Parents Drop Off Students at Crosswalk

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. 

Principal Addresses Dress Code

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.

Dress Code

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

Expect Delays Today

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.