• September 13, 2021

    Posted by Nia Adams on 9/14/2021 10:28:00 AM

    Good evening DPSCD Families and Staff,


    Please take time to read and share this week's Parent Newsletter. In addition to the five things you need to know, we have included resources such as attendance tips, mental health support and upcoming parent meeting dates and times.

    Wishing you all a great week!

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  • September 6, 2021

    Posted by Nia Adams on 9/14/2021 10:25:00 AM

    Good evening DPSCD students, families and staff,

    We can’t wait to see you on the first day of school, tomorrow, Tuesday, Sept. 7! To help with your final preparations, please read this week’s newsletter. You’ll find tips and resources to have your child ready to Rise Up with DPSCD! Also, be sure to tell your friends and neighbors to opt back into robo calls for the new school year and update contact information at school.

    If you missed this week’s five things you need to know, please visit detroitk12.org/five things.

    Have a great week! 

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  • August 30, 2021

    Posted by Nia Adams on 8/30/2021 6:00:00 PM

    DPSCD Students and Families,

    We have exactly one week before DPSCD's first day of school. To make sure everyone is ready please read this week's newsletter, families you still have time to enroll your students. Read the fall return plan and don't forget to opt back into robo calls. We are ready for you and your students to rise up with DPSCD!

    If you missed this week's five things you need to know, please visit detroitk12.org/fivethings.

    Have a great week!

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  • In person learning update 5/19

    Posted by Chrystal Wilson on 5/20/2021 11:00:00 AM

    DPSCD Students and Families,

    Dear DPSCD Families, please be advised that districtwide access to in person learning will restart this Monday, May 24th. Please keep in mind that teachers will continue to have the option to teach in person until June 30th. Therefore, your child’s school or teacher will communicate with you regarding what teachers plan to return to the classroom for the rest of the school year and when. As a family, you are not required to send your child to school for in person learning this school year but please continue to participate online if you do not plan to send your child to school for in person learning. If your child’s teacher(s) are not returning to the classroom for the rest of the school year then your child may attend their school’s Learning Center daily where they learn online with their teacher(s) and receive support from school personnel while having access to breakfast and lunch. The district intends to offer all students a full schedule of in person learning in the fall and access to a virtual school if allowed by the Legislature. Engagement sessions about the district plans for the fall will be announced shortly.

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  • In person pause extension update 4/9

    Posted by Chrystal Wilson on 4/9/2021 5:00:00 PM

    DPSCD Students and Families,

    Please be advised that the suspension of in person learning and teaching will be extended for the week of April 19th due to continually high infection rate levels in the City. We hope to re-establish Learning Centers by April 26th. As communicated previously this week, opt in state testing will also occur the week of April 26th at schools. Please continue to check your district email box for important and frequent updates from Dr. Vitti. Have a safe and happy weekend.

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  • Important Spring Break Announcement - 3/24/2021

    Posted by Chrystal Wilson on 3/24/2021 4:30:00 PM

    Important Spring Break Announcement from Superintendent Nikolai Vitti - March 24, 2021

    DPSCD Families,

    Due to the upcoming Spring Break and the likelihood that employees and students will be engaging in more social interaction with fewer social restrictions, warmer weather, the upcoming holiday, and expanded use of the vaccine, the district is considering a week of social isolation during the week of our scheduled return from Spring Break on April 5th. This would mean that all employees and students would work and learn online the week of April 5th. This will allow in person employees and students to socially isolate for a week before returning to schools. In person employees will receive a negative COVID test before returning to the buildings. We are also exploring random testing for in person learning students. This would be a saliva test, not a nasal test. Students would simply need to provide a small amount of spit for lab results. There would be no discomfort with this test. Consent would be needed from a student’s family and we provide more details if used. Final decisions regarding these safety strategies will be provided in the upcoming days.

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  • March 19, 2021

    Posted by Rachel Talaska on 3/19/2021

    Good morning DPSCD families and students, 

    This is an important message. A reminder to our 3rd grade students and families of the District’s position regarding student retainment and the “Read by Grade Three Law.” Although the U.S. Department of Education requires state testing, we want to assure you that regardless of the outcome of any state legislation, the District firmly believes that student retention is a decision that should be made between the school leader, teacher, and family. Know that the District will automatically grant exemptions as students qualify.  For questions or concerns, please contact your school's principal.

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  • Feb 25, 2021

    Posted by Rachel Talaska on 2/25/2021

    Dear DPSCD Families and Students: 

    We are excited to announce that in person learning and teaching will restart on Monday, March 8th for all schools and all grade levels. As a reminder, you have the option to send your child to school for in person learning or continue to learn online. We are basing your intent to send your child to school on your response to the last family survey for the third quarter. However, you may still send your child to school now or on March 8th even if you selected the online option.

    Your child’s teachers also have the option to return for in person teaching but if they choose online then your child may still attend school and learn online at school rather than at home.

    Principals will be conducting meetings next week to describe what grade levels will be offering in person learning or a combination of in person learning and online learning.

    Offering in person learning is not new to the district or your child’s school since schools were open this past fall. Safety guidelines include the wearing of masks, deep daily cleaning of schools, classrooms and busses, and the taking of daily temperature and symptom checks. Schools and classrooms have ample soap and hand sanitizer. All schools have nurses and safety checks are conducted in schools weekly for compliance.  All classrooms will follow social distancing protocols outlined by the CDC including 6ft social distancing, daily cleaning check and no more than 20 students in a room. Smaller classrooms will have fewer students. All schools meet the CDC standard for ventilation. All teachers and staff reporting to the building will have received a negative COVID-19 test.  

    Please expect more communication about our restart of in person learning from the district and your child’s individual school.

    Spanish Translation:

    Estimadas familias y estudiantes de DPSCD: 

    Nos complace anunciar que el aprendizaje y la enseñanza en persona se reiniciarán el lunes 8 de marzo para todas las escuelas y todos los niveles de grado. Como recordatorio, tiene la opción de enviar a su hijo a la escuela para que aprenda en persona o continuar aprendiendo en línea. Basamos su intención de enviar a su hijo a la escuela en su respuesta a la última encuesta familiar del tercer trimestre. Sin embargo, aún puede enviar a su hijo a la escuela ahora o el 8 de marzo, incluso si seleccionó la opción en línea. 

    Los maestros de su hijo también tienen la opción de regresar para la enseñanza en persona, pero si eligen en línea, su hijo aún puede asistir a la escuela y aprender en línea en la escuela en lugar de en casa. 

    Los directores llevarán a cabo reuniones la próxima semana para describir qué niveles de grado ofrecerán aprendizaje en persona o una combinación de aprendizaje en persona y aprendizaje en línea. 

    Ofrecer aprendizaje en persona no es nuevo para el distrito o la escuela de su hijo, ya que las escuelas estuvieron abiertas el otoño pasado. Las precauciones de seguridad incluyen el uso de máscaras, la limpieza diaria profunda de escuelas, aulas y autobuses, y la toma de controles diarios de temperatura y síntomas. Las escuelas y los salones de clases tienen abundante jabón y desinfectante para manos. Todas las escuelas tienen enfermeras y se realizan controles de seguridad en las escuelas semanalmente para verificar el cumplimiento. Todos los salones de clases seguirán los protocolos de distanciamiento social descritos por los CDC, incluido el distanciamiento social de 6 pies, el control de limpieza diario y no más de 20 estudiantes en un salón. Las aulas más pequeñas tendrán menos estudiantes. Todas las escuelas cumplen con los estándares de ventilación de los CDC. Todos los maestros y el personal que se presenten en el edificio habrán recibido una prueba COVID-19 negativa. 

    Por favor espere más comunicación sobre nuestro reinicio del aprendizaje en persona del distrito y la escuela individual de su hijo. 

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  • Feb. 9, 2021

    Posted by Chrystal Wilson on 2/9/2021 6:00:00 PM

    Please view today's (Feb. 9, 2021) district-wide mass notification sent at 6 PM

    Good evening DPSCD families and students,

    Second quarter report cards are available today. Please note that the report cards issued today do not reflect the new grading changes. Those will be implemented for this quarter (3rd) and the 4th quarter (2nd Semester). In addition and separately, the District will update student transcripts with the grading changes applied to the first semester. The letter grade of “D” will be updated to a “G” with class credit and the grade of “F” will be updated to “NC” for no credit. GPAs will be revised accordingly to remove the calculations of “Ds” and “Fs”. For questions, please reach out to your school principal.

    In addition, don't forget tomorrow, Wednesday Feb. 10 is Count Day. There will be special incentives for students who attend beginning tomorrow through March 2. For more information, visit detroitk12.org. Ensure your student is engaged in all classes, every day. Thank you and have a good evening.

    Spanish

    Buenas noches, familias y estudiantes de DPSCD,

    Las boletas de calificaciones del segundo trimestre están disponibles hoy. Tenga en cuenta que las boletas de calificaciones emitidas hoy no reflejan los nuevos cambios de calificación. Se implementarán para este trimestre y el cuarto trimestre (segundo semestre). Además y por separado, el Distrito actualizará las transcripciones de los estudiantes con los cambios de calificación aplicados al primer semestre. La calificación de la letra "D" se actualizará a una "G" con crédito de clase y la calificación de "F" se actualizará a "NC" sin crédito. Los GPA se revisarán en consecuencia para eliminar los cálculos de "Ds" y "Fs". Si tiene preguntas, comuníquese con el director de su escuela.

    Además, no olvide que mañana, miércoles 10 de febrero, es el día de la cuenta. Habrá incentivos especiales para los estudiantes que asistan desde mañana hasta el 2 de marzo. Para obtener más información, visite detroitk12.org Asegúrese de que su estudiante participe en todas las clases, todos los días. Gracias y que pases una buena noche.

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