District News

  • September Board Meeting Summary

    The DSISD Board of Trustees held its regular monthly meeting on Sept. 28 using a virtual format. The meeting was streamed live on YouTube and is still available to view. CLICK ON HEADLINE TO READ MORE.

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  • DSHS Science Teacher is Finalist for Teaching Award

    Dripping Springs High School science teacher Alissa Nevin is one of four finalists for the Teaching Excellence Award from the Phi Beta Kappa Alumni Association of Greater Austin. CLICK ON HEADLINE TO READ MORE.

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  • Superintendent's District Update

    Superintendent Todd Washburn shared a video message with the DSISD community. For a script of that message, CLICK ON HEADLINE.

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  • Board Agenda Includes Adoption of Decreased Tax Rate

    Among the agenda items at the Sept. 28 DSISD Board of Trustees meeting will be approval of the 2020-21 tax rate, which represents an 8.5-cent decrease from the 2019-20 rate. CLICK ON HEADLINE TO READ MORE.

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  • DSHS Students on Commended Scholar List in National Merit Program

    Eleven Dripping Springs High School seniors have been recognized as Commended Scholars in the 66th annual National Merit program. CLICK ON HEADLINE TO READ MORE.

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  • Window Opens Sept. 25 to Change Learning Formats

    Dripping Springs ISD students may change their learning format at the end of a grading period for any reason. Parents who would like to request their students move from remote learning to in-person learning for the second nine-week grading period should log in to their Family Access account and fill out the "Term 2 Learning Options" form between Sept. 25-Oct. 2, 2020, to indicate their desire to change formats. CLICK ON HEADLINE TO READ MORE.

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  • Bond Refunding/Refinancing to Capture Savings

    DSISD will save more than $18 million due to a recent refunding (refinancing) of bond series from 2012, 2013 and 2014 thanks to lower interest rates. CLICK ON HEADLINE TO READ MORE.

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  • Athletics Moves to Online Ticketing

    The DSISD Athletic Department will be using online ticketing only for events this year. Tickets will be available for purchase at dsisdtx.us/athletics, using the "Ticket Information" tab, then clicking on "Online Ticket Purchase." Because of UIL limits on capacity, seating at Tiger Stadium and the DSHS gyms will be limited. Tickets can be printed or saved on a phone to be scanned at the gate upon arrival. CLICK ON HEADLINE TO READ MORE.

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  • Message from Superintendent Washburn

    Superintendent Todd Washburn shares a message as the first week of both remote and in-person learning wraps up. CLICK ON HEADLINE TO READ MORE.

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  • Construction Update: September 2020

    The district continues to make progress on projects from the 2018 bond program. CLICK ON HEADLINE FOR A SUMMARY OF PROJECTS.

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  • DSHS Senior Named National Merit Semifinalist

    Dripping Springs High School senior Mitchell Bockelman has been selected as a National Merit semifinalist in the 66th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. CLICK ON HEADLINE TO READ MORE.

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  • Elementary Early Release Dates

    In order to allow time for teachers to collaborate and plan exceptional learning experiences for our students, this year all elementary campuses in Dripping Springs ISD have scheduled six “early release” dates. CLICK ON HEADLINE TO READ MORE.

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  • Parent Update/In-Person Learning Starts Sept. 14

    Several updates are shared for parents, including guidelines that address return to in-person learning for some students Sept. 14. CLICK ON HEADLINE TO READ UPDATE.

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  • Parent Update

    An update shared with parents Sept. 4 included information on new website resources, instruction, and bus routes. CLICK ON HEADLINE TO READ MORE.

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  • Athletics Letter Regarding Capacity of Football Games

    As stated in UIL guidelines, as of August 20, 2020, we are restricted to 50 percent capacity at sporting venues. Atletic Director Galen Zimmerman shares an overview of how that will impact varisy football games. More information, such as game protocols, ticketing and video-streaming availability, will be shared at a later time. CLICK ON HEADLINE TO READ MORE.

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  • Message Regarding Student Transportation

    As we prepare for students’ return to on-campus instruction, our Transportation Department is focusing on implementing the health and safety protocols outlined in our Return to School Plan (see below). We are asking parents for their support in the area of transportation. CLICK ON HEADLINE TO READ MORE.

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  • August Board Meeting Summary

    The DSISD Board of Trustees held its regular monthly meeting on August 24 using a virtual format. Board members connected via Zoom and the meeting was streamed live on YouTube. A full summary of the meeting is available in Board Briefs. CLICK ON HEADLINE TO READ MORE.

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