Posted by: Ed Darrell | August 11, 2011

Back to school information for August 2011

Back to school information is available at the Dallas ISD website — here’s critical information for all schools, just FYI.

August 22: First day of school
August 29: First day of prekindergarten

Questions and concerns about the start of school?

Call Dallas ISD’s Back-to-School Hotline

(972) 925-5437 (KIDS)
English and Spanish

Aug. 22-23: 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Aug. 24-26: 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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


New schools opening this fall

Eight new Dallas ISD schools are opening this fall.  

Kathlyn Joy Gilliam Collegiate Academy
Gayle Smith, Principal1700 E. Camp Wisdom Rd.
Dallas, TX 75241
(972) 925-1400
Wilmer Hutchins Elementary School
Torey Page, Principal7475 J.J. Lemmon Rd.
Dallas, TX 75241
(972) 925-2600
George Herbert Walker Bush Elementary School
Shavannia Dash, Principal3939 Spring Valley Rd.
Addison, TX 75001
(972) 925-1700
Ebby Halliday Elementary School
Kamalia Cotton, Principal10020 Teagarden
Dallas, TX 75217
(972) 925-1800
Barack Obama Male Leadership Academy
Nakia Douglas, Principal4730 S. Lancaster Rd.
Dallas, TX 75216
(972) 749-2100
Kennedy-Curry Middle School
Regina Rice, Principal6605 Sebring Dr.
Dallas, TX 75241
(972) 925-1600
Wilmer-Hutchins High School
Marion Brooks, Principal5520 Langdon Rd.
Dallas, TX 75241
(972) 925-2900
A. Maceo Smith New Tech High School
Brian Lusk, Principal3030 Stag Rd.
Dallas, TX 75241
(214) 932-7600

New hours for all schools

  • Elementary schools: 8:15 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.
  • Prekindergarten: 8:15 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.
  • Vanguard Schools (4-6): 8:15 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.
  • Montessori schools (PreK-8): 8:15 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.
    • George Bannerman Dealey Montessori
    • Harry Stone Montessori
  • Middle schools: 8:45 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.
  • Academies: 8:45 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.
  • High schools: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Magnet high schools: 9:15 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.
    • Irma Lerma Rangel Young Women’s Leadership School
    • Skyline Career Development Center
    • Townview

Free breakfast in the classroom is available at participating schools

Students will have the opportunity to receive breakfast in their classroom this fall thanks to a program funded by the Walmart Foundation to expand free breakfasts to all students. Approximately 40 Dallas ISD schools have confirmed they will participate in the program that provides students with nutritious breakfast items they can eat together at their desks prior to starting their lessons for the day.

Immigrant and refugee students new to the country

Immigrant and refugee students new to the country will register at their neighborhood school. To find out what school corresponds to the address where the student resides, visit http://www.dallasisd.org/inside_disd/depts/demo/FindSchools.cfm.

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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