The Calico Rock School District is pleased to announce that USDA has authorized all meals served in August to be at no cost to the students because the Calico Rock School District was approved for the Seamless Summer program earlier this year! We will be serving meals to all students at no cost as long as funds are available until December 31, 2020!
However, we need all families to continue to fill out and return meal applications just as you have in the past. Your school district receives federal dollars based on the number of students who are eligible for free or reduced meals. In other words, the more students who are eligible, the more federal dollars the district receives to pay for things like tutoring and technology.
If you need assistance with the application contact Stacy Sherrill at the high school (870)-297-3745, Julie Hargett at the elementary (870)-297-8533 or Chelsie Moss at the central office (870-297-8339. As always, we are glad to help our Pirate families.
Thank you for your support.
If you have not filled out your 2020-21 lunch form, please do so as soon as possible. School lunch forms are filled out each year to reflect the current status of the household. The following information is being provided as a guide to aide you in completing the form. If you are in need of additional information or forms, please contact the High School @or the Elementary @ 870-297-8533. Thank you for your cooperation.
From FFA Club:
Concerns surrounding the health and safety of our community have weighed heavily on our organization. We always look forward to hosting the FFA rodeo every year...However, this year with so much uncertainty and health concerns, the Calico Rock FFA is cancelling our Rodeo event. We hope to come back even bigger and better next year! We pray that everyone stays safe and healthy! As always we appreciate the support of our community and hope to see you all soon!
Calico Rock School District Provides Hand Soap
Frequent hand washing has been determined to be one method of slowing the spread of COVID-19 in addition to wearing a face covering and social distancing. In an attempt to help our community, slow the spread of the virus, the Calico Rock School District has secured approximately 2,800 bottles of hand soap to be distributed to our students, faculty and staff at no charge. They will be distributed next week. Thank you for your efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19.
Remember, wash your hands frequently, wear face coverings and social distance whenever possible.
Thank you for your support.
Jerry Skidmore, Superintendent
Calico Rock School District
There will be no school on Monday, September 7 in observance of Labor Day.
Although students will receive meals at no charge through December 31, 2020, it is imperative that parents continue completing and submitting free and reduced meal applications. State and federal funds received by our district, are determined by the free and reduced percentages collectively from meal applications. Families who have not completed a meal applications are strongly encouraged to do so.
Parents, please do not drop off students before 7:30. They will not be permitted in the building until that time and due to social distancing expectations they are not to congregate outside the doors. The doors will open at 7:30. Car Rider dismissal will begin at 3:00. If you need your child or children before that time, please contact the office @ 870-297-8533.
Thank you for you patience and cooperation.
There will be no golf matches today.
Tuesday September 8th at 6:00 p.m. (TODAY) we will have our first booster club meeting of the year. Please plan on attending the meeting to help plan for the upcoming year.
The meeting will be in the high school cafeteria.
Please watch the weather tomorrow morning (Friday, August 28). The weather forecast is predicting 90-100% chance of rain during morning drop off. Please do not drop off your students before 7:30. Elementary temperature checks will be set up inside the building. K-4 will go through the Big Tree Doors and 5-6 will go through the main doors. High School temperature checks will be done inside the building at the bus drop off entrance and the main entrance doors for car rider/driver drop off. Social distancing and mask requirements will remain in place.
If you have any questions or concerns please contact: Elementary office @ 870-297-8533 and HS @ 870-297-3745.
The Deer bus is running late this morning. Sorry for any inconvenience.
Working in the public school system today is very rewarding yet very trying at the same time. Sometimes there are things we want to share with you, the parents, in order to maintain your trust but at the same time, for privacy reasons, we cannot. Therefore, we are careful and limit the information that we put out to the public. I think you understand.
That being said, I regret to inform you that an employee and a student have been determined to be a "Close Contact" in regards to the COVID-19. A Close Contact is someone who has been in close contact with another person who tested positive. They would have been in close contact with that person for a cumulative of 15 minutes within 48 hours prior to them receiving the positive test results. The employee in this situation has tested negative. Unless a new test indicates the first one was a false positive, the employee will have to quarantine for 14-24 days and will not be on campus. For now, that is all that I am at liberty to share with you.
The Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) and the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) have set protocols for districts to follow in these situations. For example, we are required to have a Point of Contact (POC) and an alternate for employees to report to and to be the liaison between the District and ADH. More information about the POC can be found in your child's packet.
Please be assured that we are taking precautions to keep our children and our employees safe and healthy.
Thank you for trusting Calico Rock School District and for your patience in these trying times.
Jerry Skidmore, Superintendent
Calico Rock School District
Tomorrow is the first day of school! We can't wait to see everyone both face to face and virtually.
High School virtual students all need to check their email for the link to the Zoom Meeting at 8:00 a.m. tomorrow morning. You are able to Zoom from your chrome book or your phone. We are having an assembly like we always do but this time we are having it through Zoom meetings with students in their classrooms so they can social distance and virtual students will be attending via the internet.
On-site students please make sure you wear your masks. Your temperature will be taken before you enter the building. The front entrance and the bus entrance are the only two doors students will enter.
This year may look a little different but we are going to have a great year!!! We can ensure that by following the guidelines that the CDC has given us and by following the state mandate to wear our masks. Let's do our part to slow the spread of the virus so we can have all the activities we have had in the past.
I am so looking forward to seeing everyone both in person and via the Zoom meeting. 8:00 a.m. can't get here fast enough!!! See you in the morning!
Calico Rock High School
We will not be delivering food backpacks today. If your family is in need, please contact Ms. Kim at the Elementary office @ 870-297-8533 or 870-291-0421. Backpacks will be distributed on Thursday, August 27th.
Open House is today from 4:00-6:30. Please remember to adhere to social distancing/mask guidelines. Teachers will be greeting you in the parking lots on both campuses. If you are new to the area you may call the office ahead of time to pick up an enrollment packet. If you are choosing virtual (offsite) learning, please call the office to set up a time to pick up your Chromebook/packet. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the High School @ 870-297-3745 or the Elementary @ 870-297-8533.
The Calico Rock School District will be hosting a "Parking Lot" Open House event on Tuesday, August 18 from 4:00-6:30. Teachers on both campuses will be set up in the parking lots of each building to meet and greet and handout registration packets. Social distancing/Safe practice guidelines will be maintained.
It's getting real Seniors!!!! It's time to take you senior composite pictures. August 19th at 9:00 a.m - 12:00 p.m. we will start taking composite pictures. I will have your reserved time by Wednesday morning. Please call the office and give us your cell number so I can text you your reserved time when we have that ready. You can also call after Wednesday and find out the time at the office at 870-297-3745.
We will collect all of your cell numbers and have a mass text for just you for future times we need to reach you with info.
It will be great to see you! Can't wait to get this year started!!
If you have not had an opportunity to fill out the survey, please do so at your earliest convenience. The survey is crucial in helping structure both our offsite and onsite learning for the 2020-21 school year. Thank you for your time and consideration. If you have any questions or concerns please contact the district office @ 870-297-8339.