Today, we implemented new tardy procedures. Previously, students received a consequence starting with their 8th cumulative tardy of the marking period. Despite having two additional minutes between classes this school year, we have seen an increase in tardies.
Last Wednesday, we held assemblies with each grade-level to explain the new tardy procedures. For the new procedures, we will be focusing on the number of tardies in individual classes instead of the cumulative number of tardies.
- Students will be responsible for tracking their tardies in each class on a poster or in a binder. Students will have to initial next to their name on the poster/in the binder whenever they are late to class.
- Teachers will provide students with a warning upon reaching their 3rd tardy in a class.
- On the 4th tardy, students will be referred to the office for a consequence.
As we transition into these new procedures, students who already have three or more tardies in a class will receive a warning from their teacher. Teachers may also be contacting you if your child has three or more tardies in their class. Please note that your child’s attendance, including the number and dates of both tardies and absences, can be viewed on Parent Connect. If you do not have access to Parent Connect, please contact the office for assistance.
Regular attendance and being on-time are important life skills. Please support us by encouraging your student to be in class and on-time on every day.
My thoughts and prayers go out to the victims and the families of the New Zealand Massacre. We will provide support to students and staff who may have difficulty at school as a result of this horrific act. We will stand together and support each other as we always do. Take care everyone.
There will be an Edsel Ford High School volleyball meeting for incoming freshmen on March 22nd at 7:00pm in the EFHS cafeteria.
Prepare for the final Battle of the Books. It will take place on Friday March 29th at 1:00 p.m. in the Team Meeting Room. You don’t need to bring anything with you. Computers will be set up for you. Mrs. Acker is taping the event and she will be posting it on her blog afterward if any of your family or friends want to see you compete. Best of luck!
By Ryan F. Mandelbaum
A team of scientists just demonstrated something that might shock you: Mercury, not Venus, is the closest planet to Earth on average. The researchers presented their results this week in an article in the magazine Physics Today. They explain that our methods of calculating which planet is “the closest” oversimplify the matter. But that’s not all. Please continue reading…
On Monday, March 18 and Tuesday, March 19, the Falcon Flyer student newspaper will be on sale in the cafeteria during breakfast and sixth grade lunch. It costs $1.00 to buy your issue and your chance to win our March Madness prizes. If you would like to buy a Falcon Flyer t-shirt, pick up an order form in the office or in room D-4 and get your money to Mr. Melvin by spring break.
Maya Angelou hit the nail on the head with her quote:
“Hate, it has caused a lot of problems in the world but hasn’t solved one yet!”
Here is your Monday’s Bulletin 03-18-2019
By Glenn Maleyko, Ph.D
Superintendent, Dearborn Public Schools
I was excited to get the call asking if I would join several Superintendents from the Tri–County area along with state and local union leaders to participate in a meeting with Governor Whitmer at the Cadillac Building in Detroit. The purpose of the meeting was to learn about her budget plan, ask questions, and get a better understanding of how this budget proposal will support increases for funding public schools. Please continue to read
Went to deliver a certificate of Merit for a student who did well in the Math League yearly contest, and this is what I found. Click on the link and depending on your media player settings it will either start playing or download to your device.Click here to download Choir
Here is Thursday’s Bulletin 03-14-2019
Attention Battle of the Books participants! It’s time to return your final books. Please return them by the end of the day on Friday March 15th, and have 2-3 members of your team come to the Media Center to check out one copy of each novel so you guys can prepare for the final battle. The competition will take place Friday March 29th at 1:00 p.m. in the Team Meeting Room. You don’t need to bring anything with you. Computers will be set up for you. Mrs. Acker is taping the event and she will be posting it on her blog afterward if any of your family or friends want to see you compete. Best of luck!
Two Dearborn Center for Math, Science and Technology students won recognition –and free drones – in a national drone contest.
Ammel Mutahr took the grand prize, and Madeline Gillette won second prize in the “How Would You Drone? Drones for Good Video Contest.”
Both students are part of Tooba Mansoor’s Advanced Placement Environmental Science class at DCMST, a half day program. Mutahr also attends Fordson High School, and Gillette goes to Dearborn High. Please continue reading…
Student Council will raise money for Edsel Ford’s Charity week by hosting a ‘Candy Jar Guessing Game’ during all three lunches. Students can purchase one ticket (to guess) for 50 cents or 3 for a dollar. They can enter as many times as they like. This will start tomorrow and run through 3/22. The person that guesses the correct amount of candy in the jar will WIN that jar of candy. Again, ALL money collected will go towards Edsel Ford’s Charity Week.