(WXYZ) - Detroit Public Schools are hoping to get kids readjusted and even excited to head back to school this year.
The district has kicked off a month-long enrollment and school readiness campaign with several events and giveaways planned.
Below is a list of events and descriptions from a DPS press release:
- Dressing of the Spirit of Detroit Statue - Monday, August 20: Spirit of Detroit Statue will be dressed in an authentic "I'm In!" T-shirt beginning August 20 through September 4.
- Taste of DPS Multicultural Day - Tuesday, August 21: Participants can enjoy foods, sights and sounds from various cultures representing DPS! The event will be 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at Davison, Earhart, Gardner and Garvey.
- DPS/Comcast Back-to-School Parade, downtown - Wednesday, August 22: ALL DPS schools will participate in the DPS/Comcast Back-to-School Parade, downtown, coordinated by The Parade Company. It will include the DPS All-City Marching Band, alumni marchers, school step teams, parent marchers and more! Step-off is 11 a.m. at Grand Circus Park, Woodward at Adams. Limited backpack vouchers and uniform vouchers from Forman Mills will be passed out and redeemable at the All-Schools Open House!
- Detroit Branch NAACP-DPS-Black Family Development, Inc. Back to School/Stay in School Education Day - Friday, August 24, Delores Bennett Park, New Center area: Hundreds of students will receive school supplies, food, and entertainment.
- All-DPS Schools Open House and Alumni Celebration - Saturday, August 25: All schools will be open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. with giveaways, opportunities to meet staff, program showcases, and more!
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