All evening activities at DCS facilities are canceled for today, Thursday, February 27th. This includes Community Education Activities, Middle School Athletics, and Community Meetings. DHS Varsity Hockey Districts will still be played as they are an MHSAA district contest.
The Reproductive Health Curriculum Community Information Session is also canceled and is rescheduled for Thursday, March 12th from 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. at Creekside Intermediate School Room 311. There will not be a second hearing or DCS Board Discussion regarding the Reproductive Health Proposal until after we have the opportunity to hold the community session on March 12th and have time to review the questions asked from community members at that session. See the Superintendent's page for more details and a FAQ: dexterschools.org/superintendent
In the past, Dexter Community Education has received a Great Start School Readiness Program (GSRP) grant from the Michigan Department of Education. The grant provides for four year-olds who meet certain criteria to receive preschool services at no expense to the parents.
Apply for the program using the online application. Dexter is part of the Washtenaw ISD service area.
The state of Michigan awards grant allocations starting in July; please register early for maximum opportunities.
Income is a primary factor in consideration for GSRP grants. Other factors that are considered for selection of students include but are not limited to:
- diagnosed disability or identified developmental delay
- severe or challenging behavior
- primary home language other than English
- parent(s) with low educational attainment
- abuse/neglect of child or parent
- environmental risk Students do not have to meet all factors.
The program runs M-F, 12:30pm-3:30pm. Please contact Jenkins ECLC Assistant Director Gina Benson at (734) 424-4180 ext. 1413 if you have questions about GSRP eligibility or enrollment.