March 26, 2021
Testing Day Reminders
CHS Parents please provide a sack lunch for your student, no lunches will be served in the cafeteria. Students will not be released from classrooms to pick up food or beverages from the drop off table. Students will eat lunches in their testing rooms.
NO student dismissals until testing is completed.
Carroll High School
Spring State Assessment Information
Several state and national assessments will not be available remotely this spring. This includes STAAR, STAAR EOC and STAAR Alternate 2. Remote students who are participating in any of these assessments will be required to come to campus to participate in testing. TEA requires all STAAR assessments to be monitored in person by district staff. TEA has provided districts with longer testing windows for more flexibility in scheduling these exams. This flexibility could mean that students at different campuses may have different testing days.
For CHS and CSHS Students ONLY:
· Students who are scheduled for a STAAR or STAAR EOC are required to come to campus for the administration of the exam.
· Students who are not scheduled for an exam on a date listed below will be required to participate in remote learning from home on the scheduled test date, even if they are normally in-person.
This will help maximize space for students that will be testing on campus and will eliminate the need to shuttle students between campuses on these days. Students that will be learning from home on these days will be expected to participate through Canvas. Attendance will be taken in person for those students testing and remotely for all others.
Students who are scheduled to take EOC assessments and do not come to campus to take the exam will be missing an opportunity to meet assessment graduation requirements.
Additionally, students who are quarantined will not be allowed to come to campus on testing days, but make-up testing will be provided upon their return if they are able to return within the testing window.
2021 Spring Testing Dates for CHS / CSHS:
See Testing Dates and information regarding synchronous/asynchronous learning below.
Only students who are testing will report to campus on these days. These students will receive specific information via email, closer to the testing date, in regards to: testing schedule, what to bring and testing room assignment.
CHS Temporary Entrance
Starting Monday March 29th there will be a temporary new entrance on the South side of the CHS campus. The purpose of the new entrance is to provide appropriate space for the company redesigning White’s Chapel to create a new entrance for CHS.
Please continue to be cell phone free and drive safely in the new entrance. In addition, remember this will continue to be a right turn exit only for CHS.
P.J. Giamanco, Principal
The CSHS/CHS PTO scholarship application process is now open. The PTO will be awarding scholarships for $1,000 each. Applicants' families must be PTO members as of November 1, 2020.
Applications will be available at www.southlakecarrollpto.com and on Naviance.
All applications must be complete and submitted no later than 10:00 PM on Thursday, April 15, 2021.
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.
Southlake Women's Club Scholarship Information
The Southlake Women’s Club Foundation would like to announce that they are awarding $6,000 in scholarships to Carroll Senior High School seniors. The application and further information can be found by clicking here.
Dragon Spirit Shop Sale
Only two more days to shop the Dragon Spirit Shop this school year! The Spirit Shop will be open on Thursday, April 8th and April 22nd 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 items on sale!
Cash, checks and credit cards are accepted. If you have any questions contact Amanda Eberling at 817-949-5607.
New Quarantine Guidelines
Carroll ISD announced new guidelines for students and staff members who are identified as a close contact to a positive COVID-19 case. The new guidelines allow those with no symptoms the option to return to school or to work after 10 days of quarantine instead of the typical 14 days.
It is important to note that the quarantine requirements have only changed for those who do not show symptoms, not for COVID-19 positive cases or those who begin experiencing symptoms as noted on our Health Protocols website.
In case you have not heard yet, on Monday, March 29, Texas is opening vaccinations to all adults for Pfizer, Moderna, and J and J. This is also opening up covid vaccines to all 16yo and older for the Pfizer vaccine. You can check for available vaccines through many vendors, and the covid vaccine is free.
Sites we have used to help people find vaccines include Tom Thumb, Kroger, Albertson’s, Wal-Mart, CVS, VaccineFinder.org, Tarrant County, and Denton County. You may also want to check with your doctor’s offices and hospital health systems like Baylor Scott and White, Texas Health Resources and University of Texas Southwest.
The covid symptoms we have seen most in our teens start with symptoms easily mistaken as allergies, cold, or sinus infection like increased allergies, congestion, fatigue, headache, and sore throat. If there is a fever, it is usually low grade, but we have seen the majority of students without fever and an occasional high fever. All can be symptoms we all normally see this time of year, but at this time, they need to be addressed as possibly covid. If your student has symptoms like these, especially not typical for them, please have them tested, but please wait a couple of days before testing unless it’s a more severe symptom. This way they can have more of a viral load, and we can feel more confident that their first test was correct and not a false negative. If your student continues to have symptoms, please consider they may need to be covid tested again. Unfortunately, we are seeing an increase in the numbers of students tested once, receiving a covid negative, getting re-tested because of continuing symptoms, and then testing positive.
The sensitivity of tests range, too. The rapid is the least sensitive but it may also test for flu (which we are not really seeing) and strep. Then, there is the oral PCR test like offered by Tarrant County Public Health at NRH2O for free. They prefer appointments but also accept drive-ups. The most sensitive test is the nasal PCR like used at Cook Children’s and others. Below is a sampling of local places to test. This is in no way comprehensive or an endorsement, but at least a starting point if you need resources. If your student tests positive at a testing facility or urgent care, please notify your pediatrician or PCP.
Signs and symptoms of covid that we are screening in the clinic include:
· Fever over 100F (but this has not been a common symptom);
· sore throat;
· new uncontrolled cough that causes difficulty breathing, or in a person diagnosed with asthma or chronic allergies, a change in baseline;
· abdominal pain;
· abnormal or absence of taste or smell;
· and new onset of severe headache;
· congestion or runny nose
· significant muscle pain or ache
If your student has received any covid vaccinations, please turn in a copy to your school nurse for documentation in Skyward.
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
We are so appreciative of our students, parents, and staff! Please reach out if we can assist you.
Melody Cooley, RN and Casey Guajardo, LVN
Carroll High School Nurse
Karen Flexer, RN
Carroll Senior High School Nurse and CISD Lead Nurse
Local Urgent Care Facilities Offering COVID-19 testing
If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, you are advised to contact your primary care doctor or pediatrician for guidance/instruction. Many doctor’s offices offer COVID-19 testing to their patients and are able to care for you in their office or via a virtual office visit.
If you are NOT symptomatic and desire to be tested, your doctor may refer you to another location for testing. If you do not have a primary care doctor or pediatrician and would like to be tested, the following urgent care facilities in Southlake offer rapid testing and/or send-out testing.
If you choose to use one of these facilities, it is recommended that you contact them before your visit to check on the cost and availability of testing. If using insurance, there is generally no out-of-pocket fee. If not using insurance, the TCPH NRH2O location is no-cost.
Tarrant County Public Health at NRH2O
9001 Boulevard 26, North Richland Hills, TX
No-cost convenient drive-up PCR saliva test (mouth swab) with results in 24-72 hours via text message. Can drive-up without an appointment and they will test you if a time slot is available. Recommend checking website and scheduling a time slot to avoid a wait or being turned away. Visit their website to schedule an appointment: https://curativetest.com/search#10/32.8729/-97.1597
Better Faster Urgent Care Center
Rapid Covid-19 test, results within 20 minutes
Breeze Urgent Care
125 Davis Boulevard, Southlake
CareNow Urgent Care-Southlake
Send out, PCR lab test
Complete Care ER Southlake
Rapid test for patients who are symptomatic. Send out PCR lab test also available.
Baylor Scott & White Urgent Care-Southlake
Referred to another BSW location, Coppell is closest facility
Cook Children’s Urgent Care and Pediatric Specialists
Rapid test for patients who are symptomatic at the doctor’s discretion
Rapid test and PCR lab test (call first)
Legacy ER & Urgent Care-North Richland Hills
Logon to website to schedule rapid testing (legacyer.com)
PCR lab test and rapid test. Visit their website to schedule an appointment.
Carroll ISD does not endorse any of the above businesses. This list is provided for your convenience only and is not intended to be comprehensive. You are encouraged to seek out care from another health care provider as desired.
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 email@example.com .
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
Librarian, Carroll Senior High School
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.
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!
CSHS and CHS are closed campuses and students may not leave campus during lunch.
Carroll High School Traffic Flow
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.
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.
Please yield to all busses entering the campus traffic patterns. Provide all students safety as these busses navigate our campuses.
We are cell phone free when driving on any CISD campus. Please protect others and focus on the road.
Technology and Supply Information
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 - Thursday's from 4:00 - 5:00pm
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
Please remember if you still have outstanding textbooks no new textbooks will be provided until they are returned or paid for directly to CISD.
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.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
● 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.
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!
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 only good for 30 days.
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.
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.
· 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.
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