Important information during closure

  • Update from the Superintendent

    Posted by Communication Services on 5/8/2020

    Superintendent Michael Hinojosa shared district updates on district operations during a news conference earlier this week. The update includes information about the district's reopening plans.

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    Operation Connectivity Presentation

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  • Changes to meal distribution sites for May 7

    Posted by Communication Services on 5/5/2020 8:00:00 AM

    Due to construction work being performed at Robert T. Hill Middle School, the school will no longer serve as meal distribution sites on Thursdays. It will be replaced by Victor Hexter Elementary School starting this Thursday, May 7. Dallas ISD’s Food and Child Nutrition Services will continue meal distributions every Thursday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. We remind you to please bring the appropriate documents if the children are not in the car and to make sure that our staff can place the meals in the back seat or trunk of the vehicle to limit direct contact. For more information and additional site locations, visit Food and Child Nutrition Services.

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  • Clap for graduating seniors May 21

    Posted by Communication Services on 5/5/2020

    Please mark your calendars for Thursday, May 21, to join Dallas ISD’s Class of 2020 Ovation Day. We encourage you and your family to step out onto your front porch or patio, from 7 to 7:10 p.m., and share your support in honor of our senior students. A couple of ideas to celebrate seniors are to do a clap-out, wear a cap and gown or spirit shirt, write messages of support on posters, decorate the exterior of your house with celebration signage, or join a car parade if your community plans one. Photos can be shared on social media with the hashtag #DallasISDOvation.

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  • Changes to meal distribution sites for April 30

    Posted by Communication Services on 4/24/2020

    Due to maintenance and construction work being performed at some campuses—Francisco “Pancho” Medrano Middle School, Ann Richards Elementary School, and Justin F. Kimball High School—the schools will no longer serve as meal distribution sites on Thursdays. They will be replaced respectively by Joe May Elementary School, Skyline High School and T.W. Browne Middle School starting this Thursday, April 30. Dallas ISD’s Food and Child Nutrition Services will continue meal distributions every Thursday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. We remind you to please bring the appropriate documents if the children are not in the car and to make sure that our staff can place the meals in the back seat or trunk of the vehicle to limit direct contact. For more information and additional site locations, visit Food and Child Nutrition Services.

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  • Dallas ISD library offers access to ebooks

    Posted by Communication Services on 4/21/2020

    Although students might not have access to their school libray, they can still check out reading material on a smart phone, tablet or computer. A wide selection of ebooks is accessible through Dallas ISD’s electronic library and the local public library simply by downloading the Sora app, available for iOS and Android devices.

    Dallas ISD staff also have access to the district’s library with their employee ID by downloading the app. Users can access to the public library, whether in Dallas or other cities, through the app with a current library card, which can be obtained electronically in most cities. Dallas ISD staff who don’t live in Dallas can get a temporary Dallas Public Library card online with their district ID.

    Visit https://www.dallasisd.org/Page/20061 for instructions.

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  • 10,000 hot spots to be distributed to students

    Posted by Communication Services on 4/21/2020

    Dallas ISD this week will begin distributing the 10,000 mobile hotspots it purchased last month to help ensure students have Wi-Fi access while learning from home.

    Hotspots will start being delivered to high schools on Monday and middle schools on Tuesday and Wednesday so that students without Wi-Fi access can reach out to their school principal to arrange for pickup.

    Next week staff will start distributing hotspots to elementary schools for students in grades 3–5. The district has also ordered a large quantity of Chromebooks for elementary students to provide them to any students in grades 3–5 who haven’t yet received devices.

    The Dallas ISD Board of Trustees unanimously approved the purchase of the hotspots at the March board meeting. Survey responses from 18,000 Dallas ISD families showed that about 30 percent of district households don’t have Internet access.

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  • Report cards available April 22

    Posted by Communication Services on 4/20/2020

    Report cards will be issued April 22, and parents may review them through Parent Portal or may contact the campus records clerk (at the elementary level) or the registrar (secondary level) to request that a report card be sent through email. Registrars/clerks will provide parents with information to create a Parent Portal account.

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  • COVID-19 testing sites open criteria

    Posted by Communication Services on 4/20/2020

    Both Community Based Testing Sites (CBTS) will open the criteria to include testing for no symptoms required for first responders, DART drivers, healthcare workers, grocery store and essential retail store workers beginning April 20.

    The sites operate daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and are located at:
    • American Airlines Center, Parking Lot E, 2500 Victory Plaza
    • Ellis Davis Field House, 9191 S Polk St.

    Criteria for testing sites are as follows:
    • Must have temperature of 99.6 or higher and shortness of breath or cough; OR
    • Anyone 65-years-old or older; OR
    • Anyone with chronic health issues (diabetes, asthma, heart issues, etc.); OR
    • Any first responders, DART drivers, healthcare workers, grocery store and essential retail store workers

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  • Texas schools to remain closed

    Posted by Communication Services on 4/17/2020

    Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has announced that as part of the state's efforts to combat the spread of COVID-19, all schools will remain closed for the rest of the 2019-2020 school year. 

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  • Superintendent's Monday update presentation

    Posted by Communication Services on 4/6/2020

    Dallas ISD Superintendent Michael Hinojosa held a news conference with updates on what the district is doing during the closure to help slow the spread of coronavirus in our community. The presentation is available here

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