Covid 19 Identification


DATE: February 26, 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.

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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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February Students of the Month

Congratulations!

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Green School

Henry Ford is a Green School, which means we are recognized for putting the environment first. Check out these videos and activities for our students to do at home to learn about protecting our environment.

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1k237T1xuUShIDNOp36ozE0wMz5G8ZTg1pwL0oSEs7b4/edit?usp=sharing

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STEM Application Admissions

DateActivity
Monday, May 3rdPost online application for charter/private school students as well as interested new 7th and 8th grade students. Current 5th grade DPS students need NOT apply. We will send invites to those that qualify based on results of Spring NWEA. 
May 10 – May 20thNWEA test administered to ALL 5th graders.Elementary schools will attempt to finish testing the 5th graders on the 10th and 11th. No school 12-14. 
Monday, May 20thOnline applications due back
Monday, May 24th or soonerDistrict Assessment office forwards testing data
Wednesday, May 26thInvitation letters to students sent outEmailed to parents, students, and principalsMailed home
Tuesday, June 1stVirtual Q and A for invited students and parents
Friday, June 4thStudents need to respond to invitation
Monday, June 7thLottery held – if needed
Wednesday, June 9thAcceptance and waitlist letters sent outEmailed to parents, students, and principalsMailed home
Tuesday, June 15thFINAL day to accept admissions

Any questions can be directed to our Lead Teacher Ms. Jennifer Fryzelat fryzelj@dearbornschools.org 

Or Mr. Oussama Baydoun – Assistant Principal at baydouo@dearbornschools.org

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Returning to School

Hello Henry Ford Elementary Community,

By now many of you have heard that our community has met the health criteria set by our Board of Education and we can start our plan to bring students back to in-person learning through a phased in approach. Please see the timeline below that shows when your child’s grade level will be coming back.   

We have worked very hard to develop a plan that will allow us to safely resume a hybrid model of face to face learning. When we start to bring students back, you will notice that we have added signage and other safety measures to our school, stockpiled PPE’s, and enhanced cleaning procedures.  Also, by the time students start coming back for instruction, all staff members who have chosen to receive the COVID-19 vaccine will have had the opportunity to get at least their first dose.  

The District plan is a phased in approach that will allow us to work through the process slowly and cautiously to ensure the safety of our students and staff.  You will receive a letter late next week explaining in detail procedures we have put in place at Henry Ford to ensure all of our students and staff are safe.

Moving to this next phase is exciting news and we look forward to seeing your children in our classrooms.  We also know that for some it may bring about uneasy feelings or even concern.  Please know that all of us here at Henry Ford are working to create the very best learning experience for your child while maintaining the safety of all students and staff. 

Be safe and continue to Mask UP! 

Ms. Srour, Principal  Ms. Timpf, Assistant Principal

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General Overview of the Safe Start To School Plan

Our plan will start with face-to-face learning labs for special education students who are part of the Act 18 program starting on Tuesday, February 16.  Learning labs for other students will start later next week.  Many staff members will report to their buildings starting February 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:

Thursday, February 11th

  • Async day all students. (Teachers may connect with students if they wish) (Teachers may come to the buildings if they want to prepare their rooms)
  • Staff appointments for vaccination (DMC and Wayne County)

Friday, Feb 12th 

  • No School-Midwinter break
  • Staff appointments for vaccination (DMC and Wayne County)

Monday Feb 15

  • No School-Midwinter break

Tuesday, Feb 16th 

  • Asynchronous AM only for students/Duty Day for teachers- PM 
  • ACT 18 Learning Labs start face-to-face 

Wednesday, Feb 17th

  • General Education Learning Labs are virtual 

Thursday, Feb. 18th

  • General Education Learning Labs begin in-person

Monday, Feb 22 

  • All learning labs continue this week. 
  • Schools prepare for student hybrid return based on the schedule

Friday, Feb 26

  • Regular full day for General Education
  • ACT 18 Learning Labs in AM
  • ½ Duty day for Act 18 staff in the PM 

Monday, March 1: Hybrid schedule begins Pk-12

  • K-2, 6th, and 9th grade students start in-school hybrid schedule
  • All grades begin the new schedule even if they are not face to face this week
  • All categorical classroom schedules begin (tentatively pending transportation)

Monday, March 8th

  • Grades preschool, third, fourth, fifth, seventh and 10th start in-school hybrid learning.

Monday, March 15th 

  • Grades eighth, 11th and 12th start in-school hybrid learning.

(MAY WANT TO EDIT THIS CHART TO JUST SHOW TIMES FOR YOUR SCHOOL)

Hybrid Schedule (Return to School)

LevelTeacher ReportsClasses Start for studentsClasses End for StudentsTeacher End TimeStudent Instructional Time
Elementary Half day 9:40-12:458:309:402:203:454 hours 40 minutes
MS Half day 8:50-11:558:108:501:303:304 hours 40 minutes
HS Half day 8-11:057:508:0012:403:104 hours 40 minutes
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Food Distribution

Due to mid-winter break, this week’s food distribution will be held on Thursday, February 11th, 10:30-1:00. Please come to door 14 on Mercury Drive.

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Spirit Week

Students, families, and staff, please participate in our February Spirit Week!

Click on this link to view the below flier and have access to working links.

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Travel Update

Per our health officer at WCHD, “Upon return from international travel, an individual should self-quarantine for 7-days, and at the end of the 7-days have another COVID PCR test that needs to be negative before the individual/student returns to school.”

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Free Smoke Detectors

Residents can have smoke detectors installed in their homes for free from the Dearborn Fire Department. This program is funded by a federal grant and provides free installation of smoke detectors to any owner-occupied household, regardless of income. Homeowners are encouraged to call 313-943-2134 to schedule an appointment for their smoke detector installation. Appointments are available Monday through Friday. Due to COVID-19 precautions, fire department staff will wear face masks to all appointments. Watch this video for all the details. You can also visit: https://tinyurl.com/y55ca88k

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Congratulations January Students of the Month

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