Lunches for Late Arrivals
As a reminder, we have no kitchen on campus, so our TARGET lunch count needs to be called in by 9:00 a.m. to be delivered on time. If your child has an appointment that will make their arrival time later than 9:00 a.m. and they wish to order a TISD lunch for that day, please notify your child's TARGET teacher in advance by phone or email. This will assure that your student’s lunch will be provided. Thank you for helping us better serve your student! Also, please feel welcome to join your child for lunch.
Check-in and Check-out Procedures
If your child is arriving late or needs to leave early, please come to the main entrance of the building located on Chilton Avenue. Please ring the outside doorbell for entrance and then go directly to the Advanced Studies office near the stairs to the right as you enter so that you can check your child in/out. If possible, please notify your child's TARGET teacher in advance if they will be late or you will be picking them up early. This will allow the teacher time to accomodate all of your child's needs.
Brain research supports sending your child with a healthy snack and a bottle of water to TARGET each week. Examples of appropriate snacks include: fruit, veggies, yogurt, cereal bars, cheese and crackers, pre-popped popcorn, or a small sandwich. Please do not send candy, cookies, chips, sodas, or sugary beverages.
According to a new 2013 law, House Bill 5, students may not miss more than 10% (3 days) of their gifted instruction for remediation for grades, tests or STAAR preparation.
Due to the once-a-week nature of TARGET for students, students are encouraged to be present on their TARGET day each week. Excessive absences could result in a child being furloughed from the program for the remainder of the school year.
Use of Electronics
TARGET abides by the TISD District Policies regarding technology as cited in the Parent and Student Handbook:
ELECTRONIC DEVICES AND TECHNOLOGY RESOURCES
Possession and Use of Personal Telecommunications Devices, Including Mobile Telephones For safety purposes, the district permits students to possess personal mobile telephones; however, these devices must remain turned off during the instructional day, including during all testing, unless they are being used for approved instructional purposes.
The use of mobile telephones or any device capable of capturing images is strictly prohibited in locker rooms or restroom areas while at school or at a school-related or school-sponsored event. If a student uses a telecommunications device without authorization during the school day, the device will be confiscated. The student/parent may pick up the confiscated telecommunications device from the principal’s office for a fee of $15. Confiscated telecommunications devices that are not retrieved by the student or the student’s parents will be disposed of after the notice required by law. [See policy FNCE.] The district is not responsible for damaged, lost or stolen telecommunications devices.
Possession and Use of Other Personal Electronic Devices
Except as described below, students are not permitted to possess or use personal electronic devices such as MP3 players, video or audio recorders, DVD players, cameras, games, ereaders, or other electronic devices at school, unless prior permission has been obtained. Without such permission, teachers will collect the items and turn them in to the principal’s office. The principal will determine whether to return items to students at the end of the day or to contact parents to pick up the items. In limited circumstances and in accordance with law, a student’s personal electronic device may be searched by authorized personnel. [See Searches and policy FNF.] Any disciplinary action will be in accordance with the Student Code of Conduct. The district is not responsible for any damaged, lost, or stolen electronic device.