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Detroit Public Schools Community District Back to School Expo • Wayne County Aquatic Center • Enroll Today • (313) 240-4377

Join us on Saturday, August 26 from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. for a fun-filled, free Back-to-School Expo at the Wayne County Family Aquatic Center located at 12600 Chandler Park Dr. Detroit, MI 48213. Families will receive free admission to the Aquatic Center with event participation!

Learn about DPSCD schools, their exciting programs and unique opportunities. Make sure to visit our “STEAMy DPSCD” booth for school information, and to pre-enroll your child in a DPSCD school. There will be giveaways to families who pre-enroll and to DPSCD parents who bring a non-DPSCD parent to the event to pre-enroll.

You’ll also have a chance to chat with the new Superintendent and Board members, receive complimentary health screenings and get a free haircut to look your best on the first day of school!

We’re seeking students to showcase their talent during the expo! If you are a student with a special talent, sign up here.

Visit detroitk12.org/enroll for more information on how to enroll your child today.

Only weeks away from the first day of school, check out our fun & free enrollment events

DPSCD is gearing up for the 2017-2018 school year, and we’re saving a seat for you! There are several events in the month of August where parents can enroll their children in DPSCD schools and learn about district programs and offerings. Families can visit our three convenient pop-up enrollment centers to register their students. Pop-up enrollment centers are open through Friday, August 18. District representatives will be on hand from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. at these locations to help parents select the best school for their children. Examination and application schools still require parents to follow the application process. Parents may also call the enrollment hotline at (313) 240-4377. Parents seeking Pre-Kindergarten programs can contact the Early Childhood Department

Michigan Science Center to offer free admission for DPSCD students and families

We invite you to enjoy FREE general admission at the Michigan Science Center on August 19 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Make sure to visit our “STEAMy DPSCD” booth for school information and to pre-enroll your child. *Free give-aways to families who pre-enroll and also to DPSCD parents who bring a non-DPSCD parent to the event to pre-enroll. MiSci will offer free tickets to Extreme Weather 4D in the new Toyota Engineering 4D Theater. General admission includes 250+ hands-on exhibits, live stage shows, Spark!Lab from the Smithsonian, Kids Town gallery, STEM Playground space and more. RSVP at www.mi-sci.org/dps

Important Back-to-School Staff Calendar

Start dates for employees throughout the district are listed below. In addition, the district calendar will be voted on during the Board meeting tomorrow, August 15 at 5:30 p.m. at Osborn High. Date of Return Employee Group Monday August 14, 2017 Principals/Asst. Principals Monday August 21, 2017 Academic Engagement Administrators; Instructional Specialists; Dean of Instruction/Culture; IEP Compliance Specialists; Literacy Coaches; All DAEOE members Tuesday August 22-24, 2017 Teachers from Partnership Zone Schools (Professional Development Days) Monday August 28, 2017 All other staff members Monday September 18, 2017 Noon-Hour Aides

DPSCD to host two teacher recruitment fairs throughout August

The Detroit Public Schools Community District is currently recruiting highly-qualified, dedicated and motivated educators to fill open positions for the 2017 – 2018 school year. DPSCD will host Teacher Recruitment Fairs on August 17 and August 31 at Benjamin Carson High School of Science and Medicine.   Applications are being accepted for all teaching positions, but there is a critical need for teachers in the following areas:   Mathematics Science/Integrated Science English Language Arts Special Education Music Education Spanish K-5 Elementary Social Studies Career Technical Education   DPSCD is also hiring retirees in Special Education, Science, Mathematics and Spanish.   On-the-spot conditional offers may be provided to qualified candidates. Candidates who are interested in employment are encouraged to visit detroitk12.org/employment and

Student-led Summer Farm Stands continue through August

The Summer Farms Stands will continue at five locations across the city through the end of August. See locations and dates below. All produce grown at Drew Farm follows DPSCD organic growing practices. Water and soil has been tested and cleared for safe growing. All produce sold will be labeled as unwashed in accordance with food safety regulations. All markets will accept cash, credit, debit and EBT/Bridge cards. DPSCD high school students trained through the DSGC’s farm stand curriculum will assist in operating the markets. Thanks to our partnership with Drew Transition Center, these high school students will also be working collaboratively on a regular basis with our district’s exceptional students with special needs. Please see below for our 2017 Cohort:

J. E. Clark Preparatory Academy breaks ground for a Reading Room Makeover

Students at J. E. Clark Preparatory Academy will see a major change as they enter the doors for the first day of school on September 5. The school has been selected as the 2017 Detroit Pistons and Farm Bureau Insurance Reading Room Makeover contest winner! Although the renovation may not be complete until the end of September, more than 40 Detroit Pistons and Farm Bureau Insurance volunteers broke ground on the August 4 demo day to begin the process. The library at J. E. Clark, which was used to hold classes and house administrative personnel, was selected from more than 65 schools from 16 cities across the state of Michigan. Students and staff will see new technology, freshly painted walls,

Summer pop-up enrollment centers open for DPSCD families

In preparation of the 2017-2018 school year, Detroit Public Schools Community District opened three walk-in enrollment centers for families to enroll in any DPSCD school. The pop-up centers’ hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday from August 1 to August 18 at three convenient locations across the city. District representatives will assist parents in choosing the best-fit school for their children. Parents will receive information about district schools and programs such as the tuition-free Montessori, honors academies, same gender options and career pathway high school options to name a few. Examination and application schools still require parents to follow the application process. Parents/guardians must apply in person and complete a DPSCD enrollment form found at detroitk12.org/enroll or

Fifteen DPSCD schools selected for Neighborhoods Day beautification projects

Fifteen DPSCD schools have been selected as part of the 11th Annual Arise Detroit Neighborhoods Day. On August 5, more than 200 Blue Cross Blue Shield volunteers will spend Neighborhoods Day at DPSCD schools weeding, planting, painting and cleaning the schools and the surrounding areas to spruce up the buildings before the students and teachers return. The 2017 Neighborhoods Day makes history by including more schools than ever, allowing BCBS volunteers to connect, collaborate and inspire students. The school beautification projects are the cornerstone of more than 200 other community improvement initiatives spreading across the city throughout August. Participating DPSCD Neighborhoods Day Schools: Bethune Elementary-Middle School Bow Elementary-Middle School Brewer Academy Carstens Academy of Aquatic Science Carleton Elementary-Middle School Coleman A. Young

Join us for Family Saturday at the Children’s Museum

DPSCD presents Family Heritage Celebration, a Family Saturday event exclusively for DPSCD students and families on Saturday, July 22 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Detroit Children’s Museum! Students and families will explore the gallery of more than 7,000 historical artifacts, engage in planetarium shows, create a Transformers Silverbolt stick puppet, learn through imaginative play and join other families for an old school soul train showdown! Did you know that the Detroit Children’s Museum, which is only open to DPSCD families, is the third oldest children’s museum in the country? Learn more about the museum here.