Parent Newsletter

March 20th - March 24th

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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We hope you enjoyed your Spring Break with your family. We are all refreshed and ready to finish out the year with complete success. We ask for your support as we work with your child everyday to help them reach their personalized learning goal. Please ensure your child attends tutoring when they are invited by their teacher. If you child cannot attend due to other reasons, please contact the teacher with your concern so arrangements can be made for your child.

As a reminder, I want you to know 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

Please complete our Parent Survey

Students can earn Leader Bucks

if you take a screenshot of the completed survey

and email or text to your students teacher!!!!

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Parents or Guardians,

Padres o Tutores,

2023 District Parent Survey.

Link for the survey is below for your convenience


Padres o Tutores,

Encuesta para padres del distrito de 2023. El enlace para la encuesta se encuentra a continuación para su conveniencia;


Weiss Federal Report Card 21-22

Arrival & Dismissal Updates for Drop Off & Pick Up


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.

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 7:45 a.m. will be marked TARDY by their teacher. School begins at 7:45 a.m. The instructional day begins at 7:45 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 7:45 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 3:00 p.m. daily.
  • All students should be picked up no later than 3:30 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 at 2:56 p.m. 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 2:56 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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March 22nd - Mock STAAR Reading 3rd-5th Grade

March 29th - Mock STAAR Math 3rd- 5th Grade

March 30th - Mock STAAR Science 5th Grade



April 25th: 3rd- 5th Grade STAAR READING

May 3rd: 3rd- 5th Grade STAAR MATH

May 4th: 5th Grade SCIENCE

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Colgate Dental Van will be here on Thursday, April 13th

Please see the copy of the parent letter and consent forms for the event below. The consent form MUST be completed for your child to participate in the Colgate Dental Van.
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Dance Auditions for Hulcy 6th Grade Class 23-24 School Year

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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.

Food Pantry 22-23

Weiss Food Pantry will return to Weiss. Please complete the form below to be added to the list. Thanks

Lighthouse Certification at Weiss

The Lighthouse Certification is a highly-regarded standard set by FranklinCovey that is attainable by every Leader in Me school. As it is a significant benchmark, applying for this certification typically occurs four to five years after a school begins the Leader in Me process.

The certification is evidence that schools have produced outstanding results in school and student outcomes, by implementing the process with fidelity and excellence. It is also because of the extraordinary impact that the schools may be having on staff, students, parents, and the greater community.

We will continue with the program as 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. Please talk with your child everyday about the 7 Habits!!!!

Weiss GT Program Updates

Weiss Gifted & Talented News

*Next week will be the last week for GT classes due to Kinder and 2nd Opportunity (Fall '22) testing. Classes will resume February 20, 2023.

*2nd and 3rd graders need to bring a shoe box or medium-sized box for projects asap.

Mrs. Mumphrey and Ms. Wray

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Texas Rent Relief is now Accepting New Applications For Limited Time, March 14-28, 2023!

Texas Rent Relief is now Accepting New Applications For Limited Time, March 14-28, 2023!

The Texas Rent Relief (TRR) program has $96M remaining to help Texans affected by the pandemic.

TRR will re-open the application portal to accept new applications for rent and utility assistance starting Tuesday, March 14, 2023, at 8 a.m. CT through Tuesday, March 28, 2023, at 11:59 p.m. CT.


  1. Visit to review eligibility details and required documents.
  2. Collect all documents and paperwork ahead of time to help make the application process smoother.
  3. Starting March 14, submit your application online or over the phone by calling the TRR call center at 833-9TX-RENT (833-989-7368).
  4. Keep an eye out for communication from the program in case we need more information to process your application.

First-time TRR applicants may be eligible for up to 18 months of rent and utility bill assistance, either with past due payments or a combination of past due and future payments made on their behalf. Returning applicants who have not received the maximum allowed 18 months of assistance for rent and/or utility bills can submit an Additional Funding Request via their existing online user account.

Limited funds are available. Applications will be processed in the order received, prioritizing those facing evictions.

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Water Bill Assistance

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


For more information click here:

¿Tiene dificultades para pagar su factura de agua? ¡PODEMOS AYUDARLO!

Comuníquese con nuestro programa especial de asistencia.


Para más información pulse aquí:

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Please complete the google form link below to join our PTO!

We need officers and members. New year - New Organization!!!!

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