CARROLL MIDDLE SCHOOL
February 22, 2021
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Nurse Bonczyk Notes

Dear Parents,
From the Nurse:
State mandated hearing, vision, and spinal screenings will be conducted for F2F students March 2, 4, 5, and 9 at CMS by a trained professional during the student’s athletics/PE classes. 
If your student is F2F and enrolled in off campus PE, they will be screened during their Dragon Den class. Students will be screened in alpha order so I am not sure which date your students screening will fall on. DVA student screenings will be held at the administration building – dates to be announced.    
Vision screenings will be performed on new 8th grade students, and all of our 7th grade students. If your child wears glasses or contacts, please make sure they have/wear them on these days of screenings.
Spinal screenings will be performed on our 8th grade male students and on our 7th grade female students. If your 7th grade female student is in athletics, and has a current UIL physical on file with CMS – they will not be screened for spinal issues, as they have already been assessed by a healthcare professional. New physicals were not required by UIL this year for the 8th graders due to COVID-19, therefore all 8th grade boys will be screened for spinal issues. 
If your student is actively under medical care for one or more spinal problems, or you choose not to have your child screened due to already being screened during a recent/upcoming professional exam, or due to a conflict with the practices of a church or religious denomination – please reach out to me via email, as I will need proper documentation as described below. 
1.    Documentation from a licensed professional that the individual is actively under medical care for one or more spinal problems [25 TAC §37.143(c)]; or
2.    A signed form from the parent, guardian, or managing conservator that screening for abnormal spinal curvature was, or will be, performed during a professional examination [25 TAC §37.144(d)]; or
3.    A signed form from the parent, legal guardian, or managing conservator in lieu of the screening record(s) stating the screening conflicts with the tenets and practices of a church or religious denomination of which the affiant is an adherent or member [25 TAC §37.144(e)]. 
 
Susan Bonczyk, RN, BSN
Carroll Middle School Nurse
1800 Kirkwood Blvd.
Southlake, TX 76092
Fax: 817-949-5454
Clinic Phone: 817-949-5402 
Office News
Bottled Water
Parents:
Due to Covid safety precautions, our water fountains must remain off. We absolutely want student to have access to water as needed, but we need your help! Please have your student bring a “refillable” water bottle/container from home. We have three touchless water bottle fillers in the building and students can refill their bottles at any time. We do keep individual bottles of water in the front office for students who do not have a refillable one. However, these are meant to be for the rare occasions when a student does not have or does not bring a reusable one to school.
 
We have given out literally thousands of individual bottled water. We have had some parents donate cases of bottled water multiple times, and we GREATLY appreciate their generosity! However, this is an expense they do not need to take on. Many students who have come in to the office to get water have said they “don’t want to carry one around all day” so they just come get the “free” ones. But , of course, they’re not “free”….parents are paying for those.
 
Please help us out by seeing that your son/daughter brings a reusable water bottle from home that they can fill as needed throughout the day. This note is NOT a request for donations of water bottles. We’re asking for students to bring their own reusable container from home… This will eliminate unnecessary expense as well as greatly reduce the amount of plastic bottles we heed to dispose of.
 
Thank you so much for your help! Have a great week!
 
Stephanie Mangels, Principal

Lost & Found Overflowing
Parents:
Lost & Found is overflowing again! Please have your student check it for any missing clothing items, shoes, books, notebooks, lunch boxes and water containers. Clothing items will be donated on Friday, March 12 (before Spring Break) and lunch boxes and water bottles 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.

Winter Weather Procedure
With the temperatures dropping and the potential of inclement weather, we want to take a second to share the district's winter weather procedure. Click here to read more.

Building Hours
Just a reminder that the building does not open until 8:00 a.m. Students who are dropped off prior to that time will be waiting outside until the door unlocks. With winter approaching and the weather getting cooler, please make sure that your child has the appropriate attire for the elements.
Dress Code
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.”
Yearbook Information
NJHS Group (Zoom) Photo
NJHS members check the Canvas announcements & your email on a regular occasion. A Zoom meeting will be the week of Feb. 22 in order to get pictures for the yearbook.

Snow Pictures Wanted
Send your Snow-vid pictures to ReplayIt via the link below.
Submit your pictures to ReplayIt. Please include information about the picture: identify the student(s), the activity, when it took place, where it was, who took the picture. Just click on the link below.
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.  

You can reach me at lori.cashon@southlakecarroll.edu for more information or drop off arrangements.

APPRECIATE YOU!!
Lori Cashon
CEF Accepting Board Member Applications
CEF is accepting applications for new board members for the 2021-22 school year. If you are passionate about funding teachers and would like to be considered for the CEF Board of Directors, please click here to apply. The deadline for applications is February 28.
Color Guard
8th Graders are you ready for the excitement of being a
Carroll High School Dragon? 
Are you ready for the excitement of Friday Night Games? 
Are you ready to be a part of those Friday Night Games? 
Then the Carroll High School Color Guard is for you! 

Join the color guard and travel around the state and the country representing Carroll High School in performances and competitions. No experience is necessary.

Auditions will occur in May, but go ahead and put down Color Guard as one of your classes when choosing your courses. If you are in color guard, you DO NOT have to take PE and it also satisfies Fine Arts Credits. 

So what are you waiting for? 
Come on join the Nationally Ranked Southlake Carroll Color Guard.

Visit the Carroll Dragon Band website for more information or email Mr. Thomas at James.Thomas@Southlakecarroll.edu.

We can't wait to see you on the field with us this summer.
Save the Date - June 4
CEF Auction
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. You won’t to miss it!
Extended Day
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
3:55-4:50 p.m. 
CMS Library
 
General guidelines:
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
You can reserve a library book and pick it up curbside. Please see the information on the CMS Library Canvas page or contact Ms. Kosev at brittney.kosev@southlakecarroll.edu

Brittney Kosev
CMS Librarian
PTSO


PTSO General Meeting - POSTPONED
Due to the severe weather issues, we are cancelling the CMS PTSO general meeting scheduled for Tuesday, February 23. We will reschedule this meeting for a date in the near future. Stay warm and safe Dragons! 

Sincerely,

Tiffany 


Board Members for 21-22
We are looking for new CMS PTSO board members for 2021-2022. If you are interested, please contact Trina Gwynn at trinagwynn@gmail.com. Thank you.

February Treat
PTSO decorated the teacher workroom a Valentine's theme and treated the staff to a variety of breakfast items. The buffet included a delicious selection of bagels with cream cheese, oatmeal cups, fresh fruit, juice, and coffees. They supplied bags to fill with the goodies.
Social Media
Please sign up for the Carroll Middle School Spirit Shop Facebook page and follow CMS on Twitter to receive information regarding the Spirit Shop. We will have previews & pre-sales of upcoming merchandise.
Athletics
Purchase Tickets
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.
Boys Track
First Meet - March 3


Anthony Van Buskirk
Boys' Athletics Coordinator

Coaching Staff:

Girls Track
First Meet - March 3


Lauren Sullivan
Girls' Athletic Coordinator

Coaching Staff:
Wrestling

Interested in middle school wrestling?
Contact Coach Ian Semelroth
Covid -19
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:
Fever
Sore Throat
New uncontrolled cough that causes difficulty breathing or in a diagnosed asthmatic or chronic allergic student, a change in baseline
Diarrhea
Vomiting
Abdominal pain
Abnormal taste or smell
New onset of severe headache

Additional relevant symptoms include:
Fatigue
Chills
Congestion or runny nose
Significant muscle pain or ache
Nausea

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
District Information
Dragons Light The Night
Carroll ISD Elementary PTOs proudly presents the inaugural 2021 virtual event, Dragons Light the Night (DLTN), on Feb. 24 at 6:00 pm. DLTN will be created through the collective glow of over two thousand paper lanterns placed together in the center of Southlake Town Square. Similar to other lantern celebrations throughout the world, students and community members will have the opportunity to decorate the lanterns in "What it means to be a Dragon.” The event will also provide a message of hope and unity for the community of Southlake while raising funds for the Carroll ISD elementary PTOs. 
Lanterns can be purchased at www.dragonslightthenight.com for $30 each or $100 for a family membership that includes 2 lanterns and a yard flag. For sponsorship opportunities, please visit the website.

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

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.