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How Will You Rise Up with DPSCD This School Year? Join in the fun by creating a video to win fun prizes. Explain how you will rise up with DPSCD, getting to school every day, being on time, going the extra mile, masking up, committing to excellence, let us know how you are going to make the best of this school year. It is your time to shine. Submit a “How Will You Rise Up?” video, between 15-30 seconds from now until Aug. 20! For contest rules, prize info, and how to submit your video, visit We can't wait to see you on the first day of school - Tuesday, September 7, 2021! #RISEUPwithDPSCD  

DPSCD Pop-Up Enrollment Centers Open Now: Beat the rush, visit a pop-up enrollment center today.  Enroll your child in a DPSCD school at one of our convenient Pop-Up Enrollment Centers, located at:  

  • Central-Benjamin Carson High School 571 Mack Ave. 
  • Southwest-Earhart Elementary Middle School 1000 Scotten  
  • East- Ronald Brown Academy 530 E. Outer Dr.  
  • Northeast-Brenda Scott Academy 18440 Hoover  
  • West-Mackenzie Elementary-Middle School 16147 W. Chicago 
  • Northwest-Gompers Elementary-Middle School 14450 Burt Rd.  

The general operating hours: Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Wednesday and Friday: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. More information can be found at   

Back to School Community Engagement Meeting with Dr. Vitti As you prepare for your return to school on Sept. 7, 2021, learn about the DPSCD recovery plan, options for learning this year and how DPSCD will help your student rise. Please review the Board approved DPSCD Reopening Plan.  

Monday, August 16, 5 p.m.-7 p.m.  



Wednesday, August 18, 3 p.m.-5 pm  


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 7, 2021. COVID vaccines (Pfizer) will also be available for children 12+. All children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Dates, times, and locations are:  

  • Gompers: Mon. 8/16 - 1:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
  • Brenda Scott: Fri. 8/20 – 12 p.m.- 4 pm
  • Earhart: Thu. 8/19 - 1:30 p.m. - 5:30 pm
  • Ben Carson: Mon, Tue, & Thu. 8/23, 8/24, 8/26, 8/30, 8/31, 9/2 - 1:30 p.m.- 5:30 p.m.  

(COVID-19 vaccines will NOT be offered on 8/26).  

To register in advance, please visit For more immunization information, please visit,  

Volunteers Needed for the Annual Back to School Expo on Sat. Aug. 28 10 a.m.-3 p.m.  We’ll need help supporting families while they explore school programs, engage in fun athletic activities, play chess, learn about robotics, listen to students perform, enjoy a picnic lunch menu and learn about resources to prepare for a successful school year. There will be three locations to serve available on Sat. Aug. 28:

  • East English Village Preparatory Academy,
  • Western International High School and
  • Randolph Career Tech Center

Sign up to volunteer now! Volunteer training will occur during the week of Aug. 23.  


Free Mobile Health and Wellness Clinic Mon. Aug. 16, and Tues. Aug 17 In partnership with Wayne Health and Detroit Change Initiative, DPSCD’s Greenfield Union Elementary-Middle School will host the clinic from 1 p.m.-6 p.m. Services include sports physicals, childhood wellness exams, blood pressure screening and COVID-19 vaccinations (12+ years old) as well as links to community resources. Greenfield Union is located at 420 W. Seven Mile Rd. You can also call (313) 448-9850 for more information.    

Summer on the Block Thurs. August 19 at Ronald Brown Academy 1 p.m.-3 p.m. Come and join us for Summer on the Block this week and get helpful resources, access to support services while enjoying food and free activities. We’ll see you on the Block at Ronald Brown, 11530 E. Outer Drive in Detroit. Check out and share the remaining on the Block schedule here.