The latest news from Dripping Springs ISD
WEEK OF MAY 9, 2022
DSISD IS HIRING CAMP VENTURE COUNSELORS!
STUDENT PHYSICALS BEING OFFERED ON MAY 21
TWO ELECTED TO DSISD BOARD OF TRUSTEES
According to unofficial election results, Olivia Barnard and Tricia Quintero have been elected to three-year terms on the Dripping Springs ISD Board of Trustees in the May 7, 2022 election.
DSISD trustees do not represent places; the two candidates who receive the most votes are elected.
Vote totals were as follows:
Hays County - 2,981 votes (25.66%)
Travis County - 0 votes
2,981 total votes
Hays County - 2,978 votes (25.63%)
Travis County - 1 vote
2,979 total votes
Hays County - 2,912 votes (25.07%)
Travis County - 2 votes
2,914 total votes
Hays County - 2,746 votes (23.64%)
Travis County - 3 votes
2,749 total votes
REMINDER ON STAAR TESTING AND HOUSE BILL 4545
This week and next, elementary and middle school students across the district are completing state-required STAAR testing. As a reminder, Texas House Bill 4545, which was passed in the 87th Regular Legislative Session, requires school districts to complete accelerated instruction practices (tutoring) based on students’ performance on the STAAR test. DSISD wants to make sure our parents understand that interventions are now required for students who neither pass nor complete the STAAR tests.
HB 4545 requires all public school districts in Texas to provide 30 hours of tutoring, or supplemental accelerated instruction, to students in each STAAR-tested subject where they did not perform satisfactorily. Under the law, students who do not test are considered students who have not passed, and schools are required to create an accelerated instruction plan for each of those students. Regardless of a student’s performance in class or other measures, if a student does not complete their STAAR test, they will be required to complete 30 hours of tutoring in each tested subject by the end of the subsequent school year.
Dripping Springs ISD is asking parents to please ensure their students are present on STAAR testing days. STAAR tests will be administered on make-up days to any students absent on the scheduled testing days.
DSISD SPRING 2022 STAAR TESTING DATES
Thursday, May 12
- Grades 3, 5, 7 Reading
Friday, May 13
- Grades 4, 6, 8 Reading
- Grade 5 Science
- Grades 3-8 make-up exams for paper testers
Monday, May 16 – Friday, May 20
- Online make-up exams for Grades 3-8 Math & Reading, Grades 5th & 8th Science, and Grade 8 Social Studies
DSHS SOFTBALL ADVANCES TO REGIONAL QUARTERFINALS
The Dripping Springs High School softball team will face San Antonio McCollum in the regional quarterfinals on Friday, May 13 at 7:00 p.m. at San Marcos High School (2601 Rattler Road). Tickets can be purchased here.