“No Screen” Initiative

Families,

As you all may know, children are intrigued by electronic devices. As a result, many children are spending way too much time in front of digital screens. This passive screen time may negatively impact your child’s academic progress, as it is linked to poor social development, behavioral problems, irregular sleep, etc. Therefore, it is crucial to limit the amount of time your child spends in front of the screen.

Geer Park School has launched it’s “No Screen” initiative. This initiative entails that children should not use electronic devices Monday-Friday, EXCEPT for homework purposes. Please monitor your child’s screen time during homework. Remember technology is valuable when used appropriately, but it does not and should not replace opportunities for unstructured play, meaningful conversations at the dinner table, reading bedtime stories, and so on. Together, we can help our beautiful children succeed. THANK YOU!

School Zone Safety

School Zone Safety
September 6, 2016
The Dearborn Police Department takes your children’s safety seriously and so must you. With the beginning of the new school year I would like to remind parents that we understand how congested and frustrating school zones can become in the morning and afternoon when dropping off or picking up children. However, poor driving habits, parking violations, and aggressive driving near schools, all create an unsafe environment for our children. We are asking all parents to do their part in promoting “safe and orderly-school zones” to ensure child safety.
To help reduce congestion and provide a safer environment keep these points in mind when dropping off or picking up your children:
The bus stop is for buses only.
Walk children to school when possible.
Drop off/pick up children a short distance away from school, when/if possible. This alleviates traffic congestion around our schools.
Once your child is out of the car and safely on the sidewalk vacate the area to make room for other parents to drop off their children. (Do Not. Double Park)
Be mindful of school staff and crossing guards. They are there for your child’s safety. Be a “Good Neighbor”, by being mindful of residents who live near school zones.
As part of our commitment to ensuring our children’s safety, The Dearborn Police Department will be actively enforcing traffic laws around all school zones:
Blocking driveways: $80 fine
Double parking: $80 fine
Stop sign violation: 3 points $250 fine
Fail to yield to pedestrian: 2 points $250 fine
Fail to yield to School Bus: 3 points $240 fine
Disobey a school crossing guard: $1,000 Misdemeanor
Please Drive Responsibly – Enhance Child Safety

Sincerely,

Chief Ronald Haddad

Glenn Maleyko, PhD.

Superintendent, Dearborn Public Schools

مدینه دیربورن زندگتور غلیٹن مالائیکو
منشا هنري فورد المشرقس العام
قسم الشرطة
الأمن ضمن نطاق المدرسة 6 أيلسول 2016
يأخذ قسم شرطة ديربورن موضوع أمن أولادكم على محمل الجد كما هو متوجب عليكم. مع بداية العام الدراسي الجديد، أود أن أذكر الأهالي الكرام أننا نتفهم ازدحام المنطقة المحيطة بالمدرسة المحبط في الصباح و بعد الظهر، عند توصيل و إعادة اصطحاب الأولاد. يشكل سلوك القيادة الرديء، مخالفات مواقف السيارات و القيادة يطريقة هجومية قرب المدارس بيئة غير أمنة لأولادكم. نرجو من
جميع الأهالي القيام بدورهم من أجل تعزيز “أمن و نظام س- المنطقة المحيطة بالمدرسة” من أجل ضمان أمن أولادكم.
للمساعدة بتخفيف الازدحام و تأمين بيئة أكثر أمانا” عليكم تذكر هذه النقاط عند توصيل و اصطحاب أولادكم:
منطقة وقوف الباص هي فقط للباصات.
يرجى توصيل الأولاد سيرا” على الأقدام عند الإمكان. توصيل/اصطحاب الأولاد عن مسافة بعيدة قليلا عن المدرسة، عند الامكان. هذا يخفف من ازدحام السير حول المدارس. حالما يخرج ولدكم من السيارة و يصل الى الرصيف بأمان يرجى الرحيل لترك المجال لباقي الأهالي بتوصيل أولادهم. ( لا تتوقف بموازاة سيارة أخرى).
له انتبه للعاملين في المدرسة و حراس العبور. هم متواجدون من أجل تعزيز أمن أولادكم . من كن “جارا” جيدا” ، بأن تنتبه السكان حول المدرسة.
كجزء من التزامنا بضمان أمن أولادنا، قسم شرطة ديربورن سيطبق قوانين السير بنشاط حول جميع المدارس:
o تسكير المداخل : غرامة 80$
• التوقف بموازاة سيارة أخرى: غرامة 80$ د مخالفة إشارة “قفس” : 3 نقاط و غرامة 250$
• عدم التنازل للمشاة: نقطتين و غرامة 250$
• عدم التنازل لباص المدرسة: 3 نقاط و غرامة 240$
• عدم الطاعة حارس العبور: 1000$ مخالفة
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الرجاء القيادة بمسؤولية – عزز أمن الأولاد
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Michigan Protect My Child Registry

Hi there, I hope the school year is going well for you and your staff. I am contacting you regarding the Michigan Child Protection Registry, which the states Superintendent’s office sent your district a memo about each of the last three school years. This is an important Registry that I hope you will help me communicate to your school district.
I am the Community Outreach Coordinator for the Michigan Child Protection Registry, which is a state registry under our Secretary of State dedicated to stopping minors, parents and schools from receiving any solicitations from gambling, cigarette, alcohol and pornography companies. It’s like the federal Do Not Call list, but it includes cell phone numbers, email and IM addresses. Attached is a copy of Superintendent Flanagan’s memo, some FAQs, an example of what other schools have put in their parent newsletter and an icon you can use to link our website to your school’s resource/parent page.
There are just three very simple steps that will help get the word out about this Registry to your staff and parents. The most important step is to include the blurb I’ve attached in your next parent newsletter. And then if you haven’t already done so in the past, please register your district’s domain at www.ProtectMiChild.com and include our web address and information somewhere on your website.
I can’t stress enough how important this Registry is in helping to keep our kids safe while online or using cell phones. Please let me know if your district can help or if you have any questions or need additional information. Thank you so much and have a great day!
Alisha Meneely
Community Outreach Coordinator
Protect MI Child

Cell: 616-540-8669
Go to www.protectMIchild.com and register today!
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Protect My Child

Are your children safe while online? Michigan families, especially minors, are becoming inundated with advertisements from alcohol, tobacco, pornography and gambling marketers through different internet and cell phone inboxes. Texting their advertisements is the newest marketing effort that many of these companies are using. Thankfully, the State of Michigan offers a free program to stop adult advertisements from reaching e-mails, mobile phones (text messaging ads) and instant messenger IDs. The Michigan Child Protection Registry, like the federal Do Not Call List, is a free do-not-contact service for Michigan’s families and schools and can be located at www.ProtectMIChild.com.

As a strong supporter of this registry, I would like to encourage you to sign your entire family up for the registry and inform your friends and colleagues about how they can protect children and families from unwanted adult advertising. To sign up only takes seconds. Just go to www.ProtectMIChild.com and keep your family safe.

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