Superintendent Updates and News. May 18, 2020 #Students1stDbnSchs

18 May

One Minute Message Update:  These are designed for quick updates with students and families in mind.   Here are some of the most recent messages from the past week. 

  1. Virtual Meetings and the Open meetings Act Click Here. 
  2. A Language Translation Hotline. Click Here. 
  3. Do Your Part: Social Distancing and Wearing a Mask. Click Here. 
  4. The Importance of Exercise for the body and Mind. Click Here. 

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Chatting with the Superintendent For Parents and Community Members.  This process started over 4 years ago. I am planning to initiate a virtual Chatting with the Superintendent Model. We will use Google Hangouts but will require interaction with parents via facebook. We will broadcast this live on youtube and Facebook.  The first event will be on Wednesday, May 27th – 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm. We will likely schedule one in June and try for twice per month. 

Superintendent Honors Night. 

As we continue to adjust, adapt, and remain flexible during these very fluid times it is important to also continue to celebrate the success of our students. Starting 35 years ago, the Superintendent’s Honors Night is now a tradition in our district.  This year’s Honors night celebration was done virtually through a series of videos submitted by students.

Click here to view the video. 

Continuity of Learning Plan. As we move into the Memorial Day holiday week, I am very appreciative of the hard work and dedication that our students, parents and faculty have provided over the past two months.

Governor’s Press Conference on May 15 and the Dearborn Public Schools Restart Committee.  The Governor has appointed a Task Force on the potential restart of schools in the Fall. She also has an Advisory Committee with educational experts and scientists who will serve. This will be important work along with the work by our own Restart Committee that I appointed in Dearborn. We have not started to meet yet as we are still acquiring the support of committee members. This committee will be chaired by Jane Mazza, David Higgins and Maysam Alie-Bazzi. 

High School Graduation Ceremonies. We are getting closer to a decision and we had a good discussion at the May 11 board meeting. In addition, we plan to send out a google survey to students and parents. I have been meeting with my student Advisory Council, Board members, Cabinet Members, Student Council Members from the high schools, and High School Principals. 

Thoughts and Prayers: I am very sorry for the Loss of Senator Morris Hood. He served our district very well and my thoughts and prayers go out to him and his family. I am sorry for anyone who has suffered a loss due to the current COVID 19 Crisis. I wish you and your families all the best as we go into the Memorial Day holiday weekend. Please enjoy the four days over the weekend when the district will be closed.

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