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Happy Valentine's Day, It’s Count Day: The 23-24 School Year’s second count is Wednesday, February 14, 2024. This is a date mandated by the State in which district’s students are counted to determine funding. Every school day matters, and count day is the beginning of a window of days to capture the number of students served. Please see this state-provided overview sheet for details.

Alumni Spotlight: 📚 Meet Cassie Williams, the powerhouse behind K12 Literacy at DPSCD! 🌟 A proud Cass Tech alumna, Cassie has come full circle to lead the charge in elevating literacy standards in our schools. As the Executive Director of K12 Literacy, she's been a key player in our journey to remarkable MSTEP scores. 🚀 Cassie's dedication to education and her alma mater is truly inspiring. Let's celebrate this trailblazer and her commitment to shaping a brighter future for our students! 📖🎓#DPSCD #Literacy #CassTechnician #MSTEP#StudentsRise #DPSCD # #StillRising #Detroit #Education #FYP (Copy and paste the above text to share on social media).

Parent Engagement: Winter 2024 Parent Academy Catalog: The 2024 Winter Parent Academy is fresh off the press. First, review the entire book. Next, save the date for the Parents Are Heroes Conference and, finally, RSVP for an upcoming workshop.

ESE Parent Advisory Committee (PAC): DPSCD's Parent Advisory Committee's (PAC) mission is to empower parents, guardians, and grandparents of students with an active Individualized Education Program (IEP) with knowledge, as it relates to their participation in the special education process, delivery of services, and funding for schools. In addition, members will work with key stakeholders to make decisions and recommendations regarding compliance, parent and community involvement, and ongoing issues related to special education. Join us Wednesday, February 14, from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. Please join us virtually and access here:

Click here to join the Teams meeting

+1 313-462-2305 United States, Detroit (Toll)

Conference ID: 745 581 933#

Virtual orientation for Adult Education students: Save the Date! The Adult Education Program will host a virtual orientation session for adult learners on Tuesday March 5, 2024, from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. If you, or someone you know is interested in enrolling in the program, please click on Adult Education Programs to begin the process. For more information, contact Jacqueline Mills at or Linsey Gillery at


Stay updated weekly, by visiting DPSCD's Family Newsletter, an updated weekly version is 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.