Click here to watch the school board meeting live stream. The meeting will begin at 7:00pm.

Lamar CISD COVID-19 Risk Level: ORANGE – Masks required. For more information, click here.

Click here for Lamar CISD's 2020-2021 Return to School Guidelines and the latest COVID-19 updates.

Campus Phone: 832-223-5500

Welcome to Carter Elementary!

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Yearbook Flyer

Visit the Balfour Website at and search for Don Carter Elementary to place your order.

2020-2021 New Student Registration Information

Step 1: In order to register your child(ren), please complete the online registration application at click here . If you currently have students in Lamar CISD, please complete the online registration via your Family Access account.

Step 2: Once you have completed the online registration, please call the front office 832-223-5500 to set up an appointment to complete the enrollment process. 

Please notify campus staff BEFORE visiting an LCISD campus or center if:

1. You or someone in your household has been officially diagnosed with COVID-19 in the last 14 days. 
2. You or someone in your household has been ill with any of the following symptoms in the last 14 days: fever greater than or equal to 100.0, shortness of breath, cough, chills, diarrhea, headache, sore throat, new loss of taste or smell.
3. You have compromised immune system.

In these cases, district personnel with be glad to assist in completing the registration process through virtual means such as email, etc. 

District COVID-19 Updates

Click here for Lamar CISD's 2020-2021 Return to School Guidelines.

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Important Dates To Know

Jan. 12 - 80th Day of School - Wear your 80's gear or neon colors

Jan. 18 - MLK, Jr. Holiday - No school for students or staff

Feb. 5 - Jersey Day! Wear your favorite sports jersey today! Early release at 11:30 AM

Feb. 9 - 100th Day of School

Feb. 12 - House Jam for students in grades 3-5

Feb. 15 - Spirit Night at Texas Roadhouse (4PM-closing)

Carter Master Schedule

20-21 Master Schedule for webpage

Campus Information

Carter Tardy Policy

1st Tardy - Tardy notice sent home
2nd Tardy - Tardy notice sent home
3rd Tardy - Teacher contacts parent/written notice sent home
4th Tardy - Lunch or recess detention and a referral entered in Skyward/Administrator contacts parent
5th Tardy - Lunch or recess detention / a referral entered into Skyward and sent home
6th (plus) Tardy - After school detention/Family Support Specialist visits home OR contacts parent

Note: To be considered for perfect attendance, a students may only have 1 tardy (per 9 weeks) AND no absences.

**The tardy count starts at zero each 9-week grading period**

Tardy Policy Parent Letter

To learn more about the Carter Tardy Policy please review the handout. 

Carter Daily Schedule

Breakfast: 7:00 am - 7:30 am

Tardy Bell: 7:30 am

School Day Hours: 7:30 am - 2:55 pm

Front Office Hours: 7:00 am - 3:30 pm

Prospective Students

School tours are given on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:00-3:30 by appointment only. Please call the front office if you are interested in touring Don Carter Elementary. 

Carter Dress Code

Tops: Solid color, collard (polo style, no logo) shirts in red, white, navy blue, black or hunter green and school approved Carter spirit shirts. 

Bottoms: Solid color navy blue, black, khaki or blue jeans, capris, shorts, skirts, skorts or jumpers. Jeans must be solid with no rips, tears, distressing or embellishments. 

Transportation Changes

All transportation changes and notifications for early student pick up should be submitted to the front office by 2:00 pm.

No parent drop offs before 7:00 am. No early pickups after 2:00 pm. 

Carter Traffic Flow Plan 

Carter ES Traffic Flow