Family Engagement Resources

It is our goal that every student is engaged every day, just as they would be if they are in school. They may be attending sessions online or on the phone with their teachers, but an additional staff member will also make contact once or twice a week. This is to ensure our parents have their questions answered, feel supported and are not in need of additional resources the school can provide.   

The staff member will always identify who they are and their role at the school. 

Nolan Elementary Middle School is not a food distribution site.  Nearest food distribution site is Pershing High School. 

Parent Academy

The Office of Family and Community Engagement now offers virtual Parent Academy courses! Families can join by dialing in or joining courses online. We offer fun and interactive content for every family. From cooking to coding, the spring catalog is filled with activities to continue supporting our families. We hope to see you virtually, at an upcoming class, tea party, or distance learning training. View the Spring Catalog.

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Homework Hotline

The Homework Hotline is a free resource available for all DPSCD students. It encourages outstanding achievement by giving students a way to ask for help and emphasizes improving problem-solving skills. Students and families can call in for help with Literacy and/or Math homework. The Homework Hotline is provided in partnership with United Way for Southeastern Michigan.  

Due to COVID-19, the Homework Hotline hours are as follows:

Monday – Thursday

5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Contact the Hotline

Please call 1-833-466-3978 during operating hours.

In accordance with MDE guidance and requirements for students with IEPs, DPSCD will have ESE (certified Special Education Teachers) available.

Mental Health Support

During the schools closure, a Mental Health Support Line has been added as a service for students and families. This support is staffed by school social workers, trained in addressing trauma, grief, and resource determination. They are available to provide online counseling to students and parents. In addition, students and families are able to receive referrals for additional services. 

The Mental Health Hotline hours are as follows:

Monday – Thursday

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

5:00 PM – 8:00 PM


9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Contact the Hotline

Please call 1-833-466-3978 during operating hours.

Online Mental Health Services

Community Care Services provides outpatient mental health and substance use disorder treatment for children, teens, and adults in Southeastern Michigan online through Telehealth. Telehealth will connect you to treatment through your computer, tablet, or smartphone. For telehealth assistance, or to schedule an intake appointment visit Community Care Services at or call 313-389-7500.

Mental Health Resources