Check Out Five Things You Need to Know This Week!
The Family Hub is Updated and Live!
Dr. Vitti announced the benefits, in case you missed it.
We cannot wait to see your students on Monday, August 29th. As we prepare for a new school year, we have improved the Parents page on Detroitk12.org, the direct link is detroitk12.org/families, to provide you with one-stop access to your student’s academic performance, including grades and attendance, and District announcements. This portal for information will include:
- At-a-glance access for you to be able to understand your child’s current academic standing, past performance, and attendance
- Access to scholarship information, IEP guidance, student records and transcripts
- A Parent Toolbox for quick access to the tools and resources that will help both the parent/guardian and their students to be successful
- Resources to support the health and wellness of the whole family
- Information on getting involved with the PTA, legislation, and in-school activities
- Easier access to the forms you need to complete
- Technology guides and how-to videos placed together under one heading
We would love to hear from you! Take the survey at the bottom of any page in the space to let us know if we have missed anything and how this portal can better meet your needs. This is just the first of many steps towards improving the site for you.
Nikolai P. Vitti, Ed.D.
Fun Activities This Week to Help You Prepare for the 2022-23 School Year: In conjunction with the Office of Enrollment, Pasteur Elementary is holding a health and enrollment fair on Saturday, August 13, 2022, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. There will be vaccinations/immunizations and health screenings as well as music, food, and giveaways. Meanwhile, The School at Marygrove will hold a Summer Block Party, also on Saturday, August 13, 2022, from 12 p.m.-3 p.m. This is a free event, and all are welcome! Register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/marygrove-conservancy-summer-block-party-tickets-371446786337. Finally, be sure to bookmark DPSCD’s enrollment webpage, your comprehensive source for all things enrollment for the 2022-23 school year that starts on Monday, August 29, 2022!
Parent Academy Workshops This Week: Families, join us Tuesday, August 9, 2022, from 10 a.m.-11 a.m. to learn how to navigate the student hub. You’ll get information on basic tools for accessing grades, resources, and tech support. On Wednesday, August 10, 2022, from 4 p.m.-5 p.m., Exceptional Student Education (ESE) families, students and staff can get insight on helping prepare an ESE student for the transition from grades K-8 to high school. You can also call Parent Academy at (313) 873-7490 for more information.
ESE Gifted Detroit Symposium Saturday, August 13, 2022, from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Being held at Renaissance High School (6565 W. Outer Dr., Detroit, 48235), the Gifted Detroit! symposium will feature breakout sessions and guest speakers, allowing parents, educators, and community stakeholders to explore innovative practices to nurture the intellectual and socio-emotional needs of gifted, talented, and multi-exceptional children. Register here.
Fall Athletics Can Begin Practicing This Week: Extra-curricular activities such as athletics help our students unlock their full potential, part of the District’s Whole Child Commitment priority. Starting Monday, August 8, 2022, DPSCD student athletes can begin fall practice. Whether in football, cross country, swimming, golf, tennis, or cheerleading, DPSCD provides opportunities for our male and female student athletes to rise in the classroom and in competition. If you are interested in participating in sport this fall, contact your school for more information.
Next DPSCD Hiring Fair is Tuesday, August 16, 2022, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. DPSCD is looking for highly motivated individuals to help our students rise! The District has opportunities for all teacher content positions as well as support staff openings. While details of the location are being finalized, registration closes on Monday, August 15, 2022. Masks are required. For more information, please contact DPSCD Human Resources at (313) 873-6897 or send an email to Recruitment@detroitk12.org
Save the Date:
Summer on the Block Party for Teachers and Staff is Thursday, August 18, 2022: DPSCD teachers and staff, you are invited to attend the Summer on the Block for Teachers and staff at Martin Luther King Jr. Senior High School (3200 E. Lafayette) from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. There will be games, food, entertainment and much more for our teachers and staff while on the Block. Check out the internal HUB post for more information.
Stay updated weekly, by visiting DPSCD's Family Newsletter, an updated weekly version is sent every Monday at 6 p.m. by SMS text and posted to the web: https://www.detroitk12.org/families If you opted out of receiving text messages but would like to receive them, please text START to "60680" from the phone line that has been opted out for non-emergency messages. Reply START to "54968" for emergency message.