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First day of school is on August 15th!


It is hard to believe that summer is almost over and the new school year is just around the corner. Our staff has been able to step away and enjoy this time to rest and refresh for the coming year. We all have been working to prepare to welcome our Dragons back to The Grove and look forward to an amazing year.

You will see a number of new faces around campus this year. We are fortunate and excited to welcome these new Dragons to our team. A couple of the ladies that you will see first are Cathy Ammermann, our new PEIMS clerk taking over for Cheryl Bischof, and Marcela Vega, our new principal's secretary taking over for Jolie Allen. These ladies will be among the first to greet you as you arrive on campus.

We are eager to welcome our Dragons back to Walnut Grove and look forward to the many wonderful memories that will be made as we learn together and #InspireExcellence throughout the year!

#DragonProud #ProtectTheTradition #theGrove


We are excited to welcome our Dragons back to school and the first step is for Carroll ISD parents to go through the Annual Student Verification process! Parents of all Carroll ISD students (including new enrollees) are required to complete verification for each of their students annually prior to the first day of school. This process is completed through the district's Skyward Family Access portal. Please log in to your Skyward’s Family Access account and complete the Verification process for each child starting Monday, August 1, 2022.

Carroll ISD 2022-2023

2022-23 Key Calendar Dates:

First Day of School - Monday, August 15, 2022

Labor Day Holiday - Monday, September 5, 2022

Holiday (School Closed) - Friday, October 7, 2022

Professional Development/No School for Students - October 10-11, 2022

Thanksgiving Break - Monday, November 21 - Friday, November 25, 2022

Winter Break - Monday, December 19 - January 2, 2023

CISD Staff Returns to Work (Teacher Work Day) - Tuesday, January 3, 2023

CISD Students Return to School - Wednesday, January 4, 2023

MLK Holiday - Monday, January 16, 2023

Bad Weather Day - Friday, February 17, 2023

Professional Development/No School for Students - Monday, February 20, 2023

Spring Break - March 13-17, 2023

Bad Weather Day - Friday, April 7, 2023

Professional Development/No School for Students - Monday, April 10, 2023

Last Day of School - Thursday, May 25, 2023

Teacher Work Day/No School for Students/Graduation - Friday, May 26, 2023

School Closed - Monday, May 29, 2023

Morning Arrivals

Car Line Open: 7:20 - 7:40 AM

Students Permitted Back to Class: 7:30 AM

  • Prior to 7:30, they will be in the gym (K-2) and cafeteria (3rd-4th) with monitoring staff
Car Line Closes: 7:40 AM

School Start Time: 7:40 AM

School Tardy Time: 7:40 AM

Communication about bus times/routes will come from the transportation department.

Meet the Teacher

Teacher assignments will be posted in Skyward Family Access on Thursday, August 11th at 4:00 pm.

Meet the teacher will be held on Friday, August 12th.

8:00-8:45 am (Last Names A-M)

9:00-9:45 am (Last Names N-Z)

  • If you ordered bus passes, please pick them up at the table set up near the office
  • Meds can be dropped off at the table set up near the nurse's office
  • PTO will host a Spirit Shop
  • There will also be a school bus so you can meet the drivers.

1st Day of School

Families are welcome to walk their children to their classrooms on the first day of school. Typically parking is pretty tight on the first day of school if you choose to walk to class, so please allow time for parking. You are also more than welcome to drop off using our car line. Walkers can also enter through the gym (K-2) and cafeteria (3rd and 4th) if you don't plan to walk your child to class.

1st Week of Schedule

All elementary campuses will have early release days during the first week of school to provide assessment time for teachers and students.

Your teacher will contact you directly with important information about setting these appointments. A follow-up meeting may be required, or email notification from your teacher may suffice if your child is at or above grade level.

1st Week School Hours: 7:40 am - 12:00 pm

There is no lunch during the first week of school. Please pack a hearty snack for your child.

Regular hours resume on Monday, August 22, 2022: 7:40 am - 3:00 pm.

Curriculum Night

Curriculum Night is when teachers will review specifics for the school year with parents. This event is in person. The slides will be shared with parents for those unable to join, but we encourage you to join live so you can ask questions and get to know your teacher.

August 23: Curriculum Night for 2nd, 3rd & 4th Grades 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. (Gr 2-in gym, Gr 3- in café, Gr 4 –in the library)
August 25: Curriculum Night for Kindergarten and 1st Grades 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. (Kinder in gym, Grade 1 in café)

Visitor Information

We're excited to welcome our families and visitors back on campus!

  • Visitors must enter through the front office. Please ring the intercom and one of our secretaries will buzz you in. You must show your driver's license on the intercom before you enter the building.
  • All visitors must check in at the office to scan their driver's license using our Raptor Security System.
  • Once visitors have been screened, our system will save your information. Every time you visit, you will use the Raptor Security System to sign in.
  • All visitors must wear their name badges in the building at all times.

Can I bring my child lunch?

  • Yes. But please only bring food for your own child - we don't allow other students to eat food that their parents didn't provide. We have special tables for visitors and the child. Friends stay at their classroom table. Keep in mind that the first week of school are half days and no lunch is provided. The second week is used to set up routines during lunches. Parents are asked to wait until August 29th for lunch visits.

Can I join my child at recess?

  • No, as this, unfortunately, presents a safety concern.

Can I go back to my child's classroom?

  • Yes, when you have an appointment with the teacher during conference time. You may also go to your child's classroom during special events (winter party, Valentine's Day party, etc.).

How do special events work?

  • We have several events throughout the year that involve many visitors. Information will be shared through PTO, teachers, and our weekly newsletter.
  • You will sign in through the front office the way you usually would. Please be advised that it takes longer on high-volume days, so allow time for a line.

Birthday Treats

We love celebrating birthdays!

Bring in store-bought treats with an ingredients label that says "Made in a Nut-Free Facility" and can be verified by our office staff. All treats have to be approved. Please call if you aren't sure if something will be allowed so we can avoid an issue!

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Food Allergies

Carroll ISD restricts all peanuts and tree nuts from classrooms; this includes daily snacks, birthday celebrations, and class parties. All food items brought into school for classroom consumption must be coordinated by the classroom teacher, be store-bought, and have an ingredient label attached to the packaging. Any label that states the following is NOT permitted in the classroom:

  • “May contain peanuts or tree nuts”
  • “Processed on shared equipment with nuts”
  • “Manufactured in a plant containing peanuts or tree nuts”
  • “Contains peanuts or tree nut ingredients”

For safe food options please visit For more information, please contact the school nurse, Susan Hogan, at 817 949-4400 or

Snacks and Water Bottles

Please pack a daily healthy snack and refillable water bottle for your child. We have several water bottle refill stations on campus.

School Lunch

Students may bring their lunch from home or can order from the cafeteria. Menus are posted online at Please visit the Child Nutrition website for updated prices and frequently asked questions.

Cafeteria Options: (3 options daily)

  • Hot Plate Lunch
  • Salad Meal or Bento Box Meal (rotating)
  • Deli-Bag Lunch or Yogurt Combo Lunch (rotating)

We encourage all parents/students to prepay money into their lunch accounts:

Welcome Back Volunteers

We are so happy to have volunteers back on campus. We rely on our volunteers for making copies, helping in the library, decorating the school for various events, and more. If you would like to volunteer, please sign up on this website and complete the background check (required new every year). You can also do this through Annual Student Verification.

Our amazing PTO helps coordinate volunteer opportunities, so please be sure to join our PTO. If you plan to attend any field trips as a chaperone, please go ahead and get this done as it has to be complete in advance and it's not immediate.


Weekly newsletters are sent out on Thursdays. Please watch your inbox!

Grading Periods:
August 15 - October 14
October 17 - December 16
January 4 - March 10
March 20 - May 25


STOPit is an online reporting tool designed to deter and mitigate bullying, cyber abuse, and other inappropriate behaviors, consisting of an app and a back-end incident management system for school administrators. Parents will have access to the STOPit mobile app, which has two simple but powerful features.

Report can be used by students and parents to report incidents to school contacts anonymously.

Messenger can be used to engage in anonymous two-way communication with school contacts.

Our goal with STOPit is to create safer, kinder, school communities both online and off.


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