Happy 2nd Weekend!

Week 2 of social distancing, with a mandated shelter in place order thrown in, is in the books! I hope all of you are figuring out your new normal, I’m getting there, this week seemed a little easier than last week. I still miss seeing you and getting to teach you in person, that has not changed! I’m going to share a few things you can do this weekend if you need something to help keep you busy!

Most of you probably do not know this about me, but when I was young I wanted to be a dairy farmer, there was a dairy just outside of the town where I grew up. They had a small store where we got our milk in glass jars, that had to be shaken up before you poured a glass to mix the cream back into the milk. One of my favorite field trips as a kid was going to the dairy and seeing how the whole process worked. Little did I know at the time that in order to be a dairy farmer one usually had to be born into a dairy farming family! Even with the realization that I probably was not going to grow up to milk cows, I never passed up an oportunity to visit a dairy farm, below you will find a links where you can visit one too.

https://www.discoverundeniablydairy.com/virtual-field-trip

https://thedairyalliance.com/virtual-field-trip/

If cows are not your thing, how about a virtual tour of the White House

https://www.whitehousehistory.org/digital-library/projects/the-white-house-experience-mobile-app

http://www.whitehousemuseum.org/

Dan Gutman read another book on his FB live this week (you can go to the videos on his page to see both books that he has read)

https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/Author/Dan-Gutman-60020139122/

 

Updated School Closure Information

March 25, 2020

Dear Parents/Guardians:

Due to the mandatory shelter in place that has been issued beginning tomorrow evening, Thursday, March 26th through Thursday, April 9th, we have prepared new learning packets that have been added to the pick-up areas. The 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade packets are available for pick up underneath the covered sidewalk at the main entrance beginning tonight, March 25th after 7:00 pm.

Teachers have also provided links to educational resources on their blogs, but in case you do not have internet access or your student does not have a device, the work packets are an option. Please feel free to use the packets and available online resources at your discretion.

We still miss our students terribly, but our hope is that everyone stays healthy in the coming days. As this situation evolves we will keep you updated on a prospective return. We will remain Roughneck strong!

Sincerely,

Jennifer Rock
Principal

A Message From Our Superintendent

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. https://www.longviewtexas.gov/4008/Essential-vs-Non-Essential