network.  Through the service, subscribers can watch games live or on-demand at https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/.

Subscriptions are priced at $10.99 per month or $69.99 per year.  The fee covers any game shown on the NFHS Network including home games and those at other participating schools as well as on-demand events dating back one year.  High schools receive a portion of the subscription revenue, which they will use to help offset the cost of the cameras and other equipment. 

Dearborn High and Edsel Ford each also have YouTube channels showing home games live. On YouTube, Dearborn High School fans can search for “Dearborn Athletics” and EFHS is at “Edsel Ford Athletics”.  DHS is also streaming bowling and boys swimming on its YouTube channel. 

With current COVID conditions, high schools are being asked to limit attendance to two guests per athlete.  The subscription service provides a way for families, students, and others to watch their favorite high school teams from home and saves travel time to away games.  

Winter gym sports, including boys and girls basketball, wrestling, and competitive cheerleading will all be streamed.  Other sports held in the school’s gym or on the outdoor turf field will also be part of the service, such as soccer, football and field hockey.  Regular season and MHSAA tournament games are included in the subscription.  Coaches and athletes can also access the videos later to review play.  The service does not include sports held outside the gym or turf fields.

Dearborn High was the first to pilot the streaming of athletic events when its automated HUDL Focus camera went live in the gym last winter.  The equipment was purchased with assistance from the DHS Athletic Booster Club.  DHS and Edsel Ford High School were using cameras and YouTube to broadcast some live games even before the subscription service started.  

All three high schools had hoped to have their NFHS channels running for fall sports. However, high demand caused the installation and set up of the cameras and streaming services to take longer than hoped, and the systems were not ready until fall sports were winding down.  Then the state delayed the  start of winter gym sports by two months.  The cameras can be programmed to activate at game time and do not need a person to operate them.

“The support we receive from our community at all three high schools when it comes to athletics is second to none,” said Jeff Conway, Dearborn High Athletic Director. “While we love having spectators cheering live at events, we know that cannot happen as usual this winter. That makes us even more excited to be able to offer this option to our families and students so they can still enjoy watching our athletic teams compete, even if it’s while they are safe at home.”

Read the full article here