Dardanelle Public Schools

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High School News

SUMMER FEEDING "DRIVE THRU STYLE"

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Dardanelle Public Schools Public Release – SY 2020-2021 FOR FREE AND REDUCED-PRICE MEALS

Dardanelle Public Schools today announces its policy for providing free and reduced-price meals for children served under the National School Lunch Program. Each school will have a copy of the policy, which may be reviewed by any interested party. The price charged for a paid student breakfast is $1.00; the price for a paid student lunch is $2.00. Please click on the link above for income criteria.

The Dardanelle School District is now providing filtered internet access through outdoor Wifi to students and community members.

The Dardanelle School District is now providing filtered internet access through outdoor Wifi to students and community members. The outdoor Wifi system is up and running in the back Dardanelle High School parking lots.

To connect to the Wifi, you will need to join the “Dardanelle Open” SSID. No password is required.

Please remember to practice social distancing while accessing the WiFi.

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, July 12, 2021 at 6:00 pm at 102 South Front Street Dardanelle, AR 72834. For additional information, call 479-229-4111.