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School Spotlight of the Week - Randolph Career and Technical Center: Learn hands on training in the construction trades at Randolph Career and Technical Center, where students gain experience in the areas of Masonry, HVACR (Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration), Carpentry, Plumbing, Pipefitting, and so much more. To learn more about DPSCD integrated Career and Technical curriculum click here. To enroll your child today, contact the school office at (313) 494-7100.

Student Performances at the 2023 Detroit Jazz Festival: DPSCD student performers will take the stage Monday September 4, at the 2023 Detroit Jazz Festival Labor Day weekend.

  • 11:45 a.m. - 2:05 p.m. – Sean Patton, Duke Ellington Conservatory of Music and Art @ Beckham
  • 12:10 p.m. -12:40 p.m. – Dr. Christopher Gray, Renaissance High School,
  • 12:45pm-1:15pm – Andrea Holley, Cass Tech High School,

Parent Academy Highlight – Navigating the Parent Portal: Access the Parent Portal to view key student information including grades, attendance, teacher contact information and report cards. Join this session Wednesday, August 30, 2023, at 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. Click here to access the full list of free Parent Academy sessions happening this week. Link:

Labor Day Holiday: A reminder that schools will be closed for the holiday weekend starting on Friday, September 1, 2023, and resume on Tuesday, September 5, 2023. DPSCD wishes you a happy, and safe Labor Day holiday weekend!

Benchmark testing begins Tuesday September 5, 2023: iReady, Science, and Social Studies District benchmark testing begins Tuesday, September 5, 2023. To find answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs), visit the Assessment home page. DPSCD is committed to ensuring all students are loved, challenged, and prepared for this 2023-24 school year! Make sure your child is in school every day and receives a good night’s sleep.


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