From the office of Superintendent: July 14, 2021 Melbourne School District reports one positive Covid-19 case in the district. Our school nurse Mrs. Emily Delgado is working with school personnel, students, and parents while following the ADH guidelines for contact tracing and notification. Remember, the district has a webpage with all the reporting information. It can be found at bearkatz.k12.ar.us, click on the Menu Link at the top right and then select Covid-19 Reporting Information. Thank You!
Melbourne Schools To Hold New Student Registration Melbourne Schools will hold new student registration for students in grades Kindergarten through 12 on Wednesday, July 21, 2021, from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. To enter Kindergarten, a child must be 5 years of age, on or before August 1, 2021. Please bring an approved document indicating your child’s age, social security card, and immunization record. If you are enrolling a Kindergarten student, please bring a current physical. This registration is a drop-in registration. Please go to the appropriate office to pick up registration packets. If you have any questions please contact Lori Loggains, Melbourne Elementary Principal at 870-368-4365, or Tim Massey, Melbourne High School Principal at 870-368-4345. Melbourne Schools looks forward to the coming year and welcoming all of our students, new and current, back on August 16, 2021.
We are proud to announce free weekly meals for children under the age of 18 in our students household this summer. Meals will be available on Mondays beginning June 7 - August 12 and may be picked up at 2 convenient locations ( Bearkatz Academy & Melbourne Elementary School) from 11:30 am - 1:00 pm. You will receive 1 hot lunch meal and 4 frozen lunch meals and 5 breakfast meals at one time on pick-up day. June Kell 417-772-2135 Christi Obando 870-373-1824 Please sign up by May 26, 2021! Thank You! https://forms.gle/dKa5nQ9Gjs77Xa289
Spring Picture Day at MHS is Tuesday, March 30th. The streamlined ordering process means that there will be no proofs, online ordering, or late orders for spring pictures. To get Spring Portraits, send the order envelope with your student on Picture Day. Forms were delivered to students on the morning of Thursday, March 18th. We will also be taking the following photos for use in the yearbook on March 30th: Sports: cheer, golf, baseball, softball, trapshooting, track, and cross country Senior Remakes: Composite pictures Cap and gown photos Class Officers (officer lists are posted around school beside the spring picture posters) Mr. and Miss MHS School Day Portraits: Virtual Students Final Remakes Faculty/Staff
Melbourne School District will be in session on Monday, February 22. School busses will run paved roads only.
Virtual day, Friday, February 19. Students check your Google and Seesaw classrooms.
Virtual Day, Wednesday, February 17 due to inclement weather. Students check your Google and Seesaw classrooms for assignments.
Virtual Day, February 16 due to inclement weather. Students check your Google and Seesaw classrooms!
Melbourne School district will be closed Monday, February 15 due to inclement weather. Students check your Google and Seesaw classrooms for assignments.
There are several areas in the District that are still ice covered and treacherous and forecasted temperatures remain below freezing; therefore, the District will continue with Virtual Learning on Friday, February 12. Please check your Google and Seesaw Classrooms for assignments. In addition, all ballgames for Friday have been postponed. Once make-up dates are determined, they will be posted. Stay safe and warm!
Melbourne School District will have a virtual day on Thursday, February 11. Students check your Google or Seesaw classrooms for assignments.
Due to inclement weather, in person learning is cancelled for Wednesday, February 10. Students check your assignments in your Google or Seesaw classrooms. Thank you.
Due to hazardous road conditions Melbourne School District will be closed February 8, 2021. Please check your google and seesaw classrooms for assignments.
Melbourne School District will be closed Wednesday, January 2021 due to inclement weather. Lessons have been uploaded to your Google or Seesaw classrooms. For any reason if you are unable to access them, do not stress you can get them on Thursday, January 28. Thank you.
Melbourne School District will open at 10 AM on Wednesday, January 27, 2021.
Instructions for Playoff Tickets! The link to purchase tickets has been sent to your student athlete or cheerleader via Remind. We will post the link for the general public ticket purchases on Wednesday evening. Important: This event is a mobile entry event--tickets must be presented on a smart phone for entry. Printed tickets will not be accepted. If you purchase your GoFan tickets using a computer, your tickets will be delivered to the email address you entered when purchasing. You can also download the GoFan mobile app and login using this email to access your tickets. AAA passes will be accepted. Only the current year AAA passes and lifetime AAA passes will be accepted.
The SR Girls and SR Boys basketball games with Greer's Ferry Westside at home have been canceled for November 16, 2020.
Tuesday, November 10, 2020 The 7th grade boys and girls basketball games at Marshall have been cancelled. Junior Girls and Boys will play beginning with Junior Girls at 5 PM. November 17, 2020 JB and SB basketball games vs Timbo have been cancelled.
Bearkatz Academy flu shots will be given between 7:30 - 8:15 a.m. tomorrow morning, October 21st, in the parking lot of Bearkatz Academy. A parent/guardian must accompany any child receiving a vaccination. In addition, please make sure you have completed your flu immunization form before arrival.
Vouchers are NOT required at tonight's 7th & JR High Football game at Salem. Go Bearkatz!
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.
Opaa is hiring! Click the link, search for Melbourne and apply! https://www.opaafood.com/kitchen-staff-jobs
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 email@example.com for questions.