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NOTE SUMMER SCHEDULE:  Happy Fourth of July DPSCD On the Rise Family Newsletter will be published bi-weekly during the summer months, it will still be delivered via text and published to the web on Monday at 6 PM to ensure families stay updated on important news, announcements, and reminders. Share this with your family and friends. You can always find updates on the DPSCD website at 

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District News

July 4th Holiday The district schools and central office will be closed Tuesday in observance of July 4.

Join us for Summer on the Block: Families, join the Office of Family and Community Engagement (FACE) team Thursday, July 13, 2023. There are two locations and times to fit your schedule: Mark Twain Elementary – Middle School, 12800 Visger St. Detroit MI 48217, 12 p.m. - 2 p.m. or Spain Elementary Middle School, 3700 Beaubien St. Detroit MI 48201, 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. There will be free food, giveaways, fun activities for the children as well as resources and enrollment support for families. For more information on free parent sessions click here. See you on the Block this week!      

Meet Up and Eat Up: The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) is a federally funded, state-administered program more commonly known throughout the community as “Meet Up and Eat Up.”  As summer school kicks off, designated summer school sites, linked here, will welcome students to enjoy a healthy breakfast and lunch meal daily with lawn signs, posters, and/or banners stating: “Meet Up and Eat Up, Healthy Food Served Here.” Dial 2-1-1 or text FOOD to 304-304 to find a Meet Up and Eat Up site in your neighborhood, or search the state map for locations.

July 3 Volunteer Renewal Begins: Sign up to be a volunteer today. Whether through the Let’s Read initiative, Lunch Duty, School Greeter/Arrival or Dismissal, PTA or SAC or other programs, the DPSCD invites you to consider ways that you can contribute to our students’ rise. In accordance with DPSCD policy, all volunteers must submit or renew their volunteer status through the galaxy volunteer process.

If you have questions or need further assistance, please contact the FACE office at (313) 873-7490.  

Take Care to Be Well: Families and students, while school is out and summer is underway, your routine can be a bit different, which could lead some to develop feelings of loneliness, sadness, confusion, or other signs that may require a call with a professional for needed support. If you need support to cope and work through negative feelings, substance abuse or drugs, help is a phone call away:   

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 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. | Toll-Free: 888-490-9698 or 313-833-3232

Join the 2023 Summer Learning Program: In partnership with the Detroit Public Libraries (DPL), the Office of Family and Community Engagement (FACE) invites all DPSCD students and families’ grades K-12 to engage in summer reading activities at your local DPL.  As part of the Let’s Read Initiative, DPSCD encourages families to keep students sharp over the summer by visiting local libraries, and continuing learning throughout the summer. Visit your local Library starting July 10 or for more information, please call the FACE office at (313)873-7490.

Let’s Read Volunteer Training Sessions! Join the Office of Family and Community Engagement (FACE) team as they host volunteer training this summer, so you are ready to help students to rise. The training are located at 16164 Asbury Park Detroit, MI 48235 Room 109. Parking is FREE! Register here today! For more information, please call (313) 873-7490.  

Prepare For Your Child’s Future Today! Kindergarten Boot Camp is a six-week summer program that helps prepare pre- kindergarten students and their parents for kindergarten. Session Two begins, Monday, July 10, 2023 at various Detroit Public Libraries in your community. Enroll today! For more information, email Meals are provided.

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