Back to School in 2005 Classes Begin August 15

New this year Parent Hotline: Call (972) 925-KIDS or (972) 925-5437 to get information about which school your child will attend, bus routes, applications for free and reduced-price lunches, immunization requirements, school locations, school hours, and other school-related concerns. Hotline operation hours: August 15 and 16: 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. , August 17-19: 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m

Student Uniforms: Uniforms are required for elementary and middle school students. Check with your local school for any approved variations of the standard dress.

School supplies list

School hours:

All kindergarten students will attend classes 8 a.m.-noon, August 15-19, 2005, due to early release. See below for normal school hours.

Half-day prekindergarten classes : 8 a.m.-11:30 a.m. or 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m., starting August 22, 2005.

Full-day prekindergarten classes : 8 a.m.-3 p.m., starting August 22, 2005. Elementary Schools : 8 a.m.-3 p.m., Learning Centers : 8 a.m.-3:45 p.m. (prekindergarten through sixth grade), Vanguards: 8:15 a.m.-3:15 p.m. (fourth through sixth grade), Montessori schools : 8:15 a.m.-3:30 p.m. (prekindergarten through eighth grade)

Irma Rangel Young Women’s Leadership School (seventh through ninth grade): 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Middle Schools/Academies : 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., High Schools : 8:45 a.m.-3:45 p.m. , Magnet High Schools : 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts: 8:55 a.m.-4:10 p.m.

Enrolling in the DISD : Required: Birth certificate, immunization records, and proof of residency in the district are required for new students.

New immigrant students who speak a language other than English must enroll at the Margaret and Gilbert Herrera Student Intake Center on the campus of James B. Bonham Elementary School, 2617 N. Henderson. Open Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., beginning August 15. Telephone number: (972) 749-5760.

Summer months office hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Bring birth certificate, immunization records, proof of residency in the district, and report card, if available.

Student transfers: Because the DISD is no longer under court supervision, the minority-to-majority transfer program is available only to students already in the program. Other transfer programs include curriculum, hardship, and school choice.

Under the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, you may request that your child be transferred from a school that has not made adequate yearly progress in student achievement for two consecutive years to a school that has met that standard. The district has selected several schools to which you may transfer your child. For more information, call the Student Transfer Office at (972) 925-3270.

School cafeterias : The DISD offers a choice of breakfast and lunch that meet federal nutrition standards. After-school snacks are offered at certain schools during the school year.

Breakfast and lunch prices for 2005-2006:

Prices: breakfast – 75 cents; lunch – $1.25; after-school snacks – free

Reduced-price meals: breakfast – 30 cents; lunch – 40 cents

Lunch menus

You only need to fill out one meal application for all your children who attend the same or a different DISD school. And you can return the application to the school cafeteria of your choice. Free and reduced-price meal program Your children can receive free school meals if you get food stamps or Temporary Assistance for Needy Families.

Family income could make your children eligible for either free or reduced-price breakfast and lunch. For information, call (214) 932-5500. Food Services Web site

Payment: All cafeterias have an automated point-of-sale system. Parents may prepay or place money in a student’s account.

School attendance zones

Elementary Schools

Middle Schools

High Schools

Directions to schools

Elementary Schools

Middle Schools

High Schools

Magnet Schools

Health Services: School nurses will continue to screen for acanthosis nigricans, a risk factor of insulin resistance and risk factor for developing diabetes. Positive markers for acanthosis nigricans are dark skin pigmentation across the back of the neck and other skin changes. Nurses will do the required screening at the same time they screen students for hearing, vision or spinal problems. See your child’s school nurse if you have any questions or would like more information. DISD Immunization Policies

Principals and Assistant Principals: List of campus administrators by school with addresses and phone numbers. (.pdf format)

School Safety: DISD Police and Security Services

Safety Initiative

Helpful phone numbers:

Crime Hotline: To report suspicious activity, call (214) 932-5622.

Customer Service: To lodge a concern or ask a question about the DISD, call (972) 925-5555. Hours: Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Pupil Accounting: School enrollment and attendance zone information, (972) 925-3645.

Transportation: For bus schedules and routes, call (972) 925-4953 or the school.

Dallas Council of PTAs: For information about the PTA, call: (972) 925-3169 or contact Walter L. Price, president of the Dallas Council of PTAs, at (214) 934-5323 or at

Programs and Services: educational options for students.