End of Year Picnic

Oakman Families,

As we wrap up the last few weeks of school, we would like to celebrate bringing this year to an end by holding a picnic for each grade level. These picnics will be held on the school playground during school hours. Both groups A&B will get a chance to reunite during this event so all students get the chance to be with their peers from the same grade level. Oakman staff will be supervising the students and each of the events. To continue practicing safety measures, only Oakman students are allowed to participate in this event ( no younger/older siblings or parents).

Monday, June 14th5th Grade 10:00amA and B group
Tuesday, June 15th1st & 2nd Grade10:00amA and B group
Thursday, June 17th3rd & 4th Grade10:00amA and B group
Thursday, June 17thYoung 5s1:00pmA and B group
Friday, June 18thKindergarten10:00amA and B group

To participate in the picnic and to receive snacks/ a slice of pizza, and a bottle of water, students need to bring in $5.00.

  • Lunch will also be provided by the cafeteria ( Halal hotdogs will be the choice). 
  • Students may bring a blanket or a small folding chair to sit on while outside
  • Please discuss with your child safety rules and be sure to dress properly for outside (gym shoes and gym clothes).
  • No sandals or open shoes of any type.                                      

Thank you for your cooperation and understanding. We look forward to providing a fun filled day for all of our students especially after this tough year.

Thursday’s Walk or Bike to School Day Photos

Today’s Walk or Bike to School Day was a great success! Many Oakman students participated in exercising on their way to school. Thankfully we had great weather and were able to witness many happy students arriving to school.

We had 53 Oakman students either walk or ride their bike to school today. We look forward to a greater amount of students participating tomorrow!

District launching Dearborn Public Virtual K-12 school in fall

The pandemic forced thousands of students to try virtual schooling for the first time over the last year. For families who feel virtual education best suits their needs, the district in the fall will launch the Dearborn Public Schools Virtual K-12 School.

This new school will not have its own physical building, but will operate like a distinct school in the Dearborn Public family of schools. Children from kindergarten through high school will be taught by Dearborn Public School teachers following the district’s curriculum, calendar and schedule. Parents interested in the program must transfer or enroll their child by June 8.  Students who ask to transfer  later will be placed on a waiting list and will only be moved into the program if staffing is available. The program is open to any students who live in the Dearborn Public Schools district. 

Dearborn Public Schools plans to start the new school year on Aug. 30 with classes face to face all day every day for students not enrolled in the new Virtual K-12 School.

For the current 2020-21 school year, the district offered families the chance to participate in a new Virtual Learning Program. However, all those students were still closely linked to their home schools and officially enrolled at those schools. 

The new Virtual K-12 School will have its own teachers, and students at all grade levels will attend classes dedicated to online students only. Students will have a full day of live lessons every day.  Elective class options may be limited at the middle and high school level. 

“For most students, face-to-face learning is the best option for the greatest student success,” said Superintendent Glenn Maleyko. “But Dearborn Public Schools has long prided itself on providing a variety of options so students and families can create a unique learning plan to suit their child’s needs.  The new Virtual K-12 School is another way we can do that.”

By early April, more than 7,000 students were enrolled in the district’s Virtual Learning Program.  The district has about 20,500 students. Students currently enrolled in VLP will need to transfer into the new Virtual K-12 if they want to continue to learn online next school year. 

The new Virtual K-12 School will require students to come in to pick up materials periodically and possibly for state-required testing. High school students will also be required to take finals in a school building. 

Virtual K-12 students agree to have their cameras on during class. Students who transfer are committing to attending Virtual K-12 for the entire school year.  Middle and high school students would still be allowed to participate in sports and other extracurricular activities at what would have been their home school in the district (pending state approval for high school sports). Students who graduate from Virtual K-12 will still have their own special celebrations including prom, seniors honors night and graduation.

Parents interested in transferring their child into Virtual K-12 should visit the school’s website at www.vk12.dearbornschools.org to learn more. Parents are asked to attend a virtual Zoom meeting about the program before committing to transferring their child.  

“Barring any unforeseen changes, we plan to reopen next school year with full time, face-to-face instruction for our students which is aligned with the current state law,” Dr. Maleyko said. “For parents who want their child to remain online, we encourage them to transfer to this new Dearborn Public Schools Virtual K-12 before the June 8 deadline.  Because of staffing, we cannot promise to admit those who ask to transfer after the deadline.”