COVID Safety Guidelines

As DeSoto ISD opens the 2021-2022 school year, the district encourages families to proactively participate in protecting the health and safety of students and staff.

As the COVID-19 science and data continues to evolve, changes to safety regulations are under constant review by the DeSoto ISD COVID-19 Task Force. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the American Academy of Pediatrics recommend that all individuals over the age of two wear masks regardless of vaccination status.

On Wednesday, Aug 10, Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins issued an order mandating the use of masks for students, staff and visitors for schools in Dallas County which includes DeSoto ISD. Therefore, DeSoto ISD will require all students, parents, staff and visitors to wear masks while inside district campuses, facilities, and events.

For your safety and that of our school community, please do your part to keep everyone safe by continuing to monitor your health and wellness, wash hands frequently and wipe down surfaces and high-touch areas in shared spaces.

Parents and staff are encouraged to create a personal safety kit as part of your back-to-school supplies which may include a personal water bottle, masks, hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes for desks, chairs, computers and writing utensils.

We thank you for working alongside DeSoto ISD to stop the spread of COVID-19.  The District is hopeful for as normal a school year as possible and looks forward to welcoming our students and staff back for another great year of learning in DeSoto ISD.

For more information, contact DeSoto ISD Student Student Services.