138th Street Elementary

Back-to-School 2021-22 at 138th St. School

Welcome to the start of a new year at 138th St. School! We're excited to welcome our students back for the 2021-22 school year. Find information specific to our school site here.

Principal Rios

Principal's Welcome

138th St. School Principal Hugo Rios welcomes new and returning families back to school.

District Information

Wiseburn USD
District Back-to-School page

Visit this page for district-wide information and news.

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COVID-19 Operations and Learning Plan

Learn more about what to expect in our schools as we maintain our precautions against COVID-19 on our campuses.

Preparing for Back-to-School at 138th

Important Dates

August 2021

August 31: First Day of School - Minimum Day

September 2021

September 1: Minimum Day
September 2: Shortened Day
September 3: Shortened Day
September 6: Labor Day - No School
September 7-10: Shortened Day
September 15: Shortened Day
September 21: Back to School Night at 138th St. School, Shortened Day (138th School only)
September 22: Shortened Day
September 29: Shortened Day

October 2021

October 6: Shortened Day
October 13: Shortened Day
October 20: Shortened Day
October 27: Shortened Day
October 29: End of the First Quarter

School Supply List

Teachers will give specific school supply lists. Parents, pay attention to your emails for any school supplies as requested by your student's teacher(s).

Pick up and drop off at 138th

ARRIVALS AND DEPARTURE

Children must not arrive at school more than 10 minutes before their start time (9:10 for 3rd grade “Later Gators”), unless prior arrangements have been made with the teacher. Likewise, they are expected to leave for home or be picked up promptly upon dismissal at the end of the day. We seek your cooperation as we can only provide 10 minutes of adult supervision beyond dismissal times. The school cannot supervise children who arrive early or stay late.

 

INSTRUCTIONS FOR DROP-OFF AND PICK-UP:

  • Drop off and pick up students in the Drop-off and Pick-up Zone, located on the west side of the school.
  • Drive through the zone, stopping only to load or unload student. If your child is not at the pick-up point, continue driving through the loop and return again. Do not park.
  • Do not allow your children to Jay Walk in front of the school. Do not double park, make U-turns, or park in the red zone. Respect our neighbors by not blocking their driveways. Help your children become thoughtful citizens by your example.

 

138th Street SCHOOL ARRIVAL AND DISMISSAL PROCEDURES

 

Procedures for students walking to and from school

(Includes those who have parked in the neighborhood and are walking onto campus)

  • ABSOLUTELY NO PARKING OR STOPPING TO DROP STUDENTS OFF DIRECTLY IN FRONT OF THE SCHOOL. (Hours of enforcement: 8:00-10:00 a.m. and 1:30-3:30 p.m.)
  • Entrance and exit are at the front gate next to the school office on 138th St. only.
  • The gate will be opened at 8:20 in the morning and again at 9:10 for 3rd grade Later Gators.
  • Supervision is only provided for 10 minutes before school and 10 minutes after dismissal.
  • Students who are walking to or walking from school may not be in the drop off/pick up area. Only students walking home (or to a car parked in the neighborhood) should exit through the front gate on 138th St.

Procedures for dropping students off by car

  • ABSOLUTELY NO PARKING OR STOPPING TO DROP STUDENTS OFF DIRECTLY IN FRONT OF THE SCHOOL. (Hours of enforcement: 8:00-10:00 a.m. and 1:30-3:30 p.m.)
  • Beginning at 8:20, drive through the entrance on 138th Street and follow the arrows.
  • Staying in the right lane, continue driving to the end of the parking lot, stopping only to unload children on the passenger side of the car.
  • The double gate by the lunch area opens at 8:20 and is closed at 8:30. It will open again at 9:10 for 3rd grade Later Gators.
  • DO NOT PARK IN THE PARKING LOT AND LET YOUR CHILD OUT. It is dangerous for children to walk across the parking lot.
  • DO NOT GET OUT OF YOUR CAR in the drop-off/pick-up lane, or the loading/unloading area.
  • Please have backpacks ready to exit car. Do not place in trunk.
  • Before you arrive in the drop-off lane, your child should be finished with breakfast foods, have hair combed, be fully dressed, and have “good-byes” completed.
  • Enter parking lot/drive through area by traveling west on 138th St. and turning right at entrance.

Procedures for picking up students by car

  • ABSOLUTELY NO PARKING OR STOPPING TO PICK UP STUDENTS DIRECTLY IN FRONT OF THE SCHOOL. (Hours of enforcement: 8:00-10:00 a.m. and 1:30-3:30 p.m.)
  • Enter parking lot/drive through area by traveling west on 138th St. and turning right at entrance.
  • DO NOT TURN LEFT from 138TH St. into parking lot/drive through area.
  • Gate opens at 3:00 (2:10 for 3rd grade Early Birds). If your child is not at the pick-up point, DO NOT STOP. Continue around and exit the parking lot, turning right on 138th St. Go west and turn right on Aviation continuing around the block to reenter the line to enter the pick-up area again. KEEP MOVING.
  • PLEASE DO NOT PARK IN THE PARKING LOT AND ASK STUDENTS TO WALK TO YOUR CAR. It is dangerous for children to walk across the parking lot. You will not be able to back out of a parking space to leave until the line of cars is gone.

 

BICYCLES, SKATEBOARDS AND SCOOTERS

Students must wear a helmet when using any of the above. Bicycle Standards (below) must be observed and a permission slip can be obtained and should be returned to the school office. PLEASE NOTE: Roller-skates and in-line skates are NOT permitted on campus.

 

BICYCLE & SKATEBOARD STANDARDS

  1. All bicycles & skateboards must be walked while on school property and surrounding school sidewalks.
  2. No riding double.
  3. Helmets must be worn.
  4. Follow regular school and state bicycle rules for riding.
  5. Bicycles & skateboards must be parked and locked in the bike racks.
  6. No double-locking.
  7. Non-riders are not to go to the bicycle & skateboard area.
  8. All bicycles & skateboards must enter and leave through the front gate.
    Consequences: The student will be counseled by the teacher/staff and consequences for infractions will be on an individual basis, i.e. White Slip and/or loss of bicycle & skateboard privileges.