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COVID-19 Consent Testing Forms Deadline is January 31, 2022!  As a reminder, effective January 31st, 2022, all students must have a consent form on file, or they will be placed at the virtual school. January 31st is the first day of the second semester. For families that have not yet completed the consent form for their child to participate in COVID testing at school, please click 

Free COVID-19 Testing for Students and Employees This Week: Read the District’s comprehensive plan for free COVID-19 testing for students and employees this week. Our COVID-19 saliva testing is process is quick, easy and non-intrusive. Watch and learn more here:  

Loaner Laptop and Hot Spot Pickup Mon. Jan. 10 and Tues. Jan. 11, 2022: Families, to help you  navigate online learning , a reminder  that eligible students must pick up their loaner devices at their home schools on Monday, January 10 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. and Tuesday, January 11, also from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. For more info and Loaner Agreement Forms, please visit  

DPSCD’s Regular Board of Education Meeting is Tuesday, Jan. 11 at King High School Starting at 5 p.m. This month’s Regular Board of Education meeting will be in person and held at Martin Luther King Jr. Senior High School (3200 E. Lafayette). The Board will hold an Organizational Meeting from 5 p.m.-5:30 p.m. prior to its Regular Board of Education meeting, slated to start at 5:30 p.m. The Organizational Meeting is open to the public. Please visit the DPSCD homepage for information on how to register for public comment and other details about the meeting.   

DPSCD School Spotlight-Burton International Academy: Is a multi-lingual, multi-cultural community school that strives to meet the needs of its students and families from across the City of Detroit. With an atmosphere that prepares, loves, and challenges its students, consider making Burton International Academy the home for your student. Watch Burton’s school spotlight video to see how your student can benefit from a DPSCD education at Burton International Academy!  


DPSCD “Come Home” Alumni Weekend Tickets Now on Sale! “Come Home” #DPSCD alumni for an epic weekend celebration May 20-22, 2022, and attend our signature black-tie gala celebrating the inaugural Alumni Hall of Fame class. Pre-order your tickets, consider being a sponsor and learn more about the scheduled events for the “Come Home” Alumni weekend at We look forward to seeing you soon!   

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