Parent Newsletter

May 9 - May 13

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. Cotter 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. Cotter estará encantado de ayudarle.

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Thank you for all your support during teacher appreciation week. The teachers loved every card, flower, snack, and gift. We sincerely appreciate you going above and beyond to show our teachers how much they mean to you and your student.

This week is STAAR test week!!! Your young leader has prepared so hard all year for this week. We believe in them and their ability to succeed.

We truly thank you and appreciate you as a parent of Weiss. Please know that if you have any concerns, worries or just questions, we are here to help you. Call us at 972-749-4000. Thank you again!!! Have a wonderful week.


Principal Merritt

No Tardies and Perfect Attendance

Parents we really need your help with attendance. Students are to arrive on campus by 7:45am everyday. When students are tardy they are missing out on how we develop and educate the whole student. When your child is late is causes stress and anxiety because they enter a classroom that has already started instruction. Tardiness requires your child to play catch up as a way to start their day.

Perfect attendance is a goal for all of our students. We understand emergencies happen and students are sometimes ill. If your child is not experiencing an illness with fever or COVID related symptoms, we ask that they come to school.

If your student has 0 tardy slips & 0 absences, they will be eligible for FREE DRESS FRIDAY at the end of the grading cycle!!!!!


Attendance Committee

Arrival & Dismissal Updates for Drop Off & Pick Up

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 are not to start arriving before 7:15am because safety is our top priority and students must be monitored/supervised.

When parents drop their students off before staff arrives, it becomes a safety concern.

Also, parents must ensure that their student(s) enter the building in the designated grade-level entry ways. This is to support an orderly transition and mitigate the spread of COVID.

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.

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Appreciation Dates for Weiss Staff

May 11th School Nurse Appreciation Day

May 23rd-27th Instructional Coach Appreciation Week

Important STAAR Testing Dates - Please avoid outside appointments on these dates!!!

Tuesday, May 10th: 3rd-5th Grade Math

Wednesday, May 11th: 3rd- 5th Grade Reading

Thursday, May 12th: 5th Grade Science

Awards Day Schedule

Pk: Monday, May 23rd 8:30am - 10am

Kinder: Monday, May 23rd 1:00pm – 2:30 pm

1st & FLS Mills: Wednesday, May 25th 8:30am-9:30am

2nd: Wednesday, May 25th 10:30am - 11:30am

3rd & FLS Scales: Wednesday, May 25th 1:00pm – 2:00pm

4th & FLS Harris: Thursday, May 26th 8:30am – 9:30am

5th & FLS Harris: Thursday, May 26 1:00pm – 2:30pm

Students Last Day of School - May 27th

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Allergy Season Help!!!!!

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Summer Learning in Dallas ISD

End of the Year Awards Day


Please complete the form sent home on Friday, April 28th and return to your child’s teacher to reserve seats for the awards ceremony. For the safety of all families, we are limiting 2 seats per child. We are asking all families to complete the attached form and return to help us plan for all in attendance. If you are not able to attend, please return the form stating you will not able to attend as well. We thank you so much. If you have any questions, please call our main office at 972-749-4000.

If you would like to complete the google form to reserve your seat you can do that by clicking the link below:



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May is Mental Health Awareness Month

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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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Weiss Leader in Me Program

Your child will learn about the importance of being an effective leader and finding their voice. Students will spend the first 15 minutes of the morning learning the habits of highly effective people, developing academic and personal goals, and organization with their own leadership notebook.

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Turn Around Agenda Resources

City of Dallas resources

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Campus Rating

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We are Committed to Providing Excellent Customer Service

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