The following changes are ONLY for "Blended Fridays:" This week will bring our third “Blended Friday.” We originally stated we would run regular bus routes for the first two weeks, in order to determine the number of buses, and bus stops needed to provide for the students electing to come on-site for the blended virtual day. After observing the first two Fridays, we will no longer make door to door bus stops. Instead, the following changes will be made to bus stops, and pick-up and drop-off times. BLENDED FRIDAY BUS STOPS AND TIMES: West Part of District—Bus #36 Crosswoods/Kountry Kitchen (Big parking Lot off Hwy. 64) South/Central Part of District—Bus #39 Clarksville Medical Group (North side parking lot across street, McKennon St.) Northwest Part of District—Bus #43 U of O Gym (North side of parking lot on Buchanan St.) Northeast Part of District—Bus #44 Soccer Complex (Parking lot off Hwy. 164 behind Green Source Recycling) East Part of District—Bus #46 Atwoods (Parking lot off Rogers St.) The morning bus stop times for ALL locations will be 7:30 a.m. The afternoon bus stop times for ALL locations will be 12:10 p.m.
Tomorrow, October 9th, will be our first Blended Friday. Students have the choice of staying home and working virtually, or coming to school to work virtually. Buses will run as usual. We do encourage our students to work virtually from home when possible, but if you need to send your child to school that option is also available. Teachers will be utilizing this time to catch-up on lesson preparation and grading. **You can order meals for Virtual Fridays!! Meals need to be ordered by 9:00 a.m. Friday and may be picked up at the Junior High in the bus lane at the awning between 11:00 and Noon. Click the link below to order: https://docs.google.com/.../1FAIpQLSc8kikP.../viewform
The Clarksville School Board recently approved a change to the district’s Ready for Learning Plan. The change creates a 4+1 blended schedule. This means Monday through Thursday will be school as normal, but Friday will be a blended-virtual, and on-site day. The first blended day will begin 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. Instruction on blended Fridays will be 100% virtual. These are catch-up days for teachers and students: there will be no new content taught or major assessments given. This change is being made primarily to help ease the burden on our faculty. We have listened and we trust the feedback received from our teachers: 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. Meals will be provided to all students that choose to attend school on blended Fridays. Pickup meals will also be provided for virtual students. Buses will continue to run regular routes for the first two blended Fridays. However, starting on October 23rd, bus stops, routes, and times will be changing. We will provide updates on the busing adjustments. To see the Ready for Learning Plan, click on link below. https://5il.co/lpp3 For further explanation, click video link below. https://youtu.be/k3ZxoqQS4dg
The Clarksville School District uses a messaging service to produce mass phone calls. Mass phone calls from Clarksville School District will come from the following phone number: 501-712-2633. You may wish to add this number to your phone’s contact list.
All Clarksville Schools will be OPEN for onsite learning tomorrow, Tuesday, September 29. The following link will take you to a video explaining our situation. https://youtu.be/FM7bpWc2QqQ
Las escuelas de Clarksville estarán cerradas al aprendizaje en el aula el lunes 28 de septiembre de 2020. La situación se reevaluará el lunes para determinar si la escuela puede reabrir o si el distrito debe permanecer cerrado al aprendizaje en el aula. Todos los maestros y el personal informarán como de costumbre para captar la atención a nuestros estudiantes a través del aprendizaje remoto. Todos los estudiantes deben continuar con sus clases mientras están en casa a través de Schoology. Esperamos tener una actualización sobre esta situación antes del cierre del lunes. Este cierre se debe a la cantidad de miembros del personal que actualmente están infectados o en cuarentena debido al COVID-19. Consulte los archivos adjuntos sobre la distribución de comidas escolares. Si tiene alguna inquietud o pregunta, comuníquese con el director de la escuela de su estudiante o con la oficina del superintendente.
Clarksville Schools will be closed to onsite learning Monday, September 28, 2020. The situation will be reevaluated Monday to determine if school can reopen, or if the district should remain closed to onsite learning. All faculty and staff will report as usual to engage our students through remote learning. All students need to continue with their classes while at home via Schoology. We hope to have an update on this situation by close of business Monday. This closure is due to the number of staff members that are currently infected or under quarantine due to COVID-19. Please see attachments regarding school meal distributions. If you have any concerns please contact your child's building principal or the superintendent's office. https://5il.co/lhhq https://5il.co/lhhu https://5il.co/lhhp
Spanish translation of the parent /teacher conference information that was posted 2 days ago. Este año, debido a COVID-19, nuestras conferencias de padres y maestros no serán reuniones en persona. En cambio nuestros maestros llamarán a los padres por teléfono, comenzando con los estudiantes que tienen mayor riesgo de reprobar. Debido a la falta de tiempo, es posible que no se llame a todos los padres en la fecha programada para la conferencia entre padres y maestros. Los padres son siempre bienvenidos y pueden llamar a la escuela o utilizar Schoology para reunirse con el maestro de su hijo.
This year, due to COVID-19, our parent/teacher conferences will not be in-person meetings. Instead, our teachers will be calling parents on the phone, starting with the students that are at most risk of failing. Due to a lack of time, all parents may not be called on the scheduled parent/teacher conference date. Parents are always welcome and encouraged to call the school or use Schoology to conference with their child's teacher.
Starting today, September 3, 2020, Clarksville Schools will serve ALL students free breakfast and lunch. We are told this will last for the remainder of this semester.
Parents, download our NEW school app to your phone!! This app will help you keep up with school events, news, lunch menus and other important information. For both Android and iPhone! Do it today! https://apps.apple.com/us/app/clarksville-school-district/id1517462840?fbclid=IwAR1MdzHJXxX6RTSqlwNZJMsAOHLJCJe43WGmPO8577GTUJx0O69ViyImnAQ https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.apptegy.clarksvillear
This website will keep the public notified regarding the number of COVID cases confirmed on a given day within our district. This is not an overall total number. It is only the number of positive cases confirmed on the indicated date along with the "probable close contacts" associated with the positive case that must also quarantine. https://sites.google.com/a/csdar.org/covid-19-daily-case-count/
An update from the superintendent regarding the COVID-19 cases affecting the football teams. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C5Px4Mvdv7M
Due to the quarantine protocol our football teams must follow, Clarksville will have to cancel all football games through September 4th. We currently have positive cases on the HS and JH teams.
We have had a senior high football player test positive for COVID-19. We are suspending all levels of football until further notice.
Another football coach has tested positive for COVID-19. Our coaches have been working very hard to maintain social distancing with the team members and wear masks at all times during practice. Based on the ADH guidelines we will continue with practice.
We have a couple of recently posted videos that will help parents navigate the Schoology App. Schoology is how our teachers, students and parents will communicate, receive class instruction and turn in assignments electronically. https://www.facebook.com/clarksvillejuniorhigh/videos/352081262490247 https://youtu.be/WU-3OHmqLCQ
COVID-19 case numbers by school district now available. The numbers reflect the whole population within our school district boundaries not just students and staff that attend our school. https://achi.net/covid19/
One of our football coaches has tested positive for COVID-19. Our coaches have been following ADH guidelines. We will disinfect both field houses and will continue with our football practice schedule tomorrow.
Please see this short video to get started using our district's new phone app! https://youtu.be/xZ4F0TyqORs
Clarksville parents, I have made a video to help explain the plans our district will use for the return to onsite learning on August 24th. For more information please contact the school where your child attends. https://youtu.be/Pfl5LmQ4Aa4
If still thinking about virtual or on-site instruction, this document may help. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/schools-childcare/decision-tool.html Still have questions? Contact us at 479-705-3256 or email an administrator.
The following links will take you to the Clarksville Schools’ “Return to Onsite Learning Plan” and the alternate “Remote Learning Contract” for those that do not feel safe returning to school on August 24th. If you choose to keep your children at home and utilize our remote learning option, you will need to have the contract returned to your child’s school by July 31st. Please understand that these plans could change due to the nature of the COVID-19 pandemic. English: https://5il.co/i6gu https://5il.co/i6hj Karen: https://5il.co/i6gv https://5il.co/i6hi Spanish: https://5il.co/i6gw https://5il.co/i6hh
All sports have been suspended for the time being. We have had 2 football boys test positive for COVID. They also play on a baseball team that has Clarksville basketball players on the team. With all the possible cross team exposure we decided to suspend all athletics until the State Health Dept can conduct the "contact tracing."