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Dr. Vitti: Online Learning Extended, Return to In-Person Learning January 24th or January 31st (1/12/2022)

DPSCD Staff, Families, and Students,

Please be advised that districtwide online learning will continue for all students through January 24th or at the very latest, January 31st. Although the city’s infection rate has improved it is still in the mid-30s. Our return to in person learning will include required employee COVID testing. Those plans will be shared prior to our return. The current staffing requirements for in person or remote work will remain the same unless modifications are made and shared in the future. Online learning attendance has improved (near 75% now) but still needs to be higher. Please ensure that your students and children are logging into each of their classes daily. Please be reminded that students must have a consent to COVID test on file by January 31st or they will be transferred to the district’s virtual school.  

As a reminder, Grab and Go meals will continue to be served at each school Monday and Thursday from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. If you need technology support during online learning you can call 1-313-240-4377 or visit techsupport.detroitk12.org and select “Technical Support.”  Support is available Monday through Friday, 7 a.m.- 6 p.m. If your child received a loaner device and it is broken, then visit Renaissance High School, Western High School, Fisher Upper, or Martin Luther King High School to have it assessed for possible repairs. These locations are open on online learning days from 9:00 a.m.– 4:00 p.m

Lastly, if you need academic help you can call the Homework Hotline for support. The academic support is offered Monday – Thursday, from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m., excluding holidays. To use the hotline, call 1-833-466-3978 during operating hours and follow the prompts. If you need mental health support, then we have social workers who can help by calling 1-833-466-3978.

Nikolai P. Vitti, Ed.D.

Superintendent

Detroit Public Schools Community District