School starts August 19
  • August 19, 2019: First day of school


    Dallas ISD provides an online enrollment option to parents and families to facilitate the registration / enrollment process for all K-12 students. By utilizing online enrollment, parents no longer need to wait in lines to fill out paper forms at the campus to enroll their child. Additionally, online enrollment helps Dallas ISD reduce paper waste, while creating a convenient, fast, and accurate online enrollment experience at your fingertips.

    Looking for a convenient, fast and accurate way to register your child? Enrollment at your fingertips is just a click away at

    To complete your child’s enrollment, the following documents will be needed:

    • The child’s birth certificate
    • The child’s current immunization record
    • The child’s social security card (optional, but will save time if you have it)
    • Proof of residence (a utility bill or lease)
    • Picture ID of the child’s parent or guardian

    Pre-K and early childhood students must register on their campus. Visit for more information.

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    Meet the Teacher/Open House:

    Parents and students will have an opportunity to visit their school and meet the teachers prior to the first day of school. Meet the Teacher/Open House dates are scheduled as follows:

    • Tuesday, Aug. 14 – Middle Schools
    • Wednesday, Aug. 15 – High Schools
    • Thursday, Aug. 16 – Elementaries

    For times, parents are encouraged to contact their school as times will vary per campus.

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    School hours*

    Elementary Schools and Vanguards 7:45 a.m. - 3 p.m.
    Middle Schools, Academies and Montessori Schools,
    Solar Prep Girls and Boys
    8:20 a.m. - 3:40 p.m.
    High Schools, Magnets, and CityLab and IDEA 9 a.m. - 4:20 p.m.
    Early Colleges: Gilliam, Garza, North Lake 8 a.m. – 3:25 p.m.


    Lassiter 9:15 a.m. - 4:55 p.m.
    Obama 8:20 a.m. - 4:20 p.m.
    Carr Elem 7:45 a.m. - 3:40 p.m.
    Ervin Elem 7:45 a.m. - 3:40 p.m.
    Titche Elem 7:45 a.m. - 3:40 p.m.
    Rusk MS 8:20 a.m. - 4:20 p.m.
    Hulcy MS 7:45 a.m. - 3:40 p.m.
    Ignite MS 8:20 a.m. - 4:20 p.m.

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    Questions and concerns about the start of school?

    The Dallas ISD Parent Hotline is now open. Parents can call to ask questions prior to the first day of school.

    Parent Hotline
    (972) 925-5555
    Hours: 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. (through Aug. 3) Mon.-Thurs.
    7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. (starting Aug. 6) Mon.-Fri.

    During the first week of school, parents may call the Back-to-School Hotline with questions.

    August 19-August 23:

    Dallas ISD’s Back-to-School Hotline (English/Spanish)
    (972) 925-KIDS (5437)
    Hours: 6 a.m. to 5 p.m., August 19 and 20
    7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., August 21- August 23

    Information will include enrollment, bus routes, immunization requirements, school locations, school hours, and more.

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    Meal information

    Dallas Independent School District will provide school meals at no charge to all district students. Learn More

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    Immigrant and refugee students new to the country

    All immigrant and refugee students new to the 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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    2019-2020 Calendar

    For spring break and other important dates, look at the Dallas Independent School District's 2019-2020 calendar.

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    Helpful links

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