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Check Out Summer in the "D" PSCD Things You Need to Know This Week

Sign up to be a Volunteer Today! We know we must all do our part to help students rise, sign up to be a volunteer today! There are plenty of opportunities such as Let’s Read, Cafeteria, 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.

Update Your Contact Information Before School Starts: Families, we are encouraging you to contact your child’s school and update your information if you have moved, have a new phone number, or changed any contact information, also include your email address. If you have children attending multiple schools, please ensure your contact information is updated at each school. Please see directions below to opt into the robo call system.

Users opt back into the DPSCD Robo Call System:

Phone calls: Call the Blackboard Phone Hotline at "855-502-STOP (855-502-7867)" from the phone line that has been opted out.

Text (SMS) messages: Reply START to "60680" from the phone line that has been opted out for non-emergency messages. Reply START to "54968" for emergency messages.

DPSCD Hiring Fair is Thursday, August 3, 2022: Spread the word about a fulfilling career in education with DPSCD. The Office of Human Resources is hosting a Hiring Fair on Thursday August 3, 2023, from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. at Breithaupt Career and Technical Center, 9300 Hubbell in Detroit, 48228. Click here to get more information.

Family Health and Wellness! As a reminder, any new students to the district as well as students entering kindergarten or 7th grade are required to be current on their childhood vaccines (e.g., diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio, measles, mumps, rubella, hepatitis B, meningococcal conjugate, and chicken pox). Parents who wish to seek a waiver for the required immunizations must make an appointment with the Detroit Health Department at (313) 876-4667 prior to enrollment.

Join us for Summer on the Block: Families, join the Office of Family and Community Engagement (FACE) team Thursday, July 20, 2023. There are two locations and times to fit your schedule: Detroit International Academy for Young Women 5161 Charles St. Detroit MI 48212, 12 p.m. - 2 p.m. or Edward “Duke” Ellington 9860 Park Drive Detroit MI 48213, 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. There will be free food, giveaways, fun activities for the children, 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.

Reading is Fun at the Detroit Libraries: 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 for more information or call the FACE office at (313)873-7490.


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: Don’t miss a robo call/text -- 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.