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Check Out Five Things You Need to Know This Week!

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) (Federal), State, and City Health Departments have revised previous close contact and quarantining guidelines for K-12 settings, including Detroit Public Schools Community District. The changes are now in effect, they are lengthy, and we advise you to read the message Dr. Vitti sent outlining their updates. Read Dr. Vitti’s detailed update on their changes.  

In Person Learning Resumes Monday, January 31, 2022 Read Dr. Vitti’s important update regarding return details including how we should prepare this week. We can’t wait to see you in class! Review a few attendance tips and stories of encouragement.  

COVID-19 Consent Testing Forms Deadline is January 31, 2022! As a reminder, effective January 31st all students must have a COVID consent form on file. For families that have not yet completed the consent form for their child to participate in COVID testing at school, please click the hyperlink above.  

Get The Vax COVID-19 Testing: In partnership with the Detroit Health Department (DHD) and other providers, take advantage of free access to the COVID-19 vaccine for anyone age 5 and up. Click the hyperlink above to find a clinic near you this week. No appointment is needed. These clinics also provide first dose, second dose and booster vaccines. 

DPSCD School Spotlight: Southeastern High School: As one of the District’s six Examination High Schools, Southeastern’s innovative Advanced Manufacturing program drives your students rise through teamwork, robotics, Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) as well as internship opportunities with Stellantis (the former Fiat Chrysler). If you missed the fall application window, no need to worry. The Round 2 Examination High School application window opens on Monday, April 4, 2022, at 12 p.m. We hope to see your application! 

Parent Listening Session is Wednesday, January 26, 2022 at 5:30 p.m. We want to hear from you! Hosted by Superintendent Vitti and Board Member Vaughn, please join us to share ideas to support our students and programming as well as get District updates. Get meeting details at 


ESE Parent Meeting is Tuesday, January 25, 2022 at 6 p.m. ESE Parents, this meeting is designed with you in mind! Join our upcoming ESE Parent Meeting, hosted by Board VP Dr. Hunter-Harvill and Deputy Superintendent Wright, with a focus on virtual learning. For meeting details, ESE support, and resources visit #RISEUPwithDPSCD

Support Staff Hiring Fair Tuesday, January 25, 2022 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Please join our In-Person Support Staff Hiring Fair Tuesday, January 25 at New Prospect Baptist Church, 19940 Livernois from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. We’re looking for highly motivated team members for opportunities in Security, Trainable Aides, Food Service Assistants, Early Childhood Paraeducators, General Education Paraeducators, Transportation, Clericals, Substitute Clericals and more. Please visit the DPSCD website at for more information.    

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