Phoenix Times

Rosie Sorrells School of Education and Social Services

August 1, 2020

From the Principal


I hope you and your families are well and are practicing the CDC guidelines. We want and need you to be safe and healthy whether in school or out. If you have been watching the news, then you know how nebulous the instructions are for the beginning of school. Recently, our district shared the following information on our district's website:

"Sept. 8 is the first day of school. At this time, Dallas ISD currently plans to offer both virtual and face-to-face learning when school starts. Dallas ISD has developed a comprehensive reentry guide and procedures to keep families informed and ensure the safety of students and campus staff amid the continuing challenge of COVID-19. Go here to visit the Dallas ISD Reentry Page."

Beginning August 25, 2020 we are expected to contact our families to gather your responses to how your scholar will receive instruction--virtually or on campus in the classroom.

However, you can let us know now if you need a hot spot (internet service) and/or chrome book. Simply call the school at 972.925.5940 and our office manager, Ms. Contreras will record your name and request. You may also email her at Be sure to include your name, grade, and your need--hotspot or chrome book or both.

We--office managers and principals are literally on campus. Should you need to speak with us in person, please call to schedule an appointment to allow us to prepare for your arrival. We can also speak with you via zoom by sending you a link. I want you to know that we are available to answer your questions with the information we have.

Be Safe,

Ms. Kendrick


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Open House

Before principals left for summer break, Townview Center selected August 11, 2020 as our Open House date in light of August 17th being the first day of school. Next week, we will review this date in light of new communication and communicate with you immediately of any change. Open House will be conducted virtually.

Freshman Camp

Welcome to the Rosie Sorrells School of Education and Social Services, freshmen!! We are delighted that you selected our school--"the Heart of Townview" to continue your journey towards higher learning and deeper experiences! As you know, Freshman Camp (AKA "Fish Camp") is a huge deal...and this year will certainly be a different because it too will be virtual.

Yet, your attendance is absolutely necessary as we will be sharing information to aid in your success as well as answering your questions that are all about the Freshman year. Look/Listen for the date that will be shared hopefully in the coming week!

Parent Teacher Organization

Hello, Parents!

Thank you for your patience during these times. With all of the changes, it is my goal to communicate when things are more certain. I know this can create a bit of anxiousness, but I did not want to say one thing and the next day, they are different. It is my hope that during the week of August 3rd information will begin to solidify as I believe it will because all district staff is scheduled to be on site more Monday-Friday instead of the summer schedule. Please know that I am available to answer your questions, listen to ideas, or clarify any communications you've received from the campus.

In early July during our introductory meeting, a few parents expressed forming/re-igniting a parent teacher organization/association for our campus. Well, the time has come to collaborate on that desire. On Thursday, August 6, 2020 at 6:30 PM please join us for a meeting to get organization up and running! I hope you can join us!

Topic: Parent Teacher Organization

Time: Aug 6, 2020 06:30 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 931 2058 9558

Passcode: 667033

Rosie Sorrells School of Education and Social Services

At our school, ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE is the priority. We are a magnet school that provides a rigorous college-preparatory program along with a career and technology emphasis that prepares students for success in their college and career endeavors. Students graduating from the Rosie Sorrells School of Education and Social Services earn more than a high school diploma. They gain the knowledge, skills, and experiences to make their college and career goals a reality.