Joi Danforth, Principal

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    MISSION STATEMENT

    Dickinson West Elementary Schools, in partnership with our parents and the multi-cultural community, dedicate ourselves to education in a safe, supportive  and caring environment so that each individual  positively contributes knowledge, skills, values, and personal experiences to become a responsible, literate, self-reliant, and productive citizen in our diverse society.

    DICKINSON WEST PLEDGE

    It is my responsibility to:

    • come to school every day,
    • do my best work every day,
    • ask for help when I need it, and
    • respect myself and others.

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    Click Here for HPS COVID 19 Learning Plan


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    Dear Hamtramck Families,

     

               Thank you for partnering with Hamtramck Public Schools to ensure that your students receive the best education during these tough times. Per Governor Whitmer, school will be closed the remainder of the year, however at Hamtramck Public Schools, learning never stops! The following letter will outline our support measures while we are learning from home. As always, please reach out to me if you have any questions or concerns. 

     

     

    Kindergarten – 2nd Grade

     

    Family: A family activity calendar will be sent home via ClassDojo. In this calendar, you will find activities, so you can keep your child engaged in learning during the time of school closure. 

     

    Study: In addition, students in this grade band will be using the Portfolio section of ClassDojo. ClassDojo Portfolios are digital student portfolios that allow your student to share their learning with their classroom teacher. Students will be uploading work to their Portfolio from home. Teachers will be able to see student work and give feedback daily.

    • Click here to watch a video on how to review your student’s portfolio. 
    • Do you need access to ClassDojo? Click here to learn more. 
    • Tech Support Hotline: (313) 305-6976 (8am - 4pm)

     

    Classroom Community: 3-5 Times a week, your child will receive a Google Meet link requesting his or her presence. During the prescribed time with a teacher, your son or daughter will be able to ask questions, receive extra support, check-in with other classmates, and build an understanding of the activities posted in ClassDojo. 

     

    3rd - 12th Grade

     

    Family: Your child’s teacher and administrators will be posting suggestions for things to do at home through Google Classroom, emails, and social media, so keep an eye out for extension ideas. 

     

    Study: In addition, students in this grade band will be using Google Classroom. Google Classroom is a digital student workspace that allows your student to share their learning with the classroom teacher. Teachers will be assigning learning and students will be uploading work in 

     

     

    Google Classroom. Teachers will be able to see student work online and give feedback on each assignment. 

    Here is a link to the Classroom Codes

    Click here and watch a video explaining how to login to Google Classroom 

    Click here and watch a video explaining how to access your student email

    Click here to watch launching videos

    Tech Support Hotline: (313) 305-6976 (8am - 4pm)

     

    Classroom Community: 3-5 Times a week, your child will receive a Google Meet link requesting his or her presence. During the prescribed time with a teacher, your son or daughter will be able to ask questions, receive extra support, check-in with other classmates, and build an understanding of the coursework. 

     

    At Hamtramck Public schools, it is our goal for students to develop strong skills and strategies that will be carried forward into their college and career years. We believe instruction starts at home, and parent support is the key to reaching this goal. As educational partners, we encourage you to communicate with your child’s teacher regarding your son or daughter’s progress.

    We look forward to working with you!

     

    Sincerely,

    Principal Danforth

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