Resources for the First Day, and Beyond

  • This page provides resources to support students and parents in the 2024-25 school year. Read through the information carefully to ensure you and your student are ready for a successful return to school.

    Below you will find information about:

    • Transportation services
    • School supplies by grade level
    • School meals, menus, and nutrition



  • Getting to School - K-8

    The District provides safe, efficient, and timely transportation services for families weekly to ensure students are ready to learn. General education students in grades K-8 who reside more than 3/4 of a mile from their neighborhood school are eligible for transportation.

    VIEW BUS STOPS




    Getting to School - High School

    The District provides safe, efficient, and timely transportation services for families weekly to ensure students are ready to learn. Students in grades 9-12 are able to receive a 31-day DDOT pass each month from the office at their home school.  Students can use this pass to ride DDOT free of charge but must show their DPSCD student-issued ID to the bus operator.

    Parents of students with an IEP may contact the Exceptional Student Education Department's enrollment office at (313) 748-6363 regarding transportation-related IEP concerns.

     

     




  • Meals at School

    DPSCD provides all students with free breakfast and lunch meals. Some schools also serve after-school snacks, after-school suppers, and summer meals. For questions, please email

    VIEW MENUS




    Access your Child's Account

    The District has updated the format of student passwords to provide safe, secure access to online learning tools and devices for our staff and students. Your student’s unique username (studentnumber@thedps.org) has not changed. If your student forgets or loses his or her password, it can be recovered or reset by contacting the school directly.

    GET TECH HELP

Packing for School

  • It’s important for you and your child to be prepared for the first day of school, and checking this list of recommended school supplies is the best way to make sure our students have everything they need.

    The school supply list is subject to change per teacher request. Please contact your child’s school to get a complete list of the school supplies needed for the upcoming school year. School contact information is available on the School Directory.

     

  • Supplies for Pre-K through Kindergarten

  • Supplies for Grades 1 to 3

  • Supplies for Grades 4 to 6

  • Supplies for Grades 7 to 8

  • Supplies for Grades 9 to 12