Sallie Cone Announcements
Our CPSD plans relating to COVID-19 for the 2021-22 school year are now on our website. Please know these are our plans as of TODAY. We will modify things as needed when we receive guidance from the state and as we continue to monitor conditions in our area. Any changes or updates will be posted here as we get ready to return to school in August. www.conwayschools.org/cpsdcovid
Click on this link for an important message to Conway Schools parents, students, and families from CPSD Superintendent Jeff Collum: https://bit.ly/julyintro
We will be taking applications for next year(2021-2022); Monday- Thursdays beginning July 19th from 9am- 2pm. Please stop by our office to pick up or return a completed packet. (Your child must be 3 before August 1, 2021.)
Friday May 28th will be the last Blended Friday here in Conway Public Schools. Thursday May 27th is the last day students are required to attend school onsite. We would like to thank all of our families, and our students, for the strength, grace and flexibility you have shown this school year. We wish you a relaxing summer, and look forward to doing more great things together in August.
The Conway School Board has now removed the requirement for students and staff to wear masks anytime they are outside the school building. Masks are still required inside all CPSD buildings until May 28th.
Today the Governor announced the lifting of the statewide mask mandate requiring all Arkansans to wear masks while in public. This announcement does not change the guidance and recommendations given to schools by the Arkansas Department of Health and Department of Education.
Throughout this school year, Conway Public Schools has followed the requirements outlined in a COVID-19 School Board Resolution, passed by the board in August. These procedures have allowed us to maintain a safe, healthy environment for our students and staff. CPSD will continue to abide by the COVID protocols in this resolution, including wearing masks, until the end of this school year.
We appreciate your support and cooperation in this matter.
All CPSD students will continue with virtual instruction tomorrow, Monday, February 22nd. Many roads inside our district remain unsafe for travel at this time. It is our hope that one more day will allow time for conditions to improve on these roads, as well as in our school entrances and parking lots. Thank you for your support as we make this decision in the best interest of our students and staff.
Conway Public Schools will remain closed for the rest of this week due to inclement weather. Thursday February 18th and Friday February 19th will be virtual learning days. Student assignments are posted in Seesaw (Grades K-4) and Schoology (Grades 5-12). Please have your student(s) complete these as best they can, knowing they will receive help- as well as grace and flexibility- when we return.
We plan to resume onsite instruction on Monday February 22nd. If things change, we will let you know on Sunday. Thank you for working together with us to support students during this time.
Conway Public Schools will pivot to virtual instruction Tuesday February 16th and Wednesday February 17th due to inclement weather. With the current forecast in mind, it is likely we will remain virtual for the remainder of the week as well. We will continue to monitor weather conditions and make that decision on Wednesday.
Students should log in to Seesaw or Schoology to access assignments and communicate with their teachers this week. Please watch for updated parent messages as things may change throughout the week. Thank you!
Conway Public Schools will be closed for onsite instruction tomorrow, Thursday February 11th, due to inclement weather. This will be a virtual day for all students and staff.
Friday February 12th and Monday February 15th were already designated as virtual days for CPSD- therefore onsite instruction will not resume until Tuesday February 16th.
Students should log in to Seesaw or Schoology for assignments on these virtual days.
CPSD will have our regular weekend boxes available for students to take home Thursday afternoon as we have done for the last few weeks: however, the district will not be distributing food boxes for the duration of the holiday break. Issues with our supply chain as well as USDA restrictions make it impossible to do so at this time. Virtual student’s meal box distribution will resume on January 4th. As a reminder, the USDA has extended the waiver for all students to eat free meals through the end of the 2020-2021 school year, regardless of eligibility.
If you are in need of assistance, information on CAPCA and other food pantries can be found at: www.foodpantries.org/ci/ar-conway
CPSD will have Thanksgiving Food Boxes prepared for families to pick up this Friday, November 20th, from 9am-noon at the Food Service Warehouse. (1902 Hairston Street) These boxes are available at no cost to all CPSD students. The first 1,000 boxes will even include a turkey for Thanksgiving dinner! We are thankful for our Food Service Workers!
To help our students and families acclimate back into the school environment and learn new health and safety procedures in place at our school buildings, and to give teachers additional time to support individual students, Conway Public Schools will begin the 2020-21 School Year with a staggered start.
Only students whose last name begins with the letter(s) A-M will come to school on August 24th.
Only students whose last name begins with the letter(s) N-Z will come to school on August 25th.
All students will attend school on August 26th.
If students reside in the same household but have different last names, the principal will make all accommodations necessary to assist those families. Please contact your school if you have questions or need assistance.
During the first two days of school, teachers and staff will work with students to ensure the following:
Students have the technology and resources for use at home and at school.
Students receive support from the teacher to learn how to use the Learning Management System (Seesaw K-4; Schoology 5-12).
Students understand the protocols and procedures put in place for PPE usage and compliance with distancing and other guidelines from the Departments of Health and Education.