Coronavirus Facts and Resources
Educational (AMI) Resources
Starting Monday, March 30th, AETN (Arkansas PBS) will modify its regularly scheduled programming from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and will provide special curriculum-based programming while schools are closed. AETN (PBS) airs on Comcast Channel 3 and U-verse Channel 2
You should also be following the AMI plans provided to you by your child's teacher/school. If you have qestions or need assistance, pleace contact your child's principal. You may access your principal's contact information on the Schools page of the lrsd.org website. The schools tab is found on the upper righthand side of the landing page (front page).
The schedule is:
Grades pre-K-2 - 8-9:30 a.m.
Grades 3-5 - 9:30-11 a.m.
Grades 6-8 - 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
This programming can be used in place of the Alternative Method of Instruction packets normally used during unforeseen school closures for such events as snowstorms or, like earlier this year, widespread flu.
The Arkansas Education Department will send digital packets, including Spanish language materials, to each school district.
More information and all of the packets as well as additional resources can be found at:
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- Alternate Method of Instruction (AMI) FAQs
- Latest Update from Supt. Mike Poore - 4.7.20
- Latest Update from Supt. Mike Poore - 4.6.20
- Latest Message for Parents from Supt. Mike Poore - 4-2-20
- Latest Message for Parents from Supt. Mike Poore - 4.1.20
- AETN (Arkansas PBS) will provide curriculum-based programming while schools are closed from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m
- Latest Health Update from LRSD Supt. Mike Poore 3.23.20
- Message from City of Little Rock and Mayor Frank Scott - "Stay In; Tell a Friend"
- SBA Offers Assistance to Arkansas Small Business Impacted by Coronavirus (COVID-19)
- Economic Injury Worksheet
- Steps to Help Cope with Evolving Coronavirus Situation
- Talking to Children about COVID-19
- https://www.healthy.arkansas.gov/ - Current information from the AR Department of Health
- https://uamshealth.com/- New 24-hour digital connection to healthcare professionals
- El lavado de las manos: Las manos limpias salvan vidas
- Arkansas Children's Hospital - (501) 364-1100
- www.internetessentials.com or call 1-855-846-8376- Two months of free internet service
CDC Recommendations that will help us all stay Healthy
- Wash your hands frequently. Wash your hands with soap and water for over 20 seconds. Share with your younger students how to wash appropriately.
- When greeting someone, use a fist bump or elbow bump rather than a handshake or hug.
- Ask your students not to share personal items like drinks, food, etc.
- If you get sick or your student gets sick, stay home. If you have a fever, the CDC advises you call your doctor rather than making an office or hospital visit.
Recommendations for LRSD Staff
- Avoid the use of alcohol based sanitizers. Alcohol-based sanitizers have led to eye issues as our younger students typically are not used to this type of product.
- Avoid use of bleach in your classrooms. This is not a recommended product in schools at any time. Use of aerosol sanitizing sprays should also be avoided when children are around. Such sprays can aggravate asthma and cause other respiratory distress.
- Avoid use of hand wipes, as many students are allergic to these type of products. If they need a hand wipe, allow them to use the restroom to properly wash their hands with liquid soap.