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In this Issue
- Artists of the Week
- Class Fees
- Dress Code
- Animal Science Animals need newspapers & veggies
- AP Booster Final Meeting
- Kids2Careers info
- CEF Auction Information
- StopIt App
- Course Selection Information
- DVA Library Book Check Out
- Extended Day
- COVID19 Criteria
- PTSO - Teacher Appreciation Week info
- Physicals 2021-2022 info
- Athletic gear webstore
- CISD Events
Events for the Week
Monday, April 12
7th grade Zone Track Meet 4:00 p.m. @ Carroll HS
Tuesday, April 13
No Scheduled Activities
Wednesday, April 14
AP Boosters present Adulting 101 (see below for more info)
8th grade Zone Track Meet 4:00 p.m. @ Coppell HS
Thursday, April 15
No Scheduled Activities
Friday, April 16
Save the Date
PTSO General Virtual Meetings
Tuesday, April 20
STAAR - 7th grade writing
Wednesday, April 21
Administrative Assistant Appreciation Day
Faculty meeting - no tutorials
Monday-Friday, April 26-30
Teacher Appreciation Week
Tuesday, April 27
Bus Driver Appreciation Day
Friday, April 30
Parents, if you have not had the opportunity to pay the fees for the courses that have fees, please go to Skyward to the Fee link. They are all conveniently located in one place and you can pay all of them at once. Your attention to this matter is greatly appreciated. If you cannot see the fee, please send a check made out to CMS with your student.
Lost and Found
Please have your student check the Lost and Found for any missing clothing items, shoes, books, notebooks, lunch boxes and water containers. Clothing items will be donated on the last day of school, Thursday, May 27. Lunch boxes, water bottles and pencil bags will be disposed of at that time. It is very helpful if lunch boxes and water containers are labeled with the student’s name. This way we can call students to the office and try and return items before they are disposed of or donated.
There is a separate Lost & Found at the Front Desk for more valuable items (jewelry, laptop chargers) so please have your student check with Mrs. Gulliver for those types of items.
Hello CMS families!
Please be sure your student is following the dress code when coming to campus for classes.
- Leggings are allowed if the top students are wearing is long enough to reach the knuckles on a fisted hand when a student has her hand at her side.
- Shorts worn to school should also be long enough to reach the knuckles of a fisted hand when a student has her hand at her side.
- Students may not wear crop tops that expose the midriff when the student raises her arms.
- Hats of any kind are not to be worn in school unless there is a designated dress up day such as “western day.”
Animal Science News
We are looking for any donations of vegetables (lettuce, collard greens, peppers, carrots, cucumbers) that might be expiring soon and you know that you won't be using them. We used to get some supplies from the cafeteria, but they do not have as much anymore so our supply runs low quickly.
Also, we are running low on newspaper and we use it to line the cages. If you read the paper, please consider sending to school with your child for animal science.
If you are able to bring up any of the above-mentioned items that you know you won't be using, instead of throwing it away, it would be much appreciated if you could donate it for our animals in class.
Save the Dates
Online - May 14 - June 5
Live Auction - June 4
With help from great title sponsor Park Place Dealerships for the past 14 years and new partner Heritage Auctions, this year's auction promises to be very special.
Heritage Auctions is an international auction house (and Carroll Dragon parents too!). The LIVE & Online Auction will have our Southlake favorite items and also some unique collectibles donated by
Heritage Auctions. Thanks to their generosity, CEF will be able to promote your company and donated item or experience to a much larger audience - not just in Southlake, but around the world!
We know this has been a challenging year. You can help us to continue our important work of funding Carroll ISD teachers, by joining the fun and participating in the 2021 CEF Beyond the Box Auction.
You Won’t Want To Miss It!
Please let us know if we can help in any way.
STOPit - Hotline reporting system
STOPit is an online reporting tool that allows us the opportunity to intervene with at risk students before they hurt themselves or someone else. It also expands beyond helping those at immediate risk of self-harm but also to support students who are struggling socially or emotionally in other areas.
Our students will have access to the STOPit mobile app which has two simple but powerful features.
Report can be used by students to report incidents to school contacts anonymously.
Messenger can be used to engage in anonymous two-way communication with school contacts.
Both Report and Messenger empower students to stand up for themselves and for one another. They can use STOPit to reach out for help if they or a peer are facing a personal crisis or experiencing bullying, abuse, self-harm, suicidal ideation, or are otherwise in need of assistance. Our goal with STOPit is to create safer, kinder, school communities both online and off.
No student information is needed to use STOPit. The only way personally identifiable information will be accessible through STOPit is if a student voluntarily includes it within the content of a report or message.
You can find more information about STOPit on our CMS Counseling Page under the Counseling Tab. If you have any questions, feel free to contact one of our counselors or administrators.
Allison Adams, Jane Kea, and Paula Lynn
Plan Now, Schedule Later (Arena Scheduling for 2021-2022)
The master schedule for 2021-2022 is now viewable under the Arena Scheduling tab in your student Skyward account. Prepare three or four options of your schedule in case your first plan doesn’t work.
Arena Scheduling windows open at 6 a.m.
April 27-29: Rising Freshmen (Class of 2025)
ARENA SCHEDULING FOR RISING FRESHMEN
Principal Giamanco from Carroll High School will speak with us about Arena Scheduling for our current 8th graders at our next CMS PTSO General Meeting scheduled for April 20, 2021 at 10:00 am. This is a great opportunity to come and ask questions about Arena Scheduling. Please join us. Zoom Link Below!
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 978 626 5305
Save the date for rising 9th graders. Fish camp will be Friday, August 6,from 1-3 p.m.
Assist Students with
- Understanding self and feelings.
- Making difficult choices.
- Setting goals.
- Developing their individuality vs. peer pressure.
- Learning self-discipline and responsibility to self, family, and society.
- Developing coping skills.
- Resolving conflicts effectively.
- Learning how school performance relates to future opportunities.
- Learning to recognize and make the best of their abilities.
- Classroom guidance lessons.
- Individual counseling and crisis intervention support.
- A safe place to talk.
- Conflict intervention.
- Anger Management skills.
- Study skills assistance.
- Group support for specific issues.
- Character education.
- A safe and caring environment.
How Do Students Contact the School Counselor?
- Request of a counselor
- Parent referral
- Teacher/staff referral
- Referral by friend(s)
- Administrative referral
Why Do Parents Contact the School Counselor?
- Request of a counselor
- Parent referral
- Teacher/staff referral
- Referral by friend(s)
- Administrative referral
- Concerns over student achievement
- Family health problems
- Test interpretation
- Discussing special needs of their child
- Early discussion of potential crises
- Family difficulties or concerns
- New school registration/orientation
Classroom guidance is conducted periodically by the school counselors who are trained to work with students in groups as well as individuals. Examples of topics covered are:
- Test Taking Skills
- Bully Prevention
- Sexual Harassment
- Making Choices
- Setting Goals
- Multi-Cultural Awareness
If you have a concern and you would like for a counselor to meet with your child, please contact your child's grade level counselor via email or phone.
Allison Adams, 7th grade counselor
Jane Kea, 8th grade counselor
Paula Lynn, 7th & 8th grade counselor
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Need to make up a test or quiz? Want a quiet place to study? Need help on homework? Join us in Extended Day! We are open:
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, & Thursdays
Students who join for studying or homework must arrive in the library by 3:55 with all materials needed for their time in Extended Day, such as laptops. These students stay until 4:50 to provide a concentrated and distraction-free study hour.
Students who need to make up tests or quizzes will come to Extended Day, where a teacher will have left a paper test or instructions to log on to computers to take the assessment. Students who come to take tests or quizzes may leave as soon as they're finished or they may choose to stay and study until 4:50.
Extended Day staff is made up of CMS teachers who can help your students with homework or concepts if they ask for it.
Attention DVA Students and Parents
Tickets for games in the district can be found by visiting this website. All tickets are to be purchased online this year due to Covid Restrictions.
Please see the spectator guidelines for fans for ALL CISD athletic facilities:
- Spectators must self-screen for COVID-19 symptoms as outlined by TEA and UIL. Spectators must also be symptom-free before arriving at the athletic facility.
- Masks or face coverings are required as you enter, exit and move around the athletic facility as outlined by the Governor’s order and/or CISD Safety Plan.
- Spectators will practice social distancing and sit at least six (6) feet away from other groups.
- Spectators will not sit on any seat marked with tape.
- No passes are accepted at the gate.
- No one is allowed on the field or court of play.
Physicals Info 2021-2022
UIL is requiring a physician signed physical this year and we would like to help get that covered. For incoming 7th -12th grade students wanting to try out for Band, Athletics or Cheer – a physical will be required to be filled for the upcoming year. We are going to host our physicals at:
910 E Southlake Blvd #155 in Southlake
Wednesday, April 28
Saturday, May 1
9:00 a.m. - Noon
Time slots will be sold in 30 minute increments. Each physical is $25 and all money will be collected online. Money goes back to the Carroll ISD Athletic Training Program for supplies and upgrades.
Purchase a time Slot
For any questions and concerns regarding the physicals please contact Adam.email@example.com or see the athletics website for more information We also have required online forms to be completed. They can be found at www.Rankonesport.com -> Parents -> Online Forms -> Texas -> Southlake Carroll ISD **Physicals may also be completed with personal physicians and most quick clinics**
Order gear for 2021-22
Webstore open April 4-18.
For more swim an dive information, click here
We have a Well clinic and a Sick clinic, which is called the waiting room. The waiting room is where kids who have any of the symptoms listed below will wait for their parent or emergency contact to pick them up. These two rooms are completely separate to limit cross contamination. Per the TEA and Tarrant County Public Health Guidelines, your child must be sent home for additional monitoring and observation. It is strongly recommended that you 1. Isolate your child at home, 2. Avoid unnecessary contact with others and 3. Contact your child’s physician for further guidance.
Covid-19 like Symptoms include:
New uncontrolled cough that causes difficulty breathing or in a diagnosed asthmatic or chronic allergic student, a change in baseline
Abnormal taste or smell
New onset of severe headache
Additional relevant symptoms include:
Congestion or runny nose
Significant muscle pain or ache
Please have a plan in place every morning for how you will pick up your child should you get a call. If neighbors or friends are your emergency contact, please make sure they will be available if you are not. We are expecting your student to be picked up ASAP and within 30 mins.
We are asking parents to be extra vigilant this year and not send your child to school with any of the above symptoms. Remember to screen (including temperature) every morning and fill out your Sunday evening screening survey.
We are discouraging the use of as needed meds as it could mask symptoms. It will depend on the circumstances surrounding the clinic visit. Please call to discuss this further if you have concerns.
If your child has seasonal allergies, please start medicating with a daily allergy medication now and consider a daily nasal spray. Developing a good routine now will help cut down on their symptoms later and will avoid me from having to send your child home unnecessarily.
Per CDC, AAP and TEA, nebulizer treatments for Asthmatics are not recommended. We are only accepting inhalers this year.
Please try to anticipate your child’s needs and send water bottles, lip balm, snacks and hygiene products. We are trying to keep the amount of students who visit the clinic to sick and urgent matters.
It is important to have a clean mask every day. Consider having multiple masks to be worn during the week to be laundered over the weekend. Paper masks can air dry in a brown paper bag over 2-3 days.
Please make sure your primary number is the one you want us to call first, should your child need to come home. Consider saving CMS number 817-949-5400 in your phone as a recognizable contact.
Parents if you still need to drop off emergency meds to the clinic like Epi pens and inhalers, there is a medication bin in the mantrap.
Thank you for your understanding and for your cooperation during these unprecedented times.
Susan Bonczyk, RN, BSN
Dragon JV Swim “Screening” for incoming 9th graders
On Saturday, April 17, at the Carroll Aquatic Center 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. there will be a JV Swimming Screening for incoming freshmen who are interested in joining Dragon Swim. This screening is to encourage any Dawson or Carroll MS student that might be interested in Dragon HS Swimming, and offer them an opportunity to be seen, identified, evaluated and taught by our Dragon Swim Coaching Staff. There is no cost for this screening.
All that is necessary is that you contact Head Coach Kevin Murphy, by email, to sign up to attend. All those current 8th graders already registered for JV Competitive Swimming Class, 4th & 8th blocks, are expected to attend this screening to meet and be evaluated by Coach Murphy and his Dragon HS Swim Coaching Staff.
Save the Date for Carroll Night at the Ballpark on April 30
Carroll ISD is excited to announce the return of Carroll Night at the Ballpark on Friday, April 30, at the brand new Globe Life Field. The Texas Rangers will take on the Boston Red Sox in the new ballpark, and the Dragon community is invited to be a part of it! Keep an eye out for ticket information coming soon.
Dragon Tennis Tryout Information
Interested in playing Tennis in High School? Our initial tryouts, for any incoming freshmen or anyone not currently on the varsity or JV teams, will be held on Monday, July 26 at the CSHS tennis courts. If students qualify for a JV Green or Varsity tryout, they will need to be present July 27-30. All participants will need a current physical in order to tryout. To sign up, click here.
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