• August 5, 2022



    Dear Parent/Guardian:


    I and everyone at Pasteur Elementary School hope that you and your child(ren) are enjoying a safe and fun summer. As we look forward to the 2022-2023 school year, I thought it important to share some important dates and expectations for the new year.


    The first day of school for students is Monday, August 29, 2022. Our doors will open at 8:30 a.m. and dismissal is at 3:40 p.m. The first day of school is a full day of school; breakfast and lunch will be served.


    Effective July 1, mandatory masking and social distancing have been eliminated, and effective July 5, mandatory weekly COVID testing has also been eliminated. However, staff, students, visitors, and contractors may wear masks if they so choose. We will continue to provide masks for those who want and need them, and regular cleaning and disinfecting will remain in place.


    COVID testing for students and staff will continue to be available at Renaissance High School and East English Village High School at no cost Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. and Saturdays 8:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m. Additionally, our school nurse will maintain a supply of rapid tests for students and staff.


    Dismissal: We are planning for a more organized, efficient, and effective dismissal. Below are the entry and exit doors by grade level for students.


    Door Number & Location




    (Corner of Stoepel & Pembroke)


    (Stoepel near Playground)


    (Santa Rosa)

    Grade Level


    1st Grade

    2nd Grade

    5th Grade

    6th Grade



    Bus Students

    3rd Grade

    4th Grade




    Kindergarten-2nd Grade: Yellow button up tops

    3rd-5th Grade: Light blue button up tops

    6th Grade: White button up tops

    Dark blue, black, or khaki bottoms for all


    Supplies: Mike Morse Law Firm has donated backpacks with school supplies to begin the school year. We hope this helps ease the expense of back-to-school shopping for your child.


    Attendance: It is important that every child attends school on time each day of the week for the full day to receive the best education. We want to see every student master grade level standards in preparation for the next grade and as a foundation for college and/or a career.


    Cell Phones: Students are not allowed to use cell phones while in school. Each classroom and office has a working phone. Students must have permission from their teacher or office staff to use the phone.


    Student Code of Conduct: Pasteur Elementary School adheres to the Detroit Public Schools Community District Student Code of Conduct. We also implement the Positive Behavior and Intervention Support (PBIS) framework to help students with self-advocacy and self-regulation. The District regularly updates the Code of Conduct with student, parent, and staff input. Your thoughts are valuable to making the Code fair and consistent. For information about Code of Conduct meetings, please contact Kristian Shore, Assistant Director, Office of Equity, Advocacy, and Civil Rights at kristian.shore@detroitk12.org.


    Teacher & Room Assignments: On the first day of school from 8:30-8:45 a.m., K-2 students will report to the auditorium for teacher pick-up; 3rd-6th grade students will report to the cafeteria for teacher pick-up. Additional staff will be available to assist newly enrolled students on the auditorium stage and late-arriving students with directions to their classroom.


    Teacher Contact: In addition to classroom procedures, supplies, and programming, teachers will send letters home with students that include their contact information and the days and times they are available to meet with parents by phone, in person, or online. Please contact your child’s teacher to schedule an appointment as needed.


    Loaner Devices: Please return loaner laptops for updates and repairs.


    PTA: We are looking for parents who want to see Pasteur students receive the best education possible. If you are interested in seeing improved results, having a voice in school programs and activities, and enjoy collaborating with others to make a difference, our PTA wants and needs you. For more information, please email Ms. Chapman, Pasteur Parent Outreach Coordinator at krystal.chapman@detroitk12.org.


     We are excited about this year’s prospects for our students and we are looking forward to helping them soar academically and socially. On behalf of everyone at Pasteur Elementary School, thank you for choosing us as your child’s educational foundation.


    If you have any questions or need our assistance, please call us at (313) 494-7314 and remember to check our website, www.detroitk12.org/Pasteur, and our Facebook and Twitter accounts for Pasteur’s latest happenings at www.facebook.com/PasteurElementarySchoolDPSCD and www.twitter.com/Pasteur_Dpscd.


    Educationally yours,

    Michelle D. Hall

    Michelle D. Hall