This Is What We Believe
1. Learning and attendance are important and should be taken seriously.
2. A loving, caring, safe, and secure learning environment will be present at all times.
3.Respect and cooperation will be practiced by students, teachers, staff, parents, and community.
4. All children will be reading and writing at or above their ability level.
It is the responsibility of every person at Whitwell Middle School to practice good citizenship. Students are expected to exhibit good conduct in the halls, cafeteria, gym, classroom, and on the school grounds. Everyone at Whitwell Middle School wants its students to be good citizens. Obedience to the law, respect of our country’s flag, appreciation of the Constitution of the United States, respect for all people, and recognition of the dignity and reward of honest labor are characteristics expected of all our students.
***We are a peanut-free facility.***
The front entrance of the school is the side where the railcar is located.
The back side of the school faces the high school.
During school hours, all traffic enters and exits via the gate on Valley View Highway and travels around the building.
Students are dropped off at the back door if before 7:45. Please do not drop off before 7:15 as students are not supervised. Neither WMS nor the MCBOE will be liable for any student who is dropped off prior the the official opening of school. Cars should be in one single line. Do NOT PASS A BUS at any time even if it does not have its stop sign engaged. This is unlawful and may result in a ticket from the police. For our students' safety, only students whose parents work at the elementary or high school or students who ride with older siblings may walk to our school via the sidewalk. DO NOT DROP OFF STUDENTS AT WHS!
Unless students are being checked out before 3:00, they will exit through the back door. Instruction time ends at 3:00. Any dismissal before 3:00 is UNEXCUSED unless you are using a parent/doctor/dentist note. Cars are always in a single line. Pull all the way to the front of the line. DO NOT stop and motion for your child to come to you unless you are pulled directly behind the car in front of you. Please watch for teacher direction.
If your child is going home with another student or adult, you must send a note or email, othewise your child will not be allowed to leave with the person. If you do not send a note or email, your child must go to the office to have our staff verify permission while the driver pulls around to the front of the building.
Please remember: class instruction is ongoing until 3:00. Please do not allow younger children to play outside the cars. This is distractive to the classes in progress and potentially dangerous to oncoming traffic.
The Marion County School System complies with all federal and state rules and regulations and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, or disability. This holds true for all students who are interested in participating in educational programs and/or extracurricular school activities.
Section 504 provides that, “No otherwise qualified individual with a disability in the United States…..solely by reason of his or her disability, be excluded from the participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving federal financial assistance.” The school system has designated the following person to coordinate its’ efforts to comply with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973: Sharon Yarber, Marion County Board of Education, 423-942-3434.