Hollis T. Dietz Elementary

Dietz Dispatch


Click this link to complete online registration.

If you have forgotten your Skyward Family Access password, please call 972-427-6050 ext. 5703 and someone will assist you.

Please remember that ALL families should complete online registration before getting homeroom teacher information at MEET the TEACHER on Thursday, Aug. 15th.

Our computer lab will be open for those who still need to complete this task.

  • Monday - Friday, 8:30 am - 3:45 pm

THANKS for reviewing and updating the online registration to make sure that we have the most accurate information on your child.

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Lunch Visitors

Please note that we will begin receiving

lunch visitors after Labor Day.

This allows us to establish routines with our staff and students to create a more enjoyable atmosphere for all.

Thanks for understanding.

First Day Procedures--Tue, Aug. 20

Doors open @ 7:40 am; Tardy bell @ 8:15 am

Families may walk their children to class on the first day.

We will follow our regular arrival procedures**

beginning Wednesday, Aug. 21.

**As of Wednesday, Aug.21, students will report directly to the cafeteria to eat breakfast or the gym to await morning assembly.

Hollis T. Dietz Elementary

Building a better future, one child at a time!

Doors open 7:40 am

First bell 8:05 am--Pledges/ announcements

Tardy bell 8:15 am

Dismissal 3:25 pm

Arrival and Dismissal

THANK YOU for your patience, especially at the beginning of the year.


  • ALL* car riders and walkers will enter through the FRONT door each day.

  • Bus riders and bike riders will enter through the gym door.

  • *PM PreK ONLY will be dropped off using the back parking area off Cassinia near the little playground.

Dismissal--Car Riders

  • Please display your child’s name on the card the school provided. If you do not have one with you, you will be asked to check your child out through the front office. Thanks for understanding.

  • Pre-K/Head Start through 2nd grade car pickup: Parents will enter the back parking lot off Cassinia for pickup near the little playground.

  • 3rd-6th grade car pickup: Parents will enter the parking area in front of the building.


  • All escorted students who walk home with a parent, guardian, etc. are picked up at the front left side or east wing of the building (2nd grade blue hall.) The person who will be escorting your child home should display the card the school provided. If you do not have one with you, you will be asked to check your child out through the front office. Thanks for understanding.

  • Students who walk home using Sunnybrook will exit from the right side or west wing of the building (6th grade green hall.)

  • Students who walk home using Cassinia will exit from the left side or east wing of the building (Kinder/1st grade light blue hall.)


Bus/ bike riders will report to the gym.

Spirit Shirts EVERY DAY?!?! YEA!

Click the link for a video about the opportunity to wear spirit shirts EVERY DAY!!!

Spirit Shirts video

2019-2020 School Supply Lists

Supply Lists for 2019-2020

are available on our campus website, or you can click the link.

NEW: dismissal is at 3:25 this year!

HOOP Nights @ Dietz

Welcome to the all new HOOP NIGHTS! where you can receive updates and communications from your child's school as well as have some fun doing some cardio!

Hoop Nights are for parents of Dietz students as well as Dietz teachers and staff. The gym will be open at no cost for full court pick-up basketball.

  • Staff will be on campus to oversee Hoop Nights.
  • Students are allowed to enter the gym as long as they are accompanied by the parent and understand the expectations.

Hoop Night will begin once we receive enough interest. Click the link to sign up for Hoop Nights!

STAAR Results--Online Access

You can access your child’s STAAR results and additional resources to support learning at home by visiting TexasAssessment.gov. The state should make these available by June 12.

  • If your child is in grades 4th through high school, the Unique Access Code is located on your child’s STAAR Report Card from last year.
  • Students in 3rd grade will receive a Unique Access Code this year on their first STAAR Report Card.
  • Parents may log in without a Unique Access Code using the child’s social security number and birthdate.

In addition to performance and growth results, TexasAssessment.gov provides a collection of resources for parents, including the actual questions from the test, more information about STAAR, and additional math and reading resources and tips.

Please contact our front office if you have any questions. 972-427-6050

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, Aug. 20

First Day of School

  • Doors Open @ 7:40 am; Parents may escort children to the room
  • First Bell 8:05; Tardy Bell 8:15 am


Monday, Aug. 26

  • Big Kahuna Fundraiser Kick-off

Friday, Aug. 30

  • Kinder Litter Pirate Nation/Blackout Game (See additional info in the newsletter.)


Monday, Sep. 2

  • Labor Day Holiday--No school

Staff Birthdays


Aug 4 Sarah McMann (cafe)

Aug 12 Deborah Strain, Pre-K

Aug 14 Bobby Bugg (cafe)

Aug 25 Lauren Battle, 1st grade


Sep 8 Alex Williams, Intervention

Sep 10 Shannon Ryan, 5th grade

  • John Donnelly, Testing Coordinator

Sep 11 Rick Ware, Intervention

Sep 19 Jamie Wuest. Library assistant

Sep 24 Ashley Jumper, Kinder

Sep 26 Moses Sanchez, 3rd grade

Helpful Links

Dietz Elementary Twitter @CISDDietz #noplacelikeDietz

Crandall ISD Twitter @OfficialCISD #CharacterisBlackandGold

Family Access

Dress Code

Food & Nutrition


Watch D.O.G.S.

Looking Ahead

Tuesday, Sep. 10

  • Progress Report Grades Due

Thursday, Sep. 12

  • PTO Meeting @ Dietz 7:00 pm
  • Progress Reports Go Home

Tuesday, Sep. 17

  • Big Kahuna Fundraiser Ends
  • FALL individual pictures

Little Pirate Nation

  • August 30th – Kinder (Blackout)
  • October 11th – 1st/2nd grade (Homecoming)
  • October 18th – 3rd/4th grade
  • November 1st – 5th/6th grade (Senior Night)

*Meet by the Field House at 7:15 pm.

*Your child will be admitted free on the night of his/her assigned grade level as long as they are wearing any Crandall Pirate spirit shirt.

*Parents will be charged regular admission to the game.

*See the attachment for more info.

CHANGE: Dismissal is at 3:25 pm this year!

Dress Code

Please keep the Dress Code in mind. Thank you!

See link for FULL details.

Some items that trip us up the most:


  • Jackets/Hoodies--SOLID color; LOGOS are OK, no graphics

  • Pants that are built like jeans or jeggings are not allowed.

  • Leggings--SOLID color; UNDER appropriate skirt, shorts, jumper

  • Cargo pockets on shorts and pants are not allowed.

  • Dresses are not in the dress code, but jumpers are allowed.

  • Shorts that are TOO SHORT--especially in the spring when kids have GROWN since they last wore them


Please make sure that your child's hair meets length and color requirements as well as no designs.

Bikes and Locks

If your child rides a bike to school,

please send a lock and help him or her learn the combination.

We have SEVERAL bikes that look alike, and they are easy to mix up. Throughout the year we had a couple of "thefts" that actually turned out to be mistaken identity. Someone saw a bike that looked like theirs and rode it home. We do have cameras, but they don't always catch every detail, especially when the bikes look the same.

A chain and lock could easily prevent afternoon mix-ups.

Thank you!

Morning Drop Off

REMINDER: Staff begin duty at 7:40 each day. We do not have anyone to monitor students before that time, even on cold or rainy days.

Please adhere to the following procedures to help us keep students safe before school.

Walkers and bike riders: Please help your child select an appropriate departure time from your home to ensure that he or she will be monitored upon arrival.

Car riders: Please do not allow your child to exit your vehicle until we have opened the building and staff members are on duty to receive students.


Crandall ISD Mission Statement


Crandall Independent School District will provide each student an exceptional education in an inspiring environment with caring people.

Thanks for allowing Dietz to play a supporting role in your child’s life! #dynamicDietz

Please contact us with any questions, comments, concerns, or compliments.

Dietz Elementary 972-427-6050 Follow us on Twitter @CISDDietz

Principal Melissa M Smith

Assistant Principal Michael Starling

Counselor Mynda Rivera

Instructional Coach Dana Metz

Statement of Non-Discrimination

The Crandall Independent School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, age, national origin, religion, orientation, or disability in matters affecting employment or in providing access to programs. Inquiries related to the policies of the Crandall ISD should be directed to the Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources and Administration at 400 W. Lewis, Crandall, TX 75114 or 972-427-6000.

El Distrito Escolar Independiente de Crandall (CISD, por su sigla en inglés) no discrimina por razones de raza, color, sexo, edad, origen nacional, religión, orientación sexual o impedimentos de las personas en asuntos que afecten empleo o en proveer acceso a los programas. Las quejas relacionadas con las políticas de CISD deben dirigirse a la Superintendente Auxiliar de los Recursos Humanos y Administración a 400 W. Lewis, Crandall, TX 75114 o 972-427-6000
Need to Make a Ride Change?

Email: DietzRideChange@crandall-isd.net before 3pm. Please include Student Name, Teacher and details of Ride Change