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June 06, 2022

In this issue

Important Upcoming Dates

  • Finals Schedule (Grade 9-11)
    Students will take two exams each day through Tuesday, June 7th. The first exam will run from 8 AM to 10 AM, and the second exam will run from 10:10 AM to 12:10 PM. Lunch will be provided from 12:10 PM to 12:40 PM. Buses will be available to take students home after exams. Buses will depart each day at 12:45 PM.
    • June 6 - B1 & B2
    • June 7 - B3 & B4
  • Jun 07 - Last Day of School for Students
  • Jun 11 - DeBakey Graduation, 4PM @ Barnett Stadium
  • Jun 13 - July 7 - Summer School - Credit Recovery
  • Jun 13 - June 30 - Bridge Camp - Entering 9th Graders (Math and Reading)
  • Jun 15 - Report Cards

School Announcements

Laptop Return

All students are expected to return their laptops before they leave for the summer on the last day of school. Students must return their laptops, charger, and case. If you have lost or have damaged your charger ($32) or case ($38), you can purchase a replacement on Backup all files. Check the HUB for more information.

Summer 2022 Assignments

Please be sure to keep an eye on the Debakey HSHP Summer 2022 Assignments page for updates!

Update Your Contact Information in HISDConnect

Parents, now is the time to update your contact information in HISDConnect and be sure that we have your address, working phone number(s), and an email address linked to your student’s account.

Sponsorship Opportunities for 2022-2023 School Year


We have developed several opportunities to sponsor DeBakey PTO as listed below.  For any questions about these options, please contact


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In June, the DeBakey PTO will be switching completely to the Membership Toolkit Platform. If you would like to continue receiving newsletters and other important updates from us, please be sure register a new account at; our current list of parents and email addresses will NOT be carried over. 

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Important Notes for Senior Students and Parents

  • Tuesday, June 7th, is the last day of school. Graduation practice for seniors will begin at 9 Am and end at 11 AM.
  • June 2nd through June 7th, seniors must attend school until 12:10 PM daily. Lunch will be served until 12:40 each day, and buses will pick students up at 12:45 PM. 
  • Saturday, June 11th, is Graduation Day at Barnett Fieldhouse, 6800 Fairway Dr, Houston, TX 77087. The ceremony begins at 4pm. Students must arrive at 2:45. 

Goals for New Principal, Jesse Herrera

Principal Herrera
For those that could not attend the June 1 Meet and Greet, we've included some excerpts from his presentation:

Student Focus:
  • Increase Tier I College Admissions
  • Increase SAT/ACT scores
  • Increase student interventions and enrichments
  • Increase student internships
  • Increase student scholarships
  • Increase student field opportunities and experiences
  • Increase student volunteer opportunities
90-Day Plan
  • June (Month 01)
    • Meet with Principal Perry on Transition Plan
    • Meet with SSO Ms. Lim
    • Meet with PTO/Parents
    • Meet with Teachers/Staff who are available
    • Meet with students who are available
    • Meet with Administration/Counselors
      • Review and complete Master Schedule
      • Review of social and emotional student supports
      • Review of Summer Instruction Plan
      • Establish Communication Plan
      • Attend Professional Learning Series with Leadership Team
      • Fill any pending school vacancies
    • Meet with SDMC
  • July (Month 02)
    • Review student and faculty handbooks
    • Review of completion of of Summer School Courses
    • Review of school resources (budget, human capital, instructional, technology)
    • Rview PD Plan for the Year
  • August (Month 03)
    • Meet with incoming 9th Graders
    • Present Teacher PD
    • Review opening of school procedures
    • Meet with teachers and staff
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