ARRIVAL AND DISMISSAL TIMES AND PROCEDURES

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.

DISMISSAL

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.

AFTER SCHOOL PROCEDURES

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.

SAFETY

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.

Student Behavior

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 or persons designated may be the principal of the campus or any other campus administrator selected by the principal.

Your Campus Behavior Coordinators

Manuel Trevino mtrevin5@aisd.net (682) 867-3903