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Attention Virtual School Parents, Families and Students: This Tuesday, September 21, 2021, there will be another online Virtual School Parent Support Session for you staring at 5:30 p.m. With the application window to the new Virtual School closed for this semester, this session is your opportunity to get information and share your ideas about the Virtual School with the new school year underway. For more on Tuesday’s session, Virtual School families can send an email to, or call the General Virtual School Hotline 313.644.0200

Attendance Tips This Week: Parents, every school day counts, and you can help guide your student’s attendance, whether they are going to school in person or online. This week’s tips include:  

  • For in person students, urge them to pack their backpacks night before the next school day. This will cut down on rushing out the door and forgetting something they needed. 
  • For both in person and online students, consider having your student take their shower or bath the night prior to their next school day. This will save time in the morning and help with an on-time arrival for school!  

More information can be found by visiting

School Video: Ronald Brown Academy:  With its strong emphasis on character education, supplemented by outstanding programming offerings in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) and ELA (English Language Arts), Ronald Brown Academy, an elementary-middle school, is where your child can Rise Up with DPSCD! It’s not too late to enroll! To learn more about Ronald Brown Academy, watch the school’s Spotlight Video  and become part of the RBA Team!  

Free Parent Academy This Week and Don’t Forget to Join the PTA! Participate in DPSCD’s Parent Academy workshop this week! Get more information by visiting  For more information about the PTA, reach out to your child’s school or visit DPSCD PTA.  

DPSCD’s Homework Hotline at Your Service! To help your student’s rise, Homework Hotline is a free resource for all K-12 DPSCD students! Students and families, you can get help from certified DPSCD teachers with Literacy and Math homework and much more. Please call 1-833-466-3978 Monday-Thursday from 5 p.m.-8 p.m. Get more information at  

Save the Date:

The Next Parent Listening Session is on 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 Sept. 28

PLEASE NOTE DPSCD Support Staff Hiring Fair Rescheduled to Oct. 9 at Cass Tech from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. The District is hiring! We are looking for a variety of support positions including Early Childhood Paraeducators, Trainable Aides, Substitutes as well as in areas such as food service and transportation. Interested? Please visit or call (313) 873-6897 and get ready to Rise Up with DPSCD!

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  

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