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DPSCD Supports Your Halloween Fun!

DPSCD has your back when it comes to Halloween safety tips and opportunities as you get ready for Halloween on Sunday, October 31, 2021! 

Safety Tips for You and Your Family from DPSCD Public Safety 

Starting with your child’s costume, particularly as it relates to tweens and teens, be sure it fits your vision of what is appropriate for family centered Halloween activities. In addition, have your trick or treater wear good fitting shoes, so they can comfortably walk the neighborhood in search of candy and sweets. All Halloween costumes should be short enough to avoid tripping and while an unlikely scenario, encountering something combustible.  

Even though Halloween is an outdoor activity, practice virus defense by wearing masks. You can even get creative and have your child’s mask tie into their costume. Once your outside trick or treating, DPSCD Public Safety recommends these other safety tips:  

  • Have your child walk on the sidewalk whenever possible. If you are near a roadway, walk on the far edge and face traffic. Also, carrying a flashlight and wearing reflective clothing will help you be visible to others.
  • Avoid large groups or clustering on doorsteps and porches.
  • If your child is old enough to trick or treat unsupervised, remind them to carry their cell phone and before they leave, check the battery strength.

Family and Community Engagement (FACE) Trunk or Treat

If you’d rather have your child outside in the daylight, then the FACE team has you covered with its annual Trunk or Treat event on Friday, October 29, 2021. Kids of all ages can participate at three convenient DPSCD locations from 4 p.m.-6 p.m.:  

  • West: Adult Education West, 16164 Asbury Park Detroit 48235 
  • East: Ronald Brown Academy, 11530 Outer Dr. E. Detroit 48223
  • Southwest: Clippert Magnet School, 1981 McKinstry, Detroit, 48209  

Our Trunk or Treat activities include candy for kids in the trunk as well as special guests to help distribute the Halloween sweets! And don’t forget your costume! All are welcome!   

DPSCD wishes you a happy and safe Halloween and invites you to Rise Up with DPSCD on Halloween and throughout the 2021-22 school year!