- Dress COde
- Bell Schedule
- Pick-Up & Drop-Off
- Visitors & Volunteers
- Birthday or Celebration Treats
- Breakfast & Lunch
- Student Records
Standardized Dress for Landry Elementary
These uniforms can be purchased at local stores such as Target, Wal-Mart, department stores, etc.
Tops: Polo Style
Red, White or Navy Blue
Docker-style Khaki or Navy Blue
Leggings may be worn under shorts or skirts, however, they may not be worn as pants.
Leggings must be a solid color: navy blue or black.
Leggings with lace, stripes, designs or multi colors are not allowed.
No sandals, slides or house slippers are allowed.
Students who purchased a Landry Fine Art shirt may wear this shirt along with jeans.
Please contact a Fine Arts teacher to purchase this shirt.
On Fridays, students may wear jeans with any Landry spirit shirt or uniform shirt (no holes, rips or tears in jeans)
For additional information, please contact Landry Elementary at 972-968-2100
Street Clothes' Day
The campus may allow a "no school uniforms" day for a student celebration, fundraiser or special occasion. These no-uniform days announcements will be posted on Parent Square as the date approaches.
Students must adhere to the district's policy for appropriate dress code.
Please refer to the district's handbook for further details on dress code:
Final decisions on the appropriateness of student dress are at the determination of the campus level administration.
To maximize instruction time, parents cannot pick up their child between 2:30 – 2:55 PM from the office.
If you have a medical appointment to attend, please come before 2:30 PM to sign your child out.
Only authorized guardians on the students' contact list can pick them up from school. Please be sure to bring a photo ID. If the appointed adult does not have any form of photo ID, and none of the front office staff can recognize the adult, the child will not be released to that adult. The enrolling parent/guardian will be contacted.
Wait Time - Our students are actively engaged in instruction or activities that might be located in different rooms throughout the day (i.e. dance, music, art, P.E., theatre, library, playground, classroom activity outside, cafeteria, collaborative work areas in our Flex Spaces). At the time of your arrival when we call the homeroom to call up your student for early pick-up and they aren't in there, please note that we will have to locate your student. Once we have got a hold of your student, they will need to report to their homeroom to gather their belongings before they are released from campus. The average wait time is about 5-10 minutes. We thank you for your patience as your student is maximizing their educational experience at school!
Students will not be called ahead of time to wait in the office for the parent/guardian arrival.
Family Disputes or Custody Issues
The school will not be involved in decisions related to custody or family disputes with respect to picking up or visiting a child from school. Biological parents stated on the child's birth certificate have the legal right to pick up their student from school, unless stated otherwise from a legal document which specifically limits the access of the parent to his or her child at the school.
If the enrolling parent fails to include the other biological parent on the student's authorized guardian pick-up list, and the said biological parent requests for educational records and/or their child pick-up, then this said biological parent has the right to do so as long as they're stated on the child's birth certificate. This is only allowed if the said parent doesn't have a legal restriction stated by a court-issued order.
A divorce decree setting out custody or visitation schedules, or a verbal request, is not sufficient to prohibit the access of a parent unless the decree specifically stipulates the restriction. Parents involved in a divorce or custody proceeding need to make every effort to manage these issues off campus without disruption to the student or school environment. Parents/guardians who fail to comply with this expectation may be potentially removed from the school property by the police department.
If there is a safety concern involving a parent with whom there is a court/legal document in effect, then the enrolling parent/guardian must provide that paperwork to the front office to ensure it is implemented to uphold the safety of the child. The most current court/legal document will supersede any previous legal documents. The campus will assume that one or both biological parents stated on the child's birth certificate have a legal right to their child unless the campus is provided with legal documentation stating otherwise.
Drop your child off at the main entrance facing Cimarron Rec Center. Doors open at 7:10 AM.
There is no campus supervision before 7:10 AM. Please wait with your student in your vehicle until our doors open if you wish for your child to be supervised.
No parents/guardians are permitted inside the building for drop-off.
Adherence to these procedures will contribute to a smooth and timely dismissal. It is the parent/guardians' responsibility for arranging pick-up after school.
Dismissal bell rings at 2:55 PM.
Students will be dismissed from various doors to promote safety and ease building foot traffic. Please see the information below for car riders, walkers, day care and bus transportation.
Any change in the way a student travels home must be communicated by 2:00 PM to the office staff AND the classroom teacher.
Car riders will exit from the Saddlehorn Drive doors. Students will only be loaded in vehicles in the designated loading area. For the safety of all, please do not pull around any vehicle in the lane or attempt to park in the staff parking lot. On the first day of class, all parents should receive a car rider tag that must be conspicuously placed on the dashboard of the car. The tag indicates the student's name and teacher and will allow us to expeditiously load students with minimal contact. Parents will not be allowed to walk and pick their student up from the car rider lane. If you wish to pick-up your student on foot, please go to the walkers' section. (See “Dismissal-Car Riders” illustration below).
Walkers will be escorted from the exit Gallery door and cross Red River using the pedestrian crosswalk, or continue along the Red River sidewalk to the Saddlehorn sidewalk. PreK, Kindergarten and 1st Grade students must be dismissed to a parent/guardian or walk with an older sibling. If these criteria are not met, the student will be returned to the campus. (See “Dismissal-Walkers” illustration below). Walkers who live on the north or northeast side of the building will meet their parents in the area designated as 2nd parent pick-up. (See the “Dismissal-Walkers” illustration below.) For the safety of all, please refrain from taking walkers before they cross Red River Trail. Please do not walk on campus property to pick up your student if they are designated as walkers. Parents should not park on the campus to receive walkers. All walkers will be walked across Red River Trail with a school crossing guard and school staff.
Daycare / Bus Transportation
Daycare and bus riders will exit through the main entrance and be escorted to the bus. Cimarron Recreation Center students will be escorted out of the building to the recreation center staff personnel.
After the Bell (ATB)
The ATB after school program has been dissolved at Landry and no longer held at this campus. Please view the new after school program that will be hosted by the YMCA.
YMCA After School Program
The YMCA program is new at Landry! If your student was previously enrolled in ATB and you wish for your child to be enrolled in the campus afterschool program, then you must register with the YMCA.
Please visit their website for pricing and registration:
A large contributor to a child's success has been the support of the community supporting school functions. This extra attention that is provided to the students play a key role in their school experience and contribute positive memories as they mature in life.
Check In Procedure
Visitors must ring the video-intercom buzzer outside the main office front doors. The visitor must state the reason for the visit before being granted entry. The front office staff may ask additional questions in order to determine if the visitor is able to come into the building. Thank you for your patience as we strive to implement safe procedures for our students and staff.
In order to maximize student safety, every adult visitor who comes to our campus for the expected visit must have a physical government photo ID card to check in. The IDs are scanned through an ID machine to issue a visitor badge. Visitors are able to wait in the lobby area prior to being released to the designated location if they checked in earlier than the scheduled event time.
Visitors in the building must wear a name badge at all times visibly posted on their chest. Any visitor in the building that does not have a visitor's badge will be escorted back to the front office.
It is our request that visitors report to the designated location of their visit, and return their name badge to the office prior to leaving the building. In the event of an emergency, the campus wants to account for visitors' safety while in the building.
Friday Lunch Visitors
Authorized guardians listed on the student's pick-up list are allowed to have lunch with the student on Fridays during the designated lunch time. A physical government photo ID is required to check in. The IDs are scanned through an ID machine to issue a visitor badge. The name of the student with whom the visitor will eat will be displayed on the name tag. In order to maximize the full lunch time with your student, please report to the office about 10-15 minutes before their scheduled lunch time in order to check-in since there will be a high foot traffic in the office.
Limit of 2 guests per student. Visitors will only be allowed to attend the lunch of their student.
In the event that visitors are attending multiple lunches that are not back-to-back times, the visitors must report back to the office. These visitors will be allowed to return to the cafeteria at the designated lunch time.
Lunch visitors may bring lunch or order a lunch from the cafeteria. Please bring cash only if you wish to purchase a lunch from the school cafeteria. Food can only be shared between the child and their visitor.
The student and visitors will be seated at the designated table along the back wall of the cafeteria. No other students will be allowed to join along with the visitor and respective student.
The cafeteria will be a cell phone-free zone. No pictures or videos will be allowed in the cafeteria. We ask that visitors interact with their student and not mobile devices.
Failure to follow these expectations will result in removal of the Friday visits' privilege.
Friday lunch visitors are on hold until the Principal sends a ParentSquare invitation to families. Until then, parents are not invited to come have lunch with their child until the procedure resumes. Thank you for your patience!
During the Day Performances
Unfortunately parents/guardians will not be invited to performances happening during the school day due to limited space. Evening performances will be scheduled for parental/community attendance.
Families and loved ones will be invited to attend the End of Year Award Assemblies.
On some celebrations, parents/guardians will be invited to attend. Other children of parents/guardians will not be allowed to attend.
Any parent/guardian that wishes to attend a classroom celebration must complete and have a cleared background check. The visitor must check in with the front office in order to be issued a name badge.
Field Trip Chaperones
If there is a field trip that teachers will need chaperones for, then they will send an invitation to the parents/guardians to sign up. Adults who wish to chaperone a classroom field trip must complete and have a cleared background check. No adult is allowed to attend a field trip who has not completed nor been cleared for a background check.
Chaperones may be assigned to small groups of students.
Parents/guardians who are cleared to attend the field trip must check in to the front office before reporting to the classroom or field trip site. Chaperones must take their own vehicle to the field trip site, and are unfortunately unable to ride on the school bus. No other children/siblings are allowed to attend the field trip with the chaperone and classroom.
We are thankful for the willing disposition of our selfless members in the community who donate their time to contribute to children's overall success. Parents, guardians and members of the community are allowed to volunteer in the classrooms, library, and for school related functions if the need arises.
All volunteers must complete and have a cleared background check. Please visit https://www.cfbisd.edu/community/volunteer to begin the process.
Volunteers will be scheduled for their visit. "Pop-ins" or unexpected visits/volunteers are not allowed without the teacher's consent and administration's approval. Please reach out to the child's homeroom teacher to inquire on volunteering opportunities.
Other children/siblings are not allowed to attend along with the volunteer. Please do not visit the classrooms if you have other children who attend our campus as students if you are not scheduled to volunteer in that classroom. Thank you for helping us minimize distraction to the student's instruction.
Volunteers must check in to the front office to receive a name badge and must wear it at all times.
Thank you to all of our parents, guardians, visitors and community members for doing your part in helping keep our students, staff and building safe at all times!
Student Treats in Classrooms
Celebrating a child's academic or life's accomplishments is much to be enjoyed.
The campus allows for treats to be served in the classrooms for respective celebrations. If you drop off snacks or desserts to the front office, they won't be delivered until the end of the school day. The treats will be handed out to students before dismissal begins.
Please communicate to your child's homeroom teacher ahead of time that you intend on sending celebratory treats for the class. Unexpected drop-offs without the teacher's consent is a disruption to the classroom instruction.
The snacks must be store bought. Anything homemade is not allowed to be distributed to our students.
Please do not send anything that contains peanuts. Thank you for helping keep our kids who have severe allergies safe!
They must be individually wrapped snacks, drinks or cupcakes where it is "grab and go" style. Anything that needs to remain refrigerated or frozen is not allowed. Whole cakes that require cutting into slices is not allowed. Thank you for cooperating with classroom and time management to maximize instruction.
Balloons, banners, flowers and gifts are not allowed. These items are a distraction in the classrooms.
Visitors are not invited into the classrooms for birthdays and most holiday celebrations.
On some celebrations, parents/guardians might be invited to attend. The homeroom teacher will send an invite to parents/guardians if they are welcomed to attend that classroom celebration. If parents/guardians who are attending the classroom celebration have children as students that are in other classrooms, those respective students are not be allowed to attend.
Any parent/guardian that wishes to attend an invite-only classroom celebration must complete and have a cleared background check. Please notify the classroom teacher that you plan to attend so they know to expect you. The visitor must check in with the front office in order to be issued a name badge prior to going to the classroom celebration.
Please see our visitor policy for additional information.
The cafeteria will serve breakfast and lunch daily if you wish for your student to eat their meals on campus.
Breakfast will be served from 7:10 AM - 7:30 AM.
Please see the Student Nutrition Services website for menu and pricing: https://www.cfbisd.edu/departments/student-nutrition-services .
Lunches from Home
Students are welcomed to bring lunches from home. Lunches must be self-contained and don't require refrigeration or the use of a microwave.
Please send the lunch along with the student when they come to school in the mornings.
Late Drop-Offs - In order to minimize distraction in the classrooms, late lunch drop-offs will be held in the office. The teacher will be notified of the lunch and they will send the student to retrieve their lunch at a better-suited moment before the scheduled lunch time. Please refrain from dropping off a late lunch 30 minutes before the student's scheduled lunch time.
Check your child’s backpack on a daily basis.
Parent Square App
The district and campus use this app as a primary means of communication to our community and families. This app has a chat feature to communicate directly with the homeroom teacher.
Please make sure you have the Parent Square app on your mobile device if you're an authorized guardian to receive important school and district communication. You are able to communicate with staff members through the app.
Incoming phone calls to speak with your child’s teacher during instruction time will not be transferred. The front office is able to transfer your call to the teacher's voicemail.
Be sure your contact information is accurate in Parent Self Serve should the school need to contact you or an appointed adult in the event of an emergency.
Each classroom teacher will send their own versions of newsletters. Campus newsletters will be sent from the Principal each week.
Update Student Information
If you need to change any of your contact information, such as phone number, email address, add/remove individuals that are allowed to pick up your student or change the permissions for school photography, you will need to update the information in Parent Self-Serve.
If your mailing address changes, please send your new residency documents to our PEIMS Specialist (registrar), Jamilet Martinez at email@example.com. We must keep a current copy of your residency documents on file at all times.
Only the enrolling guardians and legally stated parents on birth certificates are allowed to request for student records. Please reach out to our PEIMS Specialist, Jamilet Martinez at firstname.lastname@example.org , in order to proceed with this request.
Please notify our PEIMS Specialist, Jamilet Martinez at email@example.com , if you intend on withdrawing from Landry or transferring to a different campus.
If your student is absent, please be sure to send the paper note or send a Parent Square message to our campus clerk, Melinda Carrillo at firstname.lastname@example.org .