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Return to School Resources: It’s the first week back to school, there is a lot of excitement, to avoid frustration, we have compiled a resource page to help you navigate through getting students back to school. Visit for quick resources.  

Listen to the On the Rise Podcast: Dr. Vitti provided an overview of the upcoming school year, explaining how students and families will be supported, how we will have fun and work on academic gains. Please click to listen!      

Parents and Families-Be Sure to Opt Back in to Robo Call/Robo Text System! With the new school year starting tomorrow, Tuesday, September 7, parents and families are encouraged to opt back in to the Robo call/Robo text system. Directions to Opt Back In:  

  • 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.

Finally, parents and families are reminded to be sure your contact information with your school is current! Thank you!   

DPSL Football League Play Starts This Week: League play gets underway this week in DPSL football with the feature game on Friday, September 10 as Cass Tech and King square off at 7 p.m. Please note, similar COVID-19 related safety procedures from last season, such as temperature checks at the gates, can be anticipated by spectators. For the full schedule of games this week, please visit  

#BeKind21: We rise together when we act responsibly and kindly with ourselves and others! Pledge to #BeKind21 and practice kindness toward yourself and others each day from September 1 to September 21! You’ll help build kinder, more connected communities that foster mental wellness brought to you by DPSCD in partnership with the Born This Way Foundation.  

We are asking students, staff, and community to submit video recordings of their responsibility to self and others through acts of kindness. Using #BeKind21, these videos (much like the #RiseUp videos leading into the school year) will be posted on District social media accounts. In these videos, participants can talk about how they pledge to #BeKind as the year gets underway. While all members of the community are encouraged to submit video pledges, the top 50 most creative student video entries will receive $10 Little Caesar gift cards. Please use this link to submit the video: