Food Distribution Changes

With the start of blended learning on March 1, Dearborn Public Schools will change how it distributes free student meals.

Weekly meal pickup will move to Wednesdays starting on March 3 and will be provided at all of our traditional middle and high schools.  Pickup will continue to run from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.  

Students at all levels will also have the option to receive a meal on the days they attend school in person.

Pickup will be available at Bryant Middle, Dearborn High, Edsel Ford High, Fordson High, Lowrey, McCollough-Unis, Salina Intermediate, Smith Middle, Stout Middle, and Woodworth Middle schools. 

Please note, Henry Ford, Maples, McDonald and Miller elementary schools and the Dearborn Heights Campus will no longer be distribution sites.

Dearborn Public Schools will continue to provide a week’s worth of food for any student in the district or any sibling under 18 years of age.  No ID is required, and the student does not need to attend that building or come with the adult picking up the food.

Students attending in person will also have the option to get a meal at school that day.  Students will socially distance in serving lines, and touch points have been minimized.  The district will continue to work to provide high quality food in the safest way possible. 

Elementary students attending face to face will be able to pick from one of two hot lunch options or pack their own food.  Most buildings will have students eating in the cafeteria with social-distancing, but the specifics of how children will eat will vary by building.  Menus will be provided on the Nutrislice website.

Middle and high school students attending face-to-face instruction will be able to get a grab-and-go breakfast.  Those menus will also be posted on Nutrislice.  More details of how breakfast will work at each building will be provided directly from that school. 

Dearborn Public Schools has been distributing free student meals since shortly after the schools were required to close in March 2020.  Recently, we have been handing out more than 100,000 meals a week.  The district has about 20,700 students.

All students attending school in the district are eligible for free breakfast and lunch under special provisions of the National School Lunch Program.

Important Community Letter Regarding School Reopening

Hello Oakman Community,

By now many of you have heard that our community has met the health criteria set by our Board of Education and we can start our plan to bring students back to in-person learning through a phased in approach. Please see the timeline below that shows when your child’s grade level will be coming back.   

We have worked very hard to develop a plan that will allow us to safely resume a hybrid model of face to face learning. When we start to bring students back, you will notice that we have added signage and other safety measures to our school, stockpiled PPE’s, and enhanced cleaning procedures.  Also, by the time students start coming back for instruction, all staff members who have chosen to receive the COVID-19 vaccine will have had the opportunity to get at least their first dose.  

The District plan is a phased in approach that will allow us to work through the process slowly and cautiously to ensure the safety of our students and staff.  Of course, each school will face their own unique challenges and we will be working with our staff, students, and parents to make sure the transition goes as smoothly as possible.  

Moving to this next phase is exciting news and we look forward to seeing your children in our classrooms.  We also know that for some it may bring about uneasy feelings or even concern.  Please know that all of us here at Oakman are working to create the very best learning experience for your child while maintaining the safety of all students and staff. 

Be safe and continue to Mask UP! 

Principal

Mahmoud AbuRus 

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General Overview of the Safe Return To School Plan

Our plan will start with face-to-face learning labs on Thursday February 18 through Friday February 26. All students will be attending class through Zoom sessions in the morning. Selected students will attend learning labs. Stay tuned for more information from your students’ teacher.  

The second week after learning labs start, schools will start reopening to all students for blended learning.  With blended learning, students will be in school two days a week – either Monday and Thursday (group A) or Tuesday and Friday (group B) – and will work from home the other days.  Wednesdays will be live online classes for all students.  

The reopening schedule will go as follows:

Please note change of start and end times beginning March 1st

Kindergarten – 2nd Grade

Lunch will be provided in the cafeteria by grade levels