District recognizes Arab American Heritage Month

April is National Arab American Heritage Month, and the Dearborn Public Schools is proud to recognize the accomplishments and contributions Arab Americans have made to our community, state and country. During the April 12 Board of Education meeting, Superintendent...

School libraries adapt during COVID to keep kids reading

It may be obvious, but schools love it when kids read! The challenge then, is how to get books into students’ hands during a pandemic? Dearborn Public School libraries have stepped up in two ways. First, media specialists (school librarians) created some form of...

GSRP applications for next school year being distributed in April

Dearborn Public Schools Great Start Readiness Program (GSRP) will start distributing applications on April 7 for the 2021-22 school year. GSRP is a state-funded preschool program students can participate in at no cost to eligible families.  To be eligible, children...

Incoming Dearborn students invited to Kindergarten Roundups

Parents living in the Dearborn School District with students planning to start kindergarten in the fall are invited to Kindergarten Roundups at their local elementary school.  Parents and guardians can also start enrolling now through the district website at...

Dearborn Schools families to receive additional SNAP food benefits

Dearborn Public School parents, even those not enrolled in any public assistance programs, will be getting new or additional food benefits in the coming months. Michigan announced earlier in February that the state would provide additional food benefits for any...

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Tentative graduation, August restart dates announced

Tentative graduation, August restart dates announced

Grab your pencils (not pens) to mark your calendars.  We are ready to release our graduation dates for this year and the start date for next school year. The district expects to restart school for the 2021-22 school year tentatively on the Monday before Labor...

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FAFSA Challenge: Help your senior look for financial aid

FAFSA Challenge: Help your senior look for financial aid

Seniors and their parents - have you filled out the FAFSA yet?  It’s not too late to look for financial help for the next step in your child’s education. Dearborn Public Schools is joining the Michigan FAFSA Challenge to encourage more of our students to complete...

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Childcare options planned during blended learning

Childcare options planned during blended learning

As the district prepares to bring students back with blended learning, Dearborn Public Schools will continue to offer paid childcare at select schools. Childcare programs will again be offered at DuVall, Haigh, Howard, Howe Montessori/Dearborn Heights campus,...

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Dearborn Schools recognized for budget presentation

Dearborn Schools recognized for budget presentation

For the third year in a row, Dearborn Public Schools has been recognized for excellence in how it presents its budget. The Association of School Business Officials International recently awarded the district a Meritorious Budget Award (MBA) for the current 2020-21...

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Meal distribution shifts to Thursday just on Feb. 11

Meal distribution shifts to Thursday just on Feb. 11

Free student meal distributions will move to Thursday on Feb. 11 due to the vacation day.  Students are off school from Friday Feb. 12 through Monday, Feb. 15 for mid-winter break. Dearborn Public Schools distributes free student meals every Friday from 10:30...

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Remaining late starts to be replaced by a half day

Remaining late starts to be replaced by a half day

Dearborn Public Schools is canceling the four remaining late starts scheduled for this year and will replace them with one half day on a Friday still to be determined. The late starts scheduled for Feb. 10, March 10, April 21 and May 5 are canceled, and students and...

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Eighth graders encouraged to consider high school options

Eighth graders encouraged to consider high school options

Eighth graders across Dearborn Public Schools and their families are being encouraged to consider if one of our specialized high school programs might be a good fit for their child. Applications have opened for future 9th graders and will be due by mid-March for four...

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Korematsu Day event available online

Korematsu Day event available online

Dearborn Public Schools is again celebrating Fred Korematsu Day to recognize the Japanese American civil rights leader. This year's event was moved online with a video available on the District's YouTube channel. The program includes presentations from Roland Hwang,...

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