Amber Terrace

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At AMBER TERRACE DISCOVERY & DESIGN EARLY CHILDHOOD ACADEMY we strive on excellence, education, safety, and structure to ensure each student is provided with the essential building blocks to develop academically.

Magnet Applications Set to open Dec. 1

Starting December 1, 2018,
visit to secure your child’s seat in one of the following DeSoto ISD magnet programs:

  • Woodridge Fine Arts Magnet Academy
  • The Meadows Business Magnet Academy
  • Frank Moates Blended Learning Magnet Academy
  • Cockrell Hill International Linguistics Magnet Academy
  • Ruby Young Medical and Science Magnet Academy
  • East Middle School Medical Magnet Academy
  • McCowan Fine Arts Academy
  • DHS iSTEAM Academy
  • DHS Early College High School



Parents, Grandparents, Guardians & School Staff, we need your ideas, energy & participation. 

If you wish to join PTA and support the PTA activities for our students, the dues are only $10 (cash only please.) 

 Dear Parents:

A few reminders:



  • School opens at 7:15/Instructions begins at 7:45
  • All students will need to go through the car line in Area 1.  Staff members will be outside to receive the students and walk them to class. Parents should remain in their cars. 
  • If arriving after 7:45, parents MUST park and walk their child into the school and sign them in. Adults only/No siblings. 
  • Students will be walked to class by teachers and/or staff members.
  • Breakfast is served in the classroom beginning at 7:45.
  • Please be patient.  We will do our best to move the car line as fast as possible, but our main priority is the safety of our students.


  • No early dismissal after 2:30 
  • Students leaving early will receive a reverse tardy with the exception of:
  1. Sick child leaving the nurse
  2. Dr. Appointment-must provide a Dr. note
  3. Funeral
  4. Other emergency approved by the principal         
  • Any change in how a child is going home must be received by the school in writing or called in/emailed to the office prior to 2:00 the same day.
  • Student will not be delivered to the office prior to the parent arriving at the school. 
  • All students will be picked up through the car line.  All parents must remain in their cars. 
  • Parents/care takers must have the car card in order to pick up students. Please display the car card in the front windshield. 
  • Please follow the instructions on the car line map for each Dismissal area (see attachment at the top of the page)
  • Remember be patient...we will do our best to move the lines as fast as possible. 

Thank you in advance for partnering with us to ensure that our procedures are smooth and efficient as well as safe for our children.  If you have questions, concerns, and/or suggestions, please do not hesitate to reach out us.

Students and staff recite the following School Pledge every morning...

I pledge to be a S.T.A.R.every day
I will Stay Safe
I will Take Responsibility
I will Act Respectfully
I will Be Ready to Learn

We look forward to seeing you Tuesday night at 6:00. Let's make this a great year for our children! 
We look forward to seeing you Tuesday night at 6:00. Let's make this a great year for our children! 
We look forward to seeing you Tuesday night at 6:00. Let's make this a great year for our children! 
We look forward to seeing you Tuesday night at 6:00. Let's make this a great year for our children! 

DeSoto ISD to Require Clear Backpacks for 18-19
Posted on 06/11/2018
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The DeSoto Independent School District Board of Trustees approved an update to the student code of conduct which will require district students to use clear backpacks when schools reconvene next fall.

The clear bag requirement is just one of a number of safety initiatives the district will implement for the upcoming school year.

Clear backpacks will be required for students in grades pre-K to 12.  Students would still be able to use band and athletic bags, purses and lunch bags which are subject to search and wanding.

Clear bags will be made available to students who pre-register for the district’s August 4 Back-to-School Fair.

Those interested, can also purchase clear backpacks at Wal-Mart and Target among other retailers.

Other new safety measures include increased monitoring of all exterior doors and entrance intercom systems. The district will also implement random searches and provide emergency situation training for teachers and administrators. The district also plans to hire additional police officers.

Given recent unfortunate incidents that have taken place across the country, DeSoto ISD has chosen to take action and make difficult decisions that are for the better good of the DeSoto and Glenn Heights community.

DeSoto ISD is committed to the safety of our students, staff and volunteers. We will do whatever is in our power to secure our campuses so that you don’t have to worry about your children when they are in school. We hope we can count on your support in these endeavors.


Upcoming Events
   Superintendent Coat & Toy Drive
   Nov 26 2018
   Dec 11 2018 at 06:00 PM
   Wear College Shirts
   Dec 12 2018 at 07:45 AM
   Wear Silver Shirts
   Dec 13 2018 at 05:52 PM
   Polar Express Day Wear Pajamas
   Dec 14 2018 at 08:59 AM


To register to be a volunteer see attached flyer. Voly Website Registration Flyer_2018.docx Registration for the 2018-2019 school year. Please begin your registration online at  You can use the quick link Enrolling Students.  Once online documents are completed please bring the following items to the school during registration times listed below,  State Certified Birth Certificate, Social Security Card and vaccinations records for the child(ren).   Parent will need Driver's License and a gas, water or electric bill.    For more information  please call the office.  972-223-8757

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