Dallas ISD schools are receiving feedback from families about which calendar option they would prefer to implement for the next two school years.

Many schools have already heard from a large majority of teachers about whether they would like to stay on the base calendar or move to the intersession or school-day redesign calendars. These alternative calendars, which are meant to limit learning loss, were approved by the DISD Board of Trustees in January.

Five elementary schools — Stephen C. Foster, Jack Lowe, Sr., Eladio R. Martinez, Highland Meadows and John F. Peeler — will switch to the intersession calendar. These are the only schools in the district that have selected the option so far.

H.I. Holland Elementary School at Lisbon and Thomas J. Rusk Middle School will switch to the school-day redesign calendar.

As of March 3, 47 schools were leaning toward adopting the intersession calendar, and three schools were leaning toward the school-day redesign. This indicates that less than 25% of teachers would transfer schools if the intersession or school-day redesign calendars is selected.

DISD wants every family at each school to provide feedback. Click here to take the survey if your school is considering the intersession calendar, and click here to take the survey if your school is considering the school-day redesign.

The district published a dashboard that allows families to track the data.

Here is a list of schools leaning toward the intersession calendar in our neighborhoods:

Lake Highlands

  • Jill Stone Elementary School at Vickery Meadow
  • L L Hotchkiss Elementary School
  • Sam Tasby Middle School

Lakewood/East Dallas

  • W H Gaston Middle School

Oak Cliff

  • John F. Peeler Elementary School
  • Felix G Botello Personalized Learning Academy
  • Maria Moreno STEAM Academy

Preston Hollow

  • K.B. Polk Center for Academically Talented and Gifted


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