Following an administrative meeting this afternoon, it has been decided that ALL White Oak District campuses (high school, middle school, intermediate school, and primary school) will be closed Thursday, December 14th, and Friday, December 15th. This decision was made in the best interest and health considerations for our students, faculty, and staff members.
There will be NO outside activities of any kind (i.e. Select Volleyball, choir, Boys and Girls Club, etc.). NO ONE will be allowed in the building during these four days.
We will return to school on Monday, December 18th, and we will follow the original schedule that has been set in place for next week. Christmas Parties will remain on the same days and at the same times. Early Release times for Tuesday and Wednesday will remain at 12:15 for Intermediate students.
Because all outside activities have been canceled, our students will NOT be caroling at the local banks. Instead, the select choir will perform on Tuesday morning at 8:45, and parents are invited to attend and may check out their students at the end of the performance.
We look forward to seeing a healthier YOU on Monday!
Today is special day for third-grade math teacher, Shawna Casey. It is her birthday. We hope that every third-grade student will take the time to give her a high five and wish her a Happy Birthday.
The one person who keeps us all hopping throughout the year is our school secretary, Karen Drennan. Today is Mrs. Drennan’s birthday, and we certainly want to thank her for all that she does for the intermediate camps. Please stop by and give her a hug and wish her a very Happy Birthday today.
Lori Ferguson has requested that we share that there will be a change in the cafeteria menu for next Wednesday, December 20th. The cafeteria will be serving PIZZA, not hamburgers.
During the last two days, there have been numerous reports of sick students. Some students have experienced symptoms such as high fever, cough, headaches, body aches, and upset stomach. Some students who have been taken to the doctor have been diagnosed with confirmed flu and strep. The school is taking extra precautions with:
- cleaning and disinfecting
- increased focus on hand washing and sanitizing
- frequent reminders of how to cough (into your elbow) to reduce the risk of spreading germs
- frequent reminders to not share drinks, food, pencils that have been in other’s mouths, etc.
Parents, please help us control the spreading of these viruses by keeping sick students home until they are free of all fever for 24 hours. We appreciate your support.
The Intermediate Select Choir is scheduled to perform at Citizens National Bank in downtown Longview on December 14th from 10:45 – 11:45 am.
Feel free to attend and support these talented students. We are sure that they would appreciate your presence.