• Dear Wrangler Parents/Guardians,

    Thank you for your patience as we start a new year. I am sending this notice as an update to the arrival and dismissal procedures here at Chisholm Ridge Elementary.

    Student Absence

    A 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 Work

    On those occasions when your child must be absent from school, contact the school and request the work that can be completed. This information can be located on the teacher’s TEAMS page. They can also provide work that you can pick up at the school. Requests should be made before noon. If paper copies are required, 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 in attendance.

    Daily Schedule

    The school day at Chisholm Ridge begins at 7:30 am and ends at 2:40 pm. Students may arrive at school at 7:05 am. A Grab and Go Breakfast is provided in the cafeteria at 7:05am. All students report to their classroom. MUST be within their educational setting (classrooms) when the 7:30 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 7:05 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 7:30 am.

    Lunch Schedule

    **Please remember that visitors cannot each lunch at this time**

    10:15-10:45   Kinder

    11:00-11:30   2nd

    11:30-12:00   1st

    12:00-12:10   3rd

    12:45- 1:15    4th

    1:15-1:45       5th

    Teacher Conference Schedules

    Please see each grade-level team webpage 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.

     

    Dismissal

    The instructional day ends at 2:40 pm. Students will be in their pick-up locations at various times.

    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.

     

    CRE Methods of Release

    In an effort to clarify dismissal processes, we have defined specific methods of release:

    Bus Riders - student who rides the bus home or to day care. Bus riders will be dismissed with a staff member and escorted to their appropriate bus.

    YMCA - student who attends after school program. YMCA students will be dismissed to the cafeteria.

    Bike Riders - student who rides their bike home unaccompanied by a parent/guardian. Bike riders will be dismissed to the Fine Arts hallway.  A staff member will escort them outside and assist with their bikes at approximately 2:30pm. They will continue to the crosswalks with a crossing guard.

    Walker - student who walks home unaccompanied by a parent/guardian. Walkers will be dismissed at 2:30pm. After all walkers have been accounted for and checked-in, they will be escorted by a staff member to the crosswalk to walk home. Please talk to your child about being responsible walkers (go home immediately, talk to parent/guardian about visiting friends ahead of time, walking in a group, etc.)

    Car Rider Pick Up - student who is picked up by a parent or guardian in a vehicle. The parent/guardian will use the driveway at the front of the school. Students who are picked up by parents/guardians will be escorted outside by their classroom teachers in front of the building by grade level, under the building shaded area at various doors. Students will be outside by 2:45pm.

    Driving Parents- Parents will drive through the parent pick-up double lanes and freeze between the crosswalks. Students will be loaded once all cars are frozen. Parents who are driving to pick up their children must have their yellow dismissal cards available in the front window.  

    Staff will load student(s) into the vehicle. To help this process, please have your passenger side car door unlocked and clear for entry. For safety, please remain in your vehicle. Your child will be brought to you once you are in the student loading zone.

    *** Please adhere to all safety measures in the car driveway (avoid cutting cars off, refrain from cell phone use while driving, watch out for pedestrians, use crosswalks)

    *** For security, please be sure to have your dismissal cards with you when picking up your student. Parents without a dismissal card will need to go to the front office with their ID to verify their identify and pick up their child. If you need a new dismissal card, please contact the front office to receive one.

    Thank you again for your patience and support at Chisholm Ridge Elementary. We want to ensure that you and your child are safe as we dismiss at the end of the day. If you need to update the method of dismissal for your child, please contact your child’s teacher to let him or her know based on the definitions listed above.

    As always, if you have any questions, please contact me at 817-232-0715 or email me at  kgreen@ems-isd.net.

    Warm Regards,

    Krystle Green

    Principal

  • CRE Arrival Procedures

    We have double student drop-off lanes located in front of our building.  Staff will guide you through the lanes so please pull up as far as possible.

    Parents will drive through the drop-off double lanes and freeze between the crosswalks. Students will be able to exit vehicles once all vehicles are frozen. Students will walk up the yellow line to the nearest crosswalk & then inside the building. 

    To help this process please have your child exit on the passenger side of the vehicle with backpack in hand ready to go.

    ***For safety, please remain in your vehicle. 

    Remember, NO cell phones in use while operating a vehicle during arrival or dismissal (State Law). THANKS for keeping us ALL safe!

    CRE Dismissal Procedures

    In an effort to clarify dismissal processes we have defined specific methods of release.

    Bus Riders - student who rides the bus home or to daycare. Bus riders will be dismissed with a staff member and escorted to their appropriate bus.

    YMCA - student who attends after school program. YMCA students will be dismissed to the cafeteria.

    Bike Riders - student who rides their bike home unaccompanied by an adult. Bike riders will be dismissed to the Fine Arts hallway.  A staff member will escort them outside and assist with their bikes and continue to the crosswalks.

    Walker - student who walks home unaccompanied by an adult. Walkers will be dismissed to the gym at 2:45. After all walkers have been accounted for and checked-in (and reunited with siblings), they will be escorted by a staff member to the crosswalk to walk home.

    Parent Pick Up - student who is picked up in a vehicle (or walking) by a parent or guardian.  Parent pick up students will be escorted outside by their classroom teachers out in front of the building by grade level under the building shaded area. Parents will drive through the parent pick-up double lanes and freeze between the crosswalks. Students will be loaded once all cars are frozen. Parents who are walking to pick up their children must have their yellow dismissal tags and must show it to get their child from the dismissal line. Parents should check with the teacher before taking their child.

    Staff will load student(s) into the vehicle. To help this process please have your passenger side car door unlocked and clear for entry.

    If the parent picks up the student without waiting in the vehicle drive through, the parent can show their yellow dismissal tag to the teacher on the sidewalk between Doors 1 and 2 in the shaded area. The teacher will get their child from the dismissal line.

    Learn more about Parent Pick Up Procedures in the video found here

    ***For safety, please remain in your vehicle. Your child will be brought to you once you are in the student loading zone.

    *** For security, please be sure to have your dismissal tags with you when picking up your student. Parents without a tag will need to go to the front office with their ID to verify their identify and pick up their child.

  • CRE dismissal map - lindstrom and marlow walkers dismiss at 2:45, walking parents wait by door 2 with yellow tags

  • Student Absence

    A 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 Work

    On those occasions when your child must be absent from school, you may call the school at 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.

  • Daily Schedule

    The school day at Chisholm Ridge begins at 7:30 am and ends at 2:40 pm. Students may arrive at school at 7:05 am. All students report to the hallway outside their classrooms where they can read or finish homework. Teachers will open their rooms for students beginning at 7:25 am. Students MUST be within their educational setting (classrooms) when the 7:30 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 7:05 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 7:30 am.

    Lunch Schedule
    **Please remember that only parents or guardians may come to eat with their students at lunch.**

    10:15-10:45   Kinder

    10:45-11:15   2nd

    11:15-11:45   4th

    11:45-12:15   1st

    12:15-12:45   3rd

    12:45-1:15     5th

     
    Teacher Conference Schedules
    Please see each grade-level team webpage 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.
     
    Dismissal
    The instructional day ends at 2:40 pm. Students will be in their pick-up locations at approximately 2:45 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 R.I.D.G.E Way
  • Examples of behaviors that are not “The R.I.D.G.E. Way” and the impact each has on a Wrangler’s conduct grade: 

    Respect 

    R1. Inappropriate language (-3) 

    R2. Obscene language or gestures (-6) 

    R3. Bothering other students that are on task (-2) 

    R4. Hands, feet, or objects are not under control (-2) 

    Integrity 

    I5. Stealing or cheating (-6) 

    I6. Not telling the truth (-3) 

    I7.  to tell a lie (-6) 

    I8. Destroying another person’s property (-6) 

    I9. Running in the building (-3) 

    Dedication 

    D10. Persistent misbehavior [more than three days in a row with the same issue in class] (-4) 

    D11. Not working well, alone or with others (-2) 

    D12. Interrupting the teacher (-2) 

    D13. Not following directions the first time (-1) 

    Grit 

    D14. No homework / folder / supplies (-2) 

    D15. Not staying focused on an assignment (-2) 

    Excellence 

    E16. Did not turn in signed note (-2) 

    E17. Physical aggression (-6) 

    E18. Inappropriate restroom behavior (-3) 

    E19. Throwing objects (-3) 

    E20. Consistently talking after being told to work silently (-1) 

    E21. Unsafe play (-2) 

    E22. Not taking responsibility for choices (-2) 

  • Positive Behaviors that a Wrangler could earn points back from the teacher for demonstrating: 

    Respect 

    RA. Helping the teacher without being asked 

    RB. Using great manners 

    Integrity 

    IA. Admitting when you are wrong before being asked what happened 

    IB. Being trustworthy 

    Dedication 

    DA. Cleaning up an area without being asked 

    DB. Being prompt and ready to learn before others 

    Grit 

    GA. Bouncing back after a bad time 

    GB. Completing extra credit or corrections 

    Excellence 

    EA. Being an example for others to follow 

    EB. Turning in “exemplary” work 

    Encouragement Strategies used by all staff: 

    Verbal praise - Individual rewards or incentives 

    Positive phone calls home - Happy notes and stickers 

    Intervention Strategies 

    Verbal or nonverbal redirection 

    Verbal warnings - Private conversation 

    Reteach the behavior using Stop and Think Sheet 

    Wait time, personal space, time to cool off 

    Removal from class 

    Office Referral 

  • Conduct Grade/Citizenship Scale

    90-100 E-Excellent

    80-89 S-Satisfactory

    70-79 N-Needs Improvement

    69 and below U-Unsatisfactory

  • Enrolling a Student/Registration

    When 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

    August 2019

    Dear Parents,

    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 in 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.

    Sincerely,
    Krystle Green
    Principal