Tuesday, June 30 at 2:30, graduating Seniors who once attended Long School will return. Join us in celebrating their success. The Seniors will socially distance themselves across the front of Long School facing Westwood. Cars for the celebration parade will gather near Crowley Park and drive past Long. You are welcome to walk or ride bikes as well.
Friday, June 12 will be the last day that meals will be distributed directly at Long School. Smith Middle School will distribute meals on Monday, June 15. After that, meals will be distributed once a week on Thursdays at the 7 official sites throughout the summer . Beginning June 18, families will receive a week’s provisions along with a half gallon of milk per student, similar to the bags provided during Memorial Day week. Smith Middle School will be the closest location for our neighborhood but you may pick up from any of these locations: Smith Middle School, Edsel Ford High School, Dearborn High School, Fordson High School, McCollough/Unis School, Salina Intermediate School and Woodworth Middle School. We are grateful to have had the opportunity to provide this support to our families.
Congratulations Fifth, I mean Sixth graders! We will miss you but we hope you will come back and visit. Attached is the Fifth Grade Promotion Ceremony which we recorded for you to view whenever you wish. Enjoy the summer!
Our students earned many awards throughout the school year. Hopefully, you had an opportunity to pick them up when you picked up belongings. We still wanted to recognize everyone officially and created this video to do so. Congratulations to everyone and enjoy!
What a school year this has been! Thanks to each and every one of you for all you have done to keep the learning going. Just to make it ‘official’, at 11:45 on Thursday, June 11, we will ring the final bell for the school year. The Long School staff and community would like an opportunity to say goodbye and wish everyone a safe summer. Our staff will be outside on the front lawn of the school from 11:45 to 12:00, socially distanced and wearing masks. Families may wish to drive by to wave and say goodbye to teachers and staff. Bikers and walkers are welcome but we ask that you remain on the public sidewalk and remain socially distanced.
Remember that even though the school year may be ending, the learning never stops. We will be sharing many suggestions and resources to support our students throughout the summer. Stay healthy, stay safe!
The State, and our District, have begun the complicated and detailed discussion on the possible reopening of schools for the 2020-21 school year. These discussions will involve experts in instruction, operations, sanitation, transportation, food service, athletics, and many other areas that are part of operating a school district. Please know that any plans developed by the Dearborn Public Schools will need to adhere to directives and Executive Orders issued by the Governor.
Your feedback is required and valued in leading these plans at the district level. Please respond to the survey by June 12, 2020. Please keep an eye out for additional parent surveys in the near future.
For translation assistance, parents may call 313-580-2532 Monday June 8th through Friday June 12th 8:30a.m. through 4:30p.m.
We will distribute student belongings on Tuesday, June 2 and Thursday, June 4 from 10:00 to 1:00 in the student drop off zone on New York Street. At this time, we will also collect any Library books or classroom books. We will not collect chrome books. These will stay with families for now and we will provide some resources for students to use during the summer. Any medications, inhalers, or epipens may also be signed out at this time.
Please remember that according to our Continuity of Learning Plan, students should be completing assigned work and submitting it to their teacher. Teachers will be completing grades based on participation in learning activities and accuracy of responses.
Elementary Assessment and Grading Guidelines
For this marking period, students will receive feedback on weekly assignments in the form of narrative comments.
- Meeting: regularly submitted work and attended check-ins
- Accuracy of work assessed on standards/graded
- High participation
- Progressing: Submitted most assignments and attended some of the check-ins
- Limited Participation: little or no participation due to circumstances shared with teacher
Be sure to keep in touch with your child’s teacher to let them know of any reasons for non-completion of assigned work and to work out a solution which helps your child continue to learn. Students still have time to complete any outstanding work.
Here is the link to our weekly learning plan. As always, classroom teachers will communicate more detailed information through Google classroom, Class Dojo or Seesaw. Thank you for all you are doing to support your child’s learning during this time. Remember that work completed during this period will be reflected on their final report card. Food distribution continues on Wednesday and Friday. We will be back to regular schedule the following week. Student belongings will be distributed from 10:00 to 1:00 on Tuesday, June 2 and Thursday, June 4. We will also collect library books, classroom books and instruments at this time.
Here is the link to our weekly learning plan. As always, classroom teachers will communicate more detailed information through Google classroom, Class Dojo or Seesaw. Thank you for all you are doing to support your child’s learning during this time. Remember there is no food distribution on Friday, May 22 or Monday, May 25. Instead, we will be distributing 7 days of meals on Wednesday, May 20. Enjoy the Memorial Day weekend!