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August 24: First day of school

New Student Registration:
The Attendance Office at the campuses will be open August 11-21, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.;
(Thursday, August 13 and 20, open from 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.)

Parents should be sure to bring the following:

  • Proof of residency/address (utility bill--gas, electric, water)
  • Parent identification
  • Student birth certificate
  • Student Social Security (if applicable)
  • Immunization Records
  • Last report card/transcript
  • Proof of guardianship (if applicable)

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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 and Academies, and
Dealey Montessori and Harry Stone Montessori
8:35 a.m. to 3:35 p.m.
High Schools, Magnet Schools, and Early Colleges

9:15 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.

ACE elementary schools
(Blanton, Mills, Pease, and Umphrey
7:55 a.m. to 3:55 p.m.
ACE middle schools
(Dade, Edison, Zumwalt)
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Innovation, Design, Entrepreneurship
Academy (IDEA)
8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
*If your child attends an Imagine 2020 School, please check with the school for its hours.

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School Supplies

Suggested school supply list-Elementary

The school supply list for each school varies. Please contact your child’s school for its list of supplies.

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.

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Questions and concerns about the start of school?

From August 17-21
Call Dallas ISD’s Constituent Phone Line
(972) 925-5555

From Aug. 17-21, 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 24-28
Call Dallas ISD’s Back-to-School Hotline
(972) 925-5437 (KIDS)

English and Spanish

Aug. 24-25: 7:00 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Aug. 26-28: 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.

Transportation Services Hotline
(972) 925-4953

Transportation Services will open their Back to School Hotline – Parents, Guardians, School and District Staff may call to inquire about routes, pick up times and pick up locations.

Transportation Services Hotline Date and Times

Transportation Call Center Dates & Times

  • Aug. 13 - 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • Aug. 14 - 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • Aug. 21 - 7:30 5:30 p.m.
  • Aug. 22 - 9 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Aug. 23 - Noon to 6:00 p.m.
  • Aug. 24 - Aug. 28 - 6:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • Aug. 31 - Sept. 4 - 6:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

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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. Learn More

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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.

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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.

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Spring Break for 2015-2016 school year

Spring break for students in the Dallas Independent School District is scheduled March 14-18, 2016.

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Helpful links

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