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
We are incredibly thankful for our community and the support you’ve shown to us this school year. We appreciate you! Happy Thanksgiving from The Heights!
The Heights will be having our first annual ornament fundraiser beginning Monday, November 15- Monday, November 29. All orders and monies will need to be turned in by Monday, November 29 at 3pm. Checks and Cash will be accepted. Make checks payable to North Heights Community School. Ornaments will be available for pickup Wednesday, December 15- Friday, December 17. All proceeds go towards clubs launching January 10, 2022. #happeningsattheheights
Kindness November is right around the corner! We have many opportunities to extend kindness and fun things planned for your kiddos to learn all about how to show Kindness all month long. We are excited to see your #kindnessattheheights!
Dear Heights Family, Parents & Community Partners, We are in need of candy donations for our first annual #HarvestatTheHeights. Please send unopened bags of candy with your child or drop it by the school by noon, October 28, 2021. We also need parent volunteers. Please fill out this form: https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/736379/VIPS_Application1.pdf 💛🍁🎃We appreciate you! 🎃🍁💛 If you have any question, the point of contact for Harvest at the Heights is Mrs. Cox. You may contact her at Kathryn.email@example.com Keep up with all the details here: https://fb.me/e/2vhG3GexcApp
This is a friendly reminder that students will not attend school on Friday, October 8 and Monday, October 11. Staff Professional Development Day is on Friday and Columbus Day is Monday. Enjoy your extended weekend!
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
ATTENTION PARENTS: Please make plans to return all technology, library books, and textbooks to Union Elementary. Collections will begin on Wednesday, May 19th. Items will be returned to your child’s homeroom teacher.
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