March 7, 2013:
A case of Pertussis has been diagnosed at
Crestwood High School. It's possible that your child may have been in
contact with that student. There is no need for alarm, this is just to
inform you and give recommendations to prevent any new cases.
To read the
full letter from Superintendent Dr. Laurine VanValkenburg and more about Pertussis, click here.
Pertussis Notice: Sep
A case of pertussis (whooping cough) has been identified in the fifth grade at Riverside Middle School. Pertussis (whooping cough) is very contagious and can cause serious illness – especially in infants too young to be vaccinated. The disease starts like the common cold, with runny nose or congestion, sneezing, and maybe mild cough or fever. But after 1-2 weeks, severe coughing can begin. Please read the attached informational article from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (
) and contact your physician if you or a family member has symptoms consistent with this disease.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ( http://www.cdc.gov
CDC Features - Pertussis (Whooping Cough) – What You Need To Know http://www.cdc.gov/Features/Pertussis/
Regarding the brief lock down that occurred on May 7,
Parents and Community Members:
Crestwood High School was in lockdown late this morning, Monday, May 7 when
it was reported that a student brought a pistol to school. The student with
the pistol did not threaten or harm any of our students or personnel. The
Dearborn Heights Police searched the building and patrolled the streets
looking for the student who was taken into custody at the DH library near
City Hall. We thank the Dearborn Heights Police for their dedicated response
to protect our students.
STRANGER DANGER ALERT
After school on Thursday, April 26, 2012, a student
reported being approached by two (2) white men in a red truck or SUV while
walking home from Kinloch. The student did not answer the men and returned
safely to school. The police were called and reported to the school. The
police will patrol the school area at entry and dismissal times for the next
few weeks. Please take time today to
talk to your children about the safety rules of not talking to strangers,
not going with any stranger, and seeking the help of an adult if they are
approached by a stranger.
Regarding the brief lock down that occurred on October 19, 2011.
Dearborn Heights Police Department informed us that they were
looking for a suspect and to go on lock down. The lock down lasted
approximately 10 to 15 minutes ending with the capture of the unarmed
suspect. This WAS NOT a school related incident.
the entire notice here
Stranger Danger Alert, May 11, 2011
Dear Parents and Community Members,
There was a reported "Stranger Danger" by one of our male middle school
students this morning, Wednesday, May 11, 2011. The incident occurred at
approximately 8:40 a.m. while the student was walking to school around
Midway and Kinloch Roads.
Please click here to open the alert details
April 13, 2011
Three Hillcrest students separately reported that a
suspicious white van approached them in the area of Beech Daly and Warren.
The driver of the van was described as an African American man wearing a
dark hat and a dark pink/burgundy shirt. The students reported that the man
asked them to get into his van.
This incident has been reported to the Dearborn Heights
Police Department. The police department has assigned extra patrol cars to
the area during school arrival and dismissal times.
Please remind your children to stay away from strangers
and to report anything unusual to your school’s principal.
Thank you, Dr. Laurine VanValkenburg