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Connecting you to the personalities, places and perspectives of Dallas ISD

Whatever combination of skill, belief system and principles is required to work effectively with students in challenging neighborhoods, Alpher Garrett-Jones clearly has it. The veteran teacher, assistant principal and principal has served as a district education leader for more than three decades, much of that time in south Dallas schools. If anyone can rightfully call Dallas ISD home, it’s Garrett-Jones, former principal of Charles Rice Learning Center, now at the helm of Paul L. Dunbar. She has deep roots in south Dallas, where she grew up in Bonton alongside seven siblings and attended H.S. Thompson Elementary and  Pearl C. Anderson…

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Para trabajar de manera eficiente con estudiantes de comunidades difíciles, se requiere de una combinación de habilidades, creencias y principios. Un gran ejemplo de esto es Alpher Garrett-Jones, maestra, subdirectora y directora, quien ha servido como líder educativa en el distrito durante más de tres décadas, la mayoría de las cuales han sido en las escuelas del sur de Dallas. Si hay alguien que puede decir que Dallas ISD es su hogar, es Garrett-Jones, exdirectora de Charles Rice Learning Center, quien ahora está al frente de Paul L. Dunbar Learning Center. Creció en la comunidad de Bonton en el sur…

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There are three different Dallas ISD 2021-2022 school year calendars. The majority of campuses will have a base calendar, where school starts Aug. 16 and ends May 27. See the base calendar here. Forty-one schools will have an intersession calendar, where school starts Aug. 9 and ends June 23. This creates time for five additional intersession weeks spread throughout the year. Not all students will be asked to attend the extra intersession weeks. Click here to see the list of schools adopting the intersession calendar, and click here to see the intersession calendar. Five schools–Maple Lawn Elementary, H.I. Holland Elementary…

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Dallas ISD está registrando a estudiantes de prekínder para el año escolar 2021-2022. En mayo, se realizarán cinco eventos de 10 a.m. a 2 p.m. en varias escuelas del distrito con el fin de brindar ayuda en persona para que las familias completen la inscripción en línea. Para cursar prekínder, su hijo debe haber cumplido 3 o 4 años para el 1 de septiembre. Los estudiantes nuevos y de reingreso que sean inscritos durante los eventos recibirán una mochila con útiles gratis. Al llegar, las familias permanecerán en sus autos mientras circulen por carriles designados para recibir ayuda en inglés…

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Dallas ISD is now registering pre-k students for the 2021-2022 school year. To help families with face-to-face support completing the online registration, drive-thru enrollment events will take place every Saturday during May, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., in several schools throughout the district. To enroll in pre-k a child must be 3-or 4-years old by September 1. All new and returning students enrolling to pre-k during these events will receive a free backpack and school supplies. Families will stay in their cars as while driving through the enrollment lanes and receive help to complete the online registration, in English…

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Esta semana de agradecimiento a los voluntarios es el momento perfecto para que Dallas ISD agradezca el apoyo que nos han brindado personas y organizaciones, ya sea agencias, empresas, grupos de educación pública, privada y universitaria, grupos religiosos, y asociaciones de padres y maestros. Gracias a su generosidad, los 150,000 estudiantes del distrito han recibido donaciones de uniformes y disfrutado de experiencias únicas de aprendizaje, han participado en deportes y cursos de preparación para la universidad, entre otras actividades. Aunque la pandemia COVID-19 del año pasado impuso estrictos límites a la participación de los voluntarios, lo que resultó en una…

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MealViewer offers peace of mind for your family! Our newest family app for school meals is now available and offers allergen alerts.  Once you create your student profile, the allergen feature will automatically generate alerts to parents and students notifying them when an allergen is present on the menu. This cuts down on uncertainty and potentially dangerous situations for your student(s). It’s as easy as 1-2-3.  Complete your profile today! Visit MealViewer today at  https://schools.mealviewer.com/district/dallasisdtx Remember, parents must submit a Dietary Request Form for each student for approved modifications to their student’s school meals. Download the Dietary Request Form at…

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This volunteer appreciation week is the perfect time for Dallas ISD to say thank you to individuals and organizations of all stripes—agencies, businesses, public, private and higher education, faith-based, PTAs and parent organizations—who have stepped up to aid us in a year like no other. Thanks to your generosity, the district’s 150,000 students have received support ranging from uniforms and unique learning experiences to sports and higher education opportunities. Although the COVID-19 pandemic placed severe limits on volunteer involvement over the past year—resulting in scaled-back activities and drastic drops of in-person support, many of our volunteers and partners persisted in…

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A graduate from the School for the Talented and Gifted has been named a 2021 Truman Scholar, the premiere graduate scholarship for aspiring public service leaders in the United States. Tatyana Brown is one of 62 exceptional college students from 51 U.S. colleges and universities selected as 2021 Truman Scholars. Truman Scholars demonstrate outstanding leadership potential, a commitment to a career in government or the nonprofit sector, and academic excellence. Each Truman Scholar receives funding for graduate studies, leadership training, career counseling, and special internship and fellowship opportunities within the federal government. The 62 new Truman Scholars were selected from…

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Un total de 41 escuelas implementarán el calendario con sesiones adicionales, el cual prolonga el año escolar ya que comenzará a principios de agosto y terminará a finales de junio. A continuación están las respuestas a algunas de las preguntas más frecuentes sobre el calendario con sesiones adicionales. ¿Por qué prolongarán el año escolar algunas escuelas? Los datos muestran que la pandemia ha afectado significativamente el aprendizaje de los estudiantes. El incremento al tiempo educativo es parte de una estrategia que Dallas ISD pondrá en práctica para mitigar la pérdida de aprendizaje. ¿Qué es el calendario con sesiones adicionales? El…

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