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Detroit Public Schools Community District buildings will be open Monday, January 31, 2022, for in-person learning. We are excited to welcome our staff and students back in person. We missed everyone. We are committed to adhering to safety measures, as we will have plenty of love flowing through the doors, halls, and in the classrooms. We have a comprehensive frequently asked questions document for you to review with your family and make sure you also review the new CDC guidelines. We will use #DeterminedtoRise as we get back to in person. Let us know on social media how you are Rising Up with DPSCD!   

Determined to Rise: Second First Day of School Jan. 31 With the return of in-person learning, all #DPSCD school buildings will follow safety protocols: masks, social distancing, and daily temperature checks. As a reminder, all in-person learning students are required to participate in COVID-19 testing. For testing, a one-time parental consent registration is required and is due January 31. For return to school details, COVID testing and Get the Vax vaccination information, please visit the District website homepage.  

The Expect Respect Character Trait for February is Self-Control: Families, students, and staff, take time this month to gain a deeper understanding of self-control and what it means while in school, with your family and friends. For example, in the morning when you may not feel like talking, make sure you exercise self-control before you start your day with a negative attitude. What other ways can you exercise self-control? 

Pledge cards below to recommit to Expect Respect:  

Extra kudos if you post and tag @detroitk12 with your example of self-control.  

DPSCD School Spotlight: The School at Marygrove: As one of the District’s newest Examination High Schools, The School at Marygrove features a social justice and engineering focus that enables students to identify and solve complex problems while actively participating in the creation of a more just and equitable future. Watch the school’s spotlight video to see how The School at Marygrove can help your student to Rise Up with DPSCD! If you missed the fall application window, no need to worry. The Round 2 Examination High School application window opens on Monday, April 4, 2022, at 12 p.m. We hope to see your application!  

Student Leadership Courses This Week:  #DPSCD High School Students, check out this week’s courses including “Preparing Yourself for College and Your Career Journey.” You can take up to five Student Leadership Courses offered by the Office of Family and Community Engagement (FACE) and earn $25 per course. See you in class!  

Homework Hotline: Free Resource for all K-12 DPSCD Students: With the return of in-person learning this week, a reminder that students and families can get help from certified DPSCD teachers with Literacy, Math homework and more! Call Monday-Thursday from 5 p.m.-8 p.m. at 1-833-466-3978. Learn more at  

Save the Date: 

First Semester Attendance Awards Friday, February 18, 2022, at 10 a.m.: Whether in-person or online, dozens and dozens of DPSCD students will be invited to be recognized for their perfect attendance in the first semester. Read more about how these students are the embodiment of All Day, Every Day when it comes to attending school!  

Stay updated weekly, by visiting DPSCD's Family Newsletter sent every Monday at 6 p.m. by SMS text: 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