Conway Public Schools will offer blended learning days on Fridays each week, beginning next Friday, October 2nd.
“Blended Fridays” give parents/students the option of learning from home or school. Students who choose to learn from home on Fridays will not be counted absent. Instruction on blended Fridays will be 100% virtual. These are catch-up days for teachers and students: there will be no new content taught or major assessments given.
CPSD is making this change primarily to help ease the burden on our faculty. We have listened and we trust the feedback received from our teachers: the amount of work required with our current model of instruction is not sustainable. Blended Fridays will give teachers protected time for the added tasks that have come with this unusual school year, and are designed to bring relief to everyone: parents, students, and staff. This is a hard time for all of us. We hope this will help.
New schedule for onsite students (beginning September 28)
Monday-Thursday: Onsite Learning (students continue to come to school in person)
Friday: Blended Learning (students may login to LMS (Seesaw or Schoology) from home for virtual learning OR come to school in person to complete virtual work on campus
In order to continue receiving free or reduced lunch prices past December 31st, you will need to fill out a new application as the current ones are about to expire. You may swing by our office for a paper copy, or go to the included website to complete an online form. If you do not fill out a new application, you will be responsible for any lunches purchased after January 5th.
MVES: Please read the note from Nurse Mandi.
Please read these important reminders for parents regarding instruction (both virtual and onsite) this year: www.conwayschools.org/page/860
As with most things, our Box Tops for Education Program is now DIGITAL!! Please take a moment to watch the video and learn how you can help us earn money for our school with your household purchases. For those of you who still have unexpired Box Tops, we will be collecting those through the end of the school year. Just place them in a bag labeled with your child’s name & teacher’s name and send to school. THANK YOU for supporting our school!
MVES Color Week: Tomorrow (9/11) is BROWN day!
MVES Color Week: Tomorrow (9/10) is BLACK day!
MVES Color Week: Tomorrow (9/9) is PINK day!
MVES Color Week: Tomorrow (9/8) is YELLOW day!
Color Week continues next week!
The federal government has extended a nationwide waiver giving free meals to all CPSD students through December 31st.
What you need to know:
• Because of funding regulations, we must still determine a student’s meal status (Free, Reduced, or Paid) this fall.
• If you qualify or think you qualify for Free or Reduced lunch this year, please complete the application now.
• The waiver applies to both breakfast and lunch each school day.
• The waiver applies to all meals purchased beginning Monday August 31st. So- if your student purchased any meals this week, their account will be credited.
• A la carte choices are not included under this waiver. These items must be paid for at the time of service.
• The waiver does not affect outstanding lunch balances from last year. If you owe money on your child’s account, please take care of these charges.
• The waiver currently extends through the end of the fall semester, and we will begin charging student accounts according to meal status in January.
Color Week continues at Vann! Friday, September 4th is BLUE Day!
Color Week continues at Vann! Thursday, September 3rd is GREEN Day!
Color Week continues at Vann! Wednesday, September 2nd is PURPLE Day!
Color Week continues at Vann! Tuesday, September 1st is ORANGE Day!
Color Week at Vann starts tomorrow, Monday, August 31st! It’s RED Day!
To help the flow of traffic between Marguerite Vann and Carl Stuart, the front doors will now open at 7:30 AM every morning.
Most students should now be able to login and access our Learning Management Systems without issue.
If you are still having difficulty, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
When you email this address, someone will get back with you to troubleshoot your specific situation.
Students are not falling behind because of any technical difficulties.
Before emailing for help:
Be sure you have completed returning registration for your student. We still have more than 900 students whose registration is not complete. Their accounts will remain disabled until this is done.
Be sure you have read the district’s “How to” guides for See Saw and Schoology: https://ar50000572.schoolwires.net/Page/829
MVES: We have a Walk Up, Pick Up option for the end of the school day. Watch the video on Facebook, in your email, or through the CPS App to see Mrs. Lieblong explain the procedure. If this seems like a good option for your family, let your child’s teacher know! Also, please maintain social distancing and wear masks for Walk Up, Pick Up.
CPSD Athletic Events will have some changes this year, including capacity restrictions of no more than 33% and requiring all spectators to wear masks at all times during the event. Tickets for Junior High and Senior High Football games will be pre-sell ONLY this season. Please read the additional details on our website: https://ar50000572.schoolwires.net/Page/827
Good evening, Vann Family,
Please check your email or the Conway Public Schools App for a message from Mr. Walker and Mrs. Decker regarding important beginning of the year information.
For Virtual Learners Only:
Please follow the link found in your email, through the CPS App, or on FB to sign up for one last time to come through the car rider line in order to finalize your Virtual Learning set up and pick up the textbooks you will need for the first semester. Your teacher has been assigned and he/she will be reaching out to you via email and will help you find your log in information if needed. They will also tell you when your time is for logging on for your daily direct teaching time. Your first day to log in to Seesaw is Monday, August 24.
The deadline for decisions about fall re-entry is Friday, August 14 at noon. Parents who have not made a definitive decision or who wish to change their decision need to contact their child’s school to communicate this information. Once school starts, if adjustments are needed, each family will be afforded the opportunity to make one change during the fall semester. If the student is attending on-site and wishes to transition to virtual, or if the student is attending virtually and needs to return to on-site instruction, the parent should contact the building administrator to be apprised of next steps.
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.
Good afternoon, Vann Families with Virtual Learners! We would like to share some information about what to expect at your Virtual Parent Meeting this week. Click on the link to access this information. If you have any questions, please contact the school at 501-450-4870.
Parents of Virtual Learners,
We hope you are all doing well. Marguerite Vann is asking you to come by the school on Tuesday, August 4th from 9am-3pm or Thursday, August 6th from 12pm-3pm to pick up the Conway Public Schools Chromebook Handbook and the virtual learner agreement. These documents will need to signed while you are at the building. You will be able to pick up your child’s chromebook at this time. There will be a video describing this process available soon. Please check the CPSD App, your email, or our Facebook page for the link to sign up.
Prior to your appointment, you will need to make sure your information is updated in registration gateway.
If you have any questions, please contact the school at 501-450-4870.
Bobby Walker and Rebecca Decker
Teachers at Marguerite Vann Elementary will conduct screenings for incoming kindergarten students on Monday, August 3rd and Thursday, August 6th from 8am-12pm. Please sign up for a spot by clicking the link found through your Conway Public Schools App, your email, or on our Facebook page.
Before attending the appointment, please read the following-
For everyone's safety, do not come if you or your child has had a fever within 48 hours or have experienced shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, have been exposed to COVID19 recently, or tested positive in the past 2 weeks.
Students are not required to wear masks, but adults are expected to have facial coverings.
You will need to come with your child and stay for the allotted time which should be no more than 20 minutes.
There will be seating in the front lobby for you to wait while screenings are conducted. A teacher will meet you to get and return your child to you. Once the appointment is over, your child will be free to go.
We look forward to meeting you and your precious child. Thanks for your cooperation in advance.
MVE Kindergarten Teachers
It is now time for our “Returning Student Registration,” where we ask you to update your information for the 2020-21 School Year! “Annual Required Forms” are now available online here https://ar50000572.schoolwires.net/Page/277 for returning students in grades 1-12. Please login and complete these forms now. Completion of the forms is required- for students in both the virtual and onsite learning environments- to begin the 2020-21 school year.
You will need your CPSD login and password to complete the Annual Required Forms. This information has been emailed to you if we have your correct email address. If you do not have your login, or you need other assistance, please call your child’s school where someone will be available to help you.
Annual Required Forms should be completed for all students prior to the first day of school. Students will not be able to use computers or have access to digital learning platforms until parents have signed the mandatory usage agreements found in returning registration.
Thank you for your prompt attention to this matter. We are looking forward to a great school year!