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Every School Day Matters – Success begins with showing up – both in the classroom and in the game. At Detroit Public Schools Community District (DPSCD), we have seen first-hand how daily attendance fuels achievement; not just academically, but also in the spirited arenas of school sports. Data is undeniable – students who consistently attend school are significantly more likely to read at grade level by the 8th grade and are four times more likely to be college and career ready when they take the SAT. Click here to read more about why Every School Day Matters.

Student Spotlight of the Week: Congratulations to Krishtan McGee a seventh grader at Fisher Magnet Academy, who recently was selected as the Michigan Council for Exceptional Children's (MCEC) 2024 Yes, I Can! Athletics award recipient. DPSCD congratulates Mr. McGee on this outstanding achievement. This Thursday, February 29, Mr. McGee will accept his award at the 2024 MCEC Conference's Recognition and Scholarship Reception held at the DeVos Place Convention Center in Grand Rapid. We are #DPSCD proud of you!

Parent Academy: Join the Office of Family and Community Engagement as we Explore the African Diaspora through our Equity Cultural Series. February 28, 2024, Paul Robeson Malcolm X Academy, 2585 Grove St, Detroit, MI 48221 4PM – 6PM

HUMAN TRAFFICKING AWARENESS PRESENTED BY: DHS/HOMELAND SECURITY INVESTIGATIONS Learn how human traffickers often target and recruit youth and who to turn to for help in potentially dangerous situations. LOCATION: Pershing High School, 18875 Ryan Rd, Detroit, MI 48234

Become part of the DPSCD family and help Students Rise!; The Office of Human Resources is looking for highly motivated individuals to do their part, helping students rise! DPSCD has opportunities for all teachers, social workers, and counselor positions as well as support staff roles. Please share this information if you know anyone who is interested and join the Human Resource team this week at a Hiring Fair near you!

Wednesday February 28, 2024, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Detroit at Work Fair at the Durfee Innovation Society

2470 Collingwood Street Detroit MI 48206

Please visit for more upcoming job openings. If you have further questions, please contact DPSCD Human Resources at (313) 873-6897 or send an email to

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.


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.