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Parent Connection

Greetings Parents I am Ms. Felder your parent/community, homeless liaison for the District, my office is located on the 1st floor of the Detroit Campus in room #146. My Goal is to make sure that your family has everything you need for a successful school year. I understand that we are experiencing unprecedented times and there is much uncertainty and anxiety about what school will look like this fall. Whatever the case may be this school year please consider me your resource for enrollment, school supplies, emotional support and more. My passion is to keep you motivated, empowered and informed. Stop by my office anytime or call (313) 541-7619 ext. 1146


Here are some resources you may find useful:


Resources Related to Covid-19

Are you sick? Take the assessment test

Covid-19 Symptoms 



Food and Clothing Resources

St. Suzanne Cody Rouge Community Resource Center
Clothes Closet
19321 W. Chicago
(313) 493-9129 opt 1
Shop 3-5pm T,W,TH
This resource will have coats
Food Resources Detroit
Parents can find a food bank near them
Service Learning School District
W, TH, Fri 10-12pm
While supplies last
Apollo on 7mile and Greenfield
Family Dollar Joy & Evergreen 
Parents can make arrangements with me to pick food up from the DSLA campus on these days
Greater Grace Temple Food Giveaway
Fridays from 4-6p
You will not need to exit your vehicle, as social distancing parameters will be in place. For questions, please call 313-543-6000 or visit
This resource has fresh produce, meat and food

Call 211

Call 211 24/7/365 to connect you with help of all kinds, from housing support to financial assistance.

or visit for more information



MSHDA Eviction Diversion Program

The Michigan State Housing and Development Authority (MSHDA) Eviction Diversion Program (EDP) is designed to keep Michigan residents who fell behind on their rent during COVID-19 in their homes. The program utilizes a special court process to get fast rental assistance for renters who have been impacted.


Rental assistance in the amount of $50 million is available in the form of lump sum payments to landlords in exchange for allowing tenants to remain in their homes, forgiving late fees and up to 10% of amount due.

You can find more information on the program at


Stay Connected

The following is a list of ways we will be communicating with you to keep you informed of the awesome things happening in your school and community. In a district of over 1300 we rely heavily on technology but here are a few more ways we can stay connected.



Your child’s teacher will be communicating with you via e-mail, class dojo and phone calls, make sure you notify us of any changes with your contact information.


Digital Communication

Check out pics, video and digital portfolios on your school website and our Instagram and Facebook pages @servicelearn1.


School Calendar

The school calendar will list important dates to remember such as breaks, holidays, and professional developments that will affect your child’s daily school schedule.


Weekly Robo Calls

Another way to stay informed is with weekly automated robo messages with information about school closings, events and dates to remember that will keep you empowered and engaged.


Outdoor Electronic Message Board

The outdoor digital message board will highlight a few immediate events for the academic community, due to limited space these message boards will only feature brief information about school activities.


Campus Safety/Health Screenings

Safety is our number 1 priority, when visiting your campus, please enter through the main entrance of the building for your Covid-19 health screening. Once you complete the screening you then be directed to the main office.


Need Help?

If your family is homeless or has been displaced please contact my office immediately to apply for the McKinney Vento Program, I can be reached at (313) 541-7619 ext. 1146.


Need Uniforms?

Try E & S Uniforms and Apparel the uniform store is located on Detroit’s West side and was founded by African American husband and wife duo Mr. & Mrs. Paige.

E & S Apparel offers quality fabric uniforms at reasonable prices. The store is located at 18986 Schafer Hwy Detroit, MI, (313) 342-7100. The store is open Monday through Saturday from 10a.m.-6p.m. Shop here for a variety of uniform colors and sizes.