Greetings, Dallas ISD students and families. As we step into March, I’d like to take a moment to reflect on how far we have come since the COVID-19 health crisis, which we are all still facing, began one year ago. The strength, resilience and adaptability of the Dallas ISD community have been exceptional, despite events that continue to challenge us beyond anything we have experienced before. 

February’s deep freeze across Texas has had a devastating impact on many of our families and neighbors. Seeing how this community has come together to help each other is simply inspiring.  

Though more than 100 Dallas ISD schools sustained some sort of damage, I’m incredibly thankful to our outstanding maintenance and facility workers who have tirelessly worked around the clock to repair our schools and ensure that our students can safely resume instruction. 

If you’re interested in supporting students and families in recovering from the recent winter storm, please consider supporting the district’s gift card donations to impacted families. For more information on how you can help, visit the Dallas ISD Volunteer and Partnership home page. 

Walnut Hill Elementary recognized for exceptional language programs

America’s Language Working Group added Walnut Hill Elementary School to its Guide to Exemplary Programs & Practices in U.S. Language Education, which identifies exemplary programs that support language education and increase access to more effective learning.

Walnut Hill teaches Mandarin Chinese to all of its students and offers programs to develop bilingualism and biliteracy in English and in Spanish through their Two-Way Dual Language programs. Moreover, the campus is on track to becoming a Dallas ISD Transformation School with a focus on international leadership.

Dallas ISD Evening Academy 

Evening Academy is one among many options Dallas ISD provides to help students continue their path toward high school graduation. We understand that many of our students might not have the time to take on a regular school schedule, but we want to assure them that pursuing an education is still possible as long as they are willing to put in the work to keep progressing. Students who are interested in enrolling in Evening Academy should contact their high school counselors.


Dallas ISD Trustee
Edwin Flores, District 1