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DALLAS ISD PROPOSED 2021-2022 INTERSESSION CALENDAR (posted 1/22/2021)
What is Intersession? How will it work?
During the intersession school calendar, 180 learning days would be spread out over the full year, with intermittent breaks for targeted remediation with a subset of students. Meaning, students who are struggling in specific areas would receive targeted instruction during the intermittent breaks. students will have opportunities for more personalized attention in smaller groups.
The intersession model would be implemented for the high school, middle schools, and elementary schools in that feeder. At least one school at each level will serve as a “hub” campus that hosts intersession students during these weeks. While not every student would attend all of the intersessions, all of the students in the feeder would benefit from the extended year model.The calendars are linkedWhat will the calendars look like?
The Intersession calendar has five intersessions spread throughout the year in September, November, January, February, and June. Each intersession week will begin with a teacher planning day without students on campus, followed by three or four student intersession days, depending on the week.
Students & staff will have at least a 4-week break in the summer. Students and staff not participating in an intersession week will have a holiday during that week. All designated holidays will remain the same for all schools across the district.
Which students will have the opportunity to participate? How will they be chosen?
At Intersession schools, we anticipate up to 50% of students will participate in intersession weeks. Design teams will be working throughout the spring to clarify the student selection & enrollment process for intersession.
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North Texas Food Bank
The North Texas Food Bank distributes food multiple times a month.
This nonprofit has distributed more than 11 million pounds of food since the pandemic began.
List of food pantries
Harmony Food Pantry at 6969 Pastor Bailey Dr. Suit 300 Dallas, 75237
Serving all ZIP codes and no appointment is necessary. Go here for more information.
Mondays: 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Tuesdays: 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Thursdays: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Sharing Life at 3544 E. Emporium Circle, Mesquite, 75150.
"Sharing Life will continue to operate on a drive-thru food distribution model until further notice," the nonprofit said. "We are able to safely serve thousands of people in need each week through this drive-thru model. We look forward to serving you, rain or shine!"
Sharing Life Drive-Thru Food Distribution SUMMER Schedule:
Monday: 9 a.m. to noon
Tuesday: 9 a.m. to noon and 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Wednesday: 9 a.m. to noon
Thursday: 9 a.m. to noon and 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m. to noon
Mission Central at 740 East Pipeline Road in Hurst.
The Village Pantry remains open to serve the needs of people in Hurst, Euless, and Bedford.
The pantry is open Tuesday through Friday from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
People can register at a table outside. You’ll be asked some questions verbally, but will not need to produce or sign any documents, the nonprofit said.
MINT Cares Food Pantry at 1604 Falcon Drive, DeSoto, 75115
THE MINT FOOD Pantry is open on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 10 a.m until 1 p.m.
Due to COVID-19, the food pantry is open to all residents of Dallas and Ellis Counties.
Network of Community Ministries at 741 S. Sherman St., Richardson
Network’s Food Pantry will be open Monday through Wednesday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Thursday Noon to 8 pm and Saturday 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Food will be distributed by way of a “drive thru/car pickup” process only in the rear of our building at 741 S. Sherman St., Richardson.
Families should follow the drive thru signs and stay in their vehicle. Families must show proof of residence within RISD zip code areas. Families can also now receive food one time per week if needed.
Food donations can also be dropped off during this time.
Society of St. Vincent de Paul North Texas
Some of this nonprofit's pantries have open hours on-site; others can bring food during home visits.
"We know it’s hard to ask for help," the nonprofit says. "But if you’re struggling to make ends meet, don’t go hungry! Call St. Vincent de Paul 469-607-0909"
Free grab & go meals for children at 19 Dallas Recreation Centers
Dallas Parks and Recreation Department will have free meals from 9 am. to 12 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Breakfast and lunch will be provided for children up to 18 years old.
Virtual Esl Program for Parents
The Margaret and Gilbert Herrera Student Intake Center invites parents/guardians of our newcomer students to be a part of our 2020 - 2021 Adult English as a Second Language (ESL) program, free of cost!
The program consists of two different English language levels: BEGINNER or INTERMEDIATE.
CLASSES BEGIN OCTOBER 12, 2020 AND END APRIL 30, 2021
It's NOT to late to join; complete this Google Form to receive more information, or contact Carlos Navarro, 972-749-5763.
Programa Virtual Parent Esl
El Centro de admisión de estudiantes Margaret y Gilbert Herrera invita a los padres / tutores de nuestros estudiantes recién llegados a ser parte de nuestro programa de inglés para adultos como segundo idioma (ESL) 2020-2021, ¡sin costo alguno!
El programa consta de dos niveles de inglés diferentes: PRINCIPIANTE o INTERMEDIO.
LAS CLASES COMIENZAN EL 12 DE OCTUBRE DE 2020 Y TERMINAN EL 30 DE ABRIL DE 2021
NO es demasiado tarde para unirse; complete este formulario de Google para recibir más información, o comuníquese con Carlos Navarro, 972-749-5763.