• Our doors open @ 7:50 am each morning. Students will not be supervised before the door opens. All students will report to the cafeteria to sit at their assigned grade level table until the first bell rings at 8:10.
  • Breakfast is only served from 7:50-8:10
  • Please do not drop off or pick up students in the teacher parking lots or the loading dock due to safety concerns.
  • Please do not park in the bus zone as this blocks accessibility. This area is designated with yellow paint on Lynnwood Dr.
  • When picking up or dropping off students in front of the building designated with the white paint, please do not leave your car unattended. This will help with the flow of traffic and assist with a smooth dismissal.
  • Each grade level has an assigned exit door at dismissal time. If you have more than one child to pick up, please establish a meeting place after school such as the flagpole, front porch, marquis, etc.
  • Please make sure your child is aware of their after school plans if their regular routine changes for any reason.

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

Tina Hatchett jhatchet@aisd.net (682) 867-2009

If it comes to school, put a name on it. This includes books, coats, backpacks, lunch kits, sweatshirts.  We do have a Lost and Found where items accumulate.  It is cleaned out at the end of each six weeks.

If your student brings a cell phone to school, please remind them that it must be turned off and in their backpacks/locker during the school day. Please refer to the Student Code of Conduct for more information regarding the technology policy at aisd.net.

 

We understand that sometimes lunches or other necessary items get left at home and need to be delivered to your child. Please bring them to the front office and they will be delivered to their classroom or the cafeteria.

We have messengers that will deliver messages to homerooms. No messages are delivered after 3:00 pm. Please understand that we cannot call the classroom to deliver messages except in the case of an emergency.

We welcome and encourage visitors at Duff Elementary. In order to ensure the safety of our students, we require all visitors to obtain a Visitor’s Pass in the front office and wear the sticker while in the building. You will need to bring a Driver’s License or State issued ID to submit for a Visitor’s Pass.

As a school, we do not allow students to pass out birthday treats or invitations at school. We do, however, recognize birthdays on the announcements in the morning and students are given a book (provided by PTA) to celebrate their special day.

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.