News and Announcements

Special Called Board Meeting

UPDATE - LOCATION CHANGE: There will be a special called board meeting on September 1st at 5:30 p.m. to review the Ready for Learning Plan and to discuss the current impact of Covid-19. The meeting will take place in the high school cafeteria (1079 North State Hwy 28).

2021-2022 Ready for Learning Plan

If you didn't know, the Ready for Learning Plans are posted on the district's website under State Required Information> Ready for Learning Plan.

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, September 13, 2021 at 6:00 pm at 102 South Front Street Dardanelle, AR 72834. For additional information, call 479-229-4111.

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.


The Dardanelle School District is pleased to announce that breakfasts and lunches will be served to all students at NO CHARGE during the 2021 - 2022 school year. It is not necessary to complete a meal application for free or reduced priced meals as The United States Department of Agriculture has extended meal benefits to all students at this time. For households who wish to complete a meal application, they are available at or at any of the schools.

These meal benefits do not include a la carte items sold in the cafeteria. If students wish to purchase items a la carte, they will need to have money for those purchases.

All adults, e.g., visitors, teachers, support staff members, and administrators of the district must assume the full cost of the meal which is $2.00 for Breakfast and $4.00 for Lunch.

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.


There will be a Pfizer vaccine clinic held in B.O.B. on the Dardanelle High School campus on Friday, August 6th (9 a.m. - 12 p.m.) for anyone ages 12 and older. No appointment is necessary.

In addition, Food on the Mount is partnering with the Arkansas Department of Health to provide free COVID-19 Pfizer vaccines for those 12 and older on Saturday, August 7, 2021 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the Mount George Church of Christ on Hwy 28 & 154 Danville, AR. No appointment is necessary. Bring your ID insurance card, if available.


All children 18 years of age and younger will receive a free breakfast and lunch!
Where: Dardanelle High School
When: June 7 - July 30 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (Monday-Friday only)
(Closed July 2 & July 5)
For more information, call 479-229-4111.

Important Announcement:

Governor Hutchinson has lifted the Arkansas mask mandate. In alignment with his decision, the Division of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) is allowing local districts to decide how to proceed with masking for the remainder of the school year. With the statewide mask mandate expiring and considering survey results from the school staff, the local Board of Education has voted to lift the district’s mask mandate effective Monday, April 12, 2021.


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.

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

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.

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.
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