March 27, 2020
Message from the Superintendent - District Closure Extended
To follow the guidance from our city, county and state officials, White Settlement ISD will not resume classes on Monday, April 6. When health officials determine it is safe to resume school, we will inform you and provide you with a date a week in advance. We do not know at this time when school will reconvene. We miss our students greatly and can't wait to see them again!
At Home Learning
WSISD and our schools will communicate with you frequently so we can continue to partner and provide the best education for your child. We have created an At-Home Learning section on our website so students may continue learning virtually and families have the resources to support them.
We will continue to communicate via Skylert, our website, and social media. Please check your email frequently. Our teachers will useSchoolStatus to communicate with parents, providing you with regular text messages and phone calls. SchoolStatus text messages give you an option to “STOP” messages. We realize you've received a lot of messages via SchoolStatus by our team members, but please know that if you opt-out of the messages you could be missing important information from all teachers. That phone number enables you to reach your child's teachers with any questions.
Our fifth through 12th grade teachers will primarily use Canvas to communicate with your child and post assignments. We encourage you to follow the district's social media as well as your campus and teacher/classroom social media pages. They're a great way to stay connected in our community during this time of social distancing.
Academic Expectations Moving Forward
We will provide communication in the near future regarding expectations for classwork, grading and more. Our goal will continue to be that the first priority of our parents is to take care of your family and yourselves. Although school looks different now, we WILL continue to be in the business of educating your children and empowering our Brewer Bears.
Technology (Grades Kindergarten-4)
Families in grades K-4 will have an opportunity to check out a district device. This will be limited to one per family.
Please know that all assignments in grades kindergarten through fourth grade do not require a laptop. However, the district wants to meet the learning needs of all students and give families an opportunity to check a laptop. Click here for details.
Fifth and Sixth Grade Virtual Learning
As we continue with remote learning, White Settlement ISD would like to ensure all students in grades five and six have an opportunity to pick up a laptop for at home learning online that begins April 6. Instruction for grades five and six will be online in Canvas at that time. Click here for details regarding the deployment of technology to these students the week of March 30.
Our website, https://www.wsisd.com/apps/pages/COVID-19_Information, includes all of the information you need to stay informed and encouraged as we all work together as a community to not just survive COVID-19 but thrive despite these circumstances. We've got this! Go Bears!
Superintendent Frank Molinar