• Rise Up and Attend School & Qualify to Win!

    Rise Up with DPSCD as we celebrate our students and families that commit to attending school each and every day!

    Celebrate with us this October with our October Attendance Challenge.

    Don’t pretend, attend!

     October Count Challenge

    Attend on Count Day – Go to a Pistons Game

    Every student that attends all of their classes on Count Day (October 6) will receive a voucher to attend a Pistons or Motor City Cruise game. Vouchers will include a free ticket for a student, plus a discounted ticket for a parent or guardian. It’s cool to be in school! 

    10-day Attendance Challenge – October 6-19, 2021*

    Students that attend all of their classes every day for 10 straight days will be eligible to receive awesome prizes for students and for whole schools:

    • School with the best attendance during a 10-day window: The school will get a special lunch and assembly celebration with a surprise guest in early November.
    • School with the most improved attendance during the window – week 1 vs. week 2: All students in the school will get a school pride t-shirt.
    • Students that attend all their classes every day during the 10-day challenge window: All eligible students will get entered into a grand prize drawing:
      • 5 students will win an iPad Air!
      • 100 students will win either wireless headphones valued (students in grades 6-12) OR a 3D Art Pen valued (students in grades K-5), both valued at $50 PLUS a $50 Amazon gift card!
      • All student winners will also get a $50 gift card to Meijer for their parent, guardian or family!

    *Attendance is measured as students being marked present in all of their assigned classes.

    Please note: While we will do our best to ensure a speedy delivery, Detroit Public Schools Community District (“DPSCD” or “District”) is not responsible for retailer and/or manufacturer delays in ordering and/or shipping units to the DPSCD. Understanding the demand is very high for electronics, DPSCD will deliver prizes to the winning students immediately upon receiving materials.

    What do you need to do to win?

    Get yourself to school and attend all your classes! Students that attend all assigned classes on Count Day and during the 10-day window will be automatically eligible for the Pistons voucher and for the grand prize drawing.

    PowerSchool attendance records will be used to verify attendance – students do not need to submit any additional documentation.


    The October Attendance Challenge is hosted by Detroit Public Schools Community District, 3011 W Grand Blvd., Detroit, MI 48202. No purchase necessary. Must be a currently enrolled Detroit Public Schools Community District student and must be marked present in each of their scheduled classes between Wednesday, October 6, 2021 through Tuesday, October 19, 2021 to be eligible for raffle prizes. PowerSchool attendance data will be used to verify attendance.

    Prize winners will be announced the week of October 25-29, 2021. Prizes shall be determined in the sole discretion of DPSCD and include: (I) five (5) raffle winners to receive an iPad Air in a value no greater than $600.00 per winner; and (ii) one hundred (100) raffle winners to receive wireless headphones (students in grades 6-12) OR a 3D Art Pen (students in grades K-5) in a value no more than than $50 per item, plus a gift certificate to Amazon valued at $50 per gift certificate. Each of the student raffle winners (105 students in total) will also receive a gift card to Meijer valued at $50 per gift certificate.  


    Understanding the demand is very high for electronics, DPSCD will deliver the iPads, headphones, and 3D Art Pens to the winning students immediately upon receiving the units. By participating in this contest, the District as well as its agents, contractors, successors and subsidiaries permission to use the randomly selected student’s name, image, voice, and likeness (“image”) after verifying the student has a signed parent/guardian media release on file. If a valid media release is not on file, the District will request that the winner’s parent/guardian indeed sign a media release that will grant the District exclusive permission  to the use of the student’s image in any photograph, video, film, or other form of media (“media”) without limitation in any or all of the District’s marketing publications, including but not limited to web-based publications, brochures, multi-media, and print media without payment or other consideration. This media release consent allows the District to edit, alter, copy, exhibit, publish, license or otherwise distribute the media (“license”) in any manner, and waives the right to inspect or approve of any draft or finished product and further waive any claim to any payment, royalties or other form of compensation arising from or related to the District’s creation or use of an image and media. All media and images are the exclusive property of the District and will not be provided nor returned to any individual. Upon consent verification, all parent/guardians release, defend, and hold harmless the District and any individual or entity publishing or distributing the media and image, whether in draft form or finished product, in whole or in part from any and all claims, damages, demands, judgments, liabilities and causes of action which you, your successors and heirs, representatives, executors, administrators have or may have arising from or related to the terms of this document, the use or dissemination of your likeness or the media or the student’s receipt and use of the prizes. Additionally, you agree that the District has the unilateral right to elect whether to post/not post, use/not use your image and media and has the unequivocal right to delete any post or impression that includes your image and media and in its sole discretion may block any user from its platform.