• DPS 2023-2024 Back to School Guide

    Welcome to the 2023-2024 School Year!


    We look forward to our students' first day of school as we begin a new school year! In this guide, you’ll find information and resources to ensure a successful start for your child.


    First Day of School (Click the links to access calendars)

    Monday, July 17, 2023: Year-Round Calendar 

    Thursday, August 3, 2023: Early Colleges (City of Medicine Academy, J.D. Clement Early College, Durham School of Technology, Middle College High School at Durham Tech)

    Monday, August 28, 2023: Traditional Calendar


    2023-2024 Open House/Important Dates Schedule 

    2023-2024 Bell Schedule

    2023-2024 Student/Family Handbook (English | Spanish)

    School Directory


    Download the DPS Mobile App

    DPS’s district mobile app provides information and updates for families on-the-go. To download the app, visit the App Store or Google Play on your smartphone and search for “Durham Public School App.”

    Download from the App Store

    Download from the Google Play Store


    Get information about school buses in real-time. The Edulog Parent Portal App allows parents and caregivers to track bus location and arrival times. To download the app, visit the App Store or Google Play on your smartphone and search for Edulog Parent Portal. View more information.

    Download from the App Store

    Download from the Google Play Store

    Sign up for PowerSchool Parent Portal

    Monitor your child’s grades, attendance, and other student information through the PowerSchool Parent Portal. You can even update your contact information if your telephone number or email address changes. You can download the PowerSchool app for your iPhone or Android phone. It’s a great way to stay connected to your child’s teachers and school. 

    Download from the App Store

    Download from the Google Play Store

    Meals and School Nutrition

    Healthy, nutritious food fuels our students for learning. DPS offers free breakfast to all students and a hot lunch is served at all DPS schools daily. View menus, prices, and meal forms.

    Student Support Services

    Did you know that DPS provides students and families with comprehensive counseling and other support services? Personnel is assigned to each school to support whole child development outside of the instructional process. From mental health support to college and career counseling, DPS Student Support Services is available. Learn more.

    Before and After-school Care

    Immunizations and Vaccinations

    Students attending school in North Carolina must be up-to-date on their immunizations. An immunization record for your child must be provided within the first 30 days of school. If the immunization record is not submitted by the 30th day, your child will not be allowed to attend school until proof of immunization is provided.

    A message from DPS Head Nurse Tricia Howard

    North Carolina Immunization website

    Immunization Fact Sheet 

    How To Receive IT Support?

    Students, Staff, Parents/Guardians - All IT incidents and requests must be submitted via our DPS IT Support Center.  


    There are THREE ways to contact us:

    IT Support Information

    2023-2024 Device Sustainability For Students & Staff

    All DPS staff are issued a device and charger that is assigned to them in our One-to-One Plus Asset Management system.  Students enrolled in grades PreK-12 are eligible to participate in the DPS 1:1 program.  Participating students (based on their PowerSchool Technology Opt status) will have a device and charger available at their school for assignment in our One-to-One Plus Asset Management system. All staff and students are expected to care and use district devices according to our Technology Responsible Use (4312/3225/7320) policy.  


    The chart below details the governance in which all DPS schools are expected to follow for the 2023-2024 school year.  It is imperative that all damage to DPS IT assets is reported to ITSupport@dpsnc.net timely so all occurrences can be denoted in our One-to-One Plus Asset Management system and appropriate communications are made based on the occurrence.  If a replacement charger is needed, a request should be submitted to ITSupport@dpsnc.net for an invoice to be provided to accept payment.  Once payment is received, the replacement charger will be provided to the requesting student or staff member.


    Device Sustainability Guidelines

    Safety and Security

    Ensuring the safety of our students, staff, and visitors is a priority for DPS. The Safety & Security Division plans, coordinates, and implements measures to keep all DPS schools and sites safe. Click here for more information. 

    Get Engaged

    Student success soars when parents, teachers, and community partners work together. That’s why DPS’s Family Academy offers families a series of classes and events as they support their children’s academic journey. View the Family Academy Course Catalog.

    EL Prep Academy is an opportunity for our English Language Learners to build upon reading, writing, and math skills outside the traditional school day. These Saturday sessions also provide resources to families so they may support their students at home. Families may register for EL Prep Academy beginning August 12, 2023. Registration is available online and in person. View the EL Prep Academy flier.

    SAVE THE DATE for DPS’s first-ever Family and Community Engagement Summit on Saturday, September 9, 2023. This event provides families with information and resources to support their students academically, socially, and emotionally. These workshops are designed for families of all students, offering resources for kindergarten readiness to college and career prep. Online registration opens on August 14, 2023. View the fliers below.      







    Student Enrollment

    New To Durham Public Schools? To enroll your child, please visit the New Student Enrollment page for all you need to know.

    Have a rising kindergartner? Children who will be 5 years old on or before August 31, 2023 are eligible to register for Kindergarten. To learn more about kindergarten enrollment and school readiness, please visit https://www.dpsnc.net/domain/105. Be sure to save the date for our Countdown to Kindergarten event on August 3 at the Museum of Life and Science from 6 to 8 p.m.

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