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August 25: First day of school

New Student Registration:
  • Monday, August 18: 12:30 - 4:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, August 19: 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, August 20: 2:00 - 7:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, August 21: 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Returning students will receive an enrollment packet on the first day of school.

School hours*

Prekindergarten and Kindergarten 7:55 a.m. to 2:55 p.m.
Elementary Schools and Vanguards 7:55 a.m. to 2:55 p.m.
Middle Schools, Montessori Schools, and Academies  8:35 a.m. to 3:35 p.m.
 * Harry Stone Montessori Academy
7:55 a.m. to 2:55 p.m.
High Schools, Magnet Schools, and Early Colleges 9:15 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.

*If your child attends an Imagine 2020 School, please check with your school for its school hours.
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Opening of school for prekindergarten students

All prekindergarten classes will follow the regular 7:55 a.m. to 2:55 p.m. class schedule.

As you know, our district has the responsibility of serving eligible children based on the prekindergarten guidelines established by the Texas Education Agency. In order to be eligible for enrollment in a prekindergarten class, a child must be four years of age on September 1 of the current school year and:
  1. unable to speak and comprehend the English language; or
  2. educationally disadvantaged; or
  3. homeless; or
  4. a dependent of:
    • an active duty uniformed member of the military
    • a military parent who is missing in action or deceased; or
    • a foster child.

We must make every effort to serve eligible prekindergarten children in a fair and equitable manner. If you need more information, please contact the Early Childhood Education Department at 972-925-6770.

Questions and concerns about the start of school?

From August 18-22
Call Dallas ISD’s Constituent Phone Line
(972) 925-5555 
From Aug. 18 - Aug. 22, parents may call this number to ask questions prior to the first day of school. This number will be staffed from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
From August 25-29
Call Dallas ISD’s Back-to-School Hotline
(972) 925-5437 (KIDS)

English and Spanish

Aug. 25 and 26: 7:00 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Aug. 27-28: 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
Information available to parents will include enrollment, bus routes, immunization requirements, school locations, school hours, and more.

Meal information

Dallas Independent School District will provide school meals at no charge to all district students. In addition, Dallas ISD families will not be required to complete the free or reduced lunch application to receive free meals.
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Immigrant and refugee students new to the country

All immigrant and refugee students new to district will be registered, oriented, and assessed at the Margaret and Gilbert Herrera Student Intake Center. Visit the Student Intake Center website to learn more.

School Messenger

The Dallas ISD and all schools use an automated phone message system to communicate with parents and staff about important news. Schools use the system to alert parents to school events, student absences, and other important information. To ensure that they do not miss any announcements from the schools or the district, parents should make sure that their children’s records include current contact information like phone number and address. 


Spring Break dates changed for 2014-2015 school year

Spring break for students in the Dallas Independent School District during the 2014-2015 school year has been changed to March 9-13, 2015.

The change was approved by the Dallas ISD Board of Trustees during its meeting on June 26, 2014. The change was made to better align the school district’s calendar with that of neighboring school districts. All students and staff will be on break at that time.
In the original calendar approved by the Trustees, the annual break period was slated to occur in the third week of March 2015.
The approved and updated 2014-2015 calendar is now available for viewing at

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