- Letter from Superintendent 9/17/2020
- Letter from Superintendent 8/16/2020
- Letter from Superintendent 8/12/2020
- Letter from the Superintendent 7/16/2020
- Letter from the Superintendent 7/13/2020
- 2020-2012 Learning Options Announced
Dear CFBISD Community,
I want to take a moment to say thank you to everyone who has stepped up over the past few weeks to support the students, staff, and families of Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD. It has been extremely encouraging to see the assistance provided by our community during this pandemic.
To our teachers and staff, we sincerely appreciate you for going above and beyond each day, especially during these unique times. We are privileged to have such dedicated teachers and staff leading the way. Our students and families will continue to turn to you for guidance and a sense of normalcy as we move forward during this school year.
To our parents and guardians, thank you for your patience and understanding as we work to navigate an unprecedented situation. We know that this scenario has been incredibly challenging for you and your loved ones. Please know that we are here to help you and your child have the best learning experience.
While the road ahead may continue to be challenging, I know we will come out of this situation stronger than ever. Once again, thank you so much.
Dr. John E. Chapman III
Welcome back for the 2020-2021 school year! We are delighted to welcome our scholars back to school again, particularly after such a challenging spring and summer.
As you know, some things will be different this fall. All students will begin the new school year remotely from August 17 – September 4. We have worked diligently to ensure that we will provide the best instruction possible in a remote setting. The District leadership team has worked tirelessly to develop health and safety guidelines to implement once our schools reopen for Traditional Onsite Learning.
However, while some things have changed, others remain the same. Our caring teachers remain committed to providing a quality learning experience for our scholars, whether in a remote or in-person setting. Both Traditional and Remote Learning will offer a thorough and age-appropriate curriculum to prepare your child to be successful. Most importantly, our teachers and staff look forward to interacting with all our students once again.
Please remember that guidelines from local, state, and federal agencies are continually changing. We encourage you to visit our website often for the most updated, frequently asked questions and answers.
Thank you for choosing CFBISD. We truly appreciate you and the opportunity to work with your child during the upcoming school year.
Dear CFBISD Community:
Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD's goal is to be proactive and take multiple steps to create the safest
environment for students, staff, parents, and guests, given the current science. CFBISD is
implementing a comprehensive multilayered approach to proactively disinfect and protect our
schools to keep our students and staff safe. This approach includes:
- Leveraging current staff and equipment
- Partnering with Germinator to support our team
- Purchasing and training staff on new equipment and improved practices
By coordinating this multilayered approach with CDC and TEA guidelines, CFBISD can sustainably offer exceptional disinfecting procedures.
Leveraging current staff and equipment:
Over the summer, the custodial crew did a deep clean, cleaning every surface and student and staff touchpoints in classrooms.
- The team starts with the ceiling: changing light bulbs and cleaning fixtures, replacing ceiling tiles, and cleaning air vents;
- Next, they scrub all furniture and stack the items to the side;
- Finally, they work on floors: vacuuming and cleaning carpets, then stripping and waxing floors.
Partnering with Germinator to support our team:
At this point, Germinator joined the team. The custodians worked ahead of Germinator to lay out all the furniture for maximum coverage.
Germinator has a two-step process:
- Genesis - cleans and disinfects all surfaces.
- Shield - applies an anti-microbial shield on all surfaces.
Purchasing and training staff on new equipment and improved practices:
In addition to the deep clean and Germinator, our team has been working on the following to be ready for the school year:
Training: each custodian developed a training profile that will be tracked monthly and be part of a quarterly evaluation. In the case of complaints from a campus or concerns from the nursing team, additional training will be completed by all campus custodial team members.
Products: We have sourced and supplied two primary products.
The district has purchased and deployed a Victory Electrostatic Sprayer for each campus. This utilizes the same disinfecting solution, but electrostatically charges the cleaning product to wrap around and adhere to surfaces.
We have upgraded to microfiber cleaning cloths in three (3) colors to reduce cross-area
- Blue - classroom
- Yellow- common spaces
- Red - restrooms
CFBISD understands that in uncertain times a multilayered approach utilizing multiple teams in coordination with CDC and TEA guidelines results in the safest environment for our: students, staff, parents, and guests. Our CFBISD custodian team will continue to clean and disinfect every school every day. Additionally, they will coordinate with campus principals and nurses to deploy additional staff and equipment to areas of concern.
Dr. John E. Chapman III
Superintendent of Schools
Dear CFBISD Families,
Thank you for your continued endurance and adaptability as we have worked together during the COVID-19 pandemic. I know our families and staff have been anxiously awaiting more information about the start of the school year.
After careful consideration of many factors, most importantly the health and well-being of our students and staff, the district has decided to start the school year on August 17 with all students learning remotely.
Remote Learning will be in place for all students during the first three weeks of the school year. Please be assured that we will have systems in place to provide a robust Remote Learning program for your child(ren).
Because the health and safety of our students and staff are a top priority in the decision-making process, CFBISD believes starting school remotely will allow our schools time to refine the established health and safety protocols before introducing students back into the buildings.
We continue to refine / hone our plans as we receive guidance from the Texas Education Agency and state and local health officials. The information changes rapidly, and we understand that more adjustments may be needed in the days ahead.
CFBISD will continue to keep you updated through website updates, social media posts and ParentSquare emails. In the meantime, we ask families to continue to enroll online so we can make plans for families that want to return to Traditional Onsite Learning when it is safe for our students and staff.
Thank you in advance for your continued patience and understanding.
Dr. John E. Chapman, III
Superintendent of Schools
Updated on 7/13/2020
Dear CFBISD Staff and Families,
Thank you all for your continued endurance and adaptability as we collectively work together to make available an excellent opportunity for CFBISD students to learn and grow. As we know, the COVID-19 pandemic has changed education today and for the foreseeable future. Fortunately, the Carrollton-Farmers Branch Independent School District can deliver an exceptional educational experience for the new school year despite obstacles that lie before us.
There are various opinions and theories on how to return to school safely. I assure you that CFBISD wants and expects a safe, loving, and physical environment to work and learn. We are also committed to ensuring that CFBISD students receive quality instruction, even when they are not physically on campus.
CFBISD has worked collaboratively to create guidelines that provide a safe learning environment for staff and students as we enter the new 2020 – 2021 school year. Since we realize some parents may be reluctant to send their children back to school, we will be communicating with parents to inform us if their children will take part in onsite, traditional learning or virtually through remote learning. Your choice will help CFBISD to make appropriate plans for the opening of school.
Thank you all, in advance, for your continued partnership with CFBISD as we plan for an innovative year of learning.
Dr. John E. Chapman III
Superintendent of Schools
While our staff continues to finalize the details of our students’ learning options, we want to share highlights of each option so families can complete their enrollment for the 2020-2021 school year. We want you to make the best choice for your child.
Whether you choose Traditional Onsite or Remote Learning for your child, you can be assured that CFBISD is committed to providing a quality educational experience for both options including:
- Caring and welcoming atmosphere for your child
- Certified teacher in each classroom (onsite and remote)
- Extensive preventive safety measures
- Social and emotional support for students
- Exceptional extracurricular opportunities
Both learning options will have the same high academic standards our families expect from CFBISD regarding curriculum, grading, attendance and promotion.
- Daily, high-quality lessons for your child
- Instruction in core-content and elective areas
- Unit sequencing and pacing of instruction
- Specialized Programs – content mastery, gifted education, stellar academies
- Grading requirements – high standards you have come to expect
- Criteria for promotion to the next grade
Note: per Texas Education Code (TEC), §25.092, students must attend 90% of the days a course is offered (with some exceptions) in order to be awarded credit for the course and/or to be promoted to the next grade. This requirement is the same for Traditional and Remote Learning.
Our Goals for your child during the 2020-2021 School Year
Our goal as a school district is to develop adaptable, critical thinking students who will succeed as global leaders and who are committed to our diverse community. We will strive to give your child the best learning environment possible to be a successful learner.
Our motto, High Achievement for All, is as true today as it has been in the past. We are here to help students excel and become future-ready leaders.
We want your feedback. Please submit your questions to COVID20202021@cfbisd.edu.