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Attention Students Not Participating in Remote Learning Posted on May 15, 2020

May 15, 2020

To the Parent/Guardian of:

During the Continuity of Learning Plan implementation, we would like to continue to partner with parents to support each student.   The purpose of this letter is to inform you that your child may be struggling with his/her schoolwork.   Within the first month of our Continuity of Learning Plan implementation, your child has failed to submit assignments and/or engage in learning and is in jeopardy of receiving no credit. Your child must earn 23 credits and complete the Michigan Merit Curriculum to graduate.  If your child is a senior, his/her last day to complete work is May 21st, 2020.  

 If he/she fails to earn credit, your child must complete credit recovery coursework this summer.   There is tuition to participate in this summer school program.

I urge you to use parent connect and teacher blogs to closely monitor your child’s progress each day.  Parent connect will show you what your child has not completed.  Each student is generally expected  to spend 20 minutes per academic class on a daily basis in preparation for class the following day.  

Please contact your school teacher/counselor, to discuss challenges and/or request additional support.  If your family is experiencing a hardship preventing your child from engaging in the learning, please contact me (INSERT CONTACT INFORMATION HERE)  as soon as possible.   

Together, we can help your child be successful.

Sincerely,

Principal

High School

High School Assessment and Grading Guidelines 

Individual teachers will be responsible for assessing student progress and providing feedback.  Assignments will be graded and entered in MiStar.  Work completed prior to April 20th that demonstrates a student’s mastery of learning will count toward his/her grade.

  • High School letter grades for this time (A, G, N)  will be used  to assess student progress toward mastery 
  • G= Credit, does not impact grade point average
  • N= No credit, does not impact grade point average but does require credit recovery.  
  • Grades will be available in parent/student connect for parents and students to view.
  • In the event that a student experiences a family hardship or cannot complete work due to situations out of their control, please contact your child’s teacher and administrator. 
  • Students who receive no credit will be required to pay for and attend credit recovery courses.
  • There is a district appeal process for a student contesting their 6th marking period grade.

Please contact your teacher or building principal if you have any questions about this grading procedure or need further information.

١٥  أيار ٢٠٢٠ ‏

إلى ولي أمر أو الوصي القانوني للطالب: ‏

خلال تنفيذ خطة استمرارية التعلم ، نود الاستمرار في الشراكة مع أولياء الأمور لدعم كل طالب. الغرض من هذه الرسالة ‏هو إخبارك بأنه من الممكن أن يواجه طفلك الصعوبات في واجباته المدرسية. خلال الشهر الأول من تنفيذ خطة استمرارية ‏التعلم ، فشل طفلك في تقديم أو/ والانخراط والمشاركة في التعلم وهو في خطر عدم تلقي أي ائتمان دراسي. يجب أن ‏يحصل طفلك على ٢٣  ساعة ائتمان دراسي معتمدة وأن يكمل منهج ميشيغان لاستحقاق التخرج. إذا كان طفلك من خريجي ‏هذا العام ، فإن آخر يوم لإكمال الواجبات المطلوبة هو٢١ أيار/ مايو ٢٠٢٠ .‏‎  ‎

إذا فشل/ فشلت في الحصول على إي ائتمان ، يجب على طفلك إكمال دورة استرداد الائتمان هذا الصيف. هناك رسوم ‏للمشاركة في برنامج المدرسة الصيفية.‏

أحثكم على استخدام رابط تواصل الوالدين ومدونات المعلمين يومياً لمراقبة تقدم طفلك عن كثب. سيوضح لكم رابط الأهل ‏‏(‏Parent Connect‏) ما لم يكمله طفلك وستخبرك مدونات المدرسين بالواجبات المنزلية التي تم تعيينها. من المتوقع ‏بشكل عام أن يقضي كل طالب ٢٠  دقيقة في الدراسة لكل مادة دراسية يوميًا استعدادًا للصف في اليوم التالي. ‏‎  ‎

يرجى الاتصال بمعلم / مستشار مدرستك لمناقشة هذه القضية أو طلب مساعدة إضافية. إذا كانت عائلتك تعاني من مشقة ‏تمنع طفلك من الانخراط في التعلم ، يرجى الاتصال بي على(ادخل معلومات الاتصال هنا) في أقرب وقت ممكن. ‏‎   ‎

معًا ، يمكننا مساعدة طفلك على النجاح.‏

بإخلاص

‏ المدير

المدرسة الثانوية

معايير تقييمات المرحلة الثانوية ‏

تقع على عاتق المعلمين مسؤولية تقييم وتقدير تقدم الطلاب ورفدهم بالملاحظات والتعليقات. سيتم تصحيح الواجبات ‏وإدخالها في سجل علامات الطالب الإلكتروني على موقع ‏MiStar‏. سيتم إضافة علامات الأعمال التي بينت إتقان الطالب ‏للمادة / المهارة المُدرّسة والتي أتمها الطلاب قبل٢٠  نيسان أبريل إلى سجل علاماتهم.‏

‏●‏ سيتم استخدام الأحرف التقييمية التالية ( ‏A-G-N‏) لتحديد العلامات التي تعبر عن درجة إتقان الطالب للمهارات ‏المُدرّسة خلال ذلك الوقت. ‏

        ‏●‏ G‏ = ائتمان ، لا يؤثر على المعدل المتوسط للعلامات ‏

        ‏●‏ N‏ = لا يوجد ائتمان ، يؤثر على المعدل المتوسط للعلامات ولكنه يتطلب استرداد الائتمان. (أي أعادة ‏الصف خلال الصيف أو بعد الدوام المدرسي)‏

‏●‏ ستكون هذه العلامات متاحةً عبر رابط الوالدين / الطالب ليتمكن الوالدان والطلاب من مشاهدتها.‏

‏●‏ في حال تعرض الطالب لصعوبات عائلية ومواقف خارجة عن إرادته تمنعه من إكمال الواجبات الرجاء الاتصال ‏بمعلم الطالب أو المدير

‏●‏ يجب على الطلاب الراسبين في أي من المواد الدراسية دفع رسوم التسجيل لتتمكن من أخذ صفوف استرداد ‏الائتمان الدراسي.‏

‏●‏ ‏‏لدى القطاع عملية للاعتراض على علامة معينة يمكن اللجوء إليها لتحدي هذه العلامة وإثبات عدم صحتها في ‏الفترة التقيمية السادسة.‏

نرجو إذا كانت لديكم أي أسئلة حول إجراءات وضع العلامات هذا أو تحتاجون إلى مزيد من المعلومات الاتصال بمعلم ‏الطالب أو مدير المبنى.‏

DCMST – Continuity of Learning Expectation

Welcome students and parents! Even though our building is closed, the learning continues. Our governor and legislature have required we transition to an online “remote learning” plan for the remainder of the school year. Our plan has been submitted to the county and accepted…and starts TODAY! 

For the remainder of the 2019-2020 School Year, the DCMST Teachers will…

  • Check their district email a minimum of once daily and responding within 24 hours to questions from students, parents and the community
  • Update their classroom blog(s) by 11 AM every Monday with their plan for the week including
    • Schedule and instructions for two required remote learning lessons
    • Schedule and instructions for office hours for student/parent questions
    • Teachers will post assignments in advance on the blog, iLearn, or Google Classroom.
    • A directory of staff blogs can be found at https://dcmst.dearbornschools.org/about/
  • Create and present a minimum of two (2) live/recorded lessons per week for each class.
    • Schedule and instructions for joining can be found on teachers’ blog.
    • Students are required to attend a minimum of 60% of these sessions to earn credit for the class and must attend 75% or more to earn a grade of “A” for the semester.
    • Staff will assign at least one (1) assignment per week that students must complete and submit to teacher for grading.  Students are required to earn a minimum of 60% of on these assignments to earn credit for the class and must earn 75% or more to earn a grade of “A” for the semester.
    • Students who can not attend the scheduled “live” sessions due to conflicting events can participate in the recorded session.  Must do this by 2 PM on Friday each week.   
    • For all DCMST classes, students are suggested to spend about 30 minutes per subject per day.  AP Classes may require more time as they are all preparing for the upcoming AP Exams and/or Projects.  Below is the schedule for live or recorded sessions for each class at DCMST. All sessions will be recorded and uploaded to iLearn or Google Classroom.  If a student can not attend a live session due to conflict with the homeschool sessions, they will be able to watch the recorded session and upload proof of participation (notes, questions, etc.).
  • Feedback must be provided and grades entered in MiStar.
    • Student participation and assignment grades will be posted in MiStar (Parent/Student Connect) so you can track your progress
  • Post and participate in “office hours”
    • Teachers will be available “live” a minimum of one hour per week to answer parent and student questions.  See individual teacher’s blogs for schedule and contact method.
    • Remember, teachers are monitoring school email all week as well. 
  • Teachers are required to make “live” contact with students every week.  If you students are attending the remote learning lessons, they will meet that requirement.  If not, teachers will be using a variety of methods to reach out to students (online hangouts/chats, email, phone, or Remind.)
  • If students are still not participating, DCMST administration and High School intervention teams will contact students and/or parents. 
  • Translation Services, access to a chromebook and assistance with internet access are available to families in need.  Contact the students’ home high school for information. 

You can find the DCMST schedule of live sessions as well as office hours for all teachers at the link below.

DCMST schedule of remote teaching during shutdown

Parent Meeting for Prospective Students

Just a reminder that there will be a meeting for Parents of current 8th graders interested attending DCMST in the Fall tomorrow, February 4th from 6-7 PM in the Michael Berry Lecture Hall at the Dearborn Heights Campus. Any 8th grader that will successfully complete Algebra 1 this year and will be attending one of the three Dearborn Public High Schools is qualified to apply for the DCMST. Please click on the tab above titled “Potential DCMST Candidates” for more information and the link to apply.

Applications for Fall 2020 now open!

DCMST is now taking applications for current 8th grade students that would like to enter our program starting Fall 2020. All current 8th graders that are on track to successfully complete Algebra 1 by June 2020 are eligible to apply. Students must attend either Dearborn High, Edsel Ford, or Fordson high school to participate in our program. Links for applications and more information can be found under the “Potential DCMST Applicants” tab.

UM-Dearborn Young Naturalist Program to Start Soon!

Featuring exciting monthly outdoor explorations from October through June, this popular program for 9-12 year-olds is now in its 25th year! Science-oriented program topics include Insects and Spiders, Maple Syruping, Birds and Migration, Pond Life, Owls, Animal Tracking, Trees and Wildflowers, and more. This program is intended for children who have a keen interest in exploring nature with their peers, within a mutually supportive learning environment. The program fee is $70. Participants are expected to attend all or most of the program sessions. Each child will be provided with a field pack, nature journal and field guides, which will be theirs to keep. Except for the November owling session, which is on a Friday evening, all the program sessions take place on Saturdays, from 9:30AM-12:00PM. To register for the program, go to…the registration deadline is September 25. 

Program sessions are led by experienced EIC naturalists.

Program session dates (Saturdays 9:30AM-12PM): October 5; December 7; January 18; February 15; March 7; April 18; May 9; June 6. The owl prowl session will take place from 6-9PM on Friday, November 8.  

The registration deadline is Wednesday, October 7. To register a child for the program, go to the link below. The registration deadline is October 1. 

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfEvMLkKLw3m471LnTOaz_kQxydMb0Ms8WTJUXRNet_bOmwKw/viewform

If you have additional questions, please contact RIck Simek, the Young Naturalist Program Coordinator, at (313) 583-6371.