Our front doors open at 7:45 am for students who are eating breakfast. Students are expected to be in their seats and ready to learn at 8:20 am. Students who arrive before 8:10, and/or students who finish their breakfast before 8:10, should report to their morning locations.
Morning locations are as follows:
- Kindergarten and Pre-K report to the stage Grade 1 report to the library
- Grade 2 report to their hallway
- Grades 3-6 report to their gym line
Students in grades 2-6 are required to bring a book to their reading location. Students without books will be signed/documented in their planner.
Our dismissal time is 3:35 PM. If you need to pick up your child early from school, please arrive before 3:00. There will be no checking out of students after 3:00. Please refer to the Student Handbook for detailed instructions about arrival and dismissal procedures.
It is the responsibility of the school staff to properly supervise students while they are in our care. We begin this supervision at 7:45 a.m. and it ends at 3:35 p.m. Please be aware of the dangers of dropping off your children early in the morning, as there is no supervision until 7:45. In addition, it is expected that parents will assume responsibility for their children promptly at 3:35, as it is not the school staff’s responsibility to monitor students after 3:35. We understand that there are extenuating circumstances, but those should not be the norm. We also understand that we may need to monitor a student for a few minutes after dismissal. If you are consistently picking up your child after 3:50, we can recommend some excellent day care facilities for you to utilize.
Before and After School Care
The Girls Incorporated of Tarrant County uses the Farrell gym for before-school and after-school supervision. A complete list of after-school care facilities can be picked up in the office.
Farrell students will be required to dress in a school uniform. Detailed information about the required dress code is available in the Student Handbook. Please note that hair for girls and boys should be kept neat and clean. Hair styles may not be distracting to the learning environment. No Mohawks are accepted. Also note that no writing or carvings should be in student’s hair.
Students who arrive to school out of dress code will be instructed to change clothes based on what is available in our uniform closet. At the end of the day, we ask children to change back into their original clothes. An attempt is made to call parents, however this is not always feasible due to staffing and instructional times. To ensure your child does not have to wear a uniform that does not belong to him/her, please be sure to send your child dressed to school appropriately each morning.
On free dress days, students are still required to follow the AISD Student Code of Conduct rules for clothing.
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
|Dana Warefirstname.lastname@example.org||(682) 867-0351|
|Taffetta Greenemail@example.com||(682) 867-0354|
Farrell will be utilizing a camera and buzzer system. All outside doors to the building will be locked each day at 8:30, including the front door. Visitors will press the button on the camera to alert the office and gain entry to the building.
Each visitor to Farrell must then proceed to the office where they will have their driver’s license scanned into our visitor identification system. The system will print a personalized visitor’s pass that must be worn while in the building. We welcome and encourage visitors to our school. If you are interested in observing your child in the classroom, we do request that you inform us 24 hours in advance. No classroom visits or observations may take place during curriculum assessments, state assessments, or district assessments. We ask that you limit visits and observations to 30 minutes per day.
If you are visiting to drop off money, folders, lunches, etc…we ask that you leave those in the front office and the office will notify your child. This procedure will help to minimize the number of classroom disruptions.
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.