It has been brought to the attention of the elementary campuses that parents are dropping off their children in various spots in the parking lot, itself. This is a highly congested location in the mornings, and the possibility of a student being hit by a car while trying to walk across to the sidewalk is increased during these times. The safety of our students is of utmost importance. Parents will need to drop off all students at the crosswalk located at the end of the car driving lanes or along the sidewalk each morning.
Mrs. Rock recently addressed the White Oak Intermediate Dress Code on her Principal’s Blog. Here is her post for parents and students who have not yet subscribed to her blog.
Today I visited with all staff and students concerning the Intermediate dress code. My hope is that everyone is aware of our current dress code and that we do not have to address any violations. Any student violating dress code will have to leave the learning environment in order to address the issue. Since our focus is on learning, we want them in class. The dress code can be viewed in its entirety on our district and campus website, but here are a few common violations we want to avoid:
- No tank tops, muscle shirts, racer-back tops/dresses, spaghetti strap tops/dresses, or strapless tops/dresses
- Shorts, skirts, and dresses will not be shorter than the fingertips in a normal standing position – Bike shorts may be worn underneath in order to meet dress code as long as the outside garment in question is at a reasonable length
- Girls may wear leggings as long as the shirt worn extends to at least fingertip length or below
- Torn or ripped clothing is prohibited
- Boys’ hair will not extend below the eyebrows, below the earlobes or below the top of a tee shirt
- Unnatural color or color variation in hair is prohibited
- Avoid geometric or unusual patterns shaved or cut in the hair
- Spiked hair, Mohawks, and Faux hawks are prohibited
- Male students cannot wear earrings or ear studs
The dress code is a guideline to acceptable attire and cannot be considered completely exclusive. Therefore, when other forms of dress are deemed inappropriate for reasons not listed, the administration will address the violation. In matters of opinion, the judgment of the administration will prevail.
Several students still have variations of color in their hair from the summer months. Please make sure that by Monday, August 28th, all color has been removed from the student’s hair.
Thank you in advance for your help in ensuring that our focus is on learning,
Jennifer Rock, Principal
Happy Birthday to Marcus Camp today. We hope that today is a great day and brings you all the best.
He’s every fifth grader’s superhero, and on Sunday he will celebrate his birthday. We are fortunate to have this teacher as a role model for our students and as an unbridled science teacher. Happy Early Birthday, Billy McBride.
Our Food Services Department, led by Lori Ferguson, tries to keep students and parents informed of upcoming meals to be served. Links to these menus are posted on the right sidebar of this blog. Because parents and teachers are extremely busy right now, we are posting the menus here as well. It is important that our children eat a healthy lunch. Thank you, White Oak Food Services, for making sure that this happens.