As part of a coordinated response to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the Division of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) in partnership with the Office for Education Policy (OEP) at the University of Arkansas has developed a Parent/Guardian Survey for soliciting family input on what is working now and what may be considered for the future. We encourage you to share the survey link with your families and ask them to complete the survey before November 20th. A Spanish version of the survey is available here. The survey seeks to involve families in an organized, ongoing and timely way in planning, review, and improvement. The survey will provide feedback regarding: * family concerns * how families are making decisions * family awareness of options and resources available * family considerations for the future The intention of this survey is not to identify individual school or district responses, but rather to establish an understanding of the state as a whole. The information will be aggregated by region only; therefore, families will be asked to identify the region of the state in which they live in order to understand the distribution of the survey without specifically identifying any district or school by name. OEP will be sharing results at the December State Board meeting. Follow this link to the Survey:https://uark.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6X7aRF3ErNNXFel... Or copy and paste the URL below into your internet browser: https://uark.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6X7aRF3ErNNXFel...
over 1 year ago, Mark Hobson
survey
The Mena School Board met for their November meeting on Tuesday via Zoom. There was a short agenda & the meeting was brief, The meeting began with the Superintendent's Report. Mr. Benny Weston started by updating the board on the Covid-19 cases & quarantine situation in the district & stated that they have been able to isolate those cases. Next Weston was happy to report that the response to Flex Friday has been very positive. A total of 602 students attended class on the first Flex Friday, 683 on the second & 593 on the third. The Flex Friday option for students will continue through the Christmas break & will be reevaluated before the 2nd semester begins. There were two action items that were a part of the Superintendent's Report. One being a request by the Future Farmers of America chapter to proceed with the establishment of a shooting sport program, That request was approved. The other was a proposal to give all full time Mena Public School employees a $750.00 bonus. That proposal was approved by the board & the bonus will be issued at the same time as the December payroll. Finally the board approved the financial report & adjourned for the evening. .
over 1 year ago, Mark Hobson
nov sb
Click the link for the meal order form for the week of November 23rd-27th. Pick up is Friday from 1pm-2pm at Louise Durham & Mena High School. https://docs.google.com/.../1FAIpQLSd9w5r10W5SBA.../viewform
over 1 year ago, Mark Hobson
MEAL ORDER FORM
Blended & virtual student meals for November 16th-November 20th may be picked up today at Louise Durham Elementary or Mena High School between 1 and 2 pm.
over 1 year ago, Mark Hobson
meal p[u
Click the link for the meal order form for the week of November 16th-20th. PIck up is Friday from 1pm-2pm at Louise Durham & Mena High School. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSel720L9Gxpp0xjQUkSKZFcjcIgmBbKpe4MmbOBkAJOGFPTeg/viewform
over 1 year ago, Mark Hobson
MEAL FORM
As part of a coordinated response to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the Division of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) in partnership with the Office for Education Policy (OEP) at the University of Arkansas has developed a Parent/Guardian Survey for soliciting family input on what is working now and what may be considered for the future. We encourage you to share the survey link with your families and ask them to complete the survey before November 20th. A Spanish version of the survey is available here. The survey seeks to involve families in an organized, ongoing and timely way in planning, review, and improvement. The survey will provide feedback regarding: * family concerns * how families are making decisions * family awareness of options and resources available * family considerations for the future The intention of this survey is not to identify individual school or district responses, but rather to establish an understanding of the state as a whole. The information will be aggregated by region only; therefore, families will be asked to identify the region of the state in which they live in order to understand the distribution of the survey without specifically identifying any district or school by name. OEP will be sharing results at the December State Board meeting. Follow this link to the Survey:https://uark.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6X7aRF3ErNNXFel... Or copy and paste the URL below into your internet browser: https://uark.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6X7aRF3ErNNXFel...
over 1 year ago, Mark Hobson
survey
Click the link for the meal order form for the week of November 16th-20th. PIck up is Friday from 1pm-2pm at Louise Durham & Mena High School. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSel720L9Gxpp0xjQUkSKZFcjcIgmBbKpe4MmbOBkAJOGFPTeg/viewform
over 1 year ago, Mark Hobson
MEAL FORM
Click the link for the meal order form for the week of November 9th-13th. PIck up is Friday from 1pm-2pm at Louise Durham & Mena High School. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfzWskHVttYPxEZDVMEKoA3wmAYMklJ_J7EkE0_h8kvnJhCfA/viewform?fbclid=IwAR3mqMxdDgj7nox7lWff2HSNgtcqJgMviv1iqzZcU8rnkbsKEMWnelcerkI
over 1 year ago, Mark Hobson
MEAL FORM
Click the link for the meal order form for the week of November 9th-13th. PIck up is Friday from 1pm-2pm at Louise Durham & Mena High School. https://docs.google.com/.../1FAIpQLSfzWskHVttYPx.../viewform
over 1 year ago, Mark Hobson
MEAL FORM
Blended & virtual student meals for November 2nd - November 6th may be picked up today at Louise Durham Elementary or Mena High School between 1 and 2 pm.
over 1 year ago, Mark Hobson
meal pick up
Click the link for the meal order form for the week of November 2nd-6th. PIck up is Friday from 1pm-2pm at Louise Durham & Mena High School. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScOG-sWE3CuHP56xPONR7UNug5LM9iQoZmyepN4uAIovJCLUg/viewform
over 1 year ago, Mark Hobson
MEAL FORM
Blended & virtual student meals for October 26th-October 30th may be picked up today at Louise Durham Elementary or Mena High School between 1 and 2 pm.
over 1 year ago, Mark Hobson
meal pick up
Mr. Benny Weston announces the addition of "Flex Fridays" to the Mena Public School's Ready for Learning Plan! To watch the video click on the link below. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KgKktdNJiGE&t=10s If you would like to read the adjusted Ready for Learning Plan in it's entirety click on the link below. https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/802963/Mena_Public_Schools_COVID_Plan_Ready_for_Learning.pdf
over 1 year ago, Mark Hobson
rflp
The Mena School Board met for their October meeting on Tuesday the 20th in the Mena High School Library. It was a brief meeting but included significant topics on the agenda. The board began by approving the closing documents on a bond issue. The closing date is November 5th, 2020. This will reduce the current interest rate from 4% to a new rate of 2.55%. This change will save the district $250,000 per year for the first four years and $2.2 million over the life of the bond. Superintendent Benny Weston reported that a part of the new facility near Holly Harshman Elementary will carry a Bearcat theme. The facility is owned by the Rich Mountain Nursing & Rehabilitation Center & they will be naming one of the homes Bearcat House & another the Ladycat House. Next on the agenda was discussion on adding “Flex Friday” to the district’s Ready for Learning Plan. The addition was approved & the first Flex Friday will be October 30th. A video explaining this adjustment will be released on Mena Public School’s social media & website. Assistant Superintendent Dr. Lee Smith reported to the board that this year’s Annual Report to the Public will be virtual & available to patrons of the district online. The board was then made aware of upcoming training dates available to them & the meeting was adjourned.
over 1 year ago, Mark Hobson
october board meeting
Click the link for the meal order form for the week of October 26th-30th. PIck up is Friday from 1pm-2pm at Louise Durham & Mena High School. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdmGfEKqUNExBm6xVWgERoOFam3F0NLUD7DYmHwz6BSjUPiyw/viewform?fbclid=IwAR2QKQBTf5xjq3dq8q7iuL3RWoGW_ZByMnuJn6UZPes8r3n2ywZLzgJ-qgA
over 1 year ago, Mark Hobson
MEAL FORM
Please remember that Mena Public Schools will be closed on Friday 10/16. That means that Virtual & Blended meal pick up will be today from 1pm-2pm at Louise Durham Elementary & Mena High School. These are meals for 10/19 thru 10/23...
over 1 year ago, Mark Hobson
meal pu
On October 9, USDA approved waivers for school districts to operate SSO (Covid-19 Response #59) until June 30, 2021. This will allow districts to serve all meals at the free rate.
over 1 year ago, Mark Hobson
free meals
All on-site students attending school on Thursday, October 15th will have a free breakfast and lunch (no refrigeration needed) sent home with them at the end of the day for our virtual day Monday, October 19th – NO NEED TO REGISTER Blended and PCVA students – please continue filling out the online meal form each week to receive your free breakfasts and lunches – NOTE – this week’s online form closes Wednesday, October 14th and pick up is Thursday, October 15th between 1:00 – 2:00p.m.
over 1 year ago, Mark Hobson
free meals
Click the link for the meal order form for the week of October 19th-23rd. PIck up is THURSDAY 10/15 from 1pm-2pm at Louise Durham & Mena High School. https://docs.google.com/.../1FAIpQLSebK70jKyy.../viewform...
over 1 year ago, Mark Hobson
MEAL ORDER FORM
Just a reminder that Mena Public Schools will be closed on Friday, October 16th. This is a vacation day for students & teachers. Mena Public Schools will be closed on Monday, October 19th. This is a virtual day for students. Meaning they will have assignments from their teacher to complete that day at home. This will be a day of professional development for teachers.. All on-site students attending school on Thursday, October 15 th will have a free breakfast and lunch (no refrigeration needed) sent home with them at the end of the day for our virtual day Monday, October 19th – NO NEED TO REGISTER Blended and PCVA students – please continue filling out the online meal form each week to receive your free breakfasts and lunches – NOTE – this week’s online form closes tomorrow, Wednesday, October 14th and pick up is Thursday, October 15 th between 1:00 – 2:00p.m.
over 1 year ago, Mark Hobson
out
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