Planning Ahead

By Bruce Felps

Dallas ISD recently released its general start-and-end times schedule for the next school year, which convenes Aug. 22, so parents and students can start preparing for the changes.

Full day prekindergarten for 2011-12 classes run from 8:15 a.m.-3:15 p.m., while half-day prekindergarten breaks into 8:15-11:15 a.m., and 12:15-3:15 p.m.

Elementary schools shift to 8:15 a.m.-3:15 p.m., middle schools go to 8:45 a.m.-3:45 p.m., and high schools ring in at 9 a.m. and ring out at 4 p.m., then they shake it all about.

Vanguard schools, grades four-six, remain in session from 8:15 a.m.-3:15 p.m., and academies run from 8:45 a.m.-3:45 p.m.

The George Bannerman and Harry Stone Montessori schools also run from 8:15 a.m.-3:15 p.m.

Magnets Irma Rangel, Skyline, and Townview go from 9:15 a.m.-4:15 p.m., and Booker T. clocks in at 9 a.m. and clocks out at 4 p.m.

Plan accordingly.

Now, moving into Lakewood as it applies to Lakewood Elementary School, the Meet the Teacher schedule takes place as follows:

  • First and fifth grades, 6 p.m., Aug. 15, in the designated classrooms and auditorium, respectively;
  • Second and fourth grades, 6 p.m., Aug. 16, in the designated classrooms and auditorium, respectively;
  • Third grade, 6 p.m., Aug. 17, in the auditorium, and;
  • Kindergarten, 6 p.m., Aug. 18, in the auditorium.

Man, the 2010-11 school year is out for only about 20 minutes before we’re talking about next year.


  1. Dr Chipotle

    Is this posted on the DISD website somewhere?

  2. bfelps

    yes it is. you can find it here —

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