Week of April 12-16

Good Afternoon Henry Ford Families,

Next week (April 12th-16th) we will be back in the Hybrid Model and students will be in person at Henry Ford. This means that our A-Students will come to school on Monday and Thursday from 9:40am-2:20pm and our B-Students will come on Tuesday and Friday from 9:40am-2:20pm.

Wednesdays will continue to be remote using Zoom and Schoology. We look forward to seeing our Broncos back at Henry Ford next week, have a wonderful weekend!

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Parent Survey

Dear Parent/Guardian, 

Henry Ford Elementary is using this Parent Survey as a means to elicit your beliefs and opinions to help target areas for the school system to improve and areas to continue to be effective. Your opinion is important to us, and we ask that you take the time to complete this form.  The online survey will be available from March 15-March 26 . In order to complete the survey, please click on this link: https://forms.gle/whQTYFprcm8CBxMb9

Please be assured that your responses to this survey will be anonymous and your honest opinions are appreciated. If you have any questions about this survey, please contact your school principal. Thank you in advance for supporting our improvement efforts.

Your cooperation and support in completing the parent survey will be greatly appreciated.

Sincerely, 

Ms. Srour Ms. Timpf

Principal Assistant Principal

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Summer Extended Learning Survey

Dearborn Public Schools will be providing school-based, in person summer learning programs for K-8 students. Please take a moment to share your information and ideas.  Your input will be used to assist in planning and programming. Thank you

English Version of Summer Extended Learning Survey

Arabic Version of Summer Extended Learning Survey

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Dearborn Schools moving all online April 6-9

As an added precaution as students and staff return from spring break, Dearborn Public Schools will return to school with virtual learning from April 6 to 9.

Students will still attend live class that week, but will not be face-to-face for instruction.  Three days, April 6, 8 and 9, will be changed to synchronous, online learning. Wednesdays, including April 7, are already scheduled as synchronous, online learning for all students.

In a letter to the community, Superintendent Glenn Maleyko said he has visited every school in the district since students started returning on March 1 and is proud to see how students and staff are following all the COVID-19 safety protocols.

“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 to 9 following the spring break,” he said.

The district realizes that many families traveled over the break and may be visiting family for the Easter holiday.  The return to virtual learning is only scheduled to last through April 9.  

Dr. Maleyko’s community letter also noted that the district is making arrangements for students 16 and older who want a vaccination to receive one in April.  That age group becomes eligible for vaccinations in Michigan on April 5.

The district is also hosting a free COVID rapid testing event on April 5 at Edsel Ford High School from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.  The State of Michigan is running the testing site, which is open to the entire community.  More information about the testing event is available on the district website.

While both of those events are positive news, the community needs to remain vigilant in trying to prevent COVID, which has hit Dearborn particularly hard.

“We still have some hurdles 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,” Dr. Maleyko said.  

See Dr. Maleyko’s letter to the community

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GSRP Preschool

A GSRP teacher at Cotter School in Dearborn sits on the floor to work one-on-one with a student early in 2020.

Press Release #29/2020-21
Dearborn Public Schools Great Start Readiness Program (GSRP) will start distributing applications on April 7 for the 2021-22 school year.
GSRP is a state-funded preschool program students can participate in at no cost to eligible families.  To be eligible, children need to be turning four years old by Dec. 1, 2021.  Preference will be given to students who will be four by Sept. 1, 2021 because those students will qualify for kindergarten next year, but the program will accept students with birthdays between Sept. 1 and Dec. 1, if space is available.
Applications will be available from 9 to 11 a.m. on April 7 or any of the following Wednesdays at the following Dearborn Public Schools: Cotter, Becker, Henry Ford, William Ford, Long, McCollough/Unis, McDonald, Oakman, River Oaks, Salina Elementary and Whitmore Bolles,
Please be sure to wear a mask when picking up applications.
GSRP is a state-sponsored program for families who qualify based on income. The program serves low-income and working class families who are below 250% of the federal poverty guidelines, said Early Childhood Coordinator Amy Modica.
To apply, students must live with a parent or legal guardian within the Dearborn Public School District.
Dearborn currently has 512 slots for GSRP students at 12 locations, including Cotter School, Becker, Long, McCollough, Henry Ford, McDonald, Oakman, River Oaks, Salina, Whitmore-Bolles, and William Ford elementary schools and Salina Intermediate.
GSRP classes are generally 16 students with two adults, including a certified early childhood specialist.  Classes meet for a full school day from Monday through Thursday.  Times vary slightly by building, but are similar to the elementary school schedule. The program meets detailed state requirements using the Highscope Curriculum for how and what students learn. 
“We focus on kindergarten readiness. Our emphasis is on student social/emotional readiness for school,” Modica said.  In addition to learning academics like letters and colors, GSRP students learn how to get along with other children, how to take care of themselves, and other skills they will need to thrive in kindergarten.
Families will be notified over the summer if they are accepted to the program or put on a waiting list.  Those with birthdays from Sept. 1 to Dec. 1 will not find out until the beginning of September if they are accepted to the program.
“We encourage interested families to call and learn more and to fill out an application,” Modica said.  To learn more, parents can call Cotter School at 313-827-6150.

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Kindergarten Round-Up

Welcome to Henry Ford kindergarten 2021-2022 students and parents! We are excited that you are joining our family. Please click on the links below to learn more about our kindergarten program and our wonderful school. Please contact us with any questions you may have. Our contact information is at the end of the presentation.

Kindergarten Round-Up Presentation

Meet Our Teachers

Ms. Badwi – Young 5s Introduction

Ms. Burks

Ms. Fadhl

Ms. Hutchison

Ms. Isham

Ms. McIntosh

Ms. Leone – Early Childhood Specialist

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Vaccines for 50 and older

News from the City of Dearborn

John B. O’Reilly, Jr., Mayor

www.cityofdearborn.org 

Department of Public Information

Mary Laundroche, Director

313-943-2285

                                  March 23, 2021

Walk-in clinic 2 to 4 p.m. today, Tuesday, March 23

 for Moderna vaccine for those for 50 and older

DEARBORN, Mich. –  People 50 and older can walk in from 2 to 4 p.m. today, Tuesday, March 23 to receive a Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at the Dearborn Consolidated Vaccination Center at the Ford Community and Performing Arts Center, 15801 Michigan Ave. in Dearborn. 

Vaccines are for those 50 and older who live in Dearborn, Dearborn Heights, Inkster, Redford, Allen Park, Garden City, and Melvindale.

Masks covering your mouth and nose are required to enter and remain in the building. People will be asked to show their I.D. and will be screened at the door.

Those people wanting specific appointments can visit www.cityofdearborn.org/covid

The vaccines are available for designated residents through a collaboration between the seven communities, with support from Wayne County.

The communities are following the criteria established by Wayne County for who qualifies for a vaccination. Criteria may change rapidly.

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MEDIA CONTACT:  Mary Laundroche at (313) 943-2285

Walk-in clinic today, Tuesday, March 23 from 2 to 4 p.m.

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Covid Identification

DATE: : March 23, 2021

TO: Staff and Families of Henry Ford Elementary

FROM: Lamis Srour, Principal

RE: COVID-19 Case Identification 

A confirmed case of coronavirus (Covid-19) has been identified at school. 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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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.

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Parent Survey

Dear Parent/Guardian, 

Henry Ford Elementary is using this Parent Survey as a means to elicit your beliefs and opinions to help target areas for the school system to improve and areas to continue to be effective. Your opinion is important to us, and we ask that you take the time to complete this form.  The online survey will be available from March 15-March 26 . In order to complete the survey, please click on this link: https://forms.gle/whQTYFprcm8CBxMb9

Please be assured that your responses to this survey will be anonymous and your honest opinions are appreciated. If you have any questions about this survey, please contact your school principal. Thank you in advance for supporting our improvement efforts.

Your cooperation and support in completing the parent survey will be greatly appreciated.

Sincerely, 

Ms. Srour Ms. Timpf

Principal Assistant Principal

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Covid Information

Dear Henry Ford Families,

We are off to a safe and exciting start to the hybrid schedule.  

On behalf of the HF family, I want to extend my appreciation to our families who are keeping us informed of covid related situations that are happening at home.  Your early communication with us helps to keep all of us safer.

Parents, when we have a close contact or a covid positive case, we will inform you via a drafted letter.  This letter, like what was sent last Friday, is protocol.  Please keep in mind that, unless you receive a phone call from our school nurse, that the situation does not involve your children.  

In each situation that is brought to our attention, a full close contact investigation takes place, including in the classroom and the cafeteria.  

We must understand that, with all the precautions we take, the covid virus and its symptoms can stay undetected for days.

We are proud to say that our procedures are working to stop any spread and while a student or staff may have the virus, the number of close contacts are very low to none.  This is indicative of a system that is working.

DATE: March 3, 2021

TO: Henry Ford Elementary Staff and Families

FROM: Lamis Srour, Administrator and Mary Timpf, Assistant Administrator

RE: COVID-19 Case Identification 

A confirmed case of coronavirus (Covid-19) has been identified at school. 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.

أعزائي عائلة هنري فورد 

نحن في حماسة لبدء البرنامج الفئوي التعليمي. 

بالنيابه من أهل هنري فورد،  اريد مجددا أن اشكر مجهودكم  وكل التقدير لجميع عائلات الطلاب الذين يعلمونا حالات الفيروس أو covid19  التي تحصل في بيوتهم. اعلامكم المبكر لنا يساعدنا لكي يبقى الجميع في أمان.

أيها الأهالي الكرام،  يوجد لدينا حالة إيجابية للفيروس أو covid19،  وسوف نعلمكم في رسالة. هذه الرسالة مثل الرسالة التي أرسلناها لكم نهار الجمعة الماضية عن البروتوكول. 

أرجو منكم إن لم يتم الاتصال بالأهل من قبل الممرضة في المدرسة،  هذا يعني انه ليس هناك أي شيء يتعلق بأولادكم.   

في كل حالة ولفتت إلى انتباهنا،  هناك تحقيقات تجري مع الذين كانوا على تواصل بشخص إيجابي  وأيضا في الصف والكافتيريا. علينا أن نفهم أن هناك حالات ليس لها أي عوارض للفيروس وتظهر بعد عدة أيام. 

نحن فخورين بأن الإجراءات التي نتبع لوقف انتشار الفيروس إذا كان أحد الطلاب أو الموظفين لديه الفيروس،  وممكن أن يكون ليس هناك أي حالة تقارب مع أحد. هذا ما يدل على أن النظام المتبع يعمل جيدا.

 ولكم جزيل الشكر. 

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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.

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