Calling all little razorbacks! It’s time for kindergarten registration. Parents if you have kindergarten age children, this razorback message is for you. Texarkana School District invites parents to come out for an early, easy registration for the 2022-2023 school year. Enjoy a morning full of games, prizes and fun at Arkansas Middle School (located at 5443 Jefferson Avenue), this Saturday March 5 from 10:00 a.m. – 12 noon. Visit each of the elementary campus booths as they showcase their magnet themes. Parents, be sure to bring your child’s birth certificate, immunization records, social security card, physical exam documentation and insurance card. For more information call 870-772-3371.
All TASD campuses will hold virtual Parent/Teacher Conferences on Thursday, February 17, from 4:00 - 7:00 pm. and Friday, February 18 from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm. Students will not attend school on Friday, February 18. Additionally, all TASD schools and offices will be closed on Monday, February 21 in observance of Presidents Day. #teamtasd #potentialrealized
All TASD schools and offices will resume as normal tomorrow, Friday, February 4. Students will receive alternative method of instruction (AMI) work in the form of Google Classroom or paper packets to complete as a result of the inclement weather closing today, February 3. Students will have 5 days to complete the AMI work.
The National Weather Service and Office of Emergency Management have issued a winter storm warning for our area. Out of an abundance of caution, all Texarkana Arkansas School District schools and offices will be closed on Thursday, February 3rd. Additionally, all extracurricular activities scheduled for tomorrow are cancelled. TASD administrators will continue to monitor weather conditions and will provide updates via the district’s website www.TASD7.net and our social media sites. The TASD callout system provider is currently experiencing technical difficulties so please help us by sharing this message with others.
COVID -19 Vaccine Clinic - 2nd Shot ONLY for age 5 -11 who attended the January 7 clinic. Friday, January 28 - AHS - Cafeteria - 1500 Jefferson Ave. - 4:00 - 6:00 PM
School Closing Friday, January 21, Due to Staff Shortage - All Texarkana Arkansas School District schools will close on Friday, January 21, and return on Monday, January 24. The Texarkana Arkansas School District is currently experiencing staff shortages due to the increased number of positive and quarantine cases as Omicron continues to spread across our community. The district did see a decrease in the number of staff absences after the previous school closure; however, the positive and quarantine numbers among staff have increased once again. TASD staff are stretching themselves to the limit to provide COVID-safe learning for all of our students; however, we cannot be successful without adequate resources. The staff shortage coupled with the low number of substitute teachers available limits the district’s ability to staff our classrooms and offices. Navigating through this pandemic has been challenging for our staff, students, and the community as a whole; and we try very hard not to close our schools unless it is necessary. We understand the burden that closing our schools causes on some of our families, and we apologize for the short notice. All students PreK through 12th grade will use Alternative Method of Instruction (AMI) for Friday’s school closure which may include instructional paper packets or digital learning. Our custodial services department will continue to deep clean and prepare our facilities for staff and students. #teamtasd #potentialrealized
Want to be a substitute for TASD? Here is your chance. Join us onsite for the Meeting and Substitute Training. Wednesday, January 12 or Thursday, January 13 from 9:30 am - 12:00 pm at 3512 Grand Ave. Texarkana, Ar 71854. #teamtasd #potentialrealized
On Friday, January 7, TASD will hold a COVID-19 vaccine clinic. The clinic will take place in the Arkansas High School cafeteria from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. Ages 5 to 11 will receive the Pfizer vaccine and ages 18 and up will receive the Moderna vaccine for booster shots only. The second shot for children ages 5 to 11 will take place on January 28. Students who receive the vaccine during the January 7 and January 28 vaccine clinics will have their names entered for a drawing to receive the following items: iPad, bicycle, karaoke machine, or gift card. A parent or guardian must accompany children under the age of 18 and must sign a waiver for individuals under the age of 18 to receive the vaccine. Please bring proof of insurance.
TASD Christmas Break - December 20, 2021 - January 3, 2022. Professional Development for Teachers is January 3, 2022. Students will return January 4, 2022. #teamtasd #potentialrealized
Trice Elementary Robotics Team Advances to State - The Trice Elementary robotics team recently competed in the FIRST LEGO League Competition. The 3rd through 5th grade team, named Tricebots, is led by Julie Carver, robotics sponsor. FIRST LEGO League introduces science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) to children ages 4-16 through fun, exciting, hands-on learning. Participants gain real-world problem solving experience through a guided, global robotics program. The Tricebots finished in 6th place after competing in the Cargo Connect Challenge and qualified to advance to the Arkansas state competition on January 22, 2022. Tricebots’ concept was to construct a Package Depot in various neighborhoods where packages could be delivered and customers could pick up their items at their leisure. The Tricebots’ presentation highlighted how the Package Depot would ease shipping congestion, increase the speed of delivery in the transportation industry, and create safe and secure delivery locations. Additionally, the Package Depot would help eliminate package theft or damage due to weather.
On Wednesday, August 4, TASD will hold a COVID-19 vaccine clinic. The clinic will take place in the Arkansas High School cafeteria from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. Ages 12 to 17 will receive the Pfizer vaccine and ages 18 and up will receive the Johnson & Johnson or Pfizer vaccine. Students who receive the vaccine during the vaccine clinic will be entered in a drawing to receive a Chromebook, bicycle, flat screen TV, or AirPods. A parent or guardian must accompany children under the age of 18 and must sign a waiver for individuals under the age of 18 to receive the vaccine.
American Rescue Plan Survey - The Texarkana Arkansas School District is seeking critical feedback from various stakeholders who have significant insight into the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on teaching and learning. Feedback will be used to plan for the use of funds received. The Texarkana Arkansas School District values and appreciates your feedback to support our school community. Click the link to complete survey: https://forms.gle/vUeMoYbTa52pz3Yy8
Arkansas Middle School Pep Squad Parent/Student Meeting. All incoming 6th grade students are invited to join the AMS Pep Squad! Arkansas Middle School Cafeteria - Tuesday, May 25, at 5:30 PM. #teamtasd #potentialrealized
TONIGHT! Gifted and Talented Parent Meeting - Tuesday, May 25th at 5:30 PM - Arkansas Middle School #teamtasd #potentialrealized
Gifted and Talented Parent Meeting - Tuesday, May 25th at 5:30 PM - Arkansas Middle School #teamtasd #potentialrealized
TASD is accepting applications for new enrollment and transfers. Click the link to enroll/transfer: https://www.tasd7.net/page/2021-2022-enrollment-transfer #teamtasd #potentialralized #saferazobacks
Come celebrate Star Wars Day at Trice by wearing your favorite Star Wars clothes (no toy mask or accessories allowed) on Tuesday, May 4th!
Online kindergarten registration is now open. Click the link to register: https://www.tasd7.net/page/registration #teamtasd #potentialrealized #saferazoracks
Digital Learning Academy Parent Meeting tonight at 6:00 - College Hill Middle School, 1600 Forest St. ZOOM link for meeting - https://zoom.us/j/94033980006
This is a reminder that tomorrow, Friday April 2, is a virtual day for all students; however, our campuses will be open and buses will run for students who wish to attend school. Additionally, the ACT Aspire testing window opens Monday, April 5. All traditional, hybrid, and virtual students in grades third through tenth are required to take the ACT Aspire assessment on their campus. TASD will continue to work diligently to maintain a safe environment as students prepare for the ACT Aspire test. Your child's campus will contact you with information regarding specific testing dates and times.