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Check Out Five Things You Need to Know This Week

Parent Listening Session: Join the conversation online this week for the Parent Listening session with Dr. Vitti, Superintendent and Board Member Vaughn on Tuesday, November 28, 2023, from 5 p.m.-6 p.m. You can access the call at ParentListeningSession or by phone at +1 313-462-2305, Conference ID: 422 153 938#.

Update Your Contact Information: Families, we are encouraging you to contact your child’s school and update your information if you have moved, have a new phone number, or changed any contact information, also include your email addresses. If you have children attending multiple schools, please ensure your contact information is updated at each school. Please see directions below to opt into the Robo call system.

Users opt back into the DPSCD Robo Call System:

  • Phone calls: Call the Blackboard Phone Hotline at "855-502-STOP (855-502-7867)" from the phone line that has been opted out.
  • Text (SMS) messages: Reply START to "60680" from the phone line that has been opted out for non-emergency messages. Reply START to "54968" for emergency messages.

Free Parent Academy Session- Suicide Prevention Training: DPSCD Families attend this FREE Parent Academy session to learn from trained professionals on the best ways to support thoughts of suicide. Tuesday, November 28, 2023, from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Bunche Elementary Middle School 2715 Macomb Street, Detroit, MI 48207. To access the full list of free Parent Academy sessions happening this week click here.

Behavioral Health and Homework Hotlines Are Here for You! DPSCD’s Behavioral Health and Homework Hotlines are ready to assist you this week Monday-Thursday, from 5 p.m.-8 p.m. Please dial 833-466-3978 to access. Follow the prompts for social- emotional support as well as help with Literacy and/or Mathematics homework from DPSCD teachers on the Homework Hotline.

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. For a medical emergency dial 911. Dial 988 for a lifeline crisis counselor 24/7.

Family Resource and Distribution Center (FRDC): The FRDC has available resources to assist families of DPSCD. Resources include hygiene products, dry goods, water, school supplies, backpacks, children’s books, and at times coats are available. Stop by one of the District’s five health hub sites near you. Prior to visiting the center, please submit this form. For more information click here or contact 313-873-7490. The Office of Family and Community Engagement Office FRCD site is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 16164 Asbury Park Detroit, MI 48235.


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: Don’t miss a robo call/text -- 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.