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Be Counted in the Census

Dear Parent(s),

Every year, billions of dollars in federal funding go to hospitals, fire departments, schools, roads, and other resources based on census data.

For a better future of our city, schools, and students , please click on the link now and fill out the census. It only takes a few minutes from your time to make a difference.

Complete the Census application here: 

https://my2020census.gov/

Sincerely,

Shannon Peterson

Free College Advising Hotline

Michigan high school students can now receive timely answers to their questions about postsecondary education, thanks to a new college advising hotline. Michigan College Access Network and partners launched the hotline today in response to the global health crisis caused by COVID-19, aiming to fill the gaps created by the statewide school closure order. 

The hotline can be reached by calling or texting 810-373-5385. It is available from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, but hours will be adjusted as necessary to best serve the needs of students. The service is staffed by college advisers from MCAN’s AdviseMI program and the Michigan State University College Advising Corps. To help serve as many students as possible, the hotline initiative also is partnered with the Detroit Regional Chamber and Detroit College Access Network. For additional information, read the press release.

Chromebook Troubleshooting

If students have issues connecting their Chromebooks, please have them do this:

  1. Turn off the Chromebook (holding the power button is okay)
  2. Turn the Chromebook back on.
  3. Connect to your home WiFi.
  4. You should see a screen that says “Sign in to your Chromebook”. Leave the Chromebook on this screen for 5-10 minutes.
  5. Restart the Chromebook again.

Chromebooks Available

Chromebooks are available for families who do not have access to technology. Please look at your child’s school blog for more information. To date, we are allowing each family to sign out one Chromebook. Chromebooks must be returned on the first day back after the shutdown.

Chromebooks have been handed out at Miller, Geer Park, Salina Intermediate, Dearborn High, Woodworth, Nowlin, Long, and Becker. Additional schools will be allowing families to sign out a Chromebook this Thursday and Friday.

Fordson Students Attend the Novi Incubator Class’ Unveiling of the Product at Macy’s-Twelve Oaks Mall

Students from Fordson, Trustee Petlichkoff, Trustee Mozip, Mrs. Peterson, Principal Alcodray, Mrs. Schumm, Mrs. Fairbanks and Ms. Naura attended the event on Monday, February 3rd at 8:45am.  Novi Incubator class students shared a brief summary of their experience and unveiled their product: socks and a children’s interactive story book. These items are on sale at Macy’s -Twelve Oaks.  Leadership from Novi and other guests were also present. In addition to the $10,000 grant, the Novi students presented Fordson students with a sign for their classroom too.  

Students from Novi High school seated and Fordson students standing behine them waiting for a presentation.
Fordson students standing and receiving a sign for their Incubator classroom.
Fordson and Novi High School students taking an opportunity to pose for a photo together.