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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.

We can’t wait to welcome you back in a DPSCD classroom on Monday, February 27, 2023. Be safe and enjoy!

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 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 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: 







myON® gives students access to more than 6,000 enhanced digital books. myON helps match student’s interests, grade, and Lexile® reading level. It also gives students reading tools and supports to improve engagement and achievement.



Storyline Online

Watch videos books being read aloud by famous actors and actresses. Listening to read-alouds can improve reading, writing and communication skills, logical thinking and concentration, and general academic aptitude, and inspire a lifelong love of reading. 



PBS Kids Science

Students can play games to learn about science from their favorite PBS Kids characters. Build a station for the Dino Train, explore sounds with the Cat in the Hat, and more!



Farmer’s Almanac for Kids

The Almanac for Kids features a treasure trove of fun facts, awesome activities, and stellar stories that will keep kids of all ages entertained every day of the year!




Keep up momentum on with literacy and math instruction designed just for your student. Completing 45 minutes of iReady each week is ideal!

Clever Application

4 - 12

Kahn Academy

On Khan Academy, students can independently practice math, science, computing, history, art history, economics, and more. They can even prep for tests like the SAT and AP.



Farmer’s Almanac

The Old Farmer’s Almanac is more than just planting charts. It is updated each day with recipes, forecasts, astronomical data, and historical trivia.


5 - 12


The StarTalk® podcast covers a wide range of science topics from sports to space. Listen to guests like scientists Neill deGrasse Tyson, comedians, and tech industry leaders explore the world of science in people’s lives.


6 - 12


In iCivics, students play innovative games that help them understand how our political systems work by allowing them to experience it first-hand and empowering them to address real-world issues. Many games are even available as phone or tablet apps.



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.