Eureka Springs schools closed

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

The Eureka Springs School District has closed until further notice to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

On Sunday, Gov. Asa Hutchinson ordered all Arkansas public schools to close starting Tuesday to give teachers and students a day to prepare for the change. He also recently added an additional five Alternative Methods of Instruction (AMI) packets that the schools may use.

Hutchinson gave schools the option to close on Monday as well, and Eureka Springs Schools decided to stay open to give teachers a chance to give students instructions and pass out materials. Teachers will be available through email every day from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., and will send work to high school students through email or on Google Classroom.

Students without internet connection can call the school about getting paper copies of the assignments. Students will complete AMI days 3 through 5.

The school district will provide sack lunches for anyone 18 or younger in the elementary cafeteria Tuesday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and Cravings will offer free breakfast and lunch to any student Wednesday through Friday.

Report cards will be mailed home, and parent-teacher conferences scheduled for Friday will be done over the phone.

New Day Fellowship in Eureka Springs is offering 25 spaces for free childcare for pre-K to age 12 from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. for the remainder of the week. To get a spot for your child, contact Leah Hamilton at 870-480-2968.

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