Thanks to Mississippi County Health Department and Blytheville School Nurses for providing a Flu Shot Clinic this week for our students and teachers.
Go to My2020Census.gov and take 10 minutes to count your family members so our community will get more funds! The 2020 Census will make an impact on how much money the schools get over the next 10 years to educate Blytheville children. The census determines how much federal funding our state will receive for important programs like children's health insurance and emergency food assistance. It will help determine how our voting districts are drawn and how many representatives we send to Congress. The bottom line is: there is still time to fill out the census, and to encourage your friends and family to do so. Self response is the most accurate way to ensure we have a complete count. All households can continue to respond to the Census online through Sunday!
HOMECOMING UPDATE: Many tickets were already sold for our Sept 25th game against Junction City, which was cancelled. Those tickets are now good for the Homecoming game this Friday night if you decide to keep them. The remaining tickets will be sold in this order until all have been sold: Monday the Maids on our Royalty Court could purchase up to 4 tickets each at $5 per ticket. Tuesday 7:55-9:45 students can buy two tickets each until second chance breakfast is over. Tuesday morning, 10:00-11:00 we will sell tickets at the Arena to any virtual students. Tuesday, 11:00-1:00 we will sell tickets at the Arena to the community until all are sold. We will stop selling when the last ticket is sold. There will be NO homecoming parade and NO tailgating before, during, or after the game Friday due to COVID issues. No balloons are allowed inside the Chickasaw Arena for any event.
Blytheville School District September 28th, 2020 Board Meeting @ 6 p.m. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e3suUjOgKis
We are sorry to announce that tonight's home football game with Junction City has been cancelled due to COVID issues with Junction City. We wish them well. If you have bought a ticket for tonight's game you may use it for next week's Homecoming game against Westside. If you prefer to have a refund, students may see Mr. Davis in his office and community members may go to the Chickasaw Arena Monday from 11:00-1:00. Bring the ticket with you if you want a refund.
Attention Blytheville Faculty and Students!! It's time for the flu clinic!!! Blytheville Elementary school will be held Monday October 5th (morning) Blytheville High school Monday October 5th (afternoon) Blytheville Primary school Tuesday October 6th Blytheville Middle school Thursday October 8th Permission forms will be sent home with your students beginning Monday Sept 28th and must be completely filled out and returned to the school nurse prior to the flu clinic. If you have any questions, please contact Tiffany Townsend at 870-278-0184
Blytheville Schools Virtual Parents: Please make sure you are checking in regularly with your child's teacher and making sure the students are completing their work. Virtual students will be getting grades just the same as they would if they were face to face. If your Virtual student is not participating in school, parents are accountable in the same way they are accountable if your child continues to be absent from face to face learning with no excuse. Keep a current working number updated with the school. Reach out to our Tech Helpline if you are having technical issues. Parent Conferences are tomorrow, September 24th so make sure you are signed up!
Parents- All Blytheville students will be at home on Thursday, September 24th to learn virtually. Primary and Elementary students will bring chrome books home on Wednesday so they can practice accessing content virtually on Thursday. Watch for links from all four schools inviting parents to sign up for a time to conference through Zoom, a phone call or other virtual option. It’s important that we speak to every parent to ensure your child is successful this year!
Cave City HS had to cancel Friday nights senior high game so the Chickasaws Will Play at Home against Junction City at 7:00. We will pre sell tickets to high school students Wednesday morning. Wednesday afternoon at practices we will sell to football, band, and cheer members for $5. Bring exact change. Thursday morning from 10-11 we will sell to BHS virtual students at the arena. Any remaining tickets will be sold to the community at the arena Thursday from 11-1 or until sold out. School Employees will be allowed to enter for free with their school ID. If employees want to bring a guest they must purchase a ticket for them at the high school Wednesday or Thursday morning before 9:30.
Junior High Chickasaw Football has a Home game at 6:00 Thursday, September 24th vs Cave City. No tickets or vouchers will be handed out early. Everyone will pay $5 at the gate. Come support this team at Haley Field!
Parent-Teacher Conferences will be virtual this year and all students will be learning at home on Thursday, September 24th. To schedule an appointment with BHS from 9:00-6:30, click the link below and find your child's teacher. blythevilleschools.com/o/bhs/page/bhs…
September 18, 2020 Dear Blytheville Primary School Family, We have learned that a Kindergarten student has tested positive for COVID-19. This student was on campus during their contagious period. We have already contacted individuals who were identified as a probable close contact of this student letting them know they need to quarantine, that includes two kindergarten classes. A probable close contact is someone who was within six feet for 15 minutes or more of a known positive. Of course, you may contact your medical provider to determine if anything is necessary for you. At this time, no school closure is necessary other than those two Kindergarten classes mentioned. We understand this may cause anxiousness for you and your family and we regret any hardship. Please feel free to contact Nurse Tiffany Townsend at 870-278-0184
Blytheville Elementary held its first PTO meeting Virtually by Zoom. We love for parents to connect with teachers to provide feedback and offer suggestions to make school successful. Watch for more chances to work together! #EngagementMattersAR #Together4AR
BHS Sports Events September 17-18, 2020 Blytheville Schools have 165 vouchers to distribute for the 7th grade/Jr High away games against Rivercrest Thursday night. 7th grade game starts @ 5:30, Jr High @ 7:00. Any of our fans that travel there, must have a voucher to be able to purchase a ticket when they get there. Two vouchers will be given to every player and coach on the teams to be given to whoever they want. The rest will be handed out at the Chickasaw Arena Thursday September 17th, 11:00-1:00 on first come first serve until we run out. Please only get vouchers if you know you will be attending. We ran out of vouchers for the Nettleton game and only about half of the vouchers were used to purchase tickets at the game. I’m sorry for the inconvenience, but this is the best method we could figure out with the COVID restrictions put on the school to enforce social distancing. The Sr high game against Riverview this Friday was cancelled. We scheduled an away game against McGehee to replace it. BHS Chickasaws will now be playing at McGehee this Friday, September 18th at 7:00. Because of the distance away, they are not requiring any vouchers there. You will just pay when you get there.
Please share! Fourth and Fifth Grade Girls Basketball Tryouts are this week. Virtual students are welcome to participate. Students must complete COVID screening prior to check-in. Masks must be worn.
Who's ready to PTO through 2020-2021? This is definitely a year like no other, so virtual high five to all of you getting ready to jump right in! We are all in this together! Please join us for BES first virtual PTO meeting tomorrow at 4:30 pm. #wecandovirtuallyanything
Dear Parents, This morning Blytheville High School was placed on lockdown. BHS Administrators received a tip that a weapon may be on campus early this morning. After the quick actions of our Director of Security and BHS Administrators, a weapon was found. The weapon was confiscated and the student was removed from campus. This incident is still being investigated, but be assured that the safety of our students is first and foremost.
Thank you all for your support of the Chickasaw football team, but with the reduction in the amount of tickets available because of AAA requirements for social distancing we have no more tickets to sell for Friday night's game.
August 27, 2020 Dear Blytheville High School ALE Family, We have learned that a member of our High School ALE family has tested positive for COVID-19. This person was on campus this week. We have already contacted individuals who were identified as a probable close contact of this person letting them know they need to quarantine. A probable close contact is someone who was within six feet for 15 minutes or more of a known positive. Of course, you may contact your medical provider to determine if anything is necessary for you. At this time, no school closure is necessary. We understand this may cause anxiousness for you and your family and we regret any hardship. Please feel free to contact me at 870-762-0118. Sincerely, Mrs. Michelle Walling, ALE Director
All Blytheville Schools on-site students will be back to a normal five day a week schedule starting Monday, August 31st based on the latest Arkansas Department of Health numbers.