Parents + Students~ Classroom teachers will be calling you Friday afternoon to tell you which classroom you will be in this year! They will also be adding you to their new class on Dojo so check it for information! PLEASE answer the call because your teacher is excited to talk to you!
On Monday, we will have an outdoor, social distanced “Meet the Teacher”. One parent and the student may walk to Maples to see the teacher. PLEASE due to distancing we can not have other students come to the school. Everyone MUST wear a mask when coming to the school even outside for the Meet the Teacher.
The schedule is as follows:
2nd grade – Front of Maples School near flagpole
2nd grade Virtual Learning Students – Secret garden
5th grade – On the track behind Maples School
Kindergarten- Front of Maples School near flagpole
Kinder Virtual Learning Students – Secret garden
3rd grade On the track behind Maples School
1st gr – Front of Maples School near flagpole
4th grade – On the track behind Maples School
4th Gr Virtual Learning Students – Secret garden
1st grade, 3rd grade and 5th grade Virtual Students will be taught by teachers from a different school. You will be contacted by her.
On Wednesday, Aug. 26, Dearborn Schools will distribute enrollment forms for district families interested in the state-sponsored GSRP preschool. Your child must be 4 years old by Dec. 1, 2020. Dearborn has 480 slots for children in the program, which provides preschool at no cost to low-income and working class families who qualify. They must be turned in by Sept. 1.
Click this link for more
They will be available for pick up outside at the following nearby schools:
McCollough-Unis 7801 Maple St.
McDonald Elementary 10151 Diversey
Becker Elementary 10821 Henson St.
Please call the Maples office if you have any questions. 313-827-6450.
On Monday, August 10, the Board of Education approved a plan for all Dearborn Public School students to return to school on-line. Students from kindergarten through high school will take classes online until at least the beginning of October. The board will check conditions in late September to see if it is possible for students to begin returning to in person learning. It could begin as a blended model of both in-class and on-line learning.
The District understands there are parents who are not comfortable with their children returning to in person learning for this school year. For these parents, who want a 100% on-line option for the entire school year, the school district has created the Dearborn Virtual Learning Program for students K-12. Parents selecting this option are opting their children into the program for a one-year commitment.
In order to meet staffing, transportation, and several other components of our new school environment, it is vitally important to know how many students will join the Virtual Program. Parents seeking more information and/or are interested in opting their child(ren) into this program are highly encouraged to visit Maples on Wednesday August 13 between 9 AM and 2 PM.
School administrators will be on hand (social distancing, limited numbers, and masks will be enforced) on August 13 between 9 AM and 2 PM to meet with parents to sign up students for the virtual learning option. Opt-in forms will be available and parents can opt-in all their children at one location.
If you are not comfortable meeting in a safe environment at the school or are unable to attend on one of the scheduled days, please call (827-6450) or email @ email@example.com Wednesday or Thursday so we may discuss this option and begin the opt-in process for your children.
We understand there are many questions, concerns, and uncertainties as we approach the start of the school year. Our Back to School Reopen Committee has spent many hours considering all of the health, safety, logistical, and educational concerns before making their recommendations. Our Board spent many hours reviewing those recommendations including a six hour Study Session to hear from the various sub-committees and stakeholders. We are now ready to move forward, together, to ensure what will be an interesting, but great, start to the 2020-21 school year.
The Dearborn Public Schools Board of Education agreed Monday night for the district to start the school year online for all students.
Students from preschool through high school will take classes online at least until the first week of October. The board will reevaluate conditions later in September to see if it is possible for some or all students to begin returning to their classrooms.
“The decision to start online is not for the entire school year, or even for the entire semester,” Superintendent Glenn Maleyko said. “Our hope continues to be to return most students to in-school learning when we feel we can ensure reasonable safety. We know most students learn better in a classroom.”
Online learning for the fall will be more structured than what students and parents saw in the spring after the emergency school closures due to COVID-19. Students will be expected to attend live virtual classes with their teacher every school day and attendance will be counted. Work will be graded on a more traditional scale, unlike the standards used in the spring. Schools will be contacting students with the teacher assignments and more information before class begins Aug. 31. Parents and students should watch their emails because more schools may opt to communicate electronically this year instead of mailing back-to-school packets.
While learning is online, the district will also provide in-school learning labs for students. These small groups will offer additional in-person assistance to students for academic and social-emotional issues. Each of the district’s 36 schools will create its own schedule for learning labs. Most often teachers will recommend students they feel will benefit from the learning lab, but parents and students will also be able to request additional help.
Starting school online was the top recommendation from the district’s school reopening committee. More than 80 people served on the committee that looked at hundreds of logistical details regarding returning students to school. The committee’s second and third recommendations both involved allowing students to return with blended learning where half the students would be in the building on one day and half learning from home. The committee’s second choice recommendation was for just elementary students in blended learning while secondary students stayed online, and the third recommendation had all students in a blended learning system. For parents who do not want their student returning to in-building learning this year, or at least this semester, the district has created the Virtual Learning Program. This online only program is available for district students, but parents must register their child. Families can learn more at vlp.dearbornschools.org. Students who sign up for the program will still be taught by Dearborn Public School staff using the district’s curriculum. Families are asked to commit to the program for at least a semester, preferably the entire year.
New this fall, all Dearborn Public School teachers and students will be using Schoology, including lessons taught via Zoom. Schoology will provide a central hub for students to connect to all their teachers and find and submit all their lessons and assignments. The secure platform also gives teachers more control over their virtual classroom, including how students interact during live lessons.
The decision to start school online does not directly impact high school athletics. Those seasons officially start this week; however teams will only be allowed to compete as MHSAA deems it is safe to do so. Those decisions are made by sport depending on how well athletes can social distance and other factors. Read more at the MHSAA website. Athletes will continue to fill out a brief daily health form, including a temperature check, before participating each day.
Like everything else since March, all in-person activities are subject to change as COVID-19 conditions evolve and pending any new requirements from the Governor or state legislature.
“While we are disappointed to be starting schools online this fall, we know that we need to put the safety of our students and staff first. Even with the extensive precautions planned by the reopening committee, we feel like online learning is the best option for starting school,” Superintendent Maleyko said.
Dear Maples Families,
On June 11, 2020 we celebrated with our fifth graders and their parents the end of a very important stage and the beginning of a very important life journey. We would like to extend our warmest regards and congratulations for all our fifth graders and their families. We wish you a brilliant future!!
Why Dearborn Jaguars FC & Dearborn Soccer Club? “Soccer For Everyone”
Programs for players ages 4-19 & all skills levels!
-Directors of Coaching
-Director of Goalkeeping
-40 Select Teams
-55 Recreational Teams
-17 Dearborn Jaguars Staff Coaches
-53 DSC Staff Coaches
-Over 400 Dearborn Jaguars Select Players
-Over 900 DSC Recreational Players
-Over 100 Dearborn Junior Jaguars Players
-Local Facilities that include Dearborn Public Schools, Crowley Park (The Largest Soccer Complex in Dearborn) and 5 Local Indoor Soccer Facilities
Dearborn Jaguars Boys Director of Coaching
Dearborn Jaguars Girls Director of Coaching
The entire Maples Staff wishes all our students and parents a restful summer break! We appreciate the help of all our families with remote learning the past 3 months. It was definitely a time of learning for all of us!
At the end of June, teachers will be contacting students for summer learning. We have purchased books for all our students and the teachers will be meeting once a week for book talks! This will begin July 6 so watch for a message from your teacher!
Thank you Mrs. Whitford for creating this!