DeSoto ISD Frequently Asked Questions
Updated June 3, 2011
Can I transfer my child to another school within the district?
Per board policy, students are expected to attend the campus as designated by the attendance zone. Currently approved transfers may continue until the last grade completed, but a new Transfer Request Form must be completed each year. New transfer requests are limited to extenuating documented cases. Transfer Request Forms may be picked up and turned in at the Instructional Support Center (200 E. Belt Line Rd.) during the designated time each spring. For more information, check www.desotoisd.org or call 972 223-6666 ext. 214.
Does your district offer a Pre-Kindergarten program?
Yes. A child must be age 4 on or before September 1 of the school year in which he/she enrolls. Pre-Kindergarten is a government funded program for disadvantaged families. To qualify, a family qualifies for the free or reduced meal program; or, English is not the primary language spoken in the home. Prekindergarten is available in the morning from 8 - 11:15 a.m. and the afternoons from 12 - 3:15 p.m. For an application for the free or reduced meal program, check with your campus or call or visit the DeSoto ISD Child Nutrition Office, 972-230-4780, 200 W. Parkerville Road, DeSoto, Texas 75115.
Does DeSoto ISD have a uniform dress policy?
Yes, for all grade levels and all campuses. In general, students must wear white, forest green, gold or black tops and khaki, black or DeSoto plaid bottoms. For a complete policy overview visit the Web site at www.desotoisd.org under For Parents and Newcomers.
How do I qualify for assistance with school clothing?
Due to budget constraints, DeSoto ISD no longer offers clothing assistance.
What are the school start and dismissal times for 2011-12?
||K to 5th grade
||8:00 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.
||6th to 8th grade
||8:00 a.m. – 3:45 p.m.
||7:30 a.m. – 2:54 p.m.
||10th to 12th grade
||7:30 a.m. – 2:50 p.m.
Prekindergarten is available in the morning from 8 - 11:15 a.m. and the afternoons from 12 - 3:15 p.m.
In order to ensure your child’s safety before and after school, we ask that students be dropped off in the morning no earlier than allowed times:
Elementary Schools - 7:30 a.m.
Middle Schools - 7:30 a.m.
Freshman Campus - 7:05 a.m.
High School - 7:00 a.m.
Pick-up for students must be arranged for the time that school dismisses. Supervision of students is not provided before or after these times.
Can I check my child’s lunch account on-line?
Yes. Go to the Child Nutrition Web page at http://www2.desotoisd.org/Home/Lunch/tabid/418/Default.aspx and click on the Lunch Money Now link to find information on account balances and to deposit money into accounts.
Where can I find the contact information for each campus?
Each campus has a Web page that is accessible from the district home page. See the gold navigation menu on the left side of the page and when you scroll over Campuses a list of all campuses will appear. Principal, teacher, and staff contact information is available on each campus page. The campus address, phone number, and fax number is located at the bottom of each campus home page.
How do I enroll my child for school in DeSoto ISD?
Please bring the following information for each child:
- Birth Certificate
- Social Security Card
- Immunization Records
- Proof of Residency – parent must show a current Texas driver’s license or Texas ID card and current gas, electric or utility receipt and a signed affidavit of residency (forms available at each school)
- Report cards (if applicable)
A complete explanation of the enrollment procedures is available on the district Web site at www.desotoisd.org under For Parents and Newcomers.