Dragon Diary

February 5, 2021

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Southlake Women's Club Scholarship Information

The Southlake Women’s Club Foundation would like to announce in the E-Blast they are awarding $6,000 in scholarships to Carroll Senior High School seniors. The application and further information can be found by clicking here.

SASO Annual Membership Drive

SASO (Scholars and Athletes Serving Others) is an inclusive service organization for high school students and their mothers. SASO partners with non-profit organizations such as Habitat for Humanity, GRACE, Youth World, Miracle League, House of Shine, and Make-a-Wish to provide volunteer opportunities for members. To apply for membership, students must live in Southlake and/or attend CISD, and be in grades 9-12 for the 2021-22 school year.


An informational meeting for prospective members to SASO Girls will be via Webex on Wednesday, February 10th at 7pm. The info meeting for SASO Boys will be via Zoom on Thursday, February 11 at noon and at 7pm.


Please visit www.sasonow.com for the meeting links and more information about the organization. Applications will be accepted on a first come, first served basis immediately following the meeting.

Dragon Cheerleading Tryout Information

It's that time of year again, if your Dragon wants to tryout for Dragon Cheer, you will want to visit southlakecarrollcheer.com to get more information. This year, tryout packets are electronic! Please click here for more information. Students interested in trying out must have packets complete by February 22.

Juniors Only - SAT School Day - UPDATE

REGISTRATION CLOSED

No late registrations will be accepted.


Testing will take place on Wednesday, March 3, 2021 at 8:00am at CSHS.


Please Note: There is no virtual/online testing available for the SAT School Day. 11th grade students registered (DVA or Face-to-Face) to take the SAT School Day will report in-person at CSHS to take the test.


If you have any questions about SAT testing, please contact Melinda Schott – Melinda.schott@southlakecarroll.edu

Join the Board Game Club!

Enjoy a nice virtual break after school by playing a variety of board games. We provide a relaxing atmosphere and a great community for those who need a breather in these hectic times. We meet from 4:00 to 5:00 on Tuesdays and Thursdays on discord. Feel free to drop by whenever you want to! Sign Up by going to our website:http://carrollboardgameclub.wix.com/contact


If you need any more information you can contact us at CarrollBoardGameClub@Gmail.com or you can contact our sponsors, Mrs. Hinkle and Mrs. Shapiro.

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PreACT and PSAT Results

The PreACT results for all 9th graders who took the test on October 14, 2020 are in.


Forms must be picked up during school hours as they will not be included in DVA material pick up days.


PSAT Student Scores Are Ready To View

Students who took the PSAT (and provided an active email address) should have received an email in early December with directions on how to log into their Student College Board account to view their PSAT scores. Hard copies of PSAT scores are not being handed out. College Board did not send hard copies to be distributed to students due to their electronic notifications.


If you have questions regarding your PSAT score or accessing your College Board account, please call the College Board Student Helpline at 866-433-7728.

CISD Spring Bus Passes

Spring Semester Bus Passes are effective Monday, January 11th.


For more information visit the Transportation Department page on the district's webpage.

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AP Parents/Students:

Reminder: There is a 3 Step Registration Process for all students that will be taking an AP exam in May.


Step 1: Sign-up and Join each AP course you plan on taking an exam MyAP Login

(majority of the students have completed Step 1)


Step 2: Sign-up in Total Registration for each exam you plan to take Total Registration


Step 3: Pay in Total Registration Total Registration


Please note that your registration will NOT be complete until payment is received and processed through Total Registration. If the payment is received after the deadline provided, the cost of the exam will increase, and all additional fees will also need to be paid before the exam can be ordered.


If your student has previously used Total Registration to register for AP exams with Carroll Senior/High School, their login credentials will still be the same. (If your student has forgotten this they may go to the Guidance Office at CSHS or email Mrs. Shela Daniel to reset their password shela.daniel@southlakecarroll.edu)


Please make sure to select the correct course and instructor for each exam that you order. You may refer to your child’s schedule in Skyward for this information.

All payments must be made through Total Registration


Please make note of the following non-negotiable deadlines to ensure your child is fully registered for their AP exams.


AP EXAM COST & REGISTRATION DATES

Full Year and 1st Semester Classes

REGISTRATION CLOSED


AP EXAM COST & REGISTRATION DATES

2nd Semester Classes ONLY (Government/Economics)

Jan 4 – Feb 14: $99 per exam

Feb 15 – Feb 21: $116 per exam

Feb 22 – March 3: $166 per exam

Dragon Spirit Shop

The Dragon Spirit Shop will be open on Thursday, February 18th 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.

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 only good for 30 days.

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.

Nurses Note

Covid continues, and the symptoms we have seen most in 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. Attached 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;
· 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

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.


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

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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

817 774-9704


Breeze Urgent Care

125 Davis Boulevard, Southlake

682-297-6979


CareNow Urgent Care-Southlake

Send out, PCR lab test

817 749-0155


Complete Care ER Southlake

Rapid test for patients who are symptomatic. Send out PCR lab test also available.

817 809-2089


Baylor Scott & White Urgent Care-Southlake

Referred to another BSW location, Coppell is closest facility

817 912-8800


Cook Children’s Urgent Care and Pediatric Specialists

Rapid test for patients who are symptomatic at the doctor’s discretion

682-885-6000


EMC ExpressCare

Rapid test and PCR lab test (call first)

817 503-8800


Legacy ER & Urgent Care-North Richland Hills

Logon to website to schedule rapid testing (legacyer.com)

817 281-7277


CVS Grapevine

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.

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The Chain Reaction Club

The Chain Reaction Club (aka Rachel’s Challenge) is Looking to Welcome New Members!


The Chain Reaction Club, inspired by Rachel’s Challenge, strives to promote a culture of positivity and kindness around school and the community. As we kick-off the 2020-2021 school year, we would love to invite anyone who is interested to reach out to their school counselor for more information about joining.


Check out this video from Coach McDade highlighting what Chain Reaction is all about!! https://vimeo.com/470750236/10deae4723

Tri-County Electric Cooperative’s 2021 Senior Scholarship

Tri-County Electric Cooperative’s 2021 Scholarship applications are now open!


Tri-County Electric Co-op Scholarship– We will award eight (8) $4,000 scholarships and eight (8) $2,000 scholarships to graduating seniors in the class of 2021! Additional details and eligibility requirements are available here.


Application DEADLINE: Friday, March 5, 2021. Find the application here.

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

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.

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 - 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


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.

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.

AFTER SCHOOL ACTIVITY PASSES

Currently we are not offering After School Activity Passes.

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

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