Durfee students complete final “Check-in” for the Get Schooled Attendance Campaign

Through a partnership with Viacom to help boost attendance, the school with the most daily student check-ins will learn about the making of Paramount Pictures’ new “Transformers: Age of Extinction” filmed in Detroit!

The excitement among DPS schools competing in the Get Schooled Attendance Campaign is peaking as students “checked-in” today for the final time for a chance to win a special in-school event from Paramount Pictures about the making of the new Transformers film, “Transformers: Age of Extinction,” shot in Detroit before it hits theaters next year.

As part of the back-to-school season, Detroit Public Schools announced a partnership on September 26, 2013 with Viacom and its social responsibility umbrella Viacommunity to host a Get Schooled Attendance Campaign, encouraging DPS students and their families to attend school all day, every day.

Durfee Elementary-Middle School is one of the top schools with daily check-ins.

Jawaun White, 14, an eighth-grader at Durfee and his Social Studies Teacher Linda Miner helped many students check in daily!

More about the Get Schooled Attendance Campaign

New this year, Viacommunity created a DPS-only campaign that will solely include schools within the District competing for the most check-ins.

The contest began on Friday, September 20 and ends today Friday, October 4. DPS students can visit the Get Schooled website, www.getschooled.com and “check-in” at their school from a desktop computer or mobile phone.

Students must be 13 years of age to participate. Any middle or high school student from the district can check in daily on the website. Once a student visits the site and enters his/her zip code, local schools in the area will automatically be shown on the page for students to check in at their school. Students can also earn bonus points by completing the back to school checklist available on the Get Schooled website.

The Get Schooled campaign supports DPS’ new Attendance Policy announced September 6, which aims to ensure students are in school, on time, every day and prepared to learn.

For more details on the Get Schooled campaign, visit www.getschooled.com

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