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Student Transfer Information



Neighborhood School Concept
DeSoto ISD is committed to the neighborhood school concept. Where a student resides determines the schools he/she will attend. The District maintains a comprehensive student assignment plan that is designed to support the neighborhood school concept, promote balanced enrollment and efficient use of facilities, and comply with legal requirements. Any Kinder through 8th-grade student, who wishes to attend a DeSoto ISD school outside of his/her neighborhood attendance area (the “home school”) must complete a Student Transfer Request and obtain District approval to change schools.

Procedures and Guidelines
The following procedures and guidelines are for DeSoto ISD students and families who wish to transfer to a different campus. This transfer process does not apply to students and families who wish to apply to a magnet program. Information regarding magnet school applications can be found on the DeSoto ISD webpage. In addition, transfers will be considered for DeSoto ISD full-time employees, regardless if the employees live in-district or out-of-district per FDB(LOCAL).

  • Transfer Limits: A student transfer may only be requested one time per school year.

  • Mid-year Transfers: Mid-year transfers will only be granted for qualifying circumstances included in board policy FDB(LEGAL).

  • Students with Disabilities: For students with disabilities, the 504 or ARD committee shall determine which instructional and related services are required and will recommend placement for services based on the student’s Individualized Education Program (IEP) currently in effect. An invitation for a Transfer shall be denied if the 504 or ARD committee recommends services at a different school. Site selection is an administrative decision and may be changed at any time.

  • Feeder Patterns: Parents/guardians must complete a new transfer application to any middle school that they are not currently zoned to. Feeder patterns are not guaranteed for students attending an elementary school on a transfer.

  • Considerations for Transfer Approval: Approved transfers are authorized until the last grade is completed at that campus. In evaluating each student transfer request, DeSoto ISD will consider the following criteria:

    • Transportation: The parent must provide transportation to and from school and ensure students arrive at school and are picked up from school on time.

    • Space must be available in:

      • School;

      • Grade level;

      • Specialty classes; and

      • Special programs, if applicable.

    • Attendance (including tardiness)

    • Student performance:

      • Failing grades in two or more subject areas;

        • Failure of the student to be a positive member of the school environment; and

    • Discipline: Violations of the Code of Conduct [Levels III, IV, and V].

In the event a transfer is revoked, the school will provide written notice of the transfer denial and extend an opportunity for a conference to review reasons for transfer denial.

Application Timeline
The superintendent’s designee will attempt to make a decision on a transfer request within 60 days after the deadline for all completed requests. However, the District may delay a decision when determined necessary to properly consider relevant information and operational needs.

  1. Transfer Requests will begin at 8 AM on May 18, 2020 and end at 5 PM on July 29, 2020 for the fall semester.

  2. Parents/guardians will be notified in writing of acceptance by July 31, 2020 close-of-business. Failure to submit a completed application (including all required documents) will be deemed as a rejection.

  3. Parents/guardians of accepted students will have two weeks from the time of acceptance to accept or reject the offer (in writing) to attend the DeSoto ISD.

  4. Upon acceptance, the campus will communicate with the parent/guardian to schedule an appointment to register.

What's Happening

Week 11 - ATDDECA AAL- Student Checklist.docx.pdf

Academic Helplines for Students.pdf
4_13 - 5_22 Pk3 Distance Learning - Aprendizaje de Distancia.pdf
4-13 - 5-22 Pk4- 2 SEL Journal Topics (English-Spanish).pdf

Check out our new Google Site     

Greetings Family!!

Below are tutorial that may be very useful for your family.


Click the buttons that say, "Subscribe to our Teaching, Learning, and Leadership YouTube channel“

Make sure to subscribe to the YouTube channel and “like” at least one video you think will be especially helpful to you.

***Online Backpack Tutorial (Very Helpful )
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=83&v=uXmR55DJb1Y&feature=emb_title (I-Station (with Online Backpack- Start the video at the time of 19:30))

If you have any questions about Anytime Anywhere Learning plans please reach out to your child's teacher by Class DoJo. 

You may also reach out to our Principal Keishla Coleman at keishla.coleman@desotoisd.org, our Assistant Principal Wentress Bailey at wentress.bailey@desotoisd.org or our School Counselor Janet McClung at janet.mcclung@desotoisd.org  

Our office staff is also available to help-Ms. Coleman's Administrative Assistant Diana Koehler at diana.koehler@desotoisd.org,  PEIMS/Registrar Donnica Parras at donnica.parras@desotoisd.org, Nurse Charlotte Steenson at charlotte.steenson@desotoisd.org. 

If you need help in Spanish please reach out to Lucia Martinez at lucia.martinez@desotoisd.org

For PreK registration for the  2020-2021 see information below. 

Click link below to view Ms. Coleman's video message. 
Ms. Coleman's Video 2.MOV

Ms. Coleman's Video.MOV

Qué esta pasando

Ahorre la fecha-Semana de apreciación del maestro-4 al 8 de mayo. ¡Amamos a nuestro personal de Amber Terrace!

Líneas de ayuda académicas para estudiantes.pdf

Mira nuestro nuevo sitio de Google

Saludos Familia !!

A continuación hay un tutorial que puede ser muy útil para su familia.


Haz clic en los botones que dicen "Suscríbete a nuestro canal de YouTube de Enseñanza, Aprendizaje y Liderazgo"

Asegúrate de suscribirte al canal de YouTube y poner "me gusta" en al menos un video que creas que será especialmente útil para ti.

*** Tutorial de mochila en línea (muy útil)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=83&v=uXmR55DJb1Y&feature=emb_title (I-Station (con mochila en línea: comience el video a las 19:30))

Si tiene alguna pregunta sobre los planes de aprendizaje en cualquier momento y en cualquier lugar, comuníquese con el maestro de su hijo a través de Class DoJo.

También puede comunicarse por correo electrónico con nuestra directora Keishla Coleman  keishla.coleman@desotoisd.org o Nuestra Asistente de Directora Wentress Bailey  wentress.bailey@desotoisd.org o con la consejera escolar Janet McClung janet.mcclung@desotoisd.org

Nuestro personal de oficina también está disponible para ayudar. Pueden ser contactados por correo electronico.. La asistente administrativa de Coleman es Diana Koehler diana.koehler@desotoisd.org, PEIMS / Registracion Donnica Parras  donnica.parras@desotoisd.org, la enfermera Charlotte Steenson  charlotte.steenson@desotoisd.org.

Si necesita ayuda en español, comuníquese con Lucia Martinez por correo electrónico  lucia.martinez@desotoisd.org

Para el registro de PreK para 2020-2021, consulte la información a continuación.

Haga clic en el enlace a continuación para ver el mensaje en video de la Sra. Coleman.


Pre-K 3 & 4 Virtual Registration for the 2020-2021 School Year begins tomorrow 3/31/2020.   See the information below on the district website.  Once you have completed the online registration, you will need to email us at
El registro virtual de Pre-K 3 y 4 para el año escolar 2020-2021 comienza mañana 03/31/2020. Vea la información a continuación en el sitio web del distrito. Una vez que haya completado el registro en línea, deberá enviarnos un correo electrónico a. 


Someone from the registration team will contact you on the next steps on how to complete your registration.  If you have any questions, please feel free to email us at the email address above. 
Alguien del equipo de registro se comunicará con usted y le explicara cuales son los siguientes pasos para terminar el registro. Si tiene alguna pregunta, no dude en enviarnos un correo electrónico.  

Pre-K 3 & 4 Enrollment information Informacion de inscripcion de Pre-K 3 y 4   http://www.desotoisd.org/departments/early_childhood_education  Click Here to Register



DeSoto ISD to Close Campuses Indefinitely following County Health Agency Recommendation
DeSoto ISD cerrará las escuelas indefinidamente siguiendo la recomendación de la Agencia de Salud del Condado


Please continue to check DeSoto ISD website along with their Facebook Page, Twitter and InstaGram.

Continúe visitando el sitio web de DeSoto ISD junto con su página de Facebook, Twitter e InstaGram.

Follow Amber Terrace Twitter page  @Amber_Terrace

Siga la página de Twitter de Amber Terrace @Amber_Terrace

DeSoto ISD Student Learning Plans Weeks 1 and 2.pdf

Desoto ISD FINAL- DeSoto ISD Student Learning Plans, Weeks 1 and 2 _Spanish-REVISADO 3-20-2020.pdf

Pre-K3 Esp.pdf

PK4-2do Esp.pdf

Please fill our our Family Engagement Survey!


 Please take a moment to read the documents below.  They have important information about our arrival and dismissal procedures. 
Por favor toma un minuto para leer los documentos que se encuentran abajo. Tienen información importante sobre la llegada y salida de la escuela. 

Please do not park at anytime across the street  from the school on our neighbors property.   
Por favor no se estacione en ningún momento al otro lado de la calle en la propiedad de los vecinos. 

Spanish_English AmberDismissal.docx
2019-2020 dismissal areas (1).docx
Arrival-llegada & dismissal-salida procedures-procedimientos.pdf

Thank you in advance for partnering with us to ensure that our procedures are smooth and efficient as well as safe for our children.  If you have questions, concerns, and/or suggestions, please do not hesitate to reach out to us. Gracias por asociarse con nosotros para garantizar que nuestros procedimientos sean fluidos y eficientes, así como seguros para nuestros hijos. Si tiene preguntas, inquietudes o sugerencias, no dude en comunicarse con nosotros.

Students and staff recite the following School Pledge every morning...

I pledge to be a S.T.A.R.every day
I will Stay Safe
I will Take Responsibility
I will Act Respectfully
I will Be Ready to Learn

We look forward to seeing you Tuesday night at 6:00. Let's make this a great year for our children! 
We look forward to seeing you Tuesday night at 6:00. Let's make this a great year for our children! 
We look forward to seeing you Tuesday night at 6:00. Let's make this a great year for our children! 
We look forward to seeing you Tuesday night at 6:00. Let's make this a great year for our children! 

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