Parent Newsletter

Aug 29- Sept 2

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:

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Padres porfavor recuerden:

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We have had a blast with your students these past few weeks!!! They are so excited to learn and be with their peers. I ask that you support this positive mindset and encourage attendance everyday. Our teachers are striving to ensure that all students are on or above grade level with small group instruction, differentiated instruction, and much more. We need your child here everyday to avoid academic losses. We understand life happens, but please do all you can to have your child here every day!

In addition, 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

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.

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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Parent Compact and Parental Involvement Meetings

8:30 AM

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 865 1427 5140

Passcode: 629844


No School - Labor Day


3:30 PM

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 850 3948 3834

Passcode: 582795

Weiss After School Program Sign Up - Click below

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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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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!!!!

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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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