Parents who wish to walk their children into the school building will now utilize the “Hug Zone” for drop-off. In the main building, the conference room in front of the office is designated for this purpose. We ask that you use the “Hug Zone” to say your goodbyes before your child walks to class. 

All parents or family members will drop off at entrance to the building OR escort their child to the HUG ZONE.  

This will allow teachers to begin instruction immediately after announcements and allow staff to monitor who is in our building at all times.

Our instructional day begins at 7:45 am and ends at 3:00 pm.

Check out the school website for more back to school information on uniforms, transportation, supply lists and student calendar.

Thriving Minds Big Thought After School Program

Program Start Date: August 19th


3:00-6:00 PM

Short overview of Program structure

3:00PM – Student Arrival

A guide will pick up children directly from their classrooms and take them to two rooms set up with small activities before heading to lunch.

3:00-3:30PM – Hot Supper Meal

Each student will receive a hot meal everyday. After-school supper menus are available on the DISD website.

3:30-4:00PM – Free Play

Recess or gym time. NOTE: We are keeping an eye out for the high temperatures. If the temperature is too high, we will not go outside and turn to gym activities.

4:00-4:20PM – Homework Time

4:20-5:45PM – Session

Our sessions are divided up by grade levels and students will alternate daily with each instructor.

  • Visual Arts – Mr. Luis Villar
  • Theatre – Ms. Alyssa Longstreet
  • Exploration – Ms. Karla Done

5:45-6:00 PM – Dismissal

Dismissal occurs in the auditorium.  A guide will bring the child to the auditorium once you have signed them out. Once all accounts are set up, you will receive a code to punch the student out. For the first few weeks we will use the paper sign-out method.

For the first week,

Monday: Introductions

Tuesday-Thursday: Introduction to classrooms and rotations

Fridays are “fun Fridays” with movies, special programs or events to end the week.

If you are interested in joining our after-school program, contact Ms Stefanie Cruz: