July 7, 2023

    Dear Parents, Guardians, Students, Staff and Community Partners:

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    Welcome back to what promises to be a productive, progressive, and safe 2023-2024 school year for our Cody community! A new school year is an opportunity to approach our collective work with intention and continuous improvements.  We need you to play a key role in the on-going positive transformation of our school.  Your partnership, feedback, ideas, solutions, expectations, and active participation on this educational journey will help us to become the change you wish to see in the school and the community. We owe it to our students and the future of our community to work collaboratively, to be solution-oriented, to be accountable to each other, to control our narrative by amplifying the good, to get involved and commit to doing the work that’s needed to cultivate a safe, orderly, healthy, caring, and positive environment for learning to THRIVE and to yield high results.  As the building principal of Detroit Frank Cody High School, I invite you to partner with us on a collaborative journey to serve the academic, social, and emotional needs of our students.  They are our most prized possession and the world’s most valuable resource.  Therefore, let’s work together to give them our very best. 


    The Rise to excellence continues at Cody High School.  This school year, while supplies last, every family will receive a free HP laptop for every student that they have enrolled at Cody High school (software not included).  This year we are also excited to offer an E-Sports gaming lab for Cody Students to compete in DPSCD E-Sports league.  We have partnered with Microsoft TEALS to offer Advanced Placement Computer Programming (i.e., Coding, Game Design).  JROTC will be returning this school year so that students will be prepared to pursue a career in the Armed Services after high school.  Additionally, students will have access to Dual-Enrollment classes during the school day to gain college credit.  Cody offers College & Career exploration, After-school enrichment programs, and a full Sports Program for students.

    School Hours: 8:00 am – 3:20 pm

    School Motto:  Cody Comets are on the rise to excellence!

    Cody Vision statement: All students will have the knowledge, skill, and confidence necessary to thrive at Cody, in our city, our nation and our world.”

    Class schedules:  Distributed at the mandatory grade level orientation and parent meeting.  Students and families are expected to attend the grade level orientation.

    9th grade orientation: August 23rd 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM

    10th grade orientationAugust 23rd 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM

    11th grade orientationAugust 24th 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM

    12th grade orientationAugust 24th 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM



    Important dress code information for the 2023-2024 school year:

    For the upcoming school year, only clear backpacks will be permitted. Cody is a uniform school and students will be expected to wear black or Tan Khakis pants with a grade level Polo shirt.  Student pants, shorts or skirts must be at knee (or below), not ripped showing skin. Shoes must be closed toe.  No crocs, flip flops, sandals or slides.


    • 9th graders can wear yellow polo shirts.
    • 10th graders can wear gray polo shirts.
    • 11th graders can wear green polo shirts.
    • 12th graders can wear black polo shirts.


    Important school contacts:


    Finally, our Cody team is looking forward to seeing our students return to school on Monday, August 28, 2023 at 8:00 am.  Breakfast will be served from 7:40 am – 7:55 am.  On behalf of the entire Cody Comet staff, we thank you for trusting us and we look forward to working in collaboration with you to ensure that every Cody Comet is proficient and/or prepared for their college and career aspirations.  Please do not hesitate to call the main office at (313) 866-9200 if you need additional information.  


    Onward & Upward,

    Jason Solomon

    Mr. Jason Solomon, M. Ed.

    School Principal