Library Resources Now Available
DeSoto ISD Librarians have compiled a body of resources for staff, students and families. Find out what’s new in DeSoto ISD Libraries here: https://www.smore.com/drp8
School Board Meeting Information
The DeSoto ISD School Board held a special called meeting on Monday, March 30, 2020 at 5:30 PM, and unanimously approved the resolution to move the School Board Election from May 2 to November 3. ( View the Board Notes )
Teaching & Learning
The week of March 30, 2020 is an intensive professional learning and planning week for our DeSoto Eagles staff. 

For students, the learning plans for the week of March 30, 2020 are available on our DeSoto ISD Distance Learning webpage . Students and families with questions should contact their child’s teachers directly.
Technology
Device Distribution Continues:  Elementary  device distribution will take place on Wednesday, April 1 from 1 PM - 4 PM at different locations, depending on schools. Families/students prioritized for device distribution will receive a personalized email and code tomorrow, along with specific directions on where to pick up their device. 
Child Nutrition
We have been happy to provide meals to children in the DeSoto ISD community and on April 1, we are expanding our meal service locations. In addition to opening more meal distribution sites, the food service governing agencies have relaxed the rule that students must be present to receive meals.

Students no longer have to be present with a parent during meal distribution if the parent can provide any of the following verification methods to staff at the distribution site:

  • Official letter/email/electronic school application from school listing children enrolled
  • Individual student report cards
  • Attendance record from parent portal of the school website, printed or electronic, that includes the name(s) of the child(ren)
  • Birth certificates for children not in school
  • Student ID cards 

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. Free meals for children 18 and under will be served at:
 
  • DeSoto High School - Freshman Side
  • Cockrell Hill Elementary School (Starts April 1)
  • Frank D. Moates Elementary 
  • The Meadows Elementary
  • Ruby Young Elementary School (Starts April 1)
  • Woodridge Elementary (Starts April 1)
  • Amber Terrace DDC - Food Truck
 
Meals will be served from
9:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.
Monday- Friday
 
Breakfast: 9:00 a.m.- 11:00 a.m.
Lunch: 11:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Communications
Community/Students Spotlight: Let us know how you, your family or students are working together to help learning continue, ensure safety and wellness, teaching differently and learning differently. Show us your new approach to creating community, implementing teacher and student engagement at Info@DeSotoISD.org .
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