Whiteside News

August 22, 2018

From Mrs. Lay

Welcome back! We've had an amazing first week of school! This year Whiteside celebrates 35 years of tradition and excellence! I am happy to report that TEA Accountability ratings have been released and once again James H. Whiteside has "Met Standard" while earning an academic achievement in Science. I am extremely proud of our Warriors! As a reminder I will send out a monthly online newsletter to keep you informed of everything happening at Whiteside. Please contact me if you have any questions or concerns. I am looking forward to a GREAT year.
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All Curriculum Nights will be held from 6-7 PM in the Whiteside Library.

  • 5th grade- Sept. 6
  • 4th grade- Sept. 11
  • 3rd grade- Sept. 13
  • 2nd grade-Sept. 18
  • 1st grade- Sept. 25

Mark your calendar...

Safety and Security

As the school year begins, new safety measures are in place to ensure the safety of students and staff. Employees and students across Lubbock ISD will follow these guidelines:

  • Classroom doors are to remain closed and locked during the school day. Research shows that a locked door is the most effective deterrent to violent acts.
  • All Lubbock ISD staff will visibly wear name badges and new Standard Response Protocol (SRP) badges. The SRP badge will be worn with the employee badge at all times. It contains the five responses and key contacts used in the event of an emergency.
  • Visitors must utilize Lobby Guard and visibly wear visitor badges.

As part of the new safety measures implemented across the district, each Lubbock ISD campus and facility will be provided with communication materials explaining the updates including posters, handouts and more to inform staff, students, and families. Campuses also completed required tasks and training to increase school safety.

Meet our new teachers!


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