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Get the Vax COVID-19 Clinics: Today DPSCD announced its expanded partnership with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services to become an official COVID-19 vaccine provider. Clinics will soon be at all DPSCD Schools. Learn more about $25 incentives and contact your principal to learn about your school's clinic date in the coming weeks/months. Get the Vax! 

DPSCD Facility Master Plan Update In 2019, Detroit Public Schools Community District had conversations with the community about the status of DPSCD's facilities. We held a series of community conversations and heard about priorities for our facilities. Today, we continue this work and share with you a 20-year vision for DPSCD's facilities and a series of investments to help us achieve that vision. We invite you to learn more, get involved by attending an upcoming community meeting, and share your thoughts by completing a brief online survey

Through the Facility Master Plan (FMP), DPSCD proposes to: 

  • Invest $700M in federal relief funds to make one-time investments in our facilities to improve buildings to best serve our students and families. 
  • Offer our families improved indoor and outdoor spaces to support high-quality programs throughout the District, and provide the facilities needed to fully live out the District's vision and strategic priorities. 
  • Make a strong initial investment for our long-term facility's needs – which total over $2 billion – by making the most important, catalytic investments that will set our district on a path of long-term sustainability.

Detroit Branch NAACP Art & Essay Scholarship Contest is Here! Attention all #DPSCD students, grades K-12, you are invited to enter the Detroit Branch NAACP Art & Essay Scholarship Contest. The deadline to apply is Friday, March 11, 2022, at 6 p.m. Visit https://fal.cn/3m22d for more details. This year’s theme is “What the Civil Rights Struggle Means to Me”  

Attend the Online Parent Listening Session Tuesday, February 15, 2022, at 11 a.m. Your input matters! Hosted by Superintendent Dr. Vitti and Board Member Vaughn, attend and share your experiences and ideas to better support our students as well as get updates on school programs. Meeting details and more information at www.detroitk12.org/Domain/4035 #StudentsRise    

DPSCD School Spotlight: Detroit School of Arts (DSA) , DSA Pathways Initiative: Through an intentional investment of resources and expertise, the DSA Pathways Initiative offers a rigorous, high-quality arts education at DSA and its feeder schools, Brenda Scott, Duke Ellington, JR King and Spain. the DSA Pathways video to learn more about this groundbreaking program. DSA is an application high school. The application period for fall 2022 has been reopened! We want to hear from you! the DSA Pathways video to learn more about this groundbreaking program. DSA is an application high school. The application period for fall 2022 is now open. Apply today. 

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ESE Parent Meeting is Tuesday, February 15, 2022, at 6 p.m. ESE Parents, this meeting is designed with you in mind! Join our upcoming virtual ESE Parent Meeting, with a focus on Cognitive Impairments (CI), hosted by Board VP Dr. Hunter-Harvill and Deputy Superintendent Wright. For meeting details, ESE support, and resources, visit www.detroitk12.org/ese #RISEUPwithDPSCD  

 DPSCD HR Virtual Open House Thursday, February 17, 2022, 5:30 p.m.-7 p.m. The District is hiring! Openings include a variety of teaching positions, support staff as well as coaching opportunities. Want more information? Send an email to recruitment@detroitk12.org or call (313) 873-6897. Register here.  

Stay updated weekly, by visiting DPSCD's Family Newsletter sent every Monday at 6 p.m. by SMS text: https://bit.ly/DPSCDFamNews. If you opted out of receiving texts 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