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Henry Ford School Newsletter, June 1, 2021

Principal's Message

Dear Henry Ford Families,


When students return on Tuesday, there will only be eight days left of school with six of them instructional days. As I mentioned last week and again at Wednesday’s Super Citizen Assembly, my hope and desire is that all our students feel confident that they have tried to do their best to learn the concepts they have been taught. With encouragement from all of us, we can make sure students stay focused until the last day of school. Our last day of school is Thursday, June 10, at 1:30 PM.


Although everyone may be excited for a well-deserved summer break, I've heard from students and staff alike that they are hopeful for a regular start of a normal school year. Several students on campus have shared with me that they are anxious to be back in school like before the pandemic. They miss not being able to play with all their friends. As you may know, all our classes are separated by zones on the playground. Students are not allowed to play with each other unless they are in the same classroom. All but one of our classes are back in person full day. The rest of the classes are divided into morning or afternoon sessions. The majority of the teachers have an afternoon hybrid model of distance learning in the afternoon. Two of our teachers are doing both in-person and distance learning simultaneously. All of these teaching arrangements have been challenging for everyone. Nevertheless, our students have met these challenges, and I'm so proud of their efforts and their resilience to stay focused and do their best under the circumstances. Our teachers and support staff have also worked very hard in helping our students to be successful. Join me in thanking all of them for their efforts and hard work that often goes unnoticed behind the scenes at school.


And from all accounts, we do anticipate a regular start to the new school year on August 18. Based on the latest information, our School schedule will be as follows. School will start for all students at 8:15 AM. Kindergarten students will have a dismal time of 1:45 PM. Grades first, second, and third will be dismissed at 2:30 PM, and fourth and fifth grade students will end their day at 2:45 PM.


In the meantime, before the start of the new school year, we are gearing up for the Summer Reading Club. Space has filled up rapidly, but we have some spots still available if you would like your child to participate. The program was designed with the goal of keep students reading and learning all summer. Students are invited to come to School one day a week to meet with a teacher and learn about a particular topic of interest or work on a project or fun learning activity. Then each class gets to go to the library to check out a few books each week.


The following grade-level specific links will allow you to register your child. But remember, space is limited. Students will be accepted on a priority registration basis. This is a 5-week program: June 22 - July 22. All students accepted will be notified prior to the last day of school. Students who are not accepted due to space limitations, will be placed on a waiting list.


First Grade Summer Reading Program

Second Grade Summer Reading Program

Third Grade Summer Reading Program

Fourth/Fifth Grade Summer Reading Program


As we start June, the start of the summer season, we have much to accomplish these next few weeks, including the announcement of a new principal and the events surrounding the last week of school as well as our fifth-grade promotion that will take place in person on campus.


Enjoy these next few weeks; they will go by quickly.


Al Rosell, Ed.D., Principal

— MAY EVENTS —


31, Monday, Memorial Day , No School

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YCJApBnLcAo

— JUNE EVENTS —

4, Friday, Spirit Day — Hat Day


7-10, Monday -Thursday, Spirit WeekMustang Sprit Clothing


10, Thursday
, 5th-Grade Promotion


10, Thursday, Last day for Students. School ends at 1:30 PM


10, Thursday, In-Person Students return iPads and Chromebooks


11, Friday, Distance Students return iPads and Chromebooks


11, Friday, Last Day for Teachers


22, Tuesday, start of the Summer Reading Club Program

MAY SUPER CITIZENS . . . . . . . . Students of the Month

Congratulations to May Students of the month — Super Citizens!

FIRST Graders. . . SECOND Graders . . . . . . . . THIRD Graders

Sam S. . . . . . . . . . Olivia C. . . . . .Aria S . . . . . .Lyla L. . . . .Josie C.

Irene C . . . . . . . . . Salma A . . . . .Elena M . . . .Reese Y. . .Joanne O

Tiffany G. . . . . . . .William S. . . . .Marco G . . . Jack M. . . .Katya M.

Arturo S. Jr. . . . . . Bryon H . . . . . Jazlyn A . . . Issac V.

Julian C. . . . . . . . .Josselyn J . . . Julia T. . . . . Jefferson C.

Alberto A . . . . . . . .Ken M. . . . . . . Keily S. . . . .Ezekiel M.

Janney A . . . . . . . .Daisy V . . . . . . Frida C . . . .Michael B.

Kameron W. . . . . . Maya L. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Michelle B.

Evelyn S. . . . . . . . .Isla K. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jazleen V

Gianni G . . . . . . . . Hailey G. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Andrew M.


FOURTH Graders . . . . . . . . . . FIFTH Graders

Cole W. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Athan J. . . . . . .Emely G.

Karla T. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Alexander O. . . .David F.

Samantha P . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Damon F. . . . . . .Omar A.

Michael H. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Carmine U. . . . .Joshua E.

Evelyn F. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Koral G. . . . . . . .Drake T.

Andy C. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Manawel K.

Athan H . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Yuri S.

Manuel A . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Ella T.

Karla C . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Chanelle C.

Elyse A . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Carlos V.

Louise G . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Alexa C.

Henry Ford Bike/Walk Audit

We want to thank everyone who helped last week with the Henry Ford bike/walk audit. This event was organized with Alta Planning and RWC Together along with other volunteers. It was a great bike/walk audit with many community members and Principal Dr. Rosell who helped us on Thursday, May 27.


We are seeking additional feedback from the Henry Ford Community. After the event we meet and concluded that additional suggestions from parents and school staff would be great. This will help us determine any changes that need to be made in the bike/walk routes leading to Henry Ford School. We want to insure students have safe routes when commuting to school. Please take a moment and fill out this survey — https://arcg.is/1Cv8jD0

Summer Learning Options

In order to help our students stay connected and learning over the summer, our Power School Roster will be frozen until late July. This means that students who have access to a devices at home, will be able to use Clever to connect with BrainPop, Learning A-Z, Raz-Plus, iReady, and Imagine Learning. This will be another option for our students to continue to learn over the summer.


I'd like to encourage all our families to bookmark the District Clever page on their home devices before you have your child turn in their iPad or Chromebook next week. This way you can test it once or twice before the end of the school year. You may find Clever at www.rcsdk8.net/clever. You should also write down the user name (your student's name.rcsdk8.net address) and password. Families will need that information or the student's Clever badge in order to log into Clever.

As Part of Spirit Week, Student Council Has Commissioned A Banner. They Want Everyone To Sign It To Help Conclude Our Historic School Year 2020-2021.

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