Detroit Public Schools is ensuring that hundreds of parents and their children have front-row seats to the district’s back-to-school parade, rally and education expo on Saturday August 27 by offering transportation to and from the event.
The DPS Office of Parent Engagement, in partnership with Detroit Parent Network and DPS Attendance Agents, will transport by bus more than 400 Title I parents from all 130 of the district’s schools to the parade kickoff site at Grand Circus Park.
Workshops on using the new Learning Village parent portal, getting children ready for the new school year and building strong attendance habits will be provided during the bus rides to and from the day’s events.
Parents and children will be picked up from hubs at each of the district’s eight Parent Resource Centers. Following the parade, they will be taken to Hart Plaza for the Back-to-School Rally and the DPS Education and Enrollment Expo.
At the Expo, they will participate in an educational scavenger hunt and parental workshops, along with free immunizations and other services to ensure their children are ready for the First Day of Teaching and Learning, September 6, before leaving for the Parent Resource Centers at 3 p.m.
The DPS Parent Resource Centers are located at schools across the city.
They are: Osborn High School, Central Collegiate Academy, Cody High School, Priest Elementary-Middle School, Marcus Garvey Academy, Detroit School of Arts West-Langston Hughes Campus, the DPS Welcome Center and Phoenix Elementary-Middle School.