CHS Parent Messages

  • 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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  • Attention Seniors! If you have not ordered a cap and gown yet, please do so BEFORE Monday, March 1, to make sure yours arrives before distribution day. The cost of a cap and gown unit ONLY is $43.65, and orders may be placed at Jostens.com.
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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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  • 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 High School is having a scheduling night for Rising Sophomores (current Freshman) who are VIRTUAL students. Student schedules for the 2021-22 school year will be completed on this night. It will be held on Thursday, February 25th at 6:30 pm in the Conway High School cafeteria. Please contact the Conway High School Counseling Center with any questions. Here is a link to the course catalog: https://www.conwayschools.org/Page/576
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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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  • 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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  • February 19 is the VERY LAST DAY to guarantee a copy of this year’s Wampus Cat Yearbook. We will not be ordering plenty of extras like we have in the past. The only way to make sure you receive a copy of this year’s yearbook is to order online at www.jostensyearbooks.com or by bringing $60 to Mrs. Bratton in Room 601.
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  • Parents,
    Third 9-weeks Interim Progress Reports (IPRs) will go home today with onsite students. All students' IPRs can be accessed through HAC.
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  • Conway High School Students Launch Virtual Black History Museum



    Fellow students, parents, and members of the community are invited to experience “2021: A Year of Triumph” as students at Conway High School proudly debut the Black History Museum, a collaborative project designed in conjunction with the celebration of Black History month.



    The Black History Museum is a virtual experience that allows visitors to explore student-created projects to learn more about Black history. The website is designed to look like a real museum—there are research articles, presentations, art pieces, musical compositions, poetry, and more.



    Students were given freedom to pick topics they were interested in, giving them ownership and appreciation for the historical content. Conway High School History Teacher Brick Cullum says this project helps students relate to one another.



    “The Black History Museum from its earliest stages was conceived as a way to let the students take control of a conversation that we all need to be a part of. When we appreciate and understand more about Black History, we appreciate and understand our fellow human beings so much more clearly. It’s all about value and caring for each of our kids.“



    Planning for the project began back in August, when Cullum sat down with his students and asked for their input. The online platform, adapted for COVID-19 precautions, meant all students, both onsite and virtual, could fully participate in the Museum.



    “There are quite literally hundreds of student voices represented in the project. Each student in the African American History courses (roughly 100 students total) created exhibits for the museum and participated in discussions of theme, layout, etc. Beyond this, 10th-12th grade English classes created various contributions accounting for hundreds of student submissions. Orchestra students recorded music for the website and did research too. There were really so many different young people who were able to shape what their vision of the project was, which made it really fun to work on over the course of the year.“



    Guests are invited to visit the Black History Museum at this link:

    https://sites.google.com/conwayschools.info/2021-a-year-of-triumph/home



    Visitors can see original student artwork and read poetry, essays, and student reflections on a variety of Black History topics.



    “It’s a collection of what young people wanted to create to demonstrate their appreciation for and love of Black history,” says Cullum. “Young people have a voice. We owe them to hear it. I’m really proud of the kids.”
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  • Happy Black History Month! Today marks the launch of the Conway High School Black History Museum, a virtual experience created entirely by our incredibly talented students! We want to encourage you to explore, learn, and reflect with us. Feel free to share to help us show off our students and their hard work!

    Visit the website at: https://sites.google.com/conwayschools.info/2021-a-year-of-triumph/home
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  • Conway High School is having a scheduling night for Rising Seniors (current Juniors) who are VIRTUAL students. Student schedules for the 2021-2022 school year will be completed on this night. It will be held Thursday, February 4th at 6:30 p.m. in the CHS cafeteria. Please contact the Conway High School Counseling Center with any questions.
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  • Attention Seniors: This is the last week to order caps and gowns for $26.74. On February 1 an additional shipping fee will be added, and the cost will be $43.65. Order yours today at Jostens.com. Packets are available in the front office.
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  • Attention Seniors: If you have not ordered a cap and gown yet, please order before January 31. If you order during January—and order a cap and gown only—the cost is $26.74. However, an additional shipping fee will be charged beginning February 1, and the new cost will be $43.65. So order yours today at Jostens.com. Packets are available in the front office.
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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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  • Congrats to Calli Miller for winning our school-wide essay contest! She will now represent CHS in the 2021 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Statewide Essay Contest! Good luck, Calli!

    Essay Contest Winner Calli Miller

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  • CHS distributed second nine weeks Interim Progress Reports to onsite students today. All students can access their second nine weeks Interim Progress Reports through HAC.
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  • 3 days remain for special fall pricing on yearbooks. Order yours online at www.jostensyearbooks.com before prices go up.
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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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  • As the holiday season approaches, please consider donating a gift card for CHS teachers. We will begin raffle drawings next month.

    https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080C44A5AF2BA3FF2-chspto

    Thank you!
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  • CHS Photography students competed virtually with students from all across the state in the Ozark Media Arts Festival on November 10-12. The results are in and our students did incredibly well!

    Kalina DeRusse won PHOTOGRAPHY STUDENT OF THE YEAR!

    Here are the OMAFX Upload Photography winners:

    Portrait:
    1st Ethan Rickett
    2nd Robert Marruffo
    3rd Ari Merritt

    Animal/Wildlife:
    1st Alison Cecil
    2nd Trey Akester
    3rd MaKenzie McGlawn

    Architecture:
    3rd Alex Gruchalski

    Black/White:
    3rd Desiree Cogdill

    Creative:
    1st Alison Cecil
    3rd MaKenzie McGlawn

    Lifestyle:
    1st Jackson Karl

    Digitally Manipulated:
    1st Ashton Johnson

    Graphic Design:
    1st Trey Akester
    3rd Kalina DeRusse

    OMAFX Onsite Photography Winners:
    3rd Place: Commercial Photography
    Avery Grummer, Avery Moore, Robert Marruffo

    2nd Place: Graphic Design
    Kalina DeRusse

    Photography is taught by Mrs. Ashley Moore.

    Congrats to all of these students!
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  • “If you are planning to switch your child’s Spring Semester instruction from virtual/onsite or from onsite/virtual, please make sure you contact the school before Friday December 11th to make the necessary arrangements.”

    Spanish: "Si planea cambiar de instrucción en el semestre de primavera de su hijo(a) a virtual/presencial ó, de presencial/virtual, asegúrese de comunicarlo a la escuela antes del Viernes 11 de Diciembre para hacer los arreglos necesarios".
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  • Attention Seniors: Here is the video of the cap and gown presentation. While you are encouraged to order online, you will also have the option to order by phone or by mail. Cap/gowns are required for anyone who wants to walk at graduation.
    https://vimeo.com/471957620/4b0ff1c952
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  • Just a reminder that Conway High School will be hosting a FAFSA Parent Night tonight. It will be located in the two downstairs computer labs from 6-7:30. Financial aid representatives from local colleges will be available to assist families in completing the FAFSA. Tax information from 2019 will be needed to successfully complete the application. Please contact the counseling center with any questions.
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  • Parents,

    First nine weeks report cards were distributed Thursday, Oct. 22nd to onsite students, mailed to virtual students, and can be found in HAC.

    If you wish to conference regarding your student, please contact your student's teacher, counselor, or the school. Conferences can be scheduled the week of Oct. 30th - Nov. 6th or anytime thereafter.

    Thank you!
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  • Parents/Students, First Nine Weeks Report Cards were sent home with onsite students today and will be mailed home to Virtual students on Monday, Oct. 26th. All students First Nine Weeks Report Card grades can be found in the Home Access Center (HAC).
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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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  • On Wednesday, October 14th, Conway High School will be giving the PSAT.  Non-testing students will remain at home on this day and work on assignments, while testing students will be on campus from 8:00-12:00.  Students testing include the following groups:

    *10th grade students taking Pre-AP and AP courses.
    *Any other 10th grade students who self-nominate to take the exam (Students should contact their counselors to be included by October 2nd.).
    *Any Junior who registers and signs up in the counseling center (Deadline:  October 2nd).

    **Students not taking the PSAT will not come to school on October 14th and access their schoolwork virtually.

    After testing, all testing students will be dismissed to go home.
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  • On Wednesday, October 14th, Conway High School will be giving the PSAT.  Non-testing students will remain at home on this day and work on assignments, while testing students will be on campus from 8:00-12:00.  Students testing include the following groups:

    *10th grade students taking Pre-AP and AP courses.
    *Any other 10th grade students who self-nominate to take the exam (Students should contact their counselors to be included by October 2nd.).
    *Any Junior who registers and signs up in the counseling center (Deadline:  October 2nd).

    **Students not taking the PSAT will not come to school on October 14th and access their schoolwork virtually.

    After testing, all testing students will be dismissed to go home.
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  • The deadline to order the yearbook is Friday, Oct. 9!

    Yearbook deadline

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  • CHS is celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month!

    Hispanic Heritage Month

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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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  • Please read these important reminders for parents regarding instruction (both virtual and onsite) this year: www.conwayschools.org/page/860
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  • CHS Make-up pictures will be in the lecture hall on October 13. On-site students will be called from class alphabetically. Virtual students should enter through the main office to be photographed in the lecture hall according to the attached schedule.
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  • Parents,

    Students have received Schoology Parent Codes so that you can now log in to check your child's progress in the Schoology platform. Please check with your child to receive your code and instructions to sign up.
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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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  • 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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  • Parents,
    Please refer to this link for information about how your student can access Schoology. Thank you! Click here to access the slideshow.

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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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