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Back-to-school preparations begin with ‘a shot in the arm’


In a couple of weeks, expect to see long lines at health clinics across the city as parents make their first stop to get children ready for the new school year with a little shot in the arm. Students enrolling in the Dallas Independent School District for the first time must provide evidence of required immunizations. All immunizations should be completed by students’ first attendance date. For the 2017-2018 school year, which begins Monday, Aug. 28, the Texas Department of State Health Services has the following new immunization requirement: ·       Hepatitis A: Two doses are required for students entering pre-Kindergarten – eighth grade…

Partnership with neighborhood nonprofit brings great summer camp to Dunbar


Dallas ISD has partnered with Frazier Revitalization, a neighborhood-based nonprofit, to bring a successful summer camp to Paul L. Dunbar Learning Center. The six-week camp is focused on Social and Emotional Learning (SEL), a growing priority across Dallas ISD. Students start each camp day discussing a different SEL concept before moving onto activities that require them to talk with and respect each other. The camp also has enrichment activities such as reading, dance, photography and art. “This camp has been a tremendous success,” said Henry Lawson of Frazier Revitalization. “There is such a need in this community for the kids…

Two Dallas ISD musicians receive prestigious scholarships


Fine Arts Chamber Players (FACP) has announced that two recent Dallas ISD graduates are the recipients of the first annual Rogene Russell Scholarship Fund. Quinn Mason, an award-winning composer who graduated from North Dallas High school in 2015, and Kenoly Kadia, a pianist who graduated from David W. Carter High school in 2017, are the scholarship recipients. “I am very honored and grateful to receive this generous gift, as I could not have paid the tuition myself,” said Mason. “I am hoping that this college education will allow me to provide a comfortable living for myself, and allow me to provide for my…

Dallas ISD provides parents back to school information


Dallas Independent School District is providing parents a virtual one-stop-shop with helpful back to school information for the 2017-2018 school year, which starts Monday, Aug. 28. Available in English and Spanish, the 2017-2018 Back-to-School page, includes information such as: ·      School hours ·      Back to School Hotline ·      Online enrollment ·      Bus Routes and Schedules (2017-2018 bus routes and schedules to be available by the week of August 14). ·      School meal information ·      Immunization requirements The Back to School page can be found at In addition, the district reminds parents that pre-registration for the 2017 Mayor’s Back to…

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