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Check Out Five Things You Need to Know This Week

DPSCD Alumni Shines as a Professional and Pianist: We recently sat down with Candace Campbell- Sellers, alumni of Cass Technical High School, now Senior Executive Administer to Superintendent Dr. Nikolai Vitti, Detroit Public Schools Community District. Ms. Campbell- Seller shares how she went from a student to a professional within DPSCD while managing her passion as a pianist. Click here to read more.

Parent Academy Session “Being Your Child’s Biggest Advocate: Join the Office of Family and Community Engagement during this week’s Free Parent Academy workshop. Be a part of the conversation that will help parents to learn how to be effective advocates, stand up for their children, and how to collaborate with school officials and staff. Tuesday, January 30, 2024, from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Fisher Lower Magnet Academy 15510 E. State Fair Detroit MI 48205. To access the full list of free Parent Academy sessions happening this week click here.

Every School Day Matters Spring Count Day Is Coming: February 14, 2024, Count Day is significant because the district’s budget is based upon per-pupil funding. The first Wednesday in February marks the beginning of the State’s official count window to determine 90 percent of the school year state per-pupil allocation.

“Our priority is to have students in class on time every day. This week is critical, an accurate count ensures the district receives funding for every student who is enrolled and in attendance,” said Superintendent Nikolai P. Vitti.

Please make sure your student is in school on Wednesday, February 14, 2024. If your child is absent, please make sure they provide a note to excuse the absence.

SAVE THE DATE Parent Listening Session: Due to the unpredictable District snow days the Parent Listening session with Dr. Vitti and Board Member Vaughn has been rescheduled for Tuesday, February 06, 2024, at 5 p.m. You can access the call at or by phone at +1 313-462-2305, Conference ID: 422 153 938#.

DPSCD Middle School Expo: Families whose students will be in middle school next year and who live in Southwest Detroit are invited to attend the Southwest Middle Schools Expo on Tuesday, February 6 at Roberto Clemente from 4:00 – 5:30 PM. Visit and click on the Enrollment Calendar for event details. Click this link to access the flyer.


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