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KinderRise Events This Week-Starting Tuesday, September 28! It’s not too late to enroll for the 2021-22 school year (or to begin thinking about fall 2022!). Families are invited to learn about the DPSCD Kindergarten experience:

·        Meet kindergarten teachers and school administration

·        Tour Kindergarten classrooms and other school spaces

·        Engage in activities for students – children can see what it’s like to be a Kindergartener!

·        Enroll on-site  

Please visit for event locations, dates and times. Rise Up with DPSCD!  

Attendance Tips This Week! Parents and families, every school day counts! You can help to lead your student’s regular attendance, whether they are going to their school in person or online at the District’s new virtual school. Here are this week’s tips:   

·        Be sure to have your child set an alarm clock to help them wake up and get ready for school. Many mobile phones have an alarm clock feature on them, you can even customize your tune to wake up in a great mood. 

·        Having your child go to sleep at a set time is vital. Find the time that works best and strive to get to bed 10 minutes prior to the set time. This will give your child time to wind down and get a good night’s sleep.   

More information can be found by visiting  

Parent Listening Session this Tuesday, September 28 at 5:30 p.m. The community is invited to share experiences and ideas to better support our students as well as hear updates on school programs in these sessions with Board Member Vaughn and Dr. Vitti.  Please use the following link to learn and prepare for the session on September 28,

 Welcome to the Fall Parent Academy Catalog! Highlights in our fall catalog include Parent Listening Sessions with our Superintendent Dr. Vitti, our Mental Health Guide, Free Dance Classes, Free Family Cooking Classes, Free Support Groups as well as a Save the Date for an all DPSCD Alumni Gala and many more free activities! You can view the catalog at To Register for classes: Please call 313.873.7490. You can register online by using this link We'll see you at an upcoming Parent Academy activity!   

School Spotlight: Bow Elementary-Middle School: Get to know Bow Elementary-Middle School! Bow is known for its nurturing atmosphere, one to one technology program as well as comprehensive curriculum and extra-curricular activities such as an art club, dance, French club and sports. Learn more how your child can Soar to Excellence at Bow by watching their spotlight video at    

Save the Date  

Fall Examination High School 9th Grade Application Window Open on October 4, 2021: If you are interested in having your current 8th grader attend one of the District’s six Examination High Schools, please note the application window opens on October 4! For more information, please visit   

DPSCD Support Staff Hiring Rescheduled to Saturday, October 9  If you are looking for a new job, we have opportunities for you to help our students rise! Come to Cass Technical High School (2501 Second Ave. in Detroit) between 11 a.m.-3 p.m. for the District’s Support Staff Hiring Fair. We are looking for a variety of support positions including Early Childhood Paraeducators, Trainable Aides, Substitutes as well as areas such as food service and transportation. Please visit or call (313) 873-6897 and get ready to Rise Up with DPSCD!  

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 messages