2024 - 2025 back to school reminders for wps families:

First day of school for all 1st and 2nd graders will be Monday, August 26th. 

Kindergarteners will have staggered first days on Monday, August 26th (boys) and Tuesday, August 27th (girls).

PreK will have staggered first days on Wednesday, August 28th, Thursday, August 29th and Friday, August 30th.

School days and hours are Monday - Friday from 8:00 am - 2:50 pm.  

Morning car rider drop off begins at 7:30 am.  Students may not be dropped off prior to that time. 

See you soon!


-All transportation changes must be completed prior to 2:00. 

-School Times: 8:00am (start time) and 2:50pm (student dismissal).  Car riders may be dropped off at 7:30 am.  Students are released from buses at 7:50 am.  

-All individuals picking up car riders must have a car rider tag visible and affixed to the rearview  mirror.  Car tags are available in  the front office with a picture ID.

-All persons checking students out from school must be on the pick up list and have a picture ID.    

Understanding Title I Programs.ppt

What is Title One?

Title I, Part A of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) of 2015 is a federally funded program that provides financial assistance to school districts to help students from low-income families receive a high-quality education. The goal is to close educational achievement gaps and help at-risk students meet state performance standards 

School Compacts

The compact must outline how parents, the entire school staff, and students will share the responsibility for improved student academic achievement and the means by which the school and parents will build and develop a partnership to help children achieve the State's high standards. 

WPS School Compact - English 

WPS School Compact - Spanish 

Family Engagement Policy

Whiteville Primary School


The administration, teachers, staff and the families of Whiteville Primary School believe that the improved academic achievement of each student is a responsibility shared by the entire school community. This includes Whiteville City Schools, Whiteville Primary School(administration, staff, and students) community members, and families.  Parents, families and guardians are the central figures in a child’s development and are his or her first teachers. We believe the involvement of the family greatly enhances the effectiveness of our program and significantly increases the success of each child involved.  We will work to provide a variety of family involvement activities throughout the school year.

A Family-School Compact was developed and agreed upon by a committee of parents, teachers and administrators. This compact is a commitment indicating how all members of a school community agree to share in the responsibility of student learning. 

The faculty and staff of Whiteville Primary School encourages all efforts which promote an enduring partnership between the child, the parents and families, and the school.

Parent's Right to Request 

Teacher Qualifications - Parent’s Right to Request

Compliance with Public Law 114-95, Section 112(e)(1)(A)(i)-(ii) and Section 112(e)(1)(B)(ii)

In accordance with Every Student Success Act (ESSA)/PARENT’S RIGHT-TO-KNOW, this is a notification to every parent of a student in a Title I school that you have the right to request and receive in a timely manner: a) information regarding the professional qualifications of your student’s classroom teachers and/or paraprofessionals.


The information regarding the professional qualifications of your student’s classroom teachers/paraprofessional shall include the following:

In addition to the above information you will be notified if your child has been taught for four or more consecutive weeks by a teacher who does not meet the applicable state certification requirements at the grade level and subject area in which the teacher has been assigned.  [ESSA 112(e)(1)(B)(ii)]


If you would like to receive any additional information about any of the above issues, 

please contact Katie McLam, Director of Federal Programs, at (910) 642-4116.

Parent Newsletters: 

Building Better Behavior - English                                            

Building Better Behavior - Spanish                                    

Kindness and Compassion - English                                  

Kindness and Compassionate - Spanish                          

Steps to Homework Success - English                                   

Steps to Homework Success - Spanish                             

Reading, Writing, and Math - English                               

Reading, Writing, and Math - Spanish                              

Supporting your Child's Education - English                   

Supporting your Child's Education - Spanish                 



WPS has been a recipient of the GREEN Ribbon Award.  We are continuing to work with our student, parents and staff to PRACTICE RESPECT, ACCEPT RESPONSIBILITY, WORK TOGETHER and PUT SAFETY FIRST!!!!


Literacy Assessments for 2024-2025

All K, 1st and 2nd graders will complete mCLASS (Literacy) benchmarking assessments three times a year.  Benchmarking occurs during the following months:

Beginning of the Year (BOY) - September 3rd - 23rd

Middle of the Year (MOY) - January 8th - 30th

End of Year (EOY) - May 2nd - 22nd

Important Links for Families

Immunization Requirements

NC Strong Schools COVID 19 testing Information

Car Rider Procedures

24-25 Car rider procedures.docx.pdf