DSISD enrollment starts July 28

Dripping Springs ISD’s annual enrollment verification process for all students begins Wednesday, July 28, 2021. According to state law, this process must be completed each year for all students. The enrollment process includes those who have been enrolled in DSISD previously and those who are new to the district and previously completed registration.

As of June 2021, the school district is expecting 8,031 projected students. Dripping Springs ISD reported 7,173 students in the 2019-2020 school year. Several schools were at capacity during the last school year, so having parents register is important to the district.

Last year, Rooster Springs Elementary and Sycamore Springs Middle School were at capacity, at 105% and 108% respectively. Schools max out at 120%, so knowing how many students will be in what grades allows the district to plan ahead.

The school district will be opening Cypress Springs Elementary on Darden Hill Road in August 2021. In order to deal with the influx of traffic in that area, Hays County commissioners last week approved a 4-way stop at the intersection of Darden Hill Road, Sawyer Ranch Road and the entrance of the new elementary school.

To help with the enrollment process, parents will receive a reminder e-mail with log-in information a few days before the enrollment verification window opens. Family Access logins are used to begin this process; those who don’t have a login or cannot remember their password should follow directions in the reminder e-mail. Family information will carry over among siblings, but some acknowledgements must be made separately for each child.

For secondary students, annual enrollment verification is not the same as course selection, which students should have completed in the spring.

Parents are asked to complete enrollment verification for each child in the family as soon as possible; this process should be completed before the first day of school (Aug. 17) to allow the campus to confirm classroom assignments in a timely manner.

Parents who have problems with the on-line process should contact their child’s campus and ask for the Family Access contact/Student Records Specialist. Computers are available at campuses for those who do not have one available at home.

Enrollment verification forms include:  confirmation of student data and contact information, parental consent form, health record information, acknowledgement of Student Code of Conduct/Student Handbook, student transportation information, and more. Some campuses require additional forms, such as the parking permit request at the high school.

One step in the process allows parents the opportunity to customize how they will receive notifications from the district (Step 3). This step will include a link directing parents to the Blackboard website, where they may indicate how they would like to receive district time-sensitive notifications; as a default, messages are sent using all available methods. Blackboard uses the same login as Family Access. Schools and the district office typically email routine messages and news. 

Dripping Springs ISD reported 7,173 students in the 2019-2020 school year.

The school district will be opening Cypress Springs Elementary on Darden Hill Road. In order to deal with the influx of traffic in the area, Hays County commissioners last week approved a 4-way stop in the area at the intersection of Darden Hill Road, Sawyer Ranch Road and the entrance of the new elementary school.

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