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Information for the 2021-22 school year

Please see the bolded topics below for information about the 2021-22 school year. As a reminder, supply lists, registration links and other traditional information is available at

All classes in person for 2021-22 school year, masks optional
Lake Dallas ISD campuses are excited to welcome back students for the first day of school on Thursday, Aug. 12. During the 2021-22 school year, all students will attend classes in person.

Masks remain optional for individuals who desire further protection from COVID-19. Our district will continue to clean schools at the same regular rate as the 2020-21 school year, and hand sanitization stations will remain at schools for cleanliness.

Following a lack of approved legislation from the Texas Legislature and lack of appropriate statewide Texas Education Agency waivers, virtual learning will not be offered at Lake Dallas ISD during the 2021-22 school year.

Breakfast and lunch remains free for all students
As with the 2020-21 school year, breakfast and lunch meals in the cafeteria will remain free for all Lake Dallas ISD students in the 2021-22 school year.

Thanks to federal funding, every Lake Dallas ISD student has the opportunity to receive a breakfast meal and a lunch meal per day at no cost. This applies to regular student meals, and any a la carte items – such as second meals, extra side items, snacks and beverages – retain their regular costs.

Please note that if you previously qualified for free or reduced-cost meals, please continue to apply for the programThis application will open the first week of August. Granted applications benefit both your family and our schools. For students, there are other benefits such as reduced fees on AP exams and 6 hours of free tuition at NCTC. For our schools, additional funding is provided to meet the needs of the population.

Bus transportation to maintain 2-mile radius, registration available soon
Lake Dallas ISD will continue to use the state-required 2-mile transportation radius for bus service in the 2021-22 school year, and registration will soon open for all eligible.

As part of the district transportation plan, students who live 2 or more miles from their zoned campus are eligible to receive bus transportation provided by the district. By using this state-required transportation radius, the vast majority of students may receive district-provided transportation.

Additionally, several areas of the district have received a hazardous route designation because of limited ability to cross roads safely. These students will also receive bus service, even if they live closer than 2 miles from their schools, because of the inability to safely walk to schools. To see a list of hazardous route designations, click here.

Students with special needs may also qualify for district-provided bus service. If your child has special needs, please contact his or her campus administration to determine transportation qualifications.

A form for bus transportation registration will be emailed to families and posted to the district website in the coming weeks.