Let's paint Texarkana red and show our school spirit this Friday by wearing red. Also, join us this Friday night at the "Grab a Panther by the Tail-gate" and football game.
The AHS JV football game scheduled for tonight in Magnolia has been canceled. #teamtasd #potentialrealized #saferazorbacks
Virtual Parent/Teacher Conference - Thursday, September 16 from 4:00 - 7:00 PM
Razorbacks vs. Tigers Hometown Rivalry Game Cancelled - The Razorbacks vs. Tigers hometown rivalry game scheduled for Friday, September 3, is cancelled due to the increased number of COVID-19 cases in our community. Arkansas and Texas city and county officials, local health care departments, and both Texarkana Arkansas School District and Texarkana Independent School District superintendents discussed the upcoming event, and the decision was made to cancel this year’s football game. With COVID-19 being at a critical stage, there is concern that a well- attended game with many local residents will add additional strain to an already overwhelmed health care system. “The Miller County Local Health Authority continues to monitor the COVID-19 pandemic locally and consider factors such as current hospitalizations, positivity rates, active cases, and vaccination rates when making recommendations for the health and safety of residents,” commented local physician Dr. Jerry Stringfellow. Local ERs are seeing record numbers of patients daily, calls for 911 services are much higher than normal, both counties have more active COVID cases than ever before, and vaccination rates remain well below the state and national averages. The much anticipated rivalry game averages a crowd of over 6,000 fans. “Continuing with plans to host a super spreader event such as the Arkansas High vs. Texas High football game at this time is not advisable,” Stringfellow says. “Adhering to the Arkansas Department of Health guidance for large outdoor venue events will be extremely difficult with such a large number of fans in attendance,” explained TASD Superintendent Dr. Becky Kesler. “The health and well-being of our students and staff is our greatest priority when making decisions, and we will continue to work in collaboration with our medical professionals as they advise us on how to best move forward,” she said. “We thank you for your understanding and hope this decision will help in reducing the spread of COVID-19.” #teamtasd #potentialrealized #saferazorbacks
TASD will hold the COVID-19 vaccine clinic on Wednesday, Aug.25 and Thursday, Aug. 26. 2nd shot only from the Aug. 4 clinic. The clinic will take place in the Arkansas High School cafeteria from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. #teamtasd #potentialrealized #saferazorbacks
The Texarkana Arkansas School District will be following procedures recommended by the CDC. The recommendations below will be updated as needed to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Vaccinations COVID-19 vaccines are the most effective strategy to protect people from getting sick and to reduce the risk of people spreading COVID-19. Students who are ages 12 and older are eligible to receive the Pfizer vaccination. The COVID-19 vaccine is available at the local health unit and pharmacies. Fully-vaccinated students or staff do not need to quarantine if deemed close contacts, unless they have/develop symptoms. Masks/Face Coverings • Indoors - CDC recommends indoor masking for all individuals age 2 years and older, including students, teachers, staff, and visitors, regardless of vaccination status. • Outdoors – In general, people do not need to wear masks when outdoors. CDC recommends that people who are not fully vaccinated wear a mask in crowded outdoor settings or during activities that involve sustained close contact with other people. Fully vaccinated people might choose to wear a mask in crowded outdoor settings if they or someone in their household is immunocompromised. In an effort to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and reduce the number of teachers and students who may have to quarantine (which results in learning loss), TASD will require students, teachers, staff, and visitors to wear masks/face coverings indoors. Individuals exposed to a confirmed case of COVID-19 will not need to be quarantined if they have no symptoms and both the infected and exposed individual consistently and correctly were wearing masks. The Point of Contact for TASD is Carol Miller. If you have any questions, concerns, or need to report positive cases or exposures, Ms. Miller can be contacted at (870) 703-2619. TASD will re-evaluate the masks/face covering requirement each month. All updated information can be found at www.tasd7.net and TASD social media.
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
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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
AHS Varsity/ Junior Varsity Volleyball Tryouts - Tuesday, May 25th from 3:45 - 5:15 in the Razorback Gym. Current 9th - 11th grade girls. #teamtasd #potentialrealized #saferazorbacks
AHS Graduation Ceremony Relocated Due to Weather Forecast - The Texarkana Arkansas School District administration has continued to monitor the weather and, based on existing forecast, has determined it necessary to move today’s Arkansas High School commencement ceremony to the First Baptist Church Moores Lane – masks are optional. As mentioned in the graduation invitations, the ceremony at First Baptist Church will begin at 7:00 p.m. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. Each graduate received ten (10) home-side stadium tickets during graduation practice. Only the ten (10) home-side stadium tickets will be used for guests to attend the ceremony at First Baptist Church. Due to space limitations, no visitor-side or rain tickets will be used to enter the ceremony. The doors will close at 7:00 p.m. and remain closed until the conclusion of the ceremony. Late guests will be directed to the overflow area to view the ceremony via livestream.
Arkansas High School Students Prepare to Attend Governor’s School - Arkansas High School students Summer Barrick, KeeYonece Butler, Rashad Thrower, and Benjamin Tripp Wilson have been selected to attend the 42nd Annual Arkansas Governor’s School (AGS) hosted at Arkansas Tech University. Selection for Governor’s School is based on a combination of ability and interest and is highly competitive. The Arkansas Governor’s School (AGS) is a four-week summer residential program for upcoming high school seniors who are residents of the state of Arkansas. The program is funded by the Arkansas State Legislature as a portion of the biennial appropriation for Gifted and Talented Programs through the Arkansas Department of Education. State funds provide tuition, room, board, and instructional materials for each student who attends the four-week program on the site of a residential college campus sponsored by the State. The Arkansas Governor’s School is a non-credit program that seeks to create a unique experience for a select group of Arkansas’ best students - the potential leaders of the 21st century. Both inside and outside the classroom, AGS provides highly motivated, creative students with an intellectual atmosphere. The excitement of intellectual and artistic pursuits and the expectation of significant conceptual gains permeate all aspects of the participants’ lives for the full four weeks. #teamtasd #potentialrealized #saferazorbacks
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
The AHS baseball, softball, soccer games scheduled for 5:00 pm in Lake Hamilton today have been moved to tomorrow, May 5th with the same start time of 5:00 pm. #teamtasd #potentialrealized #saferazorbacks
The AHS softball game scheduled for tonight at home against White Hall has been cancelled due to weather. The game has been rescheduled for Monday, May 3rd at home starting at 6:00 pm (VARSITY only). #teamtasd #potentialrealized #saferazorbacks
The AHS softball game that was cancelled on Friday, April 9th against Lake Hamilton has been rescheduled for Today, Monday, April 26th at home (V/JV). #teamtasd #potentialrealized #saferazorbacks
Online kindergarten registration is now open. Click the link to register: https://www.tasd7.net/page/registration #teamtasd #potentialrealized #saferazoracks