Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

DeSoto ISD Frequently Asked Questions  

What are the school start and dismissal times?

Early Childhood Academy Pre-K 7:45 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Elementary Schools K to 5 th grade 8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Middle Schools 6 th to 8 th grade 8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
High School 9 th to 12 th grade 7:30 a.m. – 2:50 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.
  • 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.

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)

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, call 972 223-6666 ext. 214.

Does DeSoto ISD have a uniform dress policy?

Student attire in the DeSoto Independent School District is meant to promote a positive, professional learning environment where the focus is on instruction and not on clothing. In following the established guidelines, campus principals will have complete judgement on matters concerning interpretation of the dress guidelines. Students who persistently violate these guidelines will be held accountable following the DeSoto ISD Student Code of Conduct. 

Click here for more information about the Dresscode Policy

Can I check my child’s lunch account online?
Yes! Please visit our Child Nutrition Web page and scroll to the "Lunch Money Now Online System for Parents" 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 homepage. Principal, teacher, and staff contact information is available on each campus page. The campus address, phone number, and fax number is located on each campus homepage.