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Check Out Five Things You Need to Know This Week

SAVE THE DATE: Join DPSCD Board Members at the November in person DPSCD Community Meeting Wednesday, November 15, 2023, from 5:30 P.M. -7:30 P.M. East English Village Preparatory Academy at Finney 5020 Cadieux Detroit, MI 48224.

Student Spotlight of the Week: Congratulations Joel Johnson, a sophomore at Frederick Douglass Academy for Young Men who made school history by taking 4th place in the Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA) Lower Peninsula (LP) Region Division 4 Cross Country 5000 Meter. We are #DPSCDProud of you!

Digital Literacy Basics Free Parent Academy Session: Join the Office of Family and Community Engagement Thursday November 9, 2023, at 4 learn about digital literacy. During this course be prepared to cover the importance of being digitally literate. To join this free session, click here. To access the full list of free Parent Academy sessions happening this week click here.

Family Resource and Distribution Center (FRDC): The FRDC receives a generous donation from Frito Lay's Feed the Children Program to support DPSCD students and their families. Thursday November 9, 2023, families can load available items including hygiene products, dry goods, water, school supplies, backpacks, children’s books, and at times coats are available. These resources can be requested by all district families and delivered through School Parent Outreach Coordinators and Attendance Agents. Prior to visiting the center, please submit this form. The Family Resource Distribution Center is located at 16164 Asbury Park Detroit, MI 48235 (Come to door 6 via the parking lot on Murray Hill (formerly Adult Education West).

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 for a discussion Tuesday, November 7, 2023, at 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. as we talk about the Michigan Department of Education (MDE) Teacher Waiver. Please join us virtually and can be accessed here:

PAC Link:

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

Conference ID: 340225618#


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