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Check Out Five Things You Need to Know This Week!

DPSCD Families: The District is engaging our students in our Five Things You Need to Know messaging by providing a weekly video version to supplement our weekly copy. This week, Aiyana Bowden, a senior at the Detroit School of Arts, is our student reporter. View the video version of Five Things You Need to Know for this week.  

Tech Hubs to Support Online Learning Fridays in December:  If your student’s loaner laptop is broken and needs repair, the District is providing Tech Hubs for support at Renaissance High School (6565 Outer Dr. W, Detroit, 48235), Western International High School (1500 Scotten Ave. Detroit, 48209O), Fisher Upper Academy (15491 Maddelein St. Detroit, 48205) and at Martin Luther King High School (3200 E. Lafayette, Detroit 48207). The school Tech Hubs are available on Thursdays and Fridays from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. You can also access chat-based support online or by calling (313) 240-4377.   

Get the Vax COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics This Week: The community can Get the Vax this week at three school-based locations: Mark Twain, Bagley and Burton International between 3 p.m.-6 p.m. at each location. No appointment is necessary, walk-ins are welcome. Get the Vax!  

Parent Listening Session-Strategic Plan Extension Wed., December 8, 2021 5 p.m.-7 p.m. Please join Superintendent Dr. Vitti and Board Member Vaughn to learn more about the extension of the Blueprint 2020 Strategic Plan for 2022. Join on the computer or mobile app at We want to hear from you!  

December is Human Rights Month: The District’s Office of Equity, Advocacy & Civil Rights (EACR) will elevate student voice for Human Rights through a Student Poetry Showcase on Article #2 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The submission deadline is December 14. Check with your school for details.  

DPSCD School Spotlight: Offering a unique blend of Montessori and traditional learning environments, Palmer Park Preparatory Academy provides your child a learning environment that will drive your student’s rise! The P3 Team provides a solid foundation for your child’s academic future through its programming and special events such as Literacy, Math and Science Nights as well as a supportive and nurturing staff. Learn how your child can be part of P3’s culture of Creating Tomorrow’s Leaders by watching their school spotlight video now!    


 Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2021-Exceptional Student Education (ESE) Townhall For Southwest ESE Parents:  

Hosted by Board of Education Vice President Dr. Deborah Hunter-Harvill and Deputy Superintendent Iranetta Wright, please join this online session for Southwest parents with ESE students from 6 p.m.-7:15 p.m. Join by computer at  You can also join by telephone at (313) 462-2305, webinar ID: 918 424 82# 

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