This summer, smiling CFBISD teachers and staff are out and about participating in-home visits throughout Carrollton-Farmers Branch to welcome new families to the community.
As part of this pilot program led by Dr. Yanet Cardoza, Director of Strategic Initiatives for CFBISD, teams of staff members are visiting homes where new families have recently moved into the CFBISD attendance zone. "We want to make sure that every person living in CFBISD knows about our schools and becomes a part of this community," says Cardoza. "These home visits help to build relationships and create a family environment in our district that is very important to us in CFBISD."
Each team of teachers and staff offered enrollment support and welcoming smiles to new community members. The goal of each visit was to get to know families in the community and share exciting information about all of the special programs CFBISD has to offer. Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD has something for everyone, and our teachers are proud of it. From programs at the elementary level like Pre-K, STEM, and Fine Arts, to Creekview's Law Academy and the P-Tech IT Academy at Ranchview, the teams shared what makes CFBISD special to them. "I volunteered to participate in the home visits because I'm proud of my school and our community," said Lauren Marsh, a teacher at Rainwater Elementary. "I grew up in CFBISD, and being able to meet new people and talk to them about my school, and the district is something I love to do!"
These volunteers made sure that each visit ended with the families knowing they had established a connection within CFBISD. "Each team handed out contact cards and offered enrollment support," Dr. Cardoza stated. "The most important goal of this initiative is that everyone feels welcome and gets to know our phenomenal staff in CFBISD."