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Five Things You Need to Know This Week!

How Will You Rise Up with DPSCD Video Contest Extended Until Wednesday, August 25!  You have extra time to create a :15-:30 second video describing How Will Rise Up with DPSCD for the 2021-2022 school year! Tell us how you plan to be on time for school, mask up and commit to excellence! For contest rules, prize info, and how to submit your video, visit #RISEUPwithDPSCD  

Parent Listening Session with Dr. Vitti Tuesday, August 24 at 11 a.m. Hosted by Board Member Vaughn, tune in to get updates from Dr. Vitti on the return to in person learning  and other planning for the 21-22 school year that starts on September 7. Share your ideas on how to support our students! Get the link and other information at #StudentsRise  

It’s Here, The New DPSCD Picking the Perfect School Guide! To help you select which DPSCD school is best for your student, be sure to check out the new Picking the Perfect School Guide. You can find the digital version of the guide at We are saving a seat for you when school starts on September 7!   

Volunteers Needed for the Annual Back to School Expo on Sat. August 28, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.  We’ll need help supporting families while they explore school programs, engage in fun athletic activities, play chess, learn about robotics, listen to students perform, enjoy a picnic lunch menu and learn about resources to prepare for a successful school year. There will be three locations to serve at on Sat. Aug. 28:

  • East English Village Preparatory Academy,
  • Western International High School and
  • Randolph Career Tech Center

Sign up to volunteer now! Volunteer training sessions are planned for this week!  

Board of Education Finance Committee Meeting In Person Fri. August 27 Starting at 9 a.m.

The Board of Education Finance Committee meeting will be in person at the Fisher Building, 3011 W. Grand Blvd. in the 12TH floor conference room. Please note: Virtual Public Comment will be facilitated through a Microsoft Teams Meeting. Click here to join the meeting to register for public comment (you must call or log on to this Teams Meeting prior to the Chair announcing the close of public comment registration to be able to participate in virtual public comment). This link is to participate in public comment only; the meeting will not be broadcasted in this space. If you decide to make a public comment, until your turn to speak, please watch the live stream of the proceedings linked above. We recommend that you mute or close the live stream when it is your time to speak to avoid audio feedback You can also call in at +1 313-462-2305,570009538#
Phone Conference ID: 570 009 538#  


Immunizations This Month: Kindergarten, 7th Grade and New Students to DPSCD! A reminder that all DPSCD kindergarten, 7th grade, and new students must be up to date on immunizations prior to attending school. DPSCD, in partnership with Wayne Integrated Health, will provide all immunizations for children as you prepare to return to school on September 7, 2021. COVID vaccines (Pfizer) will also be available for children 12+. The remaining immunizations sessions will be held at Ben Carson High School on: Mon, Tue, & Thurs. 8/23, 8/24, 8/26, 8/30, 8/31, 9/2 from 1:30 p.m.- 5:30 p.m. All children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Please note, (COVID-19 vaccines will NOT be offered on 8/26).  To register in advance, please click For more immunization information, please visit,  

DPSL Football Kicks Off This Week!  Please visit to get the complete schedule of  games featuring DPSCD schools. For those of you interested in attending Cass Tech’s game in the Prep Kickoff Classic on Saturday, August 28, please visit for ticket information. Finally, to keep our community as safe as possible, the District plans to conduct temperature checks as well as recommend other measures for our athletics spectators, like what was done during the 20-21 school year.