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Check Out Five Things You Need to Know This Week!

K-4 Social Studies Curriculum Adoption Engagement Sessions Tuesday, December 6, 2022: Families and students please attend and provide input on the selection of new materials for K-4 social studies starting in the 2023-24 school year. Join us Tuesday, December 6, 2022, at either Duke Ellington, 9860 Park Drive, Detroit, 48213 from 9:30 a.m.-11 a.m. or at Priest, 7840 Wagner St., Detroit, 48210 from 5:30 p.m.- 7 p.m. Click here for more information and to pre-register. 

Professional Development Advisory Committee: Families we need you to volunteer for the Professional Development Advisory Committee. The application is open to teachers, non-teaching staff members, parents/guardians, and administrators. If you are interested in being a part of the Professional Development Advisory Committee, please apply by completing this application by December 14, 2022. Contact for questions.  

Parent Academy Workshops This Week: Families, we have two great free workshops through our Parent Academy. This week’s highlights include an online session providing an overview of the ESE Curriculum on Tuesday, December 6, 2022, from 4 p.m.-5 p.m. and another online class, PowerSchool Troubleshooting, on Wednesday, December 7, 2022, from 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Visit the Parent Academy for more information. 

Save the Date for the Next ESE Gifted and Talented Parent Engagement Session on December 13, 2022: The next ESE G.A.T.E. Parent Engagement Session will be held on Tuesday, December 13, 2022, at Bates Academy, 19701 Wyoming from 4:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. For those who cannot attend in-person, a Zoom link will be available. Click here to learn more.  

School Spotlight-Marion Law Academy: This week’s school spotlight is Marion Law Academy, a K-8 grade school located on the east side of Detroit. Law’s core values are Respect, Oneness, Achievement and Responsibility (ROAR). Click here for information on Law’s programming and extra-curricular activities. Marion Law Academy, where the Law Lions ROAR!  


December Regular Board of Education Meeting is Tuesday, December 6, 2022: Students, families and staff, a reminder the next Regular Board of Education meeting that will be held on Tuesday, December 6, 2022, from 5:30 p.m.-8 p.m. at Western International High School, 1500 Scotten in Detroit 48209. Information on other upcoming Board of Education meetings in December can be found on the DPSCD home page calendar at as well as on the Board of Education page at 

The DPSCD's Family Newsletter is updated and sent every Monday at 6 p.m. by SMS text and posted to the web: Don’t miss a robo call/text -- If you opted out of receiving text messages 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.