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Elementary Half Day Changed to Oct. 30

A notice for our elementary parents – Dearborn Public Schools has moved the half day for elementary students originally scheduled for Nov. 6 up to Oct. 30. Classes will dismiss by 12:00 noon.

Teachers will use the afternoon that day to get grades ready for report cards. The first marking period ends on Oct. 30 for all grades this year.

A Google calendar with our most up to date days is always available on the district website on the home page and on our calendar page.

Dearborn Schools Meal Program Feedback

Dearborn Schools would like feedback from parents and students on our current meal distribution system. Ultimately this feedback will help determine the direction of the program for the remainder of our virtual learning phase. Please complete the linked survey.

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Board Votes to Continue Online Learning into October

Online learning in Dearborn will continue until at least mid October after the Board of Education approved the extension during its regular meeting on Monday, Sept. 14.

Dearborn Public Schools started the new school year on Aug. 31 all online until at least Oct. 1. The Board’s vote on Monday night extends online learning at least until their next meeting on Oct. 12.

The district is also delaying the small group in-school learning labs it had planned to start next week.

The Dearborn community has had a high number of COVID-19 cases per resident in recent weeks, and the board felt it was not yet safe for the community to return students to in-school learning. Besides the total number of COVID cases, the district considers the number of cases per resident and metrics like the percent of COVID tests that come back positive in the county, called the positivity rate. The Wayne County positivity rate has risen to its highest point in months at more than 6 percent.

Dearborn Public Schools has almost 21,000 students. About one-fifth of the students signed up to attend an online only Virtual Learning Program for this school year. The rest will return to in-building learning once the board approves the reopening of schools. At Monday’s meeting, the board heard different options for possibly reopening with blended learning where half of the students will attend school at one time while the other half works online from home.

The Dearborn Public Schools Board of Education will take up the issue of reopening schools again at its next meeting on Oct. 12. The public meeting will start at 7 p.m. in the Administrative Services Center, 18700 Audette, Dearborn. It will also be broadcast live on the district’s YouTube and cable channels, and community members will be able to submit comments online. State law requires the Board of Education to reevaluate local COVID-19 conditions and reconsider in-school learning every month this year.

The extension of online learning also means that the weekly free student meal distributions will continue on Fridays through at least Oct. 9. Food is available for any district student or any child under 18 in the household. Pickups are from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Bryant Middle School, Dearborn High School, Edsel Ford High School, Fordson High School, Henry Ford Elementary, the Dearborn Heights Campus (Howe/STEM/Berry Center), Lowrey School, Maples Elementary, McCollough-Unis, McDonald Elementary, Miller Elementary, Salina Intermediate, Smith Middle School, Stout Middle School and Woodworth Middle School.

For more details on food distribution or for the latest information about online schooling, please visit the district website at

Physical Education Waiver/Release

Dear Long Elementary Families,

The Dearborn Public School District and our schools need your help.  In order to participate virtually in physical education this school year, parents and students will need to sign the DEARBORN PUBLIC SCHOOLS PHYSICAL EDUCATION DEPARTMENT WAIVER/RELEASE FOR INJURY AND/OR COMMUNICABLE DISEASES INCLUDING COVID-19.  Please read and sign the waiver by Friday, September 11th by clicking on this link.  

Class Assignment Updates

Dear Long School Families,

Teachers will be communicating with their families today through email to let you know students’ class assignments and how to log into class Monday morning at 8:55 through Zoom. ASC has been without power today so we have been waiting for class lists to be completed. We try to ensure that every student has an assigned teacher before publishing class lists. Again, we thank you for your patience during this time. Teachers will also be scheduling individual orientation meetings for next week. Many are being done through sign up genius so please sign up. The Long School team is eager to meet you and begin our school year together. See you all soon!