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

2020-21 RYE Operating Documents (Daily Schedule, AAL Class Links, Campus Improvement Plan, etc.) can be viewed by parents at any time in our 2020-21 RYE Family AAL Resources Google Drive Folder.

Greetings RYE Platinum Families!

Please bookmark the DeSoto ISD Parent Resources page on your Web browser to see when technology trainings for parents will be available!

IF  YOU ARE UNABLE TO CONNECT TO AN ONLINE CLASS (you have no device, WiFi access, stable home setting, etc.), email janel.morris@desotoisd.org ASAP so we can troubleshoot your child's learning this year.

You can find the latest information about the district's 2020-21 "Anytime, Anywhere Learning" plans  at the district website

Enrollment is currently open. Please visit the district's enrollment site, and follow the directions for returning (currently enrolled) or new (currently enrolled in a non-DeSoto ISD campus or homeschool).


Greetings Platinum Families!

Good afternoon RYE families!

We hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving Break, and are well-rested for three strong weeks prior to Christmas Break. A few announcements to start us back up

  • Welcome to the students who have joined us for campus-supervised learning for the 3rd six weeks. Please remember to charge your devices each evening; and bring your device, charger, headphones, and mask daily. Dress code guidelines and school supply lists are attached:
  • DeSoto ISD 2020-21 Dress Code.pdf 
  • 2020-21 AAL School Supply List.pdf 

If you wish to elect campus-supervised learning for the fourth six weeks (beginning Monday, Jan. 25, 2021), please complete the selection survey below: https://form.jotform.com/201906732762052


How can you help your child in less than 30 minutes?

We know many of you are juggling many responsibilities now—working full-time, managing multiple children sharing one device to participate in online classes and submit virtual assignments, caring for family members, etc. However, there are two ways we believe all parents can help all children that will yield tremendous benefits to their academic success. If you will commit to both of these, at least three times a week (although more is encouraged, if time permits), we will be very grateful for your help, and are confident you will see results in your child’s growth:

  1. Read with your child 15-20 minutes. This includes you reading aloud to them, AND having them read aloud to you. Help them sound out unfamiliar words, and ask them questions to see if they can define vocabulary, explain what is happening in the story, and predict what might happen next.
  2. Review math facts for 10 minutes. For kindergarten, stick to single-digit addition, 1st grade can increase to sums up to 20, 2nd grade can also work on subtraction facts. Grades 3-5, please work on multiplication facts, daily, if possible. These are critical to increasing computation accuracy on STAAR math questions.

Please email Julia.ruiz@desotoisd.org if you cannot access your Parent Portal. Parent Portal enables you to monitor your child's grades and attendance.



If you need to return, or exchange, district devices, including Chromebooks and iPads, please call 972-223-6505 Monday-Thursday, from 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. If you are unable to reach anyone by phone, please email theresa.whitlock@desotoisd.org


  • TEA has provided clear and strict parameters for attendance. Please note that students who do not meet regular attendance will be referred to the district truancy officer and may not be eligible to receive satisfactory grades or promote to the following grade level.
  • Grading policies will be in effect for the 2020-21 school year, so students will receive numeric scores based on their quality of submitted work and assessments, rather than a “P” or “I” that were used at the conclusion of the 2019-20 school year. Teachers will provide more details on grading.
  • The 2020-21 Campus Improvement Plan is available here: 2020-21 RYE CIP

  • The Virtual Library is 100% safe and available anytime!

A message from our excellent library clerk, Ms. Agee:
 I am excited to share with you an opportunity for our scholars to participate in a free Special Author Series.  It will occur each Wednesday at noon for 30 minutes from now through the beginning of March.  January 13 will feature Sharon Robinson, who is the daughter of baseball great, Jackie Robinson.  She will share reflections on Dr. Martin Luther King.  
In order for our scholars to participate, they need to go to the RYE Virtual Library (link below).  The first room has a desk where a Flipgrid is displayed.  Click on the Flipgrid and they, with their parents acknowledgement, will be able to register for future Author events. You can also register to participate in the event(s) and this could be a great tool to use with your scholars to discuss the various books and the authors.
Please sign up  for this special opportunity.  Being able to hear what authors have to say about their own works and to give us a glimpse of history and/or their own journeys is a wonderful experience.  Also, while you are on the site, please peruse our selection of read aloud books, reading challenges, as well as check out eBooks and Audio Books from our catalog.
Thank you for your partnership in this wonderful opportunity.  If you have any questions, please reach out to me: pamela.agee@desotoisd.org

ebooks  Find out about our ANYTIME, ANYWHERE LIBRARY HERE


  • Enrollment information can be found at the link above. Please email julia.ruiz@desotoisd.org if you need help with enrollment or withdrawals.



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