Whitehouse Independent School District

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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.

If you are enrolling a student in PreK, you will need to go to the appropriate campus beginning August 5th to apply for PreK.

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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Federal Programs Parent Meeting

Thursday, June 25, 2020 via Zoom
12:00PM
6:00PM (repeat)

You are invited to attend an informational meeting concerning the School Wide/Title, Special Education and ESL programs at Cain, Brown, Higgins and Stanton-Smith. Title and Special Education are federally funded programs. The English as a Second Language (ESL) program is funded by the state. Staff members will explain the programs and how the programs benefit students. Planning concerning next year’s services will also be discussed. For more information contact Jaculyn Zigtema, Director of Special Education or Susanna Campbell, Director of Instructional Programs by phone at (903) 839-5500 or by email at zigtemaj@whitehouseisd.org or campbells@whitehouseisd.org.
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New Information for 2020 WISD Graduation Ceremony

Families, please click the headline to read a statement from Whitehouse High School concerning graduating protocol, including gate assignments, seating, health screening, and more.

The health screening survey MUST BE COMPLETED BY 1PM ON GRADUATION DAY.

If you need assistance, please call (903)839-5551.
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Previous Information: 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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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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