Jim Stone Announcements
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
Please read these important reminders for parents regarding instruction (both virtual and onsite) this year: www.conwayschools.org/page/860
JSE: If you would like to help PTO love on our teachers, email Emily at email@example.com.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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
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!
JSE: Don’t forget to send a water bottle to school with your child every day. Thanks!
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
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!
JSE: Please follow the link to access our Virtual Open House.
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!
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.
JSE Correction: Accessibility will be available on Tuesday, August 18th. Sorry for the date confusion!
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!
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.
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:
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!