The latest news from Dripping Springs ISD
WEEK OF AUGUST 15, 2022
DSISD ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR ADVISORY COMMITTEES
The application window for DSISD Advisory Committees is open until Friday, Sept. 2. Parents and community members who would like to serve on a committee are invited to visit dsisdtx.us/committees to learn more and apply.
NEW TIGER TIP LINE LAUNCHED
As part of Dripping Springs ISD’s commitment to student safety and mental health, beginning in Fall 2022 we are launching an anonymous reporting program, which will allow students and parents to make anonymous reports about concerns about safety or student wellness. Our program is student-focused, as opposed to crime-focused, meaning it is a tool for alerting caring adults about students who need help—not snitching. This is part of our continuous effort to increase campus and student safety, and provide students with a safe, completely anonymous outlet to share concerns.
Students can use our new P3 Campus app to report: bullying, suicide concerns, depression, sexting, stealing, threats, cutting, abuse, dating and domestic violence, fights, drugs, alcohol, weapons, or other types of dangerous situations that threaten their safety or the safety of others. Their reports will be addressed by a trained team of school officials and law enforcement, when necessary.
When you or your student have a concern, you can go to P3Campus.com on your computer, tablet, or laptop -- or you can download the free P3 Campus mobile app -- and make a 100% anonymous report in less than five minutes. The link is also available on the district website at dsisdtx.us/tipline. The new P3 Campus tool replaces the former version of the Tiger Tip Line that was powered through Blackboard.
DSISD EARNS TOP ACCOUNTABILITY RATING FROM TEA
On Monday, August 15, the Texas Education Agency (TEA) released its 2022 accountability ratings for districts and campuses across the state, the first ratings to be issued since 2019 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Dripping Springs ISD saw high marks across the board with an overall A rating and a numerical score of 93, improving by two points from its 2019 rating. DSISD was one of 396 districts in the state (33%) to receive an A rating.
Five of DSISD’s eight campuses earned A ratings compared to just two schools in 2019: Cypress Springs Elementary, Rooster Springs Elementary, Sycamore Springs Elementary, Walnut Springs Elementary and Sycamore Springs Middle School. Just 28 percent of Texas campuses earned the highest rating.
Dripping Springs Elementary (87 out of 100 points), Dripping Springs Middle School (89 out of 100 points) and Dripping Springs High School (89 out of 100 points) were among 46 percent of schools that earned a B rating.
Both Cypress Springs Elementary and Rooster Springs Elementary also earned distinction designations for exceptional achievement in Comparative Closing the Gaps for scoring in the top 25 percent within their campus comparison group.
Read more here.