In response to COVID-19 public health emergency, a benefit program called Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) has been developed for States to implement in assisting families that were receiving free or reduced lunches from their school. The program was designed to help replace the cost of meals incurred by families as a result of the State eliminating public school gathering. Please visit our P-EBT page to learn more about the program today. Some deadlines for submitting information are fast approaching.
AMI Day Information
Ozark Public Schools AMI days are 3/16/20 – 3/19/20
The Ozark School District will be closed beginning March 16-March 29. AMI days 1-4 are March 16-19. Spring Break is March 20-29. Parent Teacher Conferences will be rescheduled at a later date. AMI~Alternative Method of Instruction directions and/or packets were provided for all students in grades Prek-12. PreK-7 packets were sent home with students on Friday. Students in grades 8-12 should check email/Google classroom for AMI assignments. Information explaining the AMI assignments is included in the packets or is attached to email/Google classroom. Teachers may be reached via email, the “Remind” app., or other forms of messaging communication used by students and teachers from 8am-3pm with questions concerning AMI work. “Grab and Go” lunches will be available from 11:00-12:30 on AMI days at two locations; Ozark Upper Elementary Cafeteria at 1301 Walden Dr. or Ozark Middle School Cafeteria in Altus.
Ozark SD Parent Letter 3/13/20
Student and staff safety is of primary importance in our district, and Ozark School District continues to monitor efforts within our state to contain the spread of COVID-19. We also continue to follow guidance and instructions provided from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Arkansas Department of Health (ADH), and Arkansas Department of Education’s Division of Elementary and Secondary Education (ADE/DESE). COVID-19 creates many challenges for families and schools. With this in mind, we are addressing the following topics to help you prepare for the weeks ahead and provide resources you can use to stay informed and guide your children through this new challenge. It is very important that we all work together and stand united during this time of uncertainty. These are challenging times. Please respect the pressure that state leaders and schools are under and the fact that we are in uncharted waters. Let’s support one another and maintain open lines of communication.
Talking with Children about COVID-19
The National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) and the National Association of School Nurses (NASN) has published a resource entitled “Talking to Children About COVID-19”.
Students who are absent because of illness or other concerns related to COVID-19 exposure will be allowed to make up any and all work missed while absent. To reduce the burden on our health care providers as they prepare to serve a higher number of patients, the requirement to secure written documentation from a health care provider in order to excuse an absence for health reasons is suspended for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year. A parent note will meet the requirement to excuse a health-related absence. Due to the concerns surrounding COVID-19, OSD will suspend perfect attendance rules for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year. As a result, 2019-2020 perfect attendance recognition will be based on attendance from August 15, 2019 – March 12, 2020. Please note that the compulsory attendance law still applies.
Contact Information and Questions
Our District Contact for COVID-19 is Brandy Skaggs, Ozark SD RN at 479-667-4116. As with anything else that has to do with your child, you are more than welcome to contact me or your child’s principal about this or anything else we can serve you with.
~Jim Ford--Superintendent #HPRD
We are glad to offer a new convenient, private, and secure method of submitting applications
for free and reduced-priced meals utilizing EZMealApp!
CLICK HERE to start your Free or Reduced Application today!
Our own dear Ozark High School, hail to thee. We love thy morals high, the purple, gold, and the standards you set.
All pointing to the sky. Thy bonds of friendship and of loyalty, will keep us true till we die. Standards always fair,
ever shine like jewels rare, our Alma Mater, Ozark High.
Thy name we love and never cease to cheer. O Alma Mater dear, here we sing and our tribute we bring. Loud let the echoes ring.
We love thy walls, thy campus and thy halls. Honor to us ever calls. From our high school dear,
comes to us through all the years, Our Alma Mater High.
School Choice Application Notice
Ozark Public Schools participates in the Arkansas Public School Choice Act 560 of 2015. Any parent residing outside the Ozark School District who
desires to send their child to the Ozark Schools may obtain an application in the Superintendent’s office at 1609 Walden Drive, Ozark AR 72949 or download the form here.
The application must be postmarked no later than May 1st of the year in which the pupil would begin the fall semester at the nonresident district.
Parents are encouraged to have the application submitted as soon as possible as the School Choice Law has a 3% cap limitation on the number of applications that can be accepted.
Applications do not have to be resubmitted for any students currently attending Ozark Schools under the School Choice Act.
The notice is prepared in accordance with Arkansas statute 6-18-1901.
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