DPSCD (Detroit Public Schools Community District), like other school districts, organizations and businesses, emerged from the height of the COVID-19 pandemic ready to recover and return to more normal operations in Fall 2021. Students, families, staff, partners and community members contributed to the District’s successful efforts to maintain safety during the previous school year while continuing to innovate and improve the way we educate our students. This Fall, we look forward to a return to at-scale face-to-face teaching and learning while maintaining ongoing safety protocols and best practice mitigation measures designed to keep our community safe.
The District’s decisions regarding reopening are grounded in recommendations from local and national healthcare professionals including the Centers for Disease Control, the Detroit Health Department and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, all of which have indicated that a return to face-to-face instruction is not only in the best interest of students, but can be done safely when proper safety protocols are used. Beyond the recommendations of medical professionals, the District’s reopening plan is in alignment with local and national leaders, including leadership from the American Federation of Teachers, who all agree it is critically important to get students back to school safely.