Open houses moved to October and online, high school changes to four marking periods

Calendar of open houses, marking periods and parent-teacher conferences

Dearborn Public Schools has announced it will hold virtual open houses at all of its schools in October.

Those welcome back events are usually held in September to give parents a chance to see their child’s school and classroom, meet teachers in person, and get other important information from the school.

Like so many other things, those traditions had to be changed this year in light of COVID-19.

Schools will now hold virtual open houses, with each building planning its own event.  Elementary open houses will be Oct. 20, middle school on Oct. 21, and high schools, including the Henry Ford Early college programs, on Oct. 22. 

Events on Oct. 21 will include Salina Intermediate and all grades at Lowrey School and McCollough/Unis. Most Dearborn Heights Campus programs and schools will also have their open houses on Oct. 21, including DCMST, Howe School, Magnet High, and STEM Middle School. Michael Berry Career Center’s open house is set for March 3, 2021.

All of the October open houses will run from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

Dearborn Public Schools is currently scheduled to be learning online until at least Oct. 12 when the school board meets again.  

The printable calendar with the open house dates, parent-teacher conference schedules, and card marking periods is now available on the district website under District Info then District Calendars.  The dates have also been added to the district Google calendar.

Veteran high school parents and educators may notice some other changes to the calendar.

High school students this year will have only four card-marking periods, instead of six.  Parent-teacher conferences for high school students were also pushed back a few weeks to November 12 and 18 for the fall and April 13 in the spring.

Elementary and middle school students will continue to have four marking periods and similar parent teacher conference dates in November and April.