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    Dallas ISD registration for next school year is now open. Every student returning in August needs to have completed registration. Please log in to your School Mint Account and complete your child’s registration for the 2024- 2025 school year. Registration 24-25

    Let us know if you have any questions.

    Parents

    Parents, please contact our campus liaison to help and support you and your students with any family or military issues or questions while at Seagoville High School. Thank you for your service and let us help support you! 

    Also, we welcome our parents to be part of the Dragon family by volunteering their time and expertise on campus. For more information and to register to become a volunteer, please follow the link. Volunteer at Seagoville High School

    Transitioning to SHS

    During the first week of transitioning to Seagoville High School, a military-connected student can expect to receive a campus tour from one of our student ambassadors in our Link Crew and one of our current SHS Military Connected students. During lunch, new students will be joined by one of our military-connected students to help answer questions and help them feel comfortable in their new community. 

    Parents can expect a phone call or email from our campus liaison welcoming them to the Dragon Community. During this time, please feel free to address any needs or concerns to help with the transition to Seagoville High School. 

    Throughout the course of the school year, we will periodically meet with our military-connected students. This will provide an opportunity to spend time with campus liaisons and build relationships with campus staff members and other military-connected students. 

    Seagoville High School Military Liaison

    Dereck Enderle 
    denderle@dallasisd.org

    About our Liaison

    Mr. Enderle is currently a 1LT in the Texas Army National Guard. He has deployed twice to the Middle East, once in 2004 and again in 2023. He knows the difficulty of transitioning to a new place and the heartache of missing loved ones when apart. He is eager to help with any and all family and military concerns that arise.  

    Responsibilities

    • Serving as the point of contact and working collaboratively between military-connected students, their families, and the campus.
    • Maintaining familiarity with enrollment processes, records transfer, existing community resources, and student supports.
    • Ensuring military-connected students are identified and properly coded through the Texas Student Data System Public Education Information Management System (TSDS PEIMS).
    • Determining campus-based supports and services available to military-connected students based on their unique needs, including their high mobility.
    • Coordinating campus-based programs relevant to military-connected students.
    • The campus-based military liaison offers professional development opportunities for staff members on issues related to military-connected students.
    • Coordinating campus-based programs relevant to military-connected students. Supporting students with a parent or guardian who has fallen in the line of duty.
    • Supporting students with a parent or guardian in the national guard or reserve.
    • Issues that address the physical and mental effects of military service, including post-traumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injury, and other physical injuries.
    • Supporting students connected to veterans.
    • Mitigating the effects of high mobility.
    • Attending professional development or training annually to learn and understand topics related to the transition of military-connected students and their families.

     

    Educator Resources

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