8:05 a.m. First Bell
8:20 a.m. Final and Tardy Bell
3:35 p.m. Dismissal Bell
ARRIVAL AT SCHOOL
The front doors will be opened at 7:30 a.m. for those children arriving at school early. Children arriving at school before this time will not be allowed to enter the building nor will they be supervised. Parents who must leave for work before 7:30 a.m. are encouraged to look at alternatives to leaving their children outside the school. Students are not allowed to play on the basketball courts or the playground before school.
They are to wait on the sidewalk until the doors open. Children arriving at school after 7:30 a.m. but before the 8:05 a.m. will be supervised in the cafeteria by members of the Corey staff who are on duty.
Classes are dismissed at 3:35 P.M. In good weather, parents picking up children are asked to wait outside for their children. All bus students exit from the back door to board the buses. Students who walk home will be dismissed from the front of the building with their class. Students whose parents pick them up are asked to exit the designated side doors or the front doors and proceed to the front. Parents are asked to wait in their car and circle through the front drive to pick up students. Do not pick up students from the faculty parking lot.
Teachers will walk out with the children at the end of the school day and will be on duty until 3:50 p.m. If children are walking home, they are expected to exit immediately. If they are riding an AISD or day care bus, they are expected to line up in the designated area and wait for their bus in an orderly manner. School personnel will wait with them until they are picked up by their bus.
Parents should pick up their children promptly. After 3:50 p.m., parents are expected to sign out their children from the office. If there is an emergency which is preventing the parent from picking up a child, please call the school and let the office know. When a child is not picked up, the office makes every attempt to contact the parent or someone on the emergency card. If the child has not been picked up in a reasonable time and we have not heard from the parent, Child Protective Services or the Arlington Police Department will be called to pick up the child. Failure to pick up a child from school by a reasonable hour is considered child abandonment and carries with it serious consequences for the parent including non-renewal of transfers as well as referral to the Assistant Superintendent for Administration and/or the Coordinator of Student Discipline. In addition, failure to pick up children on time will jeopardize transfer renewals for those students attending Corey on a transfer.
For those parents who desire after-school care or who have difficulty picking children up on time, Tarrant County Kids has an after-school program on the Corey campus. Contact the provider for information. In addition, there are several day care facilities in the area that deliver to and pick-up from Corey.
Except in emergency situations, once students have left the building for the day, they may not come back into the building for any reason. In emergency situations, they are to come through the front door.
VISITORS AT COREY
Visitors are welcome to Corey at any time. Visitors are asked to follow these procedures any time they are visiting the school:
- Visitors are asked to sign in at the office via computer. This includes visitors coming for lunch or going to the playground.
- Visitors are asked to wear a VISITOR’S BADGE. Anyone not wearing a visitor's badge or volunteer badge will be stopped and questioned by the staff. All staff members will be wearing a picture ID. Parents are asked to report to the office any person in the building who is without identification.
- Visitors are asked to refrain from any activity that disrupts the learning environment. This includes standing outside the classrooms waiting for dismissal or visiting in the hallway outside the classrooms with other parents during class time.
- Parents/older siblings are asked to wait outside for their children at dismissal time. Parents who have children in several grades are asked to meet their children at a pre-determined place outside.
By following these procedures, the staff at Corey can better ensure the safety of all children as well as maintain an environment that supports learning.
DOORS LOCKED DURING THE DAY
Students may enter the building before school by coming in the FRONT doors before school. These doors are opened at 7:30 a.m. During the school day, ALL OUTSIDE DOORS will remain locked for your child’s safety. A buzzer system will be used at the front door to insure that only individuals with appropriate school business will have access. This buzzer system serves as an additional measure to keep our students safe throughout the day. All doors have a crash bar so that students can exit the building in the event of a fire or other such emergency. Teachers have keys to the outside doors so that they can get in from the playground area. In addition, teachers carry a portable phone with them so that they can reach the office in case of an emergency.
As part of the Texas Education Code (Sec. 37.0012), all schools in Texas shall designate a Campus Behavior Coordinator whose primary responsibility is to maintain student discipline for the campus and be a contact for parents or guardians concerning individual student disciplinary actions by the school. The person designated may be the principal of the campus or any other campus administrator selected by the principal.
Your Campus Behavior Coordinators
In accordance with Texas Education Code 37.105 UNAUTHORIZED PERSONS: REFUSAL OF ENTRY, EJECTION, IDENTIFICATION -
(a) A school administrator, school resource officer, or school district peace officer of a school district may refuse to allow a person to enter on or may eject a person from property under the district's control if the person refuses to leave peaceably on request and:
(1) The person poses a substantial risk of harm to any person; or
(2) The person behaves in a manner that is inappropriate for a school setting and:
(A) The administrator, resource officer, or peace officer issues a verbal warning to the person that the person's behavior is inappropriate and may result in the person's refusal of entry or ejection; and
(B) The person persists in that behavior.
(b) Identification may be required of any person on the property.
(c) Each school district shall maintain a record of each verbal warning issued under Subsection (a) (2) (A), including the name of the person to whom the warning was issued and the date of issuance.
(d) At the time a person is refused entry to or ejected from a school district's property under this section, the district shall provide to the person written information explaining the appeal process established under Subsection (h).
(e) If a parent or guardian of a child enrolled in a school district is refused entry to the district’s property under this section, the district shall accommodate the parent or guardian to ensure that the parent or guardian may participate in the child’s admission, review, and dismissal committee or in the child’s team established under Section 504, Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (29 U.S.C. Section 794), in accordance with federal law.
(f) The term of a person’s refusal of entry to or ejection from a school district's property under this section may not exceed two years.
(g) A school district shall post on the district's internet website and each campus shall post on any internet website of the campus a notice regarding the provisions of this section, including the appeal process established under Subsection (h).
(h) The commissioner shall adopt rules to implement this section, including rules establishing a process for a person to appeal to the board of trustees of the school district the decision under Subsection (a) to refuse the person's entry to or eject the person from the district's property.
A person ejected from or refused entry to District property under this provision may appeal this action by filing an appeal under FNG(LOCAL) or GF(LOCAL) and shall be permitted to address the Board in person within 90 days of the commencement of the appeal if the grievance is not resolved at a previous level before the board considers the appeal.
The board's decision to grant or deny an appeal under this section is final and may only be further appealed under the applicable provisions of Texas Education Code 7.057.