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October Attendance Challenge and Attendance Tips This Week! DPSCD families, a reminder that the October Attendance Challenge ends on Tuesday, October 19, 2021! Eligible students can win prizes and gift cards by attending all their classes during the 10-day challenge window that started on October 6. Get more information by visiting Here are this week’s attendance tips:  

  • Ask for help from school officials, afterschool programs, other parents, or community agencies if you’re having trouble getting your child to school. 
  • Check your child’s backpack daily. Organizing its contents ensures all relevant documents, homework and supplies are prepared. Also, this provides an opportunity to ensure the backpack is free from anything that shouldn’t be in school. 
  • Encourage your child to get more involved with school activities. Sign students up for extra-curricular activities. DPSCD offers an array of opportunities from athletics, clubs, and the arts. Studies show the more involved a child and parents are with their school, the better their attendance and success.  


School Spotlight: Neinas Dual Language AcademyWith its bi-lingual focus, Neinas Dual Language Academy is the place for your child to develop their skills in Spanish and French. The Neinas family is ready to welcome you and your child to their family community which includes a strong technology foundation as well as extracurricular activities such as music and gym. Watch their school spotlight video at to see how your child can be part of Neinas Dual Language Academy!  

Fall Parent Academy Workshop This Week: The digital fall Parent Academy catalog is out and available! Noteworthy workshops this week include Mental Health Awareness on Tuesday, October 19 from 4 -5 p.m. and Project Employment, Wednesday, October 20 which focuses on resume and interviewing tips as well as job opportunities within DPSCD.   Click link to register for these or other Parent Academy classes. You can also call (313) 873-7490.  


DPSCD Recognizes All Impacted by Breast Cancer This Month! The District pays tribute to those of you impacted by breast cancer during Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October. For more information on awareness, please visit 

Get Ready for Apple Crunch Day on Thursday, October 21 As part of National Apple Crunch Month, the District’s Office of School Nutrition will help promote healthy snacking with Apple Crunch Day. Students, families and staff are invited to take a bite of their favorite apple at 12 p.m.!  For more information on healthy eating tips for your students and family, please visit 


Fall Examination High School 9th Grade Application Window is Open! If your current 8th  grade student is ready to Rise Up with DPSCD, the Round 1 window is now open to apply to one of the District’s six Examination High Schools. Please note, the Round 1 deadline for 9th grade application is 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, November 21, 2021. For current high school students, the Round 1 deadline is 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, November 28. To learn more, please visit   


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