On behalf of our entire district, we want to thank each and every one of you for your patience, flexibility, understanding and support during this most challenging and unique school year. We started the school year according to schedule on August 13, 2020, and we ended it on schedule on May 20, 2021. Amazing though it may seem, we never missed a single day of school because of COVID. So many obstacles, challenges and changes came our way during those long months between August and May, but because of you and your steadfast support, we were able to overcome each and every one of them. We could never have made it to the finish line without you. Completing a school year unlike any of us could have ever imagined required the constant help and support of all stakeholders, including our parents and families as well as our teachers, staff and community members. We are so very proud of all of you and everything you have helped us accomplish. In typical Denison fashion, you rose with us to meet and exceed the challenges,
and for that you have our deepest appreciation and respect.
Together…WE ARE DENISON!
A special thanks to our Denison ISD families…
Dr. Henry Scott
Superintendent, Denison ISD
Dr. David Kirkbride
Assistant Superintendent, Denison ISD
WE NEED YOUR HELP!
In 2020 and 2021, Congress passed three stimulus bills that provided nearly $190.5 billion to the Elementary and Secondary Emergency Education Relief (ESSER) Fund. The American Rescue Plan Act, passed on March 11, 2021, provided $122.7 billion in supplemental ESSER funding, known as the ESSER III fund. The purpose of ESSER funds, in general, is to award money to local educational agencies to address the impact that COVID-19 has had, and continues to have, on elementary and secondary schools. Denison ISD will be completing an application to receive $5,512,868 in ESSER III funds.
This survey is a means to engage in meaningful consultation with you, our stakeholders, to provide input in the development of our plan to use these funds. Please submit any feedback via our Stakeholder Engagement Survey by June 11, 2021, to be reviewed for inclusion into the Denison ISD’s ESSER III application.
P-EBT Hotline for Families
Denison ISD students received meals at no cost through Community Eligibility Provision THROUGH 6TH GRADE. Families who have children certified for free or reduced-price meals, or attended a school defined as a Community Eligibility Provision school and received meals at no cost (during the 2020-2021 school year but did not receive SNAP benefits will need to apply. To ensure timely and accurate issuance of benefits, a Social Security number or School Identification Number must be submitted for each child in public school on the application. The application will be open from June 2 to August 13, and applications will be processed in the order they are received. After completing the application, families eligible for a benefit amount will receive benefits on a new P-EBT Card in the mail.
To apply, go to yourtexasbenefits.com/Learn/PEBT (application link is case-sensitive). The application opens June 2. Deadline to apply is Aug. 13, 2021
DENISON ISD: SERVING UP GOOD NUTRITION FOR LOCAL CHILDREN THIS SUMMER.
This summer, Denison ISD will connect children 18 and younger and enrolled student with disabilities up to 21 years old with healthy, no cost summer meals. The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) is a U.S. Department of Agriculture nutrition program administered in the Lone Star State by the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA). For the children who rely on school meals during the academic year, these meals offer a source of good nutrition when school is out for the long summer vacation.
Denison ISD will kick-off the Summer Feeding Program FREE Grab-N-Go meals at the following sites beginning May 24, 2021:
Lamar Elementary ~ front of the building
Scott Middle School ~ behind the building
BMcDaniel Intermediate School ~ at the bus loading area
Denison High School ~ South parking lot by indoor sports facility
DISD vehicles will be delivering to the following sites:
Denison Housing Authority
Denison Housing Authority Tower Lane
El Dorado Mobile Home Estates
Grayson County Shelter
Heritage Lakeview Apartments
Parkdale Villas Apartments
Sharon Circle Mobile Home Park
Denison ISD is one of the is one of the nonprofit organizations partnering with TDA to serve meals across Texas. Families are encouraged to use these three tools to find a meal site anywhere in the state:
Call 2-1-1 to speak to a live operator
Visit for an interactive site locator map
Text FOODTX or COMIDA to 877-877
DENISON ALUMNI ASSOCIATION
Denison High School
Digital Billboard Project
The DHS Alumni Association and Ricky Bates (Class of ’76 and Sign Machine owner) have joined forces to replace the DHS old billboard with a state-of-the-art digital billboard through the sale of commemorative bricks that will be incorporated into the base of the board.
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SAVING FOR COLLEGE IN TEXAS
If college is part of your child’s future, we’ve got a plan to help save for it. The Texas Tuition Promise Fund® allows you to lock in current undergraduate tuition rates and schoolwide required fees at Texas public colleges and universities, excluding medical and dental institutions. Tuition units purchased in the plan may be used for all or a portion of these costs,
and our flexible payment options fit almost any budget.
It’s easy to open a Texas Tuition Promise Fund account.
And, the sooner you start, the more affordable a college education could be.
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Denison ISD Announces
Free Meals for All Students
Beginning Monday, 9-14-20 and continuing through the end of the school year, the Texas Department of Agriculture is allowing Denison ISD to serve free meals to ALL students AND free community meals to anyone under the age of 19 in the community.
MEALS FOR VIRTUAL LEARNERS
Breakfast and lunch meals will be available for virtual students for pickup daily from 10:00-11:00 a.m. ONLY at Hyde Park (North entrance) and Scott Middle School (bus loading area) – not at any other campus. Breakfast and/or lunch meals will be picked up at the same time so parents don’t have to come twice for meal pick up. Food Service will notify parents to which campus is closest for them to pick up meals.
All children 19-years of age and younger who are not currently in school will need to be present in the vehicle when picking up the free community meals. Virtual do not need to be present when meals are picked up.