Parent Newsletter

  • Hello Families! Here is news you can use along with important school updates. 


    Construction & Renovation 

    • The new main office is now located on the Eastside of the buildingFamilies and guests must now enter the building using Door 3. (CMA’s canopy is still under construction but should be completed by early Fall.) 

    • Good news, the gymnasium floor is now finished. The Pharaohs are officially in the house with our logo taking center stage! 


    Morning Entry 

    CMA’s doors open daily by 7:30 a.mParents, please encourage your son/daughter to prepare the night before and to manage their time in the morning to ensure an on-time start to their school day. As a reminder teaching and learning begins at 8:00 a.m. and students arriving after this time will be marked “tardy.”  CMA’s goal for daily attendance is 95%.  


    Schoolwide Expectations

    Breakfast is served daily from 7:30 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. Students who arrive after 8:15 AM will be required to remain in the café until 9:00 AM (2nd hour). This will minimize disruptions to the 1st hour teaching and learning process. Students riding the shuttle must scan their student IDs and remain seated throughout the bus ride. This is for the safety of all students on the bus. Any student who cannot adhere to these simple bus safety rules may have their privilege of riding the shuttle revoked. Students remaining in school after dismissal must be with an authorized teacher, athletic coach, or club sponsor. If students are not, they will be asked to leave the building.  All students are required to have and wear their 2023-2024 student photo I.D. Any students that have not taken their picture this year need to see Mr. Lovelady during their lunch hour to have their photo taken.  


    Dress Code

    Students are required to wear CMA school colors, which are black, dark purple, and/or white. Parents, please note, grey articles of clothing are not a school dress code color and are not permitted. In addition, Administration and staff have noted numerous unacceptable items such as holes or rips, shorts, midriff, tank tops, multi-colored graphic hoodies/tees, and bubble slides.  

    Please see CMA’s website at for a complete description of the dress code policy. The Dress Code policy was also distributed to students and families during the Summer Orientations. Students who violate the Dress Code Policy will be referred to Administration. Thank you for your support 


    DPSCD’s Make-up Benchmark Assessments, Week of 9/18

    11th grade students who missed the Social Studies and/or Science Benchmark Assessment will participate in make-up testing this week with administration.   


    “Purple Reign” -School Spirit, Thursday 9/21 

    In support of CMA’s Athletics, all staff and students are encouraged to wear purple on Thursday, September 21, 2023. Students will participate in a school-wide “Pep Rally” for the 6th hour to recognize our Fall athletes 


    Homecoming Football Game, Thursday 9/21

    CMA’s Varsity Football Team vs. Northwestern at Renaissance, Thursday, September 21, 2023 @ 6:30 p.m. Parents, please come out and support our team.  

    Olympiad, Friday 9/22

    “Olympiad”:To continue in the Homecoming Spirit, CMA students will participate in a battle of the classes. Students will wear Class colors as follows:  Freshmen- Purple; Sophomore- Red, Juniors- Green, and Seniors-Surprise!  


    Parent Corner

    Welcome to the new school year! PTSA’s first meeting of the school year is Tuesday, September 19th @ 5:30 p.m. in the cafeteria. If you need to contact the parent group please feel free to call PTSA President, Ms. Queen Davis @ (313) 637-1198 or Mrs. Aundra Bomar-Simpkins @ (313) 213-5641, email at, Facebook page CMA Pharaohs PTSA, or school website 


    Annual Title One Budget Parent Meeting Wednesday, September 27th

    Come out and be a part of our Annual Title I Budget Parent Meeting on Wednesday, September 27, 2023 @ 4:00 p.m. in the Media Center. The purpose of the meeting is to review the 2023 – 2024 Parent Involvement Allocation of Title One State Funds. It is very important that parents share their input on Parental Involvement Funds, Title One Budget overview, PTA Officer Elections, and Parent Involvement SIP spending reviewRefreshments will be served.  


    Senior Parent Night Wednesday, September 27th

    Attention C/O 2024 Parents and Students:  CMA’s Staff & Administration will host its first Senior-Parent Meeting on Wednesday, September 27th at 5:30 p.m. During this meeting, parents will receive important information about graduation requirements, senior dues, FAFSA process, senior activities (i.e., graduation & prom), as well as spirited ways to support the C/O 2024Please plan to attend. For more information, contact Counselor Gwendolyn Mia.  


    WCCCD Dual Enrollment- Application & Registration now open 

    WCCCD is offering college credits both in person and virtual this semester. Students interested in taking the in-person Sociology class on Mondays and Wednesdays should see Principal Cox to apply. Parents please note, students earn college credits while earning their high school diploma. Classes begin September 25, 2023. Thank you.  


    Athletic Eligibility GPA Requirements

    Parents, please be reminded that all students that play any sport must maintain a 2.0 GPA each quarter and semester. Progress Reports will be shared, October 6th 


    DPSCD’s Examination & Application School  

    Tell a family friend and neighbor: Three applications will be available for students seeking admission to an examination high school during the 2024-25 admissions cycle. The application for Fall 2024 opens Monday, October 2, 2023. 

    • Students entering 9th grade in Fall 2024 

    • Current high school students seeking to transfer to an exam high school for admission in Fall 2024 

    • The current DPSCD examination is high school students who want to transfer to a different examination high school. 


    Upcoming Dates 

    • 9/18/23 Volleyball- CMA @ Henry Ford (5:00pm) 

    • 9/23/23 Volleyball- PSL Tournament TBD 

    • 9/28/23 Football- CMA vs. Pershing @Renaissance HS (6:30 p.m.) 

    • 9/28/23 Volleyball- CMA vs. Western HS @ Home (5:00 p.m.) 

    • Spirit Week (new date)October 9th – October 13th  

    • CMA’s Homecoming Dance:  October 13, 2023