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Summer in the “D”PSCD Things You Need to Know

The first day of summer is June 21, 2023 – Sept. 23, be safe and have fun!

NOTE SUMMER SCHEDULE: On the Rise Family Newsletter will be published bi-weekly during the summer months, it will still be delivered via text and published to the web on Monday at 6 PM starting June 26, 2023, to ensure families stay updated on important news, announcements, and reminders. Share this with your family and friends. You can always find updates on the DPSCD website at 

Don’t miss these important dates.  We’d love to hear from you! Click the link and share with us your Good News Stories. Have a great rest of the week!     

District News

Let’s Read Volunteer Training Sessions! Join the Office of Family and Community Engagement (FACE) team as they host volunteer training, Thursday, June 22, 2023, 11 a.m.-12 p.m. located at 16164 Asbury Park Detroit, MI 48235 Room 109. Parking is FREE! Register here today! For more information, please call (313) 873-7490.

Prepare For Your Child’s Future Today! Kindergarten Boot Camp is a four-week summer program that helps prepare pre- kindergarten students and their parents for kindergarten. Session One begins, Tuesday, June 20, 2023, through Friday July 14, 2023, Monday – Friday from 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Located at Robert Clemente Learning Academy, 1551 Beard Street Detroit, MI 48209 or Gompers Elementary Middle School, 14450 Burt Road Detroit, MI 48223. Enroll today! For more information, email Meals are provided.

Be Part of Our Rise! DPSCD Hiring Fair Saturday June 24: Detroit Public Schools Community District is seeking to hire talented educators. Led by the Office of Human Resources, join the team Saturday, June 24, 2023, from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. at Martin Luther King Jr. Senior High School, 3200 East Lafayette Street Detroit, MI 48207. Click here for more information and to register.  

NAACP host June Jubilee “A Celebration of Freedom” The Detroit Branch of the NAACP President, Rev. Dr. Wendell Anthony has invited Detroit Public Schools Community District’s leadership, staff, teachers, families, students, and the community to join in the activities June 22-25. The 68th Fight for Freedom Weekend to realize the theme: A Celebration of Freedom. Click here to see the list of events.

School Safety and Mental Health Community Meeting Students, Staff and Families, please join Superintendent Dr. Nikolai Vitti for an online community meeting about School Safety and Mental Health on Wednesday, June 21 from 5 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Click here to access the meeting.

Summer Learning Experience 2023 Reminder Students, Staff and Families summer school begins Tuesday June 20 for students that need credit recovery. For more information contact your child's school or visit Summer School 2023.

Upcoming Board of Education Meetings 

  • DPSCD Policy Ad-Hoc Committee Meeting Tuesday, June 20, 2023, from 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Fisher Building, 12th Floor Conference Room, 3011 W. Grand Blvd. Detroit, MI 48202 
  • DPSCD Finance Committee Meeting Friday, June 23, 2023, from 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Fisher Building, 12th Floor Conference Room, 3011 W. Grand Blvd. Detroit, MI 48202 


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