- When does school start and end?
- Does the school have a Lost and Found?
- How does Free Dress work?
- When can I meet with my child's teacher?
- What is the absence/tardy policy?
- Can I have lunch with my child?
- Can I go on my child's field trip?
- Can I bring food to my child's classroom?
When does school start and end?
The first day of school is on August 19, 2019. The last day of school for the 2019-2020 school year is May 27, 2020. For more dates and holidays, please download the Dallas ISD approved calendar for the school year. You may access it here
Does the school have a lost and found?
The Lost and Found is located in the auditorium, next to the entrance. This is the first place to look for missing garments, book bags, and lunch boxes. If you have lost something more valuable, please check in the main office.
Student items can look a lot like other students' items. Take the time to label your things. Label sweatshirts, jackets, sweaters, lunch bags, book bags, with your child’s name and class (ex. Foster Falcon, 2B). That way, if someone finds it out on the playground or in the library, they can immediately return it to your child.
How does Free Dress work?
On Fashion Fridays, children are allowed to wear free dress instead of the uniform as long as they bring $1.
There are a few other days throughout the year where the uniform is optional. These include college t-shirt day during Red Ribbon week, green t-shirt day on Earth Day, casual clothes for field day, etc. The specifics of these days will be provided prior to the event.
When can I meet with my child's teacher?
Teachers are available to have a conference during their daily planning time. If you need to schedule a conference with your child's teacher, please contact the teacher in advance to schedule the conference in order to ensure he/she is ready to address your concerns. You may also call the front office to ask about conference times to help schedule the appointment.
What is the absence/tardy policy?
Students need to be at school by 7:45 a.m. Students arriving after 7:50 a.m. will be considered tardy. After three tardies, a notice will be sent home to the parent for signature. If the problem persists, the parent will be reported to the district.
Absences need to be followed by an excuse note within 3 day of return from the days the child missed. The note must include the date(s) of the absence, reason for missing, and a parent signature.
Excessive absences and tardiness may result in a court hearing and/or fines for the parents.
If your child is going to be absent for religious reasons, please notify Ms. Avalos in advance of the absence and provide a letter from your place of worship.
If your child has suffered illness or injury that will result in an absence greater than 3 days (ie: chicken pox, appendix surgery), please notify Ms. Avalos as soon as possible. She will work with the school nurse and counselor to help address health and academic concerns.
Please call Ms. Elsa Avalos directly with all absentee and tardy concerns. Her direct line is 972.794.8103.
Can I have lunch with my child?
Yes. Wednesdays are the designated day for parents to come and eat with the scholars during their regularly scheduled lunchtime. It is also ok to bring food in from the outside for your child. As with any visit to the building, you must check-in at the office before heading to the cafeteria. Also, when there is testing taking place, no parents are allowed in any portion of the building, including the cafeteria. Notifications will be sent out as those days approach.
Can I go on my child's field trip?
Typically, yes. However, there are a few things that must happen. First, all parents who want to interact with children at the school or during school-related activities must complete or renew the DISD volunteer form. Click here
to register on VOLY.
Secondly, please confirm with the teacher or room parent that your attendance at any event is appropriate. And, typically, all entry fees and other costs associated with field trips will be the parents’ responsibility.
Can I bring food to my child's classroom?
To avoid unknowingly exposing students to food allergies, parents may send pre-packaged items ONLY to the child's classroom for birthdays. Additionally, food may be provided for the three class parties (the winter holidays, Valentine’s Day, and end of the year), but those offerings will be coordinated through the room parent.