Detroit Public Schools Community District (DPSCD) in collaboration with the DPS Foundation is encouraging all families to be ready for the first day of school, Tuesday, September 4, 2018. During the month of August, the District will host community Pop-up Enrollment Centers, DPSCD Day!, accept uniform donations, and much more to ensure every student is first-day-ready because every school day counts.

Additionally, school supplies and uniforms will be collected at the Pop-up Enrollment Centers Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The collection will be available at the District’s newly established Community Hubs, at Adult Ed Center East and Adult Ed Center West, the week prior to school starting for DPSCD families to shop for free.

Please save the dates:

  • Pop Up Enrollment Centers: Monday – Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. from July 30 through August 24 at Gompers Elementary-Middle School, Charles Wright Academy of Arts and Science, Mackenzie Elementary-Middle School, Brenda Scott Academy, Ronald Brown Academy and Earhart Elementary-Middle School. The Detroit Health Department will provide immunizations to children (birth to 18 years old) at several DPSCD Enrollment Centers. Families may fast-track services by calling the Immunizations Team today at 313-410-8142.
  • DPSCD Day!: Saturday, August 11, 2018, at Michigan Science Center from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Registration is required. For free tickets visit
  • School Supplies/Uniform Drive: Donate now at DPS Foundation, be sure to apply your donation to “2018 Back to School Drive”. Visit the Pop-up Enrollment Center locations to drop off your donated goods.

  • First Day of School: Tuesday, September 4, 2018.

For more on DPSCD’s back-to-school initiatives in support of Every School Day Counts, visit

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