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Dear Carrollton Public Schools Students and Families, 

Welcome to the first day of  school!  We are so excited to see every Cavalier!   If you are new to us, welcome!  If you are returning, welcome back! We look forward to providing every student an amazing whole-child learning experience and a promising 2022- 2023 school year!

As we prepare for the first day of school, we remain committed to a safe and nurturing environment for all students and staff.  Any threats to safety, whether online or in-person, will be responded to in an appropriate manner per student handbook and board policy.  Please be assured the safety of all Cavaliers is always our top priority.  

Below are a few gentle reminders about driving and parking lot safety:

  • Safety is always our number one priority. 

  • Following the direction of our crossing guards and practicing safe driving while on school grounds is an expectation. 

  • The drop-off and pick-up process will take longer the first two weeks of school until everyone learns the new routines. 

  • The school day begins at 7:45 am and ends at 2:55 pm in K -12 buildings, except Omni High School, whose day starts at 8:10 am and ends at 3:20 pm.   

  • Each school has arrival and dismissal procedures that have been communicated to students and families.

  • Arriving early and practicing patience will help keep every student safe. 

I wish everyone a great first day and a productive school year!  Thank you for your dedication to our District, our community, and the students and families we serve in Carrollton Public Schools.  Please feel free to reach out to me as I would love to talk with you.  I can be reached at (989) 754-1475 or via email   

With sincere Cavalier Pride.

Tiffany L. Peterson, Ed.S.