In preparation for the upcoming 2020-21 school year, the Ysleta Independent School District will begin taking online applications on Tuesday, April 21st.
YISD officials share that the online enrollment is for all new and returning K-12 students, as well as incoming transfer students.
Via a Monday afternoon news release, Ysleta ISD officials encourage all El Paso-area families to click here for more information or to begin the online enrollment process for their students.
As YISD is an open enrollment district – since 1998 – all K through 12 students can enroll.
Early online registration for the 2020-21 full-day pre-K programs at 19 YISD campuses began April 13; interested parents can visit the PreK Webpage to begin the pre-K enrollment process.
For those with students currently attending YISD, below is Superintendent Xavier De La Torre most recent message – to view the video, click here.
Update 4:00 p.m. April 17, 2020
Due to the city’s recent extension of the Stay Home emergency order, students in the Ysleta Independent School District will not physically return to classrooms for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year, and the final day for teachers to assign any new assignments has been set for May 15th. Students and parents will continue to have access to the curriculum in order to complete assignments and finish lessons until the end of the school year. High School credit recovery courses will continue until June 5th.
We understand the importance of providing a strong foundation for a safe and positive virtual learning environment. We want to make sure that students and families are taken care of academically, socially, and emotionally. That is why our online learning practices purposefully embed multiple opportunities to engage not only our students but our families as well. Monday Meets is our check-in day for students and teachers. Teachers are conducting small group meetings with students to review the learning expectations for the week. Each teacher also has virtual lab hours when they are available to either answer questions or work with a child one-on-one or in small groups. We realize that online learning is a new experience for families and therefore it is important to establish a consistent communication routine. “Friday Family Meet Ups” allows families to feel connected with the learning that has transpired over the week.
If you need technical assistance with your child’s device or online programs, we are here to assist you. Those in need of technical assistance with online learning are encouraged to call the district’s Innovative Learning representatives at (915) 434-0683, (915) 434-0688, (915) 434-0676, (915) 434-0687 or log on to:
If parents have any additional concerns regarding their child’s emotional and physical well-being while we are away from school, an online virtual counseling request form is available on every campus webpage. This communication tool will allow counselors to address the needs of the students during our physical absence from school. This is another avenue we have in place to ensure that child safety continues to be our number one priority.
Your child will receive their progress report for this grading period on Monday, April 27, 2020. You can access that progress report through your E-HAC account. Students are encouraged to read regularly from a variety of genres to improve vocabulary, comprehension, and reading fluency. The best way for students to increase their reading skills is for them to practice on a consistent basis. Please ensure you take advantage of the numerous resources that are available on the district website.
Xavier De La Torre, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools