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Check Out Five Things You Need to Know This Week!

Every School Day Counts: Each year schools are funded based on per pupil count, as we approach count day, now is a good time to make calls home congratulating students who have perfect attendance. You also may want to work with your school to plan calls this week to homes where students may have not returned or where you may notice patterns of absenteeism. Laci Bosquez from the Family and Community Engagement Office is available if you identify a family in need of resources. She can be reached at

ESE Townhall, Tuesday, September 27, 2022, from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. for the Exceptional Student Education Townhall: From Advocacy to Agency Empowering our Students with Exceptionalities: Join DPSCD’s Board Vice President, Dr. Deborah Hunter-Harvill to discuss current Exceptional Student Education supports and resources for students and families. The event will be held at Martin Luther King Jr. Sr. High School, 3200 Lafayette St. Detroit MI 48207

Parent Academy This Week: Join us online Tuesday, September 27, 2022, from 6 p.m.-7 p.m. for a Beginners Guide to Digital Literacy. In this class, you’ll learn the fundamentals of being proficient online, so you can be an added support when your student faces digital challenges in their class work. Also, stay tuned for the new fall-winter Parent Academy digital and print catalogs that will be out soon!

DPSCD School Highlight: Named for the late Erma Henderson, the first black woman to serve as Detroit City Council President, the District’s Henderson Academy aims to have its students on a quest by providing a wide variety of cutting-edge career pathways so your students can rise. Whether it’s in music technology, pre-engineering, construction or robotics, Henderson students can lay the foundation today for their career path of tomorrow. To learn more about how your child can thrive in this historic neighborhood school, click to read their page on the District’s website.

Students Lead on DPSCD Peace Day: Peace Day was one for the ages across the District! Students, staff, and community members teamed up to recognize and learn more about peace and healing. Read on for a wrap up of the day that featured students leading the way during peaceful walks, marches as well as in classroom conversations. #DayofPeaceandHealing


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