Back to School Toolkit 2021

We are excited to have welcomed students back to school on Thursday, August 12, 2021!  This page will serve as your official “Back-to-School Toolkit,” where you will find enrollment information for new and returning students, school supply information, important back-to-school dates, and more.

2021 Back-to-School Dates and Campus Events

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Waxahachie ISD 2021-22 Back to School Dates

  • First Day of School - Thursday, August 12, 2021, for all campuses.
  • New Student Enrollment for all elementary, junior high, and WHS campuses is July 26-30, August 2-6, and August 9-11 from 8:30-11:30 am and 1-4 pm.
  • Please remember to provide proof of residency (a recent utility bill with your name and address on it).  If you are not the child's parent, please bring proof of guardianship.  Appointments are strongly recommended for registration.  Please contact the campus to schedule an appointment.  Walk-ins are welcome, but those with appointments will be registered first.  Upon arrival on registration day, please check-in at the front office.  Returning students' required paperwork may also be turned in during these times.
  • Returning Student Enrollment - begins Thursday, July 22 via Skyward Family Access.  Please enroll your child by Thursday, August 5, to ensure they are assigned a classroom by Bring your Supplies Night.  If you are not able to upload required documents, including proof of residency, to Skyward, please ensure these documents are delivered to your child's campus by Thursday, August 5, to ensure they are assigned a classroom by Bring Your Supplies Night/schedule pick-up. Please call your child's campus with any questions about Family Access.  
  • Bring Your Supplies Night - Tuesday, August 10 from 5:30-7 pm at elementary campuses.
  • WHS Schedule Pickup - Schedules for grades 10-12 become available online in Skyward beginning Friday, August 6 at 10 am.  Grade 9 is invited to attend Fresh U on Tuesday, August 10; all girls from 8:30 - 11:30 am and all boys from 1 - 4 pm.
  • Junior High Schedule Pickup - Monday, August 9; grade 8 from 9-11 am; grade 7 from 1-3 pm; grade 6 (and anyone not able to have come earlier) from 5:30-8 pm
  • GHS Schedule Pickup - Friday, August 6; new student orientation and schedule pickup from 1-5 pm and returning students from 5-6 pm

New Student Registration Guide

If your student is new to WISD, please be prepared to present the following:

Returning Student Enrollment Guide

All returning WISD students must enroll online before the first day of school. Parents must be enrolled in Family Access to enroll their child online. For issues with online enrollment, please contact the campus directly. 

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**IMPORTANT: If you are not able to upload required documents, including proof of residency, to Skyward during the online enrollment process, please ensure you deliver these documents to your child’s campus during normal business hours by Thursday, August 5. This will ensure that your child receives a classroom assignment on Bring Your Supplies Night (elementary) or a schedule at schedule pick-up (secondary).



Qualifying Pre-K students in the district will attend Turner Prekindergarten Academy, Marvin Elementary, or Northside Elementary.

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New Student Enrollment Dates

All Elementary and Junior High Campuses and Waxahachie High School

July 26-30, August 2-6, August 9-11

8:30-11:30 a.m., 1:00-4:00 p.m.

Returning students’ required paperwork may also be turned in during these hours. **Appointment strongly recommended for registration. Please contact your child's campus to schedule an appointment. Walk-ins are welcome, but those with an appointment will be registered first. Upon arrival on registration day, please check-in at the front office.


Waxahachie Global High School and Waxahachie High School of Choice


Please contact campuses for new student enrollment information.

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Immunization Requirements

For a complete list of immunization requirements, visit the Immunizations page.

School Supply Lists

Students in grades 9-12 will be informed of school supply needs by their instructors on the first day of school. 

Important Dates

Bring Your Supplies Night

Tuesday, August 10

5:30-7:00 p.m.

Clift, Dunaway, Felty, Marvin, Northside, Shackelford, Simpson, and Wedgeworth Elementary Schools, Wilemon STEAM Academy, and Turner Prekindergarten Academy

*PLEASE NOTE: If required documentation has not been submitted to your campus, you will not be able to receive your child’s classroom assignment. Documentation will not be accepted at Bring Your Supplies Night.*

Schedule Pick-Ups, Registration Dates, and More

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Campus Phone Numbers


Turner Prekindergarten Academy

(972) 923-4690

Wedgeworth Elementary

(972) 923-4640

Clift Elementary

(972) 923-4720

Wilemon STEAM Academy

(972) 923-4780

Dunaway Elementary

(972) 923-4646

Coleman Junior High

(972) 923-4790

Felty Elementary

(972) 923-4616

Finley Junior High

(972) 923-4680

Marvin Elementary

(972) 923-4670

Howard Junior High

(972) 923-4771

Northside Elementary

(972) 923-4610

Waxahachie High

(972) 923-4600

Shackelford Elementary

(972) 923-4666

Waxahachie Global High

(972) 923-4761

Simpson Elementary

(972) 923-4740

Waxahachie High School of Choice Challenge Academy

(972) 923-4758

Operation First Day of School

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