Dallas County Shelter in Place FAQ Now Available
Dallas County Shelter in Place FAQs:  English | Spanish
District Meal Service Info
Dallas County residents are to shelter in place and not enter the general public for non-essential needs. Since food is still considered an essential need, DeSoto ISD campuses are continuing distribution of grab and go meals. The packaged meals will be distributed in a drive-thru fashion, so no one will need to exit their personal vehicles, but all participating children must be present, or in the vehicle. Children do not have to be a student at the campus to qualify for the meal. Meals are served by door access, sometimes on the side of the building so keep an eye out for tables set up outside.

We continue to evaluate the possibility of remote delivery and will report once a decision is made.
Teaching & Learning
  • Plans related to grading practices are in the process of being finalized and will be distributed to staff upon completion
  • Progressed in the development of the instructional plans for Week 3 & beyond
  • Plans are now available in English and Spanish
  • SpEd Plan, Schoology training both scheduled for relevant groups 
  • COVID-19 Grading Committee is progressing regarding recommended guidelines 
Student Support Services
  • Special Education finalized all processes to deliver direct services such as speech, occupational therapy, and others to students. Staff members have already begun to reach out and schedule these meetings
  • 504 expectations and information to go out to parents today
  • Counselors met to define the process and questions for wellness check-ins
  • Counselors attended ASCA call that provided guidance for virtual counseling
  • Student wellness resources are being prepared for distribution
  • K-12 Wellness Checks: Reviewed guidance with principals so that teachers may appropriately refer students who need added support
  • Facilitating medication pick-up for parents/students
  • Summer programming team met to create, review and identify summer opportunities for students
RED/Technology
  • Direct all questions regarding tech help and assistance to HelpDesk@DeSotoISD.org 
  • Device Distribution Update: Given the unprecedented requests for devices and new guidance from the county regarding the shelter-in-place expectations, DeSoto ISD is altering device distribution for families. We’ve had numerous device requests from families who have device/internet access, but wish to have another device to make accessing work more manageable. Unfortunately, DeSoto ISD does not have enough devices to ensure that every student who requests a device receives a device and, therefore, we will be working to prioritize devices for families and students with no access to any devices. Additionally, the DeSoto ISD Distance Learning Plan will continue to contain learning options for students and families who do not have any device/internet access. 
  • If a student/family has *NO* devices at all, they should fill out THIS FORM. Students/families who have submitted this form already will receive communication about device prioritization, including directions for pick-up, this week. In the meantime, students/families without device access should continue to follow the “I do not have a device” distance learning schedule.
  • Technology Help Desk: The DeSoto ISD Technology Department is operating a Technology Help Desk every weekday. If you have any technology issues and would like help, please email HelpDesk@desotoisd.org with a short description of the problem and a phone number to contact you. Our technologists will respond to you within one business day via email or phone. Oftentimes, our technologists can even get to them much quicker than a day, it just depends on the volume of requests.
Communications
We are continuing to monitor and respond to inquiries on the Info@DeSotoISD.org account, social media and other means.
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