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Back to School Community Engagement Meeting with Dr. Vitti Mon. Aug. 9, 2021 2:30 p.m.- 4:30 p.m. As you prepare for your return to school on Sept. 7, 2021, please get insights from Dr. Vitti by attending a Back to School Community Engagement meeting on Monday, Aug. 9 from 2:30 p.m.-4:30 Please click to be part of this informative discussion.  Can't make it Monday, please join us at an upcoming meeting, see schedule below:

Wednesday, August 11 9 a.m.-11 a.m.  



Friday, August 13 12 p.m.-2 p.m.  



Monday, August 16 5 p.m.-7 p.m. 



Wednesday, August 18 3 p.m.-5 p.m.


DPSCD Pop-Up Enrollment Centers Open This Week! To assist you with enrolling your student in a DPSCD school, the District is opening convenient Pop-Up Enrollment Centers effective Monday, Aug. 9, 2021 at the following locations: 

  • Central-Benjamin Carson High School 571 Mack Ave. 
  • Southwest-Earhart Elementary Middle School 1000 Scotten  
  • East- Ronald Brown Academy 530 E. Outer Dr.  
  • Northeast-Brenda Scott Academy 18440 Hoover  
  • West-Mackenzie Elementary-Middle School 16147 W. Chicago 
  • Northwest-Gompers Elementary-Middle School 14450 Burt Rd.  

The general operating hours: Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Wednesday and Friday:  8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. More information can be found at DPSCD has also expanded the number of enrollment drop box locations to further serve our families. You can find the full list of drop box locations and details of their use at:     

How Will You Rise Up with DPSCD This School Year Video Contest Starts Mon. Aug. 9! With the new school year starting on September 7, the District wants to hear how our students are planning to 'Rise Up' for the 2021-2022 school year! Submit your video, between :15 -:30 seconds in length, from Aug. 9 through Aug. 20. Please visit for more information.

August Board Meeting Tues. August 10 from 5:30 p.m.-8 p.m. at Renaissance High School Auditorium. Log on to www. to watch the meeting live. Visit the calendar for more information.    

Get Ready for the Annual Back to School Expo on Sat. Aug. 28 10 a.m.-3 p.m.!  There will be delicious food, family entertainment and many opportunities to explore school programs as well as meet with school staff from across the District! The Back-to-School Expo will be held at three convenient locations: East English Village Preparatory Academy, Western International High School and Randolph Career Tech Center. Come and join us for this festive and informative event!   

Reminders and Save the Dates:     

Virtual School Survey: Families, we want to hear from you concerning DPSCD’s new Virtual School, coming online this fall. Click to complete the survey.   

Summer on the Block Thurs. August 12 at Carstens Academy 1 p.m.-3 p.m. Come and join us for Summer on the Block this week and get helpful resources, access to support services while enjoying food and free activities. We’ll see you on the Block at Carstens, 13000 Essex in Detroit. Share the full Summer on the Block schedule here.     

Save the Date: Monday, Aug. 16, and Tuesday. Aug 17, Free Mobile Health and Wellness Clinic:  

In partnership with Wayne Health and Detroit Change Initiative, DPSCD’s Greenfield Union Elementary-Middle School will host the clinic from 1 p.m.-6 p.m. Services include sports physicals, childhood wellness exams, blood pressure screening and COVID-19 vaccinations (12+ years old) as well as links to community resources. Greenfield Union is located at 420 W. Seven Mile Rd. You can also call (313) 448-9850 for more information.  

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