School Closing Friday, January 21, Due to Staff Shortage - All Texarkana Arkansas School District schools will close on Friday, January 21, and return on Monday, January 24. The Texarkana Arkansas School District is currently experiencing staff shortages due to the increased number of positive and quarantine cases as Omicron continues to spread across our community. The district did see a decrease in the number of staff absences after the previous school closure; however, the positive and quarantine numbers among staff have increased once again. TASD staff are stretching themselves to the limit to provide COVID-safe learning for all of our students; however, we cannot be successful without adequate resources. The staff shortage coupled with the low number of substitute teachers available limits the district’s ability to staff our classrooms and offices. Navigating through this pandemic has been challenging for our staff, students, and the community as a whole; and we try very hard not to close our schools unless it is necessary. We understand the burden that closing our schools causes on some of our families, and we apologize for the short notice. All students PreK through 12th grade will use Alternative Method of Instruction (AMI) for Friday’s school closure which may include instructional paper packets or digital learning. Our custodial services department will continue to deep clean and prepare our facilities for staff and students. #teamtasd #potentialrealized
Want to be a substitute for TASD? Here is your chance. Join us onsite for the Meeting and Substitute Training. Wednesday, January 12 or Thursday, January 13 from 9:30 am - 12:00 pm at 3512 Grand Ave. Texarkana, Ar 71854. #teamtasd #potentialrealized
On Friday, January 7, TASD will hold a COVID-19 vaccine clinic. The clinic will take place in the Arkansas High School cafeteria from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. Ages 5 to 11 will receive the Pfizer vaccine and ages 18 and up will receive the Moderna vaccine for booster shots only. The second shot for children ages 5 to 11 will take place on January 28. Students who receive the vaccine during the January 7 and January 28 vaccine clinics will have their names entered for a drawing to receive the following items: iPad, bicycle, karaoke machine, or gift card. A parent or guardian must accompany children under the age of 18 and must sign a waiver for individuals under the age of 18 to receive the vaccine. Please bring proof of insurance.
TASD Christmas Break - December 20, 2021 - January 3, 2022. Professional Development for Teachers is January 3, 2022. Students will return January 4, 2022. #teamtasd #potentialrealized
Christmas Break - December 20, 2021 - January 3, 2022 - Students return January 4, 2022
TASD District Wide Pink-out - Friday, October 29 - WEAR PINK
Kilpatrick Fall Festival - Thursday, October 28th from 4:00 - 6:00 PM. Music - Food - Games - Bounce House - Dunking Booth - and More! Only $5.00 for every game (dunking booth separate).
On Wednesday, August 4, TASD will hold a COVID-19 vaccine clinic. The clinic will take place in the Arkansas High School cafeteria from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. Ages 12 to 17 will receive the Pfizer vaccine and ages 18 and up will receive the Johnson & Johnson or Pfizer vaccine. Students who receive the vaccine during the vaccine clinic will be entered in a drawing to receive a Chromebook, bicycle, flat screen TV, or AirPods. A parent or guardian must accompany children under the age of 18 and must sign a waiver for individuals under the age of 18 to receive the vaccine.
American Rescue Plan Survey - The Texarkana Arkansas School District is seeking critical feedback from various stakeholders who have significant insight into the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on teaching and learning. Feedback will be used to plan for the use of funds received. The Texarkana Arkansas School District values and appreciates your feedback to support our school community. Click the link to complete survey: https://forms.gle/vUeMoYbTa52pz3Yy8
Arkansas Middle School Pep Squad Parent/Student Meeting. All incoming 6th grade students are invited to join the AMS Pep Squad! Arkansas Middle School Cafeteria - Tuesday, May 25, at 5:30 PM. #teamtasd #potentialrealized
TONIGHT! Gifted and Talented Parent Meeting - Tuesday, May 25th at 5:30 PM - Arkansas Middle School #teamtasd #potentialrealized
Gifted and Talented Parent Meeting - Tuesday, May 25th at 5:30 PM - Arkansas Middle School #teamtasd #potentialrealized
TASD is accepting applications for new enrollment and transfers. Click the link to enroll/transfer: https://www.tasd7.net/page/2021-2022-enrollment-transfer #teamtasd #potentialralized #saferazobacks
Online kindergarten registration is now open. Click the link to register: https://www.tasd7.net/page/registration #teamtasd #potentialrealized #saferazoracks
Digital Learning Academy Parent Meeting tonight at 6:00 - College Hill Middle School, 1600 Forest St. ZOOM link for meeting - https://zoom.us/j/94033980006
This is a reminder that tomorrow, Friday April 2, is a virtual day for all students; however, our campuses will be open and buses will run for students who wish to attend school. Additionally, the ACT Aspire testing window opens Monday, April 5. All traditional, hybrid, and virtual students in grades third through tenth are required to take the ACT Aspire assessment on their campus. TASD will continue to work diligently to maintain a safe environment as students prepare for the ACT Aspire test. Your child's campus will contact you with information regarding specific testing dates and times.
All schools and offices will be closed for Spring Break - March 22 - 26. Enjoy your break. #teamtasd #potentialrealized
All Texarkana Arkansas School District campuses and offices will resume regular schedules on Monday, February 22. #teamtasd #potentialrealized #saferazorbacks
Freezing temperatures and additional snowfall will continue across our region. Road conditions are unsafe for travel as overnight and early morning temperatures continue to remain below freezing. Therefore, all Texarkana Arkansas School District campuses and offices will remain closed with plans to resume on Thursday, February 18. Tuesday and Wednesday will be virtual learning days for students. Please stay safe.
No School - Monday, January 18, 2021 - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day #teamtasd #potentialrealized #saferazorbacks