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Check Out Five Things You Need to Know This Week!

DPSCD Parent Academy Summer Sessions This week:  Attend a Parent Academy session this week, you’ll gain important insight on advocating for your gifted child.  Become aware of language access resources for multilingual families or catch up with District alumni. For details, please visit We want to see you this week at an upcoming Parent Academy workshop!   

Summer on the Block Thurs. July 15 at Carver Stem Academy 1 p.m.-3 p.m. Reconnect to your neighborhood school with Summer on the Block, find helpful resources, support services and information about your school community at the next festive Summer on the Block gathering this week at Carver STEM Academy, 18701 Paul Street in Detroit. You can find the full Summer on the Block schedule here.   

DPSCD School Video Tours. There are more than 100 K-12 schools in Detroit offering programs to fit your child's needs. Each of the DPSCD high schools offer a unique career pathway and when enrolled in a DPSCD school, your child will be eligible for the Detroit Promise Scholarship, a 2- or 4-year scholarship upon graduation from high school. We provide a clear path to success. Visit the DPSCD YouTube page to “tour” a school near you. This week's highlight: Mumford High School.  

July Board Meeting Tues. July 13, 2021 from 5:30 p.m.-8 p.m. at Renaissance High School Auditorium. Log on to to watch the meeting live. Visit the calendar for more information.  

The Annual Back to School Expo is Sat. Aug 28, 2021 from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.!  Family and student resources will be provided all day at three convenient locations, East English Village Prep. High School, Western International High School and Randolph Career Tech Center. Meet and greet school staff, explore school programs, get your questions answered for the return to school on September 7, 2021. Look for more details on DPSCD social media platforms and in our newsletters. We can’t wait to see you this fall!                            

Reminders and Save the Date:     

DPSCD Technology and Family Resources Hubs This Summer: With Summer Learning Experiences underway, we are committed to providing support for your Connected Future’s device. The Technology and Family Resources Hubs are open July 12, 2021-August 5, 2021 at three locations: Renaissance High School, East English Village Preparatory Academy and Munger Elementary-Middle School. The hours of operation will be from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Mon.-Thurs. Please visit for more information.  

Your Input Matters! Hosted by Dr. Vitti & Board Member Vaughn, save the date and please join us Tuesday, July 27 @ 5:30 p.m. for a Parent Listening Session to hear updates, summer learning, and fall 2021 planning, and share your ideas to support our students. Join the meeting by using this link  

Become a DPSCD Ambassador! Save the date Wednesday, July 21, 2021 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m. get trained to be part of our DPSCD Ambassador network. Ambassadors tout the District’s good news in the community and earn great DPSCD sway along the way! For more information, please send an email to  And, if you are a DPSCD employee, you are invited to be part of our ongoing home visits and canvassing. Click the link here to start the sign-up process.   

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