Attention Parents

If you are interested in having your child attend in person learning all four days please e-mail  Dr. Winifred Green (greenw@dearbornschools.org).  We will review class and bus attendance numbers and accommodate as many students as possible while still maintaining COVID safety protocols.

MBCC Honor Cords

We are in the process of evaluating graduating Seniors for the MBCC Honor Cord. The criteria for students to earn this cord are listed below:

Graduation Honor Cord Criteria

Purpose:

The Michael Berry Career Center (MBCC) Graduation Honor Cord is awarded to students to recognize distinguished achievement in the Career and Technical Education (CTE)  programs at the Michael Berry Career Center.  The MBCC Graduation Honor Cord is approved to be worn during high school and Collegiate Academy graduation ceremonies.

Eligibility:

  • Students must be enrolled in a CTE program at MBCC during their senior year.
  • Students must have completed, or be enrolled to complete all required courses in a state-approved CTE program sequence at MBCC. 

Criteria:

  • Student must demonstrate academic excellence by having an overall High School Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher at the end of the fifth cardmarking of their senior year (S2H CM5). 
  • In order to recognize growth and maturity in career preparation programs, students must meet the following requirements for end-of-semester grades in their MBCC CTE Program Courses:
10th Grade11th Grade12th Grade
Three Year Program2.0 or Better“C”3.0 or Better“B”3.67  or Better“A-”
Two Year Program3.0 or Better“B”3.67  or Better“A-”
One Year Program4.0“A”
  • Student must model exemplary behavior in all MBCC classes.
    • Students with significant behavioral issues in their permanent file, as determined by the administration, are not eligible
    • Students must have unanimous support of MBCC teachers and administrators
  • Student must demonstrate career appropriate attendance while at MBCC.  Students on audit are not eligible for the MBCC Honor Cord
  • Student must meet the classroom requirement for Work Based Learning and Career and Technical Student Organization (CTSO) membership and/or Student Leadership in their senior year at MBCC.  This may include BPA, DECA, HOSA, FCSLA and/or SkillsUSA membership, or other MBCC student leadership/service organization with prior approval of a majority of MBCC staff.
  • MBCC Principal holds final approval/disapproval authority based on review or deportment, attendance and grades. 

Description:

The MBCC Graduation Honor Cord is a tri-colored cord:

  • Green – symbolizing excellence in Career and Technical Education
  • Gold – symbolizing future success and prosperity
  • White – symbolizing purity of spirit and service to others

COVID Case at MBCC

DATE: : 3/24/2021

TO: All Staff

FROM: Oussama Baydoun and Winifred Green

RE: COVID-19 Case Identification 

A confirmed case of coronavirus (Covid-19) has been identified at school. We are working closely with Wayne County Health Department to identify exposures and prevent further cases. This letter is informational only; no further action is required for you at this time.  If you have not been contacted by the district nurse or your building administrator, you are not considered to be a close-contact to the positive individual.

I want to thank all staff and students for following through social distancing measures and adhering to all other guidelines, like wearing masks at all times and not being in close contact with anyone for 15 minutes or more. I want to also remind all staff and students that we need to respect everyone’s privacy at all times. Your safety and privacy are important to us. Again, we thank all of you for adhering to all guidelines. 

The virus that causes COVID-19 is thought to spread mainly from person to person, through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs, sneezes or talks. These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs. Spread is more likely when people are less than six feet from each other for at least 15 minutes. A person who is a close contact of someone who is infected with COVID-19 may experience COVID-19 symptoms typically within two to fourteen days after a person is exposed. 

The symptoms of COVID-19 are similar in children and adults. Symptoms can include: Fever (>100.4oF), cough, shortness of breath, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, runny or stuffy nose, loss of taste or smell, abdominal pain. 

There are many things that can be done to keep our schools, homes, and communities “COVID-19 free” and protect ourselves and loved ones: 

  1. Children and adults should stay home when ill. 
  2. Washing hands often with soap and running warm water for at least 20 seconds. 
  3. If a hand washing station is not available, use hand sanitizer properly. Gels, rubs, and hand wipes must contain at least 60% alcohol. Dispose of wipes in the trash after use. 
  4. Practice Good Respiratory Etiquette (cover a cough with elbow versus hand). 
  5. Follow guidance for wearing a face covering and social distancing. 

If you have questions, please contact Wayne County Health Department at 734-727-7078. 

Following the guidance of the MI Safe Schools Roadmap, the school has been disinfected. This includes spraying classrooms, hallways, locker rooms, and common areas as needed with a sanitizer, along with other methods of disinfection.

Additional information can be found on the CDC website.

التاريخ:

إلى: 

من:

بخصوص: وجود حالة إصابة بكوفيد – ١٩ 

تم تحديد حالة إصابة مؤكدة بفيروس كورونا (كوفيد -١٩ ) في المدرسة. نحن نعمل بشكل وثيق مع إدارة الصحة بمقاطعة وين لتحديد من كانوا في تماس مباشر مع الحالة المؤكدة ومنع وقوع إصابات جديدة. إن الغرض من هذه الرسالة هو الإخطار فقط ؛ لا يلزم اتخاذ أي إجراء آخر  من قبلكم في هذا الوقت. إذا لم يتم الاتصال بك من قبل ممرضة القطاع أو مسؤول المبنى الخاص بك ، فلا تعتبروا ممن كانوا على اتصال وثيق بالشخص المصاب.

أود أن أشكر جميع الموظفين والطلاب لاتباعهم تدابير التباعد الاجتماعي والالتزام بجميع الإرشادات الأخرى ، مثل ارتداء الأقنعة في جميع الأوقات وعدم الاتصال الوثيق بأي شخص لمدة 15 دقيقة أو أكثر. أريد أيضًا أن أذكر جميع الموظفين والطلاب أننا بحاجة إلى احترام خصوصية الجميع في جميع الأوقات. سلامتكم و خصوصيتكم مهمة بالنسبة لنا. مرة أخرى ، نشكركم جميعًا على التزامكم بجميع الإرشادات.

يُعتقد أن الفيروس المسبب لـ كوفيد -١٩  ينتشر بشكل أساسي من شخص لآخر ، من خلال الرذاذ التنفسي الذي ينتج عندما يسعل الشخص المصاب أو يعطس أو يتحدث. يمكن أن تهبط هذه القطرات في أفواه أو أنوف الأشخاص القريبين أو ربما يتم استنشاقها في الرئتين. تزداد احتمالية انتشار المرض عندما يتواجد الأشخاص على مسافة تقل عن ستة أقدام من بعضهم البعض لمدة ١٥  دقيقة على الأقل. قد يعاني الشخص الذي يكون على اتصال وثيق بشخص مصاب بـ كوفيد -19 من أعراض الفيروس عادةً في فترة تتراوح بين  يومين إلى أربعة عشر يومًا من يوم التعرض.

تتشابه أعراض كوفيد -١٩  عند الأطفال والبالغين. يمكن أن تشمل الأعراض: الحمى (حرارة أعلى من ٤. ١٠٠  درجة فهرنهايت) ، والسعال ، وضيق التنفس ، والغثيان ، والقيء ، والإسهال ، وسيلان أو احتقان الأنف ، وفقدان حاسة التذوق أو الشم ، وآلام في البطن.

هناك العديد من الأشياء التي يمكن القيام بها للحفاظ على مدارسنا و منازلنا ومجتمعاتنا وحماية أنفسنا وأحبائنا “خالية من كوفيد -١٩ “:

  • يجب على الأطفال والبالغين البقاء في المنزل عند المرض.
  • غسل اليدين بالصابون والماء الدافئ الجاري لمدة 20 ثانية على الأقل بشكل دائم.
  • في حالة عدم توفر مكان لغسيل الأيدي ، استخدم معقم اليدين بشكل صحيح. يجب أن تحتوي المواد الهلامية والمطهر ومناديل اليدين على نسبة  ٦٠ ٪ على الأقل من الكحول. تخلص من المناديل المبللة في سلة المهملات بعد الاستخدام.
  • تدرب على آداب التنفس الجيدة (قم بالسعال بالكوع من الجهة الداخلية).
  • اتبع الإرشادات الخاصة بارتداء غطاء الوجه والتباعد الاجتماعي.

للاسئلة، الرجاء الاتصال بمديرية الصحة بمقاطعة وين على الرقم:  ٧٠٧٨ – ٧٢٧ ( ٧٣٤) .

اتباعاً لإرشادات خارطة طريق إعادة فتح المدارس بشكل آمن التي قررتها ولاية ميشغان سابقاَُ، تم تطهيرو تعقيم المدرسة. تضمن ذلك رش الفصول الدراسية والممرات وغرف تبديل الملابس والأماكن المشتركة الاستخدام حسب الحاجة بالمطهرات ، إلى جانب تطبيق طرق أخرى للتعقيم.

للمزيد من المعلومات الرجاء زيارة موقع مركز مكافحة و السيطرة على  الأمراض.

MBCC Parent Survey

Dear Parent/Guardian, 

MBCC is using this Parent Survey as a means to elicit your beliefs and opinions to help target areas for the school system to improve and areas to continue to be effective. Your opinion is important to us, and we ask that you take the time to complete this form.  The online survey will be available from March 15-March 26 . In order to complete the survey, please click on this link: https://forms.gle/whQTYFprcm8CBxMb9

Please be assured that your responses to this survey will be anonymous and your honest opinions are appreciated. If you have any questions about this survey, please contact your school principal. Thank you in advance for supporting our improvement efforts.

Your cooperation and support in completing the parent survey will be greatly appreciated. 

Sincerely, 

Dr. Winifred Green (Principal) and Mr. Oussama Baydoun (Assistant Principal)

High School Options Live Stream

Video from the High School Options Live Stream Event (Including a short version of the MBCC options available for 10th-12th grade students in Dearborn). Videos are closed captioned and can be translated automatically in YouTube.

Part 1: Introduction, HS Options Overview, Dearborn Heights Campus Overview, Dearborn Center for Math Science and Technology (DCMST), Michael Berry Career Center and Start of Henry Ford Early College

Part 2: Henry Ford Early College Programs, Collegiate Academy, Questions and Answers and Wrap Up.

2021-2022 MBCC and CTE Scheduling Videos and Presentations

Featured

Current high school students in Dearborn will be signing up for next years classes starting March 1, 2021 (see counselors for details). Because of the Remote Learning/Hybrid Schedule and COVID-19 restrictions this year, it was impossible for us to do our traditional face-to-face presentations about Career and Technical Education (CTE) options and the Michael Berry Career Center (MBCC). We have recorded those presentations below so students and their parents can find out more, and make the right choices when selecting classes that are right for them. These programs are open to all 10th, 11th and 12th grade students in Dearborn.

Prospective students and their parents should watch the “Introduction to CTE and Program Overview” video first to learn about CTE, the Michael Berry Career Center and what programs are available. You can then watch the four videos below for detailed descriptions of programs in each Academy. All videos are closed captions, and the captions can be automatically translated. If you download the presentation, you can also click the links embedded in it to visit the web pages for each program and to find instructor contact information. You can use the link below to download a copy of the powerpoint presentation.

Link to High School Options Live Stream Videos

Introduction to CTE and Program Overview:
Watch this presentation first!

Academy of Business and Hospitality:
Detailed description of Dearborn Business Academy and Culinary Arts programs

Academy of Health Sciences:
Detailed description of Allied Health and Advanced Allied Health programs

Academy of Human Services:
Detailed description of Aspiring Dearborn Educators (Teacher Cadet) and Criminal Justice and Law Careers programs

Academy of Industry, Technology and Innovation:
Detailed description of Automotive Technician; Computer Programming; Construction Trades; Digital Media and Design; and Welding Technician programs.

For more information: visit berry.dearbornschools.org and click on the program tabs for detailed course/program descriptions and instructor contact information. Or contact:

John Bayerl (CTE Coordinator) 313-827-4808 or bayerlj@dearbornschools.org

MBCC Hybrid Plan Information

February 18, 2021

Dear Parents/Guardians,

As we plan our return to school, we are excited to see all of our Michael Berry students back in the building. We have worked tirelessly for a safe and smooth transition. Below is important information to keep you informed on the processes and expectations we have put in place.

COVID Screening

Each morning families are expected to take the temperature of all members of the household before a student comes to school. If any member of the household has a temperature of 100.4 or above, students should “remote in” on Zoom, not attend school physically. If students have symptoms of COVID (see attached screening tool), they should not attend school physically. They should “remote in” on Zoom.  

Return to School Phase In Schedule

Week of March 1 – 9th Graders (Class of  2024) will participate in orientation at MBCC

Week of March 8 – 10th Graders (Class of  2023) return for hybrid instruction at MBCC

  • 9th graders continue to attend

Week of March 15 – 11th (Class of  2022) & 12th Graders (Class of  2021) return for hybrid instruction

  • 9th graders continue to attend
  • 10th graders continue to attend

Schedule

When we change to hybrid, the school start time at MBCC  is 8:15 am and dismissal is at 12:20pm.  See attached bell schedule (different from the high schools due to bussing–student will follow the high schools schedule when in the actual high school building).  

A Group and B Group

The purpose of the hybrid model is to minimize the number of students in the classroom/building at one time. All students will continue to be in the same classes with the same teacher on Schoology. Students who come to school will need to bring their charged computer to follow along on Zoom and Schoology. The teacher will be instructing on Schoology to both students in the class and students at home.

To do this, half of the students come each day. 

  • A Group” students (a group assigned by your high school) will come to MBCC on Monday and Thursday. Students in this group will Zoom in on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday according to the schedule.
  • “B” Group students  (a group assigned by your high school) will come to MBCC on Tuesday and Friday.  Students in this group will Zoom in on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday according to the schedule. 
  • On Wednesday, all students will stay home and attend classes virtually. When your child is learning from home, they will “Zoom in” from home. Wednesdays will look like remote learning – what students are doing now.

Transportation to MBCC

The Bussing schedule is attached.  Please see your home high school for further information. 

Students who drive themselves to MBCC must have signed permission on file.  Click this link for the form.

Students may not transport other students (other than siblings) in their personal vehicle. 

VLP Students

Students who are signed up to remain virtual for the whole year will follow the same bell schedule, but will remote in each day.  Your  child will attend classes virtually from home. If you did not sign up for VLP and do not plan on your student returning to the building for this year, a parent must contact the office at their high school as soon as possible. 

There is some content in our Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs that must be taught face-to-face.  Some certification exams can not be given virtually.  Some assignments use software or licenses only available at the building.  Some programs don’t run on chromebooks.   Some activities require specialized equipment not available at the students’ homes.   For these, and many other reasons, when one of these assignment/projects is assigned, VLP students will be given the choice to:

  1. Attend MBCC in person for that project and complete the activity.
  2. Remain virtual and do an alternative assignment (so it doesn’t impact their grade).  However, they would not receive the certification, training, skill or other benefit of that assignment. 

It will always be the choice of the student and their parent whether or not to attend these face-to-face activities.  Your teacher will have specific information about which activities must be done in person and what alternative activities are available.  

Entry/Exit Procedures at MBCC

  • Students arriving should enter through door #1 (left of the flagpole and  the “Michael Berry Career Center” sign on the brick wall).  
  • You will proceed directly to your first class.  
  • Bathrooms are not open and you should not loiter in the hallways.
  • Students will not be allowed to enter the building without wearing their masks.  Masks must be worn correctly (covering mouth and nose, no gaps)

Classroom Set-up

  • Classroom set up is designed to provide social distancing and all students will face the same direction. 
  • Students will be assigned a seat and must sit in their assigned seat for the duration of the class for contract tracing and social distancing purposes. 

Bathrooms   

  • Bathrooms are closed during passing time, arrival and departure. 
  • Students who need to use the bathroom will be given a pass during class and will be escorted to/from the bathroom by security to insure only one person in the bathroom at a time.   

Meal

Students will be given a snack at their home high school  to eat during the fifteen minute break at 10:10-10:25. They will eat in the classroom. Students going to the MBCC and DCMST during the break will take the snack with them. 

  • There is no eating in any classroom at MBCC
  • Drinking fountains are not available.  
  • Students are encouraged to carry a water bottle with them.  

Student (in building) Safety Expectations 

  • Masks must be worn correctly at all times
  • Students will not be allowed to congregate anytime. 
  • During passing time, students are required to walk immediately to their next class, maintain social distancing and avoid gathering/blocking traffic in the halls and stairways.  
  • If your child is choosing to break social distancing rules, or refuses to wear their mask correctly, they will need to learn virtually. This is a strict and non-negotiable rule.  

Student Materials and Chromebooks

Students must bring their charged chromebooks and supplies to school each day. Chromebooks must be fully charged at home. We do not have the capacity to charge individual chromebooks. Chromebooks should be brought to school in a student backpack and handled with care.  Students in need of a Chromebook should contact their high school to be issued one.  MBCC does not sign out Chromebooks to students.  

Sanitizing Process

All rooms used are on a sanitation schedule. All CDC recommended material and processes are available and in motion. However, the most critical safety measures are to (1) maintain social distancing, (2) keep masks on and above the nose, and (3) hand washing and sanitizing .  

Student Quarantine Room

If your child is at school and begins to feel ill, we have designated a room for your child to wait in until he/she is picked up. This room is supervised and closely monitored to assure safety measures are followed.  

What if your child is a close contact?

In the scenario that your child is considered a “close contact” to another person who has tested positive, you will be notified immediately and with specific instructions. We will not provide the names of other people involved. To prevent this from happening, your transparency is needed. Err on the side of caution – keep your child home if they are not feeling well or are running a temperature or if they have been exposed to a COVID positive person. This is the reality of our current situation. Remember, your child will not be missing instruction since they can attend virtually.  

International Travel

International Travel will require additional measures before a student can return to school.  The health department states: Upon return from international travel, an individual should self-quarantine for 7-days, and at the end of the 7-days have another COVID PCR test that needs to be negative before the individual/student returns to school. (accurate as of 2/11/2021).

Learning Labs

Learning labs will be available on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 1:45-2:55. The learning labs will either be at MBCC (no bus transportation is available, students must provide their own transportation or attend virtually through ZOOM).  Students can request extra assistance from the teacher during this time.  

The teachers will also use this time to set up meetings with students to provide extra support.  

Sincerely,

Winifred L. Green (Principal) and Oussama Baydoun (Assistant Principal)

Travel and Quarantine Requirements

Students and Parents:

See communication from Dearborn Public Schools below:

Thank you,
Abe Mashhour,
Director, Student Services and District Athletics:

Per our health officer at Wayne County Health Department:

“Upon return from international travel, an individual should self-quarantine for 7-days, and at the end of the 7-days have another COVID PCR test that needs to be negative before the individual/student returns to school.”


National CTE Month

What is CTE Month? 

Career and Technical Education Month®, or CTE Month®, is a public awareness campaign that takes place each February to celebrate the value of CTE and the achievements and accomplishments of CTE programs across the country. Dearborn Public Schools is proud to offer many excellent Career an Technical Education programs to help students achieve “Education with a Purpose”

CTE Month® | ACTE