Duncanville ISD Back to School Briefs

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Countdown to Classes
The first day of the 2012-2013 school year is Monday, August 27, 2012. We hope everyone has an enjoyable and relaxing summer.

Hot Off the Press

Download a printable copy of the 2012-2013 Academic Calendar and post on your refrigerator door.
The Board of Trustees approved next year’s calendar earlier this spring, and we’ve formatted it to look great and help keep everyone on track for a successful school year. The calendar includes important dates for Meet the Teacher Nights – mark your calendars now:

  • August 23 – Elementary Meet the Teacher (grades PK-4; bring supplies)
  • August 30 – Intermediate Meet the Teacher (grades 5-6)
  • September 6 – Middle School Meet the Teacher (grades 7-8)
  • September 13 – Duncanville HS & PACE Meet the Teacher (grades 9-12)


Start of School for Elementary and Intermediate Families Will Look Different
For the first time, parents of elementary and intermediate students will need to visit the campus to complete a document review session prior to the first day of school. This process is similar to the onsite registrations held for middle and high school students in past years. The document review session will enable families to provide an original utility bill and copy of a valid ID with matching addresses.


Parents of elementary students should be aware that students must be in attendance on the first day of school to secure a place at their home campus. Students not in attendance on the first day of school will be considered “no shows” and could be transferred to a different campus due to space requirements.

Immunization Requirements
Is your child ready for the new school year with up-to-date immunizations?  Find a list of immunization requirements from the Texas Department of State Health ServicesHERE. Immunizations are an important part of protecting your child’s health, and state law requires students in Texas schools to be immunized against certain vaccine-preventable diseases.

We encourage you to get the required vaccines at the earliest possible time to avoid the back-to-school immunization rush at area clinics. CLICK HERE for a list of area Dallas County Health and Human Services clinics that provide free or reduced cost immunization shots for uninsured children.

Please remember that students without the proper documentation of required vaccinations or a valid exemption will not be allowed to attend school. Also remember that all immunization records must be signed by a doctor, public health clinic, or World Health Organization.