Info regarding work packets

In the midst of developing events, we are requesting that parents keep work packets at home until further notice. This alleviates the need for parents to get out, drive to the school, and deposit them in the grade-level boxes. This will also minimize unnecessary contact outside the house. Thank you for understanding, and mostly thank you for assisting our campus in every effort to continue to provide educational opportunities for students.

Finished Work Packets

If you are able, we would love for you to return any completed packet work to us. There are boxes on a table at the entrance of the Intermediate Campus where you can place your child(ren)’s completed packets. We appreciate all the time and effort you have spent with your child(ren) while we are schooling at home. Teachers are excited to see all of the hard work they have done. Please make sure that all completed work is labeled with your child(ren)’s name together with their homeroom teacher’s name. Thank you so much!

COVID-19 Update

Yesterday, Tuesday, March 31st, Governor Abbott extended the school closure period for Texas school districts through May 4th.  White Oak ISD will comply with this order. Tentatively students will return to school on Tuesday, May 5th. We will continue to follow future guidance from the Governor, CDC, T.E.A., County Judge, etc. and will disseminate ASAP.

White Oak ISD will continue with the ‘continuity of education’ plan both hard-copy and online for as long as it is practical (through the end of May as needed).  We are attempting to balance the need of keeping our students engaged in the learning process and the logistical, real-life issues facing parents and guardians in our community.  

White Oak class of 2020:   Our heart is breaking for each of you and we understand that this is a difficult time.  Please know that we are exploring every option that we can think of to try and give closure for y’all.  At this point, we are not sure if UIL activities can/will resume (currently shut down until May 4th) but we will update as we can.  We WILL have some sort of graduation ceremony, although at this point we are not sure what that might look like….perhaps a virtual ceremony to begin with and an ‘actual’ ceremony at a later date.  We want to give each of you your moment. We will update.

The lunch/breakfast program will continue uninterrupted.

Thank you for your continued support during these very challenging times.  I know it is difficult for everyone. Please know that White Oak ISD is trying to make the best decisions we can that benefit our kiddos and community during these very fluid and changing times.  Please stay safe, healthy and continue to follow CDC recommendations.

Go, Roughnecks!

Brian Gray-Superintendent of Schools

White Oak ISD

The HOME of Roughneck PRIDE!

BrainPop

Click on the picture to go to BrainPop.  Once there, follow the directions below.

  1.  Click on “Enter Code” at the top.
  2. Enter Mrs. Hunter’s Team Code:  playful6961
  3. Log in with your personal account or create a new account.
  4. Explore!
  5. Don’t forget your username and password!  You will need them the next time you visit BrainPop.

Let’s ZOOM again!

I enjoyed seeing the faces of those of you who joined in on our first ZOOM meeting, so let’s do it again!  Come join me this evening (Thursday) at 7:30pm!    If you weren’t able to join before, here’s a helpful video about downloading the ZOOM app.

Please click here to join our ZOOM meeting!

Meeting ID: 592 120 3570

School Closure Update

White Oak Community,

Gregg County is now in a mandatory shelter in place beginning tomorrow night Thursday, March 26th and running through Thursday, April 9th.

The earliest that staff would return to school would be April 10th.  The earliest that students would return is April 13th.  These dates are subject to change.
*White Oak ISD will continue the ‘meal program’ as well as continuity of educational resources on-line and hard copy.  Campus administration is currently working to disseminate additional materials and information.
*Only essential personnel will be on campus.
Thank you for your continued support during these very challenging times.
Brian Gray
Superintendent of Schools
Details of the order are below:

1. You may leave your home, but limit your activities. All individuals should shelter at their place of residence, except for essential activities and business. Additionally, to the extent individuals use shared indoor or outdoor space, they should maintain social distancing of at least 6 feet. All travel, except essential travel and essential activities, is prohibited. Travel into and out of the city is still allowed to perform essential activities, operate essential businesses, or maintain essential governmental functions.

2. To the extent individuals use shared indoor or outdoor space, they should maintain social distancing of at least 6 feet. All travel, except essential travel and essential activities, is prohibited. Travel into and out of the City is still allowed to perform essential activities, operate essential businesses, or maintain essential governmental functions.

3. The Shelter-in-Place orders also direct businesses, except essential businesses, to cease all activities except minimum basic operations. All essential businesses are strongly encouraged to remain open. However, even essential businesses are encouraged to determine essential staff necessary to operate and to send non-essential staff home. To the greatest extent feasible, essential businesses shall comply with social distancing requirements. Essential businesses include a variety of different types of businesses that provide essential goods and services for the community, such as healthcare, grocery stores, gas stations, hardware stores, banks, laundromats, transportation, media, construction, and several others detailed within the directive.

Essential businesses will continue to operate. Non-essential businesses should not continue to operate except for minimal, basic operations. See full list of essential businesses at this link.

Virtual Fraction Manipulatives

In our study of fractions, the manipulatives that we use in class are pattern blocks and fraction tiles.  The picture below will take you to a website where the kids can use fraction tiles and circles to make all kinds of discoveries such as equivalent fractions, adding/ subtracting fractions, modeling & identifying improper fractions & mixed numbers, and comparing & ordering fractions.  Not only can the fraction pieces on the site be moved or manipulated, but there is also a work space with a drawing tool that the kids can use to write the equations or fractions that they’ve modeled.  They can then take a picture of their work and email it, or even post it on their blog!  It is also a wonderful resource to use when working on fraction homework!  To check it out, click on the picture of the fraction tiles below.

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