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Expanded Options to Help You Enroll for the 2021-2022 School Year! The District has expanded its options to help you enroll your student! Please visit for information on our convenient Drop Boxes (more have been added at participating Meijer’s stores in the City of Detroit as well as University Foods).  In addition, save the date of August 9th for the opening of the Pop-Up Enrollment Centers. We are excited to see you on the first day of school, Tues. September 7, 2021!   

Vaccines This Week for Students and Families! In conjunction with several partners, DPSCD has multiple ways for you and your family to get your COVID-19 vaccinations: 

  • 8-2-21In partnership with Henry Ford Health System (HFHS) Center for Autism & Developmental Disabilities, DPSCD is staging a “Sensory Friendly” vaccination event for ESE students at Charles Drew, from 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. Pre-registration and other details can be found here.  
  • 8-3-21 Also in partnership with HFHS, the community can get the first dose Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine between9 a.m.-4 p.m. at DPSCD’s Bow Elementary-Middle School. Save the date for a second dose clinic, also at Bow, on Aug. 24th. The FDA has authorized the vaccine for emergency use for those ages 12+ years. Patients under 18 MUST be accompanied by a parent or guardian to receive both Pfizer vaccine doses.  
  • Vaccinations at DPSCD Hubs This Summer:  In partnership with the Detroit Health Department (DHD), the District is providing COVID-19 vaccinations at its three Technology and Family Resources Hubs. The clinics are available from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. For dates, locations, and other vital information, please visit    

DPSCD Parent Academy Summer Sessions This Week-K-8 Science, STEM and Computer Science: Join us and learn about the fantastic K-8 opportunities that your student(s) can participate in such as Chess, Robotics, Academic Games, Invention Convention, and multiple Computer Science opportunities. We’ll see you Tues. Aug. 3, 2021 from 5 p.m.-6 p.m. The link to the session and other Parent Academy information can be found at    

DPSCD School Video Tours: Benjamin Carson High School of Science and Medicine: DPSCD has more 100 K-12 schools in Detroit offering programs to fit your child's needs. Please visit the DPSCD YouTube page to “tour” a school near you. To watch the Ben Carson spotlight video explaining how the school community can serve your family, please click here.   

Stay Connected Through the Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB) Program! Do you need broadband support for you DPSCD Connected Future’s digital device? In conjunction with Connect 313, eligible households can save up to $50 per month on internet service. The EBB program also includes a one-time discount of up to $100 if you are in the market for a new digital device. For more information on this free program, please call (313) 241-7618 or visit                                                          

Save the Date and Reminders:     

Summer on the Block Thurs. August 5 at Burton International 1 p.m.-3 p.m. Come and join us for Summer on the Block this week and get helpful resources, access to support services while enjoying food and free activities. We’ll see you on the Block at Burton International, 2001 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd in Detroit. Share the full Summer on the Block schedule here.    

Save the Date for the Annual Back to School Expo on Sat. Aug 28 from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.! Meet and greet school staff, explore school programs, and enjoy a festive atmosphere complete with food and family fun as you prepare to return to school on September 7. The Back-to-School Expo will be held at three convenient locations: East English Village Preparatory Academy, Western International High School and Randolph Career Tech Center. We’ll see you at the Expo!