Covid-19

Lindbergh Community,

As a school, we have been working to educate our students on the most accurate and up-to-date information regarding Covid-19. Below, I have also attached some additional information that you may want to read through and discuss any additional precautions and safety measure with your child. As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to reach out. Have a wonderful evening.

Michigan Primary Election

Lindbergh Community,

As you may already know, Tuesday, March 10th is the Michigan Primary Election that will take place at Lindbergh and other schools.  We are aware of some of the anxiety and hesitation you as a parent may be feeling but want to assure you that as a district we have formulated a solid plan for the safety/security of our students and staff.  We also want to remind everyone that this is not the first time our building has been opened during a Primary Election. At the end of the day today, I will also be meeting with staff to ensure the plan is executed with fidelity.  Below you will find some of the procedures we will have in place. But please understand that there are other precautionary measures that we have in place that are not listed. 

  • Voting occurs in the gym therefore, the main door will be the only entrance and exit into the building for votersVolunteers will be stationed in the hallway leading to the gym to help guide visitors straight into and out of the gym.  Signs will be posted that there are no public restrooms or side exits allowed.
  • The Dearborn Police will be visible during the day.
  • All Staff members will be visible and actively monitoring during arrival and dismissal both inside and outside the building.  
  • All classroom doors will be locked and students will be given specific guidelines for using the restrooms.
  • PE classes this day will occur in your child’s classroom instead of the gym. 
  • We have parent volunteers for our picture day that their sole responsibility will be to walk students to and from the media center for photos. 
  • During recess, teachers have been informed to be actively supervising students.  
  • Each staff member will have a radio to use if needed.

It is imperative that your child is reminded of safety expectations and the importance of following them.  Please spend some time discussing it with your child tonight. We are confident in our ability together to continue to provide a safe and secure environment for our students.  

If you have any further questions/concerns, please let me know.  

Have a wonderful day, see you all tomorrow!

Ms. Tiba

Primary Election Day March 10th, 2020

March 3, 2020

Students First

Inspire, Educate, Celebrate

Greetings, 

With the March 10th primary election just around the corner, I thought it might be helpful to share a few thoughts regarding the safety and security of our schools.  

Changes in the Wayne County common calendar, and our obligation to follow that calendar, have resulted in November elections becoming a Professional Development (PD) day for all school districts and perhaps adding another PD day every four years in March might be part of a future conversation. For now, our district, along with just over half of the other districts in Wayne County, will be open on March 10th just as we were during the 2016 primary election. 

For those schools where voting will occur, there will be a bit of change in the daily routine. Principals and engineers have plans in place that will ensure a minimal amount of disruption but it will require a little patience from all of us.

As for the safety and security of schools, please know that myself and others have been in touch with the City Clerk’s office and Dearborn Police. Our City Clerk is a long time supporter of the Dearborn Public Schools and he too understands the balance between running a smooth election and keeping schools safe.  His office is estimating about 12 to 15,000 people voting at about 50 different precincts scattered throughout the city. That works out to an average of 300 people stopping by each voting location (actual numbers will vary by location but some polling locations may have fewer voters due to changes in absentee voting laws that have made the process easier and accessible to a larger number of voters).  As with most elections, the busiest times will occur in the morning between 7:00 – 9:00 a.m. and then again between 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. 

From the beginning to the end of election day, communication and organization is key to keeping everyone safe. I have communicated with principals, engineers, and all other staff members providing them with guidance and suggestions to ensure a secure school environment.  Of course, we have our outstanding Dearborn Police School Resource Officers who, as always, will be in our schools on election day. We have a great partnership with the Dearborn Police and they will once again be making an extra effort on election day to visit schools not just once, but frequently throughout the day in a program they call “Safe and Fair Elections.”

Our schools are part of the neighborhood and fortunately the people coming in to vote are the friends, neighbors, and parents of the students we see everyday. As a school community we need to take pride in the role we have to support a free and fair election process.  At the same time we must balance that with the very real concern for the overall safety of the staff and students in our schools. By all of us doing our part to work together, communicate, remain vigilant, and follow a few simple precautions, our schools will remain safe, not only on election day, but every day. 

Have a great day,

John Leacher

Health, Safety & Security Supervisor

Dearborn Public Schools

leachej@dearbornschools.org

313-827-3203

Teacher of the Year Nominations

We just wanted to send a quick reminder that nominations are now open for the Alberta Muirhead Teacher of the Year Student Choice Awards.   Four awards will be given out on April 23 – one each for preschool to second grade, third through fifth grade, middle school, and high school.  These awards recognize classroom teachers.

Students can go directly to the online nomination form at: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1DWpEQWTFrJg_Uoq2Fou-FjSbhN89Wu4V4Dsy3pk8zWc/viewform?edit_requested=true

To learn more about this award, please click on the link below: https://firstbell.dearbornschools.org/2020/02/10/nominations-now-open-for-alberta-muirhead-teacher-of-the-year-awards/

Thank you and the Dearborn Area Chamber of Commerce for providing this award!

LAST CHANCE TO JOIN THE HEART HEROES!

Our Kids Heart Challenge program is almost done, but don’t worry, there’s still time left to register!

If you’d like to accept a health challenge and raise donations, the final day to do so is Friday, March 6th  (donations are due that day at school). 

You can register online here: http://www2.heart.org/goto/Lindbergh or raise donations in your Kids Heart Challenge envelope.

Thank you for your support of the American Heart Association and our PE program here at Lindbergh!

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