The White Oak ISD Board of Trustees decided to continue with the current guidelines that require students and staff to wear face coverings at school. Last week, the Texas Education Agency passed the responsibility of that decision to every school board in the state. However, TEA did not adjust their ‘Public Health Guidance’ and are still requiring contact tracing and so-forth. If WOISD decided to make masks optional, any positive case could result in large numbers of student and staff quarantines. We certainly know that not everyone will agree with the decision, but we want to do everything we can to provide a safe environment for our teachers, staff and students.
While all of us are tired of wearing face coverings and ready to get back to ‘normal’, we do feel like this is the most responsible decision at this time. We will continue to monitor the number of COVID cases on our campuses and in our area (particularly the time period after spring break), continue with the vaccine program for our staff, and will address the topic again at a later date. It is our desire to loosen mitigation protocols, in a safe fashion, as soon as is feasible.
White Oak ISD students and staff have done an amazing job of following the current guidelines to help prevent the spread of the virus, keep school in session, and continue many of the programs and activities for our students. We could not have done it without the support from the parents and community! We thank you for that and appreciate it more than you know. We have all worked together to get through this pandemic and hopefully we get back to ‘normal’ very soon.
Intermediate students will begin their dismissal procedures as soon as Primary has finished their dismissal procedures. Primary students dismiss at an earlier time and will usually be finished before intermediate students come downstairs. Remember, however, many primary students have never been to school and do not know their addresses. This delay will correct itself in a few days. Until that time, EXPECT DELAYS for Intermediate students.
Yesterday, it took Intermediate 10-15 minutes tops to get all of the intermediate students either on the bus or in a car that was in the pickup line. Parents should not park and get out of their vehicles because students will not be dismissed except by these two procedures. This will only result in more time spent because it will be necessary for you to get back in the car pickup line.
If you would prefer for your child to ride a bus home instead of waiting in the long car pickup line, please contact Scott Stagner or let the Intermediate office know.
Yes, it’s true. Pam Cranford is celebrating another birthday today. Where else would she choose to celebrate except at White Oak Intermediate?
Click the link below for instructions that will guide you through the Online Registration process that opens today for returning students. Online Registration must be completed before teacher placement/schedules will be given at In Person Registration.
At least one parent must attend In Person Registration on August 6 (8:30 am – 4:30 pm) or August 7 (8:30 am – 12:00 noon). In Person Registration will be much quicker if Online Registration is completed before In Person Registration.
Instructions for 2015-16 Online Registration
Online Registration opens Monday, July 28, 2014. The Online Registration process is REQUIRED for all returning WOISD students. Click the link below for step-by-step instructions to guide you in completing the Online Registration for your child(ren).
Online Registration Instructions
Online Registration must be completed before teacher placement will be given at In Person Registration. At least one parent must attend In Person Registration on August 6 (8:30 AM – 4:30 PM) or August 7 (8:30 AM – 4:30 PM). Proof of Residency documentation must be presented at In Person Registration in order to complete the registration process. Acceptable forms of Proof of Residency are: Property Tax Receipts or Statements, Current Lease or Buyer Agreement, Current Utility Bill.
Below is a link to the FACTS PAGE in regards to the Bond Referendum. Please look at the following link for information about the Bond.
Mark your calendars! There will be an Open House to tour the High School and the Field House on Thursday, April 10th from 6:00-8:30 pm and on Sunday, April 13th from 12:30-2:45 pm. There will also be a Town Hall meeting on Sunday, April 13th from 3:00-4:00 pm.