Learning packets and online lessons will be available to Detroit students starting next week

Learning will continue in the Detroit school district during the three-week school shutdown, where officials have prepared learning packets and online lessons for students.

The district’s homework hotline will also be available for families and students.

The district is among many across the state that have scrambled to come up with ways to keep students academically engaged as the threat of closures related to the coronavirus loomed. That threat became reality Thursday night when Gov. Gretchen Whitmer ordered all K-12 schools in the state to close over coronavirus concerns.

Here’s what’s on tap for students:

  • K-8 learning packets focused on math, English language arts, science and social studies will be available for students to pick up beginning Wednesday. The lessons in the packets will also be available online, through a mobile application called Clever.
  • Students in grades 8-12 will be able to use the Khan Academy, which provides free online instructional videos, to prepare for the PSAT and the SAT. Students can also pick up PSAT and SAT workbooks from select district schools.

The district is making 58 of its schools available for students to pick up the learning materials, and meals. For a complete list, go here.

And for those students who want academic help from a live educator, the homework hotline will be available from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. and then from 5-8 p.m., Monday through Friday. The phone number is 1-833-466-3978. 

Students and parents can find additional academic resources on the district’s web site.