The Cave City second annual back to school bash is August 1 from 9-12. This year we will have a DRIVE THROUGH bash (more info to come). It is imperative you fill out the registration form below, if you want to receive all of your supplies. The link will be available through June 14th. Back To School Bash Having trouble with the link? Call (501) 503-3230 between the hours of 8 and 6.
Parents, We are happy to announce that the Arkansas Activities Association and the Arkansas Department of Health have given public schools permission to start a Phase I reopening of sports across the state. June 1 is the start date and coaches will be contacting athletes on practice times and guidelines for practices. Please know that the Arkansas Department of Health and AAA guidelines will be followed closely to ensure the health of our players and coaches. The rules they established for Phase I reopening include: daily screenings that include checking temperature, a questionnaire, wearing masks, social distancing requirements and sanitizing equipment. In regards to wearing masks, we encourage students to bring their own personal mask and their own bottle of water. There are also rules regarding total numbers inside buildings and outside social distancing requirements that will be followed. Each sport will have unique requirements as well and the coaches will communicate those to parents and players.
Thursday, June 4 from 2-6pm Middle School Students can circle through our drop off to collect their report cards, awards, locker items, scrub club certificates, Josten orders, pottery and return electronic devices.
If you have a daughter who will be entering the 7th, 8th or 9th grade this fall and is interested in playing volleyball please text or call Coach Ariel Carpenter, 870-612-7186. Please contact Coach Carpenter as soon as possible to get information about practices and this upcoming season.
If you have a student who will be entering the 7th grade this fall and is interested in playing basketball, the coaches would like to hear from you. If you have a girl going in to 7th grade and wants to play basketball the contact is Stu Smart, 870-710-0219. If you have a boy entering the 7th grade and wants to play basketball the contact is Jonathan Fowler, 870-834-4141. Please contact them as soon as possible to get the information on how 7th grade basketball is moving forward as we continue to finalize a plan to safely return to practice.
Friends, we would like to address some of the information and misinformation regarding the CDC recommendations that were published this week. First, please know that our number one priority at Cave City School is the safety and well being of our students and staff. The document published by the CDC are recommendations. The Arkansas Department of Education sets the rules that we must follow. ADE is still working on the guidelines for Arkansas schools. A lot of things can and will change by the time school starts back. At Cave City School we will have an online option for our students when school reopens. Our administrative team has been working with our teachers on this since we closed in March. We are purchasing technology for our teachers and students so we can do this successfully. Many hours of our teachers yearly professional development requirements will be spent learning to use this technology and getting lessons online. In the event we have to close again or parents choose to keep their students at home, online instruction will be available. Additionally, we are looking at some blended systems and ways to safely allow students with health concerns to attend classes on campus if they choose to. This is new territory for all of us. What we know for certain is, information changes often and there is a lot of false information circulating. We will have to be able to "monitor and adjust" as we go forward. We will follow the guidelines from ADE once they are published. We will provide your student with the safest and best possible instruction whether it be online, in person, or a combination.
As of right now the June 13th ACT is scheduled to take place at CCHS. ACT will make a final decision on May 22; however, all indications are we will test on the June 13th date. Social distancing guidelines to be implemented during the ACT include smaller class sizes, students will be seated at least 6 feet apart. Per ACT policy, students are to remain 6 feet apart at all times before, during and immediately following the exam. Students are allowed to wear a mask if they wish. Starting May 26th we will have live ACT prep on Google Meet. Classes start at 10:00 and will end at 11:55 four days a week. Students who participate in the class will receive a free ACT during the following academic year. Mrs Hinds will deliver the math content, Mrs. Ball the English, Mrs. Asberry the reading and Mrs. Green will teach science. Math and English are daily and the Science and the Reading rotate. I hope to see all of your smiling faces on Google Meet on May 22! The class will end on June 12th. Students check your email for sign up directions.
AMI packets, library books, textbooks, technology devices, and athletic uniforms are to be returned on Monday, May 11 from 2-6. All technology devices will be turned in at the middle school gym. All athletic uniforms will be turned in at the high school gym. Elementary drop off will be in the circle drive. Middle school drop off will be in the drop off section in front of the middle school. High school drop off will be in the front of the high school. The school nurses will also be at the elementary and high school May 11 from 2-6 so parents may pick up their child’s medicines and supplies. Any medicine or supplies not picked up will be disposed of after the AMI drop off time ends. Elementary lessons for the remainder of the year will be posted on the school website next week. Devices are not needed. Monday and Thursday meal delivery will continue through June.
Yearbook information: Patrons can buy their yearbooks online at www.jostensyearbooks.com. Jostens will allow people to make payments as well.
From Mrs. Bridget Huff: Virtual Arkansas students, You can do Virtual Arkansas on your phone now. Download the app Canvas Student. It will ask you for your school name. Type Virtual Arkansas. It will say ooops something went wrong (or something similar). At the top left there will be 3 lines. Click them and click login. Then login your normal way as you would if on the computer logging in to Virtual Arkansas. If you don’t remember your login, please email me and I can get it for you. Hope you are safe and doing well!! Bridget.firstname.lastname@example.org
Elementary AMI packets may be found here: https://www.cavecity.k12.ar.us/o/cave-city-school-district/browse/118348 High School AMI packets can be found here: https://www.livebinders.com/b/2648726 Middle School packets will be posted next week.
Tablet Issues With iReady - If you have tried to login to iReady and get an error message, do this. Go to the iReady login page. When the page comes up that says your device isn't compatible, click on the 3 dots on the top right corner. Select Desktop Site. You should be able to login now. We have a lot of kinks to work out, but please bear with us! We can do this!!
When logging into Google, your student will need to type in their full email address. The format is email@example.com If your student isn’t sure of their password or username, please text me at 8703079631 with their name. I will get back to you as quickly as possible.
CHROMEBOOK LOGIN ISSUES: Friends, there is an issue with some chromebooks connecting at home. Unfortunately, there was a check box that I (Julie) failed to uncheck. To resolve this issue, you will need to come back to the middle school parking lot. Park close to the building and turn the chromebook back on. Connect to the COMMUNITY network in Wifi settings. Make sure your device connects to COMMUNITY. Login using your email account. If you get logged in, turn it off. Then you should be able to connect to your wifi at home. I cannot apologize enough. My cell number is 870-307-9631 if you wish to talk to me directly about this. Again, I am so sorry. --- Julie Johnson
Updated AMI information - If your student doesn’t have all 10 days completed tomorrow, it’s ok! We will have drop off bins outside each campus all next week from 8-3. We are very sorry for any stress or confusion this has caused. We will get through these uncertain times!
Drop off of completed packets and pick up for new AMI packets and requested devices will be tomorrow from 1 until 6 at the following locations: At the elementary: Drop off and pick up of AMI packets will be in the circle drive. At the middle school: The drop off point for completed AMI’s will be in the circle drive in front of the building. Paper versions of your new AMI packet, will be picked up on steps of the middle school gymnasium. At the high school: Drop off of completed AMI packets and pick up of new packets will be outside of the science wing of the building. All students who requested a device in grades K-12 will pick those up on the far side of the middle school gymnasium steps. Remember, if you requested a device you do not need a paper copy of the AMI packet as all assignments are posted through google classroom or LiveBinder. Middle and high school students are encouraged to check their Google Classroom every day for updated materials. Nurses at the high school and elementary school will be on campus Monday, April 6th from 4-6 for parents to pick up medicine or supplies they have left at school for their students. At the high school, Mrs. Gore will be at the main entrance. At the elementary school, Mrs. Smith will be at the nurse’s office in the elementary gym. Parents are asked not to enter the buildings, but to wait for the nurse to bring the medicine to them. We miss our students.❤️
Ms. Hinds has a math problem for our high school students! Students, you have until next Wednesday at 10 p.m. to email her your response! Find the video here: https://5il.co/ei6f
Students in grades 9-11 who would be interested in a virtual act online prep or in person (if possible) please email Mrs. Green by Thursday. Vickieg@cavecity.ncsc.k12.ar.us
During the mandatory school closure, Cave City Special Education Department will continue to provide related services to students who receive Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and/or Speech Language Therapy as written in their Individual Education Plan (IEP). Services will be provided as follows: OT and PT in the therapy room in the old radio building. Speech Therapy in the Speech room on the elementary campus. Transportation will not be -rovided. The rooms and equipment will be sanitized and precautions taken to minimize risks as much as possible. To schedule, please call Rita Philips, Special Education Coordinator at 870-283-5391, ext. 2050 between Monday, March 30 and Friday April 3rd, 2020.
As you probably know by now Governor Hutchinson has closed all Arkansas schools through April 17. Prom and all spring activities have been postponed at this time. Meal delivery will resume on March 30th. If you would like to be added, please call 870-283-5392, 870-283-5393, or 870-283-3333. Students should work on AMI packets 6-10 the week of March 30. At this time school officials are looking at a variety of options for alternative methods of instruction beginning April 6. Please remember to follow the guidelines we are all being asked to abide by. Social distancing when you absolutely have to be out. Stay out of groups of more than 10 people. Wash your hands often. Stay home. None of us have ever experienced anything like this, but we will get through it together. God bless you all.
Needing something to keep that middle schooler busy? We can help! Here are some of our current links: https://www.noredink.com/login https://login.i-ready.com/ https://app.studyisland.com/cfw/login/ Also, students check your email and Google Classroom if you have access..... and READ READ READ!!! Students can check out ebooks through their destiny accounts. usernames are: firstname.lastname password: Caveman1
If you are unable to call by 3:30 to arrange for meals, you may call in the morning from 8-10. We ask that you let us know ahead of time so we have enough for everyone. Sorry for any confusion.
Good afternoon this is Julie Johnson with the Cave City School District. As you are already aware Cave City Schools will be closed Tuesday - Friday. We will be using these as AMI days 1-4 The state is also allowing us to prepare meals for students who request them on these 4 days. If your student is actively enrolled in the Cave city or Evening Shade HeadStart Program, ABC or K-12, please contact us if you are interested in arranging a lunch/breakfast meal. Meals will only be provided to those who call. We plan on delivering the following 3 locations: The Evening Shade Headstart Building, Cave City Elementary Cafeteria, and the Northside Fire Department Parking Lot. If you cannot make a pickup location, we will ATTEMPT to deliver to your bus stop. Pickups will be at 11 a.m. Please call 870-283-5392, 870-283-5393 or 870-283-3333 by 3:30 today to make arrangements. At this time chromebooks will not be sent home. Students have paper copies of AMI days 1-5 and days 6-10 will be sent home or picked up today. All campuses will be closed to everyone, except authorized personnel. This includes all school properties and facilities. As a service to the community, school wifi will be available in the parking lots closest to the buildings at each campus. Patrons are asked to remain in their vehicles.
Earlier this afternoon, Governor Asa Hutchison and Education Director Johnny Key announced a mandatory shut down of all schools beginning Tuesday, lasting through spring break. We will have school tomorrow. School officials are currently working on developing AMI plans and may decide to send chrome books home with students in case the closure goes longer than currently planned. If you choose to not send your student to school tomorrow, we will work with you in arranging for you to attain your packet and device if we use them. More information will be forthcoming.