DISD Hurricane Harvey Information and Flood Relief Contributions
How You Can Help

You can send donations here: 

Attention: Education Foundation

2218 F.M. 517 East

Dickinson, TX 77539

If you would like to go online and donate from our Amazon wish list for the campuses that were affected please visit this link: http://a.co/21gywjj and purchase anything from there and have it mailed to our building at Dickinson Education Foundation 2218 FM 517 Dickinson, TX 77539. Please note that mail may be delayed, as Dickinson's post office received flood damage. 

If you have any questions or concerns please email or call the Executive Director, Amanda Flannery at 281-229-6088 or aflannery@dickinsonisd.org. For a quicker response, consider messaging us on Facebook. 

Find the Facebook pages here:

Dickinson Education Foundation

Dickinson Independent School District

Click the donate button above to make a contribution to the Dickinson Education Foundation.

Frequently Asked Questions

These are answers to some of the most frequently asked questions related to Hurricane Harvey recovery. 

 

Q:  When will Dickinson ISD students and staff return?

A:  Dickinson ISD students will return to school on Monday, September 11. Dickinson ISD employees will report back to work for campus meetings from 10 a.m.-12 noon Wednesday, September 6, If an employee is unable to report at that time, they should contact their supervisor.

Q:  Will students have to make up the 10 days missed from Hurricane Harvey?

A. The Texas Education Agency has approved a waiver for all districts for Friday, August 25 and the entire week of August 28 - September 1. School districts can also request consideration for additional waiver days to cover September 5-8. 

Q:  Our home was damaged in Hurricane Harvey and we are living outside the district? How will my students get to school?

A:  Dickinson ISD students who are displaced from their home and living outside the school district are welcome to continue attending their Dickinson ISD campus. No out-of-district transfer requests will be required. If a family has lost transportation, we encourage you to look for carpooling options and help from family and friends. If a family has no transportation back to Dickinson ISD, they may also look at enrolling their student in the district in which they are staying until you can return to Dickinson ISD. 

Q:  Because of our family situation, our children will not be able to return on September 11. What are our options?

A:  Dickinson ISD campus principals will be working with students and their families to help accommodate individual situations as best as they can. Please discuss your situation with the campus principal individually. This is an extremely trying time for many people and we will be doing our best to work with families and their individual circumstances.

Q: We have limited resources to provide meals for our student. Are there options for them to receive free meals at school.

A:  Any student who qualified for the free or reduced-price meal program during the 2016-2017 school automatically receives the same benefits through October 3. When we return, if your situation has changed, parents will have the opportunity to submit paperwork to begin receiving benefits.

Q: I am a Dickinson ISD employee. Will I get paid for the days we have missed?


A. The Dickinson ISD Board of Trustees will be considering a resolution at the September board meeting which will allow the district to pay all employees for the days missed from Hurricane Harvey. While this is at the discretion of the Board of Trustees, the Board did approve a similar resolution after Hurricane Ike in 2008.

Dickinson ISD now has a FanCloth fundraiser available for those who'd like to help support Dickinson ISD in the aftermath of the devastation of Hurricane Harvey's flooding events in our area. FanCloth will MATCH whatever we profit through the duration of the sale, that will continue until September 27, 2017. Please follow this link to make a purchase: http://shop.fancloth.com/77539/312900

Before you purchase, please read these instructions and please include these instructions when sharing this information: When ordering enter your name under student name. For recipient of product enter your name and then indicate if you are local and will pick up your items with "Pickup" or if you would like delivery enter "Delivery" after your name. Enter a phone number you wish to be contacted on for when the items are ready to be picked up or shipped to you. Please fill in exactly how instructed so we can insure you get your products. Also please pick up if in the Dickinson area because we will be incurring the shipping costs to send these items out of town. Please message me if you have any questions. All proceeds will benefit the students of Dickinson ISD affected by Harvey. Fan Cloth is also matching 100% of proceeds to donate back to our students. Thank you for your support of the Dickinson Education Foundation and our local students.

Press Release Regarding Information About Dickinson ISD During Hurricane Harvey

Dickinson ISD students will return to school on Monday, September 11, following the cancellation of school for two weeks due to the destruction caused by Hurricane Harvey. The Board of Trustees approved the return date at an emergency school board meeting held Thursday evening, August 31.

Dickinson ISD employees will report back to work for campus meetings from 10 a.m.-12 noon Wednesday, September 6, If an employee is unable to report at that time, they should contact their supervisor.

"Dickinson ISD came out much better than expected at all of our campus with only two facilities sustaining damage from rising water; however, we know that many of our employees, students and their families were not as lucky with substantial damage to homes and vehicles from this catastrophic weather event," said Superintendent Vicki Mims at an emergency meeting held August 31 by the Dickinson ISD Board of Trustees. "Our thoughts go out to each of them as they begin this long and difficult recovery process."

Bay Colony Elementary received about two inches of water damage in the front office area and several classrooms. At Gator Academy, the employee daycare center, there was approximately two feet of water. These two facilities also had damage to some furniture and computers. The field turf at Sam Vitanza Stadium was flooded causing some damage. In addition, all campuses in Dickinson ISD sustained damages with roof issues and leaks from the large amount of rainfall. 

Before students return on September 11, the water damaged carpet and sheet rock at Bay Colony Elementary will be removed. Students and teachers in those areas will return to school with concrete floors until carpet can arrive in October. The district is planning to temporarily house the Gator Academy at Calder Road Elementary until renovations are complete at the Gator Academy facility. Administration is working with a stadium turf company to assess damage and offer solutions to the damaged turf. Power has been restored to all district facilities and there are no issues with water, gas or sewer.

Teachers and support staff, parents and students, many of whom sustained damage to their own homes, have stepped up to bring in donations and volunteer at donation sites. Hundreds are out in the community lending a helping hand to assist others with demolition in homes. The district has received dozens of calls from school districts and school groups from across the nation offering their support.

"Dickinson ISD is blessed with the outpouring of support received locally as well as from across Texas and the nation. It is an incredible sight to see everyone helping each other. But that is the true spirit of Gator Nation," said Mims.

Procedures for students during repair at DISD campuses

Dickinson ISD will be moving forward with repairs to campuses and facilities immediately. These repairs may take weeks until they are fully complete. During this time, students and staff will continue daily operational activities as usual. Any special instructions regarding each campus will be communicated to parents upon arrival on September 11, 2017. All repairs that must be done to DISD campuses will take place after hours, when students are not present in the building. 

 

Transportation Procedures

Some bus stops in DISD will have new spots for pickup. Please view this list and make sure your student is standing at the right location to be picked up on Monday, September 11. 

The mission of the Dickinson Independent School District is to ensure that all students have successful learning opportunities that help them reach their full potential and add quality throughout their lives. 

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