Dragon Diary

March 1, 2019

Spring Break

Have a wonderful Spring Break! Classes will resume March 18th.

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.

Carroll STEM Academy Day Seeking Volunteers

The first Carroll STEM Academy Day is fast approaching on March 21st at Gateway Church in Southlake. Volunteers are needed to help guide groups of over 300 STEM high school students to informative sessions hosted and led by local companies in the STEM industry. To close the event, a keynote speaker from NASA - Johnson Space Center in Houston has been secured for an exciting presentation! The event is full on company presence, however, relies on our wonderful community volunteer base to make this a smooth and enjoyable day for our hard working students and teachers in the STEM academy.


SIgn up to volunteer here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/508054FACAD2AA46-cisd) Questions? Please contact Mr. Steven Nathman at Carroll HS: steven.nathman@southlakecarroll.edu.

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"Spring Break" for Parents

The Class of 2021 is hosting a "Spring Break" for parents on March 23rd at Carroll High School. Sophomores from CHS will be providing care for your children in the CHS Cafeteria from 5-8pm for just $15 per child. This fun, enjoyable night will include games, movies, snacks, crafts, and activities for your children.


Sign up and help support the Class of 2021! Sign up today at: http://signup.com/go/PoXJVRk

CHS Student Drop Off and Pick Up

It has come to our attention that parents are parking in spots and lining 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.


Parents, please use the proper pick up and drop off lines and do not park in the student lot for the safety of our students.

PTO General Meeting

Join us for the next PTO General Meeting on Tuesday March 26th at 10:00 am in the CHS Library with Guest Speaker Julie Thannum. Ms. Thannum will discuss the new Voluntary Random Drug Testing program being rolled out at CISD’s secondary campuses – discussion will include the policies, program specifics and participation.


Please join us – all members are welcome!

PTO Scholarship

The CSHS/CHS PTO will open its scholarship application process on March 7, 2019. The PTO will be awarding scholarships for $1,000 each. Applicants' families must be PTO members as of November 1, 2018. 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 Sunday, April 14, 2019.

2019 Baccalaureate Service


The CHS/CSHS PTO Baccalaureate service is an interfaith inspirational service to honor all CSHS Seniors and their families. Attendance is optional. All seniors wishing to attend the service are honored, sitting as a group, wearing caps and gowns for the first time. Family and friends are encouraged to attend. Visit the CHS/CSHS PTO website to learn more about the event.


LINK: http://www.southlakecarrollpto.com/baccalaureate

6th Annual Dragon Classic

Please join us for the 6th Annual Dragon Classic on Friday, April 26th at Sky Creek Ranch Golf Club. The Dragon Classic is an annual golf tournament held each spring, open to all Carroll ISD supporters; Dragon Alums, current parents, local business owners, etc.


This year you will have the choice of either a 7:30 AM tee time or a 1:30 PM tee time. We're filling up fast and we are expecting 250-300 golfers. Don't wait to reserve your spot! We also have a few sponsorship opportunities still available. You can register your foursome and/or reserve your sponsorship at www.dragonclassic.com

Celebrate Dragon Swim and Dive Teams

It’s time to celebrate greatness. Please join Carroll Athletic Booster Club, City of Southlake, CISD and all of Dragon Nation on Wednesday, March 20 as our community celebrates and honors our state championship Dragon boys and girls swim/dive teams.


The celebration will be held at the Gazebo on Fountain Place across from Ruston Park in Southlake Town Square and will include CISD and City of Southlake dignitaries. The evening kicks off as members of both the girls and boys teams and their coaches participate in a parade of champions beginning at 6 p.m. at the front of City Hall through Fountain Place to the Gazebo where they will be introduced and then will be available for photos and autographs afterwards.


Please plan to join us to celebrate one of the most prolific swim/dive programs in the nation. Go Dragons!

CHS Extended Day Tutorials

CHS students, do you need extra help with Math, Science, Social Studies, Spanish, or English? If so Extended Day has tutorial sessions available. Math tutorials are offered every Wednesday in C112 with Mrs. Hinkle. English, Social Studies, and Science tutorials will be offered Thursday's in the CHS library starting at 3:45. Please refer to the schedule below for specific dates.

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AP Booster Club Scholarships

The Dragon AP Boosters Organization is pleased to offer FIVE $1,000 scholarships to graduating CISD seniors this year. To qualify, you must have taken at least one Honors, Pre-AP, or AP course while attending CISD schools. All applicants are required to be paid members of the AP Booster Club.


Completed application packets are due in the CSHS Guidance Office by 3:30PM on Monday, April 1. Winners will be announced at the CSHS Awards Ceremony on Friday, May 3. If you have any questions, please contact Alicia Wagner at alicia_wagner@verizon.net.

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

Southlake Women's Club Foundation Scholarships

The SWC and the Southlake Women’s Club Foundation is proud to assist Carroll ISD graduating seniors in fulfilling their college aspirations with a portion of the proceeds from Art in the Square this year. Southlake Women’s Club plans to give $20,000 in scholarships of at least $1000 to each recipient. Our deadline for postmark of applications is April 1st. The forms must be downloaded, printed and mailed in.


Scholarship recipient(s) will be announced at the Carroll Senior High School Awards Assembly in May 2019. If you have any questions, please contact the Scholarship Treasurer at treasurer@artinthesquare.com


Please read the guidelines carefully before completing our application. The forms may be downloaded here https://www.southlakewomensclub.org/scholarships/

Dragons 4 Dragons Scholarship

Dragons investing in the future of each other. Please support this scholarship program by either donating or purchasing a shirt on the Dragons 4 Dragons Facebook page. It is the hope that enough money will be raised each year to give out several awards to those students who have demonstrated the true meaning of being a Southlake Carroll Dragon.


The scholarship application can be found on Naviance, must be submitted to the CSHS Guidance Office by April 15, 2019, and the winner or winners will be awarded at the Senior Awards Assembly in May.

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CHS Parking Violation

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. The link to purchase is https://www.southlakecarroll.edu/Page/1882


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.


Please feel free to contact the Assistant Principal’s office at 817-949-5626 with any questions.

Voluntary Random Drug Testing Program

Beginning after Spring Break 2019, Carroll ISD will implement a Voluntary Random Drug Testing Program for students in grades 7-12. The program is designed to provide support and resources to parents/guardians of participating students, therefore, a positive drug test for a participating student does not result in discipline consequences.


The program will be strictly voluntary and free of cost to students and families, while serving as a deterrent to illegal drug use and assisting the district in enforcing a drug-free educational environment. The policy approved by the CISD School Board in the fall of 2018 is modeled after a program in Keller ISD, and will serve as a two-year pilot program in Carroll.


In order for your child to participate in this program, please fill out the Parent Permission Form & Registration and return to your campus principal.


Click here for a summary of the program:

CHS Lost and Found

We have an overabundance of lost and found! If you think your student may have misplaced something have them stop by the Lost and Found outside of Nurse Cooley's clinic.

Flu Update


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 you’re 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!


Thank You!

Melody Cooley, RN

Carroll High School Nurse

817-949-5610 phone

817-949-5656 fax


Remember to practice effective hand hygiene and cough etiquette.

E-cigarette Tip Sheet for Parents

Talk with your teen about E-cigarettes and their risks. Before the talk know the facts, be patient and ready to listen by avoiding criticism and encouraging an open dialogue. Remember that your goal is to have a conversation not deliver a lecture so it is OK for your dialogue to take place over time in bits and pieces. Finally set a positive example by being tobacco-free, for help visit smokefree.gov or call 1-800-QUIT-NOW.


Keep the conversation going and for more information and tips go to https://e-cigarettes.surgeongeneral.gov/documents/SGR_ECig_ParentTipSheet_508.pdf

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Change in 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

Spring Bus Passes

Parents who purchased fall semester bus passes for their children are encouraged to register and purchase spring semester bus passes now to provide uninterrupted bus service. Students new to CISD and continuing students who need to use bus service will also need to purchase spring bus passes. Spring Semester Pass $148 per student or $296 per family. Click here to purchase your Spring Bus Pass. To read more about the Bus Pass Program, click here.


All bus riders must have a current Bus Rider Contract form signed by a parent or guardian and turned in with the Bus Rider Registration indicating they will abide by the Bus Safety Handbook.

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.

Parking Permits

High school students parking on campus must have a valid parking permit which is properly affixed to the vehicle.


Parking permits are purchased online and permit stickers are 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.


Cars without parking stickers may be towed at the owner's expense or subject to a booting device which will require a $30.00 removal fee.


To purchase click here https://ticketracker.com/store/category?schoolId=1701&catalogCategoryId=1959

VOE

Verification of Enrollment is required for students getting a permit or license. There is a sign-up sheet in the front office. 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. Forms are good for 30 days.

2018/2019 CHS Yearbook

Order your 2018/2019 Carroll High School Yearbook now for May delivery.


Now you can order three ways: online at www.balfour.com, select Carroll High School and follow the instructions for ordering. Order by phone at 1-800-944-5930, or download the order form

below, complete the bottom portion, and mail payment to Balfour P.O. Box 150069 Austin, TX 78715-0069. The cost is $70.00 for just a yearbook, but additional packages are available. Delivery is in May, but don’t delay.


Pricing

Order between January 1st and April 8th and pay $75.00.


Personalization and icons are extra!

CHS 2017/2018 Yearbooks

We have a limited number of CHS 2017/2018 yearbooks still available for purchase. If you are interested just come to the CHS front office. Books are $80.00 and we accept cash or checks made out to CHS.


If you ordered a CHS yearbook last year and have not picked it up yet please go to the CHS front office to get it.

Nurses Note

CLOTHING DONATIONS-

As the year goes by, if you are cleaning out your closets, and you have t-shirts, athletic shorts, or sweatpants you are getting rid of, please consider donating them to the CHS clothes closet for students’ use.


MEDICATIONS-

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 with a signed MAR form. Please be sure medicine is in original container and not expired. Prescriptions also require a doctor signature. I am unable to dispense medicine, even Advil or Tylenol, unless it is the student's own medicine brought in specifically for them.


Thank you for your help!

Melody Cooley, RN

CHS Nurse

817-949-5610 phone 817-949-5656 fax

Melody.Cooley@southlakecarroll.edu

CISD Booster for Special Programs

The CISD Booster for Special Programs is a district wide organization that supports Special Programs, such as Dyslexia, Preschool, ESL and Special Education within the Carroll Independent School District for all eleven campuses.


Their mission is to continue to support the Students, Parents, and Faculty involved in special programs by providing additional resources, continuing educational opportunities for faculty and parents, speakers, and support groups for families and to collaborate with the District in continuing to provide excellence to all students in all programs at CISD.

Your membership dues make their mission possible and the CISD Booster for Special Programs needs your help. Please click the link below and become a CISD Booster for Special Programs today!

TEACHER FUND FOR ALL CISD CAMPUSES

The teacher fund initiative, a year-round campaign sponsored by the Carroll Education Foundation, is off to a great start! View this video to learn more about why your teachers need your support at each campus: https://youtu.be/q0oK4aQZwgA


For more information on giving as a family or through your business and company matching, visit www.carrolleducationfoundation.org/donate-now.

Teen Life

Teen Life is a support group designed to help teenagers succeed at handling issues related to family, school, stress, and the ups & downs of life. If you think your child would benefit from this group, please send his/her name to Becca Piriano in CHS Guidance and she will reach out to them. Visit their website for more information at https://www.teenlife.ngo/.

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.

CHS Student Access to Exterior Doors

All exterior doors will be locked on campus. To enter the building you must have your ID in your possession. Your ID will access doors before school, after school, and during passing periods. If you need a replacement ID you must go to the counseling office for a replacement at $10. Please do not open a door for a student without an ID as you’re threatening the safety of all students. In addition, do not hold doors open as all students should have ID’s on them at all times. If you do not have an ID outside of the building you’re welcome to come around to the front office where they will identify you for entrance into the building. Please be cognizant of your safety and all student safety going forward.

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 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!

Dragon Mobile App

The Dragon Mobile App is for parents, students, and staff. Mobile Dragon keeps you connected with the latest district news and other helpful information at the touch of a button. Click the link below for more details about the App. The app is available for iOS and Android smartphones in the App Store and Google Play. Search “Carroll ISD” to find and download the app today!

Closed Campus

CSHS and CHS are closed campuses and students may not leave campus during lunch.

Attendance

Arrival

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.

Departure

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.