November 17, 2023
20 thru 25 - School Closed for Thanksgiving Break
1 - The Gifting Project Donations Due
Visionary Scholarship Application Due
18 - Block 5 Exam
Block 6 Exam
Block 7 Regular Class
Block 8 Regular Class
19 - Block 1 Exam
Block 2 Exam
Block 3 Regular Class
Block 4 Regular Class
20 - Block 7 Exam
Block 8 Exam
Early Release at Noon
21 - Block 3 Exam
Block 4 Exam
Early Release at Noon
22 - Winter Break Begins - School Closed
The Gifting Project
Carroll Student Council is teaming up with The Gifting Project to bring holiday cheer to underprivileged kids in our community. You can help make a difference by participating in our gift card donation drive!
How to Donate:
Purchase a $25 gift card from one of the following locations: Target, Walmart, Chick-fil-A, QuikTrip, Sonic, McDonald’s, Subway or Taco Bell.
By the end of the day (3:30 p.m.) on Friday, December 1.
Carroll Senior High School Library or Carroll High School Room C218
2024-2025 Visionary Scholarship
Our Visionary Scholarship is a bi-annual award. There are five (5) awards given with each bi-annual deadline - with a total of ten (10) college scholarships awarded for each school year. Awards range from $1,000 to $2,500 each. Click here for more award details on award availability for your students.
Please click here to download the 2024-2025 award year Visionary Scholarship flyer.
All high school students (grades 9-12) click here to apply.
Next bi-annual award deadline: December 1, 2023
Eligible grades: 2024, 2025, 2026, & 2027
ACF Visionary Scholarship complete details.
The application is free and the student does NOT need to demonstrate financial need in order to qualify.
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.
CSHS and CHS are closed campuses and students may not leave campus during lunch.
Food Delivery Services
Remember to bring your ID as we require all visitors to show their drivers license at the front door camera before entrance into the school
Student ID Badges
All students must wear their ID Badge daily for security and entrance into the buildings as the outside doors are locked and not open for entrance without your ID Badge.
ID Badges will also be used in the cafeteria to purchase food and beverages and in the library.
- ALL students are required to wear their ID Badges on their person at all times and be visible during the school day.
- Replacement ID Badges must be purchased for $10 in the CHS AP Office or the CSHS Library.
Visitors entering and exiting from the front entrance is to ensure the safety for our campuses. We have asked all staff to not open any side or back doors, as everyone needs to enter the front doors.
We will also require all visitors to show their drivers license at the front door camera before entrance into the school. Be prepared to show your ID every time you visit a CISD school, even if pre-registered.
Thank you for your understanding as we strive to make our campus as safe as possible for your children.
2023-2024 Bus Passes
Students will not be allowed to board any bus without a valid bus pass. To locate your child's bus number, stop and pick-up time for the 2023-24 school year go to Bus Routes
- Individual Bus Pass: $315/Annual; $168/Semester
- Family Bus Pass: $630/Annual; $341/Semester
Payment by credit card, online or in person, requires a processing fee of $0.25 plus 4% of the transaction. Carroll ISD does not receive any of the credit card fees offered by this convenience. To purchase online, you'll need to use Google Chrome for access to the online form.
If paying by cash or check only you will need to print and complete the Bus Rider Registration Form along with the Bus Rider Contract and submit payment in person or by mail to the CISD Administration Center - 2400 North Carroll Ave., Southlake, TX 76092 Attn: Cheryl McCormick.
Upon completion of the transaction, your child's bus pass will be approved, issued and sent to your child's campus for distribution within 5 business days after the start of the semester. Bus passes are similar to a luggage tag and should be attached to your child’s backpack.
For questions concerning busing or route information, please contact the CISD Transportation Department at 817-949-8323.
For questions on payment or assistance in completing your online transaction please contact Cheryl McCormick in the CISD Financial Services Department at 817-949-8270.
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 student's coach or sponsor.
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 distributed to the student through the coach or sponsor.
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.
A parent/guardian must contact CHS attendance (CHSAttendance@southlakecarroll.edu or 817-949-5609) any day (or duration) that their student will not be in school. If the absence is due to a medical appointment, religious observance, court appearance or day-of driver’s permit/license, please provide the written excuse/documentation.
All Student Arrivals
9th & 10th grade students must enter classrooms by 8:00am. Students must sign in at the attendance office if they arrive any time after 8:00am – even if it is during a passing period or lunchtime - to receive a pass. If a student arrives less than 20 minutes late for any block – they receive a tardy. If arrival is greater than 20 minutes, the student is absent for the entire block (per TEA code). In this case, CHS needs a parent/guardian note or phone call, or excusable appointment documentation. If we do not receive notice, the student will be unexcused for the block. Accruing unexcused absences leads to truancy tracking per the TEA Code.
9th grade students. Parents/guardians of 9th graders must physically sign their student out at the attendance office for early dismissal. This applies at both our High School and Senior High School. If someone other than a parent/guardian is picking up the student, that person must be on the emergency contact list in Family Access. If they are not, please provide their name and CHS will copy their driver’s license before we release the student.
10th grade students. Many sophomores drive, therefore their departure procedure is different from freshmen. With written parent/guardian notice only, 10th graders may sign themselves out for early dismissal. Please follow these guidelines.
~ A parent/guardian writes a hard-copy note (no email or phone call) that includes:
~ Name of student (first and last)
~ Date of departure
~ Time of dismissal
~ Signature of parent/guardian signature
~ Phone of parent/guardian
In the morning, the student brings the hard-copy, parent/guardian note to the attendance office in exchange for an early dismissal slip. At the approved time, the student shows the dismissal slip to their teacher and walks down to the attendance office to sign out.
Carroll High School
CSHS Absent/Early Dismissal Procedures
If your student will be late to school or absent all day, please email at your earliest convenience so that we can mark them tardy/absent and avoid sending out an email/text notification that your student is not at school.
Juniors: Carrie.email@example.com 817-949-5801
Senior: firstname.lastname@example.org 817-949-5802
Each year, many students (and parents) assume that because they are 18 years old, they can sign themselves out. For liability reasons, each student (no matter their age) must have parent permission before we can allow them to sign out and leave campus during the school day.
If your student needs to be dismissed early, please send an email indicating the time your student needs to be dismissed. Your student can stop by the office and pick up their slip before school or during their passing period. You may also send a note with them that morning. The slip will allow them to leave class at the designated time. We are not allowed to call into a classroom to dismiss a student unless it is a true emergency. This prevents disrupting the entire class with a phone call from the office in the event the students are testing. Teachers have been informed not to accept texts or handwritten notes from the student – all dismissals must go through the attendance office.
College Visits - Students are allowed 2 (two) excused days of absence, per semester to visit a college campus. Students will need to stop by the attendance office before the visit to sign our calendar and pick up a College Visit Form to be completed by the University while they are on campus. A college representative must sign and date the form and it must have either a school seal or stamp in order to be an excused visit. Parents must also sign the form before it is turned into the attendance office.
Students will receive an absence if they miss more than 20 minutes of a class.
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. 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.
Juniors and seniors need to obtain their VOE from the Senior High front office.
Forms are good for 30 days.
CHS/CSHS Parking Policy
Vehicles parked in CHS/CSHS designated student parking lots are under the jurisdiction of CHS/CSHS and must display a valid parking permit.
Any vehicle parked on CHS/CSHS property must have a permit adhered to the PASSENGER side windshield. Permits taped, placed on dashboard, or displayed in any other manner are subject to warnings followed by vehicle immobilization (boot).
Freshman, regardless of age, are prohibited from parking on either campus. Sharing or copying permits is also prohibited.
Parking permit fees are listed below:
● General Parking Permit for 2 semesters (full year) $150.00 ($50.00 per permit for additional vehicles)
● General Parking Permit for 2nd semester only (half year) $75.00
● Reserved Parking Permit (Seniors Only) (full year) $250.00 ($50 refundable if space reset at end of year)
The link to purchase can be found in your student's Skyward account.
*Replacement of lost or damaged parking permits will incur a $30.00 replacement fee.
Parking permits will NOT be sold or issued with incomplete paperwork. The parking information sheet must have all information completed and it must have both parent/guardian and student signatures (even if the student is 18). We must have accurate information for each parking permit sold.
The submission of fraudulent or incorrect vehicle identification information or the use of fraudulent parking permits may result in the loss of parking privileges. Students must commute between 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 the first or last block. Students are not allowed to be in their vehicles during instruction time, passing periods, lunch, or off blocks.
Any student parked in a handicapped parking space (without a handicapped permit), faculty lot, visitor’s lot, striped area, fire lane, or other unauthorized areas will be subject to having his/her vehicle ticketed, immobilized (booted) or towed at owner’s expense, loss of parking privileges, and/or disciplinary actions. This includes parking in the numbered/reserved spaces which have been reserved by seniors.
The progression of disciplinary action is as follows:
● 1st Offense: Violation sticker with explanation of violation and AP involvement.
● 2nd Offense: Vehicle immobilized (booted), AP involvement, and a $30.00 boot removal fee. Additional disciplinary action for subsequent offenses.
If a student’s vehicle is immobilized because the student has not purchased a parking permit, the boot will not be removed until a permit is purchased (if the student is eligible) and the removal fee is paid. Boots will be removed after the fee(s) are paid, and a member of Security and an AP are available. Vehicles that create safety or access problems may be towed, without warning, at the owner's expense.
Please feel free to contact the Assistant Principal’s office at 817-949-5626 (CHS) OR 817-949-5803 (CSHS) with any questions.
CHS Student Parking Map
CSHS Student Parking Map
Item Drop Off
There is a table at the front entrance of both CHS and CSHS 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 Child Nutrition Department is committed to providing students access to a variety of meal and snack options while meeting the diverse needs of our student population.
Please take a moment to check the balance on your students lunch account and add funds if needed. We encourage all parents/students to prepay money into their account to help lunch lines move faster and to avoid lost/forgotten lunch money.
- Cash/Check – can be deposited in the lunch line at the point of sale. If you choose to drop cash off, please include your child’s name and ID number. Any change from a cash payment will be deposited on the student's lunch account.
- Online Payment - CISD has included a parent online credit card payment system through MySchoolBucks, online or mobile app. You can make credit card payments to your student’s cafeteria account online for a convenience fee of $2.75. The system will also allow parents to view student cafeteria account balances and purchases at no charge as well as set up free, automatic, low balance email notifications and automatic payments.
Click here for more information.
If you have not already done so, please update your student’s health history on Skyward. On CISD’s Health Services website, https://www.southlakecarroll.edu/Domain/48, you can find links for Action Plans for asthma, allergies, seizures, etc. as well as MAR forms. In the next week or two, I will begin screening for hearing and vision for students new to Carroll High School.
As a reminder, students are not allowed to carry medications (over-the-counter or prescription). You may keep medications in the nurse's office for daily or as needed administration. Please be sure medicine is in original container, not expired, and has a signed MAR. Prescriptions also require a doctor signature. Inhalers, epipens, and diabetic supplies are the only exceptions to the carry policy, but the student does have to turn in the MAR and documentation from the doctor saying it is OK to carry. It is best if medications to carry 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.
Thank you for your help!
Kelly Lambert, RN
817-949-5610 phone 817-949-5656 fax
Carroll Senior High School Nurse