COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Updates

COVID-19 Letters, Statements & Press Releases

  • Update #13 - March 23, 2020 - Coronavirus (COVID-19) New Food Distribution Plan

  • Update #12 - March 23, 2020 - Coronavirus (COVID-19) Shelter In Place - Gov. Whitmer Update

  • Update #11 - March 12, 2020 - Coronavirus (COVID-19) Superintendent Letter to State of Michigan

Confirmed COVID-19 Cases

  • Per notification from local health department officials, the following are confirmed COVID-19 cases within Detroit Public Schools Community District:


    School Name

    Number  - Type


     Osborn High School

     1 - Staff


    Randolph Career Tech Center

    1 - Contractor

    DPSCD’s communication protocol regarding confirmed cases will include listing each instance above, direct notification to the school or central office department staff via email, and a follow up robocall/text to the location’s staff and families. All direct notifications will be listed in the COVID-19 Letters, Statements & Press Releases section below. If you think you have been exposed to COVID-19 and develop a fever and symptoms, such as cough or difficulty breathing, call your healthcare provider for medical advice.

Breakfast/Lunch and Academic Packet Pick-Up Locations

  • DPSCD has restructured their original student and family distribution plan to address the continued health concerns highlighted by the Governor’s latest “shelter in place” mandate and to better protect the health of employees. This plan will increase the number of meals offered to families and the number of meals offered throughout the week.

    Beginning on Thursday, March 26, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., a revised list of 17 schools (see below) will offer students/families a bag of four pre-cooked breakfast meals and four pre-cooked lunches. Food distribution will continue every subsequent Monday and Thursday at the 17 schools. On Monday, three pre-cooked breakfast meals will be provided along with three pre-cooked lunches. On Thursdays, once again, four pre-cooked breakfasts and lunches will be provided. Students/families can pick up the food at any of the 17 sites. Monday and Thursday door to door delivery will still take place for medically fragile DPSCD students.

    1. DENBY 
    4. LAW 
    6. PERSHING 
    9. CASS
    12. CODY HS 
    14. MUMFORD 
    15. MUNGER
    17. WESTERN 
    Breakfast/Lunch and Academic Packet Pick-Up Locations Map

Instruction During COVID-19 Closure

  • As the District is closed in response to COVID-19, we are committed to continuing to support your students' learning. The District offers a number of ways for students to engage in learning even while they are away from school.

    The recommended activities below will not take the place of regular classroom instruction but will supplement student learning at home. Assignments will not be required or graded. These activities are meant to provide optional opportunities for student learning while they are absent from school.  We encourage families to continue student learning at home.  


    • At-Home Activity Packs - Independent practice for K-8 Mathematics, Literacy, Social Studies, and Science.  These can be printed for students to complete at home and include a Parent Guide for Mathematics. These packets will also be available for pick-up at the same schools providing Grab-n-Go breakfast and lunch.


    • Khan Academy - Independent practice and guided learning for: K-12 Mathematics and Literacy; 9-12 Science and Social Studies, AP, and SAT
    • MyOn - Large library of online books with built-in reading supports.
    • i-Ready - Independent practice for K-8 Mathematics and Literacy.
    • Newsela - News and events articles at a range of reading levels.

    Accessing Online Resources

    Many online learning applications are available through Clever. For more information about logging in to Clever, please see the Clever Login Instructions (EspanolArabic, Bengali).

    • For additional information about the District's online learning resources please see the Online Learning page.


    Consider setting a schedule for your student

    We recommend providing structure for your student. At school, students get used to their days following a certain structure. Communicating to your child that they will have a structure to follow for the next several weeks will set expectations and set everyone up to make the most out of this period of time.

    Click here to access sample schedules:

    Pre-K Students

    K-2 Students

    3-5 Students

    6-8 Students

    9-12 Students

    Montessori Students

    Homework Hotline

    Due to the COVID-19 3-week closure, the District is offering hours during the day for our Homework Hotline.  

    Beginning on Wednesday, March 18, 2020 - Friday, April 3, 2020 the hours will be as follows:

    • Monday – Thursday: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    • Friday - 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    Contact The Hotline: call 1-833-466-3978 during operating hours

    In accordance with MDE guidance and requirements for students with IEPs, DPSCD will have ESE (certified Special Education Teachers) available via the Homework Hotline.  

    Students: Learn about the Coronavirus

    Click below to learn more about the science behind the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and how viruses spread

    K-5 Resources

    6-12 Resources


Additional Web and Online Resources for DPSCD Students with Exceptional Learning Needs


COVID-19 Podcast

COVID-19 Prevention & Resources

Proper Handwashing


Protecting from COVID-19?