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Fabulous Friday at Long!

Today was a fabulous way to end September. It was our first Popcorn Day and the Popcorn Crew did a great job. What a wonderful smell!
Mrs. Denison’s first grade class officially met for the first time today and the other class changes occurred as well. It was a very smooth transition thanks to the Long School staff and community. We are excited to have this opportunity to give our younger learners more time with their teachers by reducing class sizes in Kindergarten and first grade.

Earlier this week, our GSRP students joined us. Mrs. Kubitz is keeping them very busy!


Long School Roadrunners Are Off and Running!

***No School Monday, September 12***

What a great first week! Thank you everyone. We welcomed our Kindergartners and many other new faces. Our PTA hosted our annual Boo Hoo Breakfast. Several preschool programs began this week and others will be starting soon.

Long School was honored to host a visit from Randi Weingarten, National President of the American Federation of Teachers and David Hecker, President of the Michigan Federation of Teachers. Randi and David visited classrooms speaking with both students and staff regarding the start of the school year.


We look forward to continuing our momentum following the long weekend.

Join us Sept. 20th for a College Fair

Dearborn Public Schools is pleased to host the

Dearborn Schools MACRAO College Fair

September 20, 2016
Ford Community and Performing Arts Center
15801 Michigan Avenue, Dearborn 48126

Representatives from more than 60 different post-secondary schools will be available to talk with students. This event is open to all Dearborn schools and surrounding districts!

college-fair-graphicJust a few of the participating educational institutions include:

  • Central Michigan
  • College for Creative Studies
  • Eastern Michigan
  • Grand Valley State
  • Henry Ford College
  • Kettering University
  • Lawrence Tech.
  • Michigan State
  • Northern Michigan
  • Oakland University
  • Saginaw Valley
  • University of Detroit Mercy
  • University of Michigan
  • University of Windsor
  • Harvard
  • University of Illinois- Chicago
  • Columbia College- Chicago
  • Savanna College of Art & Design
  • Syracuse University
  • Gannon University

Plus many other

  • Universities
  • Trade Schools
  • Law Enforcement Agencies
  • Colleges
  • U.S. Armed Forces

For more Information

Welcome Kindergartners!

We are looking forward to our newest students’ arrival and want to create as smooth a transition as possible. Dearborn Schools has developed and implemented 2 programs with this in mind.

Soft Start: All students K-5 begin with a half day on Tuesday, September 6th however Kindergarten will continue to attend school for half days on September 7-9. Incoming Kindergarten parents received a letter outlining this process in June. The schedule at Long will be as follows:

Tuesday, 9/6/15 – 8:35 to 11:45

Wednesday, 9/7/15 – 8:35 to 11:45

Thursday, 9/8/15 – 8:35 to 11:45

Friday, 9/9/15 – 8:35 to 12:15 (students will eat lunch at school)

Tuesday, 9/13/15 – Begin full days, 8:35 to 3:35

If you are in need of child care for these afternoons, please see the link below. This schedule is for Kindergarten Only.

Soft Start Childcare Program Flier

Jump Start:  This program will take place August 23, 24 and 25 from 9:00 to 12:00. During this time children will have an opportunity to meet teachers and staff, explore their classroom, and visit other areas of the school including the gym, art room and cafeteria.  The focus will be on introducing them to school routines and helping them feel more comfortable so that the first few weeks of kindergarten are positive and successful.

If you did not receive a letter for this program but feel your child would benefit, please email me at

Enjoy the rest of the break!

New for Fall!

Long School will be home to several new programs beginning this fall.

First, we will be opening a Great Start to Readiness Program classroom this year. This is a funded preschool program for four year olds. We are extremely excited to welcome teacher, Veronica Kubitz, back to Long. Mrs. Kubitz’s children attended Long School and Mrs. Kubitz has been a very involved member of the school community. If you have a four year old child and are interested in learning more, please call Cotter Preschool at (313) 827-6150 or Long School after August 22.

In addition, we will be housing a preschool program for students in need of additional support. We are looking forward to welcoming teacher, Elizabeth Shaw, to the Long School community. She has been enthusiastically preparing for her young learners.

Finally (for now), Long School will be one of the first Dearborn Schools to implement the National Parent Teacher Home Visit Project.

Your teacher may be contacting you to set up a home visit. This is NOT a meeting to tell you what to do as a parent or to get you to sign up for anything. This is a time to get to know you and your student away from school. This is also a time for you to get to know your child’s teacher. During the visit, time is taken to share Hopes & Dreams, experiences, and school resources. It is also completely voluntary on your part.

Studies show that this program has increased student academic achievement and improved parent engagement in schools. It has brought teachers and families closer together and created opportunities for better communications between home and school.

Enjoy the rest of the summer break and don’t forget to visit our Media Center on Mondays (1-4) and Thursdays (9-12).

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Enjoy the Summer!

Thanks to everyone for another successful year at Long School. This year, we celebrated the retirement of several members of our family. Congratulations to Mrs. Kathy DeFroy, Nurse Laurie Feldcamp, Mr. Eric Shea and Mrs. Kathy Struk. We wish you all the best and look forward to your future visits.

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Just a reminder: The Long School Media Center will be open on Mondays from 1:00-4:00 pm and on Thursdays from 9:00 am to 12 Noon. Stop by to check out books, create crafts, access the chrome books and see friends.

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