- 2022-2023 Start of School Info
- Dress COde
- Soar to Success
- Bell Schedule
- School Supplies
- BUS ROUTES
- PARENT SQUARE
2022-2023 Start of School Info
Back to School Information 2022 - 2023
- 11th: First Day of School!
- 5th: Labor Day - No School
First Day - Thursday, August 11, 2022
Parents may not enter the building! We will take care of your students. Don't worry!
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We are available to help you should you need any assistance with this process. Please don't hesitate to call us at 972.968.4400. We can even help you complete it over the phone!!
Standardized Dress Code Policy for Perry Middle School - Order Spirit Wear Here
The purpose of the School Dress Code Policy is to provide opportunities for increased school safety, to encourage our students to experience a greater sense of school identity and belonging, to encourage improvement in student behavior, and expand academic excellence while promoting positive school wide image.
Students who violate the DeWitt Perry Middle School dress code and require frequent and ongoing corrections from the administrative team will be deemed insubordinate. Consequences for insubordination will be considered serious. Administrative time is very valuable and is best spent working with staff on outstanding curriculum and instructional delivery rather than regularly students about dress code issues.
This information has been provided to assist parents in shopping for school clothes that meet the DeWitt Perry Middle School student standardized dress policy as approved by Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD. The building administrative team--specifically the principal--will have the final authority as to compliance with dress policy.
The color chart on this page accurately represents the approved uniform colors.
We will be allowing "free bottoms" this year that follow the CFB ISD Dress Code. Final decision is at the discretion of administration.
- Skirts and shorts must be mid-thigh or longer in length
- Should jeans/pants have frays, rips, or tears above the midthigh (appropriate length of shorts), students must wear leggings underneath the jeans
- Shirts must overlap the waistband of pants, skirts, or shorts
Must fit at the waist and undergarments not visible
Leggings are permitted as long as the shirt covers to the mid-thigh
No "biker shorts" permitted
No pajamas permitted
- DeWitt Perry t-shirt must be worn every day
DeWitt Perry t-shirt must be worn under any sweatshirt, hoodie, or outer jacket
Shirt must be long enough to cover stomach and back when arms are raised and when seated
Undergarments not visible
College shirts and CFBISD high school shirts may be worn on FRIDAYS ONLY (NO professional teams are allowed)
Sweatshirts, Sweaters, Hoodies
- Must be solid colors, no stripes, no wording, no designs larger than 1 inch allowed (small Nike "swoosh" acceptable)
- Must be sized appropriately
- Must be solid black, red, white, grey or DeWitt Perry
- College and CFBISD high school jackets and sweatshirts may be worn on FRIDAYS ONLY
- NO professional teams are allowed
- No heels, only flats
- Closed toe shoes, tennis shoes preferred for safety
- No flip flops or slide sandals
- Crocs must be worn with the back strap
Coats & Cold Weather Attire
- All coats and jackets must meet CFBISD dress code requirements
- Any coat or jacket may be worn to and from school during cold weather.
- Coats and jackets that are solid red, white, or black may be worn throughout the day.
- All other coats and jackets will be placed in backpacks and not worn during instructional time.
Blankets are not allowed
- Must be neat, clean and non-distracting
Designs shaved into hair must be school appropriate. Designs may not condone or represent drugs, gangs, alcohol, profanity, violence, obscenity, or anything deemed inappropriate by school administration.
Notched or shaved eyebrows are not allowed
Non-natural hair color will be at the discretion of the principal
- Students may not wear the following: tongue piercings, lip rings, nose rings, ear gauges/spacers or facial decorations
One small nose stud is allowed
No decorative teeth coverings or teeth jewelry
Caps, hats, bandanas, hair rollers/curlers or similar grooming items shall not be worn by students in the building
Earbuds are not to be worn in the hallway
Hoods are not to be worn in the building
IDs are to be worn and visible at all times
Students without IDs will be required to have one printed at a cost of $3.
For additional information, please contact Perry Middle School at 972-968-4400
Soar to Success
S.O.A.R. to Success at DeWitt Perry
(Safety, Ownership, Accountability, and Respect)
Our one rule is: “No one has the right to interfere with the learning, safety, or well-being of others.”
At DeWitt Perry we believe that “no one has the right to interfere with the learning, safety, or well-being of others.” This philosophy is supported by our school-wide cooperative self-management system called SOAR.
Build a positive school culture through consistency and expectations
Provide opportunities for students to develop and practice decision-making skills regarding their behavior
Provide teachers and students with the maximum amount of uninterrupted instructional time
Ensure consistent, logical, and predictable consequences for student behavior choices
Steps to SOAR
Perry staff will provide students opportunities to reflect on their behavioral choices in an effort to resolve the behavior and return to the learning environment. Staff will follow a de-escalation process to remove students from Steps and back into the learning environment. When a student’s behavioral choice violates our one rule, the progressive Step process is as follows:
While choosing Step 1, the student remains in the classroom but removes him/herself from the learning environment to the designated Steps area (seated). This allows the teacher to continue with instruction while also providing the student an opportunity for private reflection in order to correct the misbehavior and rejoin the learning environment.
Recourse: The student may ask for recourse after successfully moving to the Step 1 area. Recourse is the opportunity to explain his/her perspective or reason for choosing Step 1. Recourse is only an option during Step 1 and is available upon the teacher’s initiation of the de-escalation process.
If the student escalates due to behaviors while in Step 1, he/she chooses a Step 2. The student remains in the designated Steps area, but will now be standing. The teacher will follow the de-escalation process to conference the student from Step 2 to Step 1, and then from Step 1 back to the learning environment. Recourse is no longer an option at this point.
If the student continues to escalate due to behaviors while in Step 2, he/she chooses a Step 3. The student remains in the designated Steps area, but is now given a copy of the rule to read (while continuing to stand) so that he/she may reflect upon how his/her choices are interfering with the learning, safety, and well-being of others. The teacher will follow the de-escalation process to conference the student from Step 3 to Step 2, from Step 2 to Step 1, and then from Step 1 back to the learning environment. If a student chooses a Step 3, the teacher will notify the parent the same day (phone call either conference period or after school) so that they are aware of the behavioral escalation and to discuss the potentiality of the Step 4 process should similar behavior(s) continue. Recourse is no longer an option at this point.
If the student is unable/unwilling to correct the misbehavior and successfully conference out of Steps, he/she now chooses a Step 4. The student is removed from the classroom, and the teacher notifies the office that the student is on his/her way to Student Services. The student will confer with his/her Assistant Principal in order to determine whether the offense should be handled via a traditional Step 4 conference or if an alternate consequence–including ISS or OSS– is more appropriate. When a Step 4 is warranted, the student will then call a parent to inform them of their Step 4 and invite them to a mandatory conference. A successful conference must be completed before a student may resume their schedule. Please note that at this point, a student has had a minimum of three opportunities to correct his/her behavior. The learning environment has been significantly impacted by the student’s behavioral choices.
Automatic Step 4s:
There are some behaviors which result in a student’s choice of an Automatic Step 4. These are behaviors that have an immediate and substantial impact on safety, learning, and well-being of others.
To make sure that students in Steps are provided a proper opportunity to be self-reflective, other students are not to interact with them in any way. If a student chooses to interact with another student in Steps (talking, gesturing, teasing, etc.), he/she chooses to be on the same level of Step 1-4 as that student. This is referred to as shadowing.
In some instances, a student may be experiencing something that could dramatically affect their learning for the class period or day. This could include illness, extreme frustration or sadness as a result of something that happened in an earlier class period or at home, or even exhaustion. When choosing to opt out, a student removes him/herself from the learning environment (like a Step 1) for the entirety of the class period. Students are still responsible for all missed work. This choice can only take place at the beginning of a class period and NOT after a misbehavior/Step 1, and the student is required to first call and inform their parent before selecting opt out.
Step 4 Conferences:
When a student chooses Step 4, the parent will need to participate in an in-person conference with the teacher, student and either the PAC (Positive Action Center) coordinator or an Assistant Principal–dependent upon level of offense. The Assistant Principal will determine the level of offense and appropriate facilitator for the conference. Students will not return to their scheduled classes until a successful restorative conference has taken place. If a parent is not available, the student will be placed in ISS to be supervised until the conference has taken place. In a case where a conference is not held before the end of the school day, the student will report to Student Services immediately the next morning. Again, a student will not resume his/her normal class schedule until a successful conference has occurred. The goal of the conference is to create the partnership between family and school, as well as address how the student’s choice(s) impacted the learning environment. Conferences are led by the student, which ensures they are a participant in the collaborative process. Teachers may clarify or add information as well in order to help the student problem-solve to curb future misbehaviors. If during the conference, the student is defiant, confrontational, and/or unwilling to accept responsibility for the choices made, the conference will be deemed unsuccessful, and further disciplinary actions will be put in place by the Administrative team. The cooperation from parents during this conference truly allows the student to take ownership of the behavioral choice as well as the solution for future prevention.
In cases where a student is regularly choosing and/or escalating through Steps 1-3, a behavior contract may be put in place to help assist him/her with their choices. This is a signed contract between the student, parent/guardian, Administrator, and teacher, which increases the student accountability while decreasing the allowable opportunities to escalate. Before a behavior contract is implemented, considerable parent/teacher dialogue–and supporting documentation regarding behavior–will be required. Students receiving services such as Behavior Intervention Plans (BIP) or on behavioral tiers will follow the SOAR program with appropriate modifications/accommodations.
The Perry staff recognizes that the partnership between school and home is a critical piece of your child’s success, and through SOAR, we strive to include families in the process. We believe that this system honors your child’s individuality and voice while also teaching responsibility and self-control. We also believe that fairness and consistency are the hallmarks of any cooperative behavioral management system. We thank you in advance for your support and cooperation!
Together, all Perry Eagles will SOAR to SUCCESS!
1 - Earbuds
2 - Kleenex Tissues
4 - 120 ct Wide Ruled Notebook Paper
4 - Pocket Folders with Brads (various colors)
4 - Wide Ruled Spirals (various colors)
4 - Glue Stick
2 - Black Marble Composition Book
2 - 8 tab Dividers
24 - Black Pens
24 - Pencils (No 2)
1 - 12 count Colored Pencils
1 - 8 count Broad Tip Markers
4 - Highlighters
1 - Sticky Notes (100 sheets)
1 - 1" White Binder
1 - 1" Black Binder
1 - Index Cards (100 sheets)
4 - Erasers
ParentSquare & Social Media
All district and campus information goes out through Parent Square. It is simple and easy to download the app and get started today! Stay up-to-date on changes, protocols, safety information, and teacher updates by making sure you have access through Parent Square this year!
Step 1: Download the iPhone or Android mobile app
Step 2: Login with your email or phone registered with the school.
Step 3: Start receiving posts relevant to your child.
Make sure you follow our Perry Social Media pages!
- Facebook: @DeWittPerryMS
- Twitter: @DeWitt_Perry
- Shameless plug...follow Mrs. Cisneros on Twitter too, please! @MrsCisnerosCFB
- Instagram: @dewittperryms