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Check Out Five Things You Need to Know This Week!

The first week of the 2022-23 school year is here! Need resource information? is your source to help your student rise! As we kick off the new school year this week, the District wishes all our students, teachers, staff, and stakeholders a safe and prosperous school year. #TheFutureIsRising

There’s Still Time to Enroll Your Student for the 2022-23 School Year! Even though the new school year is getting started, you can still enroll your child in most DPSCD schools. Click to read our comprehensive Picking the Perfect School Guide to help you find the right fit school for your child. #Enroll Today!

In the School Spotlight: Paul Robeson Malcolm X Academy: Stressing a child centered, culturally influenced environment, Paul Robeson Malcolm X supplements the District’s curriculum with African-centered educational material that informs students of the contributions of African American people to all phases of our society. Click here to watch the PMX school spotlight video.

Parent Academy Workshops This Week: Join us online for the Exploring College Majors session Tuesday, August 30, 2022, 10 a.m.-11 a.m. where parents will learn tools to use in helping your student choose a college major and explore their career interests. Click the link or call Parent Academy at (313) 873-7490 for more information.

Family Health and Wellness! As a reminder, any new students to the district as well as students entering kindergarten or 7th grade are required to be current on their childhood vaccines (e.g., diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio, measles, mumps, rubella, hepatitis B, meningococcal conjugate, and chicken pox). Parents who wish to seek a waiver for the required immunizations must make an appointment with the Detroit Health Department at (313) 876-4667 prior to enrollment.

Families and students, if you need support coping with negative feelings or substance abuse, help is a phone call away: Crisis & Mental Helpline: (800) 241-4949, available 24/7 | TTY: (800) 630-1044, available 24/7 For help with substance abuse, call: (800) 241-4949, available 24/7 For other support services, please contact Detroit Wayne Integrated Health Network: Monday–Friday 8:00AM–4:30PM Toll Free: (888) 490-9698 or (313) 833-3232.

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.