Dearborn High School

Welcome Back to School!

Greetings Pioneers! 

I hope you all had an enjoyable summer break.  As August quickly comes to a close, we are eager to welcome our students and  incoming 9th graders  back to Dearborn High School. 

We welcome two new amazing assistant principals to our administrative team –  Ms. Caitlin Ball who will work with students/families whose last names start with C-K and Mr. Mike Wegher who will work with students/families with last names that start with L-Z.  Mr. Kelly Dear will continue to work with students/families whose last name starts with A-B. 

We pride ourselves on working closely with families to help our students prepare for the future.  Together we can bridge a partnership that empowers students to reach greater strides academically and socially. Our focus will be on making sure all of our students’ needs are met. High academic achievement is an expectation for all DHS students.

The high school years are critical and we fully understand that we need to cultivate an environment of high expectations, meaningful learning opportunities, and systemic approaches for our students to be successful in college and career. The DHS staff is committed to activate critical thinking skills from day one. Our staff will provide opportunities for students to accelerate their learning. 

Instilling student self-worth is another goal we have for students. They  need to know that they contribute so much to this world. Through mindful discovery, confidence, and eagerness, we can help students acknowledge their own potential. We encourage all students to participate in after school activities, such as sporting events, clubs, tutoring, etc. Getting involved in school events enriches our students’ experience in high school and helps them become invested in their school.  We also hope to see many of our dedicated parents attend events. Working together, we can make DHS a model school. I am a firm believer in the old adage, “It takes a village to raise/teach a child!”

Our team is working hard to prepare for the first day of school on Monday, August 29th.  High School will start at 7:50 am and end the day at 2:45 pm, with a half day ending at 10:55am 

Below, you will find a list of important dates and information about the upcoming school year.  

Important DatesActivity
Monday, August 22nd 
Tuesday, August 23rd
Class schedules for the 2022-23 school year are available on StudentConnect and ParentConnect  
9th Grade Orientation went very well! Students had a great time! 
Monday, August 29thFirst Day of School Half-Day, 7:50am – 10:55 am (shortened Classes)MBCC and DCMST students will stay at DHS all day.
Thursday, September 28 th Fall Picture DaySeptember 12th, 2022 Picture Retakes- October 24th, 2022
Wednesday, September 15th High  School Open House 6:00 – 7:30 pm

Please make sure your information is correct and updated in  ParentConnect.  If the forms listed below were not completed online, make sure the forms are returned during 6th grade orientation or schedule pick up.  The required forms are Emergency Card, Health Appraisal, Sports Appraisal, Cell Phone Policy, Consent for Immunizations, Concussion Form, Code of Conduct Letter, and Pesticide Form.

As we return to school, I want to provide you with additional information about the steps that we have put in place to ensure a safe and smooth transition into the new school year.   

Drop-off Procedures

Please follow the drop off lane to drop off your students. Please drive safely and be aware that students  should never be dropped off on Outer Drive as that is extremely unsafe for all. 

Breakfast is available to all students.  Breakfast begins at 7:25 am each day in the cafeteria. 

Dismissal/ Parent Pick-Up Procedures

Students will exit the building using the door closest to their classroom.  Talk to your child(ren) to determine the best pickup time and exact location in our drop-off/pickup lane. 

Student Parking 

Students wishing to park in the student parking lot must have a parking pass. Parking passes are $20 and can be purchased from the main office. 

Attendance Reminders 

If your child(ren) feels ill, please keep them at home and call the school office at (313) 827-1600 or (313)827-1601 to notify us of your child’s absence.  

School Supplies

Teachers will share a recommended list of supplies. 

Breakfast and Lunch

All students are eligible to receive free breakfast and lunch. Breakfast begins at 7:25 a.m. each day in the cafeteria and doors will close at 7:45am to ensure that students get to class on time. 

School Blog/Website 

For the most updated information, please subscribe to our school website,  Make sure you have current email addresses on file with us to get regular communication.


If you have questions about your student’s schedule, please email counselors by student’s last name:     

A – ALsh: Ms. Gharam Nasser; Email: 

ALSH – D:  Mr. Kassim Darwish; Email:

E-I: Ms. Melinda Dakhlallah; 

J-P: Ms. Janice Fawaz;  Ms.,

Q-Z:  Mr. Michael Rashad; Email:

Transitional 8th/9th grade counselor: Ms. Yusra Hamadeh; 


Please know that all of us here at Dearborn High School are working to create the very best learning experience for your child while maintaining the safety of all students and staff. As your principal, it is important to me that everyone who enters our school feels welcome and excited to be here.  This attitude enables us to meet the challenges of academic excellence from a positive, nurturing and fun environment.  

I want you to know that I have an open door policy, and I always welcome your input.  Please feel free to contact me or our wonderful office staff, at any time to discuss any questions or concerns that you might have throughout the school year.  In partnership with our amazing administrative staff, we look forward to collaboratively working with you as a team to help each student at Dearborn High School meet their fullest potential

We look forward to a great start to the school year!  Enjoy the rest of your summer!! 

Zeina Jebril, Ed.S.

Principal of Dearborn High School