Dragon Diary

May 24, 2019

CHS Therapy Dogs

Final exam week can be a hectic and overwhelming time of year. To help relieve some of that, CHS will be having therapy dogs visit on Tuesday, May 28th. Stop by the Counseling Office during your lunch to give some belly rubs and de-stress.

State Champion Lady Dragon Soccer

It’s time to again celebrate Dragon athletics greatness! Please join Carroll Athletic Booster Club, City of Southlake, CISD and all of Dragon Nation on Tuesday, May 28 as our community celebrates and honors our state championship Lady Dragon Soccer team.


The celebration will be held at the Gazebo on Fountain Place across from Ruston Park in Southlake Town Square and will include CISD and City of Southlake dignitaries. The evening kicks off as members of the team and their coaches participate in a parade of champions beginning at 6 p.m. at the front of City Hall through Fountain Place to the Gazebo where they will be introduced and then will be available for photos and autographs afterwards.


Please plan to join us and celebrate this state championship.

Summer VOE

A Verification of Enrollment is required for students getting a permit or license. If your student will be getting their permit or license over the summer they will need to get a VOE during the last week of school. VOE's dated during the last week of school will be valid during summer break until the first week of school in August. All other VOE's are only good for 30 days.


There is a sign-up sheet in the front office. If you sign in before noon, forms can be picked up by 3:21 pm, after noon forms can be picked up the next school day and must be requested at your home campus.

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Medication Pick Up

Please pick up medications before the last day of school. All medications, prescription and over the counter, will be destroyed at the end of the day on May 30, 2019. No medication will be “held over” for the next school year. Thank you for your help!


Melody Cooley, RN

Carroll High School Nurse

817-949-5610 phone

817-949-5656 fax

CHS Lost and Found

We have an overabundance of lost and found! If you think your student may have misplaced something have them stop by the Lost and Found outside of Nurse Cooley's clinic. Items left after the last day of school will be donated to Grace.

Class of 2022 T-Shirts

Class of 2022 t-shirts are for sale for $10 in Mrs. Dean's room (B111). Cash or check only!


Email elizabeth.dean@southlakecarroll.edu with questions.

2019-20 Bus Passes

In order to receive early incentive pricing, reserve and pay for your child's bus pass between May 15, 2019 and July 31, 2019.


Individual Bus Pass: $250/Annual $135/Semester

Family Bus Passes: $500/Annual $270/Semester


The district is encouraging parents to register early to assist the Transportation Department in more effectively planning bus stops and routes.


All bus riders MUST have a current 'Bus Rider Contract' form signed by a parent or guardian and turned in with the Bus Rider Registration indicating they will abide by the Bus Safety Handbook if paying by check or cash. Bus passes will not be issued until a signed contract has been turned in.


The Bus Safety Handbook and Contract can be found on the Transportation webpage at www.southlakecarroll.edu. Payment will also be available with an online credit card payment through your Family Access Account.

Project Graduation Tickets

Project Graduation Tickets are currently on sale for $85. The ticket price will increase on May 25th! On-line purchasing will end on May 28th at 11pm. After on-line ticket sales close, you may purchase tickets at the door or by contacting Teresa Kearney directly at zanderboo@verizon.net.


More information about this all night event can be found on the Senior Page of the CSHS website. Follow us on Twitter @CSHSprojectgrad or on Instagram cshsprojectgrad for all the latest news!

From Nurse Cooley

Speaking up about mental health essay contest. The National Institutes of Health is inviting students ages 16 to 18 years old to participate in the “Speaking Up About Mental Health!” essay contest. Essays should explore ways to address the stigma and social barriers that adolescents from racial and ethnic minority populations may face when seeking mental health treatment.


The deadline for entries is May 31, 2019.
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CHS Parking

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Remember that ONLY sophomores, juniors and seniors are allowed to drive/park at CHS and should be parking in the north band lot where ample space is provided.

Carroll High School will begin placing wheel locks on vehicles that are parked in unauthorized areas or vehicles that do not have a current CHS/CSHS parking permit. If a student is illegally parked for one or more of the following reasons they are subject to be booted, towed or both. Cost for removal of the booting device is $30.00.


Violations include:

· No valid PARKING PERMIT

· Parked in a HANDICAPPED space

· Parked in a FIRE LANE

· Blocking entrance to a building or driveway (fire department regulation)

· Parking in an unauthorized parking area (i.e. staff or visitor parking)

· Blocking access to a trash receptacle or dumpster

· Improperly parked

· Additional violations as warranted


If a student is booted they will find a neon orange sticker (sample above) affixed on the driver’s side window. Failure to pay will result in disciplinary action.


Please ensure that students parking on campus have a permit on their vehicle. The link to purchase is https://www.southlakecarroll.edu/Page/1882


Please feel free to contact the Assistant Principal’s office at 817-949-5626 with any questions.

Commuting Between Campuses

Students must commute between campuses (CHS/CSHS) via the district provided shuttle bus. The only exception is when a student begins or ends their day on a campus that is not their home campus, they may commute in their personal vehicle only for first or last block.


Transporting other students in their vehicles is also prohibited.

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CHS Student Drop Off and Pick Up

It has come to our attention that parents are parking in spots and lining up in the student parking lot instead of waiting in the “parent” lines at drop off and pick up.


When drivers park in a student’s space in the morning or block student drivers in their spaces after school, it causes concern between students with parking spots trying to get to class or home and parents disregarding the designated pick up and drop off zone.


Parents, please use the proper pick up and drop off lines and do not park in the student lot for the safety of our students.

Voluntary Random Drug Testing Program

Beginning after Spring Break 2019, Carroll ISD will implement a Voluntary Random Drug Testing Program for students in grades 7-12. The program is designed to provide support and resources to parents/guardians of participating students, therefore, a positive drug test for a participating student does not result in discipline consequences.


The program will be strictly voluntary and free of cost to students and families, while serving as a deterrent to illegal drug use and assisting the district in enforcing a drug-free educational environment. The policy approved by the CISD School Board in the fall of 2018 is modeled after a program in Keller ISD, and will serve as a two-year pilot program in Carroll.


In order for your child to participate in this program, please fill out the Parent Permission Form & Registration and return to your campus principal.


Click here for a summary of the program:

E-cigarette Tip Sheet for Parents

Talk with your teen about E-cigarettes and their risks. Before the talk know the facts, be patient and ready to listen by avoiding criticism and encouraging an open dialogue. Remember that your goal is to have a conversation not deliver a lecture so it is OK for your dialogue to take place over time in bits and pieces. Finally set a positive example by being tobacco-free, for help visit smokefree.gov or call 1-800-QUIT-NOW.


Keep the conversation going and for more information and tips go to https://e-cigarettes.surgeongeneral.gov/documents/SGR_ECig_ParentTipSheet_508.pdf

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Change in Vaping Discipline Process

Students in possession of any vape component or caught vaping will be now be referred to the campus SRO for prosecution in addition to school discipline.


Vaping and its components are a violation of the Minor in Possession of Tobacco Statute, Texas Health and Safety Code - - HEALTH & SAFETY § 161.252. Possession, Purchase, Consumption, or Receipt of Cigarettes, E-Cigarettes, or Tobacco Products by Minors Prohibited

CISD Booster for Special Programs

The CISD Booster for Special Programs is a district wide organization that supports Special Programs, such as Dyslexia, Preschool, ESL and Special Education within the Carroll Independent School District for all eleven campuses.


Their mission is to continue to support the Students, Parents, and Faculty involved in special programs by providing additional resources, continuing educational opportunities for faculty and parents, speakers, and support groups for families and to collaborate with the District in continuing to provide excellence to all students in all programs at CISD.

Your membership dues make their mission possible and the CISD Booster for Special Programs needs your help. Please click the link below and become a CISD Booster for Special Programs today!

TEACHER FUND FOR ALL CISD CAMPUSES

The teacher fund initiative, a year-round campaign sponsored by the Carroll Education Foundation, is off to a great start! View this video to learn more about why your teachers need your support at each campus: https://youtu.be/q0oK4aQZwgA


For more information on giving as a family or through your business and company matching, visit www.carrolleducationfoundation.org/donate-now.

Teen Life

Teen Life is a support group designed to help teenagers succeed at handling issues related to family, school, stress, and the ups & downs of life. If you think your child would benefit from this group, please send his/her name to Becca Piriano in CHS Guidance and she will reach out to them. Visit their website for more information at https://www.teenlife.ngo/.

Student ID Badges

CISD Student ID’s are issued only once during your 4 years at Carroll/Carroll Senior High. DO NOT discard your current ID, if you do and you need a new one, the cost to replace your ID will be $10.00. Please see the Guidance Office for replacement if you are at the CHS campus. Students at CSHS should see Mrs. Cranford in the Library. All students must have their ID’s with you daily for entrance to the buildings as this is your key, the outside doors will be locked and not open for entrance without your ID.

CHS Student Access to Exterior Doors

All exterior doors will be locked on campus. To enter the building you must have your ID in your possession. Your ID will access doors before school, after school, and during passing periods. If you need a replacement ID you must go to the counseling office for a replacement at $10. Please do not open a door for a student without an ID as you’re threatening the safety of all students. In addition, do not hold doors open as all students should have ID’s on them at all times. If you do not have an ID outside of the building you’re welcome to come around to the front office where they will identify you for entrance into the building. Please be cognizant of your safety and all student safety going forward.

Closed Campus

CSHS and CHS are closed campuses and students may not leave campus during lunch.

Operation #SAFEdragon

The goals of the #SAFEdragon program are to improve safety and security within Carroll ISD and promote emergency preparedness among students and staff. Remember when visiting our campuses to always enter through the main offices so we can properly sign you in and print you a badge. Students should never open the doors for anyone, not even friends. Be a #SAFEdragon!

Dragon Mobile App

The Dragon Mobile App is for parents, students, and staff. Mobile Dragon keeps you connected with the latest district news and other helpful information at the touch of a button. Click the link below for more details about the App. The app is available for iOS and Android smartphones in the App Store and Google Play. Search “Carroll ISD” to find and download the app today!

Join AP Booster Club Today!

By supporting the AP Booster club you help support AP, Pre-AP, Honors, GT programs at EIS, DIS, DMS, CHS and CSHS. Last year we gave teacher grants totaling $10,000 to these campuses and awarded $5,000 in college scholarships to seniors. We hope to have your support so we can fund even more teacher grant requests! We also have informative meetings throughout the year that are free to members! Please take a minute to join today! www.dragonap.org

Attendance

Arrival

9th & 10th Grade students must enter classrooms by 8:00 am when classes start. All students must sign in at the attendance office if they arrive at 8:01 am or after. Late students must have a doctor's note, parent call or parent note letting attendance know that they are aware that their student was tardy.

Departure

9th Grade students. Parent/guardians of 9th graders must physically sign their student out at the attendance office for early dismissal. If someone other than a parent/guardian is picking up a student, that person must be listed on the family's emergency contact list located in Family Access. Parents/guardians must contact the attendance office if a person - not on their emergency contact list - is picking up their child. The office is required to make a copy of that person's driver's license in order for the student to be released and that person needs to sign the student out.


10th Grade. As we know, many of our 10th graders drive, therefore they are permitted to sign-out with the attendance office for an early dismissal provided parents/guardians have notified the attendance office in writing. The note from parents requesting an early dismissal must be dated/signed and dropped off at the attendance office first thing in the morning. We will then provide the student with a pass to return to the attendance office at the early dismissal time to sign-out and exit the campus. If your 10th grader is returning that day, please ensure they sign in at the attendance office upon return so their attendance record will be noted properly.


FYI, For our students’ safety, it is important that they sign in when arriving late or sign out when leaving early. Students who do not comply with this safety measure will be referred to the Assistant Principal’s office per the CHS Handbook.