FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

Carpool
Uniforms and Spirit Shirts
Academic
Visiting the School
Volunteering
Miscellaneous
After the Bell

Please note that the FAQs provided on this page are compiled from Stark Parents. As policies are updated from year-to-year, some answers listed may be out of date. We are actively updating information contained on this page.

If you have questions you’d like to have answered that aren’t listed, please email janiestarkpta@yahoo.com

CARPOOL

What are the Morning Carpool Rules?

**No cell phones are allowed in carpool line or in school zone areas**

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– Drop off is from 7:00 – 7:40 am. Students are considered tardy if they are not in classrooms by the 7:40 bell.
-K-5 students drop off in the right lane only.
-Left lane is used for passing only.  Students are not to be dropped off from the left lane.
-MIDDLE LANE IS NOT TO BE  USED IN THE MORNING.
-Students exit vehicles from the right lane on the passenger side only in-between the two crosswalks.
-Make sure your kids have backpacks ready, and are unbuckled and ready to go.
-Students that need help opening car doors will receive help from Stark Staff.
-PARENTS – DO NOT GET OUT OF YOUR VEHICLE while in carpool line.
-PRE-K students are dropped off in the bus lane directly off of Josey.  

What are the Afternoon Carpool Rules?

**No cell phones are allowed in carpool line or in school zone areas**
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-Parents may start lining up for carpool at 2:30 pm.
-Please be sure to have your car tag displayed in your rearview mirror to help carpool go smoothly.
-Center lane is for passing only.
-PARENTS – DO NOT GET OUT OF YOUR VEHICLE while in carpool line.
Pre-K students must be picked up from the bus lane directly off of Josey.  Please wait for the buses and van share vehicles to depart prior to lining up in the lane.

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UNIFORMS/SPIRIT SHIRTS


What are spirit shirts?
Spirit shirts are t-shirts that have been sold by the PTA or school office only.

Can students wear spirit shirts instead of uniform polos?
Yes. Spirit shirts are considered uniform approved. Spirit shirts can be worn on any day of the week.

Can my student wear any spirit shirt, from any year?
Yes, as long as it was sold by Janie Stark PTA or School Office.

How can I purchase Spirit Shirts?
Spirit shirts are sold at Meet the Teacher Nights and a few PTA events throughout the year. You may also purchase spirit wear online at our marketplace.
Prices start at $10. We periodically run clearance events, so check our marketplace regularly for great deals. Please note, that our online marketplace closes at the end of May, and will re-open after the Meet the Teacher Nights in August.

What are uniform standards?
Navy or Khaki pant, short, skirt or jumper.
Solid red, white or navy blue polo style shirt or blouse.
Pants should fit at the waist.
Spirit shirts are acceptable any day of the week.
Athletic Shoes only.
No shoes with lights or rollers.
No Dress shoes, sandals or boots.
Socks and tights must be red, white or navy blue. (No patterns or designs)
Hair must be natural looking and neatly groomed. No startling or unusual hairstyles. (No Mohawks or designs cut in the hair.)

Can students wear jeans?
Students may wear jeans on Fridays only.

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ACADEMIC

What time of year does tutoring start?
Typically, teachers will take the first 9 weeks to assess students, and recommend tutoring after that.

How long will my child need tutoring?
Teachers will keep a student as long as they feel it’s necessary for their success. Sometimes it’s all year, sometimes it’s just to get through a difficult unit.

What day/time is tutoring sessions?
Tutoring is typically on Tuesday/Thursday after school until 4:00 pm. Some teachers have offered morning tutoring sessions as well. You should see your child’s teacher for specific tutoring information.

In which grades are standardized tests taken?
The STAAR test is taken by grades 3-5

What are homework standards for each grade?
Please check with your child’s teacher.

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VISITING THE SCHOOL


**All Janie Stark visitors must check in at the office to receive a visitors badge. Make sure to have your ID available.
**All volunteers and chaperones must have filled out and passed the CFBISD required background check PRIOR to volunteering on campus. If you plan on volunteering at any point in the school year, go ahead and fill out your background check NOW using this link

Where do I go to get my background check?
Visit http://www.cfbisd.edu/pages/CFBISD/Departments/Volunteer to fill out your background check. If you plan on chaperoning ANY field trips, background checks are required. Checks do not carry over from year-to-year, and must be re-submitted every year after September 9th. Checks filled out prior to September 9th do not count for the current school year. The application takes up to 2 weeks to confirm, you will receive an email once the background check is completed.

Can I eat lunch with my child?
Currently no visitors are allowed on campus due to COVID procedures.

Can I eat breakfast with my child?
Currently no visitors are allowed on campus due to COVID procedures.

Is lunch served on early release days?
Lunch is not served on early release days.

I forgot to send something to school with my child – what do I do?
Please call the school and discuss the forgotten item to determine if it may be dropped off.  If your child has forgotten their lunch they will be provided a meal from the cafeteria that day.

How do I pick up my child early?
Stop by the front door and ring the bell to request your child.  Please have your phone with you as there is an online form that must be completed prior to your child being released.  There is a QR code that you will scan to be directed to the online form.

If your child needs to be picked up early, they must be picked up before 2:30pm to avoid the disrupting normal pickup hours. Please allow extra time to pick up your child, as they won’t be called to the office until you arrive and sign them out.

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VOLUNTEERING

**All Janie Stark visitors must check in at the office to receive a visitor’s badge. Make sure to have your ID available.
**All volunteers and chaperones must have filled out and passed the CFISD required background check prior to volunteering on campus. Fill out your background check using this link.

What volunteer opportunities are available?
Check our Volunteer Opportunities page for a current list of event volunteer opportunities.

Events – Our calendar is full of family fun events throughout the year, and we couldn’t host successful events without your help. Contact  for more information.
PTA –  Contact , PTA President

Can I bring my younger kids with me while I volunteer in the school?
Currently no visitors are allowed on campus due to COVID procedures.

How do I sign up to volunteer?
Email our volunteer coordinator, , directly to let her know you’re interested in helping out, or let us know at an event. We’ll be happy to help get you into the right spot for your time and talents.

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MISCELLANEOUS

What extracurricular activities are available for students?
Sponsored by Janie Stark:

Non-School sponsored activities:
Cub/Boy Scouts – Contact Scott Willson – Cubmaster,  for more information. 972-989-291
Girls Scouts – Contact LouAnn Cross for more information
Destination Imagination – Contact for more information

What extracurricular activities are available for parents?
Non-School sponsored activities:
Cub/Boy Scouts Leadership Opportunities- Contact Scott Willson – Cubmaster,  for more information. 972-989-2912
Girls Scouts Leadership Opportunities – Contact LouAnn Cross for more information
Destination Imagination Team Manager Opportunities- Contact Meredith Watson for more information
Dad’s Club –

Can I send treats to school for my child’s birthday?
Store-bought, packaged treats can be purchased and sent to school, however students will not be able to eat them at school. They will get sent home with their classmates. Home-made treats are not permitted. The school office gives each student a special birthday pencil on their birthday.
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AFTER THE BELL

How do I sign up for After the Bell (ATB)?
Visit the CFBISD website here, and follow their instructions.

How does pick up work?
Beginning at 3:15 pm, parents enter through the doors by the cafeteria, and sign their child(ren) out. Parents are not permitted to enter the cafeteria. Only adults listed on your registration forms may pick up your child, and they must have their ID.

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