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Dallas ISD invests $20 million to ensure every student has access to technology needed for virtual learning


A $20 million investment by Dallas ISD will allow the district to deploy iPads to approximately 46,000 students in pre-K through 2nd grade and Chromebooks for 14,000 students in grades 3–5 prior to the start of school on Sept. 8. The Dallas ISD Technology Department will host drive-up technology deployment events at each elementary school campus in the weeks leading up to the start of school (see the schedule of deployment events for every elementary school). Parents will receive a backpack of supplies for each student. Inside that backpack will be the assigned computing device, charger, earbuds, a mobile Internet…

After serving more than 9 million meals, Dallas ISD extends bulk grab-and-go meal pickup service through Aug. 27


Dallas ISD has extended the bulk grab-and-go meal pickup service through Aug. 27. Meals for seven days will be provided at more than for 40 schools for all students on Aug. 6, Aug. 13, Aug. 20 and Aug. 27. Go here to see a list of participating schools. Please note: On Aug. 6, W.E. Greiner Exploratory Arts Academy and E.B. Comstock Middle School will not be offering meal pickup service. Dallas ISD is finalizing food service plans for when school resumes on Sept. 8, and details on the plans will be released soon. Since school buildings unexpectedly closed in March…

Mayor’s Back to School Fair to happen Aug. 20 and Aug. 21


Mayor Eric Johnson announced that the 24th annual Dallas Mayor’s Back to School Fair will take place Aug. 20 and Aug. 21. The fair has traditionally served as a time-saving, one-stop shop that offers school supplies and a wealth of information and community resources. This year, the fair will look different and will not provide the same resource offerings because of the need to practice social distancing and limit potential exposure to COVID-19. But families will still be able to receive necessary supplies and resources they need ahead of the upcoming school year. For those without a car, the fair…

Dallas ISD Board of Trustees approves changes to school year calendar


During the July 23 called board meeting, the Dallas Independent School District’s Board of Trustees approved several changes to the 2020-21 school year calendar. The approved changes to the calendar, which you can see here, are: The first day of school moves from Aug. 17 to Sept. 8. The last day of school moves from May 27, 2021, to June 18, 2021 Previously planned holidays in October are removed due to the cancellation of the State Fair. Tuesday, November 3, 2020, is added as a holiday. Grading periods are increased from six-week to nine-week periods. The COVID-19 threat closer to…

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