Dear Ed White Families,
Welcome back! Teachers and staff have spent the last weeks busily preparing for our students' arrival. Although the staff at White is exceptionally committed and capable, your continued collaboration and support is the most critical component of your child's success. Below is some important information which should help us to communicate more effectively during our return.
Our school hours for 2016-2017 are from 8:20-3:25 daily. Students may be dropped off beginning at 7:30 each morning. Please be prepared to wait with your child if you arrive prior to 7:30 because there is no adult supervision before that time. Breakfast will be served in the cafeteria from 7:30-8:10. Students arriving after 8:20 are counted tardy and must be admitted to class through the office. Adults (other than a parent or legal guardian) who are picking up students directly from campus must have a photo id and written permission to do so on file. To ensure that we are taking every safety precaution, no student will be released to an unauthorized adult.
Our instructional time with our students is precious. Please schedule health care appointments outside the school day whenever possible. Note that no student will be called from class for parent pickup after 3:10 due to safety/manpower restrictions. Thanks in advance for your understanding.
We encourage you to visit campus often to meet with a teacher, volunteer in a classroom, or eat with your child. Information regarding your child’s classroom schedule, academic expectations, and available services will be linked to classroom teachers’ Teacherweb sites, which can be accessed from http://www.neisd.net/white/. Teachers are available for conferences during their daily conference time and before or after school as mutually convenient. They are not able to meet at other times because they are responsible for the instruction and direct supervision of a classroom. All visitors to campus must check in at the office and present a photo id to be scanned through our Raptorware security system. Lines can be atypically long at the start of each new school year, so please plan accordingly.
Your child will be bringing home a Student-Parent folder during the initial week of school containing important information to include the Student-Parent Handbook, Student Code of Conduct, cafeteria meal plans, and so on. Please watch for an additional email from me reviewing the contents of this folder so that these crucial items are on file for your child. If you have "last minute" shopping to do, an additional copy of the NEISD supply lists in English and Spanish can be accessed by clicking on "Academic" up above.
You will receive regular newsletters and email updates from me as principal to include additional courtesy electronic copies of informational fliers which have been sent home with your child. If you are not receiving these communications directly, please contact Nora Rodriguez, data processor, to ensure that you are registered. However, should you need information or assistance at any time please feel free to contact our assistant principals, Bethany Lorge (6th grade), Elizabeth Washington (7th grade), Anthony Allen (8th grade), or me directly. Your welcomes and kind words have been very much appreciated during my transition to Ed White. I look forward to working with each of you to ensure that your child has a safe and successful school year! Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or 210-356-5900 if I can ever be of service. Thanks.
Dr. Brent Brummet