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Check Out Five Things You Need to Know This Week!

One Week Until the Start of the New School Year on Monday, August 29, 2022! Families, Detroit Public Schools Community District (DPSCD) is a child-centric district that will ensure your students are college and work ready! Click to read our comprehensive Picking the Perfect School Guide to help you find the right fit school for your child. Also, monitor our social media pages this week as we countdown to the first day of school, Monday, August 29, 2022. We can’t wait to see you!  

Parent Academy Workshops This Week: In conjunction with the Office of Enrollment, Parent Academy will provide a finding the best fit high school session on Tuesday, August 23, 2022, from 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. In this workshop, you’ll learn about DPSCD’s programming options and learning choices to help you make an informed, high school decision as a family. Also, this week, reduce your stress with Parent Academy’s Wellness Wednesdays, Wednesday, August 24, 2022, 10 a.m.-11 a.m. Click the link or call Parent Academy at (313) 873-7490 for more information.  

Update Your Contact Information Before School Starts next Monday, August 29, 2022: 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.    

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. 

Families and students, if you need support coping with negative feelings or substance abuse, help is a phone call away: Crisis & Mental Helpline: (800) 241-4949, available 24/7 | TTY: (800) 630-1044, available 24/7 For help with substance abuse, call: (800) 241-4949, available 24/7 For other support services, please contact Detroit Wayne Integrated Health Network: Monday–Friday 8:00AM–4:30PM Toll Free: (888) 490-9698 or (313) 833-3232. 

Save the date for the next DPSCD Hiring Fair on Tuesday, September 13, 2022: The District is looking for highly motivated individuals to join our team! DPSCD is hiring for all teacher content areas as well as support staff positions. Please note, registration closes on Monday, September 12, 2022. Masks are required. For more information, please contact DPSCD Human Resources at (313) 873-6897 or send an email to  

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: 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.