Flu shots are even more important this year! Flu shots will be given at school on Wednesday October 28. Forms need to be turned in ASAP! Extra forms are available or email me and I’ll send you one. Delite.firstname.lastname@example.org. Please consider getting your child vaccinated. If you have questions please call me or your healthcare provider.
Just wanted to remind everyone that on Monday, October 19th, 2020, UACCB will be here at Concord to present "filling out your FAFSA." This is the free application for federal student aid. We encourage all seniors and one parent/guardian to attend. You can come anytime between 3:30 and 6:00 p.m. We will meet in Ms Griffis' room, so we ask that you use the entrance closest to the gym. You will want to bring your social security number, federal income tax information, and an FSA ID to sign the FAFSA electronically. If you don't have an FSA ID, we can get you one that evening. If you have any questions please contact Mr Tarver. Hope to see you there!
A great day of learning in preschool! Mud Play is important for children to develop and practice their fine and gross motor skills, increase awareness of their senses, particularly touch, improve hand/ eye coordination and develop their social and emotional skills, including taking turns and leading/following directions.
This is just a reminder that Concord Schools will start its Blended Learning Fridays this Friday October 9th. This will allow students to work virtually from home on Fridays. As long as they complete the virtual work assigned to them, they will not be counted absent. Please find the Blended Learning Friday Parent Questionnaire link below. If you have not already filled it out, please do. We are trying to figure out how many students will be on campus. Also, there is a link that goes over many frequently asked questions. Questionnaire Link https://forms.gle/qqQWeQDCDwLU1LPX6 Frequently Asked Questions https://docs.google.com/document/d/1V1FFra8kE5Xx7S6N8GGs1ODzg65PmaJ90U0gCWvPJ7M/edit?usp=sharing
Starting tomorrow (Friday, October 2), we will be allowing students to pay a dollar and wear their hats. This will continue all next week (October 5-9) as well. The money collected will be donated to the Warden family from Midland Schools to help with medical expenses after their car accident. Three cousins are in the hospital at Batesville and UAMS indefinitely. We want to support the family members of our community as we have relatives of these boys who attend Concord Schools. High school students can pay their money to Mrs. Harlan, Mrs. Strother, or Mrs. York. We will be stamping your hand in Mrs. Strother's classroom as proof that you paid. Elementary students will pay their classroom teachers. Thank you!!
Pirate Family The Concord School District will offer blended learning days on Fridays each week, beginning next Friday, October 9th. “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 as long as assignments are submitted. Instruction on blended Fridays will be 100% virtual. These are days that allow our students an opportunity to review previous instruction and check for understanding: there will be no new content taught or major assessments given. Concord Schools is making this change primarily to help ease the burden on our students. We have listened and we trust the feedback received from our teachers and students: 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. The District will be sending out a Blended Learning Parent Questionnaire through social media on Wednesday, September 30th. Please take time to fill out this online survey. This will help us make future decisions for our students. We understand you may have questions about how this will look. There will be a Blended Friday Frequently Asked Questions document on the District website. This will answer many questions you might have. Survey Link Below https://forms.gle/LePLi8Tx4DAMxHu46
Dear Pirate Family, Over the past few weeks I’ve spent several hours and days reflecting and praying over our students, teachers, staff, and families. We are all in uncharted waters and at times it seems the storm is just too powerful and the fear is just too much. But as I spent time discussing the times with my children at home I was reminded that even in the midst of the most powerful storm on the horizon is the most beautiful future awaiting. We can never truly prepare for the unknown but look forward to the future reflecting on the past and all that we learned along the way. I hope and pray no matter what is going on in your life today that you know the sun is on the horizon and we are constantly lifting you up and we are here for you no matter what your going through. We are not perfect and we will make mistakes, but we are all in this together. We may not be family in the sense of living in the same house, but we are a Pirate family and family is there through the storm no matter the past. My top priority has always been and will always be our students and We will never stop evaluating what is best for them. We love you and hang in there tomorrow is on its way!!
This is a reminder that Parent Teacher Conferences will be tomorrow from 2:00-7:00 PM. Students will be dismissed at 1:30. School will be in session on Friday.
The Concord School District Administration has been informed of a positive case of COVID-19. The District is following the response protocol set forth by the Arkansas Department of Education, Division of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) and the Arkansas Department of Health. All probable contacts have been notified and placed under quarantine. The District is following the guidelines for deep cleaning and disinfecting. For the privacy of our faculty, staff, and students, the Concord School District cannot share personal information regarding this case. The District has and will continue to follow the procedures outlined by the Arkansas Department of Health in our dedicated effort to keep our students safe.
The Concord School District Administration has been informed that a faculty member of the District has tested positive for Covid-19. The District is following the response protocol set forth by the Arkansas Department of Education, Division of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) and the Arkansas Department of Health. As of now, there has only been one student identified as a close contact, and they have been notified and placed under quarantine. The District is following the guidelines for deep cleaning and disinfecting. For the privacy of our faculty, staff, and students, the Concord School District cannot share personal information regarding this case. The District has and will continue to follow the procedures outlined by the Arkansas Department of Health in our dedicated effort to keep our students safe.
September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and Concord’s Senior High health students have designed a t-shirt they are currently selling for $13. All proceeds will be donated to Arkansas Children’s Research Institute. Order forms have been sent home with all elementary students and are available at the high school office for all high school students. We will also have a “Go Gold” Day on September 25 to show support and raise awareness for childhood cancer. If you would like to order a shirt, just fill out the order form and send it back to school along with your money. All orders must be returned by the end of school on Monday, September 14.
I have had a few questions about quarantine. Please follow the link for information. https://www.healthy.arkansas.gov/images/uploads/pdf/Quarantine_ADH.pdf
The Concord School District Administration has been informed that a student of the District has tested positive for Covid-19. The District is following the response protocol set forth by the Arkansas Department of Education, Division of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) and the Arkansas Department of Health. All close contacts have been notified.The District is following the guidelines for deep cleaning and disinfecting. For the privacy of our faculty, staff, and students, the Concord School District cannot share personal information regarding this case. The District has and will continue to follow the procedures outlined by the Arkansas Department of Health in our dedicated effort to keep our students safe.
We are so excited to tell you that starting TODAY...ALL students at Concord Schools will receive breakfast and lunch meals for FREE through December 31, 2020. This is due to the extension of the USDA waiver by the Department is Education. This applies to all Concord Students: 18 and under On-Site and Remote If you have any questions please contact our Food Service Director, Amy Thirion, at email@example.com
This is a reminder Pee Wee forms have been sent home with elementary students grades 3-6. These forms are due back next Friday September 4th. Thank you
Concord High School: Had a little "hiccup" with the Home Access Center (HAC), but parents are letting us know that it's up and running now. Thanks for your patience.
Concord High School students: This is just a friendly reminder, if you would like to check your schedule before Monday, you can access that schedule through your HAC account. If you can't access your account, every 7th-12th grade student will receive a schedule Monday morning. All 7th-12th grade students will report to the new gym Monday morning. Remember to wear a mask. We will practice social distancing as you arrive. We are so excited to see you!
This is a reminder that the first day of school will be this Monday August 24th. We are excited and ready to see our students! Friendly reminder that all students 3rd grade and above will be required to wear masks on campus when social distancing cannot be achieved. All students, regardless of age, will be required to wear a mask while riding the bus. If your child is exempt from wearing a mask due to one of the governor's exemptions, please provide a note from your PCP to the front office. If your child needs a mask, the school will provide one. Also, students who are car-riders will need to enter through the front of their school buildings so that their temperature can be taken. Thank you for your cooperation in keeping our students and staff safe.
Parents Concord Schools is required to notify the Arkansas Department of Health when one of our students tests positive for COVID-19. If your child tests positive, you must notify the school so that we can ensure proper procedures are followed on campus. The number to call and report is our helpline number at 501-454-3716. If for some reason you do not get an answer, please email at firstname.lastname@example.org We will need the following information: Date Symptoms Started Last Date on Campus Date Tested Testing Site Name and Location Date Test Results Received Probable Close Contacts (if student or staff at Concord) This information will help us determine if/when your child can return to school for on-site learning.
This is a reminder for parents and students interested or have signed up for Concord Virtual Academy. There will be training sessions on both this Wednesday and Thursday in the cafeteria. Training for high school students grades 7-12 will be from 10:00-11:00 and elementary students will be from 11:00-12:00 on both days. You will only need to attend one of the days. We will also use this time to hand out Chromebooks to students who requested. If you have not signed up for CVA, but plan on attending, please go to the district website under "Re-entry Plan" and fill out the form.
High School Teachers asked me to share the high school supply list with everyone. CHS Supply List 20-21: **There will be NO lockers or water fountains this year** Students will be carrying a chromebook, charger, and supplies in their bag. Backpack (may need to consider protective compartment or sleeve for device ) Water bottle with lid - will be able to refill during the day (for WATER only, no Yeti-style cups) Face Mask (at least 2) Lanyard (ID badges, may also clip masks on) Earbuds/Headphones 1 Large binder Pocket Dividers (to separate the day’s classes inside the binder) Loose leaf paper Blue or Black Pens Pencils Highlighter
Attention 7-9 graders: Just wanted to let all 7th, 8th, and 9th grade students/parents know that they can go to my website and view the electives that they can choose from for the upcoming school year 2020-2021. Go to: https://steventarver.wixsite.com/counselor-chronicle These items will be located under "News" on the first page of the website. You can also view the high school master schedule under the "Events" tab. Look forward to seeing you all Monday night, from 5:00 to 7:00 for our "come and go" open house.
10th, 11th, 12th Graders: Just wanted to let everyone know that we are excited to see all of you Monday night, high school grades 7-12, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. as a "come and go" open house. I just wanted to let 10th, 11th, and 12th graders know that we have sent the scheduling forms to your student/school email. These are the forms that we will use Monday night. This should give you all an advanced look at required and elective courses offered and a chance to start the request process by looking at the master schedule. I have also attached these forms and an explanation to my website at: https://steventarver.wixsite.com/counselor-chronicle The forms will be under "Events" on the first page of the website. Thanks Everyone!
Concord Schools will be providing training sessions for its parents and students who have signed up for Concord Virtual Academy. This will be the time in which Chromebooks will be handed out to those who need them and students will learn how to access the online curriculum. The dates will be August 19th and 20th in the cafeteria. We have scheduled two days to allow for flexibility in schedules. You will only need to attend one day. The times will be 10:00-11:00 for high school and 11:00-12:00 for elementary for both days. We will be limiting the seating to student and one parent/guardian. Parents interested in enrolling their child in CVA can find the link on the District's website within the Re-entry Plan.
Concord Elementary will have its Open House next Tuesday August 11th from 5:00-7:00 PM. We are asking that only the student and one parent/guardian attend this function and everyone wear a mask while adhering to social distancing guidelines. Students will be provided with beginning of the school year paperwork as well as meet their teacher. We encourage all students both on-site and virtual to attend. This would also be the perfect opportunity for parents who have questions regarding virtual academy to meet with Mr. Fletcher. Thank you
On August 10th, from 5:00-7:00 p.m., Concord High School will hold its annual Open House. In an effort to help practice social distancing, we are asking that only the student and one parent/guardian attend this function and everyone wear a mask. During this open house we will meet with grades 7-9 to select electives for their schedules for the upcoming school year. We will also take this opportunity to meet with grades 10-12 to discuss and develop schedules for the upcoming school year. Also, other items that will be available will be beginning of the school year paperwork, home computer use, whether your child will be on campus or off campus next school year, and other school related items. It is a “come and go” situation; just make sure to be here sometime between 5:00-7:00 p.m.
Below, you will find the Concord Schools 2020-2021 Re-Entry Plan. If you still have questions or concerns, we encourage you contact the help-line at email@example.com or one of the building principals. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1TKT9AXf2a0eOL1r-k71LDzTgFcMAhmIVPDbNMn9bA8I/edit?usp=sharing
“Census Completion Day” watch this video and please help our community by and school by completing the 2020 Census. Ours children are depending on you! https://www.wevideo.com/view/1768067966
Concord Elementary is taking applications for a special education classroom teacher. The applicant must be certified and licensed in special education. Applications can be found on the District's web-page. Please submit applications by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org Thank you
Attention Graduating Seniors for the Class of 2020: there are about 14 of you all who have not filled out the senior exit information survey that Mr Tarver emailed you over a month ago. Much of that information will be used for the senior graduation ceremony at the end of July. Please fill that survey out as soon as possible. If, for some reason, you can't access that survey or you feel you never received the email, please email Mr. Tarver at email@example.com
Pirate Family With many schools starting to release their plans for the next school year, we know that many of our parents, students, and community members have questions. Please feel confident that we are working diligently on creating a plan that works best for Concord Schools. While many districts are rushing to release their plans for next year, we want to make sure we get things right initially, so we have taken more of a cautious approach. With new information and updates coming out daily from the governor and ADH, we feel this is the best approach. As we receive more guidance from the Department of Education, we will make sure to keep everyone up to date on any changes. Thank you Go Pirates! Achieving Excellence Together
Cleburne County residents, please take time to fill out your 2020 U.S. Census form. While it may seem like an inconvenience or unimportant, not filling out the census has major consequences for our kids. The data collected is utilized in determining school funding. As of now, only 48% of Cleburne Co. residents have filled out the census. The link below will direct you to the online census form. If you do not have your census letter that contains your census ID, there's a link below that allows you to still fill out a form. Thank you!! https://my2020census.gov/
We have received questions asking if the district plans on providing off campus virtual learning for the upcoming 2020-2021 school year. The district will be providing that option to students who wish to go that route. However, we have every intention of starting school on August 13th with the safety of our students as the number one priority. The district has purchased and will continue to provide many resources to make sure our students receive a quality education while also maintaining a healthy and clean learning environment.
This is a message from Concord Schools. Please click on the link below to fill out a short survey with regards to COVID-19 and the possible impact on the upcoming school year. https://forms.gle/913aL4Qj7JdttMdH6
Seniors, I have sent you a link to a Senior Exit Information Survey in an email. Please fill this out by June 15. This is information we need for graduation and after. If you have a problem accessing the survey, please email me immediately at firstname.lastname@example.org Thanks everyone!
This is an announcement from Concord Schools. AMI work will need to be turned in by this Friday afternoon. The tubs will be gathered from Wilburn, Logan's, and the Country Store on Friday. Tubs will still be outside both schools through the end of next week to turn in late work.
Seniors...you may pick up your yard sign from in front of the high school at your convenience. Thank you!!
The deadline to sign up for the "Meals to You" program has been extended through April 30th. If your family qualifies for free/reduced meals, please check out this link: https://www.concordschools.org/article/237043?org=concord-schools. Questions can be directed to the helpline.
This is a message from Concord Schools. The schedule for students and/or parents to pick up their belongings and clean out lockers next week is as follows: Monday - 9th grade Tuesday - 11th and 7th grade Wednesday - 10th, 8th, and remaining Seniors Thursday - Elementary students Friday - Elementary students Buildings will be open from 8:00-3:00 on these days. Also, all library books need to be dropped off and returned at this time.
Good morning, Concord Seniors!! Just a reminder...cap and gown pick up today from 9-12 and lots of surprises!! We love you!!❤💜💛
Good morning, Pirates!! What a beautiful Monday to start our week!! Just a reminder regarding AMI work. The elementary should be working on Day 21 today and high school work is labeled April 20-24th. If you did not receive the AMI work, please call or email the helpline. Thanks!
This is an announcement from Concord Schools. AMI packets will be ready for pickup Friday at 9:00 at the location (school, Drasco country store, Logan's, Wilburn store) you and your child's teacher agreed upon. There will also be containers to drop off completed AMI work. AMI containers will stay at those locations until Monday afternoon. Due to the high volume of COVID-19 cases in our county, the state has asked employees of the school to limit their time in the buildings. Due to this, office hours will vary. If you cannot pick up or drop of your work to the school on Friday from 9:00-1:00, the tubs will be placed outside the school building. Thank you and stay safe!!
Just a reminder...if you call the helpline and do not get an answer, please leave a message. Your call will be returned as soon as possible. The helpline is available 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. 870-668-4299. You can also send an email to email@example.com. Thanks
Pirate Family, As I drove in this morning and my mind told me my campus would be empty, all of a sudden the sun broke over the trees and it seemed just a little bit BRIGHTER!! I was then reminded of what today and the next few days ahead represent. Concord Pirate Family there is Hope on the Horizon!! I know we all face various struggles and no matter what the struggle is, it’s real for each person in their own way. We are not built to face these struggles alone, I pray this weekend you are met with the Hope to face your own struggle and see there is a day coming where the struggle will no longer exist. I pray you are all surrounded with love this weekend. I want to remind you that our helpline, for us, is more than academics. If you need anything please reach out. We are here for you all!! Love you Pirates! HOPE IS ON THE HORIZON TODAY!! Dr. Kenneth Moore Superintendent
We have great students...we have 18 Seniors that qualify for Scholarships at UACCB! That's half the class that could have, at the very least, all their tuition paid for 4 semesters! Congrats!!
Parents, please make sure to check FB and the district site for news. We will try to send out updates and a district newsletter at the beginning of each week. If you have any questions or need any help please do not hesitate to call us at 870-668-3844. Thank you and stay safe!
This is a message from Concord Schools. Just a reminder to those who have been picking up school meals for their kiddos, this Monday will be another weekly pickup. Meals will be available for pickup from 7:30-9:30 in front of the cafeteria or at the Wilburn school. Thank you and stay safe!!
Hey 👋🏻 Pirate family! Since we are all stuck at home. Let’s have some fun!! Starting Monday we will have a virtual Spirit Week!!🎉🎉😂 Make sure to post pictures for us all to see!! Monday- PJ day Tuesday- Tacky Day Wednesday- Wacky Sock Day Thursday- Hat Day Friday- Purple and Gold Don’t forget to post pics! Teachers are encouraged to play along!😜
Just a reminder that AMI packets will be available for pickup this Friday morning based on the location you discussed with staff. If you have not chosen a location, stop by your child's building between the hours of 9:00-1:30 on Friday to pick up a packet.
Our Community would like to offer a Community Wide Park ‘n’ Pray Wednesday April 1 at 5:30 pm. Get together in the Concord High School parking lot, stay in the car, turn on 101.9 The Lake and join us in praying together as a community. We are joining other Cleburne County Communities all at the same time. Pray for: -Wisdom for our leaders -Doctors, nurses, and everyone working the front lines -Healing for those with COVID-19 -Provision for all businesses and workers -Strength to endure -Faith in the Lord -Speed to find a cure for the virus -Hope, encouragement, and spirits to be lifted -Healing for our land and around the world -Salvation and forgiveness -Praise to the Lord and thankfulness for His love
Seniors, I know there are many of you who are trying to complete scholarship applications. Most of your applications will need a signature, transcript, etc. We have designed a Dropbox that will be placed on the front porch of the high school's main entrance. You will need to place your information in the box with a note as to what you will need completed and secure the lid back tightly. PLEASE remember to bring things at least a week before they are due! I suggest that you bring your items on Mondays of each week. I will be here on Tuesdays to get things ready for you. Mr. Tarver will work on Wednesday and Thursday this week, but after this week he will be here from 10:45-1:30 on Thursdays and 8:00-1:30 on Fridays. STUDENTS ARE NOT ALLOWED IN THE BUILDING. You will have to use the dropbox to get information to us. We can also use the dropbox to return items back to you if necessary. I will be happy to copy and mail any scholarship that is completed. Please feel free to email Mr. Tarver or myself about any questions you might have. Stay safe and keep working hard on your scholarships while you have this time at home! Mrs. Cornett
If you would like school meals for your child, and have not already been contacted by a school employee, please call the office at 870-668-3757 between the hours of 9:00 to 3:30 Monday-Thursday. If you have already been contacted by a school employee, there is no need to call.
COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Information Updated 3/22/20 Dear Pirate Family, I want to inform you that there are now at least 25 cases of Covid-19 in Cleburne County and it may have made its way to some of our Pirate Family. This number is going to continue to rise. This virus spreads very easily. Knowing this information I hope that you will all take precautions and stay at home as much as possible. If you must go out please practice social distancing and good hand hygiene. This means 6 feet of space between you and others, no hand shaking or hugs. If you go to get needed supplies then be sure that you clean or disinfect your hands after touching the keypad or exchanging money to pay. If you open a door then disinfect your hands. Wash your hands after putting groceries away. Keep your surfaces clean and disinfected at home. Don’t share food or drinks. I know many are still working so please practice the same at work. Don’t put food in a common refrigerator in your workplace. Wash your hands. Symptoms: Fever Cough Shortness of Breath Sore Throat Not everyone needs to be tested. If you do not have a high risk or major symptoms it may not be necessary to be tested. However if you have any symptoms you absolutely should stay home. If you get tested and are waiting on results you should stay home. If you have a Fever and one of the above symptoms then you meet screening criteria--This means that you may be tested for Coronavirus--1st you will be tested for Flu and Strep. This is ever changing due to testing capabilities. If you have symptoms and are concerned call your healthcare provider. Some clinics are currently performing screening in the parking lots while you are in your car in an effort to try to reduce the spread. Many are now using Telehealth- check their website or call your healthcare provider. If you do not have a healthcare provider: call the UAMS hotline 1-800-632-4502 or go to https://uamshealth.com/healthnow/ Baptist Health- Heber Springs is offering drive through screenings. Must call ahead 501-887-3279 to schedule an appointment. Telehealth--talk with your PCP or check their website for this service. Many hospitals are offering this service as well. Check their website. Those at higher risk for serious illness include older adults and people with underlying chronic medical conditions. People who are considered high risk should contact their health care provider early, even if symptoms are mild. If you have symptoms then you are asked to Self Quarantine. This means stay at home with minimal or no contact from anyone else. This means frequent cleaning of your house and staying in your own room. Home care Stay at home, the only reason an ill person should leave the house is for medical attention If possible open a window to allow ventilation (let the germs out) Distance from other family members (don’t sleep in the same bed) Do not have visitors in the house Have one person be the caretaker (better if they don’t have any health issues) Increase hand washing for all members of the family, after coughing or sneezing, before and after eating, after using the bathroom. (at least 20 seconds with soap and water) Don’t share blankets or towels with the ill person Clean and disinfect surfaces frequently, including the toilet. Home Treatments In general, follow these three basic rules: Keep warm and rest as much as possible. If you feel like resting, you should Take plenty of fluids. Food is not as important since appetite will return when you are well. For fever, take Tylenol or Motrin in normal doses (see label on the bottle). Tylenol is suggested to be preferred to use. Tylenol is the same as Acetaminophen. Motrin or Advil is the same as Ibuprofen If cough is present: Humidification and drinking lots of fluids helps to moisten and loosen up sticky mucus. Non-prescription drugs designed to suppress cough, such as Delysm, Robitussin, are occasionally helpful. If you use an inhaler, you might need to use it more often. If throat is sore: Gargle with warm water (1/2 tsp salt in 1/2 glass of water). Try cold packs to the outside of your throat to help ease the pain of swallowing. Humidification of the air you breathe (use vaporizer, pans of evaporating water, or steaming tub or shower) and lots of fluids help. If temperature is elevated: Fluids are doubly important. Fever medicine (such as Tylenol or Motrin) should control temperature. Persistent temperature elevation of 103-104 degrees is a danger sign. If nausea and/or diarrhea are present: Eat only clear liquids, soups, or juices as tolerated. Remember fluids are important to prevent dehydration. If emergency warning signs develop, seek medical attention immediately. These signs include: difficulty breathing, persistent pain or pressure in the chest, coughing up blood, Fever of 103-104 in spite of Tylenol/Ibuprofen use, new confusion or inability to arouse, or bluish lips or face. I am asking everyone to please stay home as much as possible. Take care of elderly friends and make sure they have what they need without having to go out. Wash your hands frequently. Please take care of yourselves and each other! I am missing the students and I have talked to many teachers that are missing them too. We all have to do our part, this won’t last forever. Sincerely, Delite Fife RN, BSN, NCSN Concord School District Nurse firstname.lastname@example.org References: WHO, ADH, CDC, Local Clinicians, The Everett Clinic, Part of Optum
‼️Parents‼️ Please go to our Facebook page and fill out the google form. This will help us determine adequate ways to best serve our students. Thank you!
Due to the mandatory closing of all public schools per Governor Asa Hutchinson, the Concord School District campus will be closed to the public, students, and all personnel beginning Tuesday March 17th until school is back in session. This includes any and all activities. The district custodial staff is diligently working to sanitize the campus. It is imperative we do everything possible to keep the campus safe for our students' return. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding during this time.
Parents please be expecting a phone call to discuss an option for food service over the next 4 days. Thank you
It is with great sadness that we have decided to cancel our spring musical. Between missing school and testing, we do not have adequate time to prepare. We do not feel it is wise to gather in a large group at this time. We are sorry and hope to perform the play next year.
Elementary students that did not receive an AMI packet last week, they are available at the front office. Students will be responsible for days 1-4.
‼️ATTENTION ‼️ Parents who NEED to pick up medicine should do so Monday or call the nurse Monday to make arrangements for another pick up time.
AMI work days 1-4 will begin on Tuesday March 17th through Friday March 20th, no work is due for Monday March 16th.
The Art Club field trip that was scheduled for tomorrow to Crystal Bridges has been cancelled.
Students will be allowed to leave at 12:35 Wednesday to attend the state tournament. A permission slip must be filled out by a guardian. Forms are available in the front offices. Students will be required to check in with Mr. Whillock at the game or counted absent. Go Pirates!
So Proud of all our Pirates!!! We have amazing kids and a staff that is truly open to examining every aspect of our current practices to ensure that we are “Achieving Excellence Together” There was only 1 that was perfect and we will never be there, but we will continue to pursue it keeping our focus on what matters most!!! Our kiddos!!! Choose Excellence with us and joins us as we grow together as one Pirate Family!! We love all our current and future Pirates!!
The Concord Jr. Boys are headed to the district finals tonight at Wonderview. They will take on the West Side Eagles at 7:15 p.m. Let's fill the stands with purple and gold and cheer on our boys!! Go Pirates!!💜💛
We will celebrate our seniors tomorrow night beginning at 5 p.m. The games against Norfork will follow. Come on out and cheer on our Pirates and Lady Pirates!!
Concord Bowling teams come in 2nd at the district tournament in Jonesboro. They will compete in the state tournament next week!! Congratulations to Avery Southerland, Maddie Decker, Nikki Duke, Jacob Weldon, and Kyler Hipp for making all-conference. Way to go, Pirates!! We are proud of you and good luck next week!!
Great job to our bowling teams yesterday as the boys finished 2nd and the girls finished 1st in the Batesville Invitational Tournament. Congratulations to Hayden Smith and Annalise Cornett for winning scholarship money as well!!!! All tournament team included Hayden Smith, Annalise Cornett, and Nikki Duke. Honorable mention awards went to Matthew Zimmerman, Abi West, and Maddie Decker. Great job kids and Mr. Cooper! 💜💛
Great win for our boys tonight against Westside. Go Pirates!!!!
Tomorrow night’s basketball games @ Rural Special have been postponed to a date to be determined. We will make an announcement as soon as a date has been agreed upon. At this moment though the Concord Pirate family would like to take this time and offer up our sincerest condolences and deepest sympathies to the Rural Special School District and the Lady Rebels. You are all in our thoughts and prayers!!
The Parent Resource Program and Concord PTO has a Clothes and Coat Closet set up in the old cafeteria. Please go by there during school hours if you would like to go through the clothes to get what you need for family. Please check in at the Elementary office first.
Games will start a few minutes early tonight and intermissions will be shortened to allow for our visiting team, as well as our students and fans, the opportunity to return home ahead of the potential strong winds and possible storms. Thank you in advance for understanding.
We weren’t able to get all our amazing faculty and staff but we are so thankful for them all!!! Each and everyone that works in our district is a blessing to us for the time they spend serving our kids. “Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.” We love our kids and wish them, their families, our community, and all our faculty and staff and merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!!
BOOK FAIR COMING SOON! Friday, Dec 6th-Fri Dec 13th. If you are interested in helping out with our book fair, you may email me at Teresa.Harlan@concordschools.org. Thank you so much for helping to get books into the hands of our students!
What an amazing job on this years Veterans Day program by all involved!! Our students K-12 were all given the opportunity to remember and honor the sacrifice and service of all our veterans and active military members. Students learned the meanings behind our Stars, Stripes, and colors on our flag. They heard President Ronald Reagan’s 1988 speech given on this very day and why we remember those who gave up their freedoms so we could have ours. We want to also thank our Veterans that spoke. Retired Army Major Mr. Joshua Webb, Mr. Steve Tarver who served aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt, and Mr. Dennis Smith former Sergeant in the Arkansas and Tennessee National Guard. All three men did an amazing job and we thank you!!
Veteran's Day assembly - Monday, Nov 11th @ 8:50 AM We would like to invite the community & all veterans to attend. Last year, we gathered names of veterans. If you would like to add the name of someone who has served our country, please email email@example.com.
Spirit Week Dress Up Days Monday - My Team Monday- wear your favorite team jersey/shirt Toga Tuesday - must be school appropriate Withered Wednesday- dress up like old folks Dynamic Duo Thursday Purple and gold Friday - Hoco and pep rally
Mrs. Baker's 8th grade students took on The Adventures of Tom Sawyer this week with the jigsaw method. After reading a couple of chapters each, and preparing presentations to share their material with their classmates, these students taught each other a 35 chapter book in 3 days!! So proud of their hard work, communication, and listening skills this week!!
Concord elementary and high school will be going gold for Childhood Cancer Awareness on Wednesday. We would like to encourage everyone to wear yellow/gold on Wednesday, September 25th. Thank you!
Reminder that school pictures are Friday for high school and preschool.
Kicking off Cleburne. County Fair with a 💥bang💥!! Congrats to these girls doing an awesome job in Market hogs! Sarah Martin winning 3rd, Sarah Thomas winning 1st and 4th, and Josey Sutherland winning 1st and Reserve Grand Champion. Great job tonight girls!. Julia Arnett wins market goat Grand Champion! Great job Julia
We are excited to announce our New Parent Newsletters and Pointers Page on our website. Parents please visit our page and find great information and daily activities specific to your child's age! Follow this link or look under our Parent Center for Newsletters. http://www.concordschools.org/newsletters--264
---------- Forwarded message --------- From: Ivy Pfeffer (ADE)
Date: Sun, Aug 25, 2019 at 8:50 PM
Subject: FW: STATE POLICE STATEMENT ON SOCIAL MEDIA POSTINGS RELATED TO SCHOOL THREAT
I know that you have been dealing with questions related to this matter. Please see the statement below from the Arkansas State Police.
Ivy Pfeffer, Ed. D.
Arkansas Department of Education
Division of Elementary and Secondary Education
Four Capitol Mall
Little Rock, AR 72201
[News Release - Arkansas State Police Public Affairs Office | Contact Information: (501) 618 - 8232| firstname.lastname@example.org]
STATE POLICE STATEMENT
ON SOCIAL MEDIA POSTINGS
RELATED TO SCHOOL THREAT
AUGUST 25, 2019
The Arkansas State Police has been in close contact in recent days with the Federal Bureau of Investigation attemping to identify the source of an alleged threat of gun violence at an undisclosed Arkansas school reportedly planned for later this week.
At this time no corroborating evidence or useful details have been uncovered in regard to the information provided to the FBI.
In the event more specific or credible information is received; it will be shared with local law enforcement offices, state and local school officials, as well as Arkansas citizens.
The Arkansas State Police asks that if anyone has information about a threat of violence whether the site of the threat may be a school or other public place, please contact your nearest Arkansas State Police Office or local law enforcement agency. A complete listing of state police offices can be found at https://asp.arkansas.gov/divisions/highway-patrol/
Dear Parents, Concord Public Schools would like address information currently circulating on social media. If you are not currently aware of what is circulating here is a post from the Cleburne County Sherif Chris Brown and our surrounding Chiefs of Police. Attention Cleburne County residents and parents: This post is to address information that has currently been circulating on social media. On August 20, the Little Rock FBI office issued a general awareness statement about information they received relating to possible school shootings in Arkansas and Kentucky. Although the Cleburne County Sheriff's Office, Heber Springs Police Department, Quitman Police Department, Conccord Police Department, and Greers Ferry Police Departments are not aware of any specific threats to any school in Cleburne County, please rest assured that we are taking this information seriously. We will be working with the schools through this next week and will take all necessary steps to ensure the safety of the students and staff members. -Sheriff Chris Brown -Chief Brian Haile -Chief Todd Henry -Chief Willie Baker -Chief Teagus Majors Concord Public Schools is not aware of any specific threat involving our school district! We assure you that we take your child’s safety seriously. We have been and will continue to be in contact with our cities Chief of Police Willie Baker, as well as state agencies, on this matter. Chief Baker, as well as our own security team, will stay on top of this situation. We will take all necessary steps to protect your child. Sincerely, Concord Public Schools
I can truly say we had an amazing first week of school and what a blessing it was to see the smiles on our students faces and the excitement in our staff to have them all back!! We want to say thank you to our awesome community for sending us your most precious gift in your child. We will continue to evaluate ourselves and strive with all we have in us to be the very best we can to reach the educational needs of every single child and our best to reach every child where they are and make their educational experience a blessing. It’s a great day to be a Pirate!! We have a lot of great things happening at CES and CHS this school year!! I hope everyone has a restful and safe weekend!! Thank You to all!!! Dr. Kenneth Moore
Next school board meeting will be on July 15th in the high school media center.
My name is Cary Cossey. I will be the new 7th-12th Grade girls basketball coach. My wife, Teri, is teaching 3rd-4th Grade Literacy. Our children are Grant and Ashlyn. I have been coaching for 20 years and am excited to be back in this area. I graduated from Bradford High School and earned my Associate's Degree from ASU Beebe and my Bachelor's Degree from UCA.
Hello, My name is shelbi Ray. I am 24 years old. I grew up in kensett Ar, where I attended Riverview School District and graduated in 2013. I attended Ozarka college this past year and earned my certificate for my CDA in early childhood education. My husband and I have been married for 4 years and have two beautiful children, Libbie (6) and Barrett (3). We moved to concord 3 years ago and I have been working at the school as a sub in the lunch room, preschool, and daycare for the last 2 years. I can't say enough how excited I am to become an employee of the Concord School District working in the lunchroom and to become a pirate! I have already made life long friends here and I love our little school and town! Go Pirates!
My name is Cody York, and I am so excited to be coming home to teach 3rd and 4th grade science! I graduated from Concord in 2002. I worked in industry for several years until returning to college to finish my degree, graduating from Lyon College in 2016. I've worked for the past two years at Midland School District, teaching high school social studies my first year and 5th and 6th grade science this past year. My wife, Rachel, and I just celebrated our thirteenth wedding anniversary in May. We have three children that attend Concord Elementary and Concord ABC: Jaxon is going into 4th grade, Chloe into 2nd grade, and Tyce into the 2-3 year old class. I cannot tell you how happy I am to be working at my alma mater. #piratepride #istillbleedpurpleandgold
First off I want to say how excited we are to be a part of the Concord family and I cannot wait to serve each and everyone of you! I truly believe education is a calling and working with all school personnel as well as your children is a great privilege and honor. I have been blessed to work with some amazing educators from small schools to the largest schools in Arkansas. I’ve spent time in Wynne, Corning, Cedarville, Rogers, and West Memphis as a teacher, assistant coach, head football coach, Athletic Director, and Academy Principal. I also earned my Bachelors in Mathematics from the University of Arkansas @ Little Rock, Masters In Leadership from Arkansas State University, Educational Specialist in Leadership from Walden University, and Educational Doctorate In Leadership from Walden University. I am married to an amazing wife and mother of 6, Cassie. Our children are Shelby (12), Kasen (9), Haven (8), Harrison (7), Preslee (6), and Hayes (5). Looking forward to being a Pirate!!
Hello, My name is Tyler Lewis, I am the new Agriculture teacher at Concord High School. I am a 2011 graduate from Calico Rock, AR. I attended Three Rivers Community College in Poplar Bluff, MO transferred to Southern Arkansas University in Magnolia, AR on a rodeo scholarship, then finished my bachelor’s degree at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro, AR. My wife, Savannah and I have been married for two and a half years and we have a 9 month old little boy, Rozen. We are very excited to start this new journey and to be apart of the Concord Pirates!
My name is Travis Fletcher, and I am a native of Paragould, Arkansas. I am a graduate of Harding University where I received a degree in history and secondary education. I continued my education and received my masters degree in educational leadership from Arkansas State University. I have spent the past 13 years as an educator with the Farmington School District. I bring with me my wife of 11 years Erin and our 4 year old daughter Remington. I am excited to be the principal at Concord Elementary. I believe positive relationships are the key to learning and growing. I look forward to creating positive relationships with Concord students, families and teachers.
Hello, My name is Kylee Mosley! I am going to be the new second grade teacher at Concord Elementary School. I attended Bauxite High School and graduated in 2014. After graduating I attended the University of Arkansas at Monticello where I earned a degree in Early Childhood Education in December! My husband and I have been married for 2 years and currently live in Bearden, Arkansas. We are relocating to the area this summer and are very excited for what the future holds for us! Go Pirates!!
Congratulations to our Softball Lady Pirates for being District and Regional Champions. Also congrats on a big win today in round 1 of the state tournament (16-1 over Bradley). Everyone take the short (4and a half hour) drive out to Taylor tomorrow to support them in round 2 at 5:30. 😉 Go Lady Pirates!! 💜💛
Athletic physicals will be completed this Wednesday at school for all 6-11th grade students. Forms must be completed by Wednesday to have the free physical completed at school. Extra forms are available for pickup in the office.
The Concord School District is accepting applications for a school nurse substitute. RN or LPN license is required. Contact Delite Fife by email at email@example.com.
9th and 10th graders please remember to bring your chromebooks and chargers tomorrow (Wednesday) to get ready for testing on Thursday.
Reminder: Little Dribblers tonight, 1/29, during the home jr. high school game vs. Shirley. Please be here by 5:00.
Concord Elementary would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Have a great break!
The December 8th ACT scheduled at Concord will be rescheduled due to the weather forecast. Please stay tune for the rescheduled date.
We know the forecast is calling for some winter weather on Saturday!! I have been in communication with the ACT. They require that we wait until Friday at the earliest, to reschedule for the weather. I will post here, in the event of a rescheduled test. The ACT will then set the rescheduled date. Thank you!
Concord Elementary dress up days during the week of December 17-20: Monday 17th- Christmas Hat Day (including antlers) Tuesday 18th- Light up Christmas clothes day Wednesday 19th- P.J. and movie day Thursday 20th- Flannel/Plaid day
Please remember that you can set up an online account to check the balance or make payments on your child's account at ezschoolpay.com. You will need your child's student ID number which is on your payment reminder, or you can call the cafeteria at 870-668-4299.
Check out the brochure for those interested in applying for Superintendent Follow this link- https://goo.gl/PcRvJL
Bake Sale! The FCCLA Christmas Bake Sale WHEN: December 10-14 WHERE: FACS Kitchen Lab TIME: High School Students- lunch time Elementary Students- scheduled times with their teachers Faculty & Staff- at your convenience Profits help fund numerous community service projects. Prices range from .50 cents to $10.00. Cookies, brownies, oreo truffles, pumpkin rolls, cakes, pies, gourmet popcorn and other baked goods available. **Those with allergies to nuts, dairy, or other foods should refrain from entering the area or purchasing prepared items.
Special Board Meeting will be held tonight in the high school Media Center at 6:00 pm.
Meet The Pirates!!! We want to invite everyone out to Meet the Pirates tonight at 5 pm. For a $5 per person admission fee, you will receive a hot dog, chips, cookie and a drink and be entered into a drawing for several prizes. Concord Student Athletes will receive free admission and food! From 5-6 pm, food will be served with the introduction of athletes, games, and drawing following the meal. Please come out and Meet the Pirates and support all of our wonderful athletes!
CONCORD SCHOOL DISTRICT ANNUAL REPORT TO THE PUBLIC The Concord School District Annual Report to the Public is set for October 15, 2018, at 7:00 p.m. in the High School Media Center. Items to be discussed at the meeting include: (1) school goals and progress toward achieving those goals; (2) current accreditation status of all schools in the district; (3) federal programs [NSLA, PD,Title I, IIA, and VI]; (4) the gifted and talented program; (5) parent involvement program; (6) achievement gaps and plans to close any determined gaps; (7) the Children’s Internet Protection Act: and (8) proposal to correct any deficiencies, school wellness and other items of interest to the public. School patrons are encouraged to attend this meeting.
CSD is looking to hire a special education paraprofessional for elementary and a high school Science, P.E. teacher and coach. Check out our web page for more information. concordschools.org
CSD Open House will be August 9th, 6-8 pm.
This is a reminder that students need to get required immunizations completed before school starts. All students that have turned 11 or 16 are required to have further shots. Please call the county health unit or your primary care physician to see if your child is up to date and to schedule an appointment.
High school students may pick up their report card today and tomorrow from 7:00-4:00.
Lady Pirates win 6-0 to advance to the state finals!! We play Taylor next weekend in Fayetteville. Go Pirates!!
Good morning! Health fair is today from 10:00-2:00. We've got food, games, and some good information. Hope to see you there!
With the end of the school year quickly approaching, please remember that your child's lunch bill needs to be paid in full before he/she will receive their report card. If you have any questions please feel free to call the cafeteria at 870-668-4299 Hope you all have a great rest of the year!!!
A big thank you to Arkansas Treasurer, Dennis Milligan, and the EverFi team for taking the time to come and recognize our students! EverFi is a finanacial literacy program that helps provide financial education to schools. This program is strongly supported by Mr. Milligan. We had 25 students who successfully completed a financial course!!
The Mother/Son dance scheduled for April 20, 2018 has been canceled. Thank you so much. Refunds will be issued.
CSD is having a Health Fair on May 5th from 10:00-2:00 in the big gym. We will have free health screenings, free food, door prizes, and games. Bring the whole family!! To purchase a T-shirt, download the order form at the following link: https://goo.gl/ZFcFVk
Attention: CSD will conduct an active shooter drill today during the school day. Please do not be alarmed should you hear there is an emergency at the school. Also, should you hear something, please help us spread the word that it is only a drill. Thanks and Happy Friday!
**Update on Mother/Son dance** Today is the final day to sign up. Due to low numbers, we may have to cancel. We will update today. Thanks!
On April 11th, 11 Concord students participated in the Arkansas Young Artist Association competition, a state-wide competition for different art making styles/methods. CHS had 2 students place in 3 different categories. Anna received honorable mention in expressive colored pencil for her jellyfish drawing. Amber received honorable mention in markers (all forms) for her Vans shoes and she also placed 4th altered books. Great job, ladies!
For the safety of our students and faculty due to the possibility of severe weather during the time students will be on the bus, school will dismiss at 2:30 today.
Congrats to CHS for being in the top 5% in the state in student growth/graduation rate. The HS will receive approximately $20,000 in reward money for these efforts. Great job teachers and students!
The results came out today. CHS is rated an A school once again and the elementary was rated a B school. If you see our teachers, please thank them for the great work they do and let them know how much you appreciate them!!! They're the best!
There will be a menu change for today and tomorrow. We will be having sausage biscuit today and cinnamon rolls tomorrow. Sorry for any inconvenience.
Want to say Happy School Librarian Day to Mrs. Harlan. You rock! #expectengageexcel
Don't forget last night was spring forward. Make sure those clocks are set one hour ahead. See you Monday!
Come support the Pirate Blood Drive on March 15 from 8:30-2:00. All donations will benefit the family of Michael Reed who is recovering from Leukemia. His family will receive credit for however many units we collect. We also receive a scholarship for a graduating senior. Please come support Michael and our Pirates!
Wanted to let parents know that our state connection is down and our phones are not working. I will post again as soon as I hear from Little Rock. Sorry for any inconvience.
Pirates beat Lead Hill to advance to the second round of State! They play tomorrow at 4:00 in Morrilton. #gopirates
Pirates are up by 11 going into the 4th #gopirates
Pirates lead Lead Hill by 14 at the half. #gopirates
See the Sr. Girls updated State Tournament Bracket at the following link: http://www.concordschools.org/athletics--323 #gopirates #expectengageexcel
Correction...girls play at 1:00 Monday in Morrilton.
Congrats to Coach Cornett on his 500th win! Sr. Girls basketball team won today and has advanced to the state tourney. They play at 1:00 Monday in Maumelle. #gopirates #expectengageexcel
There is a picture of a threat going around that mentions Concord Schools. We have confirmed with Concord, NH police that the threat originated from NH and does not involve Concord, AR. NH police have identified the suspect who made the post. We will still have security officers around campus to help everyone feel safe.
Regional Brackets are up. Go to the following web address to see the brackets and for updates. #gopirates http://concordar.apptegy.us/o/concord-schools/page/athletics--323?mode=edit
Uodare for bowlers: Girls places7th at State. Mahala Decker was All Stare. The boys done well too! Go Pirates
Best of luck to the Concord Girls bowling team and Colton, Hayden and Austin today ar State! Lets go Pirates!
Girls placed 3rd and advanced to State. Colton Reeves made All Conference and advanced to State along with Hayden Smith and Austin Marin. State will be Wednesday at Cabot. WAY TO GO PIRATES!!
Don't forget about parent/teacher conferences tomorrow from 2:00-8:00. Looking forward to seeing everyone!
Ballgames at Sacred Heart tonight have been canceled.
CSD will dismiss at 2:00 today due to impending inclement weather. We will have a delayed start tomorrow and will operate on a 2 hour delay.
Click the following link for District Basketball Tournament Info. Click the tabs at the bottom for each team. #gopirates https://goo.gl/P23BSK
CSD will hold parent/teacher conferences on Thursday, February 8 from 2:00-8:00. We look forward to seeing you! #expectengageexcel
We'd like your input about our recent AMI day. Please click the following link for the survey. https://goo.gl/forms/GHNgGrtU0ojGrsg12
Please see the following document for the most current snow routes should we have to use them in the future. Https://goo.gl/bbnu8M
Welcome back! We hope you all had a Happy Thanksgiving!
CSD will be closed November 20-24 for Thanksgiving break. We hope you enjoy your time with family and friends! #expectengageexcel
Parents and guests: For the safety of you, students, and faculty, please remember to sign in the office. Thanks for helping keep us all safe!
Please remember to pay your child's lunch charge by Friday. We must try to maintain a positive balance at all times. If you have questions, please refer to the handbook, page 17 or call the cafeteria at 668-4299. Thanks!
Follow us on Twitter and Instagram! @Concord Pirates
Parent/Teacher Conferences will be September 14 from 2-8 pm. See you there!
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