White Oak Independent School District
Leading the way to a future ready education
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.
Thank you for your continued support of White Oak ISD!
Archery Update: Archery (National Archery in the Schools Program) has been introduced at the elementary and JH levels during their PE classes. We will continue to shoot periodically throughout the year with these groups during their PE times. We are also exploring other times during the school day for various groups to participate. In an effort to expand the program and allow other age groups and interested students to participate we have scheduled the additional dates/times below so that ANY White Oak student can come and participate.
Wednesday, March 31 After School 4pm-5pm
Wednesday, April 14 After School 4pm-5pm
Wednesday, April 28 After School 4pm-5pm
May 4, 9AM, WOISD Old MS Gym – 1st Annual White Oak ISD (Socially Distanced and COVID-19 Mitigated) National Archery in the Schools Program Archery Tourney
*Please note that this schedule is tentative and subject to change. Parents are encouraged to attend and help. All transportation to and from archery is parental responsibility. Archery will be in the ‘Old Middle School’ gym. Please enter from the back and park in the back parking lot.
Thanks! B. Gray……WOISD Archery Coach Go Roughnecks!
Be sure to catch Roughneck and Ladyneck sports from Roughneck Stadium and E.B. Carrington Gym on NFHS Sports! The entire streaming schedule of events is provided on the NFHS White Oak High School page, including WOMS events.
Click the image below for more details!
If you’re having issues with a live event or if you’re having trouble navigating the site, we recommend filling out a support ticket on the NFHS website. Be sure to include the schools involved, sport, state, and any relevant information. The quickest way to reach NFHS is by filling out a support ticket or through email at email@example.com.
If you prefer the phone, they can be reached during regular business hours (9AM-5PM EST) Monday-Friday @ 877-978-2311*.
**September 1, 2020**
White Oak ISD and the City of White Oak have partnered with White Oak Family Medicine (103 S. White Oak Rd) and will be able to offer Covid-19 testing free of charge to any White Oak ISD personnel or student.
White Oak ISD appreciates the City of White Oak as our financial partner and the ability to offer this service as an option for our school community.
Contact Kelly Johnson, APRN-FNP-C if you determine that you would like to schedule an appointment. 430-625-2001.
White Oak HS Students, Parents and Guardians:
Bus Route information has been emailed to parents. If you have not received that route information, or if you have questions about our bus program, please contact:
Cell Phone Use in Pick up/Drop Off Lines
The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) highlighted notable traffic and criminal laws that went into effect on Sept. 1, 2013.
HB 347 expands the current limitations on wireless communication device (cell phone) use in an active school crossing zone to include the property of a public elementary, middle, or junior high school for which a local authority has designated a school crossing zone. The use will only be restricted during the time a reduced speed limit is in effect for the school crossing zone. Further, it will not apply to vehicles that are stopped, or drivers using a hands-free device or making an emergency call.
This law applies to school pick up/drop off lines as well. For the safety of our children, please do not be on your cell phones while you are driving through the school pickup/drop off lines.
Community and Student Engagement
Texas Education Code §39.0545, as added by House Bill 5, 83rd Texas Legislature, requires all districts to evaluate the district’s performance and the performance of each campus in community and student engagement. All school districts and charters are required to assign a performance rating of Exemplary, Recognized, Acceptable, or Unacceptable to the district and each campus for overall performance and the following categories:
• Fine arts
• Wellness and physical education
• Community and parental involvement
• The 21st Century Workforce Development program
• The second language acquisition program
• The digital learning environment
• Dropout prevention strategies
• Educational programs for gifted and talented students
Find all of WOISD’s Community and Student Engagement Reports here.
Roughneck Radio....classic hits and all things White Oak! Listen here, or get the TuneIn Radio app on Apple and Google Play. Then, search for WOHS-Roughneck Radio!"
New Student Enrollment Information
For families new to WOISD, please download the enrollment information in this folder to guide you through the enrollment process.
Acceptable Forms used to Prove Residence
Documents must be connected to the residence & must
be the current or previous month bill – NO CUT OFF NOTICES will be accepted.
The document must be in the name of the
parent/guardian enrolling the student.
Utility Bill (water-electric-gas-cable-internet services)
Lease and/or Buyers Agreement
(Interim document until resident can provide a bill)
Current Property Tax Receipt or Statement
Applying for Free/Reduced School Meals is now on-line.
Paper copies of the forms are still available at each campus office as well as at registration. Please access the on-line forms by using the link listed below.
Lunch Money Now Information
PARENTS: You may now choose to make a deposit to your child’s lunch account online by clicking here. Please note that there is a $2.50 convenience charge to add money to your child’s account online. The program will be accepting American Express, Discover and PayPal this school year – in addition to the Visa and Mastercard debit/credit methods we have always had.
Check Acceptance Policy
White Oak Independent School District has established the following policy for accepting checks and collecting returned checks:
For a check to be an acceptable form of payment it must include your full and accurate name, address and telephone number. In the event your check is returned for non-payment, the face value will be recovered electronically along with the state allowed recovery fee. Currently this fee is $30.00 however; it is subject to increases as set by the state of Texas.
An alternative payment method has been established in the Child Nutrition Department. Lunch Money Now allows parents access to their student’s individual accounts via the internet. Using a debit or credit card parents can deposit funds directly into their student’s lunch account, view balances and see what their child is buying for lunch. For more information on this program, please visit our website and click on the Lunch Money Now link found on our Home Page and the Nutrition and Menus link.
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