District preparing to meet state’s requirement for online/distance learning after school closed for the rest of year

April 2, 2020 Greetings, Today, Governor Whitmer announced that schools in Michigan will be closed for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year.  We applaud the decision by the Governor to ensure the safety of all Michigan students as we continue to work toward...

Board of Education to hold virtual meeting April 13

Dearborn Public Schools will hold a virtual board meeting on Monday, April 13, in compliance with Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s Stay-Home, Stay Safe order. Board members will use cameras and microphones to connect to the meeting from their homes.  The public can watch...

District answering FAQs from school closures

We realize the abrupt closure of all the District schools for weeks is causing concern about many issues.  As we have answers, we will post them here. Keep in mind, this type of closure is unprecedented in modern times, so the District needs time to figure out...

District reminds residents to stay off school playgrounds, fields during school shutdown

Good Morning, The weekend is here and although the weather forecast is calling for rain, we all like to get outside and get some fresh air. This is especially true during this time of year when the temperatures are on the rise and we all have been spending a lot of...

Meal distribution schedule changing

On Monday, March 30, Dearborn Public Schools is changing the format of its free student meal distributions. Meals will now be distributed three times a week, instead of five.   Meals will generally be distributed on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. However,...

District publishes contact numbers during shutdown

Most District employees are now working from home, in compliance with government requests that everyone minimize public contact as much as possible. However, we are still here to serve our school community. During the shutdown, please use the numbers below if you need...

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DCMST student wins web design contest

DCMST student wins web design contest

Congratulations to Angela Matta of the Dearborn Center for Math, Science and Technology. Matta earned 1st place in the high school beginner category of the Michigan Council of Women in Technology Foundation’s 14th annual Website Design Contest. Matta created a website...

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Korematsu Day event scheduled for Jan. 30

Korematsu Day event scheduled for Jan. 30

Dearborn Public Schools is again remembering civil rights leader Fred Korematsu during a special ceremony, and the public is invited to attend.  This year’s event will be held at the Michael Berry Career Center on Jan. 30 from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. The ceremony is...

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Dearborn mailing 3rd grade parents about Read by 3 Law

Dearborn mailing 3rd grade parents about Read by 3 Law

Dearborn Public Schools this week mailed letters to the families of all 1,500 third grade students in the District, providing them with information about the Read by Third Grade Law. The Michigan Legislature passed Public Act 306 in 2016, but the law does not take...

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District receives award for budget presentation

District receives award for budget presentation

For the second 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 2019-20...

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Students planning MLK Day of Service for Monday

Students planning MLK Day of Service for Monday

High school students from across Dearborn Public Schools are inviting their peers and the public to an MLK Day of Service on Monday, Jan. 20. The event will run from noon to 4 p.m. at the Islamic Center of America, 19500 Ford Road Dearborn.  U. S. Rep. Debbie...

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District releases school calendar for 2020-21 school year

District releases school calendar for 2020-21 school year

With winter break over, many families are starting to dream of warm weather and plan summer vacation.  Dearborn Public Schools is releasing next year’s school calendar to assist with that vacation planning. Again next school year, class will resume in August on...

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Career Academies let high school students explore job options

Career Academies let high school students explore job options

Heyam Alcodray had only been principal at Fordson High School for a few months in 2016 and was congratulating seniors on graduating, when she had an epiphany moment. “Some of them said, ‘Thanks Mrs. Alcodray. But what now?’” Those students were leaving without a clear...

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Adult and Community Ed classes offer new paths, hobbies

Adult and Community Ed classes offer new paths, hobbies

If the new year feels like a good time for trying something new, consider trying a class from our Adult and Community Education Department. Adults and children can take our Community Education classes for swimming, exercise, crafts, sports, digital photography and...

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