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Check Out Five Things You Need to Know This Week!

Dr. Vitti Important Announcement Dec. 31, 2021, Post-Holiday Break Return Pause: In Case You Missed It, due to the City of Detroit’s all-time high infection rate of 36 percent, there will be no in-person or online learning (including the Virtual School) January 3, 2022-January 5,2022 (Monday-Wednesday). Please check District’s website and social platforms for further updates on Wednesday, January 5. You can read the full content of Dr. Vitti’s message, which includes testing recommendations and instructions for student athletes, at:

DPSCD Virtual School Enrollment Restarts This Week! Your opportunity to enroll or transfer to DPSCD’s Virtual School returns starting Monday, January 3, 2022- Saturday, January 15, 2022Read the story from the DPSCD website that outlines important enrollment procedures and deadlines.   

DPSCD “Come Home” Alumni Weekend Tickets Now on Sale! “Come Home” #DPSCD alumni for an epic weekend celebration May 20-22, 2022, and attend our signature black-tie gala celebrating the inaugural Alumni Hall of Fame class. Pre-order your tickets, consider being a sponsor and learn more about the scheduled events for the “Come Home” Alumni weekend at We look forward to seeing you soon!  

The Expect Respect Character Trait for January is Citizenship: Families, students, and staff, take time this month to gain a deeper understanding of citizenship and what it means in school, at home and in service to others. Fill out your pledge cards:  

 Also, a reminder that Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is Monday, January 17, 2022. Keep an eye out for district wide and school level activities to celebrate and honor the civil rights icon.  

Student Representative to the Board of Education Applications Due Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2022: A reminder that Student Representative applications to act as ex officio members to the District’s Board of Education are due Tuesday, January 4, 2022Read the application for more information on the opportunity to champion the voice of fellow students while receiving guidance and support from DPSCD staff and the elected Board. Also, get details on the Student Leadership Courses offered by the Office of Family and Community Engagement (F.A.C.E) that resume this week! 


Be Sure to Opt Back In to Receive DPSCD Calls and Updates: If you are not receiving calls and updates from the District, please update your phone, add an email address, or remove a block if you opted out from receiving messages. If you need help, please contact your school for further assistance this week!  

Stay updated weekly, by visiting DPSCD's Family Newsletter sent every Monday at 6 p.m. by SMS text: If you opted out of receiving texts 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