Winter Break Resources for DPSCD Students and Families Feb. 20-Feb. 24
Providing service to our students, families and staff throughout the year is a Core Value of Detroit Public Schools Community District (DPSCD). As you prepare to enjoy your Winter Break from school, the week of February 20, - February 24, 2023, students and families can use this guide to access resources ranging from immunization and vaccination clinics, mental health resources and much more! Also, click here for access to Peachjar, a digital flyer bulletin board.
Vaccinations and Immunizations for the Community
In partnership with the Detroit Health Department (DHD), DPSCD families can continue to make immunization and vaccination appointments during the District’s Winter Break (Feb. 20-Feb. 24). Please visit https://detroitmi.gov/departments/detroit-health-department for information to book Booster and Pediatric Vaccination appointments at the Detroit Health Department’s 100 Mack location. You can schedule your appointment online or by text.
For more assistance, call the Detroit Health Department Immunization Clinic at (313) 876-4667. For COVID-19 testing at the Northwest Activities Center, 18100 Meyers Rd., please visit https://detroitmi.gov/departments/detroit-health-department/programs-and-services/communicable-disease/coronavirus-covid-19. You can also call (313) 230-0505 for more information.
DPSCD Staff and Student COVID-19 Testing
DPSCD staff and students can continue to get COVID-19 testing from LynxDx at two school locations: Renaissance High School (6565 W. Outer Drive, Detroit, 48235) and East English Village Preparatory Academy @Finney (5020 Cadieux Rd. in Detroit, 48224). During Winter Break week (Feb. 20-Feb. 24), the Renaissance and EEVP@Finney will have the following operating hours:
- OPEN: Monday February 20th 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
- CLOSED: Tuesday, February 21st, Wednesday, February 22nd and Thursday, February 23rd,
- OPEN: Friday February 24th 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
- OPEN: Saturday February 25th 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Behavioral Health Support During DPSCD’s Winter Break (Feb. 20-Feb. 24)
Supporting the Whole Child is one of DPSCD’s Priorities. In conjunction with Detroit Wayne Integrated Health Network (DWIHN), students, families and the community at large will have access to behavioral health resources while DPSCD is on Winter Break (Feb. 20-Feb. 24):
- 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 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. | Toll-Free: 888-490-9698 or 313-833-3232.
More information can be found by clicking here for the full array of Behavioral Health resources available to DPSCD students and families during DPSCD’s Winter Break, February 20-February 24, 2023.
Through the DPSCD’s Office of Curriculum and Instruction (C&I), you can keep your child engaged during the Winter Break with a bevy of resources from maintaining momentum with literacy and math instruction to games designed to enhance learning. Please see the chart below with links for a variety of activities for students of all ages:
Available Food Resources for Families
In conjunction with Gleaners Community Food Bank and Forgotten Harvest, families can get food support during DPSCD’s Winter Break (Feb. 20-Feb. 24). Click the links for information on Gleaners Distribution System and Forgotten Harvest’s Find Food Resource.