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Maybury Elementary School is the Place for Your Kindergartner! A transitional Spanish program, bilingual support for all grades and a full-time Henry Ford Health Clinic to provide medical care. Get to know how the “Maybury Way” can work for your kindergartner by watching their school spotlight video here. We are saving a seat for you when school opens on September 7th!  

Kickoff the School Year with Free COVID-19 Testing for Students August 30th – September 3rd 

Join us at the following locations for free COVID testing for students to help start the school year right. 

East English Village
5020 Cadieux
8 a.m. – 6 p.m. (Ongoing Mon. – Fri.) 

Renaissance High School
6565 W. Outer Drive
8 a.m.– 6 p.m. (Ongoing Mon. – Fri.) 

Register at (preregistration helpful, but not necessary) Kick-off event testing for students only with parental consent.  

Curriculum and Academic Committee Meeting In Person Monday, August 30th 11 a.m. This Board of Education committee meeting will be held at the Fisher Building (3011 E. Grand Blvd. in Detroit) in the 12th floor conference room. For directions on how to view the meeting PowerPoint, listen online and make a virtual public comment, please visit and click the meeting calendar link.     

Detroit Branch NAACP Fight for Freedom Dinner Arts and Essay Contest: With the theme of “What the Civil Rights Struggle Means to Me,” DPSCD students K-12 are invited to submit your entry by September 16, 2021 at 6 p.m. Noteworthy for this year is the new chair of the contest, none other than DPSCD Board of Education President Angelique Peterson-Mayberry. Parents and teachers, entering this contest can be one of your students first milestones of the new school year, slated to begin on September 7th. For more information, please visit   

Virtual School Application Window is Closing!  Are you interested in enrolling in DPSCD’s new Virtual School? We need to hear from you now! Hurry, your time to apply is about to expire! Please visit for Frequently Asked Questions and application information.    


Parents and Families-Be Sure to Opt Back in to Robo Call/Robo Text System! With new school year about to start on September 7, parents and families are encouraged to opt back in to the Robo call/Robo text system.  Directions to Opt Back In:

  • Phone calls: Call the Blackboard Phone Hotline at "855-502-STOP (855-502-7867)" from the phone line that has been opted out.
  • Text (SMS) messages: Reply START to "60680" from the phone line that has been opted out for non-emergency messages. Reply START to "54968" for emergency messages.

Finally, parents and families are reminded to be sure your contact information with your school is current! Thank you!  

Immunizations This Month: Kindergarten, 7th Grade and New Students to DPSCD! A reminder that all DPSCD kindergarten, 7th grade, and new students must be up to date on immunizations prior to attending school. DPSCD, in partnership with Wayne Integrated Health, will provide all immunizations for children as you prepare to return to school on September 7th, 2021. COVID vaccines (Pfizer) will also be available for children 12+. The remaining immunizations sessions will be held at Ben Carson High School on: Mon, Tue, & Thurs. 8/30, 8/31, 9/2 from 1:30 p.m.- 5:30 p.m. All children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. To register in advance, please click more immunization information, please visit,

How Will You Rise Up with DPSCD Video Winner Announced September 3rdCongratulations to our students, the Top 5 finalists have been nominated. To view the finalists as well as how the winner will be chosen, please visit Tabulation will only occur on the original DPSCD post. We will not be tabulating from non-DPSCD accounts. For example, a parent retweets our post equals 1 engagement; we will not count the likes, shares, and comments on the parent’s post.