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Dear Detroit Cristo Rey Parents, Guardians and Families,

As we begin this Thanksgiving Holiday, I feel very blessed and grateful for you and all the things you do to support and encourage your child to grow and become all that Jesus designed them to be.

We at Detroit Cristo Rey join you in that endeavor knowing you are the first teacher of these beautiful young people.

We have had challenges this year as we have all adjusted to being together in person, but we know this is the way we teach and learn the best. For being together we are grateful.

One of our challenges has been a clear and predictable path for us to communicate with each other.

Working together with our Art Teacher Mrs. Murphy, we have designed a simple and clear image of our communication plan.

The three points of communication will be the Remind App., PowerSchool and Robo Calls for Urgent Information only. Please look over the graphic image and make sure you are connected, with up to date and correct information. This is very important.

This week you will receive information to help you determine if your connections are up to date.

Look for this information either by a letter from your child or a message from Remind App. from Ms. Gudino or Mr. Miller.


Have a Blessed Thanksgiving with your family and friends,

With love and gratitude,

Joellyn Valgoi

Principal Detroit Cristo Rey

Please See the COVID Vaccine page for an update on the ETS.  Click here to go to the COVID Vaccine Page.

Greetings Parents and Guardians of Detroit Cristo Rey Students,

We are nearing the end of the first quarter of the academic school year. Now that we have returned to in person learning we are making a change in our academic schedule. Beginning November 3rd , the first day of the 2nd quarter, we will be returning to our traditional academic schedule.  On the days when your student is in the building, they will attend every one of their scheduled classes and meet with each one of their teachers. This change will maximize their time with their teachers and each other in a consistent and predictable way while maximizing minutes to focus on academic goals.

The school day will begin promptly at 7:30am and students will be dismissed at 3:29pm. This is just a few minutes later than your student’s current dismissal.

We continue to be thrilled every day to have your children back in the classroom. We know this is the best way students learn, together with their teachers and other adults in the building, but of equal importance, from each other. The power of students learning from each other is observable, and the sound of this learning is marvelous.

We have adjusted to being together in classrooms and other parts of our space including the student commons for prayer, announcements and lunch. Even the hallways and stairwells are noisy with the sound of student voices.   Extracurricular activities, athletics and opportunities for students to take on leadership roles are happening every day.

We have committed to you, your family and your student that Detroit Cristo Rey will offer a rigorous college prepatory curriculum. Our entire school community remains committed to this goal.

Over the last two years, we have been called to be flexible and adapt to many changes that the Covid-19 Pandemic has asked.  I know your family has also faced the same challenges to adapt to changes in parent work schedules and student schedules. Your support and confidence are a sign that we are a community based on faith, care for each other and a shared goal.

Thank you for your continued faith in Detroit Cristo Rey High School and our commitment to you to provide a rigorous college prepatory education for your child.


As Always,

Joellyn Valgoi

Principal Detroit Cristo Rey High School



Final Quarter 2 

Bell Schedule


Prayer/Announcements               7:30 - 7:40 am

Period 1                                       7:44 - 8:32 am

Period 2                                       8:36 - 9:24 am

Period 3                                       9:28 - 10:16 am

Period 4                                       10:20 - 11:08 am

Lunch/Flex A                              11:11 - 11:34 am

Lunch/Flex B                               11:39 - 12:02 pm

Period 5                                       12:05 - 12:53 pm

Period 6                                       12:57- 1:45 pm

Period 7                                       1:49 - 2:37 pm

Period 8                                       2:41 - 3:29 pm

Attention Students/Parents/Guardians, 

There is an Early Dismissal this Friday, October 29, at 2:40 pm.  All students and teachers are dismissed early so that Student Council and volunteers can help set up for the Homecoming Dance. Additionally, any chaperones will have time to go home and return in time to chaperone later in the evening.

Thanks for your understanding.

Atención Estudiantes / Padres / Guardianes,

Los estudiantes  saldran temprano este viernes 29 de octubre a las 2:40 pm. Todos los estudiantes y maestros salen temprano para que el Consejo Estudiantil y los voluntarios puedan ayudar a preparar el baile. Además, los acompañantes tendrán tiempo de irse a casa y regresar a tiempo para ser chaperones más tarde en la noche.

Gracias por su comprensión. 

Attention Cristo Rey Parents and Guardians,


Today (September 29) is Meet the Teacher Night.

Please click on the appropriate grade level link below to meet your child's teachers, watch their introduction video, read their course syllabus, and hear important information.   

We recommend you ask your student for their teacher's names to view their introduction videos.


Thank you.  
Joellyn Valgoi, Principal


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October 12, 2021


Good Evening Parents and Guardians of Detroit Cristo Rey High School Students,


A positive case of coronavirus (COVID-19) of a student was identified at Detroit Cristo Rey High School.  The school has notified individuals that need to quarantine at home and has prepared this information for you so you continue to be assured that the health and safety of your child and family is our highest priority.

The affected student was at school on Monday and had no significant symptoms.  The student fell ill on Monday evening and has since tested positive.  The student is not vaccinated.  The student had a mask on all day and, although was outside for the lunch period, did not eat, so did not remove the mask and indicated that no one was within 3 feet of proximity.

We continue to work closely with the Wayne County Health Department and continue to follow all CDC and other professional healthcare guidelines to ensure the health and safety of all of our students, families and staff.  Here is some basic information that we look at to help us understand COVID-19 and make sound decisions.

The virus that causes COVID-19 is thought to spread mainly from person to person, through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs, sneezes, or talks.  These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.  A person who is in close contact with someone who is infected with COVID-19 may experience COVID-19 symptoms typically within two to fourteen days after a person is exposed. 

The symptoms of COVID-19 are similar in children and adults.  Symptoms can include fever (>100.4®F), cough, shortness of breath, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, runny or stuffy nose, loss of taste or smell, and abdominal pain.  There are many things that can be done to keep our schools, homes, and communities safer from COVID-19 and protect ourselves and our loved ones:

  • Students and adults should stay home when ill
  • Daily, before arriving at school, please complete the COVID screener and show the “You are cleared to enter” screen to the adult at the door usually Ms. Hairston.
  • Washing hands often with soap and running warm water for at least 20 seconds
  • If a handwashing station is not available, use hand sanitizer properly. Gels, rubs, and hand wipes must contain at least 60% alcohol. Dispose of wipes in the trash after use
  • Practice good respiratory etiquette (cover a cough with elbow vs. hand)
  • Follow the guidance for wearing a face covering and social distancing
  • Talk to your doctor about getting vaccinated
  • If you have any questions, please contact Wayne County Health department at their main Communicable Disease Line (734)727-7078 or their after-hours call center (734) 727-7284

Additional information can also be found on the CDC website.  Please reach out if you have any questions.

Thank you for your continued partnership this year.  We are all in this together.


Joellyn Valgoi