Kindergarten Roundup Information Needed

If you have a child who will be entering Pre-K (age 4 by September 1st) or kindergarten (age 5 by September 1st) please complete a “Pre-K – Kindergarten Round-Up” packet. The packets are available for pick up in front of our administration building or on our website at www.woisd.net. If you cannot return the packet but intend to enroll, please notify Mrs. Koonce at [email protected]. The data we receive from “Round-Up” is essential for planning for staffing and building use.

Claire Koonce
Principal
White Oak Primary School
903-291-2160

School Closure Update Information

March 25, 2020

Dear Parents/Guardians:

Due to the mandatory shelter in place that has been issued beginning tomorrow evening, Thursday, March 26th through Thursday, April 9th, we have prepared new learning packets that have been added to the pick-up areas. The 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade packets are available for pick up underneath the covered sidewalk at the main entrance beginning tonight, March 25th after 7:00 pm.

Teachers have also provided links to educational resources on their blogs, but in case you do not have internet access or your student does not have a device, the work packets are an option. Please feel free to use the packets and available online resources at your discretion.

We still miss our students terribly, but our hope is that everyone stays healthy in the coming days. As this situation evolves we will keep you updated on a prospective return. We will remain Roughneck strong!

Sincerely,

Jennifer Rock
Principal

School Closure Update

White Oak Community,

Gregg County is now in a mandatory shelter in place beginning tomorrow night Thursday, March 26th and running through Thursday, April 9th.

The earliest that staff would return to school would be April 10th.  The earliest that students would return is April 13th.  These dates are subject to change.
*White Oak ISD will continue the ‘meal program’ as well as continuity of educational resources on-line and hard copy.  Campus administration is currently working to disseminate additional materials and information.
*Only essential personnel will be on campus.
Thank you for your continued support during these very challenging times.
Brian Gray
Superintendent of Schools
Details of the order are below:

1. You may leave your home, but limit your activities. All individuals should shelter at their place of residence, except for essential activities and business. Additionally, to the extent individuals use shared indoor or outdoor space, they should maintain social distancing of at least 6 feet. All travel, except essential travel and essential activities, is prohibited. Travel into and out of the city is still allowed to perform essential activities, operate essential businesses, or maintain essential governmental functions.

2. To the extent individuals use shared indoor or outdoor space, they should maintain social distancing of at least 6 feet. All travel, except essential travel and essential activities, is prohibited. Travel into and out of the City is still allowed to perform essential activities, operate essential businesses, or maintain essential governmental functions.

3. The Shelter-in-Place orders also direct businesses, except essential businesses, to cease all activities except minimum basic operations. All essential businesses are strongly encouraged to remain open. However, even essential businesses are encouraged to determine essential staff necessary to operate and to send non-essential staff home. To the greatest extent feasible, essential businesses shall comply with social distancing requirements. Essential businesses include a variety of different types of businesses that provide essential goods and services for the community, such as healthcare, grocery stores, gas stations, hardware stores, banks, laundromats, transportation, media, construction, and several others detailed within the directive.

Essential businesses will continue to operate. Non-essential businesses should not continue to operate except for minimal, basic operations. See full list of essential businesses at this link.

Updated School Closure Meal Information

School Closure Meal Information (Updated March 19th)

White Oak ISD will continue to provide meals for students during the Covid-19 (Coronavirius) closure. Please see the information below.

Beginning Wednesday, March 18, 2020:

WOISD will offer meals to ALL students in the district. Meals will be served in a ‘drive through’ format from 11am-12 pm daily. Guardians/students are asked to drive through in front of the secondary (HS/MS) cafeteria on White Oak Road. Meals will be hand delivered to each vehicle. All school aged children will receive a meal. ** Beginning on Monday, March 23rd, breakfast items will be placed in the lunch sacks for the kids to have the following morning.
For those guardians/students that are not able to ‘pick-up’ we will home deliver meals beginning at 12-noon each day. Please call the following number (903-291-2090) or e-mail [email protected] no later than 10am on Wednesday morning March 18th so that we can get an approximate number of meals needed. Please make sure to include an address and any pertinent information.
School meals will be offered to students on the following dates during the current Covid-19 closure:
Friday, March 20th
Monday, March 23rd
Tuesday, March 24th
Wednesday, March 25th
Thursday, March 26th
Friday, March 27th
Monday, March 30th
Tuesday, March 31st
Wednesday, April 1st
Thursday April 2nd
Friday, April 3rd

Thank you for your continued support of White Oak ISD. Go Roughnecks!

Update on School Closure

White Oak ISD Community,

Due to the Covid-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, today Governor Greg Abbott
announced that all schools in Texas will be closed until midnight on April 3 rd , with
a tentative reopen date of Monday, April 6 th . Therefore, White Oak ISD will
remain closed until that time.
Please note that this is a very fluid situation, and this could be extended depending
upon recommendations the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS),
the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and so-forth.
White Oak ISD will continue the distance learning plan developed by campus
administration to try and have a continued educational process. Please check
campus webpages, Facebook, blogs etc., for any updated information.
Please know that we are looking at every possible ramification that these decisions
will have on our students moving forward. We will keep their needs and interests
in the forefront of that decision-making process.
We apologize for the inconvenience that this may cause and the disruption of
routine, but the health and well being of all Roughnecks will always be our guiding
compass.
Please continue to check the White Oak ISD website, Facebook pages, blogs and
other local news outlets for updates.

Brian Gray-Superintendent of Schools
White Oak ISD
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