Key information for parents of Tyler ISD back to school | national news

Tyler ISD schools return to campuses today for the 2022-23 school year. Below is helpful information from the district that parents may find helpful.

Bus Information

Tyler ISD uses Ride 360, an app that allows for a streamlined communication flow for you when your child rides the bus. The app uses GPS data and contains your child’s bus route information as they travel around the district.

The tracking process involves placing a tablet inside the school bus that students will tag with a district-provided driver badge access card.

The tablet contains routing information for each student. During this time, the application works from the information that the driver will connect to the tablet.

Parents can find out when a student boards the bus, the route taken by the bus driver, the stops and the student’s drop-off location.

Tyler ISD communications director Jennifer Hines said the app will also be used for general communications. Push notifications will arrive on a user’s phone regarding delays, crashes, and bus reassignments.

“The app will allow us to send reminders to parents about changes in bus times for the first few days out or if there is bad weather and the buses are moving slower than usual,” she said.

To see if your student is eligible to ride the bus, find out where the bus stop is at For more information, contact John Bagert, Transportation Manager.

School meals

The congressional waiver that allowed free school meals for all students during the pandemic has expired. For the 2022-23 school year, the following rates apply:

Elementary (including Birdwell and Caldwell campuses): Free breakfast and lunch

College: free breakfast; Lunch $2.25

High school: free breakfast; Lunch $2.50

Boshears: free breakfast; Lunch $2.25

Families eligible for free or reduced-price meals must complete a meal request. All other students will pay full price for breakfast and lunch at the rates shown.

Campus menus can be found on each website.

Dress code changes

There have been some changes to the secondary dress code. The following expectations will be implemented:

Students may only wear one earbud or headset on one ear at a time to ensure hearing and safety at all times.

Masks can be worn as long as they are attached to the face and worn as intended. Any student found in violation will be required to remove the item immediately.

No headgear will be allowed in the building. These items include skull caps, hats, hoodies and bandanas. (Please note that religious head coverings are permitted.)

Hoodies may be worn, but the head may not be covered at any time inside the building or teaching setting. Failure to comply will result in the loss of the privilege of wearing a hoodie.

House shoes, slippers and sports tap shoes are all prohibited.

Clothing must be worn appropriately, with no visible midriff, and jeans with holes or rips above the knee are not permitted.

Pajamas are not permitted at any time.

What are the campus start/leave times?

Primary: 7:50 a.m. to 3:10 p.m.

College: 8:20 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.

High school: 8:15 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Birdwell Dual Language Immersion School: 8 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.

Caldwell Academy of the Arts: 8 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.

Careers and Technologies Department: 8:15 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.

Early College High School: 8 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.

Other information

Visit for school calendars, progress reports/report cards and test dates, textbooks, code of conduct, grading policies, test requirements. vaccinations/medications, and more.

For any other questions, email Hines at [email protected]

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