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Jasper School District

Substitute Teacher Training for the District will take place on August 17, 9 a.m. -12 noon, on the Jasper Campus. 

 


Free and Reduced School Lunch Applications  

and Frequently Asked Questions can be found here.

 


Press Release June 17, 2020

From Superintendent Dr. Candra Brasel

As you know, recommendations regarding the return to school in the fall are changing rapidly.  Multiple rumors are circulating as to what the start to school might look like. While we are still working out all of the details of our re-entry plan, there is one thing we are sure of - Jasper School District remains committed to ensuring our students have access to a high quality education.  

While it remains our hope that all students will be able to return to school this fall with minimal disruption, we realize our families will be making tough choices when it comes to the future of their child's education.  Therefore, we are excited to announce that we will be providing multiple learning options for the 2020-2021 school year which include: high-quality traditional onsite instruction you are accustomed to, a blended environment combining both onsite and at home learning, and a remote learning option for those families who desire to continue to learn from home.  A school official will be reaching out to families toward the end of July to collectively create personalized learning plans for each student. 

We look forward to the possibilities these options will bring to the families of the Jasper School District.  More detailed information and specific plans will be released very soon. In addition, an announcement regarding plans for graduation on each campus will be communicated to you in the next few days. Thank you for your continued support and patience as we navigate through these unprecedented times.  As a district, we remain optimistic and hopeful that the best is yet to come! Again, thank you for choosing Jasper School District.

 
 
 

 
Pandemic EBT benefits now available for eligible families, address updates required by 6/15/2020 
 
 

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.

 

What is P-EBT?  

  • A program to provide nutrition benefits to families who have lost access to free or reduced-price school meals because schools were closed.
  • Eligible students and families will receive food benefits on a new or existing EBT card to help fill the school meals gap.
  • P-EBT is for eligible children in public and private schools.

 

How will P-EBT be paid? Amount to be paid?

  • This will be paid in a one-time payment and will be $319 per eligible child.
  • Benefits will be issued to a SNAP household on their existing EBT Card. 
  • If a household has had their SNAP case close in the last 6 months, benefits will be issued on that household's existing EBT Card.
  • Non-SNAP households will receive an EBT Card(s) with their child's name on it.  (See attached Buck Slip on instructions to activate the EBT card.)

 

When will P-EBT be issued?

  • Benefits should be issued by the end of June or early July.
  • Guidance will be forthcoming regarding the exact dates the benefits will be issued.
  • New P-EBT cards that are being issued will not be all mailed on the same day, but over a period of several days.

 

Addresses may not be up to date for students that will be receiving the P-EBT card due to schools closing in March.  Guidance below is for Parents to update their address if needed.

 

Non-SNAP Households:

  • Parents can call Client Assistance at 1-800-482-8988.
  • Parents can email their address change to pebt@dhs.arkansas.gov.
  • New address changes will be recorded up to June 15th, so that the information can be sent to the vendor for card issuance.

 

SNAP Households:

  • Parents will follow the same DCO business process that is in place by reporting their changes to Client Assistance or their local county office.

 

Note: Parents that do not receive SNAP and would like to verify if their address is correct should contact (call or email) their child's school district to determine if the school has the current address.

 

Attached is a flyer with the information needed to help assist with various questions that may arise.  The P-EBT email address can also be used by anyone to ask questions specifically related to P-EBT.

 

Also attached is the Buck Slip insert that will be included in the mailing of the new P-EBT card offering guidance on activating the EBT card and general rules.

 

The DHS website also has some Q&A's that will help assist with answering questions concerning EBT.  The link is:  https://humanservices.arkansas.gov/resources/response-covid-19/response-covid-19-client/pandemic-snap.

 

As stated above, DHS will accept address updates by these methods through COB 6/15/2020.  All updated addresses will be added as edits to the master file and become the address of record for the mailing.

 

If you have any questions please contact the SNAP Policy Unit. 

 

 

Larry Crutchfield

DCO/OPPD

Assistant Director

P: 501-682-8257

700 Main, Slot S333

Little Rock, AR  72201

humanservices.arkansas.gov

 

 

 
 
 
Arkansas Hunger Relief         Arkansas Department of Human Service
 
 

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
 
 
 
 
 
  


Coronavirus Information
 
Letter from Superintendent
 
 
Signs and symptoms of the Coronavirus, how to stay well, as well as what to do if you think you are sick.
 
 

SCHOOL CLOSURE FOOD SERVICE PLAN:
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.  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 and Friday. 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 - Front Door
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:

Jasper
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

Kingston
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

Oark
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!

 


Courtney Farmer
 
We are pleased to announce that Courtney Farmer from Jasper Elementary School has been chosen 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.

 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!!

 
 
 

 

Notice of Changes to Text Alert System on Website

3/29/2019

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 the 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: www.jasper.k12.ar.us/alerts

The Jasper School District welcomes any feedback from the community on this text alert upgrade. To provide feedback, please contact us at 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 driver's 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 School District Superintendent 
Dr. Candra Brasel