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This is the first year Denton Creek will be a Title 1 school. You should have received your Title 1 Compact Letter on Tuesday. If you have not yet, please sign and return the Compact Letter to your child’s teacher.
Denton Creek is proud to be a school where 100% of our educators are Highly Qualified!
It is going to be an AMAZING year!
Here are a few procedures that you will want to be aware of as you go through the year.
Teachers will not be on duty until 7:30. Doors to the gym will open at 7:30 and students will sit in the gym until teachers pick them up at 7:40am.
School time: Begins at 7:50am
We would like for your child to be here no later than 7:40am. This is the time that we will pick up your child from the gym. We ask that you do not walk your child down to their classroom.
Tardy: Anytime after 7:50am
Students will need to go in and get a tardy slip from the office. You should have received the attendance/tardy letter on Verification Day.
Please do not walk your child down to the room if they are tardy. They need to go to the office and get their slip and then they can walk to their classroom. We value instruction time and we start each day of learning at 7:50am.
We strive to keep everyone at Denton Creek safe each day.
In order to protect all students and keep a safe environment at all times,
you must sign in with your driver’s license and have a printed name badge.
Please make sure that the badge is attached to the top left/right of your clothing. We ask that you check out as well by scanning the tag in the office.
If you are in the building and do not have a badge on, you will be asked to go and sign in at the office.
Please do not be offended and understand that this is a district-wide policy and is put in place to protect the safety of everyone at Denton Creek.
Teachers will bring students back into the office by 3:15pm if not picked up. You will then need to walk into the office to pick up your child and sign your child out using the laptop on the counter.
Please remember that teachers on dismissal duty are watching for the safety of our students to ensure that they all get home safely. They will not be able to speak with you in detail about your child during this time. They will be happy to meet with you during a scheduled conference time or via phone/email to discuss your child’s needs.
Current phone numbers and Emergency numbers
Please make sure that you have updated numbers in the portal for your child. We want to be sure that should we need to reach you during the day that we have the current numbers on file.
Our Kinder, 1st and 2nd graders line up in the front of our school for dismissal. If they have an older sibling, the sibling will stand with them at the front loop to be picked up. We ask that you let all of the students get out of the building and line up with their teacher. Parents should wait under the tree area. Be sure that your child lets their teacher know they are leaving before you take them home.
Please use the front loop to pick up Kinder-2nd grade students and use appropriate crosswalks.
3rd -5th Graders
Our 3rd, 4th and 5th graders will be exiting at the cafeteria loop (side loop). They will need to make sure and line up if being picked up by car or let their teacher know when they are walking or biking home.
Please use the side loop to pick up 3rd-5th grade students. You may drive thru or park in the staff parking and use the side loop crosswalk.
Dismissal for Morning Learners: Mrs. Hartman will walk all learners out the back of A Hall to the bus or cars for dismissal at 10:40am.
Dismissal for Afternoon Learners: Mrs. Hartman will walk all learners out the back of A Hall to the bus or cars for dismissal at 3:05pm. Parents with their “white visor tag” may park in front of the day care buses and behind the school bus along the back loop.
Mrs. Hudson’s Class
Mrs. Hudson will walk all learners out the back of A Hall to the buses or cars for dismissal at 2:55pm. Parents with their “white visor tag” may park in front of the day care buses and behind the school bus along the back loop.
All school bus riders will be dismissed at 2:55pm. They will walk to the end of B Hall where educators will help them load their bus safely.
Day Care Bus Riders
All day car bus riders will be dismissed at 2:55pm. They will walk to the front of the building and meet an educator by the “tunnel” and then walk out with the educator on duty who will help them load the correct day care bus.
PreK AM learners will wait in the gym beginning at 7:30am along with the other learners. Mrs. Gormley will pick them up from the gym at 7:35am and walk them down to class.
PreK PM Class Arrival
PreK PM learners will line up in the front breezeway along the wall. Mrs. Gormley will be there to pick learners up at 12:00pm and walk them down to class.
PreK AM learners: will exit the cafeteria outside doors and wait by the brick wall. Parents need to park in the side (east) parking lot and then walk across to pick up their child.
PreK PM learners: will line up by the flag pole in the front of the building. Parents will need to park in the front parking lot and walk across to pick up their child.
We have teachers on duty in order to help our students and parents stay safe by using our crosswalks. Please help us to teach our children to be safe and follow the rules and use the crosswalks designated in the front and side loops at all times. Please also obey Stop signs for the safety of all.
Watch Your Speed and No Cell Phone Usage
Please remember to drive slowly as you go thru our front and side loops. We have many students and parents walking and crossing and want to make sure you are always watching for their safety. Also, it is a law in Texas that no cell phones should be used when driving in a school zone as well as when picking up or dropping off your children. We ask that you focus all of your attention on driving safely during drop off and dismissal times.
We are so blessed to have amazing parent volunteers who help to support us at Denton Creek. We would ask that if you are coming to volunteer that you help us maintain a superior learning environment in which you are able to focus on either our students or staff. We ask that you please do not bring younger siblings up during your volunteer time. This is also a policy for field trips during the school year.
Lunch with your Child
As you know, your child loves getting to eat lunch with you at school. This is a special opportunity for you to have some one-on-one time with your child. As a result we ask that you please do not invite other students to sit with you and your child. Remember that we have reserved a special visitor table for you and your child during lunch.
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