February 14, 2020
Have You Registered for Parent U?
Carroll ISD wants to empower students to face life's challenges by growing into braver, smarter and stronger individuals. In order to provide resources for parents, you are invited to join safety and mental health experts at Parent University as they share their knowledge on Self-Care & Mental Wellness, Health & Nutrition, Conflict Resolution & Coping Skills, Bully Prevention & Kindness, Self Defense & Personal Safety, Drug & Alcohol Education and Suicide Prevention.
Save the date for Saturday, February 22, from 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. at Carroll High School. Click here to read more about Parent University and register today!
CHS Dragon Spirit Shop
The Dragon shop at CHS will be open on Fridays through February from 11:30 am until 1:30 pm in the school lobby.
We are looking for Dragon Shop volunteers, if you are interested sign up here.
CHS/CSHS Combined 2019/2020 Yearbook
The Carroll High School and Senior High yearbook are now one book, featuring grades 9-12, varsity and sub varsity sports, daily and community events and more.
Less than 90 books are left for sale so don't delay order today!
Tarrant County has seen an increase in flu recently. As always, washing your hands for 20 seconds and often is the best way to decrease the spread of germs.
The Department of Health suggests:
- If you haven’t done it already, consider protecting yourself with a flu vaccination
- Cover your cough with a tissue or cough into your sleeve
- Wash your hands and keep your hands away from your face
- Avoid close contact with people who are coughing or appear ill
- Stay home if you are sick or keep family members home if they are sick
If your student is ill, please remember to follow school guidelines for exclusion. As a reminder, guidelines for exclusion from school include: Temperature of 100 degrees or above •Vomiting and/or diarrhea •Persistent cough •Rash •Open, itchy or draining lesions •Red, itchy, draining eyes •Presence of live lice or nits in the hair •Suffering from a reportable disease, as defined by the Texas Board of Health •Undiagnosed scaly patches on the body or scalp
Please keep your student home as long as the doctor note has asked for the student to be home. Your child must be 24 hours free of fever without Tylenol or Advil before they return to school.
When you call in, attendance may be asking if your student is out with flu and if so, which strain, because Tarrant County Health Department is tracking flu numbers.
Thanks for your help in keeping our students healthy!
Melody Cooley, RN
Carroll High School Nurse
CHS Spring Final Exemptions
One factor that affects a student’s spring finals exemption status is an unexcused absence. An unexcused absence means the attendance office did not hear from a parent/guardian to confirm they knew their student was not at school. Once confirmed, the unexcused absence becomes a regular absence.
Student attendance records are in Family Access and all exemption factors are listed below. The full Student & Parent Handbook - Code of Conduct (CHS) is available off the Students & Parents link on the CHS web site.
Freshmen and Sophomores are eligible for exemptions from some semester exams only in the spring semester. A second semester average of 90 must be attained in the course for the entire semester for the exemption to be considered. All courses, including electives, can be considered for exemptions. Freshmen may exempt 2 courses and Sophomores may exempt 4 courses.
Exam Exemptions will NOT be granted for any course if the student has:
• Been assigned to On-Campus Suspension, Out-of-School Suspension, or DAEP
• Has any unexcused absences or truancies
• 5 or more tardies to any course
• Any outstanding assignments, projects, books or fees
• Excessive Absences
• Five or more absences for any course either semester
• Students will be marked absent if they miss more than 20 minutes of a class (see CHS Student Handbook)
Attendance counting for each class concludes the last class period immediately preceding the final exam date for that class. Students who are enrolled in an AP class are eligible to be exempt, for that course, if they have at least a 70% and take the AP Exam for the class.
Spring Semester Bus Pass Update
2019-20 Spring Bus Passes Students with a green fall semester bus pass or any new students will need to purchase their new "red" spring semester bus pass if they haven't done so already.
Beginning Monday, January 20 all students will need a "red" bus pass in order to ride the bus. Passes may be purchased online through the Transportation webpage, in person at the Carroll Administration Center or by mail. An individual student pass is $148.00 and a Family pass is $296.00.
Reminder: All NEW bus riders and green fall semester bus pass riders not paying online MUST have a current "Bus Rider Contract and Bus Rider Registration form signed by a parent or guardian indicating they will abide by the Bus Safety Handbook. Bus passes will not be issued until both forms have been turned in. The Bus Safety Handbook, Bus Rider Registration form and Bus Rider Contract can be found on the Transportation webpage at www.southlakecarroll.edu. Please call Cheryl McCormick at 817-949-8270 for further information or need to verify if already purchased.
AFTER SCHOOL ACTIVITY PASSES
We offer AFTER SCHOOL ACTIVITY PASSES (at no charge) for students who, after their last class of the day, need to be transported to the other high school for a school sponsored sport or activity. This pass may be obtained by picking-up an application from the CSHS or CHS office. Once completed, it must be signed by the coach or sponsor of the activity or sport and returned to the office. All students must then sign the bus rider contract. Passes will be available for students to pick-up at the office within three (3) school days. Students must present their pass to the bus driver each time they need to ride or will not be allowed to ride. This pass is not necessary if the student has a valid annual or semester bus pass. Please note that misuse of the pass will require immediate forfeiture of the pass and it must be used for transportation to school activities only.
Please note that we have a new security window installed in our CHS attendance office. We appreciate your patience adjusting to the upgrade!
Reminder: Student attendance records are always available for review under the “Student Info” tab in Family Access. If you have any questions, please refer to the Student & Parent Handbook – Code of Conduct (CHS) at https://www.southlakecarroll.edu/Page/2279
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.
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.
Texas Department of State Health Services - Updated Vaping Materials
The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) has updated materials on vaping available on its websites with information on the vaping epidemic and resources for parents. Included in the websites link are resources re: dangers of vaping and how to quit.
The websites- https://www.dshs.texas.gov/vaping/ and state update- https://www.dshs.texas.gov/news/updates.shtm#vaping will be updated as information and resources continue to become available.
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
A Note from Nurse Cooley
Students are not allowed to carry medications (over-the-counter or prescription). Medications may be kept in the nurse's office for daily or as needed administration. Please be sure medicines are in original container, not expired, and have a signed MAR. Prescriptions also require a doctor signature. Inhalers, epipens, and diabetic supplies are the only exceptions to the carry policy, but these still require paperwork in the clinic including the MAR with documentation from the doctor saying it is OK to carry. It is best if carried medications are labeled, too. Also, the nurse is unable to dispense medicine, even Advil or Tylenol, unless it the student's own medicine brought in specifically for them.
If you have not already received your flu shot vaccine, they are available now from your local doctor, pharmacy, or health department.
If your student has borrowed clothing, please ask them to return it for the next student.
Thank you for your help!
Melody Cooley, RN
Michelle Greenberg, RN
817-949-5610 phone 817-949-5656 fax
Carroll Senior High Library NoveList Plus
Have you ever finished a great book and wanted to find more just like it? Or wanted to help your child find just the right book to read? Carroll Senior High library now offers NoveList Plus, a helpful resource to help readers match up with the books that are right for them. The NoveList Plus database connects readers to their next book by making recommendations for what to read next. To try it out, click here: http://bit.ly/2IR5BWP Log in with Username: cshdragon and Password lonestar19! .
For help or questions, contact the librarian at email@example.com
Development of the Parental Involvement Policy and School-Parent-Student Compacts
The District Advisory Committee (DAC) is comprised of parents, members of the community, business leaders, teachers, school administrators, and district leadership. The District Advisory Committee is the District equivalent of campus site-based teams and, as such, plays an important role in Carroll ISD. The committee serves in an advisory capacity to the Board of Trustees. This committee will discuss the design and implementation of the District Improvement Plan, Parent Involvement Policy and School-Parent-Student Compact, among other tasks. The compact explains how students, parents/caregivers, and employees will share responsibility for promoting student success.
Carroll ISD will actively recruit volunteers for the District Advisory Committee (DAC) through various avenues of publicity. Committee selections will strive to produce a diverse parent population that will include all student groups serviced by the district with
arrangements for translators to help with communications, if needed. Meetings will be planned at convenient times and locations for all members of the committee.
Parental Involvement Policy
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
Carroll Athletic Booster Club
CHS Student Drop Off and Pick Up
Parents for the safety of our students please do not park or line 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.
CSHS and CHS are closed campuses and students may not leave campus during lunch.
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 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!
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.
Freshman and new students will be issued badges during the first two weeks of school.
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.
High school students parking on campus must purchase a parking permit, which are on sale now and are purchased 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. https://ticketracker.com/store/category?schoolId=1701&catalogCategoryId=1959
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. 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.