Welcome to Whiteman Elementary School!
Dear Whiteman Families,
We have had a great first week of school here at Whiteman Elementary! I want to thank you for taking the time to come to our Open House this past Tuesday and for being so supportive and helpful with your children at arrival and dismissal. As we head into our first full week of school next week, I'd like to share a few pieces of information. Please take a moment to sign and return the following: Technology Use, Video/Photograph Permission, Student Handbook Acknowledgment, Title I Compact and Military Family Life Counselor forms. Our student handbook can be found in the 'Important Documents' section on the left hand side of our school web page. Please review the handbook as a family. As we look ahead, please know that each Wednesday school lets out at 2:00 p.m. so that staff can plan for instruction in support of students. Please adjust your schedules accordingly. Beginning on August 29, all students will take our STAR Reading and Math tests. We give these tests three times each year so that we can target our instruction and measure student progress. The next break in our schedule occurs on September 5 when all KNSD schools will be closed for the Labor Day Holiday. In the meantime, I want to ask all parents to be consistent with your child's morning arrival and afternoon dismissal plan at school. This is particularly true at afternoon dismissal. While we honor emergency requests, please limit the times you call the school to change afternoon transportation plans for your child. For example, if your child rides a car home, try to keep that routine throughout the course of the year. Small children often get confused and safety issues increase with frequent changes like this. Also, if your child attends our Pre-K or Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) Program, please wait to bring your child into school until our yellow ECSE buses arrive just before 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Our Pre-K and ECSE Teachers will greet your students in the lobby and walk them to class. Lastly, please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions or concerns. We are here to support your children and want to team with you to make 2016-2017 the best school year yet!
All My Best, Principal Mike Wilhoit