Jim Stone Announcements

  • 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. 
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  • JSE: Stallion Splash!!

    Why: Because we NEED more fun in our lives!!!
    When: Thursday, May 20 or Monday, May 24 (rainout)
    What: End of Year Water Celebration
    What to Wear to School: clothes & shoes that can get wet- swimsuits are fine too, but need to be 1 piece for girls w/ a coverup
    What to Bring: towel, dry clothes & shoes, bag for wet items
    ***Please apply sunscreen at home***
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  • JSE: This is the last week to check out library books. All books will be due next week during the students' assigned library times.
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  • Just a friendly reminder that all Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grade students who are VIRTUAL will be taking the NWEA state assessment Monday, May 10 starting at 8:15AM. Your child will need to come to Jim Stone Elementary to take this test. There’s no remote option this time per state guidelines. Please make sure to send your child with their charged chromebook.
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  • JSE: Yearbooks are in and we have extra for sale. If you missed the deadline, we still have a few for sale. Please send $23.25 either a check made out to JSE PTO and in the memo, put yearbook or send cash. Cash needs to be exact so office doesn’t have to make change. First come first serve.
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  • JSE: ONSITE students in grades K-2nd will be taking the state standardized NWEA this upcoming week—May 4th and May 5th. Please have your students to school on time and try to avoid appointments if possible.

    VIRTUAL students in grades K-2nd will be taking the assessment Monday, May 10 starting at 8:15AM. There is not a remote option for the assessment this time. Students MUST come onsite to take the assessment. Please bring a charged chromebook, mask, water bottle, and snack. We will administer both the math and reading the same day to save you an extra trip.
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  • JSE: Teacher Appreciation is approaching quickly. We need YOU to make this successful. And what a better year to love on our teachers than this untraditional school year. There are lots of ways you can help. Please review the sign up below. If you would like to contribute please drop off items to the school office labeled "Teacher Appreciation" on the date they are due.

    https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040a4caaac238-teacher

    Thank you for making this week special for our teachers! JSE PTO

    If you have any questions, please contact Emily at emilym@conwaycorp.net
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  • JSE: The date for the spring individual pictures should be APRIL 29, not May 29. I'm getting ahead of myself! Sorry!
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  • JSE: Thursday, May 29 is Spring Individual Picture Day. We are also having a "Dress Your Best" Spirit Day that day.
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  • JSE: For those who are signing up for items for TAW please go by the date you sign up for on the sign up genius . The only items due this week are the gift cards. Thank you so much and please reach out to me with any questions.
    emilym@conwaycorp.net





    https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040A4CAAAC238-teacher

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  • JSE: Teacher Appreciation is approaching quickly. We need YOU to make this successful. And what a better year to love on our teachers than this untraditional school year. There are lots of ways you can help. Please review the sign up below. If you would like to contribute please drop off items to the school office labeled "Teacher Appreciation" during the week of April 19th - April 23rd.

    Thank you for making this week special for our teachers! JSE PTO

    If you have any questions, please contact Emily at emilym@conwaycorp.net

    https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040A4CAAAC238-teacher
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  • JSE: Teacher Appreciation is approaching quickly. We need YOU to make this successful. And what a better year to love on our teachers than this untraditional school year. There are lots of ways you can help. Please review the sign up below. If you would like to contribute please drop off items to the school office labeled "Teacher Appreciation" during the week of April 19th - April 23rd.

    Thank you for making this week special for our teachers! JSE PTO

    If you have any questions, please contact Emily at emilym@conwaycorp.net

    https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040A4CAAAC238-teacher
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  • JSE: Our BOGO fair starts today. Click the link to add money to your child's eWallet account. We also take cash or checks. The book fair will close at noon on Thursday.

    https://www.scholastic.com/bf/jimstoneelementaryschool4
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  • JSE: Attention 4th grade parents: 4th grade students will be taking the state mandated ACT Aspire beginning first thing Monday morning. PLEASE MAKE SURE YOUR CHILD’S CHROMEBOOK IS FULLY CHARGED EACH DAY. The assessment will begin right after the bell rings and will go until at least 10:00 each day. Parents, please have your child at school on time because a student cannot enter the room once the assessment begins. Also, please try to avoid any appointments until after 10ish each day if possible. We appreciate your support in making testing week a successful one!

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  • JSE: Attention 4th grade parents: 4th grade students will be taking the state mandated ACT Aspire beginning first thing Monday morning. PLEASE MAKE SURE YOUR CHILD’S CHROMEBOOK IS FULLY CHARGED EACH DAY. The assessment will begin right after the bell rings and will go until at least 10:00 each day. Parents, please have your child at school on time because a student cannot enter the room once the assessment begins. Also, please try to avoid any appointments until after 10ish each day if possible. We appreciate your support in making testing week a successful one!

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  • JSE: Teacher Appreciation is approaching quickly. We need YOU to make this successful. And what a better year to love on our teachers than this untraditional school year. There are lots of ways you can help. Please review the sign up below. If you would like to contribute please drop off items to the school office labeled "Teacher Appreciation" during the week of April 19th - April 23rd.

    Thank you for making this week special for our teachers! JSE PTO

    If you have any questions, please contact Emily at emilym@conwaycorp.net

    https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040A4CAAAC238-teacher
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  • JSE: If you weren't able to access the sign in sheet for the virtual author visit, you should be able to do so now. Sorry about that! Don't forget to sign in, because Mrs. Bentley will be drawing a winner from the sign ins and giving away a Kid Kindle Fire! Don't miss out!
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  • JSE: We are so happy to share our virtual author presentation! Author Jefferson Knapp has provided a virtual presentation for us to share. The link for the presentation is below. Also, there is a sign up sheet. Please sign in by Sunday, April 18 for a chance to win a fabulous prize.

    Here's the link for the author visit:
    https://youtu.be/D2tDMYnXVCo

    Click here to sign in:
    https://forms.gle/quzhcQzBJu3s7upQ8

    Here's the link to purchase Jefferson Knapp's books. He gives a promo code for 20% off in the video.
    The books are available at www.krakenbooks.com
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  • Conway Public Schools will return to offering onsite instruction only for the 2021-22 school year. The district will not offer a virtual option for CPSD students.

    All current CPSD students (virtual or onsite) will complete next year’s registration in July. You will receive a message when it’s time for returning registration. Nothing else needs to be done at this time.

    If you would like your child to attend school virtually for 2021-22, options are available outside of CPSD. We have linked some information on our website under "Find it Fast." Click on "2021-22 Instruction."

    Please keep in mind these are separate and independent educational agencies not affiliated with Conway Public Schools. Choosing one of these options is similar to transferring to/from another school district. Students enrolled in these academies will not have CPSD teachers or curriculum because they are no longer Conway Schools students.  Students may re-enroll in CPSD when they are ready to return onsite.

    Conway Public Schools believes onsite learning is what is best for our students next year. As always, we are committed to providing a safe and caring environment where all students can learn each day.   
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  • JSE: We are so happy to share our virtual author presentation! Author Jefferson Knapp has provided a virtual presentation for us to share. The link for the presentation is below. Also, there is a sign up sheet. Please sign in by Sunday, April 18 for a chance to win a fabulous prize.

    Here's the link for the author visit:
    https://youtu.be/D2tDMYnXVCo

    Click here to sign in:
    https://forms.gle/quzhcQzBJu3s7upQ8

    Here's the link to purchase Jefferson Knapp's books. He gives a promo code for 20% off in the video.
    The books are available at www.krakenbooks.com
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  • JSE: We are so happy to share our virtual author presentation! Author Jefferson Knapp has provided a virtual presentation for us to share. The link for the presentation is below. Also, there is a sign up sheet. Please sign in by Sunday, April 18 for a chance to win a fabulous prize.

    Here's the link for the author visit:
    https://youtu.be/D2tDMYnXVCo

    Click here to sign in:
    https://forms.gle/quzhcQzBJu3s7upQ8

    Here's the link to purchase Jefferson Knapp's books. He gives a promo code for 20% off in the video.
    The books are available at www.krakenbooks.com
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  • JSE: Unfortunately, Scholastic sent us the wrong book fair so the book fair will either be delayed or cancelled. Mrs. Bentley will keep you updated as she finds out. Sorry about the inconvenience!
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  • JSE: Attention 3rd grade parents: 3rd grade students will be taking the state mandated ACT Aspire beginning first thing Monday morning. The assessment will begin right after the bell rings and will go until at least 10:00 each day. Parents, please have your child at school on time because a student cannot enter the room once the assessment begins. Also, please avoid any appointments until after 10ish each day.
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  • JSE: We are so happy to share our virtual author presentation! Author Jefferson Knapp has provided a virtual presentation for us to share. The link for the presentation is below. Also, there is a sign up sheet. Please sign in by Sunday, April 18 for a chance to win a fabulous prize.

    Here's the link for the author visit:
    https://youtu.be/D2tDMYnXVCo

    Click here to sign in:
    https://forms.gle/quzhcQzBJu3s7upQ8

    Here's the link to purchase Jefferson Knapp's books. He gives a promo code for 20% off in the video.
    The books are available at www.krakenbooks.com
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  • JSE: Attention 3rd grade parents: 3rd grade students will be taking the state mandated ACT Aspire beginning first thing Monday morning. The assessment will begin right after the bell rings and will go until at least 10:00 each day. Parents, please have your child at school on time because a student cannot enter the room once the assessment begins. Also, please avoid any appointments until after 10ish each day.
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  • JSE: Next week, Jim Stone is hosting a Buy One Get One Free Book Fair for students only. Beginning on Tuesday, students may purchase a book and get one at equal or lesser value for free. The books at this fair are $5.99 or less. You can use our eWallet or send cash or check made out to Jim Stone Elementary.

    Visit our Home Page. The online fair is NOT buy one get one free.

    https://www.scholastic.com/bf/jimstoneelementaryschool4
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  • JSE: Let's Stock the Teacher's Lounge!! The lounge is in need of some items. If you would like to provide any items please drop them off any time the week of April 5 - April 9 to the school office. Thank you for helping spoil our teachers and staff.

    Follow the link to sign up:
    https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040a4caaac238-stock


    JSE PTO
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  • JSE: Let's Stock the Teacher's Lounge!! The lounge is in need of some items. If you would like to provide any items please drop them off any time the week of April 5 - April 9 to the school office. Thank you for helping spoil our teachers and staff.

    Follow the link to sign up:
    https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040a4caaac238-stock


    JSE PTO
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  • JSE: Here are a few announcements:

    Week of April 12: 3rd Grade ACT Aspire

    Tuesday, April 13-Friday, April 15: Buy One Get One Free Book Fair. All books are $7.00 and under and are buy one get one free. The book fair is during school hours and only for students.

    Week of April 19: 4th Grade ACT Aspire

    April 27 and 28: Virtual students onsite for ACT Aspire

    April 29: Spirit Day: Dress Your Best
    Spring Picture Day (Watch for more information later this month)
    Birthday Snack Day






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  • JSE: This is just a reminder that Wednesday, March 31 is the last day to order yearbooks and guarantee you get one.

    To purchase a yearbook this year, go to yearbookforever.com
    The cost to purchase is $23.25. Don't miss out!

    Also thanks to everyone who submitted photos!
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  • 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. 
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  • JSE: This is just a reminder that Wednesday, March 31 is the last day to order yearbooks and guarantee you get one.

    To purchase a yearbook this year, go to yearbookforever.com
    The cost to purchase is $23.25. Don't miss out!

    Also thanks to everyone who submitted photos!
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  • JSE: Tomorrow, March 30 is the deadline to register (online or paper) for Kid’s Run Arkansas.
    JSE has 25 students registered. The more the merrier!! If you are interested in registering please follow the link below:

    https://runsignup.com/Race/AR/Conway/KidsRunArkansas
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  • JSE: Candy grams are still for sale! If we reach our goal of $2000 by Friday, we will have a popsicle party on Monday! We are halfway there.
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  • JSE: This is just a reminder that Wednesday, March 31 is the last day to order yearbooks and guarantee you get one.

    To purchase a yearbook this year, go to yearbookforever.com
    The cost to purchase is $23.25. Don't miss out!

    Also thanks to everyone who submitted photos!
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  • JSE: The Kids Run Arkansas sign-up deadline is approaching fast! The deadline to register is March 30. To register online go to: https://runsignup.com/Race/AR/Conway/KidsRunArkansas. Paper registration forms can be downloaded @ https://conwayregionalhfc.org/kids/kids-programs. Paper forms & $ can be turned into Mrs. Breashears.
    Please consider participating in this family friendly & memory making event! You will have loads of fun & can help the JSE PE Department at the same time.

    Laurel Breashears
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  • JSE: Tomorrow is the last day for the book fair. Unfortunately a lot of our titles sold out very quickly. I'm waiting on a restock order, but I'm not sure if it will make it here on time. All of the titles are available on our online fair. Follow the link below and scroll down to see our online titles.

    https://www.scholastic.com/bf/jimstoneelementaryschool2
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  • JSE: The spring book fair is open tomorrow! Check out the book fair website to see the interactive flyer, set up an eWallet account, or purchase from the online fair. Ewallet customers will get VIP access to the book fair.

    The book fair runs from Monday, March 15-Thursday, March 18. The book fair will be during school hours for the students only due to COVID restrictions.

    The online book fair is OPEN!!

    https://www.scholastic.com/bf/jimstoneelementaryschool2
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  • JSE: The spring book fair is coming! Check out the book fair website to see the interactive flyer, set up an eWallet account, or purchase from the online fair. Ewallet customers will get VIP access to the book fair.

    The book fair runs from Monday, March 15-Thursday, March 18. The book fair will be during school hours for the students only due to COVID restrictions.

    The online book fair is OPEN!!

    https://www.scholastic.com/bf/jimstoneelementaryschool2
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  • JSE: If anyone has any snow day pictures you can submit them to sking32.sk@gmail.com or yearbookforever.com access code: JimStone2020
    Also send any pictures from virtual days, Valentine boxes, or first day photos. Thanks!
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  • JSE: Kids Run Arkansas® is going virtual this year! Kids Run Arkansas® is presented by Conway Regional Health & Fitness Center and the title sponsor is Groovy Smiles Pediatric Dentistry. For the virtual event, participants can complete the 1-mile or 3-mile run/walk anytime April 17 - 24.

    This link will take you directly to the RunSignUp registration link: https://runsignup.com/Race/AR/Conway/KidsRunArkansas

    This link will take you to our website: https://www.conwayregionalhfc.org/kids/kids-programs. A button is available for both online registration and the paper registration form.

    Deadline to register is March 30th!

    Each year, the schools with the highest percentage of participation are awarded scholarships for their physical education programs. In 2019, over 1,000 participated from 43 different schools across Arkansas with $8,000 in scholarships awarded!
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  • JSE: Just a few reminders..

    *Don't forget that We are now accepting referrals for our GT program for students in grades 2-4 ONLY. If you are interested, follow the link below for more information. The deadline for parent referrals is March 19. Attached is the Spanish version of the form.

    https://share.peachjar.com/flyers/2009219/districts/2948

    *To purchase a yearbook this year, go to yearbookforever.com
    The cost to purchase is $23.25 and the deadline is 3/31/2021
    Don't miss out!

    If you would like to order a yearbook ad for your 4th grader, you can order online at yearbookforever.com before March 10. If you decide to send back the form and have the yearbook company design the ad, please send a photo with your child's name and wording to sking32.sk@gmail.com.

    Please call Sandra King at 501-652-1078 or email at sking32.sk@gmail.com for any questions. Thanks!



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  • JSE: We are now accepting referrals for our GT program. If you are interested, follow the link below for more information. The deadline for parent referrals is March 19. Attached is the Spanish version of the form.

    https://share.peachjar.com/flyers/2009219/districts/2948
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  • JSE: The state standardized ACT Aspire will be administered to our 3rd and 4th graders starting in April.
    ONSITE 3rd graders will take the assessments Monday, April 12-Thursday, April 15.
    ONSITE 4th graders will take the assessments Monday, April 19-Thursday, April 22.
    VIRTUAL 3rd and 4th graders MUST come onsite to take this assessment on April 27 and 28 starting at 8:30AM. There will NOT be an option to test remotely. This is mandated by the state.
    All assessments will take place promptly after the tardy bell rings at 8:10AM. Students should be finished each day around 10:00.

    More information will be sent out about the upcoming assessments, but we did want to give you a heads-up so that you can make arrangements for any appointments (doctor, dental, etc) around these times/dates.
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  • JSE: Attention parents of 4th graders: Attached is the information for purchasing a yearbook ad for your 4th grade student to celebrate their time at Jim Stone Elementary and to celebrate their completion of elementary school. If you would like to participate, fill out and complete the order form attached or you can order online at yearbookforever.com before March 10. If you decide to send back the form and have the yearbook company design the ad, please send a photo with your child's name and wording to sking32.sk@gmail.com.

    Please call Sandra King at 501-652-1078 or email at sking32.sk@gmail.com for any questions. Thanks!
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  • JSE: Can you believe that February is almost over already? Attached is the Home/School Connection newsletter for March.

    March Important Dates
    March 10: 4th Grade Yearbook Ad Deadline (Watch for Information)
    March 15-19: Spring Book Fair
    March 18: Spirit Dress Day: Dress Like a Tourist
    March 22-26: Spring Break
    March 31: Yearbook Orders Due


    To order a yearbook, go to yearbookforever.com. The price is $23.25.

    Have a fantastic weekend!
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  • Tomorrow, Friday, February 26th will be a virtual day for all Conway Public Schools students so our teachers can receive the second dose of the COVID vaccine. Obviously this was planned at the beginning of February, before we knew this second day would follow a series of virtual days due to the weather. It is important for our teachers and staff to get the second dose and complete their vaccination process. We appreciate the understanding and support of our parents and families, and look forward to returning to a normal schedule next week.
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  • JSE: Don't forget that tomorrow is Spirit Dress Day: Dress up in Wampus Cat or your favorite sports team clothes.

    Also, tomorrow, we will celebrate our Valentine's Day parties.

    Friday, February 26, students will virtual.

    Have a great day!
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  • JSE: This is a busy week! On Thursday, we have our Valentine's Day parties as well as a free spirit dress up day: Dress in Wampus Cat or your favorite sports team clothes.

    On Friday, February 26, school will be completely virtual.

    To purchase a yearbook this year, go to yearbookforever.com
    The cost to purchase is $23.25 and the deadline is 3/31/2021
    Don't miss out!

    Have a fantastic week!
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  • 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.

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  • JSE: We will have our class Valentine's Day celebrations on Thursday, February 25 so that everyone will have an opportunity to shop and prepare. Happy Valentine's Month! Enjoy your weekend and stay safe!
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  • JSE: We will have our class Valentine's Day celebrations on Thursday, February 25 so that everyone will have an opportunity to shop and prepare. Happy Valentine's Month! Enjoy your weekend and stay safe!
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  • 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.
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  • 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!
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  • JSE: Since we be virtual tomorrow, we will celebrate Valentine’s Day when we return to school. Remember that we are scheduled to be virtual tomorrow, Friday, and Monday. Be safe!
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  • 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.
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  • JSE: Here are upcoming dates to add to your calendar.

    February 12- No School- Virtual Day for Students and Staff

    February 15- No School- Virtual Day for Students and Staff

    February 26- COVID Vaccine Clinic (Dose #2) for CPSD Staff (Virtual Day for
    Students)

    March 22-26- No School- Spring Break

    May 28- Last Day of School
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  • JSE: Happy February! Here are several important things happening in February. Also, attached is our Home/School Connection Newsletter for the month of February.

    Friday, February 5: School is all virtual. Students will NOT report to school.

    Friday, February 12 and Monday, February 15: School is all virtual. Students will NOT report to school.

    Thursday, February 25: Spirit Day: Show your school or team pride. Wear Wampus Cat clothing or dress up in your favorite sports team clothing! This is a for fun spirit day. Students do not need to bring money to participate.
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  • JSE: Friday, January 29 at 1:30, we will be having our monthly PTO Zoom Meeting.

    Here's the link and the information to log on. We hope to see you there!

    Topic: Jim Stone PTO Meeting
    Time: Jan 29, 2021 01:30 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

    Join Zoom Meeting
    https://conwayschools-net.zoom.us/j/2224723954?pwd=TEZsTXRZYzZTUklzcVJaNW9uR2NFUT09

    Meeting ID: 222 472 3954
    Passcode: Stallions1
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  • JSE: Friday, January 29 at 1:30, we will be having our monthly PTO Zoom Meeting.

    Here's the link and the information to log on. We hope to see you there!

    Topic: Jim Stone PTO Meeting
    Time: Jan 29, 2021 01:30 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

    Join Zoom Meeting
    https://conwayschools-net.zoom.us/j/2224723954?pwd=TEZsTXRZYzZTUklzcVJaNW9uR2NFUT09

    Meeting ID: 222 472 3954
    Passcode: Stallions1
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  • JSE: Onsite K-2nd students will take the NWEA test Tuesday and Wednesday of next week (January 19th and 20th). Please make sure your child's Chromebook is charged.
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  • JSE: Onsite K-2nd students will take the NWEA test Tuesday and Wednesday of next week (January 19th and 20th). Please make sure your child's Chromebook is charged.
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  • JSE: PTO will be having its next Zoom meeting on January 29 at 1:30. The Zoom link will be sent out closer to meeting time. We would love to see you there!

    From phones and tablets to streaming movies and YouTube, tech and media are everywhere. Kids love easy access to shows, games, and information. Parents and caregivers love that kids can learn on the go (and stay busy when dinner's cooking). But it's easy to overdo it when the phone never stops pinging and the next episode plays automatically. Families can keep media and tech use in check by following a few simple practices. Please see the attached tips to help you help your family balance media use.
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  • JSE: Thank you JSE families for all your generous donations! Because of you the staff and teachers at JSE enjoyed 5 days of Christmas Cheer to end their last week of school. Each day they were surprised with something different to spread some holiday cheer. This included sonic drinks/prepackaged snacks, gift cards, hot chocolate bombs individually wrapped, signs by card my yard, and large tote bags. We are blessed with such amazing staff and teachers that have worked so hard during these uncertain times. Thank you for helping us spread the love. We are thankful for each of you.
    Merry Christmas!
    JSE PTO
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  • 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
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  • JSE: If you have signed up for an item this week to spread holiday cheer to JSE staff and teachers please drop off at the office by tomorrow. Thank you for all your help making their week Merry & Bright!
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  • JSE: Tomorrow is Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer Day! Dress up like a reindeer! Also, tomorrow are our class Christmas parties. Please follow the guidelines for birthday snack day.

    We would love for you to submit casual school photos from events like the first day of school , from zoom meetings, or anything Jim Stone related. To submit them, go to the yearbooksforever.com website and enter the code JimStone2020. Help us make the yearbook awesome!
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  • JSE: Tomorrow’s dress up day theme is Frosty the Snowman. Be creative!
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  • JSE: Next week will be our Holiday Spirit Week. Attached is the theme for each day. Please dress according to the song of the day and be creative!

    Class Christmas parties will be on Thursday, December 17. Please follow birthday snack guidelines.

    Kindergarten: 1 pm
    1st Grade: 2pm
    2nd Grade: 1:30 pm
    3rd Grade: 1:30 pm
    4th Grade: 1:45 pm

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  • JSE: Don't forget to sign up to help spread some Holiday Cheer the week of December 14 -18th to our staff and teachers at Jim Stone. There is a sign up below for items needed to make this a success. As always, there is an option to contribute if you do not have time to grab items. These funds will be used to purchase the remainder of items needed. You can make payments to Jim Stone PTO through paypal at jimstonestallions@gmail.com. Please make your contribution to Friends and Family and put "Christmas" in the comments/memo section.

    If you would like to help with the crafty side of this contact Emily at emilym@conwaycorp.net.



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  • JSE: Let's Spread some Holiday Cheer the week of December 14 -18th to our staff and teachers at Jim Stone. There is a sign up below for items needed to make this a success. As always, there is an option to contribute if you do not have time to grab items. These funds will be used to purchase the remainder of items needed. You can make payments to Jim Stone PTO through paypal at jimstonestallions@gmail.com. Please make your contribution to Friends and Family and put "Christmas" in the comments/memo section.

    If you would like to help with the crafty side of this contact Emily at emilym@conwaycorp.net.



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  • JSE: Next week will be our Holiday Spirit Week. Attached is the theme for each day. Please dress according to the song of the day and be creative!

    Class Christmas parties will be on Thursday, December 17. Please follow birthday snack guidelines.

    Kindergarten: 1 pm
    1st Grade: 2pm
    2nd Grade: 1:30 pm
    3rd Grade: 1:30 pm
    4th Grade: 1:45 pm

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  • JSE: Let's Spread some Holiday Cheer the week of December 14 -18th to our staff and teachers at Jim Stone. There is a sign up below for items needed to make this a success. As always, there is an option to contribute if you do not have time to grab items. These funds will be used to purchase the remainder of items needed. You can make payments to Jim Stone PTO through paypal at jimstonestallions@gmail.com. Please make your contribution to Friends and Family and put "Christmas" in the comments/memo section.

    If you would like to help with the crafty side of this contact Emily at emilym@conwaycorp.net.



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  • JSE: We would love for you to submit casual school photos from events like the first day of school , from zoom meetings, or anything Jim Stone related. To submit them, go to the yearbooksforever.com website and enter the code JimStone2020. Help us make the yearbook awesome!
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  • JSE: If you paid for a t-shirt or hoodie through Pay Pal, please make sure to send the order form to school with your child's name and t-shirt size. Pay Pal doesn't show that information.

    PTO is selling Jim Stone Elementary school shirts and hoodies. Please see the attached photo for the logo. The logo will be in blue and both the t-shirt and the hoodie will be grey. Please send the attached form and money no later than Friday, December 4. These are pre-order shirts only, so no additional shirts will be ordered. Don't miss out on this opportunity to show your school spirit!
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  • JSE: PTO is selling Jim Stone Elementary school shirts and hoodies. Please see the attached photo for the logo. The logo will be in blue and both the t-shirt and the hoodie will be grey. Please send the attached form and money no later than Friday, December 4. These are pre-order shirts only, so no additional shirts will be ordered. Don't miss out on this opportunity to show your school spirit!
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  • JSE: Individual student make-up pictures will be this Wednesday, December 2nd. Onsite students are scheduled from 8:30 to 9:00 and virtual students will be from 9:00 to 9:30. Onsite parents please email your teacher for a form to be sent home. We will have forms available for virtual parents to fill out once you get here. Attached is the price list. Please add 9.125% tax to the total. Also, please wear a mask if you are bringing your child. Thank you!

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  • JSE: Individual student make-up pictures will be this Wednesday, December 2nd. Onsite students are scheduled from 8:30 to 9:00 and virtual students will be from 9:00 to 9:30. Onsite parents please email your teacher for a form to be sent home. We will have forms available for virtual parents to fill out once you get here. Attached is the price list. Please add 9.125% tax to the total. Also, please wear a mask if you are bringing your child. Thank you!

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  • JSE: PTO is selling Jim Stone Elementary school shirts and hoodies. Please see the attached photo for the logo. The logo will be in blue and both the t-shirt and the hoodie will be grey. Please send the attached form and money no later than Friday, December 4. These are pre-order shirts only, so no additional shirts will be ordered. Don't miss out on this opportunity to show your school spirit!
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  • JSE: PTO is selling Jim Stone Elementary school shirts and hoodies. Please see the attached photo for the logo. The logo will be in blue. Also attached is the order form. Forms and money are due no later than Friday, December 4. These are pre-order shirts only, so no additional shirts will be ordered. Don't miss out on this opportunity to show your school spirit!
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  • JSE: Tomorrow, Thursday, November 19 will be a Spirit Day at Jim Stone Elementary! Wear a hat for fun to show your Jim Stone Spirit!

    Tomorrow is also the last day for our onsite book fair. For more information on our virtual fair and how to use the Scholastic eWallet, please visit our book fair homepage at https://www.scholastic.com/bf/jimstoneelementaryschool3

    Next week, November 23-27 is Thanksgiving Break.
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  • JSE: Parents,

    As you may know, we have scheduled a “Family Code Night” at-home learning event for all K-4 families today, Tuesday, Nov. 17, at 7:00 PM. We encourage you to attend with your children--it's great fun, and important learning.

    Join the Livestream at the start time by copying and pasting this link:
    https://bit.ly/nationalfamilycodenight

    Is coding experience needed? None! Just a shared tablet, Chromebook or computer for each two family members, connected to the internet.

    Are there prizes? Yes! Everyone gets a Code@Home Guide, full of coding games and activities. And one lucky family will win a special prize drawing for a Home Robotics Bundle from Wonder Workshop, featuring Dash the Robot.

    I hope you and your children will join in Tuesday for this family fun and shared learning. We’ll see you online!

    Mark Lewis
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  • 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!
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  • JSE: Parents,

    As you may know, we have scheduled a “Family Code Night” at-home learning event for all K-4 families this Tuesday, Nov. 17, at 7:00 PM. We encourage you to attend with your children--it's great fun, and important learning.

    · What is Family Code Night? Watch this short video, which describes the event. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9c-WDTDJ6uM&feature=youtu.be

    · How can you participate? Join the Livestream at the start time at this link. https://bit.ly/nationalfamilycodenight

    · Is coding experience needed? None! Just a shared tablet, Chromebook or computer for each two family members, connected to the internet.

    · Are there prizes? Yes! Everyone gets a Code@Home Guide, full of coding games and activities. And one lucky family will win a special prize drawing for a Home Robotics Bundle from Wonder Workshop, featuring Dash the Robot.

    I hope you and your children will join in Tuesday for this family fun and shared learning. We’ll see you online!

    Mark Lewis

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  • Mr. Ron, a frequent substitute in Conway passed away recently. We will miss Mr. Ron.
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  • JSE: Parents,

    As you may know, we have scheduled a “Family Code Night” at-home learning event for all K-4 families this Tuesday, Nov. 17, at 7:00 PM. We encourage you to attend with your children--it's great fun, and important learning.

    · What is Family Code Night? Watch this short video, which describes the event. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9c-WDTDJ6uM&feature=youtu.be

    · How can you participate? Join the Livestream at the start time at this link. https://bit.ly/nationalfamilycodenight

    · Is coding experience needed? None! Just a shared tablet, Chromebook or computer for each two family members, connected to the internet.

    · Are there prizes? Yes! Everyone gets a Code@Home Guide, full of coding games and activities. And one lucky family will win a special prize drawing for a Home Robotics Bundle from Wonder Workshop, featuring Dash the Robot.

    I hope you and your children will join in Tuesday for this family fun and shared learning. We’ll see you online!

    Mark Lewis

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  • JSE: Our book fair officially begins on Monday! Students can pay with cash or via eWallet. Their designated time to buy a the book fair will be when they have library activity during the week. I will allow a few students at a time to shop at other times. This year, the book fair will be different than in past years due to Covid-19 restrictions and will be students only.

    The virtual online fair is also open. See our book fair website for more information.

    If you set up an eWallet account for your child, he or she may begin shopping tomorrow in our onsite book fair.


    Thank you for helping to make our book fair a success!
    Check out the book fair website for more information.

    Don't forget that our Virtual Family Coding Night is Tuesday, November 17 at 7pm. Mrs. Bentley will send out the login information Monday and Tuesday.

    https://www.scholastic.com/bf/jimstoneelementaryschool3
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  • JSE: Don't forget that today at 1pm, our PTO meeting will be held via Zoom.

    https://uca-edu.zoom.us/j/83491787815?pwd=MGo0QlhLQ0JFM3V4NEo1dk0zWEJOQT09
    Meeting ID: 834 9178 7815
    Passcode: 364173

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  • JSE: Our PTO meeting is tomorrow, Friday, November 13 at 1:00 pm via Zoom

    Here is the information to join the zoom meeting.

    https://uca-edu.zoom.us/j/83491787815?pwd=MGo0QlhLQ0JFM3V4NEo1dk0zWEJOQT09

    Meeting ID: 834 9178 7815
    Passcode: 364173
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  • JSE: Our PTO meeting is tomorrow, Friday, November 13 at 1:00 pm via Zoom

    Here is the information to join the zoom meeting.

    https://uca-edu.zoom.us/j/83491787815?pwd=MGo0QlhLQ0JFM3V4NEo1dk0zWEJOQT09

    Meeting ID: 834 9178 7815
    Passcode: 364173
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  • JSE: Don't forget that the book fair is open this week for eWallet purchases. Next week will be cash and eWallet. To set up an eWallet account, please go to our book fair homepage. Also, this is a student only fair due to Covid 19 restrictions.

    https://www.scholastic.com/bf/jimstoneelementaryschool3
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  • JSE: Fundraiser incentive "card my yard signs" will be placed in yards or sent home with students on Tuesday. Thanks, PTO
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  • JSE: Attention Virtual Families: If you ordered pictures, you may come by the school and pick them up. They are in.
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  • JSE: It's time for the book fair! This year, the book fair will be different than in past years due to Covid-19 restrictions. We will have a virtual online book fair for everyone and an onsite fair for students only.

    The virtual online fair is already open for business! See our book fair website for more information.

    If you set up an eWallet account for your child, he or she may begin shopping tomorrow in our onsite book fair.

    Our onsite book fair will November 16-19 for students paying with cash or eWallet.

    Thank you for helping to make our book fair a success!
    Check out the book fair website for more information.

    https://www.scholastic.com/bf/jimstoneelementaryschool3
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  • JSE: Happy Friday!

    *Next Wednesday, November 11, Jim Stone Elementary will be changing over to a new phone system. Our phones may be down temporarily on Wednesday morning, but they shouldn't be out for a long time. If you need anything that morning and can't get through on the phone, you can email Mr. Lewis at lewism@conwayschools.net.

    *Also on Wednesday, students will have a hearing screening.

    *Friday, November 13, there will be a PTO meeting at 1:00 on Zoom. Be watching for more information next week.

    *We are still collecting cranberry sauce for CAPCA. The class that POPS out with the most SAUCE will get special time with Mrs. Haynes, which means the class that wins will get popcorn, a drink, and a movie.

    *November 17 is our virtual family event. We are participating in the National Family Coding Night beginning at 7pm. Mrs. Bentley will send the link again prior to November 17.

    *November 16-20, we will be hosting an onsite and virtual book fair. The onsite book fair will look very different this year because of Covid-19. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, our book fair will be for students only. Watch for more information about our eWallet program and more about the book fair next week.

    We will be closed the week of November 23-27 for Thanksgiving Break.

    Have a fantastic weekend!
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  • JSE: Jim Stone PTO appreciates your support for our school fundraiser. We will update you when the incentives come in to distribute to students. If your child is virtual, we will work with the school for a specific pick up day and time.
    Our next virtual PTO meeting is scheduled for Fri., Nov. 13 at 1:00 p.m. via Zoom
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  • JSE: Jim Stone Elementary will be participating in the Livestream Family Code Night on November 17, 2020 at 7:00 PM. You will join the Livestream at that time at this link:
    https://bit.ly/nationalfamilycodenight

    We hope to see you at our free virtual family night!
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  • JSE: Happy Friday! Here are a few announcements and a newsletter for parents.

    *CAPCA provides a complete holiday meal to low income individuals and families, and this year Jim Stone is supporting CAPCA’s annual Holiday Food Box distribution by collecting cranberry sauce that will go into these meal boxes. We will be collecting cranberry sauce during the month of November. The class that POPS out with the most SAUCE will get special time with Mrs. Haynes.

    *You still have time to participate in our fundraiser! You still have time to get those donations in by registering your child at www.getmovinfundhub.com. For School Identifier use 5d6fba251615c

    Have a fantastic and safe Halloween weekend!

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  • JSE: Tomorrow is the last day of our fundraiser. However, we will leave the fundraiser website open through Wed., Nov. 4 for any last-minute donations. Those donations will credit toward your child’s class and qualify for the incentives. Be sure to check out where your child’s class stacks up with others on the leaderboard. https://www.getmovinfundhub.com/events/5f2836fbb1d94/classroom-leaderboard


    PTO will place the order for fundraiser incentives next Friday. So be sure to get your child’s donations in soon to be included in the incentives count. See attached pictures of the fundraiser incentives.

    Thanks to everyone who has participated. You still have time to get those donations in by registering your child at www.getmovinfundhub.com. For School Identifier use 5d6fba251615c

    Our final registration incentive drawing is today.
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  • JSE: Tomorrow is our last day of Red Ribbon Week. We will shade out drugs by being a happy, brave, and drug free Jim Stone Stallion! Wear sunglasses and a Jim Stone or Conway shirt or something blue and white.
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  • JSE: Tomorrow, we are wearing pajamas to celebrate Red Ribbon Week. Making good choices to be drug free is the key to achieving our dreams
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  • JSE: We are continuing Red Ribbon Week tomorrow, Wednesday, October 28 by showing we are braver and stronger than drugs. Wear a superhero shirt to show how strong and brave we are against drugs.
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  • JSE: Red Ribbon Week and Fundraiser Info
    Tomorrow, Tuesday, October 27: Wear Crazy or Mismatched Socks
    Be HAPPY because it crazy to do drugs!


    Fundraiser Info:

    Last week for the fundraiser! Let’s finish strong!

    Team Rimlinger hit a home run and exceeded their goal! Their class will participate in a Chalk the Walk activity, and Mrs. Rimlinger will receive a special PTO gift. Team Missman is close to reaching their goal as well.

    Check out the fundraiser Classroom Leaderboard to see how your child’s class stacks up with the others. See attached pictures of the fundraiser incentives. https://www.getmovinfundhub.com/events/5f2836fbb1d94/classroom-leaderboard

    Students have logged almost 5,000 active minutes. This week is choice week. Students can choose how to get their active minutes.

    We are striving for 100% online registration and participation with ANY donation amount. Be sure to register your child by visiting www.getmovinfundhub.com. It's free, easy, and fast to register! For School Identifier use 5d6fba251615c

    We will give away our final registration incentive drawing on Thursday.

    Fun Fact: We received donations from 19 states: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Indiana, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, New Jersey, Ohio, Oklahoma, and Texas. We also received a donation from another country: Australia.
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  • JSE: We are saying no to drugs, not to Red Ribbon Week. Sorry about that! Wear red tomorrow to say no to DRUGS.
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  • JSE: Next week is Red Ribbon Week. Tomorrow, dress in red to say no to Red Ribbon Week 2020

    Be Happy. Be Brave. Be Drug Free.

    Monday, October 26: Wear RED
    Be HAPPY because it crazy to do drugs!

    Tuesday, October 27: Wear mismatched or crazy socks.
    Be BRAVE because we are stronger than drugs!

    Wednesday, October 28: Wear a SUPERHERO shirt.
    Be DRUG FREE because your choices are the key to your dreams!

    Thursday, October 29: Wear pajamas.
    SHADE OUT drugs by being a happy, brave, and drug free Jim Stone Stallion!

    Friday, October 30: Wear sunglasses and a Jim Stone/Conway Shirt, or Blue & White.








































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  • JSE; Check out the PTO fundraiser Classroom Leaderboard to see how your child’s class stacks up with the others. See attached pictures of the fundraiser incentives. https://www.getmovinfundhub.com/events/5f2836fbb1d94/classroom-leaderboard

    We are striving for 100% online registration and participation with ANY donation amount. Currently, only 20% of students have registered. Be sure to register your child by visiting www.getmovinfundhub.com. It's free, easy, and fast to register! For School Identifier use 5d6fba251615c

    We will draw names for our second registration give-away today.

    Fun Fact: We received donations from 18 states: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, New Jersey, Ohio, Oklahoma, and Texas. We also received a donation from another country: Australia.

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  • This Friday October 23rd is a "Virtual Day" for Conway Schools teachers and students. This is different from "Blended Fridays." On virtual days, all students will learn from home, similar to AMI days in the past. Teachers will be working virtually as well.  Students should log into Seesaw or Schoology to complete assignments for Friday. (No new material will be covered.)

    Sallie Cone Preschool is included in the virtual day.

    School resumes next week on our regular schedule Monday-Thursday (10/26-10/29), with Blended Friday (10/30) at the end of the week.   
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  • JSE: Virtual and Kindergarten Picture Day: (This is the picture that will be used in the yearbook)
    October 22nd will be for onsite Kindergarten and virtual Kindergarten through Fourth Graders. The link below is for a Sign-up Genius to schedule your time if you are a parent of a virtual student.

    https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B094DAFAB28A75-virtual

    Remember also that hearing and vision screenings will occur for our virtual students when they come to take pictures. Remember to bring glasses that day.
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  • JSE: Students logged 1,761 active minutes for our sports week. This week is Exercise Week. We encourage all students to get up and move with exercising throughout the week. Please post pictures to the Jim Stone Elementary PE Facebook page.
    Take a peek at the Classroom Leaderboard to see how your child’s class stacks up with others. There is still time to help them reach their classroom goal. Classes that meet the 100% classroom goal will get to “chalk the walk,” and the teacher receives a special PTO gift.
    We are striving for 100% online registration and participation with ANY donation amount. We currently have 19% (69 students) registered and 12% (43 students) who have participated. Jim Stone PTO greatly appreciates your help with supporting our school.
    We will have another gift card giveaway on Thursday. Be sure to register your child by visiting www.getmovinfundhub.com. It's free, easy, and fast to register! For School Identifier use 5d6fba251615c

    Fundraiser incentives include:
    $30- School Mask
    $50- School Water Bottle + School Mask
    $100- Card My Yard Sign + School Water Bottle + School Mask
    Fun Fact: We received donations from 15 states. Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Indiana, Michigan, Missouri, New Jersey, Ohio, Oklahoma, and Texas. We also received a donation from another country: Australia.
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  • JSE: Remember that we have Picture Day this week.

    October 21st will be for onsite First through Fourth Grades.

    October 22nd will be for onsite Kindergarten and virtual Kindergarten through Fourth Graders. The link below is for a Sign-up Genius to schedule your time if you are a parent of a virtual student.

    https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B094DAFAB28A75-virtual

    Remember also that hearing and vision screenings will occur for our virtual students when they come to take pictures. Remember to bring glasses that day.
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  • JSE: Because of Covid 19, Mr. Lewis's Report to the Public about Jim Stone Elementary will be virtual. Find the video clip in the link below. Please watch the video on the form and then type your name on the form and submit to indicate that you watched the video.

    https://forms.gle/fT7CDKgHT43Gra3f7
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  • JSE: Team Rimlinger is surging ahead. Team Missman, Team Philpott, and Team Dismuke are sitting atop the rankings.

    Today is our first drawing for students who have registered for our fundraiser. We are giving away two Kum and Go gift cards. We will continue to have a weekly drawing on Thursdays over the next couple of weeks. To qualify, students have to be registered for the fundraiser. Currently, we only have about 15% students registered. Be sure to register your child by visiting www.getmovinfundhub.com. It's free, easy, and fast to register! For School Identifier use 5d6fba251615c

    Fundraiser incentives include:
    $30- School Mask
    $50- School Water Bottle + School Mask
    $100- Card My Yard Sign + School Water Bottle + School Mask
    Classes that reach 100% of their goal will participate in a chalk the walk activity, and the teacher will receive a special PTO gift.

    Jim Stone PTO appreciates your help with our fundraiser. Keep logging your active minutes and don’t forget to post pictures on the Jim Stone Elementary PE Facebook page.

    Fun Fact: We have received donations from 12 states: Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Georgia, Michigan, Missouri, New Jersey, Ohio, Oklahoma, and Texas. Let’s try to get all 50 states to show some love for our school.

    Check out our fundraising website to keep up with our progress.
    https://www.getmovinfundhub.com/event-webpage/5f2836fbb1d94
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  • JSE: Because of Covid 19 restrictions, our annual Title 1 meeting will be virtual. Please click the link below to see Mr. Lewis's presentation. The agenda and sign in sheet can be accessed using the second link. Please make sure to respond to let us know you saw the information. Thanks!

    Mr. Lewis's Title 1 Presentation Link: https://youtu.be/qcYFx8dDyik

    Sign in and agenda: https://forms.gle/RsWLD9gUHqBTLBsw5
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  • JSE: Mrs. Rimlinger's class is "off to the races!" They have already accomplished 50% of their classroom goal in one day of fundraising. Great job!

    We will have our first registration incentive drawing on Thursday afternoon. Be sure to register your child by visiting www.getmovinfundhub.com. It's free, easy, and fast to register! For School Identifier use 5d6fba251615c
    * Email and/ or Text your child's student fundraising webpage with 10-15 friends and family. It’s super easy!
    * Post on Facebook or Twitter It's two clicks of a button to post. The average parent has 300 FB friends. You'll be surprised when donations come in from distant relatives/friends from HS/co-workers. Post and see what happens!

    Fun fact: We have received donations from 3 states so far. Let's see how many states we can get!
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  • JSE: Our Get Up and Move Fundraiser Challenge begins today! Below is the link to the website. Please register your child to participate! You can share pictures of your child completing an active challenge by posting to the Jim Stone Elementary PE Facebook page. The PE Facebook page is a closed group that requires a request with your child’s name to join.

    Register your Child by visiting www.getmovinfundhub.com It's free, easy, and fast to register! For School Identifier use 5d6fba251615c
    2. Email and/ or Text your child's student fundraising webpage with 10-15 friends and family. It’s super easy!
    3. Post on Facebook or Twitter It's two clicks of a button to post. The average parent has 300 FB friends. You'll be surprised when donations come in from distant relatives/friends from HS/co-workers. Post and see what happens!

    Week 1 (Oct. 12): Sports Week - complete 30 active minutes for 3-5 days
    playing/practicing a sport
    Week 2 (Oct. 19): Exercise Week - complete 30 active minutes for 3-5 days either
    walking, running, biking, etc.
    Week 3 (Oct. 26): Choice Week - complete 30 active minutes for 3-5 days doing an
    activity of your choice
    Incentives:
    $30 - school mask
    $50 - school water bottle
    $100 - card my yard sign
    Classes that reach their 100% goal – Chalk

    Thanks for helping us to make Jim Stone an awesome place to be!
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  • JSE: Virtual Students Only:

    On Thursday, October 22, your child will receive a hearing and vision screening after he or she takes a school picture. Please make sure that you bring glasses if your child wears them.

    Hearing and vision screening will occur on a different date for onsite students.
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  • JSE: Happy Friday! Here are some upcoming events:

    *School Pictures:
    October 21st will be for onsite First through Fourth Grades.

    October 22nd will be for onsite Kindergarten and virtual Kindergarten through Fourth Graders. The link below is for a Sign-up Genius to schedule your time if you are a parent of a virtual student.

    https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B094DAFAB28A75-virtual

    *School Fundraiser:
    Teachers have sent emails out about our upcoming fundraiser. If not, be looking for the information to come out on Monday.
    The fundraiser begins October 12 and ends October 30.

    *October 15 is the end of the 1st quarter and October 16 is the beginning of the 2nd quarter.

    *Remember that Friday, October 23rd will be an all virtual day for students and staff.

    *Hearing and Vision Screening: November 13
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  • JSE: Happy Friday! No surprise in 2020 that we will have to modify the way we do yet another thing. School pictures will be two days, so be looking for order forms to come home next week.

    October 21st will be for onsite First through Fourth Grades.

    October 22nd will be for onsite Kindergarten and virtual Kindergarten through Fourth Graders. The link below is for a Sign-up Genius to schedule your time if you are a parent of a virtual student.

    https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B094DAFAB28A75-virtual

    Thanks again for you flexibility and grace as we maneuver through this school year!
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  • JSE: Here's the PTO Zoom meeting information one more time. We hope to see you there!

    Topic: PTO Meeting
    Time: Oct 2, 2020 01:30 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

    Join Zoom Meeting
    https://uca-edu.zoom.us/j/97804349304?pwd=dHBFbm1QS0Y3S2pMczNRSHpmRW5oZz09

    Meeting ID: 978 0434 9304
    Passcode: 096151
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  • JSE: Our virtual PTO meeting is Friday, October 2 at 1:30 PM. Below is the Zoom link. We hope to see you there!

    Topic: PTO Meeting
    Time: Oct 2, 2020 01:30 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

    Join Zoom Meeting
    https://uca-edu.zoom.us/j/97804349304?pwd=dHBFbm1QS0Y3S2pMczNRSHpmRW5oZz09

    Meeting ID: 978 0434 9304
    Passcode: 096151
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  • JSE: Our virtual PTO meeting is Friday, October 2 at 1:30 PM. Below is the Zoom link. We hope to see you there!

    Topic: PTO Meeting
    Time: Oct 2, 2020 01:30 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

    Join Zoom Meeting
    https://uca-edu.zoom.us/j/97804349304?pwd=dHBFbm1QS0Y3S2pMczNRSHpmRW5oZz09

    Meeting ID: 978 0434 9304
    Passcode: 096151
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  • JSE: The district is allowing us to have birthday snacks, but with strict guidelines we must all follow:
    - All snacks must be individual and pre-packaged.
    - Please drop off snacks on the tables at the front entrance under the awning.
    - All snacks need to be labeled with your child’s and teacher’s names.
    - We miss our parents terribly, but we still cannot allow visitors into the buildings during the festivities. Please know how much you are appreciated.

    Our birthday celebrations for August and September will be on Thursday, October 1st.

    Thank so much for your continued patience and support!
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  • JSE: Just a reminder: A PTO meeting is scheduled for Fri., Oct. 2 @ 1:30 p.m. The meeting will be via Zoom, and we would love for you to attend. The Zoom information will be sent out closer to the day of the meeting
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  • 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
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  • JSE: A PTO meeting is scheduled for Fri., Oct. 2 @ 1:30 p.m. The meeting will be via Zoom, and we would love for you to attend. The Zoom information will be sent out closer to the day of the meeting
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  • Please read these important reminders for parents regarding instruction (both virtual and onsite) this year: www.conwayschools.org/page/860
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  • JSE: If you would like to help PTO love on our teachers, email Emily at emilym@conwaycorp.net.
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  • 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.


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  • JSE: For the next two weeks, kindergarten will be learning about colors. To help them, please wear these colors on the following days:

    Monday, August 31: Red Day
    Tuesday, September 1: Yellow Day
    Wednesday, September 2: Blue Day
    Thursday, September 3: Green Day
    Friday, September 4: Orange Day
    Monday, September 7: Closed for Labor Day!
    Tuesday, September 8: Purple Day
    Wednesday, September 9: Brown Day
    Thursday, September 10: Black Day
    Friday, September 11: Pink or White Day

    Remember that school will be closed on Monday, September 7 for Labor Day.

    Have a fantastic weekend!
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  • JSE: On site students will begin checking books out after Labor Day. For now, during library time, Mrs. Bentley is letting the students choose a book that has been weeded from the collection. These books are for the students to keep and should not be returned to school.
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  • JSE: We are off to a great start! Thanks to everyone for your assistance as we begin the 20-21 School Year. Please remember these things:

    - Parents can use the parking lot by the bus lane and saferoom to drop off in the mornings.

    - PM transportation changes cannot be made by phone. Parents must email the teacher and copy both Mr. Lewis and Mrs. DeFoor to make a change. These will be checked at 2:30.

    - Please continue to be patient with technology as we are still working through some issues beyond our control.

    Again, thank you!

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  • Most students should now be able to login and access our Learning Management Systems without issue.

    If you are still having difficulty, please email studenttechhelp@conwayschools.net.

    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
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  • JSE: Onsite students will be coming home with Chromebook User Agreements once they've been on campus. When these are returned, each child will be assigned a Chromebook to take back and forth daily to home and school. Keep the charger at home and charge each night prior to returning the Chromebook to school the next day. If you are wanting insurance, please send $20 exact change or check and we will send home a receipt. Thank you!
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  • JSE: Don’t forget to send a water bottle to school with your child every day. Thanks!
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  • 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
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  • JSE: Parents of third grade students, don't forget that tonight will be our Zoom meeting!

    Virtual Students at 6:00
    Onsite Students at 6:30

    The invite information was sent through email.

    We can't wait to see you!
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  • JSE: Please follow the link to access our Virtual Open House.


    https://sites.google.com/conwayschools.info/jsevirtualopenhouse2020/home
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  • JSE: For those who are coming to pick up materials for virtual instruction, please come to the front of the school according to the option you chose. We can only allow one parent in the building and no students. Please bring $20 exact change or check per Chromebook if you are wishing to purchase Chromebook insurance. Thank you!
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  • 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. 
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  • JSE Correction: Accessibility will be available on Tuesday, August 18th. Sorry for the date confusion!
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  • JSE: Good afternoon! Elementary parents will be able to access their child's teacher placement through the CPSD app and the Home Access Center (HAC) on the afternoon of Wednesday, August 18th. Thank you!
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  • 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.
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  • JSE: Good morning! This message is for the parents of students who have chosen the virtual method of instruction for the first semester this year. Please click on the link below and fill out the form so that we can plan accordingly:
    https://forms.gle/Zi886ng8Jwt4xYaZ9
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  • 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!
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