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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, Kennedi Wheeler, a senior at the Detroit School of Arts, is our student reporter.

DPSCD Facility Master Plan (FMP) Update In 2019, Detroit Public Schools Community District had conversations with the community about the status of DPSCD's facilities. We held a series of community conversations and heard about priorities for our facilities. Today, we continue this work and share with you a 20-year vision for DPSCD's facilities and a series of investments to help us achieve that vision. We invite you to learn more, get involved by attending an upcoming community meeting, and share your thoughts by completing a brief online survey if you are unable to attend a meeting. In addition, read the comprehensive web story on FMP that includes a link to the plan as well as upcoming community meeting dates, times and locations.

Save the date for first district wide in-person community meeting on Monday, March 14, 2022 from 6 p.m.-8 p.m. at Pershing High School, 18875 Ryan Rd, Detroit 48235. More information can be found at

Through the Facility Master Plan (FMP), DPSCD proposes to:  

  • Invest $700M in federal relief funds to make one-time investments in our facilities to improve buildings to best serve our students and families. 
  • Offer our families improved indoor and outdoor spaces to support high-quality programs throughout the District, and provide the facilities needed to fully live out the District's vision and strategic priorities. 
  • Make a strong initial investment for our long-term facility's needs – which total over $2 billion – by making the most important, catalytic investments that will set our district on a path of long-term sustainability.   

It’s Time to Enroll for Fall 2022! Join us for this week’s “Welcome Wednesday” webinar on Wednesday, March 9, 2022 from 4:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. to learn about your K-8 options, programming as well as hear from school leaders so you can make the best choice for your child. This week’s featured schools are: The School at Marygrove, Paul Robeson, Malcom X Academy and Bates. Click here for meeting information. Also, save the date of Saturday, April 9, 2022, for the Level Up Expo to provide an opportunity for students to taste the high school experience. 

Detroit Branch NAACP Art & Essay Scholarship Contest Deadline is This Week: Attention all #DPSCD students, grades K-12, you are invited to enter the Detroit Branch NAACP Art & Essay Scholarship Contest. Hurry, the deadline to apply is this Friday, March 11, 2022, at 6 p.m. Visit for more details. This year’s theme is “What the Civil Rights Struggle Means to Me”   

Support Staff Hiring Fair Thursday March 10 Apply to be a trainable aid, substitute teacher, custodian and more at this week’s Support Staff Hiring Fair at New Prospect Baptist Church from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. Registration is required. For a complete list of open positions, please visit


See You in a Parent Academy Workshop This Week!  Check out the 2022 Parent Academy winter catalog! All classes are free and open to the community. Click link to receive meeting details and registration information, or call (313) 873-7490. 


Please join an upcoming Student Code of Conduct review and feedback session on Thursday, March 10, 2022. Students are invited at 4 p.m. & Families and Community Stakeholders at 5 p.m. For 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