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Important Message Regarding Monday's Solar Eclipse

Dear LRSD Parents/Guardians:

On Monday, August 21, 2017, our city will be in the path of a partial solar eclipse. This event is predicted to take place during the early afternoon hours—specifically between 11:45 a.m. and 2:45 p.m.  The best time for viewing for Little Rock is approximately 1:15 p.m.

The Little Rock School District (LRSD) has created lessons and programming around the partial eclipse.  LRSD has also purchased ISO-Certified (eclipse-safe) viewing glasses for students and school staff.  A copy of the certification is attached here.


This is perhaps a “once-in-a-lifetime” educational opportunity; however, safety during the eclipse is a priority for LRSD.  We will take all precautionary measures to make this experience safe, educational and enjoyable.   Homemade filters or ordinary sunglasses, even very dark ones, are not safe for looking at the sun. Students will not be permitted to look at the un-eclipsed or partially eclipsed sun through unfiltered cameras, telescopes, binoculars, or other optical devices, with or without glasses. Students will be closely supervised at all times.  Additionally, classroom teachers have discussed safety with students as part of their lesson plans.

Please see the attached safety guidelines:

As an alternative to outside viewing, students will have the opportunity to view a live-stream of the eclipse provided by NASA at  Students with approved eclipse glasses and signed permission slips from parents/guardians will be allowed to view the eclipse.  Students who do not return the permission slip will remain inside to watch the live-stream and participate in other related activities.  Parents who have signed permissions slips, but wish to change their minds, may indicate to the school on Monday that they do not wish their students to participate in outside viewing.

Thank you as we work together to ensure that our students have a safe and enjoyable learning experience.


Fare Agreement Offers Passholders Unlimited Bus Access

(Aug. 15, 2017) — The Little Rock School District and Rock Region METRO have partnered to offer LRSD high school students a fare-free universal transit pass for the 2017-2018 academic year. The program, which provides passholders with unlimited bus rides for one year, launches Friday.

“We’re excited to team with the Little Rock School District to offer this pass,” said Jarod Varner, Rock Region METRO executive director. “The pass lets public high school students, their families and our city’s commuters get more value out of our transit system by reducing traffic and parking congestion, reducing carbon emissions, improving our air quality, and eliminating the need for parents and other caregivers to make additional school drop-off and pick-up trips during peak commuting hours.”

The universal pass program debuts Friday, Aug. 18 with an initial rollout to Excel and Metro students. The school district will supply students with related special identification. Passholders will then be able to show their specially marked IDs to Rock Region METRO bus drivers to use the system, free of charge, during all system operating hours and on all routes. Through the universal pass program, LRSD will pay one monthly flat fee to Rock Region METRO in exchange for the ability for all high school students to have unlimited use of the bus system.

“Transportation can be the difference in whether our students have access to educational enrichment, vocational training and jobs. We are happy to partner with Rock Region METRO to make that access even more attainable by removing the fee barrier for our students,” said Michael Poore, LRSD superintendent. “As we grow LRSD educational offerings, the ability to quickly connect students from school to school and from schools to internships and other employment opportunities is important to our success.”

August 14: First Day of School is “Dads Take Your Child to School Day”



Invite your Facebook friends to vote for your photo before the contest closes on Wed., Aug. 23.

The top 25 will receive invitations to the 50 Fantastic Fathers Luncheon on August 31. Another 25 Dads will be randomly selected to receive “wild card” invitations. All prizes will be distributed at the 50 Fantastic Fathers Luncheon. You must be present to collect a prize. Contest dates subject to change.

Click to download printable flyer

LRSD Proposes Capital Improvements Using Second-Lien Loans

Proposed Capital Improvements Using Second-Lien Loans

June 23, 2017 - The Little Rock School District plans to move forward on the construction of a new high school located in southwest Little Rock, off Mabelvale Pike Road and Richsmith Lane. The District will utilize second lien bond financing that will generate $90 million in construction funds. The District plans to use $55-60 million of these funds to assist in the construction of the new high school. The remaining funds will be designated for capital improvements, including roofs, HVAC upgrades, and security enhancements. Click here to see the list of projects.  The following should be noted about this capital improvement plan:

2017 Free Immunizations - GET READY FOR BACK-TO-SCHOOL

Free immunizations are available from Baptist Health Community Outreach at the locations listed in the link below
Click on this link to see the Flyer

Backpacks filled with school
supplies and personal hygiene kits.
While supplies last.

If you have Medicaid please bring
proof of coverage.

(Please bring your shot records)

Edcamp Arkansas 2017

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An organic, participant-driven professional learning experience
for educators across Arkansas and beyond!

Event Date
September 16, 2017
8:00 – 3:00

Don Roberts Elementary School
16601 LaMarche Drive
Little Rock, AR 72223

Principal Assignments for 2017-18 School Year

The Little Rock School District is pleased to announce the following selections for high school principal at school sites listed below:


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