Even though we have very organized and specific procedures in place for dismissal and student pick-up, intermediate parents need to be mindful that there are 18 classes of primary students who will be dismissing only twenty minutes prior to intermediate dismissal. Many of these students have never been to school and this will result in congestion for about the first week of school. Bus drivers will be delivering new students to new addresses. The buses will be later arriving back to pick up our intermediate students. This will also result in your students arriving home a little later than usual the first week.
THEREFORE, INTERMEDIATE PARENTS – EXPECT DELAYS THE FIRST WEEK.
We want our parents informed and prepared for intermediate pickup, and each parent needs to become familiar with the TWO dismissal procedures that will be followed throughout the year. The video below illustrates and states the procedures that students and their parents will follow at the end of each day. If everyone will review and know these procedures, we are confident that we can keep our students, your children, safe.
THIS VIDEO WILL TELL YOU EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT PICK-UP.
CLASS PICTURES will be Monday, May 1 for Intermediate classes and Tuesday, May 2 for Primary classes. An order envelope will be sent home with your child today. If you would like to order a picture of the entire class, please place $10 CASH ONLY in the envelope that was sent home and return to your student’s homeroom teacher by Friday, May 5th. If you do not have the envelope that was sent home, just place your student’s name and their homeroom teacher’s name on an envelope and place the cash inside.
Students will receive an 8 x 10 class picture and a 5 x 7 fun shot with their $10 order.
Pam Cranford works quietly and diligently “behind the scenes” to make sure our students have the very best opportunity to succeed. We are all so grateful for all she does! If you see Pam Cranford today, please take the time to wish her a very Happy Birthday!
Teaching our students how to navigate our digital world is a priority at White Oak Intermediate School. We are blessed to be in a district that embraces the power and privilege of using technology to learn and collaborate with others. We also recognize that power and privilege come with the need to understand the responsibility of the consequences of our actions when using the internet. Students at White Oak Intermediate School complete a comprehensive course in Digital Citizenship to earn their web license. Each year, they review the essentials of being a good digital citizen to get their license re-issued. This year, instruction was enhanced through the curriculum provided by Common Sense Media. The tools provided by Common Sense make the perfect companion for parents and guardians who are looking for information and ideas to help keep their children safe while online. Be sure to check them out!
This is a great resource from Common Sense Media on the issue of cyberbullying. This site has 23 FAQ, 10 articles and 10 videos. The resources can be explored by age to make it easier for you to find items relevant to your child’s age(s).
The final tickets for this year’s cookie dough fundraiser have been drawn. The winners are Tyler P. Gracye M., Jessica M., Carter G., Gavin S., and Denali G. A huge thanks to all who participated in making this a successful fund raising event!
Minion photo from http://bit.ly/minionwinners CC attribution license.