Student Arrival Times/Tardies
Students may enter the building at 7:05 am and will remain in the hallways outside their classrooms until 7:20 a.m. All teachers will open their classroom doors to receive students at 7:20a.m.A reminder bell will sound to signal classroom arrival & a tardy bell will sound at 7:30 am.Students that enter the building after 7:30 a.m. will be given a tardy pass by the office staff.
Student DismissalStudent dismissal will occur promptly at 2:40.
If a student is still here after 2:55 pm, they will be escorted to the main office area. Walkers and bike riders will be taken to the crossing guard. Bike riders must walk their bikes until they are off campus.
Student AbsenceA student's parent or guardian should call the school and inform the office staff of an absence. A written note should be sent with the child when he/she returns to school. Students who arrive at school later in the day after a medical appointment should bring a note from the doctor's office so that it will be recorded as such rather than as an absence.Absence WorkOn those occasions when your child must be absent from school, you may call the school (817-232-0715) and request that work be gathered for him/her. Calls should be made before noon. The work can be placed in the office to be picked up by a parent or guardian after 2:00, or it can be sent home with a sibling or another student.
Parents are always welcome to visit our school. When you do come to visit our campus, please come directly to the office and bring your driver's license to get your name badge as your admission identification. Please wear your badge at all times while on our campus and then return it to the office before you exit the building. Our V Soft security program ensures student safety!
Parents and community members are encouraged to volunteer at Chisholm Ridge. If you are interested in volunteering, you will need to fill out a volunteer application. In order that we may maintain a safe environment, potential volunteers will be screened and references will be checked.
Daily ScheduleThe school day at Chisholm Ridge begins at 7:30 am and ends at 2:35 pm.Students may arrive at school at 7:10 am. All students report to the hallway outside their classrooms where they can read or finish homework. On Fridays, all students convene in the gymnasium for the Wrangler Round-Up Assembly. All students who are eating breakfast will hang their backpacks/belongings in the main hallway and then go to the cafe before going down the hallways. Teachers will open their rooms for students beginning at 7:25 am. Students MUST be within their educational setting (classrooms) when the 7:35 am bell rings or they are counted tardy.Safety Concern - Please do not leave your child unattended on school grounds prior to staff coming on duty at 7:10 am each morning.Your child's presence is so important! The students will be counted tardy if they are not in their classroom ready to learn at 7:40 am. We will have the tardy table set up in the main hall for late arrival passes to class.Lunch Schedule**Please remember that only parents or guardians may come to eat with their students at lunch.**Kindergarten 10:15-10:45First Grade 11:45-12:15Second Grade 10:45-11:15Third Grade 12:15-12:45Fourth Grade 11:15-11:45Fifth Grade 12:45-1:15Teacher Conference SchedulesPlease see each teacher's individual website for their conference times. To arrange a conference call or email your child's teacher and a time and date to meet will be set.DismissalStudents will be dismissed at 2:35 pm.If your child will be going home in a different way than normal, please notify the school by 1:30 pm that day.
Campus Discipline Plan
In order to create a sense of continuity across grade levels and in the interest of fostering responsible students, we have developed a school-wide behavior management plan that teachers will follow with all students. Each teacher has discussed with their students the standards of behavior that will help to create a safe and productive learning environment for all. It is important for parents and guardians to understand the rules that students are expected to follow and to support teachers in their efforts to provide a consistent set of guidelines.
Each student will have an individual Student Behavior Sheet maintained by the teacher in order to keep a complete record of positive and negative behaviors. All staff members will be expected to make note of any deviations from acceptable standards of behavior using a point system. Offenses will be noted by number and/or note on the individual Student Behavior Sheet. The Behavior Management Plan below outlines the types of behaviors that might be noted and the point system that will be used throughout the school.
We believe that by consistently enforcing a school-wide policy of acceptable behavior to be demonstrated by each student, Chisholm Ridge Elementary will provide a safe and secure learning environment. As always, we appreciate your support and ask you to discuss acceptable school behavior with your child.
Behavior Management Plan
The Wrangler Way
Expectations Positive Behavior
1) Respect all individuals Points can be earned back at teacher’s discretion
- Disrespectful to students (-2 points) 1. Good manners
- Being untruthful (-3) 2. Helping peers
- Inappropriate language (-3) 3. Helping teacher
- Stealing/Cheating/Deceitful conduct (-6) 4. Setting a good example
- Disrespectful to an adult (-6) 5. Sharing with others
- Obscene language/Gestures (-6) 6. Being trustworthy
- Failure to show personal responsibility (1) 7. Being dependable
2) Listen to others Encouragement
- Talking (-1) 1. Verbal recognition
- Interrupting teacher/others (-1) 2. Happy notes and stickers
3. Positive phone call home
3) Follow instructions 4. Way to go slip
- Off task/wasting time (-1) 5. Individual reward
- Not following directions (-1)
- Running in the building (-2) Enforcement
- Unsafe play (-2) 1. Verbal warning
- Persistent misbehavior (-3) 2. 2-5 Minutes taken from recess (per teacher discretion)
- Disruptive/uncooperative (-3) 3. No recess/lunch detention
- Failure to return signed notes (-1) 4. Phone call home
- No homework/folder/supplies (-1) 5. Office referral
4) Keep hands, feet & objects to myself
- Bothering others (-1)
- Failure to keep hands, feet & other objects to self (-2)
- Abusing property (-3) Citizenship Scale
- Throwing objects (-3) 100-95 E Excellent
- Physical aggression (-6) 94-85 S Satisfactory
- Destroying property (-6) 84-75 N Needs Improvement
74 & below U Unsatisfactory
5) Use an appropriate voice
- Noise making (-1)
Enrolling a Student/RegistrationWhen you come to enroll your child at Chisholm Ridge, please bring the following:
- Student's Birth Certificate
- Student's Social Security Card
- Current Immunization Records
Proof of In-District Residency (electric bill, water bill, etc.)
Click here for district health information such as immunizations.
Cell Phone Information
The purpose of this letter is to outline the rules regarding the use of cell phones by children at Chisholm Ridge Elementary School. The use of cell phones by elementary students during the school day is prohibited. Any communication between the school and home during the school day must be made through the teacher.
If you feel it is absolutely necessary for your child to bring a cell phone to school, we ask that you comply with the following guidelines:
Cell phones must be kept in the students’ backpacks during the school day.
Cell phones must remain off – placing the cell phone into silent/vibrate mode and text messaging is not considered “turned off".
Cell phones may be used only after students have been dismissed and have exited the school building.
The use of camera phones by children, for the purpose of taking pictures, is not permitted anywhere on school premises or on a school bus at any time.
Teachers may request students to bring a device to class to use as reference materials or to access a website or app. Students may use their devices for these teacher-approved activities.
Any student who violates the above rules is subject to:
1. The first violation will result in a written warning by an administrator.
2. All subsequent violations will result in a $15.00 recovery charge and parent notification.
Parents shall be notified within two school days after the cell phone is confiscated. Parents may come to the office to obtain the release of the cell phone.
Any disciplinary action will be accordance with the Student Code of Conduct. The school or the district will not be responsible for damaged, lost, or stolen phones.
Violation of this policy during any state assessment (STAAR) prohibits an optimum testing environment and, therefore, may result in an invalid assessment. Use of a cell phone or any other unapproved electronic device during the administration of these tests will be regarded as cheating, and the student’s test will be invalidated with appropriate disciplinary action to follow.
Please note: This letter also pertains to all other electronic devices including, but not limited to, iPods, iTouch, or iPads.
Thank you for your understanding and cooperation regarding the use of cell phones and other electronic devices in school by our students.