Due to circumstances beyond our control, the game tonight September 18 has been cancelled. Homecoming Royalty will be October 2 vs Salem. During the unusual circumstances this year, parent-teacher conferences will be held via phone conference. We have mailed your students’ progress report to the address on file. If you would like to schedule a phone conference with your students’ teacher, please email the teacher to schedule the call. An email directory is included with the progress report. Thank you for your support, as we navigate through this year! It takes a village and we have the best village! Thank you!
What to do if your child becomes sick at home 1. If your child’s temperature is 100.4 or higher keep your child home. Your child will need to stay home until they are fever free without fever reducing medications for 48 hours. 2. If your child gets sick at home and you are concerned it could be COVID 19 contact your doctor. Signs and symptoms are cough, shortness of breath, chills, muscle pain, sore throat, new loss of taste or smell. If your child is tested and is positive the school nurse should be notified immediately. 3. If it is a weekend and doctor offices are closed and it is not an emergency you can call a COVID hotline for further instructions. UAMS 1-800-632-4502 Children’s Hospital hotline (for children 18 and under) 1-800-743-3616 4. If your child is having trouble breathing, persistent pain or pressure in their chest, new confusion, an inability to wake or stay awake or bluish lips or face you should seek emergency care immediately. 5. If it is not an emergency, call your doctor before going to their clinic in person. They may have a protocol you need to follow before being seen. Thank you for doing your part to keep everyone healthy. Emily Delgado BSN, RN
Bearkatz Fans Going to Clinton on Friday, August 28. From the Clinton Athletic Director: Bearkatz fans will have approximately 200 seats in the bleachers on Friday night August 28 at Clinton. In addition, they can line the fence with 6 feet between family groups. We will have additional overflow areas if needed. Bearkatz fans will be able to enter the stadium and a voucher is not required. You may wish to bring a lawn chair for overflow areas. Go Bearkatz!
Attention Bearkatz Fans traveling to Hoxie on Thursday, August 20. You must have a voucher to enter the stadium. You will present the voucher and pay the gate fee at the gate. Melbourne High School was allotted 270 vouchers and after all athletes received their allotment for family the school has 80 vouchers remaining. The remaining vouchers are first come first serve and may be picked up at the administration office in town until noon on Thursday or until they are all gone. Per ADE and ADH guidelines, please remember to social distance except for families and face coverings are required. Let football season begin and let’s all work together to keep it going. Go Bearkatz!
Bearkatz Learning Online (Full Time Virtual) Melbourne High School Virtual Orientation 1. Instead of Tuesday, August 18, we will have materials ready for pick up on Monday, August 24 afternoon @ 5:00 pm. 2. At this time we will also meet with parent/students to guide through the online process.
Bearkatz Learning Online (Full Time Virtual) Elementary Virtual Orientation 1. We will have materials ready for pick up on Monday, August 24 @ 4:00 PM. 2. At this time we will also meet with parent/students to guide through the online process Parents and students will be screened at the door and shown to the appropriate classroom for their training.
Attention: Bearkatz Learning Online Students (Full Time Virtual) If you filed an Intent to Enroll in Bearkatz Learning Online (Full time Virtual) or informed the school of your decision to enroll full-time online you will be contacted this week to schedule a face-to-face meeting with the school principal. The meetings will be scheduled for the first week of August. Face masks are required and please limit to the student and parents.
We're thrilled to announce Melbourne School District's new app! Access to news updates, cafeteria menus, sports scores, even emergency notifications. Download the app on Android: https://bit.ly/305cJIs or IPhone in the apple store, search for Melbourne School District.
Members of the leadership teams from MES and MHS met with administrators to evaluate safety measures and new procedures in the evolving circumstances surrounding the Covid-19 pandemic. This will allow teachers to be actively involved in decision-making and developing new ideas for the district. Mr. Sublett outlined social distancing guidelines and new sanitation procedures, including the use of foggers to sanitize all buildings and buses. Hand sanitizer stations, water bottle stations, and sanitation of playground equipment will also be incorporated. The district’s re-entry plan will be updated to reflect current state mandates. Faculty, staff, and administrators will be monitoring and adjusting plans and procedures in order to reflect best practices and better serve students. Parents and guardians are encouraged to check the district website at bearkatz.k12.ar.us and facebook for the latest updates.
Melbourne School District Board of Education will hold its Annual Report to the Public Meeting on Monday, July 27, 2020, at 5:00 p.m. at Melbourne High School. The regularly scheduled July 2020 Board Meeting will follow.
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REMINDER Free physicals on Wednesday, July 15, 2020. LOCATION: Melbourne Elementary Cafeteria Face masks are required. 8:00 - 9:00 AM - Jr/Sr Football 9:00 - 9:45 AM - Jr/Sr Boys Basketball 9:45 - 10:30 AM - Jr/Sr Girls Basketball 10:30 - 11:15 AM - Baseball, Golf, Softball, Track, XC, Cheer 11:15 - 12:00 PM - 2020-2021 7th Grade Boys 12:00 - 12:45 PM - 2020-2021 7th Grade Girls Remember to bring the completed forms. Forms may be downloaded at bearkatz.k12.ar.us
New Student Registration July 22, 2020 8:00 am - 4:00 pm Please limit to parents and student only. Face coverings are highly recommended! Melbourne Elementary Melbourne High School
Good Afternoon Bearkatz Nation! Please help us determine our technology needs for the upcoming year. We need all parents in the district to complete the MSD Technology Needs Survey by July 10, 2020. This survey is NOT a commitment on your part in any way. It will be used to determine what additional technology we need to consider. The survey has been mailed to you and it is available online at bearkatz.k12.ar.us. We understand you may have completed an earlier survey with similar questions, however; there are some additional questions on this survey. Thank you so much for assisting us as we plan to meet the needs of our students! Your input is greatly appreciated during this trying time!
Class Rings are In!!! For students who ordered class rings, Blake Williams, from Jostens will be in front of the high school gym on Tuesday, June 23, 2020 from 11:00 am to noon. You may contact Blake at firstname.lastname@example.org for questions.