Incoming and Returning Student Information

Welcome all Doss Parents!

We are excited that you will be joining us for the 2017-2018 school year.  Please read the following information and Frequently Asked Questions to learn more about enrolling and kicking off the next school year.


 

When do I register my child to attend Doss?

Online Registration for the 2017-2018 school year will open March 1, 2017 for currently enrolled students.

Beginning the week of April 10th, you may complete the registration process by bringing your child(ren) documentation to the front office if you currently live in the Doss attendance zone.

For families moving over the summer, fall registration will be held August 7, 8, 9, 10 from   8:30 am – 3 pm

There is no need to set up an appointment, it is on a first come first serve basis.


 

We moved from another AISD school into the neighborhood over the summer. How do I Register my child to attend Doss Elementary?

  1. Complete online registration on your parent cloud account
  2. Fill out the records request form 2017
  3. Bring in your current proof of address to the front office August 7, 8, 9, 10 from   8:30 am – 3 pm

 

How do I Register to attend Doss Elementary?

Students who are NOT currently enrolled in AISD must complete the following steps:

  1. Create a Parent Cloud account and complete online registration:
  2.  Bring the following documentation to the front office:
    • Proof of residence showing parent name
      • lease, all occupants listed
      • current mortgage statement
      • current City of Austin electric bill
    • State issued Birth Certificate
    • Immunizations https://www.austinisd.org/student-health
    • Social Security Card
    • Parent’s driver’s license
    • Confirmation page of online registration
    • Custody documents if applicable
  1. For Grades 1- 5 only
    • Request for records form (see last page for new one)

Note: Your student is unable to be placed in a class until all steps have been completed and all documentation has been verified by the Registrar.

 


Frequently Asked Questions

 

How do I know if Doss is my home school?

Search by address to find out which school your child will attend  https://www.austinisd.org/schools/sara

 

How old does my child have to be to enter Kindergarten?

Your child must be 5 on or before September 2, 2012

 

Does Doss offer Pre-K?

No, All pre-school aged students in the Doss attendance zone may attend Lucy Read Pre-Kindergarten Registration School. Located at 2608 Richcreek Road   Phone: 512-414-9400

 

Does my child have to be present to register?

You may register online at any time. However, your student will not be placed in a class until they are physically present at Doss and all required documents are turned in.

If your student’s registration is not completed by August 10th we cannot guarantee a class assignment for meet the teacher.

All late registrations will be placed in a class prior to the first day of school August 21, 2017.

 

Do I have to live in the Doss zone in order to enroll?

Yes. You must be zoned to this school to attend. The school is frozen to transfers for the 2017-2018 school year.

 

I do not live in the area but work close by. Can my child to attend Doss?

No. AISD policy states that a student shall be assigned to a school in the attendance area in which the student’s parents maintain their domicile.

 

What is the first day of school?

First day of school is August 21, 2017.  

The AISD school year calendar can be found here

 

My child’s immunizations are not current. Can my child start school?

Unless a child’s immunizations are current when school begins on August 21, 2017, parents will be asked to obtain the needed immunizations before their child is allowed to attend school.

For more information related to school immunization compliance, please visit the Texas Department of State Health Services Immunization Branch website

If entering school from outside the U.S., translations of your child’s immunizations by the parent are unable to be accepted. Please have all immunizations transcribed onto a Texas Health Card at a Texas doctor’s office or clinic.

For assistance with additional questions please contact Children’s/AISD Student Health Services at (512) 324-0195.

 

Where do I find school supplies?

For information on ordering or purchasing school supplies for the 2017-2018 school year please go to dosspta.org

 

What will my child do for lunch?

Your child can bring their own lunch or purchase a lunch in the cafeteria.

If your child chooses to purchase lunch, you may enroll online at myschoolbucks.com or place cash only in an envelope and note your student’s name, amount enclosed, grade and teacher on the envelope. All deposits work like a debit system to their account. Any carryover monies remain in the students account as long as they are in AISD.

 

How much does it cost to buy a meal at school?

Student breakfast: $1.50
Student lunch: $2.70
Adult breakfast: $2.25
Adult lunch $3.50

 

Do we meet our child’s teacher before school starts?

Meet the teacher will be August 18, 2016 from 11 – 1

 

Where do I pick up my child after school?

Please view the pickup map for the pickup location for your child’s grade.

 

What are Doss school hours?

School starts: first bell 7:30 a.m. Tardy bell 7:45 a.m.
Dismissal: Kindergarten 2:52, 1st – 5th: 2:57

 

 I want to see Doss.  Do you offer guided tours?

Doss is closed over the summer.  No tours will be offered.

 

Is there a handbook that contains information for students and parents?

Yes!  It can be found on our About Doss Elementary page.

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