Dragon Diary

October 09, 2020

Testing Day Reminders

Students will not be released from classrooms once testing has begun.


What to Bring on Test Day:

  • #2 pencils, not mechanical (College Board does not guarantee that answers will scan when using a mechanical pencil)
  • A calculator. You must bring your own calculator or test without one. Calculators will NOT be provided on test day.
  • Mask must be worn during testing


Test Day Information:

  • Testing will start promptly at 8:00am
  • Cell phones and smart watches are NOT allowed and must be turned in to the teacher
  • After testing, students will have an early release to be able to complete any asynchronous lessons or assignments through Canvas. Your teacher will inform you prior to test day what you will need to do for their class.

    Early Release Schedule:

    8:00am – 12:45pm Testing

    1:00pm Early Release to begin Asynchronous Learning

    Buses will leave campus at 1:00pm for their bus route home

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    CHS/CSHS Picture Day

    Ready, set, smile because picture day is almost here and all students will have their photos taken for the yearbook. Virtual students need to sign up for a time to have their picture using the links below. Face-to-face students will go down to the photographers with their English classes.


    Some tips for looking your best are to wear solid colors and small patterns, avoid green and T-shirts with logos or sayings. Long-sleeved shirts look best as do simple earrings and necklaces.


    Links and proofs will be sent to parents through email approximately two weeks after photos are taken.


    CSHS

    October 19th - senior retakes with online sign up times. **Please note date change**


    CHS

    October 20th - Retakes from 9am - 6pm. DVA students will need to schedule their time online and in-person students can stop by throughout the day.

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    CSHS/CHS Yearbook

    Prices increase on November 14th so order your yearbook today to receive the price of $80.00! The Carroll High and Senior High yearbook are now one book, featuring grades 9-12, varsity and sub varsity sports, daily and community events and more.


    Order by Friday, November 13, 2020 for only $80.00. That’s a savings of $10.00. SAVE NOW ›

    Social-Over-Noodle Chinese Club Kick-off Meeting

    Join Chinese Club! Everyone is welcome, meet new friends and learn about Chinese culture.


    First time ever for special relief effort, Chinese Club is waiving the annual membership fee this year. You don’t have to be in Chinese class to join.


    Social-Over-Noodle Chinese Club virtual kick-off meeting, Wednesday October 14th from 3:40pm - 4:30 pm.


    Text CHSChClub to 81010 to get meeting Zoom link and your noodle.


    Chinese Club, for friends & Noodles & more …. Watch the Video



    Zoom Meeting

    https://southlakecarroll-edu.zoom.us/j/5308798022

    Meeting ID: 530 879 8022

    Virtual Veterans Day Assembly November 11th

    Student Council is preparing for our first ever virtual Veterans Day Assembly on Wednesday, November 11th.


    But there are two ways we need your help!


    • We are hoping to collect several video clips from those who are serving active duty overseas. If you have a friend or family member who might be able to help us with this, please contact Ms. Millhorn at sarah.millhorn@southlakecarroll.edu ASAP!

    • We are also hoping to have veterans who are local drive up to the school at the conclusion of our virtual assembly for a kind of “reverse parade”. If you have a friend or family member who is local and would be able to come to campus so we can honor them, please fill out or have them fill out this form ASAP.



    Thank you so much!


    Sarah Millhorn

    CHS English I

    StuCo Advisor

    Carroll Senior High School Library

    DVA students have access to books from the Carroll Senior High School library. You can search for what you want on Destiny (https://www.southlakecarroll.edu/Page/2057) and then email the librarian your choices at sarah.chase@southlakecarroll.edu .


    All requested books will be checked out to the student and placed on the table in the foyer for pickup at your convenience. If you have any questions about this or other library services, please email the librarian.


    DVA (and F2F) students are encouraged to join the Library Course on Canvas. This will be a central location for information regarding book recommendations, database log-in credentials and other library services. You can follow this link to join the course: https://southlakecarroll.instructure.com/enroll/XP96MT


    Sarah Chase

    Librarian, Carroll Senior High School

    CSHS PSAT & SAT School Day 10.14.2020

    Carroll Senior High School will administer the PSAT and SAT School Day to all registered 11th and 12th grade students on Wednesday, October 14, 2020. In order to have testing rooms with a minimal amount of students to be able to maintain social distancing, all teachers will be proctoring one of these tests.


    Students who did not register to take one of these tests will not report to school and complete any lessons or assignments through Canvas asynchronously on October 14. This can include having students complete make up work, watching a video, etc. As long as students show that they were logged into Canvas for class that day, they are counted present.


    PSAT / SAT School Day Early Release Schedule:

    8 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. - Testing

    1 p.m. - Early Release to begin Asynchronous Learning

    Buses will leave campus at 1 p.m. for their normal bus route.


    What to Bring on Test Day:

    • #2 pencils, not mechanical (College Board does not guarantee that answers will scan when using a mechanical pencil.)
    • A calculator. You must bring your own calculator or test without one. Calculators will NOT be provided on test day.
    • Mask must be worn during entirety of testing.

    Test Day Information:

    • The PSAT and SAT School Day will start promptly at 8 a.m.
    • Cell phones and smart watches are NOT allowed and must be turned in to the teacher
    • After testing, students will have an early release to be able to complete any asynchronous lessons or assignments through Canvas. Your teacher will inform you prior to October 14 to let you know what you will need to do for their class.

    CHS PSAT/NMSQT Wednesday, October 14, 2020

    *** The following testing information refers to DVA students who registered for the PSAT via the google form sent on September 4th and students who were F2F on or before September 4th***


    Sophomores (F2F and DVA): the PSAT will be administered on Wednesday, October 14 at CHS. Students will be required to wear a mask during the entire time they testing . F2F students and DVA students, as of 9/28/20, will not test in the same testing rooms; they will be kept separated. Room assignments will be posted on the library windows and front staircase by Tuesday, October 13.


    What to Bring on Test Day:

    • #2 pencils, not mechanical (College Board does not guarantee that answers will scan when using a mechanical pencil)
    • A calculator. You must bring your own calculator or test without one. Calculators will NOT be provided on test day.
    • Mask must be worn during testing

    Test Day Information:

    • The PSAT will start promptly at 8:00am
    • Cell phones and smart watches are NOT allowed and must be turned in to the teacher
    • After testing, students will have an early release to be able to complete any asynchronous lessons or assignments through Canvas. Your teacher will inform you prior to test day what you will need to do for their class.

    PSAT Early Release Schedule:

    8:00am – 12:45pm Testing

    1:00pm Early Release to begin Asynchronous Learning

    Buses will leave campus at 1:00pm for their bus route home

    PSAT NMSQT Student Guide

    PSAT NMSQT Practice Test


    DVA students can pick up a Study Guide in the tub placed outside the front entrance of CHS


    ***The following information is for DVA students who did not register for the PSAT via the google form sent out on September 4th ***


    Asynchronous Learning Day – October 14, 2020

    They will stay at home on this day and complete any lessons or assignments through Canvas asynchronously. Your teacher will inform you prior to October 14 what you will need to do for their specific class.


    Thank you,

    CHS Administration

    CHS PreACT Wednesday, October 14, 2020

    *** The following testing information refers to DVA students, on September 4th, who registered for the PreACT via the google form and students who were F2F on or before September 4th***


    Freshmen (F2F and DVA): the PreACT will be administered on Wednesday, October 14 at CHS. Students will be required to wear a mask during the entire time they are testing. F2F students and DVA students, as of 9/28/20, will not test in the same testing rooms; they will be kept separated. Room assignments will be posted on the library windows and front staircase by Tuesday, October 13.


    What to Bring on Test Day:

    • #2 pencils, not mechanical (ACT does not guarantee that answers will scan when using a mechanical pencil)
    • A calculator. You must bring your own calculator or test without one. Calculators will NOT be provided on test day.
    • Mask must be worn during testing

    Test Day Information:

    • The PreACT will start promptly at 8:00am
    • Cell phones and smart watches are NOT allowed and must be turned in to the teacher
    • After testing, students will have an early release to be able to complete any asynchronous lessons or assignments through Canvas. Your teacher will inform you prior to test day what you will need to do for their class.

    PreACT Early Release Schedule:

    8:00am – 12:45pm Testing

    1:00pm Early Release to begin Asynchronous Learning

    Buses will leave campus at 1:00pm for their bus route home


    ***The following information is for DVA students who did not register for the PreAC via the google form sent out on September 4th ***


    Asynchronous Learning Day – October 14, 2020

    They will stay at home on this day and complete any lessons or assignments through Canvas asynchronously. Your teacher will inform you prior to October 14 what you will need to do for their specific class.


    Thank you,

    CHS Administration

    Dragon Spirit Shop

    The Dragon Spirit Shop will be open on Thursday October 15th and October 29th from 11:30am - 2:00pm outside in the front of the CHS building to maintain social distance. We have lots of new items and plenty of masks so come on by!


    Cash, checks and credit cards are accepted. If you have any questions contact Amanda Eberling at 817-949-5607.

    Carroll Dragon Varsity Football Friday, October 16th

    Friday October 16th, Carroll vs Denton Guyer- 7:00pm at Dragon Stadium.


    All athletic facilities will be operating at a maximum of 50% capacity. Fans will be required to wear a mask inside the Stadium and practice social distancing. Please see the information below.


    • Tickets are limited to 50% maximum capacity (subject to change per UIL)
    • All tickets will be general admission with first-come first-serve seating.
    • All ticket sales will be online. Click Ticket Info
    • There will be no in person ticket sales during the week or at the Box Office.
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    Purchase Tickets Here

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    Purchase Tickets Here

    Student ID Badges

    The student ID is your key and the only way to enter the campus for safety and security. All campus doors are locked and all students must have ID’s with them daily for entrance to the buildings. ID Badges include lanyards and must be worn.


    CHS DVA students may pick up their badges in the front office Monday through Friday from 7:45am - 3:45pm.


    Badges will also be used in the library and in the cafeteria. The cafeteria will only allow a student to access their account with their ID. The ID provides the staff and the students the safety to be no contact daily.


    CISD Student ID’s are issued only once during your 4 years at Carroll/Carroll Senior High. If you lose your badge and 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.

    CHS Limited Door Access

    The only doors students will have ID badge access to enter the CHS Campus are:


    Main Entry

    A Hall Entry

    New Cafeteria Entry

    E Hall Entry


    Remember this is for student safety and to minimize entry points for CHS. Remember DO NOT OPEN any doors for students or adults.

    VOE

    A Verification of Enrollment is required for students getting a permit or license. There is a sign-up sheet in the front office of CHS for freshman and sophomores. Juniors and seniors need to obtain their VOE from the Senior High AP Office.


    Please allow 24 hours for forms to be processed.


    Forms are good for 30 days.

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    Food Delivery Services

    Food delivery services will no longer be allowed on campus and delivery drivers will not be allowed into the building.

    Online Ordering Clarification

    We have found that many students are not picking up their pre orders meals.


    Pre-order meals are made just before each lunch period so they are as fresh as possible.


    Many students are not selecting the correct lunch period AND/OR campus. Please find out if you have A,B, C, or D lunch on the day you are ordering and select that lunch as your “Pick Up Option”


    If you plan to eat lunch at the Senior High, you must place orders from the Senior High School Pre-order Lunch Menu. You will select Mega Lunch in this case.


    Pre-order meals are charged to students accounts each morning. When a student does not pick it up, their account gets charged anyway.


    We have a designated Pick – Up Kiosks at each cafeteria. They are located to the right side of the serving lines at both campuses.


    If an order is not picked up, your account will still be charged. If you have a duplicate order because you ordered at the wrong campus we will not double charge the account. However, after Labor Day, we will have to begin charging for any meal that is not picked up, regardless of purchases made in the normal serving line. We know everyone is still learning and getting used to our new system!


    As a reminder, pre-order is not a requirement, but an option for students. The goal is to provide more time for students to visit at lunch with their friends and avoid the lunch line!

    Closed Campus

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

    Carroll High School Traffic Flow

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    Campus Logistics

    Traffic

    Please remember traffic is key for both CSHS and CHS especially with teenage drivers.


    On campus, traffic does begin to occur around 7:30 am every single day. We would remind families any arrival after 7:30 would include each person encountering traffic until at least 8 am daily.


    After school, traffic will be especially tight at CHS. Any arrival earlier than 3:21 will cause campus stacking onto city roads. Please understand stacking onto the road will limit the transportation of emergency vehicles effectively to assist community members. If students will maintain safe distances, they are able to stay on campus until as late as 5 pm.


    CSHS is in the middle of the Fine Arts facility construction and thus construction vehicles can occasionally influence traffic. We will have SROs at the West entrance helping traffic enter the campus. CSHS front entrance has a traffic pattern that will move through the administrative parking lot back to the front entrance road to provide a small bit of stacking on campus.


    At CHS, you will encounter construction on White Chapel Boulevard for the entire school year. Conversations with the construction company has assured us during “peak” traffic times all three lanes will be open for entrance into CHS. After peak times we do anticipate many times where we will be moved to two lanes due to construction. Based on the widening of the road there will be occasional traffic lane switches especially after the temporary lane is constructed on White Chapel Boulevard in September. Please understand the south exit from CHS is a right turn only and we must remind all families to follow this throughout construction to provide students safety.


    Crosswalk at Ascot and White Chapel

    The crosswalk and associated signal Pedestrian heads have been moved to the north side of the Ascot intersection.


    Student Drop-Off and Pick-Up

    Please use only the North and South covered parent drop and pick-up areas for students. Pull all the way forward in the lanes on campus so more students can transition on campus at a time. The front circle is for bus traffic only and is not a student pick-up area or a drop off area. Do not load/unload on city roads, as this is illegal, or in neighborhoods for pick up as most of this area is private property.


    Early Arrival

    Please remember all early arrival students must enter campus safely and maintain safe distances from other students on campus. Both campuses are very open but remember teachers could be working on tutorials every morning with students and thus we do remind all students not to interfere with any classroom instruction.


    Busses

    Please yield to all busses entering the campus traffic patterns. Provide all students safety as these busses navigate our campuses.


    Cell Phones

    We are cell phone free when driving on any CISD campus. Please protect others and focus on the road.

    Technology and Supply Information

    Technology Help

    For technical assistance, students and parents can call the CISD Help Desk at 817-949-HELP(4357) . Additionally, students can submit Help Requests via the web at https://helpsouthlakecarroll.edu. Hours are Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm


    DVA Supply Pick Up

    CHS will be providing DVA pick up of class supplies in the north parent drop off on Thursdays from 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm. Please verify with your teacher if you will need to come to school to collect supplies.


    4:00 pm to 4:30 pm for students whose last names begin with A- K

    4:30 pm to 5:00 pm for students whose last names begin with L- Z


    Textbooks

    Please remember if you still have outstanding textbooks no new textbooks will be provided until they are returned or paid for directly to CISD.

    Nurses Note

    Nurse Notes


    1. Thank you for your cooperation with our new policies and procedures! A new change that has been more difficult to get in the groove is the Sunday Wellness Screen. Please remember to fill out your student's wellness screenings on Sundays. Even if you have an athlete and they are completing their morning screens for athletics, the school wellness screen on Sundays still needs to be completed. If your screening is not completed, we are required to contact parents and have the parents complete the screen. The process has been taking 2-3 hours every Monday morning with the assistance of several people

    2. If you do have a “yes” on your daily screening for covid symptoms, please keep student home and see if it is resolving or if they need to see a doctor before bringing your student to campus. Also, if you think your student may be a close contact, please call nurse to help make that decision before bringing student to school.

    3. Parents, please call or email nurse to make appointment to drop off medications. There is be a lockbox in CHS foyer for medication. Once you are on campus with medication, please ring bell, and a front office person will let you in to place your medication in lock box and lock it. As a reminder, no medications are to be carried by students on campus unless they have a MAR with doctor permission to carry inhaler, epipen, or diabetes supplies. MAR Form Click Here

    4. We are still being required to send students home that present to clinic with any covid like symptoms. I know allergies are always bad in North Texas, so if your student has seasonal allergies, I would suggest starting your student on their allergy medicine now to try to get allergies under control before the school year starts. There has been a recent increase in seasonal allergies and “colds.” Unfortunately, the symptoms may be interchangeable with covid symptoms, so please keep your student at home before sending to make sure that is all it is before sending them in person.

    5. Signs and symptoms of covid that we are screening for include:

    · Fever over 100F;

    · sore throat;

    · new uncontrolled cough that causes difficulty breathing, or in a person diagnosed with asthma or chronic allergies, a change in baseline;

    · diarrhea;

    · vomiting;

    · abdominal pain;

    · abnormal or absence of taste or smell;

    · and new onset of severe headache;

    · fatigue

    · chills

    · congestion or runny nose

    · significant muscle pain or ache

    · nausea

    We are so appreciative of our students, parents, and staff! Please reach out if we can assist you.



    Thank You!


    Melody Cooley, RN and Casey Guajardo, LVN

    Carroll High School Nurse

    Melody.Cooley@southlakecarroll.edu

    817-949-5610 phone

    817-949-5656 fax


    Karen Flexer, RN

    Carroll Senior High School Nurse and CISD Lead Nurse

    Karen.Flexer@southalkecarroll.edu

    817-949-5810 phone

    817-949-5858 fax

    Attendance Update

    We appreciate the ongoing accommodations parents and students have made to make this school year happen! We have a simple improvement on how visitors enter our campus for front office business or picking up students.


    1. Press the button by the front door to introduce yourself and state the purpose of your visit to CHS. Our secretaries will assist you after you’ve shown your ID in the camera above the button. Please lower your mask so we can identify you before we unlock the door.


    2. Once inside, you may sign your student out at the attendance window and we will retrieve the student. Per the state, 9th grade parents/guardians must wait for their child and exit with them off campus.


    3. If you’ve never had your ID scanned at a CISD campus, you’re required to do so in our front office.


    In-School Students

    Arriving Late

    9th & 10th Grade. Students must enter classrooms by 8:00 am before the bell. All students must sign in at the attendance office if they arrive at 8:01 am or after to receive a pass. 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. Students who arrive more than 20 minutes late will be considered absent for the entire period.


    Early Dismissal

    9th Grade. Parents/guardians of 9th graders must physically sign their student out at the attendance window 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. If this person has not had their ID scanned at a CISD campus, they’re required to do so in our front office.


    10th Grade. As you know, many of our 10th graders drive. Therefore, with advanced written parent/guardian permission, the state allows them to sign-out for early dismissal. The note from parents must be dated/signed and dropped off at the attendance office first thing that morning or emailed (any time prior to 7:45am.) We will then provide the student with a pass to bring to the attendance office for sign out. If your 10th grader is returning that day, please remind them to sign back in at attendance – we want to ensure their record is updated accurately. Teachers will not accept texts or notes from the student – all dismissals must be arranged through attendance.


    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 Student & Parent Handbook. And student attendance records are always available for review under the “Student Info” tab in Family Access.


    Virtual Students

    Steps to Follow in Case of Absence

    ● If a DVA student is unable to participate or has a scheduled appointment in any of the scheduled “live” times, the student or guardian should make contact with the teacher via email to let him/her know.


    ○ A doctor’s note will not be required for virtual students as long as they are able to complete the work for the day before 11: 59PM on the same day. If the student cannot complete their work that day, the absence can be medically excused if a doctor’s note is emailed to Kathleen.Carrabine@SouthlakeCarroll.edu or faxed to 817-949-5656.


    ● If the student has technical difficulties and is unable to connect, make contact with the teacher so students are clear about the expectations and work required. Examples of contact: email, phone call, voicemail, etc. Technical help is available at 817-949-HELP (4357) or help@southlakecarroll.edu.


    ● DVA students that are not present “live” at their campus’ attendance time will be marked absent, but this can be changed based on participation up to 11:59 PM each day based on one of the following criteria:


    ○ Data from Canvas showing progress made that day,

    ○ Daily progress evidenced from teacher/student interactions made that day, or

    ○ Completion and submission of assignments, quizzes, or participation in other activities planned for that day.


    ● If the student is ill and unable to complete any assignments for the day, this will be considered an absence and the student will need to work with the teacher in order to make up any missed assignments.


    ● Students are not allowed to work ahead or save assignments to complete them during the weekend. DAILY engagement is required and will be monitored to determine attendance.

    Item Drop Off

    There is a table at the front entrance of CHS where students can collect all items dropped off by parents. Please make sure any item dropped off is labeled with their name and your student knows to collect them. Please note that your student may not leave the building to collect items from your vehicle, these must be brought into the building and dropped off.

    Operation #SAFEdragon

    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.


    Students should never open the doors for anyone, not even friends. Be a #SAFEdragon!

    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 prohibited.

    Parking Permits

    High school students parking on campus must purchase a Parking Permit online. Permit stickers will be available for pickup at CHS and CSHS with proof of payment, license, and insurance.


    **Please note: 10th graders are the only CHS students allowed to drive to school and park on campus.

    CHS Parking Violation

    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. This is the link to purchase a Parking Permit.



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

    2020-2021 Bus Passes

    Bus passes will be required to ride buses starting on Monday August 24th. There will be no grace period as in previous years.

    AFTER SCHOOL ACTIVITY PASSES

    Currently we are not offering After School Activity Passes.

    The Carroll Education Foundation


    The Carroll Education Foundation's vision is a community united in providing private resources to ensure an exceptional education for all CISD students, now and for future generations.


    CEF's mission is to build financial support from our community and corporate partners to ensure excellence in education for all students in CISD. To accomplish our mission, we supplement funds for teachers and other educators whose positions the state of Texas does not require but our community considers necessary for a superior education. CEF is the only group that our school district allows to fund teachers and staff at our school campuses.


    Watch the CEF Teacher Fund video to see how donations to the foundation ensures a higher quality of teaching and learning at every school and for every child in Carroll ISD

    PTO Membership Drive

    The CHS/CSHS PTO membership drive is now open! Parents can join PTO via the Student Verification Link in Family Access or visit our website at www.southlakecarrollpto.com and click on the “Join Now” button.

    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