Information for Parents


July 31, 2020, Update:

School Supplies Lists: Please see below for your child’s class.

Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE)
Elementary 1
Elementary 2
Elementary ISEP
Junior High
Secondary 1
Secondary ISEP
High School
InVEST Program

July 30, 2020, Update:

DLSEC follows the Yoakum ISD school calendar. You may access the most current version of the Yoakum ISD at

July 29, 2020, Update:

Parents: Please be sure you have returned your child’s school committment form. Contact Tessa Sanchez if you have any questions.

July 27, 2020, Update:

Enrollment packets for RISE students are coming to a mailbox near you!

Be on the lookout for the DLSEC enrollment packet. This is an annual requirement that must be completed for eache student each school year. Feel free to bring it in or mail to the office with your School Commitment form.

July 26, 2020, Update:

Parents and guardians, please join us for news and updates relating to the RISE and GOALS programs via the REMIND app. See below for instructions for how to join our REMIND group.

July 24, 2020, Update:

The DLSEC RISE Program is excited to welcome students back to school on Wednesday, August 19! As noted in the 2020-2021 Strong Start Letter you received last week, our classrooms will be open for face-to-face instruction with the added option to learn from home through virtual instruction if desired. The graphic below gives a brief summary of each option.

Check your mailbox soon for the School Commitment Form allowing you to select your child’s return-to-school option. This form is very important and needs to be returned to our offices in order to plan for your child’s programming for the upcoming school year. See the form for return instructions and requested deadline.

As always, do not hesitate to call or email with any questions. Together we can achieve more!

April 16, 2020 Update

Our ‪next packet pick-up date will be‪ this upcoming Monday, April 20, 2020.‬ Locations for pick up will be the same as last week (see below). Materials will include assignments for TWO weeks of learning.

Pick-up times are as follows:
7:30 A.M. – 9:00 A.M.
11:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M.

Report cards for the fifth six weeks for students in the RISE program are being mailed today.

April is Autism Awareness month, so we hope you’ll join us in supporting Autism Awareness in April and throughout the year.

April 9, 2020 Update

The DLSEC office will be closed in observance of Good Friday on Friday, April 10, 2020.  We wish you all a happy and safe Easter!

April 1, 2020 Update

Our ‪next Monday‬ pick up date will be‪ this upcoming Monday, April 6th.‬ Locations for pick up will be the same as last week. Materials will include assignments for TWO weeks of learning.

Pick-up times are as follows:
7:30 A.M. – 9:00 A.M.
11:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M.

Please contact your child’s teacher or myself with any questions!

March 30, 2020 Update

Reminder to Parents:  Packet pick up is today.

Special Announcement: 

At this time for the safety of our students, staff, and community, we find it necessary to cancel all DLSEC special events for the month of April. This includes our annual Easter Egg Hunt, prom, and Reel Fishin’.

We look forward to rescheduling any of these events that we are able to reschedule at a later date.

March 26, 2020 Update

For multi-district students in the RISE and GOALS classrooms, home-based instructional packets are coming your way on Monday, March 30, 2020.

Pick-up times are as follows:

7:30 A.M. – 9:00 A.M.

11:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M.

To help protect the safety of everyone involved, please stay in your vehicle.  Personnel will deliver the packets to your vehicle.  We will distribute the packets at locations listed below.

Yoakum ISD students:

  • Yoakum Primary Annex
  • Multi-District Elementary Building (RISE Building at YIS)
  • Yoakum RISE Portables (at YHS)

Hallettsville ISD students:

  • Hoffer’s

Shiner, Vysehrad & Moulton ISD students:

  • Shiner Public School

Yorktown ISD students:

  • Yorktown Elementary

If you need additional information, contact your child’s teacher or call (361)293-2854.

March 23, 2020 Update

To our DLSEC family,

Our staff is working on developing non-face-to-face instruction for students and will remain closed until April 3, 2020. Each of our nine member districts is creating ways to distribute food to meet their students’ nutritional needs.

Staff in the RISE and GOALS programs will be attempting to contact families to determine the most appropriate forms of instruction to offer.

For questions relating to meals, please contact the student’s home district. For questions relating to instruction and services, please contact the student’s teacher by email or at (361)293-3076.

All of our students are in our thoughts and we hope we will be back to “normal” (or whatever that looks like post-COVID-19) soon!

March 19, 2020 Update

At this time and in accordance with Governor Abbott’s orders regarding the closure of schools, the RISE and GOALS programs will be closed for students until April 3, 2020. Each of our member districts will be working on plans for providing meals to children in its district. During the time that our programs are closed, we will be working diligently to plan for instruction for our students as the pandemic situation and governing authorities dictate.

Please be assured that our staff will be taking all necessary precautions to provide a safe and healthy environment for when our students are able to return.

We will continue to provide updates as the situation develops.

Visit Yoakum ISD’s webpage for current information from our DLSEC fiscal agent.

March 10, 2020 Update

A letter is being sent home with each RISE and GOALS student regarding Coronavirus Diseas 2019 (COVID-19).  View the letter here.

Check back to this page regularly for current information and resources for parents of students in the DeWitt-Lavaca Special Education Cooperative.

Resources for Families: TEA (Texas Education Agency) has created topic-specific information for families. Click on this image or go to to access the resources.

Family members can call or log on to find answers to their questions as well as general information about special education.

SpedTex Sepcial Education Information Center logo
Raptor Visitor Management System Letter

Student Program Guides

School Day Times

Bus Schedules and School Schedules

Maps for RISE and GOALS Locations:

Map for RISE and GOALS Secondary
RISE and GOALS Secondary
Map for InVEST and GOALS Elementary
InVEST and GOALS Elementary
Map for RISE Elementary
RISE Elementary

Students in the DLSEC Multi-District Programs follow the Yoakum ISD calendar. You may access it at:

Texas Talking Book Program (TBP)

TBP provides free library services including audiobooks for persons who are unable to read standard print due to physical, visual, or reading disability, including people who have been determined to be at risk for dyslexia.  For more information, visit the Texas Talking Book Program’s website. 

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Parents may find information about meals for students in the Multi-District Program at

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Please contact Multi-District Principal Tessa Sanchez at (361)293-2854 or for more information.

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