The clock is ticking down to the first day of Traditional Onsite Learning in the Carrollton-Farmers Branch Independent School District. Administrators, teachers, and staff find creative ways to welcome their students back to the buildings as campuses follow social distancing guidelines. The goal is to get students excited about school after a five-month absence from their traditional classroom.
Vivian Field Middle School in CFBISD hosted a Drive-Thru meet the teacher night to avoid large gatherings. Even though parents and students could not enter the building, it did not mean the night lacked excitement. With the music pumping, teachers and staff danced and greeted students as their parents drove through the Vivian Field parking lot.
Each grade level and the subject area was represented, including physical education, fine arts and AVID. You could feel the smiles behind the masks as students waved to their dancing teachers. Students were also greeted by the "Top Hotdog" himself, Chad Hunter, Principal of Vivian Field Middle School.
“Right now, thinking outside the box and trying new things is so important. Our Meet the Teacher Drive-Thru was just that. We had no idea what to expect, but our families and community really showed us how united and together we are. Literally, from start to finish, our families came to see our teachers. They honked, we danced, and we all shared in the positivity.”
Vivian Field Meet the Teacher Night was a massive success as more than 300 cars with cheering kids passed through the event. Administrators, teachers and staff are very excited for students to return to the building on Tuesday, September 8. Across the district, at all of the CFBISD campuses, staff find a unique way to welcome back their students. The love and dedication of CFBISD employees show no bounds.
CFBISD offers two learning options for students starting on September 8: Traditional Onsite Learning or Remote Learning. Parents were asked to choose Traditional Onsite Learning or Remote Learning during the enrollment process.
Families who decided on the Remote Learning option will continue their education through Canvas at home. We ask families to stay committed to their choice through at least a nine-week grading period to limit scheduling and staffing complexities. We understand that circumstances could change for our families, and adjustments will be examined on a case-by-case basis.