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Freeman Family Newsletter

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2023-2024 School Year

Freeman Families,

I hope this message finds you all in good health and high spirits. As we approach the beginning of the new school year, it is with immense joy and anticipation that I extend my warmest welcome back to each and every one of you!

For our new families, Welcome to the Best School Ever! Freeman is a warm, welcoming learning family for all. Our dedicated faculty and staff have been working diligently over the summer to prepare for the new academic year. From hiring, to cleaning, to enrolling and more....we are preparing for your return!

Enrollment-Please read carefully.

We know you are eager for the new year! We are ONLY contacting families with delays or concerns with enrollment. If you do not hear from the campus, then you are safe to assume your enrollment is correct. I am asking that you NOT contact the school to confirm or verify you are enrolled. This is slowly down the enrollment clerk from helping families not enrolled. We will contact you if you have a delay or concern with your enrollment file.

PREK enrollment: We are working to schedule students that have not been tested for language to see if they qualify for PREK based on language. Be patient with this process. We will work to get all eager families scheduled.

Watch Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for information for the start of school!

We are working so hard! First day of school is August 10th!

Here's to an exceptional academic year ahead!
Warm Regards,
Robyn Campbell, M. Ed.
Freeman Elementary
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Volunteer- Follow the Steps

Are you looking to volunteer, participate in field trips and visit the classroom on special events? If you want to participate and join the class for fun this year, you must have completed the background screening and volunteer steps first!

Take care of those steps by clicking here!

We love our volunteers!

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Please inform your daycare providers of the new dismissal time.

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Attendance on the First Day

We have had several families ask:

  • What happens if we do not show up on the first day?
  • Do you have to come for just 2 days?
  • Will my child be counted absent if they do not come to school in August?

Here are a few details you need to know about attendance:

  1. Attendance starts DAY 1- August 10th
  2. Attendance is taken daily. If your child is not present at campus, they are counted absent. ABS will be used on all students not present at campus.
  3. If your child does not come on the first day, your child will be marked "no-show" and dropped from the classes.
  4. You will have to take additional steps to get your child "re-enrolled" if they are not present on August 10th.
  5. We will balance classes and your child's teacher may change.

So ATTENDANCE from DAY 1 is VERY important. Thank you for helping with all attendance related concerns. You cannot learn if you are not present!

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Doors Open at 7:10 am on the First Day!

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Parents are allowed to walk students to class on the first day. Time is Limited to 5 minutes to allow other families parking and time.

Bus Timings


It is important to remember that bus and timings are flexible for the first 2 weeks of school. It takes time for loading, unloading and safety. Please be patient.

PRK-5th all ride the buses. Make sure your child knows your apartment complex.

Buses ONLY stop at the locations below. They are more than 2 miles from campus and qualify for a stop!

Route 1:

Starts at 7:00 am

The Ave Apts

Jefferson Ridge Apts

Resorts of Jefferson Ridge Apts

Jefferson Creek Apts

Drop off starts at 2:55 pm

Route 7:

Starts at 6:55 am

Resorts of Jefferson Park Apts

Jefferson Creek Apts

Drop off starts at 2:55 pm

Route 9:

Starts at 7:00 am

Remington Hills Apts

Summerbend Apts

Drop off starts at 2:55 pm

Route 18:

Starts at 7:00 am

Coopers Crossing Apts

The Stations @ MacArthur

Drop off starts at 2:55 pm

Route 21:

Starts at 7:05 am

Rancho Mirage Apts

Drop off starts at 2:55 pm

Route 27:

Starts at 7:00 am

Hidden Ridge Apts

The Stations @ MacArthur

Drop off starts at 2:55 pm

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Arrival Procedures

Parking and Space is VERY Limited at Freeman

Safety is always our priority over convenience and speed. We will work to control the traffic to the best of our abilities. Violators will be reported to Campus Security or Irving PD.

Please review the map above for arrival procedures. It is important that all drivers follow the procedures to ensure safety and orderly drop off.

Doors open at 7:10 am and tardy at 7:30 am.

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Dress Code Information

Click below to view our 2023-2024 Dress Code for the upcoming year.

While we are not REQUIRING uniforms, your child can wear the standardized dress from previous years. Please know we will enforce a "Dress for Success" approach to appearance. Please read the dress code carefully as you embark on back to school shopping!

  • Shoes must be closed toe. No sandals, No Crocs, No Flip-flops or Sandals with socks.
  • Shoes should be comfortable for running, jumping, playing and movement to ensure safety.
  • Knit pants/leggings that are see through or visible undergarments will sent to the office for an alternate option.
  • Tops must be long enough to cover skin if arms are raised above head

Set Up Your Parent Square

CFBISD and Freeman Elementary regularly use ParentSquare to communication news, information and events with you!

It is our #1 form of on-going communication. You can also message teachers as a feature!

Make sure you are signed up!

Parent Self-Serve Set-up

Please visit Parent Self-Serve and ensure all information is correct!

Below are common errors found:

-Contacts listed are current and updated

-Guardians and Parents are marked "Parent" or "Guardian"

-Emails are accurate

-Phone numbers are updated

-Can Pick up My Child is accurate for each contact

CFBISD Transportation Website

Bus routes will be posted by August 7th. Mark Your Calendars!

School Times

7:10-7:30 Doors Open & Breakfast line closes at 7:30 am

7:30 am- Tardy Bell. Must be in the building

10:30 am

All lunches for students must be dropped off by 10:30 am to ensure delivery to the cafeteria. We will not deliver lunches late to students or to classrooms.

2:20 We do not release students for pick up after 2:20.

2:45 PRK-5th Dismissal

3:05 All students must be picked up from Freeman

*Frequent late pick-ups will be documented. Conferences with Administrators and Security will be conducted to create a pick up plan.

Important Dates


9th- Virtual Back to School Read Aloud with Mrs. Campbell

10th- First Day of School- More details to come

22nd- PRK Family Orientation

29/31- Family Orientation See Grade Levels above

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