This slideshow requires JavaScript.

Update (Aug. 17, 2022): Dan D. Rogers Elementary has been added to the list. 

Classes begin today for most Dallas ISD schools, including many in East Dallas.

That goes for both Woodrow Wilson High School and Bryan Adams High School. Woodrow students are beginning the year with a new principal, athletic director/head football coach and several other faculty and staff members.

J.L. Long’s former principal, Chandra Hooper-Barnett, is taking the lead at Woodrow but will continue assisting the middle school during the transition.

Geneva Heights Elementary School students are starting their year at a different campus — the former Jill Stone — while the campus in Lower Greenville is under construction.

The following schools in our neighborhood also begin classes today: Mockingbird Elementary, Lakewood Elementary, Casa View Elementary, Alex Sanger Preparatory School, Solar Preparatory School for Girls, Solar Preparatory School for Boys, Reinhardt Elementary, Eduardo Mata Montessori, George W. Truett Elementary, Victor H. Hexter Elementary, William Lipscomb Elementary, Martha Turner Reilly Elementary, S.S. Conner Elementary, Dan D. Rogers Elementary and Robert T. Hill Middle School.

W.H. Gaston Middle School and Mount Auburn STEAM Academy began classes Aug. 8 under the intersession calendar. This calendar option, which is in effect at 41 campuses, allows for five additional intersession weeks spread throughout the year.

Five schools in the district began classes Aug. 1 under the school day redesign calendars. The intersession and school day redesign calendars were adopted in 2021 by the Dallas ISD Board of Trustees as a way to “ensure the pandemic doesn’t have a long-lasting negative impact on student learning.”

This school year marks the first for Dallas ISD to be led by Stephanie Elizalde, the new superintendent. Recently, she spoke to the media about school safety, and the district announced a requirement for middle- and high-school students to use clear or mesh backpacks this year as “one of several steps in the district’s comprehensive plan to better ensure student and staff safety.” The safety plan was also presented to the board of trustees.

Watch a welcome video from Elizalde below.