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Classes Resume Tomorrow for LRSD - Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018

Graphic depicting 3 students returning to schoolAttention LRSD Students and Parents:

Welcome Back!

Please be advised that classes for LRSD will resume tomorrow
(Thursday, January 18, 2018) with buses running their normal routes. We look forward to seeing students!

Thank you and enjoy the rest of your day.

Schools Closed - Wed. Jan. 17 - Offices Open for 12-Month Employees

Due to inclement weather, schools in the Little Rock School District will be closed tomorrow - Wednesday, January 17.

Twelve-month employees should report to work, but please travel safely.

Tomorrow will also be an AMI day for students. Please visit the story related to AMI on our website for details.

Thank you and have a safe evening.

Important Flu Safety Tips

Dear Parents:

With news that the flu epidemic is impacting families nationwide, we wanted to remind you and your students of important health tips.  Health officials remind us of these four tips which are common sense and practiced daily, but are the best defense to keep yourself and your family well:

  1. wash your hands frequently
  2. use a tissue to cover your nose and mouth when sneezing or coughing
  3. avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth
  4. avoid physical contact with anyone who displays symptoms

Flu symptoms include:

  • fever
  • cough
  • sore throat
  • chills
  • fatigue
  • body aches
  • Vomiting
  • diarrhea

If your child exhibits any of these symptoms, please do not send him or her to school, just as a precautionary measure and to ensure that others do not become sick as well.

In our schools we have implemented a daily routine to emphasize frequent hand washing, using hand sanitizer when entering a room and wiping down the desks at the end of the day with disinfectant wipes.

The district works closely with the Arkansas Department of Health and the CDC and has a pandemic flu policy in place; however, we also need to work together as a school family to prevent the spread of the flu.  Thank you for your attention to this very important and timely reminder. 

LRSD Monitors Weather Developments Ahead of Return to School

January 15, 2018

Attention LRSD Parents and Students:

We are monitoring the weather and should it become necessary to close schools, we will notify you via our normal communication channels:

Blackboard (ParentLink) notification system: call, email, text, and LRSD App
LRSD.org website
LRSD TV – Comcast Channel 4 and U-verse Channel 99
LRSD social media sites
Local television and radio stations, print media

The Little Rock School District has submitted an Arkansas Arts Council grant application for Cloverdale and Henderson Middle schools

The Little Rock School District has submitted an Arkansas Arts Council grant application for Cloverdale and Henderson Middle schools. The AR Arts Council grant provides funding for an in school drama elective providing an additional arts option. Community input is invited. Please contact Linda Young at linda.young@lrsd.org to share your ideas or volunteer.

LRSD Monitors Weather Developments Ahead of Return to School

Attention LRSD Parents and Students:

We are monitoring the weather and should it become necessary to close schools, we will notify you via our normal communication channels:

Blackboard (ParentLink) notification system: call, email, text, and LRSD App
LRSD.org website
LRSD TV – Comcast Channel 4 and U-verse Channel 99
LRSD social media sites
Local television and radio stations, print media

Important Reminder About Assignments During Inclement Weather

Photo of 3 students with homeworkAttention LRSD Parents:

You may have already received information from your child’s school related to class assignments on inclement weather days or any other day that school may be closed during an unforeseen emergency – known as the Alternate Method Instruction (AMI) plans.  Please read the letter below and follow instructions sent home by your child’s teachers. 

While we do not anticipate any inclement weather in the Little Rock area in the immediate forecast, we wanted to remind you of the AMI plans for your student.  If you have any questions, please contact your child’s school.

Meantime, in the event of inclement weather, LRSD will notify you the following ways:

  • Blackboard (ParentLink) – phone calls, email, texts and Little Rock School District App (it’s a good time to download the App)
  • LRSD.org – District website
  • LRSDTV.org – District Channel, Comcast Channel 4; U-verse Channel 99
  • Social Media – Facebook, Instagram, Twitter (it’s a good time to connect to us using our social media platforms)
  • Local television and radio stations
  • Print media

AMI Parent Letter English

AMI Parent Letter Spanish

Proposals for Future Use of Woodruff School Site

The following proposals have been submitted for the future use of the Woodruff school site.  Input regarding these proposals is being collected from members of the Capitol View/Stifft Station Neighborhood Association until 7 p.m., Wednesday, January 10.  

Recent Submissions to LRSD for 3010 W 7th Street - PDF

Watch us Work

Capital Improvements Underway “Now” - Thanks to Second-Lien Loan

Happy New Year and Welcome Back!

Welcome Back!

LRSD students return  for the fall semester Wednesday, January 3, 2018.  Be sure to look for our community report in your mailbox.  It features the 2017 Annual Report as well as interesting District highlights and information. 

                                Picture of Supt. Mike Poore working from roof of LRSD admin building

Public Meeting to Discuss LRSD's Facility Master Plan

Attention Parents and Community Members:

A public meeting will be held to discuss the district's Facility Master Plan, Thursday, December 14, 2017 in the Student Center at the LRSD administration building, 810. W. Markham. The discussion will take place in conjunction with the regular meeting of the Community Advisory Board. Both will be televised on LRSD TV (Comcast Channel 4 or U-verse Channel 99) or can be viewed via live stream on lrsdtv.org.  The meeting begins with celebrations at 5:30 p.m.; the facility discussion and CAB meeting  follow immedaitely after.

LRSD’s EXCEL Medical Students Benefit from Blue & You Grant

           

EXCEL Logo(December 6, 2017) - The Little Rock School District is among only 40 recipients out of more than 200 applicants to be awarded a grant from the Blue & You Foundation for a Healthier Arkansas.  LRSD’s EXCEL Advanced Medical Sciences Program will receive the $117,460 requested grant to support concurrent credit opportunities for students who are studying careers related to medicine. 

Get Your Student Started Early With LRSD's Pre-K Program

Get Your Student Started Early With LRSD's Pre-K Program
Open Enrollment Underway Until Friday, December 15, 2017

Pre-K Registration Only at Geyer Springs ECC

Jammin' For Jackets Basketball Tournament Thursday-Saturday, Dec. 7-9

The best of the best basketball players will be showcased during the Williams Sporting Group's annual "Jammin' for Jackets," tournament, Thursday-Saturday, December 7-9, 2017, Cirks Arena at Hall High School, 6700 "H" Street.

                Jammin' For Jackets Bracket for tournament that shows all teams and times, start 4 p.m. Thursday

Jammin' For Jackets Basketball Tournament Thursday-Friday, Dec. 7-9

The best of the best basketball players will be showcased during the Williams Sporting Group's annual Jammin' for Jackets tournament, Thursday-Saturday, December 7-9, 2017, Cirks Arena at Hall High School, 6700 "H" Street.

                Jammin' For Jackets Bracket for tournament that shows all teams and times, start 4 p.m. Thursday

2nd Annual Kitchen Cabinet to Support LRSD Students

                                        Kitchen Cabinet LogoLRSD new logo

LOCAL RESTAURANTS KICK OFF ‘RESTAURANTS GIVE BACK’ HOLIDAY FOOD DRIVE FOR LITTLE ROCK SCHOOL DISTRICT STUDENTS

Group aims to provide food for students in need while out-of-school for the holidays

(December 1, 2017) - The Little Rock Kitchen Cabinet, a group of local restaurant owners and operators, joined Little Rock School District Superintendent Mike Poore Friday to kick off the “Restaurants Give Back” food drive aimed at ensuring students in the District have plenty to eat while out-of-school for the upcoming holiday break.  Participating restaurants will serve as drop off locations for food items December 1 – December 8.

“Our restaurant, and our other Kitchen Cabinet restaurant members are excited to again partner with the Little Rock School District for ‘Restaurants Give Back,’” said Capi Peck, owner of Trio’s restaurant.  “We have seen that this is a major need in our community, and we greatly appreciate our customers’ generosity in helping to ensure students have food to eat this holiday season.  We collected 1.5 tons of food last year, and we hope to collect even more this year,” said Peck.

“Unfortunately, we know that for many of our students, the breakfast and lunch they receive at school may be the only meals they get during the day,” said Poore.  “We want to make sure that for the two weeks they are out of school, students have relatively nutritious food they can prepare at home.  We are grateful for our Little Rock restaurant partners and to their patrons throughout our community for stepping up to the plate to help with this important effort during such a busy time of year,” said Poore.

Below is a list of needed items, along with participating local restaurants that will serve as drop-off locations December 1 – December 8.

Top Ten Needs List

  • Canned Meats/Fish/Poultry
  • Canned Vegetables
  • Canned Fruits
  • Canned/Packaged Meals
  • Peanut Butter
  • Pasta
  • Pasta Sauces
  • Cereal
  • Soups
  • 100% Juices
  • MONETARY DONATIONS ALSO WELCOME
  • PLEASE – NO GLASS!!!

 

Participating Restaurants

  • Trio’s
  • Whole Hog North Little Rock
  • Green Leaf Grill
  • Green Leaf Grill Express
  • Potbelly Sandwich Shop (both locations)
  • U.S. Pizza (all 9 Central AR locations)
  • Gus’s Fried Chicken
  • Lost 40
  • Heights Taco and Tamale
  • Old Mill Bread
  • UA Pulaski Technical College Culinary Arts Institute
  • Bossa Nova
  • Rosalia’s
  • River Market   (inside area)

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