*NOTICE- DUE TO COVID19, OUR 2020 ARRIVAL & DISMISSAL PROCEDURE AS DIFFERENT THAN THE NORMAL PROCEDURES LISTED BELOW. PLEASE CHECK THE PARENT GUIDEBOOK FOR THE CURRENT PROCEDURES.
Arrival to school
The front doors will be opened at 7:45 am. Children arriving to school before 7:45 am will need to wait outside of the building. During this time, children are unsupervised. An exception to this policy is on inclement or cold weather days (less than 50 degrees). Students will be admitted to the front hallway on the arrival of an administrator.
Students should wait on the stairs and front sidewalk until the doors open in the morning. For safety reasons, we do not allow students to play games, run, or climb on the railing while waiting for the doors to open. Breaking this rule may result in a student being signed or in a parent phone call. We appreciate you encouraging your child to follow these rules while waiting in the morning and support us as we make student safety a priority.
Children arriving at school after 7:45 am but before the 8:10 am will report to the cafeteria and be supervised by members of the Hill staff who are on duty.
Students in Kindergarten and 1st grade who are not eating breakfast will report to the Cafeteria stage for STORY TIME at 7:45 am. These students will be escorted to their teacher at 8:10 am. Those Kinder & 1st grade students eating breakfast will report to the stage after they finish eating breakfast.
Dismissal from school
Student safety is our highest priority! Classes are dismissed at 3:35 pm. We will make every effort to have our kindergarten students exit the building first. Parents picking up children are asked to wait outside for their children in the area designated for their grade level. Students who walk home will be escorted by their teacher through either the front or side exits. Students whose parents pick them up will exit the front doors and wait with their teachers in their assigned area. Parents are asked to wait in their car and circle through the front drive to pick up students. Students are not to be picked up from the faculty parking lot.
Students being picked up in the circle drive are supervised by their teacher until 3:50 pm. Students not picked up by 3:50 are brought to the office to wait with an administrator. After 3:50 pm, parents will need to enter the office to pick up their children. If there is an emergency that prevents a designated adult from picking up a child, please call the office.
New procedure: Students riding a day care bus will exit the east side of the building and wait for day care buses outside the East SIDE doors, near the Kindergarten pod. School personnel will monitor students until they are picked up by their day care bus.
Students walking home are expected to leave campus immediately. Students attending on-campus after-school care are expected to report to after-school care immediately. Except in emergency situations, once students have left the building for the day, they may not re-enter the building. In emergency situations, they are to come through the front door.
In the event a child is not picked up by 3:50 pm, the office makes every attempt to contact the parent or someone on the emergency contact list. A pattern of failing to pick up a child on time will result in contact from an administrator, and may jeopardize transfer renewals for those students attending Hill on a transfer.
For those parents who desire after-school care, Boys & Girls Club has an after-school program on the Hill campus. Contact the provider for information. In addition, there are several day care facilities in the area that deliver to and pick-up from Hill.
*** Dismissal to Duncan Robinson Park
Duncan Robinson Park, which is adjacent to Hill Elementary, is under the authority of the City of Arlington. Students who are dismissed from Hill Elementary and walk to the park after school are considered “walkers” at the point they leave campus by foot, and are not under the supervision of Hill Elementary staff. Students will be allowed to go to the park and play after school until their parent picks them up.
Rainy Day Dismissal Plan
Students will be dismissed as usual.
Walkers will exit the building and begin walking as usual unless the office has received
notification that they will be picked up, in which case they will join car riders. If there is
lightening, students who typically walk home will occupy the first grade hallway, sitting on the floor with their backs against the wall on both sides of the hall. Each grade level will designate a teacher to supervise students in this area. These students will be released when it is determined that it is safe.
Students in grades K-3 will report to the cafeteria and be seated as a grade level with teacher supervision. 4-6 grade students will line both sides of the 3rd grade hall, seated against the wall with teacher supervision. Parents who park off campus and parents who walk to meet their students in front of the building will be permitted to enter the building and pick up their students at their designated location.
Menus listing food choices and prices are sent home with students on a monthly basis. A lunch menu is sent home at the beginning of each month. In addition, parents can check the lunch menu on the AISD website. Please be aware that sometimes the Cafeteria Manager will deviate from the published menu because of extenuating circumstances. Each student may have a meal account with his/her own PIN
set up in the cafeteria. Cash or check may be deposited in that account as needed with cash, check or by using the PAMS system. This is done online at: www. pamlunchroom.com. Children may bring their lunch from home if desired. Students are requested to bring non-carbonated drinks for consumption at school, as well as no glass bottles or containers.
Parents are welcome to join their own child for breakfast or lunch at one of our designated family tables at the rear of the cafeteria. Please remember that Texas regulations state you may only bring food and eat with your own child.
Breakfast from the menu is served daily from 7:45 am until 8:00 am. Students arriving after 8:00 am may pick up a “breakfast to go” bag. As much as possible, the “breakfast to go” bag should be used only occasionally as it presents a distraction from the learning environment. Students are dismissed from the cafeteria at 8:10 am.
Our Hill cafeteria observes a quiet breakfast environment. Students are encouraged to read a book to “wake up their brains” for the day and to increase their reading minutes per week. Kindergarten & 1st grade students have the opportunity to listen to a Read-Aloud story with a staff member on the stage before the 8:10 am bell.
Each classroom has a scheduled 30-minute lunch session. Cafeteria Monitors are on duty with students at lunch to facilitate an orderly and safe lunchtime. In order for lunch times to be a pleasant experience for everyone, students are expected to follow the posted cafeteria rules and to maintain appropriate conduct at all times. Consequences will be assigned to students not following the cafeteria conduct rules. Consequences may include the student being removed from their peers to a separate desk/table for a period of time, and/or a Cafeteria Conduct slip being issued to the student which is the equivalent of a discipline signing in the student’s communicator/planner.
Parents are invited to have lunch with their child anytime. Visitor’s Tables are reserved for parents and their own children. Parents may bring in lunch for their child/children only. This policy is from the Texas Agriculture Department. This same department stipulates that food received or purchased in the cafeteria must be consumed in the cafeteria – i.e., no food purchased or obtained through free/reduced lunch status will be allowed to be taken from the cafeteria.
Parents may stipulate that students be allowed to purchase breakfast/lunch only, and no snacks by accessing their student’s account. Students may purchase lunch with cash each day, or through money placed into an account. Children may also bring their own lunch from home.
Please note that the Cafeteria Manager is not allowed to loan money for lunch. When a student forgets his/her lunch, lunch money or does not have money in their account, the cafeteria will provide a “short/emergency” meal. We will not allow a child to go hungry.
We have designated “nut free” zones at some of our tables to accommodate student medical needs. Additionally, we do not allow food to be shared between students due to potential food allergies. If your child has a food allergy which could adversely affect their health, please let the school know.
Free & Reduced Lunch
Free and reduced lunch applications can be completed and returned to Food Service online at https://www.aisd.net/families/household-family-data-collection/?fwp_frm_campus=hill-elementary or in person at the AISD Food & Nutrition Services building located at:
5618 W. Arkansas Lane
Arlington, Texas 76016
(Note: This is a different address than from prior years.)
Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 7:00a.m to 4:30p.m
Office Number: 682-867-7895
If everything is in order, the child can usually eat the day after the application is submitted.
Applications for free/reduced lunch must be completed each year. Children who have been on free or reduced lunch the previous year are allowed to eat for the first 15 days. After that, a current application must be on file with the Food Service office.
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
Visitors are welcomed at Hill! For the safety of our children, please adhere to the following district and school procedures.
If you are on campus to have lunch with your child, to volunteer, or to attend a meeting with an administrator or teacher, you must sign in at the front office via the self-service kiosk or the clerk and obtain a Visitor’s Badge upon arrival. Please be aware that our security system does require that you produce a valid form of Identification such as a driver’s license or state ID card before you are admitted beyond the front office.
In order to provide the safest environment for our children, all volunteers must complete a Volunteer Application and be approved through the district. See the AISD website or call the office for more information.
Please be aware that on state testing days our campus may be closed to visitors for test security reasons.
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.