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Tomball Intermediate


Arrival & Dismissal Procedures
Arrival (AM)
The building opens at 7:30 am. Please note that students are not permitted to enter the building prior to that time. Parents, please note that TIS staff is not on duty prior to 7:30 am. 
Bus Riders:
  1. When students arrive at TIS, the bus will drop them off by the auditorium entrance. 
  2. A staff member will greet them and send them into the building.
Car Rider Drop Off:
  1. Cars enter the parking lot off School Street and snake around to the circle drive (see map below). 
  2. Stop the vehicle at the designated drop off area.
  3. Parents are not permitted to drop students off from the CVS parking lot due to high traffic and safety concerns. 
  4. A staff member will greet your child at the entrance near the Cougar Cafe.
Walker Drop Off:
Students are considered walkers when they live within 2 miles of the school. Students are not permitted to walk to any other location, including their parent's vehicle located in the TIS parking lot.
  1. Students walking will enter through the entrance near the Cougar Cafe. 
  2. Parents are not permitted to drop students off from the CVS parking lot due to high traffic. 
Dismissal (PM)
Bus Rider Pick Up
  1. Students will remain in their last class until their Bus Wave is called.
  2. Parents can view their child’s bus route via the Smart Tag system.
  3. Students who miss their bus will remain in their homeroom, contact their parent, and wait with their teacher until parents arrive.
Car Rider Pick Up
  1. Cars enter the parking lot off School St. and snake around to the circle drive.
  2. Several teachers will need to see your car rider sign throughout the line so please keep it in the window.
  3. We will place your child at a cone.  Please pull around to the cone to pick up your child.
  4. Once your child is in the car, please complete the circle and turn right on Malone St.
  5. If your child is late to car rider, we may ask you to pull around to the opposite side of the circle.  We will walk your child to your car.
  6. The dismissal bell rings at 3:10; however, the line may not start moving for a few minutes.  Please be patient.
  7. If your child is in band/orchestra, you may want to arrive around 3:20 so that your child has time to pick up his/her instrument before their name is called for pickup.
  8. Parents are not permitted to pick up students from the CVS parking lot due to high traffic.
Dismissal (PM): Walker & YMCA Participants Pick Up
Students are considered walkers when they live within 2 miles of the school. Students are not permitted to walk to any other location, including their parent’s vehicle located in the TIS parking lot.
  1.      Walkers will be dismissed to the gym via the campus intercom. 
  2.      Around 3:15, a staff member will escort walkers via Main St. or School St. near the Circle Drive.
  3.      YMCA participants will be dismissed to the Cougar Cafe via the campus intercom.     
  4.     Parents may pick up students participating in YMCA after school from the Cougar Cafe entrance. 

Car Rider Signs

At dismissal, TIS staff members will monitor and assist students to their vehicles. Parents must stay in their vehicles and wait for their students.  *Please have your car rider information card on display. 

*If you need a car rider information card, please contact the front office prior to dismissal.


Car Rider Traffic Flow

Tardy Policy
Tomball Intermediate would like to remind/inform you of a Tardy Policy that focuses on maximizing instructional time.  The Tomball Independent School District provides bus transportation for all students daily.  Those students who do not utilize district transportation are still expected to arrive at school on time ready to participate in class. 
Parents and students should plan their time efficiently so all students arrive to school on time.  It is the belief of TIS that each child should be entitled to the maximum instructional time each day and each period.  This Tardy Policy supports and reinforces this philosophy. 
Under this Tardy Policy, a student will receive an unexcused tardy if he/she enters the school after the bell rings (8:00 am).  A doctor or dentist appointment with proper documentation (from the doctor) is not considered a tardy.  We understand there may be extenuating circumstances that we will consider on an individual basis. 
If a student is tardy, he/she will sign the tardy book when entering school. Students are allowed two (2) tardies per nine weeks. 
We appreciate your cooperation with the District Tardy Policy.

Transportation Changes

 It is important that your child and his/her teacher understand the usual way the child will be getting home.  Changes in the regular transportation must be communicated in writing to the front office.  NO PHONE CALLS WILL BE ACCEPTED.
Transportation changes must be made prior to 2pm. Parents must provide written documentation of their transportation change. Transportation changes include: car rider, bus rider, riding a different bus home, or walkers. Students may turn the documentation in to the front desk receptionist when they arrive at school.
Parents must pick up their student prior to 2pm or wait until dismissal at the end of the day.
On the morning that you want to make a change in your child’s transportation, please send a note to the  front office indicating how your child is to go home.  Include the following information:
          ---Full name of student
          ---Child’s grade and homeroom teacher
          ---Date the change is to begin and end
          ---A phone number where you may be reached if we have questions
          ---Date and parent signature
For the safety of your child, we cannot make a change in transportation over the telephone. Any change in transportation must be in writing: parent note, FAX (281-357-3148) or EMAIL The FAX & EMAIL must include a copy of the parent driver’s license and parent signature. If a change is made by FAX OR EMAIL, it is required that the parent follow up with a phone call to confirm that the FAX OR EMAIL was received. All transportation changes must be submitted by 2:00pm.
Please have a transportation plan for your child for Rainy Days, if it is different than his/her normal transportation.  Please communicate that to the receptionist in writing.