Community Pep Rally August 24th

There will be no pep rally at the high school next Friday. Instead, there is a Community Pep Rally planned to kick off our White Oak Roughneck season. Beginning at 7:00 p.m. at the Roughneck Stadium, we will be serving up some delicious hamburgers from The Back Porch. Hamburgers will be $5 each and will be served until 8 o’clock. There are 1,000 on order, so there will be plenty to eat. In addition, t-shirts will be available for purchase. The pep rally will then begin at 8 o’clock on the football field.

Please come out and support our team. Let’s get this season started!

IMPORTANT: Car Pickup Procedures

Parents, you MUST HAVE a White Oak Car Tag hanging in your vehicle and clearly visible to the caller in order to pick up your child(ren) via the Car Pickup Line. This procedure is for safety and efficiency.  The car tag ensures the teacher calling for your student you have the authority to pick up that student. The car tag allows the teachers standing on the sidewalk with your child the ability to direct them safely and efficiently to your vehicle. If you do not have a car tag or if you have lost your car tag, please do not get in the pickup line.  Park and come inside the building to pick up another tag before getting in the pickup line. If you get in the pickup line without the required car tag, you will be asked to drive back around to park and go in the office for a tag.  Then you will have to get back in the line to pick up your child. This procedure is necessary for the safety of all our children.

Also, as stated in the 2018-2019 Student Handbook, ALL WALKERS  (Primary and Intermediate) will be loaded onto a bus and taken to the crosswalk guard located in front of the auditorium between the high school and middle school. The guard will walk ALL WALKERS across the street where they may walk home. PARENTS ARE NOT ALLOWED TO PARK IN THAT PARKING LOT AND PICK UP STUDENTS. THIS WILL BE MONITORED AND ADDRESSED IF SEEN OR REPORTED.  Parents will not be allowed to take students from the walker line on the intermediate campus. There will be major construction taking place this year which will increase the number of construction machinery, vehicles, and hired construction workers. Student safety is a top priority.

Please be aware that car pick-up will take longer than usual the first few days of school as everyone is becoming familiar with the routine.  We appreciate your understanding and patience during this time.

Student Pickup: Amendment Regarding Walkers

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Amendment to Student Handbook as of 8-2-17

Beginning the 2017-2018 school year, and continuing into the 2018-2019 school year, we will not have the typical “walker” line as we had in the past. For safety reasons, students will NO LONGER walk to the MS/HS parking lot to be picked up.

If we have students that walk home, they will ride a bus to the Middle School and will be released to walk from there.

If parents have students at various campuses, the Intermediate student will need to be picked up through the car pick-up line, then parents may park at a different location to pick up their MS/HS student.

Employee’s children will ride the bus to the MS where a designee can meet them for pick up.

PLEASE READ THE STUDENT HANDBOOK for all school procedures and concerns.

The link also remains on the side of our blog. Thank you for supporting our plans to protect your children, our students.

 

Meet the Teacher Scheduled

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White Oak Intermediate will host “Meet the Teacher” Tuesday afternoon, August 14th, from 4:30-5:30. During that time, parents are invited to the student’s classroom to meet their teacher. If you have already purchased your school supplies, please bring them at that time. The school supply lists for 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades are posted right on the blog.

REMINDER: If you wait until the first day of school to bring your supplies, we will have carts ready in the gym. Parents of intermediate students are not allowed to walk students upstairs to the classroom. All intermediate students will go to the gym every morning where teachers will be on duty.

We are eager to meet you!

Intermediate Student Drop-Off Procedures

FIRST POINT: EXPECT VERY LONG LINES AND DELAYS when dropping off and picking up your child.

SECOND POINT: EXPECT LIMITED PARKING SPACES due to construction and improvements being made to our school. This has shifted the parking areas for other campuses to our area.

THIRD POINT: NO parents are allowed upstairs on the intermediate campus. Meet the Teacher will be on August 14th from 4:30-5:30.  If you cannot attend due to your work, a Parent Orientation night will be scheduled soon. School Supplies will be taken in the gym and placed on a cart to be delivered to your child’s classroom once students have been released to go upstairs.

FOURTH POINT: If you have not yet registered your child, there will be no class assignment made until BOTH Online and In-Person documents are completed. Parents will have to wait until teachers and classes have been dismissed from the gym to their classrooms before there will be staff members available to proceed with late registration. PLEASE KNOW: This may not take place until around 8:10 a.m.


Here are the student drop-off procedures that parents will need to review and know before the first day of school on Thursday morning, August 16th. There are lanes that specify BUSES ONLY, and there are lanes designated for CARS. Please watch the video below for how to use these.  Parents with Primary students ONLY will need to drop 0ff primary students on the Lower Level of the building which is the Primary Campus. Parents may not drop off students and allow them to walk across Roughneck Drive due to safety issues and construction congestion. Students may not be dropped off in the Intermediate School parking lot and allowed to walk across the parking lot to the sidewalk. This is very dangerous for your child. Students should never be dropped off earlier than 7:15. There is no school personnel available to supervise students at that time, and they will be completely unattended. Doors to the building open at 7:30.

THIS VIDEO WILL TELL YOU EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT DROP-OFF.