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Check Out Five Things You Need to Know This Week!

Back to School Expo is Saturday, August 6, 2022: This year’s Back to School Expo will be held at all school locations across the District! Also, DPSCD and ARISE Detroit are partnering in conjunction with ARISE Detroit’s 16th Annual Neighborhoods Day, also on August 6! The community is encouraged to sign up to beautify a school, while DPSCD families are encouraged to visit your community school to enroll, pick up valuable resources, learn about academic and extracurricular activities as well as enjoy fun activities. Monitor the District website and social media channels for more information. We can’t wait to see you!  

Parent Academy This Week: Featured workshops include the district wide Parent Leader meeting, presented by the Office of Family and Community Engagement (FACE), on Tuesday, July 12, 2022, and Thursday, July 14, 2022. Both gatherings will run from 12 p.m.-2 p.m. and will be held at Adult Education West, 16164 Asbury Park in Detroit, 48235. Click the hyperlink to get more information on Parent Academy, including an incentive program available for DPSCD parents only!  

Enroll in a DPSCD School for the 2022-23 School Year! Bates Academy will hold an in-person open house Tuesday, July 12, 2022, from 12 p.m.-2 p.m. The community is invited to attend and learn about the offerings as well as the culture of Bates. Also, remember the District has convenient Enrollment drop box locations. Click the hyperlink for the drop box nearest you!  

Take Care to Be Well: Families and students, while school is out and summer is underway, your routine can be a bit different, which could lead some to develop feelings of loneliness, sadness, confusion, or other signs that may require a call with a professional for needed support. If you need support to cope and work through negative feelings, substance abuse or drugs, help is a phone call away:    

  • Detroit Wayne Integrated Health Network Crisis and Mental Helpline: (800) 241-4949 (24/7) | TTY: (800) 630-1044 (24/7)
  • For help with substance abuse, call: 24/7 hotline for help: 1-800-241-4949    
  • For other support services, please contact Detroit Wayne Integrated Health Network Monday-Friday 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. | Toll-Free: 888-490-9698 or 313-833-3232.         

Do your part to help students rise! Attend DPSCD’s Hiring Fair July 14, 2022: DPSCD is seeking highly motivated and skilled individuals to join our teams. Plan to be at Western International High School, 1500 Scotten Ave., Detroit, 48209, between 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on July 14, 2022. We are looking for teacher content positions as well as support staff positions. Please register here. Registration closes on July 13, 2022.   


Summer on the Block This Week: Students and families join us for Summer on the Block festivities Thursday, July 14, 2022, at: Bunche Preparatory Academy 12 p.m.-2 p.m. and Ben Carson High School 1 p.m.-3 p.m. There will be free food, giveaways (including Tigers tickets), books to keep your student smart this summer, as well as enrollment support, games, and other family-centered fun activities! Don’t miss out. See you on the Block this week!        

Stay updated weekly, by visiting DPSCD's Family Newsletter, an updated weekly version is sent every Monday at 6 p.m. by SMS text and posted to the web: If you opted out of receiving text messages but would like to receive them, please text START to "60680" from the phone line that has been opted out for non-emergency messages.  Reply START to "54968" for emergency message.