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Check Out Five Things You Need to Know This Week!

Summer Activities:  

School is out but the learning fun should continue. Please review the summer Parent Academy catalog for a workshop coming near you. By now, your child is probably enrolled in a Summer Learning Experience, if not you still have time. If you haven’t already updated your contact information at your home school, please do so immediately. And lastly, save the date for the Grand Back-to-School Expo, Rise Up with DPSCD on Saturday, Aug. 28. We will have three school locations to support your fall return to school.    

Save the Date for DPSCD’s Summer on the Block—Coming to A Block Near You Starting July 8, 2021! Join us at John R. King Academic and Performing Arts Academy as the District kicks off Summer on the Block on Thurs. July 8, 2021 from 1 p.m.-3 p.m. You can learn about DPSCD’s programming for your child while enjoying a festive atmosphere that includes food, music, and giveaways! Summer on the Block events will be held every Thurs. through Aug. 26, 2021. We want to see you on the Block this summer!   

Emergency Broadband Benefit Program (EBB) Through Connect 313: This Federal Communications Commission (FCC) program provides a temporary discount on monthly broadband bills for qualifying low-income households. For more information on eligibility and other details, please visit or call (313) 241-7618.    

Attention High School Students, Save the Dates of Tues. June 29 and Weds. June 30, 2021:  Attention DPSCD high school students, sign up and take part in the  John Shippen Sports Business Summit, slated for June 29 and June 30 from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Learn the ins and outs of the sports industry from sports and business executives as well as athletes and influencers. For more information, including how to register for the summit, please visit   

ESE Virtual Hiring Fair July 20, 2021: Be part of DPSCD’s Exceptional Student Education team! Starting teacher salaries $51K+ (more for experienced educators) and $15k recurring bonus for select certifications. We are hiring teachers and ancillary positions. Register by July 15, 2021-   

Reminder and Save the Dates:   

Virtual Curriculum/Academics Committee Meeting Thurs. July 1, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. To join the meeting by computer, please visit To join by telephone, please call 1-646-558-8656. The webinar ID is 952 7385 7893 PLEASE NOTE THE NEW DATE FOR THIS MEETING!  

ICYMI: Virtual School Application for Students FY 21-22: The first day of school is Tuesday, September 7, 2021, all schools will be open, and we can’t wait to see you. If you need a Virtual School application begin the enrollment process for your student in DPSCD’s Virtual School survey by using the following link: As with other surveys, you will need your student’s login information to complete the survey. To read the entire letter from Dr. Vitti, please click here.   

Save the Date for the next In-Person Regular Board of Education meeting on Tues. July 13, 2021 from 5:30 p.m.-8 p.m. Meeting information can be found at  

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