• ABC's of Lowery Freshman Center

     
    Absences
    • To speak with Attendance Clerk, Michelle Morgan, please call (972) 360-4892 or (972) 396-6975 ext. 4892, or
    • To leave a voicemail for Attendance Clerk, please call (972) 236-0600 ext. 4892, or
    • Please email Attendance Clerk, Michelle Morgan at (michelle.morgan@allenisd.org) to report an absence

    Attendance is taken each class period, every day. If your student is absent, please contact the attendance clerk to report the absence.  Please send a written parent or doctor note upon returning to school. Students have 3 days to return a note to their house office for the absence to be counted as excused.  More than 5 absences per class per semester will require time to be made up by State Law.

    Also, it is a violation of compulsory attendance when a child has unexcused voluntary absences on:

    1) 10 or more days or parts of days within a 6 month period or

    2) 3 or more days or parts of days within a 4 week period

    As a result of violating the Education Code 25.093 (Compulsory Attendance Law), a student may be referred to the truancy program.

    AISD Attendance Policy text can be found within the Student Handbook.

    Bus
    – Transportation is provided for students living more than 2 miles away. The AISD website has a link to find routes and times.

    Check out during the school day
    Send a note with your student the morning of the day they will be picked up, stating the time they need to check out. Students will present the note to the teacher and go to their house office to sign out and meet you at the reception area. Please allow ample time for this process and understand the receptionist is not always able to send notes to students.

    Counselors
    – are in the House Offices. Please call ahead to schedule an appointment.


    Dress code
    – is outlined in the Student Handbook. Any violations will be sent to the House Offices and if not able to correct, the student will be given a consequence that aligns with the student code of conduct.

    1st

    ·Warning with Correction
    ·Loss of Phone for the day until school clothes are returned

    2nd

    ·1 Detention Session
    ·Loss of Phone for the day until school clothes are returned

    3rd

    ·2 Detention Sessions
    ·Loss of Phone for the day until school clothes are returned

    4th

    ·Saturday School
    ·Loss of Phone for the day until school clothes are returned

    Additional Offenses

    Will result in a referral to Administration for insubordination and further discipline.


    Deliveries – Students should arrive at school prepared for the day and bring all items with them to school. Students will not be notified of items left at the office/reception area. 


    E-Mail for AISD staff
    – All staff are: firstname.lastname@allenisd.org (John.Smith@allenisd.org).  Check the Directory for a complete list of Lowery Staff.

    Electronic DevicesDevices are allowed at the discretion of the teacher.  Students must follow the acceptable use policy when using their devices. Headphones are not allowed in the hallways at any time.
    Cell Phone Policy
    When a student needs to leave a classroom to go to the restroom or office, etc., they will need to leave their cell phone with the teacher. As always, your help is appreciated in reinforcing this with your student.
     
    Consequences for violation of Electronic Devices/Cell Phone Policy:

    1st

    Device taken away and student may pick up of device at the end of school day

    2nd

    ·1 Detention Session
    ·Device taken away and parent may pick up of device at the end of school day

    3rd

    ·2 Detention Sessions
    ·Device taken away and parent may pick up of device at the end of school day

    4th

    ·Saturday School
    ·Device taken away and parent may pick up of device at the end of school day
    ·Student will sign phone contract

    Additional Offenses

    Will result in a referral to Administration for insubordination and further discipline.


    Entrance for Parents – the only door available for entrance is the main door on Greenville Ave. Please do not enter through any other door to visit Lowery during the school day. All parents and visitors must check in with the receptionist. Your driver’s license in required to check out a student or receive a visitor’s badge.

    Food in Classroom – No food or drink other than water is allowed in classrooms unless it is a teacher sponsored activity.

    Game Day Lunches are to be left at the Athletic conference room across from the stadium on the LFC campus.

    Gradesare posted on Family Access. Report cards are not mailed home unless requested.

    Homework PolicyPreferably, you may email teachers at any time to request assignments.  Students have the same amount of days to make up work as they were absent with an excused absence. A homework request can be initiated with the receptionist, after the 2nd full day that the student is out.

    House Offices – Lowery has 3 House offices broken down by last names:

    House 100 (A-Gr)

    Principal Jeremy Miller & Secretary Stacy O'Dell 

    972-360-4951

    House 200 (Gu-O)

    Principal Jessica Warlick & Secretary Edel Brohlin

    972-360-4952

    House 300 (P-Z)

    Principal Lisa Caldwell & Secretary Theresa Crane 

    972-360-4953

     

    I.D. Cards As part of building safety measures to distinguish unauthorized visitors from Lowery students and staff, all students, staff and visitors will be required to wear identification badges at all times.  Badges must be unaltered and displayed in a manner that allows for quick identification.

    Students will be given their first ID card free of charge. They will also be given a lanyard.  The  ID card must be worn by the student so that it is easily visible at all times while on campus or at school events. Lost ID cards can be replaced for $5 in the House 100 Office at LFC. Students are not permitted to alter or modify their ID cards in any manner. Altered or modified ID cards will be confiscated and the student will be required to purchase a replacement. 

    There are no temporary IDs. If a student does not have their ID, they will be required to obtain a replacement ID for the day

    Consequences for Violation of ID Policy:

    1st

    Warning & Counseled by Admin

    2nd

    1 Detention Session

    3rd

    2 Detention Sessions

    4th

    Saturday School and Parent Conference

    Additional Offenses

    Will result in a referral to Administration for insubordination and further discipline.

    Late Buses – Run Monday - Thursday at 5:15 for students who were attending tutoring, in the testing center, or attending club meetings only. Bus passes are required to ride and only obtained from the tutoring teacher, testing center monitor, or club sponsor.

    Lost & Found – Please see Security or House office for assistance.

    Lunch Money – can be deposited in the cafeteria only. The student ID number should be put on the check or envelope. It must be deposited by 9:30am at LFC to be posted for lunch that same day.

    Food DeliveriesIt is against school policy for students to have food deliveries to school by anyone other than their families.

    Medications – must be accompanied by the written permission form available from the Nurse. NO medication should be carried by the student and none can be disbursed without written permission from a parent/guardian.

    Phone Numbers for Lowery -

    Lowery’s Front Reception Desk: 

    972-396-6975

    House 100 (A-Gr): 

    972-360-4951

    House 200 (Gu-O): 

    972-360-4952

    House 300 (P-Z): 

    972-360-4953

    Registrar: 

    972-360-4877

    Reporting Absences: 

    972-360-4892

    Nurse: 

    972-360-4845

    PTSA – Please join and support our PTSA!

    Tardy Policy – The count starts over every 9 weeks.

    1st

    Warning & Counseled by Admin

    2nd

    1 Detention Session

    3rd

    2 Detention Sessions

    4th

    Saturday School and Parent Conference

    Additional Offenses

    Will result in a referral to Administration for insubordination and further discipline.

     
    Teacher Questions or Concerns – please communicate directly with the teacher either via email or phone. If an appointment is needed, please arrange a time directly with the teacher. If you are unable to resolve the issue, please contact your House Office.

    Testing – Please be aware that the EOC testing is part of the graduation requirements. This is in addition to  Final exams. Be familiar with all testing requirements and procedures if a student is absent on a testing day.  CLICK HERE for the Testing Assessment Website.

    Volunteer Opportunities – are available on a limited basis as your student gets older. You may contact PTSA to assist with volunteering to support LFC. Please make sure to complete the volunteer application yearly at the AISD district website (CLICK HERE for the AISD Volunteer Application.)

    Yearbooks – are separate from AHS Main campus and are ordered on-line in the Fall.