Welcome to Whiteside!


From Mrs. Lay

I hope you are having an amazing summer! We are hard at work preparing for the new school year and we can't wait to get started. This year it is my goal to make sure that parents, friends, family, and students are informed of what is happening at Whiteside. We have so much to be proud of! This year James H. Whiteside celebrates our 35th anniversary! Whiteside has a legacy of excellence in achievement and preparing our students for their next steps in life. Join us as we celebrate all year long!

Each month I will share an online newsletter similar to this one. We will share important information, provide dates for upcoming events, and keep you informed of the many wonderful things our Warriors are doing. I will email and text parents the link monthly but will also share it online on our webpage and on our social media Facebook and Twitter accounts. I look forward to seeing you soon. ~Brandi Lay

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2018-19 Bell Schedule


7:20- Front doors open

7:35- Breakfast in the classroom

7:45- Class Begins- Students will be counted tardy if they arrive after 7:45


  • PK- 10:45
  • K-10:50
  • 1st- 12:15
  • 2nd- 11:20
  • 3rd- 12:00
  • 4th- 11:40
  • 5th- 12:50


3:20-preK/K dismissal

3:22- 1st/2nd

3:25- 3rd-5th

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Traffic Guidelines

Safety for our students is our number one priority. Please see the map below for arrival and dismissal procedures.


Mark your Calendar

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Open House

Monday, Aug. 13th, 5:30-6:30pm

7508 Albany Avenue

Lubbock, TX

Join us for Open House! Meet your teacher and see your classroom before the first day of school.
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PTA's Watermelon Welcome

Friday, Aug. 10th, 6-7pm

Whiteside playground

We would love for you and your family to join us for our 2nd annual Whiteside Watermelon Welcome! This is a great time to meet teachers, staff, students, and our Whiteside families and enjoy some fun and fellowship before school begins. If you are interested in volunteering with the PTA please contact Whiteside at 219-7300. See you there!

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Homeroom teacher information

Next week letters will be mailed home with your child's homeroom teacher and room number. As well as additional back to school information. Please let us know if your address has changed or you don't receive a letter.
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