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Welcome Back To School 2016-2017

August 22: First day of school

New Student Registration:

Online registration for the 2016-2017 school year is now available for new and most returning students at For returning students, parents will have access to pre-filled enrollment applications for their children in Dallas ISD schools by using a unique snapcode that can be obtained at the campus each student will be attending. Students who will be attending choice and magnet schools as well as prekindergarten students will have to register at their schools.

Schools will be open for walk-in registration Monday, Aug. 15, through Thursday, Aug. 18, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. On Tuesday, Aug. 16, and Thursday, Aug. 18, schools will be open until 7 p.m.

Parents should be sure to bring the following:

  • Proof of residency/address (utility bill--gas, electric, water)
  • Parent identification
  • Student birth certificate
  • Student Social Security (if applicable)
  • Immunization Records
  • Last report card/transcript
  • Proof of guardianship (if applicable)

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School hours*

Prekindergarten and Kindergarten 7:55 a.m. to 2:55 p.m.
Elementary Schools and Vanguards 7:55 a.m. to 2:55 p.m.
Middle Schools and Academies, and Montessori 8:35 a.m. to 3:35 p.m.
High Schools, Magnet Schools, and Early Colleges 9:15 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.
ACE elementary schools
(Blanton, Mills, Pease, and Umphrey Lee)
7:55 a.m. to 3:55 p.m.
ACE middle schools
(Dade, Edison, Zumwalt)
8:35 a.m. to 4:35 p.m.
Innovation, Design, Entrepreneurship Academy (IDEA) 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

A. Maceo Smith New Tech High School 9:15 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.
Ann Richards Middle School 8:35 a.m. to 4:10 p.m.
Barack Obama Male Leadership Academy 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Barbara M. Manns Education Center 8:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.
Bryan Adams High School 9 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.
Dr. Wright L. Lassiter Early College High School 9:15 a.m. to 4:55 p.m.
Harry Stone Montessori Academy 7:55 a.m. to 2:55 p.m.
J.L. Long Middle School 8:35 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.
John Leslie Patton Jr. Academic Center 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Kathlyn Joy Gilliam Collegiate Academy 8 a.m. to 3:25 p.m.
LACEY 8:45 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.
Piedmont G.L.O.B.A.L. Academy 8:35 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.
Rosemont Primary 8:15 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.
SCGC 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Solar Preparatory School for Girls at James B. Bonham 8:15 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.
STEAM Middle School at D.A. Hulcy 8:10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Trinidad “Trini” Garza Early College High School 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
W.W. Samuell Early College High School 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Woodrow Wilson High School 9:05 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.
Young Men’s Leadership Academy at Fred F. Florence Middle School 8:35 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.
Young Women’s STEAM Academy at Balch Springs Middle School 8:35 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.

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School Supplies

Here is a suggested school supply list for elementary school students. The school supply list for each school varies. Please contact your child’s school for its list of supplies.

Opening of school for prekindergarten students

As you know, our district has the responsibility of serving eligible children based on the prekindergarten guidelines established by the Texas Education Agency. In order to be eligible for enrollment in a prekindergarten class, a child must be 4 years of age on September 1 of the current school year and:

  1. unable to speak and comprehend the English language; or
  2. educationally disadvantaged; or
  3. homeless; or
  4. a dependent of:
    • an active duty uniformed member of the military
    • a military parent who is missing in action or deceased; or
    • a foster child.

We must make every effort to serve eligible prekindergarten children in a fair and equitable manner. If you need more information, please contact the Early Childhood Education Department at 972-925-6770.

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Questions and concerns about the start of school?

From August 15-19
Call Dallas ISD’s Constituent Phone Line
(972) 925-5555

From Aug. 15-19, parents may call this number to ask questions prior to the first day of school. This number will be staffed from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

From August 22-26
Call Dallas ISD’s Back-to-School Hotline
(972) 925-KIDS (5437)

English and Spanish

Aug. 22 and 23: 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Aug. 24-26: 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Information available to parents will include enrollment, bus routes, immunization requirements, school locations, school hours, and more.

Transportation Services Hotline
(972) 925-4953

Transportation Services will open its Back-to-School Hotline so parents, guardians, school and district staff may call to inquire about routes, pick up times and pick up locations.

Transportation Call Center Dates & Times

  • Aug. 15-19—7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (Monday through Friday)
  • Aug. 20—9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Saturday)
  • Aug. 21—Noon to 6 p.m. (Sunday)
  • Aug. 22-Sept. 2—6:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (Monday through Friday)
  • Sept. 6-9—6:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (Tuesday through Friday)

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Meal information

Dallas Independent School District will provide school meals at no charge to all district students. Learn More

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Immigrant and refugee students new to the country

All immigrant and refugee students new to the district will be registered, oriented, and assessed at the Margaret and Gilbert Herrera Student Intake Center. Visit the Student Intake Center website to learn more.

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School Messenger

The Dallas ISD and all schools use an automated phone message system to communicate with parents and staff about important news. Schools use the system to alert parents to school events, student absences, and other important information. To ensure that they do not miss any announcements from the schools or the district, parents should make sure that their children’s records include current contact information like phone number and address.

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2016-2017 Calendar

For spring break and other important dates, look at the Dallas Independent School District's 2016-2017 calendar.

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Helpful links

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