Dardanelle Public Schools

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News and Announcements

From the Office of the Superintendent Regarding Blended Learning Fridays Through Spring Break

The Dardanelle School District is designating Fridays through Spring Break as blended learning days for K-12 students. Face-to-face learning will be available for parents who wish for their child or children to attend school. Buses will run their routes.


Blended Learning Fridays are as follows:
Jan 8 Jan 15 Jan 22 Jan 29
Feb 5 Feb 12 Feb 19 Feb 26
March 5 March 12 March 19

Spring Break is the week of March 22-26. No classes during this week.

April 2- Good Friday. No classes.

Reminder

In order to maintain the health and safety of our students and staff, please be advised that if anyone in your household is being tested for Covid-19, your student(s) cannot come to school and should remain in quarantine until the results are received. The school nurse will need a copy of the negative test results for the student to re-enter school.
If your child is considered a close contact to someone who has tested positive for Covid-19, they cannot come to school until their quarantine period is over.
If your child has a fever or other symptoms of illness, they must stay home until they are fever-free without medication for 48 hours. Please notify your child's school nurse or the district Covid Point of Contact if your child is out for any of these reasons.

Monthly School Board Meeting

The Dardanelle School Board will meet for their regularly scheduled monthly meetings on the second Monday of each month. The next meeting will be held on Monday, March 8, 2021 at 6:00 pm at 102 South Front Street Dardanelle, AR 72834. For additional information, call 479-229-4111.

School Choice Information for the 2021-2022 School Year

May 1, 2021 is the deadline for parents to submit school choice applications to the non-resident school district.

School choice applications are available at the administration office located at 102 South Front Street in Dardanelle or by calling Kim Witt at 479-229-4111.

What is my “resident district” or “nonresident district” for school choice?
The resident district is the traditional public school district your student is assigned to attend based on where you live. The nonresident district is the district in which your family does not live. School choice is the process of requesting a transfer for your student from the district in which you live to a district in which you do not live.

July 1, 2021: The superintendent of the NON-resident school district will notify both the parent and resident school district in writing as to whether the student’s application has been accepted or rejected.

Important Announcement for Monday, February 22

All students and teachers will remain remote for Monday, February 22, to allow thawing of the ice and snow on the rural routes as there are several roads that remain totally covered. Again, the safety of our students and bus drivers remain a top priority.

Important Update:

Due to the winter storm, the district will continue remote teaching and remote learning through Friday, February 19. All campuses are closed. Again, we understand that all students may not have access to online learning. We will continue to remain flexible on assignment due dates. Please be safe & stay warm!

Meals-To-You Program Update

When the pandemic forced schools to close in March, our school district joined with 347 other districts across the country in a partnership with @baylorcollaborativeonhungerandpoverty, @USDA, and the Arkansas Department of Education, to ensure that our students continued to receive essential nutrition they normally get from school meals. From verifying student enrollment and eligibility, to working with our partners to promote and sign families up for the program, the hard work of our district staff made sure food boxes arrived to the right place. For Dardanelle families, meals were delivered from May through August accounting for 3,640 boxes that were delivered to 229 households containing 72,800 meals for 525 participants (all data is provisional and subject to change). This year has brought many challenges but has also revealed how dedicated so many people in our community are to taking care of each other. #mty2020

Are you interested in being a substitute for Dardanelle School District?

Dardanelle School District obtains substitute teachers through SubTeach/ESS. To become a substitute teacher for our school district, please call 1-800-641-0140.

Want To Be A Substitute Cook, Custodian, or Bus Driver?
Applications for substitute cooks, custodians, and bus drivers are available at our administration office at 102 South Front Street. Kim Witt will provide you with a substitute packet. For more information, please call 479-229-4111.

Great news! The Dardanelle School District is pleased to announce free meals for ALL students (including virtual) through the remainder of the 2020-2021 School Year.

The USDA’s goal is to assure that all children have access to nutritious meals while the nation continues to recover from COVID-19.

Although students will receive meals at no charge through the end of the 2020-2021 school year, it is imperative that parents continue to complete and submit free and reduced meal applications. State and federal funds received by our district are determined by free and reduced percentages collectively from meal applications. Families who have not completed a free and reduced meal application are strongly encouraged to do so.

By clicking on the announcement, a direct link to the free and reduced lunch applications is included along with a direct link for virtual students to order their meals.

For more information, please call 229-4111.

Our district point of contact who will be working directly with the Arkansas Department of Health regarding suspected or known positive cases of Covid-19 within our school district is April Hunt.

If you are a parent of a student within the district and your child or
someone in the household tests positive for Covid-19, please
contact April Hunt at 479-477-0292. She will be actively working
with any suspected or known cases of Covid-19 within our
school district in accordance with ADH guidelines. Click on the link above for additional information.

Free or Reduced Lunch Application

If you have not already filled out a Free and reduced lunch application for your student, please do so at the link above. Students who qualify will get free or reduced lunch or breakfast the entire school year. (The program that allows all students to eat free now will end December 31, 2020). At that time, all students will go to paid if they do not complete the application now.

The Dardanelle School District is pleased to provide Grab & Go meals for enrolled virtual students. Click on this link for the order form.

-Meals are available for grab & go by pre-order.
-Grab & Go meals order forms are available by clicking on the link above or on Facebook.
-Please complete a form for each student. For example, if you have three students, please complete this form three times.
-Deadline for pre-order is Friday at 2:00 p.m. before the next week's meals. Meals are picked up each day.
-Grab & Go pick up is at the Primary School bus lot between 10:00 & 11:00 each day.
-Parents will be allowed to pick up meals for the student(s).
-Students do not need to be present during pick up.
-Grab & Go meals are available only for enrolled Dardanelle Public School students.
-Payment arrangements must be made in advance of meals of reduced or paid students. No payments will be accepted in the meal pick up line.
-Payments can be made at ezschoolpay.com

K-12 Re-Entry Plan for the 2020-2021 School Year

The school re-entry plan for the 2020-2021 school year allows schools and parents to prepare for learning while putting student and staff safety first. Click on the link above to access the district's plan.
Questions or concerns? We are here for you.
Please call the Central Office or your child’s building administrator.
The phone numbers are as follows:
Central Office: 479.229.4111
Primary School: 479.229.4185
Intermediate School: 479.229.3707
Middle School: 479.229.4550
High School: 479.229.4655