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Jasper School District

School Choice Act 

Supplemental Educational Services and School Choice Act

In response to Arkansas' approved Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) Flexibility Request, the U.S. Department of Education has granted Arkansas schools a waiver of § 1116(b)(5) of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001. This section formerly required schools in year 2 or greater of school improvement to provide supplemental educational services from providers approved by the Arkansas Department of Education (ADE). Because of this waiver, Arkansas schools are no longer required to provide Supplemental Educational Services (SES) through approved SES providers. Arkansas schools are no longer required to set aside 20% of Title I funds for school choice and SES.
Therefore, for the duration of this waiver, the ADE will not consider or approve applications from SES providers for approval. The Department will no longer maintain a list of approved SES providers.
For more information, please click here or contact:
Arkansas Department of Education
Division of Learning Services
Four Capitol Mall, Mail Slot #26

Jasper School District
AMI Packet Link 

Coronavirus Information
Letter from Superintendent
JSD Current Covid-19 Plan Update 12 March 2020
Signs and sympoms of the Coronavirus, how to stay well, as well as what to do if you think you are sick.
Governor Hutchinson extended the mandated school closure through April 17, 2020

Good Afternoon. We understand the hardship that school closures can have on families. To assist our students and families during this time, Jasper School District is offering a meal pickup/delivery program. If you are interested in receiving meals from the school, there are two ways to respond: You can complete the Google Form link available on our school Facebook page and website or you can call the school offices at:

870-446-5320 Jasper
479-665-2835 Kingston
479-292-3353 Oark

Someone will be available to take phone calls from 1:00-6:00 today on each campus. The deadline to respond via the Google survey is 7:00 today, Monday, March 16th. This program is available AT NO CHARGE to all children, ages 18 and under and we encourage all of our families to take advantage of this opportunity. We will have two delivery/pickup days: Tuesday, March 17th and Friday, March 20th. Tuesday's pickup/delivery will include breakfast and lunch meals for Tuesday-Thursday. Friday's pickup/delivery will include breakfast and lunch for Friday, as well as breakfast and lunch meals for Monday-Friday of Spring Break. You will need to indicate whether you can pick the meals up or need them to be delivered.
Meals will be available for pickup on each campus from 8:00-10:00 on Tuesday and Friday at the following locations:
Jasper - back door of cafeteria near greenhouse
Kingston - bottom of front steps
Oark - side door of cafeteria where students typically unload

If you are unable to pick up at school, you have the option to meet at the following designated locations for pickup:

Route 1
Mt. Sherman Community Center - 9:15
Low Gap Church - 9:35
Ponca Elk Center Parking Lot- 10:00
Route 2
Parthenon Church Parking Lot - 9:15
Route 3
Mill Creek - Old Kellar Canoe Parking Lot - 9:15
206 - Gage's - 9:35
Route 4
Piercetown - Norton's Store - 9:20

Route 1
Elkhorn Church - 9:15
Route 2
Dean - Parking lot across from Dean Church - 9:15
Route 3
Marble - United Baptist Church Parking Lot - 9:15
Route 4
County road 2750, right off Hwy 74 W - 9:15

Route 1
The Gap- West end of Low Gap and Batson - 9:15
Route 2
Ozone Church- East side of Low Gap and Ozone proper - 9:25
Route 3
Salus Church - Salus, Fallsville, Moonhull and Patterson Springs - 9:30
Route 4
McCormicks- all families down the mountain - 9:25

If you are unable to pick up at school or at a designated location and require home delivery, the home delivery vehicles will leave the school at 9:00. There must be someone at the home to receive the food deliveries. Please make sure to submit your response via phone or Google form today to ensure that we have enough food to serve all of our children. Thank you for your help and support. Have a great day!

Here is the link to the Google Form to submit your food service request. 



Courtney Farmer
We are pleased to announce that Courtney Farmer from Jasper Elementary School has been chosen as the O.U.R. Co-op Nominee for the AREA Teacher of the Year. Courtney currently teaches 4th and 5th grade literacy. She is Nationally Board Certified in Early Middle Childhood Reading: Language Arts, a Lead Teacher, a member of the School Data Team and Leadership Team. She has been teaching for 13 years, with the past four of those being at Jasper Elementary.

In her nomination application Courtney shares, "I can honestly say I have never thought about needing an award or recognition for working hard. I believe my calling is teaching and I am glad to do it to the best of my abilities. I love what I do and I love learning new strategies to help kids. I feel I am awarded every day when my students learn something new." This quote truly illustrates her devotion to students and love of education. We are blessed that she chooses to teach at Jasper Elementary School!!


Jasper School District would like to send Congratulations to our Save-A-Label Organization of the Month
 2020 Associated Wholesale Grocers, Inc.
Ronnie and Linda Kilgore

Organization of the Month

Newton County Christian Foodroom 

For nearly 17 years, Newton County Christian Foodroom has focused its efforts to benefit the impoverished community in Newton County in Arkansas. The organization, located in Jasper, AR has a population of less than 500 people. On average, the foodroom impacts 60-80 families each month. This organization collects food solely on fundraisers like the Save-A-Label program and donations from local churches.

Volunteers such as Linda and Ronnie Kilgore assist with collecting labels for Save-A-Label program. Funds have been used to stock the shelves of the foodroom. "Our county is very poor. Jobs are slim to none and are low paying," Marlene said, describing the county. This foodroom is vital to this community. 

If you would like to support Newton County Christian Foodroom, contact the organization via email at

Congratulations to our Organization of the Month.
Addressing your questions
In the last email sent on February 12, our sister brand, Always Save's logo was placed on the bottom of the email. This logo placement resulted in questions about whether or not Always Save labels can be redeemed. The simple answer is no. Always Save labels ARE NOT redeemable within the Save-A-Label program. Only Best Choice and Clearly Brand labels are redeemable within the Save-A-Label program.

REMINDER: We have streamlined the bonus (formerly known as the Bonus Certificate) this year. As of February 12, your bonus will be automatically applied when your organization redeems a minimum of 1000 labels. 
Interested in learning more about the Save-A-Label program? Click the Learn More button below. If you have a specific question about Save-A-Label, please email us at

REMINDER: If you would like to be recognized as the Organization of the Month please complete the questionnaire below.


Superintendent Jeff Cantrell demonstrating CPR  Jeff Cantrell, Superintendent, demonstrating CPR.


Notice of Changes to Text Alert System on Website


Notice of Changes to Text Alert System on Website

The Jasper School District will upgrade its text message notification feature on March 29, 2019. The upgraded text alert system will feature a new link in the message body. The messages will continue to come from 96167 or 470-219-3777. Below is an example of a current alert with the current link and a sample of the same alert with the new link:

Jasper School District

As shown above, the message body will have a Subject line and a From address of Jasper School District. There will still be an option to change subscription at the bottom of the message.

To sign up for our News, to change your subscription, or to unsubscribe from our News, please go to our Sign Up for News page:

The Jasper School District welcomes any feedback from the community on this text alert upgrade. To provide feedback, please contact us 870.446.2223.

Project Adam, Saving Lives at School

CPR Saves Lives

Jasper School District is dedicated to insuring the safety of our children.

The Way We Act With Children Can Make All The Difference

Dr. Dunn


Parents please be aware that we have installed a visitor management system.  Visitors are required to provide their Driver’s License so it can be entered into our system.  If you visit our school during a regular school day and need to go past the front office, you will be required to wear a Visitor’s ID badge and provide your drivers license.


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Healthy Now Challenge Survey



  Jasper School-Based Health Center Information

The Jasper School District's School-Based Health Center (SBHC) is located at 609 West Clark Street on the Jasper Campus.  The SBHC offers medical service to all students, faculty, staff, and the entire community. The SBHC provides school-based mental health services to students.

We are proud to offer quality healthcare services that are easily accessible to the student body through our SBHC.  We want to ensure that our students are healthy so they can get the most out of their educational experience.  We expect that kids will miss less school because they can be seen early, treated quickly and seen right here on campus.  We are also committed to partnering with parents to ensure that all kids receive preventative care as recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Doctors are in the clinic on the following days:

Medical Hours
Monday - Thursday 7:45 a.m.  -  4:45 p.m.
Friday 7:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

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School Messenger

Parents and Guardians

You can take advantage of our Text Messaging Service

 Our school utilizes the SchoolMessenger system to deliver text messages, straight to your mobile phone with important information about events, school closings, safety alerts and more.

 Please read the PDF below for more information.

English PDF

Spanish PDF


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Jasper Superintendent  Jasper Assistant Superintendent
 Jeff Cantrell  Candra Brasel