White Rock Elementary

Principal Update 3/15/2016

SIM Testing

3rd-6th grade students will be taking STAAR Simulation tests this week.


SIM Testing

Tuesday, March 15th:

  • 3rd grade math

Wednesday, March 16th:

  • 3rd grade reading, 4th and 6th grade math

Thursday, March 17th:

  • 5th grade science, 4th and 6th grade reading


Students that are testing will break for lunch at 11:15.


Please note:

State STAAR Assessments will be administered March 29th and 30th.


March 29th:

  • 4th grade writing and 5th grade math

March 30th:

  • 5th grade reading

March 31st:

  • Make up testing if needed


No visitors will be allowed in the building on STAAR testing days.

Electronic Devices

We recognize that electronic devices have become a common tool. However, they have also become a major distraction to the learning environment and are vulnerable to theft. We ask that you allow your child to bring or carry an electronic device only if absolutely necessary. The district permits students to possess personal mobile telephones; however, these devices must remain turned off during the instructional day, unless they are being used for approved instructional purposes. A student must have approval to possess other telecommunications devices such as smart watches (see below for more information), MP3 players, video or audio recorders, cameras, netbooks, laptops, tablets, or other portable electronic devices (this is not an exhaustive list).

If a student uses any electronic device without authorization during the school day the device will be confiscated. Below explains our procedures if an electronic device is confiscated:


  • First Offense: The device will be confiscated by the staff member, labeled, and given to the administrator. The administrator will notify the parent/guardian and will return the device to the student at the end of the day.

  • Second Offense: The device will be confiscated by the staff member, labeled and given to the administrator. A mandatory conference is scheduled and the electronic device is returned to the parent. This can be a phone conference since some parents cannot physically come to the school.

  • Third Offense: The device will be confiscated by the staff member, labeled, and given to the administrator. A mandatory conference is scheduled and the electronic device is returned to the parent once a $15 fee is paid. (Cash Only - No checks)


Any future offenses will result in the device being confiscated and a meeting arranged with the parent/guardian to discuss further disciplinary action.


Please note:

  • Smart watches are considered to be an electronic device if it can receive notifications of incoming calls, texts, instant messages, social-network updates, etc.

  • Smartwatches, such as VTech Kidizoom, are toys and should not be worn during the instructional day. [Refer to page 19 in the Student/Parent Handbook.]

Jump Rope for Heart

Thank you coach Crawford, coach Perez, Ms. Batson, Dr. Petree and Ms. Arnold for another great, "Glow-a-Thon!"

Everyone had a jumping good time!


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Senate Bill 530

Daily physical activity has been a popular topic lately. I would like to share how we, as a campus, meet SB 530 requirements.

All students at WRE participate in moderate or vigorous physical activity for at least 135 minutes during each school week. Students receive 90 minutes, of the required 135 minutes, during PE classes. The remaining 45 minutes are met by teachers using GoNoodle or Take 9 activities. Each classroom's activities will differ based on the needs of students and lesson design.

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