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Check Out Five Things You Need to Know This Week!

DPSCD Families: The District is engaging our students in our Five Things You Need to Know messaging by providing a weekly video version to supplement our weekly copy. This week, Mario Mallard, a junior at the Detroit School of Arts, is our student reporter. View this week Five Things You Need to Know video at   

Fall Examination High School 9th Grade Application Window Closes Soon! If your current 8th grade student is ready to Rise Up with DPSCD, the Round 1 window to apply to one of the District’s six Examination High Schools will be closing soon! Please note, the Round 1 deadline for 9th grade application is 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, November 21, 2021. For current high school students, the Round 1 deadline is 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, November 28. To learn more, please visit   

Robert Clemente Learning Academy, is a Pre-K through fifth grade school where students learn to excel through an outstanding Bilingual Transitional Program within a rigorous, college preparatory curriculum supplemented by extra-curricular activities such as music, gym and art. Watch the school’s spotlight video to learn more about this neighborhood centered, quality school, named after baseball legend and renowned humanitarian, Roberto Clemente.      

We Want You in a Parent Academy Workshop This Week!  Workshop sessions this week include exploring the rich history of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU’s) as well as developing strategies to navigate your child’s school, presented by DPSCD’s Family and Community Engagement (FACE) team. You can get meeting details and registration information at  You can also call (313) 873-7490.     

Student Spotlight:  Each week we will share a student, parent or teacher spotlight that provides inspiration for us all. This week’s student spotlight is on Melvin Alston-Norman, a sophomore at the School at Marygrove. Melvin’s love for the game of chess inspired him to be the student leader in building a chess club at the school. You can read more about Melvin at  

DPSCD Support Staff Hiring Fair Thursday, November 18, 2021: DPSCD is hiring support staff this week! Positions available include security officer, ESE Para Professional, food service assistants, transportation and more. The Support Staff Hiring Fair is from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Holy Ghost Cathedral Church, 1745 E. Grand Blvd in Detroit 48211. To register and get more information, please visit     

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