Parent Newsletter

September 25, 2023 - September 29, 2023

Martin Weiss School of Leadership will be a premier school of choice serving the Oak Cliff community with pride and excellence that prepares students to lead both nationally and globally by facilitating data-driven, leadership focused, project-based instruction.

Parent please remember:

If you wish to see the Spanish version of this document or any other language you will need to click on the document the page will reopen under Smore Newsletters. You will then click on the button that will Translate the document to the language you wish to choose. You will find the Translate button either on the top left-hand corner or at the bottom of the document click on the button and chose the language of your choice. If you need any assistance you can call 972-749-4000 Mrs. Martinez will be happy to assist you.

Padres porfavor recuerden:

Si desea ver la versión en español de este documento o cualquier otro idioma tendrá que hacer clic en el documento la página se volverá a abrir en Smore Newsletters. A continuación, haga clic en el botón que traducirá el documento al idioma que desee elegir. Encontrará el botón Traducir (Translate) en la esquina superior izquierda o en la parte inferior del documento haga clic en el botón y elija el idioma de su elección. Si necesita ayuda, puede llamar al 972-749-4000 La Sra. Martinez estará encantado de ayudarle.

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Fall is almost here and we are so excited!!! We have so many fun clubs, organizations, activities, and service projects planned to ensure all our students are growing. We ask for your support with ensuring students arrive everyday on time. When they miss school they miss opportunities to learn, get involved, and lead.

We are celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month from Sept 15th through October 15th. Students may wear traditional attire or the colors that represent a Latin American Country on Fridays.

Please remember if your contact information changes, please contact Ms. Kiser and share with her your new information. Emergencies happen and we need to make sure we have updated contact information from all families.

As a last year, please remember that your child's safety and security is top priority at our campus so all visitors and guests are required to report to the main office and sign-in at arrival. Visitors must also show state identification in order to pick-up students early from school and designated by the parent/custodian in the student's records as having permission to pick-up.

Please feel free to contact the campus if you have questions, concerns, or need our assistance. I look forward to our partnership efforts of growing your child academically, emotionally, and socially.


Principal Merritt

New School Hours

8:00am - 3:20pm


Supervision is not provided for students who arrive prior to 7:30 a.m. Students are not to start arriving before 7:30am because safety is our top priority and students must be monitored/supervised. Breakfast will begin for ALL students at 7:30am.

For the safety of our students, we will no longer allow drop off or pick up of students in the teacher parking lot. This is a safety violation. All drop off and pick up of students will occur in the circular drive.

Students arriving after 8:00 a.m. will be marked TARDY by their teacher.

The instructional day begins at 8:00 a.m. daily and all parents without an appointment or without a need for assistance, are asked to exit the building no later than 7:50 a.m. If a conference with the teacher is needed, please contact the school counselor at (972) 749-4024 to schedule an appointment during the instructor’s conference time.


Pre-K students should enter and exit the building via the rear entrance that leads to the Pre-K hallway.

Kinder, 1st, 2nd , 3rd, 4th, & 5th Grade Students-

Should enter the building through the main doors at the front of the building and go to their designated areas until the instructor arrives to escort them to class. If the student arrives after 8:00 a.m., he/she should get a tardy pass in the main office and then go directly to class.


There will be no early dismissal after 2:30 pm. This is due to an increase in the amount of traffic and for the safety of your child. Any early dismissal requests must be before 2:30pm Monday - Friday.

  • Make arrangements for students when they are dismissed from school.
  • Pre-Kindergarten through Fifth grade students are dismissed at 3:20 p.m. daily.
  • All students should be picked up no later than 3:35 p.m. as a safety precaution as there will be no staff members available to supervise your child.

Dismissal Procedures

Pre-K students without a sibling attending our school must be picked up from their Pre-K classroom by the parent/guardian and sign-out the child with the teacher.

PreK parents must enter and exit at the rear door of the PreK hallway.

Pre-K students who will be picked up by a sibling that attends our school will be picked up from the classroom then go to the car rider spot in the auditorium, or bus riders, or the walker line.

K-5 grade level students that ride the bus are released to board the district school bus.

K-5 car riders will be held inside the auditorium until the parent arrives via the car/bus loading area in front of the building to pick-up the child. Student will NOT be released to parents that walk-up to the front door of the building. Only parents that have a vehicle in the car/bus loading area will be allowed to pick-up their child from the main entrance area. Students may NOT walk across the lawn to meet parents on the service road. This is a safety concern.

K-5 grade level students that walk home are released at 3:20 p.m. via the side entrance of the building and are allowed to walk home on their own. The crossing guard will assist student walkers as they cross to the other side of the street.

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Clear Backpack Requirement

Bus Schedules

Power School Sign Up

Power School Parent Portal is a valuable resource available for parents/guardians to monitor grades, attendance and behavior. It also allows parents/guardians to communicate with their child’s teacher(s).

To use these features and many more, follow the 5 steps listed below:

1. Receive Access ID and Password from the child’s school (will need to show identification at the school) - Parents can contact Ms. Kiser @ for this information.

2. Go to

3. On the Student and Parent Sign In page, Click on “Create Account” tab

4. In the bottom right corner, Click on “Create Account”

5. Enter required information for you and your child(ren)

For returning parents/guardians follow the 4 steps below:

1. Go to

2. Click on “Sign in”

3. Enter Username and Password

If you have forgotten your password, Click on “Forgot Username

or Password?” tab

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September 15th - October 15th : National Hispanic Heritage Month
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Dear parents/guardians,

We continue to bring awareness to childhood obesity by emphasizing the numerous benefits of keeping your children active.

See what the CDC has to say about this:

Move More as a Family

Physically active youth have stronger muscles and bones, better cardiovascular fitness, and lower body fat than those who are inactive. Children aged 3–5 years should be physically active throughout the day. Children aged 6–17 years need at least 60 minutes of physical activity every day.

Help your children move more and meet the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans [PDF-422KB] by making it a family affair. Walking the family pet before and after school, riding bikes, and having races in the yard all count toward physical activity. Active chores, such as washing the car, vacuuming a room, or raking leaves, also count.

Please consider incorporating physical activity into your child’s daily routine. It’s an investment in their long-term health and well-being.


Nurse Gramajo.

Estimados padres/tutores,

Continuamos creando conciencia sobre la obesidad infantil al enfatizar los numerosos beneficios de mantener a sus hijos activos.

Vea lo que la CDC tienen que decir sobre esto:

Muévete más en familia

Los jóvenes que hacen actividad física tienen músculos y huesos más fuertes, mejor condición cardiovascular y menor grasa corporal que los niños que no hacen actividad física. Los niños de 3 a 5 años deben realizar actividad física durante todo el día. Los niños de 6 a 17 años necesitan al menos 60 minutos de actividad física todos los días.

Ayude a sus hijos a moverse más y cumplir con las Pautas de actividad física para estadounidenses convirtiéndolo en un asunto familiar. Pasear a su mascota antes y después de la escuela, andar en bicicleta y correr en el jardín cuentan como actividad física. Las tareas activas, como lavar el coche, pasar la aspiradora por una habitación o rastrillar las hojas, también cuentan.

Por favor, considere incorporar la actividad física en la rutina diaria de su hijo. Es una inversión en su salud y bienestar a largo plazo.


Enfermera Gramajo.

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Gifted & Talent Program News






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Parent Request for Counseling Services

Are you concerned about your child and need to speak with the school counselor?

Ms. Daniels can be reached at

If an emergency, please call 911.

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Directions for the Angel Tree Application

It will ask "Have you already started an application?" click No

Next it will ask " Do you have an Invitation Code? " click No

Enter your zipcode and complete the application.

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Are you struggling to pay for your water bill? WE CAN HELP! Apply now for our water assistance program.


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Comuníquese con nuestro programa especial de asistencia.


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