Parents, please keep your kids at home. During the mandated shut down, all school playgrounds and athletic fields will be closed to the public. If you are found on the property, you will be asked to leave. Please stay at home! Do not visit friends and family! Stay healthy and stay safe!
On Monday, March 23, from 9am until 12pm, the city of Dearborn, with the support of Gleaners Community Food Bank, will be distributing food to households with children who are in need of food. This event will take place at the Ford Community and Performing Arts Center in Dearborn.
The distribution will happen in a drive-thru fashion to limit exposure. When you arrive to the distribution site (South parking lot), groceries will be placed in your trunk or back seat. Guests without a car are welcomed to walk up, but should be prepared to carry 20-30 pounds or have a cart.
If your family does not have a working computer and is in need of a chromebook, please come to Lowrey’s main doors, tomorrow, March 20th, between 12:30pm and 2pm. If you already picked one up, please don’t come again. One chromebook per household! All parents will need to sign a consent form to insure chromebooks will be returned in the same condition they were given. All parents and students are responsible for the chromebooks. They must be returned once students return to school.
Lowrey School will be distributing Chromebooks to families in order to support their child’s remote Learning. Each Chromebook will be checked and cleaned by admin and personnel to ensure that they are safe to be used. Please note that chromebooks need a working internet connection. If you are in need of internet connection, please reference the post below regarding free internet through Comcast.
A robo call will be made today between 5pm and 8pm to inform families of the distribution. Families will be allowed to pick up a chromebook from Lowrey’s main doors on Thursday March 19th between 11:30am and 3pm. One chromebook per household! All parents will need to sign a consent form to insure chromebooks will be returned in the same condition they were given. All parents and students are responsible for the chromebooks. They must be returned once students return to school.
Dearborn Public Schools is offering free pickup lunch and breakfast for students while school is closed for the mandatory shut down over the next three weeks.
Families will be able to stop in and pick up a bag with both breakfast and lunch for each child in the family. Pickups will run daily from 10 a.m. to noon starting tomorrow, March 17 at Fordson, Edsel Ford, Dearborn high school, McCollough-Unis, Salina Intermediate, and Woodworth Middle School.
Signage at each site will direct parents and students where to enter the building. Food will be near entrances to minimize the amount of time community members spend in the facilities.
Please note, meals are available to anyone age 18 and younger. Students do not need to be present, and the Dearborn School student does not need to attend at that building. A designated person can collect meals for multiple children. Meals for Saturday and Sunday can be picked up on Friday.
The program will allow the District’s 20,700 students to continue to have access to healthy food. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer last week ordered all Michigan schools closed from March 16 through April 3 to slow the spread of novel coronavirus and cases of COVID-19. Dearborn Schools is scheduled for spring break April 6 to 10, so school will not resume in the District until April 13.
The grab-and-go meals will be served at least through April 3.
Superintendent Glenn Maleyko praised the District’s food service team for quickly implementing this drastic change in service to meet the needs of families.
“We appreciate the patience of our families and community as we all try to adjust to this sudden change from closing schools,” Dr. Maleyko said. “More than three quarters of our students qualify for free or reduced priced school meals. We realize this food is important to our families, many of whom may be facing additional financial hardships from the sudden economic changes related to COVID-19.”
Check the Dearborn Public Schools website at www.dearbornschools.org for any updates or changes to the meal program or for other issues regarding the school closure.
Lowrey is inviting parents of next year’s kindergarten students to attend a Kindergarten Roundup meeting on Thursday, April 16 from 8:30am – 9:30am. Please attend this meeting to learn more about starting school and how to enroll your children in the district.