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Chrome book Care Information

It was great that so many of you were able to pick up chrome books for at home use today. Please see the following information for support and care:

Dearborn Public Schools
Parent Information for Chromebooks
Chromebook – Signing in
The Chromebook must be signed into by a Dearborn Public Schools account. No other log-ins will work.
All students should know their usernames and password.
A personal Gmail account can NOT sign into a Dearborn Public School’s Chromebook.
Parents should monitor technology use for children of all ages.
The Chromebook will need to be connected to Wi-Fi using the family personal password.
Internet Access
Chromebooks require internet access and have Wi-Fi built-in. Dearborn Public Schools cannot provide internet home access. Comcast has an Internet Essentials package for families that qualify. This program is currently free for 60 days. After the 60 days, Internet Essentials will cost $9.95 per month. (You can apply online: https://apply.internetessentials.com/) Dearborn Public Schools does NOT have an affiliation with Comcast. Individual families are responsible for any costs of the service.

Qualifications for Internet Essentials:
You are eligible for public assistance programs such as the National School Lunch Program, Housing Assistance, Medicaid, SNAP, SSI, and others
You do not have an outstanding debt to Comcast that is less than a year old.
You live in an area where Comcast is available but have not subscribed to it within the last 90 days.
Xfinity Wi-Fi Free
Xfinity WiFi Free For Everyone: Xfinity WiFi hotspots across the country will be available to anyone who needs them for free – including non-Xfinity Internet subscribers. For a map of Xfinity WiFi hotspots, visit www.xfinity.com/wifi. Once at a hotspot, consumers should select the “xfinitywifi” network name in the list of available hotspots and then launch a browser.

Instructions for Chromebook Cleaning
Step 1: Power off the device. You will be applying liquid solutions to your Chromebook, so powering it off is a must.
Step 2: Remove any accessories or plug-ins such as cases, USBs, and headphones. These should be wiped down as well (especially headphones – which should NOT be foam).
Step 3: Clean the screen with an LCD-safe solution applied to a microfiber cloth. Strong alcohols can eat away the coating on LCD screens. *NOTE: A damp microfiber cloth does well with cleaning screens.
(**Given current concerns, wiping the screen with a “Clorox” wipe is acceptable. This will reduce the lifespan of the display, however, preventing disease spreading is more important).
Step 4: Clean the Keyboard and other non-screen parts. Clorox wipes (mild bleach wipes) can be used on the keyboard and all the other non-screen parts. The wipe should be “squeezed” so that it does NOT over-saturate the keyboard (make sure to let the keyboards dry…before you close the lids…)
*NEVER Spray anything on a computer. Remember to “wring out” any saturated wipes prior to using on a Chromebook.

** Although microfiber is not technically a disinfectant, it is effective in removing germs and bacteria. However, it does need to be washed regularly.

مدارس ديربورن الرسمية
معلومات للأهل حول جهاز الكروم بوك
تسجيل الدخول على الجهاز
يجب تسجيل الدخول إلى الجهاز عن طريق حساب مدارس ديربورن الرسمية. لن تعمل أي تسجيلات دخول أخرى.
● يجب أن يعرف جميع الطلاب اسم المستخدم وكلمة المرور الخاصة بهم.
● لا يمكن تسجيل الدخول إلى الجهاز عن طريق حساب جوجل شخصي.
● يجب على الأهالي مراقبة استخدام الأطفال من جميع الأعمار للأجهزة التكنولوجية.
● يجب أن يكون الجهاز متصلاً بشبكة الإنترنت الواي فاي باستخدام كلمة المرور الشخصية للعائلة.

الاتصال بالإنترنت
تتطلب أجهزة كروم بوك الوصول إلى الإنترنت وتحتوي على شبكة واي فاي مدمجة. لا تستطيع مدارس ديربورن الرسمية توفير خدمة الاتصال بالإنترنت المنزلية. لدى شركة كوم كاست عرض الانترنت الأساسي للعائلات المؤهلة. هذا البرنامج مجاني حاليًا لمدة ستين يومًا. بعد الستين يومًا ، تصبح تكلفة خدمة الانترنت الأساسي 9.95 دولارات شهرياُ. (يمكنكم الاشتراك عبر الإنترنت بزياة الموقع التالي: https://apply.internetessentials.com/) الرجاء الانتباه إلى أنه ليس لمدارس ديربورن الرسمية أي علاقة بكومسات. تقع مسؤولية تأمين ودفع قيمة الاشتراك على عاتق الأسرة.
الأهلية لعرض الإنترنت الأساسي:
● أن تكون مؤهلاً للحصول على برامج المساعدة العامة مثل برنامج الغداء المدرسي الوطني ، ومساعدة الإسكان ، وميد يكيد ، وسناب ، والضمان الاجتماعي ، وغيرها
● ليس لديك دين مُستحق لشركة كومكاست يقل عمره عن عام.
● أن تعيش في منطقة تتوفر فيها تغطية كومكاست ولم تكن من المشتركين في خدماتها خلال الـتسعين يومًا الماضية.

واي فاي اكس فينيتي المجاني
سوف يتوفر واي فاي اكس فينيتي مجانًا للجميع: ستكون نقاط الاتصال متاحة في جميع أنحاء البلاد لأي شخص يحتاج إليها مجانًا – بما في ذلك المشتركين من خارج شبكة اكس فينيتي. للحصول على خريطة نقاط اكس فينيتي ، قم بزيارة الموقع التالي www.xfinity.com/wifi.بمجرد الوصول إلى نقطة اتصال ، يجب على المستهلكين تحديد اسم شبكة “xfinitywifi” واي فاي اكس فينيتي في قائمة النقاط الساخنة المتاحة ثم تشغيل متصفح.
تعليمات تنظيف الجهاز

الخطوة الأولى: فصل الجهاز عن القابس الكهربائي. من الضروري جداً فصل الجهاز عن الكهرباء لأنه سوف ينظف بمادة سائلة.
الخطوة الثانية: إزالة أي ملحقات أو مكونات إضافية مثل الحافظات وسماعات الرأس يجب مسح هذه الأجهزة أيضًا (خاصة سماعات الرأس – التي لا ينبغي أن تكون رغوية)
الخطوة الثالثة: قم بتنظيف الشاشة باستخدام محلول آمن لشاشة LCD يوضع على قطعة قماش من الألياف الدقيقة. يمكن للكحوليات القوية أن تزيل الطبقة العازلة التي تحمي الشاشة ملاحظة: قطعة قماش رطبة من الألياف الدقيقة تنظف الشاشات بشكل جيد .
(** نظرًا للمخاوف الحالية ، يُعد مسح الشاشة بمناديل “Clorox” مقبولاً. سيؤدي ذلك إلى تقليل عمر الشاشة ، ولكن منع انتشار المرض أكثر أهمية).
الخطوة الرابعة: تنظيف لوحة المفاتيح وغيرها من الأشياء( ما عدا الشاشة) يمكن استخدام مناديل كلوركس (مناديل التبييض المعتدلة) على لوحة المفاتيح وجميع الأجزاء الأخرى غير الشاشة. يجب عصر منديل التنظيف جيداً حتى لا يتغلغل السائل في لوحة المفاتيح. تأكد من ترك لوحات المفاتيح تجف قبل إغلاق الجهاز)

* لا تقم أبدًا برش أي شيء على الكمبيوتر. تذكر “عصر أي مناديل مشبعة بالسوائل قبل استخدامها على الجهاز
** على الرغم من أن الألياف الدقيقة ليست مطهرًا تقنيًا ، إلا أنها فعالة في إزالة الجراثيم والبكتيريا. ومع ذلك ، يجب غسله بانتظام.

School Lunch Update

During the school closure, we will be distributing meals M-F at Long School from 10:00 am-12:00 noon. Meals will be available on the Kindergarten porch area. Throughout this time, we will be providing regular updates. Please join our School Blog to ensure you receive these. https://long.dearbornschools.org/ The School website also includes links to communicate with staff during this period.
Stay healthy, stay safe.

Dearborn Schools Closed until April 13, 2020

Governor Whitmer has declared all schools closed until April 3. April 6 through 10 is the District’s scheduled Spring Break. Therefore, Dearborn Schools will resume on April 13, 2020. Teachers will continue to communicate expectations and resources for remote learning during this time. Blessings in a Backpack (Friday helper bags) will continue to be distributed on Fridays. Details will follow. If we can provide any additional support, please let us know. Stay safe and healthy!

Covid-19 Updates

Long School is continuing our work to keep our students safe, secure and healthy. We are taking additional precautions to avoid or minimize chances of Covid-19 spread. We are reinforcing the following procedures and appreciate your support as well:
-frequent handwashing with soap for 20 seconds
-use hand sanitizer if soap is not available
-cover your sneeze/cough with a tissue or your elbow
-keep students home if they are ill, students must be fever free for 24 hours with no medication before returning.
We will continue to work together with you to address our children’s concerns. Attached is additional information that may help you in reassuring your child.

Helping children cope with stress

Coronavirus Letter From the Superintendent

Greetings Dearborn Community,

Typically, national and world events are only a small part of our daily dialogue but on occasion they can grow to a point where they consume and dominate our conversation. This is the current status regarding the discussions taking place about COVID-19, or more commonly known as the coronavirus.

According to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, as of February 28, 2020 there were five people tested in the state of Michigan (3-Washtenaw, 1-Macomb, 1-Oakland) for the  COVID-19 (coronavirus) and fortunately results showed that none of the five tested had the virus.

There are many news stories, articles, and websites providing information about this new strain of the flu virus and it is vitally important for all of us to keep focused on accurate information. Several articles indicate that more people may be infected by this virus but there are no forecasts on how many, where, or for how long this will continue.

As state, county, and local government agencies begin to formulate plans to address the possibility of a potential widespread outbreak, our administrative team has also been monitoring developments related to COVID-19 (coronavirus). We have been in contact with a variety of educational organizations such as the Michigan Department of Education, Wayne RESA (our local Intermediate School District), Michigan Association of School Administrators (MASA), and others in developing protocols and procedures that would aid in preparing our district in the event of a widespread outbreak in our community.

We are also closely following the medical recommendations from health care professionals such as the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Michigan Department of Health, and the Wayne County Health Department. These sources remain the best place for the most accurate information regarding COVID-19 (coronavirus).  We are also very fortunate to have nurses on our staff who have a professional relationship with these organizations and can provide us with timely information.

While the CDC has not yet provided formal guidance for schools on how to prepare for a potential community outbreak, the State of Michigan, Wayne County Health Department and other local health departments have emergency preparedness systems ready to be activated if an outbreak occurs in Michigan. Our own staff has been in contact with the City of Dearborn’s Emergency Manager to ensure we are able to coordinate efforts if needed. Also, we are talking with our cleaning supply vendors in order to make sure we are using recommended products and methods to keep schools clean and safe.

As we have done in the past, when other flu related illness was a concern, it is important to remind everyone that the CDC recommends following these simple but very effective methods to limit the spread of respiratory diseases:

  • Always thoroughly wash hands for at least 20 seconds.
  • When soap and water is not available, use hand sanitizer to wash hands.
  • Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue or cloth when sneezing and/or coughing.
  • Stay home when you are sick. (This is a good habit to follow for any illness but even more important given the unknowns surrounding  COVID-19)
  • CDC does not recommend that people who are well wear a facemask to protect themselves from respiratory diseases, including COVID-19.
  • Facemasks should be used by people who show symptoms of COVID-19 to help prevent the spread of the disease to others.

If you are planning to travel overseas it is important to stay up to date on any travel advisories issued by the federal government and consider postponing travel in areas of concern.  Additional information is available on the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services website including a downloadable fact sheet in English and Arabic. Information is also available on the CDC website.

The spread of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) is a serious topic that needs to be closely monitored and requires all of us to stay informed.  We all need to show restraint in sharing any unsubstantiated reports on social media or other internet outlets. Creating unnecessary panic by spreading rumors will only create more fear in our community.  Our schools, our city, and our community will need to continue to stay informed as we work together to keep all of us safe and healthy.

Regards,

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Glenn M. Maleyko, Ph.D.

Superintendent

Camp Roadrunner is Open!

Camp Roadrunner will be open every Monday and Wednesday in the Media Center at Long School. The hours are 9:00 to 12:00 from 6/24/19 to 8/7/19. All students are welcome to attend. You can sign up when you bring your child. In addition to literacy support, the program provides opportunities for hands-on, problem-based learning as well as technology. There will also be time for students to check out books. Come and join us!