Family Update for the Week of Mar 03

Posted on Friday / March 3

In this week’s Family Update we share details on Make Up Photo day, high school year books are available for ordering, and we invite all DPAC family and friends to a special celebration of life for beloved teacher and coach Mark Coleman. Please remember there is no school this Monday, March 6. We also have a new “DPAC Drip Store” where you can get all your DPAC swag, upcoming spelling bees, a Scholastic Book Fair, we share photos from the Women’s and Men’s State Championship winning basketball teams, and more!

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DPAC Calendar & Events Dismissal Schedule | Events This Week | Celebration of Life | End of Quarter 3
Make Up Photo Day March 7 Make Up Photos for Absent Scholars
Elementary School Specific Updates Scholastic Book Fair | Tutoring  |  Spelling Bee
High School Specific Updates High School Yearbooks Available for Sale! 
Athletics Update State Champs Girls and Boys Basketball | Raider Nation Interview | DPAC Drip Shop

DPAC Calendar & Events

Dismissal Schedule and No-School Days

  • For a copy of the full year calendar outlining all half-days and no-school days please follow THIS LINK
  • Monday March 6 – Data Day – No School
  • Tuesday March 7 – Friday March 10 : Regular Dismissal 
  • Save the Date: Monday, March 20 – Friday, March 24: No School Spring Break
Events This Week

Please take special note of the upcoming events and invitations below as well as the link the their fliers.  More details about this week’s events can be found in their articles below.

Saturday March 4 Mr. Coleman Celebration of Life  View Flyer Here
Saturday March 4 Elementary School Enchanted Hearts Dance  View Flyer Here
Tuesday March 7 Make Up Photo Day for Scholars Who Were Absent details below
Tuesday March 7 Last Day Of ES Tutoring details below
March 7 – March 13 The Scholastics Book Fair details below
End of Quarter 3 & Family Teacher Conferences

Please remember that March 17 is the end of Quarter 3.  We encourage all scholars and families to check in regularly with your teachers about your academic progress. Family Teacher Conferences for Quarter 3 will take place on Wednesday April, 12.

Make Up Photo Day March 7

All scholars who did not receive a school photo are invited to make up their picture day on Tuesday March 7.  These photos will then be available at no cost to families!  We are grateful for our amazing partnership with ContentColaborate who provides our school photos at no cost to families.

If you have questions or concerns please feel free to reach out via email to

Elementary School Updates

The Scholastic Book Fair

Our Scholastic Book Fair is an excellent opportunity for scholars to build their own library at home with books that they choose based on their interests! There will be something for everyone with comic books, picture books, suspenseful novels, and sports and science-based books. Hope to see you there, from March 7th – March 13th!.

ES Tutoring

The last day of tutoring will be on March 7th. After teachers analyze scholarly data, a new round of tutoring will begin shortly after Spring Break!

Spelling Bee

All year long, 3rd and 4th graders have been working on weekly spelling words to grow their vocabulary! If interested, they will be able to participate in a Spelling Bee to get them qualified for the Native Son Spelling Bee, taking place on April 8th, 2023! If you or your scholar are interested, please reach out to your teachers for more information.

High School Updates

High School Yearbooks

Dear families our 2022-2023 high school yearbook is now available for purchase for more information and purchasing options please view the full flier here


Grad Night is almost here!  All senior scholars are invited to join us May 25th-26th for Grad Bash @ Universal Studios.
For more information and registration information please view the full flier here


Athletics Update

State Champions!

Congratulations to both the Varsity Girls and Varsity Boys Basketball teams who swept the 2A State Championship this Saturday! We are so proud of your true display grit, discipline, a maturity. Let’s come together as a Blue Knight community and celebrate this momentous occasion! 

Raider Nation Interview

DPAC’s own Head Football Coach, Darwin Peterson, recently met with Raiders President Sandra Douglas Morgan. He was then interviewed on Raider Nation Radio. You can check it out by following this link: 

Democracy Prep DRIP SHOP

Democracy Prep launches its new drip shop for school and athletic apparel. Download the RocStreet app and follow the simple instructions to get your new drip today Flyer here