Welcome to Ruby Young Medical & Environmental Sciences Magnet Academy

At RUBY YOUNG MEDICAL & ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES ACADEMY, we are committed to providing an environment that builds a solid foundation for our future scholars. Each day, students, teachers and administrators share in a common goal to provide a thriving learning environment that promotes academic success far beyond the classroom. 

What's Happening



STAAR is next week:
Tuesday, April 9: 4th Grade Writing, 5th Grade Math

Wednesday, April 10: 5th Grade Reading

Thursday/Friday, April 11/12: Makeups

3RD-5TH PARENTS: Please access items shared at our March 19 "STAAR-y Night" presentation below. We will conduct an abridged presentation again on Tuesday, April 2nd, from 5:30-6:30.

Parent Night PPT Helping Your Child Succeed on STAAR.pdf

FREE Online Parent Resources for STAAR Preparation

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Greetings Platinum Families:

This is our final week before the first round of STAAR testing. Please mark your calendar for tomorrow evening, Tuesday, April 2nd, at 5:30, if you were not able to attend our parent information night on March 19th. This session will include important discussions for 5th grade parents about the Student Success Initiative (SSI).

  • Yearbooks are still on sale. Please watch for order forms in your child’s folder. There is a limited quantity and they will be available mid-May. You may order online, or make payment in the front office.
  • Ice cream party and prize distribution for the WFC fundraiser will be held April 18. If you can assist, please contact Ms. Erwin at 972-217-6554
  • *Now that spring is upon us, our environmental science teacher has several observation activities planned to watch native Texas birds, study their ecosystem in our campus garden, and study the interdependence of living organisms within their natural habitat. If you would like to donate bird feeders and/or birdseed, please deliver these items to the front office for Mrs. Wallace.*

  • Mark your calendars now for the official 2019 STAAR exam dates:

Tuesday, April 9: 4th Grade Writing, 5th Grade Math

Wednesday, April 10: 5th Grade Reading

Thursday/Friday, April 11/12: Makeups

Monday, May 13: 3rd and 4th Grade Math (5th grade retest)

Tuesday, May 14: 3rd and 4th Grade Reading (5th grade retest)

Wednesday, May 15: 5th Grade Science

Thursday/Friday, May 16/17: Makeups

(Online testing will take place between April 9-12 for 4th grade writing; April 8-18 for 5th grade reading and math; and May 13-24 for 3rd and 4th grade reading and math, as well as 5th grade science/math and reading re-testing)

voly Total Hours (as of Feb. 28, 2019): 290.5!

If you would like to invest your time in our campus to support our staff and students, please be sure to register in the VOLY system, and sign up for the opportunities in which you are interested. The link is https://desotoisd.voly.org

Important: Please check-in when you volunteer. The district is logging hours for each campus, and we want everyone to know that RYE is the best in DISD!

Thank you for your interest in becoming a DeSoto ISD Volunteer!

Communication Protocol

  • If you have questions or concerns about your student's progress, please contact your child's teacher via email or a phone message. The school phone number is 972-223-6505. Email addresses are listed on school staff pages.
  • Please allow a 24-hour window for campus staff to respond to your communication. Typically, teachers will return your phone call or respond to your email at the end of the school day, or on their planning period, depending on the time the message was sent/received.
  • Please address campus-level concerns with the principal. This can be done by completing the School Communication Form which is located at the front desk. Again, please allow a 24-hour window for your concern to be addressed.


  • Daily attendance is important! Remember our attendance goal is 97% or higher for each grade level. You can assist us with meeting this goal by making sure that your child is present and on time each daySchool begins at 8:00 a.m. daily
  • Please refer to the Student Code of Conduct for dress code requirements.  We are conducting enforcement checks each morning to ensure that our students remain in compliance. Third-fifth grade students should wear a belt with clothing that have belt loops. The DISD PK-8 can be found here, or by visiting the DeSoto ISD website, clicking the "For Parents" link from the left menu, and selecting "Student Code of Conduct." Refer to pages 9-11 for complete details.
  • Positive school & classroom behavior is an expectation. Majority of our students are still doing a tremendous job at staying on task during class & throughout the building. Let's continue to reinforce positive behavior both at school and home. We are conducting restorative discipline circles to help students become aware of their actions, as well making better choices in every situation they may face.
  • Our district does not tolerate bullying. Refer to page 16 of the Student Code of Conduct for details.
  • Ensure that your child is getting the proper amount of rest each day. Rest plays a vital part in daily restoration of the mind and body.
  • College Day is each Wednesday. Students are encouraged to wear a college shirt  with their uniform pants
  • Spirit Day is the last day of each week. Students are encouraged to wear a Ruby Young or DeSoto ISD shirt with jeans.




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