Whitehouse Independent School District

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Update: WISD Commencement Ceremony - May 29, 2020

Update: In response to today's (5/7/2020) amendment to Governor Greg Abbott's Executive Order, Whitehouse ISD will move the graduation ceremony back to Friday, May 29th at 9:00 PM at Wildcat Stadium. Today, Thursday, May 7th, the Governor amended his Tuesday, May 5th Executive Order which restricted outdoor graduations in non-rural counties prior to June 1.
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Registration open for families new to Whitehouse ISD

Whitehouse families:
New student registration for the 2020-2021 school year is now open. Visit the registration page (link below) on our website for further information.
Students finishing the 2019-2020 school year in WISD will automatically be enrolled in WISD for the 2020-2021 school year.
RETURNING STUDENT(S) VERIFICATION WILL BEGIN IN JULY VIA FAMILY ACCESS.
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WISD Board of Trustees votes to implement the Guardian Plan

The Whitehouse ISD Board of Trustees approved policy that will allow board authorized personnel only to possess a concealed firearm while on campus. At a special called meeting Monday, May 18th, the board addressed school safety and approved the Guardian Plan. WISD believes everyone has the right to a safe and caring environment. The Guardian Plan will ensure an effective and timely response to emergency situations. In Texas there are just over 1,000 school districts and more than 30% of those currently authorize employees to carry a firearm according to a 2018 survey by the Texas Association of School Boards.
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Special Board Meeting for Monday, May 18, 2020

The WISD Board of Trustees will host a special board meeting on Monday, May 18th to consider the Guardian Plan.

Zoom meeting information can be found on the School Board page under Minutes and Agenda. Meeting time begins at 6pm.
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WISD 4th Nine Weeks Grading Plan

At the School Board Meeting on May 11th, Whitehouse ISD announced its grade modification plan due to COVID-19. Although district staff and administrators did a fantastic job of connecting students to the internet, providing technology for online work, and providing online instruction, there are still some students who for various reasons were unable to participate with online learning. The plan below provides both grace and accountability in calculating the fourth nine weeks average. Several plans from other districts were vetted by WISD staff prior to developing this plan. This plan provides incentive to those students who are engaged with online learning.
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April 17th Update Regarding Extended School Closure

Whitehouse ISD will comply with Governor Greg Abbott's order to close school for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year.

Today, Friday, April 17th, the Governor announced the statewide closure of schools for the remainder of the school year in a continued effort to fight COVID-19. WISD will continue the online learning platform for students through the end of the academic year, which is Friday, May 29th.

Parents should encourage children to give their very best effort through the end of the school year so we can begin the following year in the best shape possible.

In the coming days, information about graduation, summer school, and other initiatives will be shared to honor our graduating seniors and retiring employees. I applaud the efforts of our staff, parents, students, and community in fighting the coronavirus.

C.S. Lewis said, "Hardships often prepare ordinary people for an extraordinary destiny.” Whitehouse ISD is destined for great days ahead. Thank you all for doing your part to finish strong and join together in fighting COVID-19.
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Eligibility for Free or Reduced Lunch

If your household income has changed because of the COVID-19 National Emergency, you may be eligible for free or reduced priced meals. Please submit an application reflecting the most current income for your household by visiting schoolcafe.com/#/initial.

All families approved for free or reduced priced meals keep that status for the first 30 days of the school year to allow time for a new application to be processed. Our new school year meal application will be available by the end of July.

Contact the School Nutrition Department if you have any questions: 903-839-5658.
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PreKindergarten Application Notice

We are now taking applications for the 2020-2021 WISD PreKindergarten Program. PreKindergarten is an early childhood program which emphasizes academic and social growth. Please use the link below to begin the application process if your student will be 4 years old on or before September 1, 2020, and meets the state PreKindergarten eligibility requirements.
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