Blytheville School District Board Meeting October 26th, 2020 @ 6 p.m. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFtKqp6YI2Fy1W2vEjpxHCA
Great meeting today with the Blytheville Middle School Guiding Coalition reviewing new learning from teachers attending the PLC Conference with Tim Brown! The enthusiasm was obvious and they are ready to move forward by learning by doing. #GoalSetting #SolutionTree #MissyWalley #PLC4AR #atplc
When the Blytheville/Gosnell football game was cancelled last Friday about half of the tickets were refunded Friday afternoon. We will also give out refunds tomorrow, Tuesday, 11:30-1:00 in the BHS lobby and again 3:00-4:30 Wednesday afternoon, also in the BHS lobby. Please bring or send your tickets at one of those times.
Starting Monday, October 19th Blytheville Child Nutrition Department will have pickup of both breakfast and lunch for all Blytheville school district students. Meals can be picked up at all four campuses from 10:30-11:30 daily.
Blytheville School District will be pivoting to virtual instruction for all students in K-12 starting Monday, October 19th through Friday, October 30th due to multiple positive cases and probable close contacts associated within the district. All buildings will be closed on Monday, October 19th for deep cleaning and staff will report to campuses on Tuesday, October 20th. Chromebooks for students in grades K-5 will be distributed on Tuesday between 10:00 am and 3:00 . Any students or staff who have been personally impacted have been contacted .
Refunds available today for the cancelled game.
Tonight’s Blytheville vs Gosnell Senior High football game has been cancelled due to COVID. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.
Blytheville Public Schools will be having a “Virtual Friday” every week beginning Friday, October 23rd as a way for students to catch up on work, receive additional assistance, and allow staff the opportunity to provide better services for all students. Students in grades 3-12 will learn from home on Fridays. Primary students in grades K-2 will be on campus until 11:00 am on Fridays in order for them to get face to face lessons that are critical for early learning and regular bus routes will run to get them to and from school with the shortened schedule. The district’s intent is to provide additional academic support for those students who require these services, provide a safer environment for students and staff, and to allow more time for teachers to provide quality lessons for virtual and face to face students and to contact parents. Making Fridays a virtual learning day will allow us to continue the Tenaris Afterschool Program Monday through Thursday which provides an important additional 2 hours a day of intervention and enrichment for participating students in K-5. Virtual Fridays will allow for a deeper cleaning once a week of all district facilities and lessen the exposure to larger numbers of students reducing some of the anxiety of staff members. Virtual Friday will allow the following for students and families: Students in grades 3-12 can attend onsite if academic assistance is needed. Students can attend onsite if parents are unable to access childcare. Students needing additional services such as OT/PT, speech, etc. can access those services by scheduling them with the provider. School buses will run their regular routes. K-2 students will be dismissed at 11:00 am with a to-go lunch after finishing with direct instruction in literacy and math. Buses will run regular routes to get them home and any students who are at other campuses for assistance can be transported home by bus at that time. Meals will be available for those onsite and offsite with the same pick up system that has been used for previous virtual days. Students who do not attend onsite in grades 3-12 will not have their absence counted against them and no new learning will take place onsite that day for those grades. There will be a broader disinfection of district facilities that day when students are not present. This does not impact the already scheduled Virtual Learning Days in our school calendar where all students will be learning from home while teachers have conferences with parents or have professional learning opportunities: November 19, January 4, February 12, and March 18.
October 11, 2020 Dear Blytheville Primary School Family, We have learned that a 2nd grade teacher has tested positive for COVID-19. We have already contacted individuals who were identified as a probable close contact letting them know that they need to quarantine, which includes one 2nd grade class. A probable close contact is someone who was within six feet for 15 minutes or more of known positive. Of course you may contact your medical provider to determine if anything is necessary for you. At this time, no school closure is necessary other than the one 2nd grade class. We understand this may cause anxiousness for you and your family and we regret any hardship. Please feel free to contact Nurse Tiffany Townsend at 870-278-0184
FRIDAY FOOTBALL UPDATE: Blytheville has scheduled a Sr High home football game for tomorrow night at 7:00 against Dewitt. We will not have vouchers or pre sold tickets at this game. We will start allowing fans to pay at the gate at 6:15. We will only turn fans away when/if 500 fans have entered. GO CHICKASAWS!
Thanks to Mississippi County Health Department and Blytheville School Nurses for providing a Flu Shot Clinic this week for our students and teachers.
Go to My2020Census.gov and take 10 minutes to count your family members so our community will get more funds! The 2020 Census will make an impact on how much money the schools get over the next 10 years to educate Blytheville children. The census determines how much federal funding our state will receive for important programs like children's health insurance and emergency food assistance. It will help determine how our voting districts are drawn and how many representatives we send to Congress. The bottom line is: there is still time to fill out the census, and to encourage your friends and family to do so. Self response is the most accurate way to ensure we have a complete count. All households can continue to respond to the Census online through Sunday!
HOMECOMING UPDATE: Many tickets were already sold for our Sept 25th game against Junction City, which was cancelled. Those tickets are now good for the Homecoming game this Friday night if you decide to keep them. The remaining tickets will be sold in this order until all have been sold: Monday the Maids on our Royalty Court could purchase up to 4 tickets each at $5 per ticket. Tuesday 7:55-9:45 students can buy two tickets each until second chance breakfast is over. Tuesday morning, 10:00-11:00 we will sell tickets at the Arena to any virtual students. Tuesday, 11:00-1:00 we will sell tickets at the Arena to the community until all are sold. We will stop selling when the last ticket is sold. There will be NO homecoming parade and NO tailgating before, during, or after the game Friday due to COVID issues. No balloons are allowed inside the Chickasaw Arena for any event.
Blytheville School District September 28th, 2020 Board Meeting @ 6 p.m. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e3suUjOgKis
We are sorry to announce that tonight's home football game with Junction City has been cancelled due to COVID issues with Junction City. We wish them well. If you have bought a ticket for tonight's game you may use it for next week's Homecoming game against Westside. If you prefer to have a refund, students may see Mr. Davis in his office and community members may go to the Chickasaw Arena Monday from 11:00-1:00. Bring the ticket with you if you want a refund.
Attention Blytheville Faculty and Students!! It's time for the flu clinic!!! Blytheville Elementary school will be held Monday October 5th (morning) Blytheville High school Monday October 5th (afternoon) Blytheville Primary school Tuesday October 6th Blytheville Middle school Thursday October 8th Permission forms will be sent home with your students beginning Monday Sept 28th and must be completely filled out and returned to the school nurse prior to the flu clinic. If you have any questions, please contact Tiffany Townsend at 870-278-0184
Blytheville Schools Virtual Parents: Please make sure you are checking in regularly with your child's teacher and making sure the students are completing their work. Virtual students will be getting grades just the same as they would if they were face to face. If your Virtual student is not participating in school, parents are accountable in the same way they are accountable if your child continues to be absent from face to face learning with no excuse. Keep a current working number updated with the school. Reach out to our Tech Helpline if you are having technical issues. Parent Conferences are tomorrow, September 24th so make sure you are signed up!
Parents- All Blytheville students will be at home on Thursday, September 24th to learn virtually. Primary and Elementary students will bring chrome books home on Wednesday so they can practice accessing content virtually on Thursday. Watch for links from all four schools inviting parents to sign up for a time to conference through Zoom, a phone call or other virtual option. It’s important that we speak to every parent to ensure your child is successful this year!
Cave City HS had to cancel Friday nights senior high game so the Chickasaws Will Play at Home against Junction City at 7:00. We will pre sell tickets to high school students Wednesday morning. Wednesday afternoon at practices we will sell to football, band, and cheer members for $5. Bring exact change. Thursday morning from 10-11 we will sell to BHS virtual students at the arena. Any remaining tickets will be sold to the community at the arena Thursday from 11-1 or until sold out. School Employees will be allowed to enter for free with their school ID. If employees want to bring a guest they must purchase a ticket for them at the high school Wednesday or Thursday morning before 9:30.
Junior High Chickasaw Football has a Home game at 6:00 Thursday, September 24th vs Cave City. No tickets or vouchers will be handed out early. Everyone will pay $5 at the gate. Come support this team at Haley Field!