Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Tis the Season! Share Your Story of Gratitude

We in C-FB ISD have a special testimonial section on our website, http://www.cfbisd.edu/, for individuals to share special stories about why they selected Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD as their school district for their families or as their professional home.

This section is available for prospective families and future C-FB ISD team members to hear from "real C-FBers" on what makes our district special. This is a perfect time of year for you to stop and reflect on why the Carrollton-Farmers Branch School District has a special place in your heart. During the holidays, we are asking you to take time to submit tributes to our special website section.

Here are a few questions to jump start your thinking.

  • Why did your family choose to send your children to C-FB ISD schools?
  • Why did you choose C-FB ISD as your work home?
  • What are C-FB ISD's strengths?
  • What do you value most about C-FB ISD?
  • Are there specific people or schools that you wish to remember? If so, how did they impact your family?

Please click on this link: http://www.cfbisd.edu/pages/whycfbTestimonials.cfm. On this page, you will find a form, where you can write your testimonial about C-FB ISD. We ask that you limit your submission to less than 250 words.

We know that C-FB ISD is a great place to learn and to work. We have outstanding students. We have a great community. We have a wonderful team who believes in high achievement for all students.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Important Dates to Know in C-FB ISD

Early Release Days
There are two upcoming early release days for C-FB ISD students. These days are for exams. The days are December 16 and 17. The early release schedule for exams is as follows:
  • High Schools will release at 10:35 a.m.
  • Middle Schools will release at 12:oo noon.
  • Elementary Schools will release at 12:45 p.m.
  • Bea Salazar will release at 10:35 a.m.
  • Mary Grimes will not release students early on these two days.
Buses for the schools will run according to the early release schedule.

Holiday Schedule
C-FB ISD students will be out for the holidays from December 20 through January 3. All teachers and other staff will return on Monday, January 3.
Classes for the second semester begin on Tuesday, January 4.

C-FB ISD Tax Office Schedule
The district's Tax Office, located in the Administration Building, 1445 North Perry Road, Carrollton, will be open these days during the district's Winter Break.
  • December 20-22, 8 a.m. -4 p.m.
  • December 27-30, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • December 31, 8 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

To contact our Tax Office, please call 972-968-6106 or 972-968-6172.

For information about district events and other district information, visit the district's website at www.cfbisd.edu

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Review of Inclement Weather Procedures

How to find out if schools are closed
Cold weather has finally arrived, bringing with it the chance of icy roads and conditions. If those conditions make it necessary for C-FB ISD schools to be delayed or closed for the safety of students and staff, the district has procedures in place.

If schools are delayed or closed due to inclement weather:
• Families and staff will be notified through the district's mass notification message system called Blackboard Connect.
• A Special Alert email newsletter will be sent to subscribers advising them of the decision.
• An announcement will be posted on the district's website, www.cfbisd.edu, as soon as the decision has been made.
• We will post messages on our Twitter feed and blog.
C-FB ISD families and residents are advised to listen to local radio or television stations for updated weather reports.

Local media outlets also post information on their websites, so families and other residents may want to check those sites for the latest weather information.

Media Notified about Inclement Weather
We will inform television and radio stations. It is their decision whether to air the information. Media outlets notified include:

Local Television Stations Notified:
KDFW-TV Channel 4
KXAS-TV Channel 5
WFAA-TV Channel 8
KTVT-TV Channel 11
Univision 23

Local Radio Stations Notified, include:
CBS Network
Metro Radio Network
Total Traffic Network

The district does post closing information on its TV station. CFB-TV is available on Time Warner Channel 98 in Carrollton, Time Warner Channel 95 in Farmers Branch or Channel 38 on Verizon in Carrollton. CFB-TV is also streamed lived on district's website.

C-FB ISD Bad Weather Days
March 11 and April 22 are designated as bad weather/emergency make-up days for any days missed. These days are not considered holidays; they will be used as instructional days if the district closes for inclement weather or an emergency situation.