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Parent Teacher Conferences

Parent Teacher Conferences are still scheduled for September 29th from 3:30 until 7:00. Due to COVID-19 concerns, and guidance received from the Arkansas Department of Education, we will not be bringing in parents and visitors into the buildings due to an increased risk of viral transmission. Teachers will be available for meetings on that date at that time. Each Building will be sending out information on how to schedule a meeting specifically for their building.

Free Meals for Kids

The purpose of this letter is to provide information and guidance to our parents and community concerning the August 31, 2020, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) press release announcing the extension of meals served at no cost to students under the Seamless Summer Option (SSO) through December 31, 2020. The purpose of the extension is to assure that children have access to nutritious meals while the nation recovers from COVID-19. During the pandemic, USDA has continued to provide flexibilities for the purpose of assisting families and assuring that children are fed whether they attend school in a classroom environment or as virtual students. The free (no cost) meals started on September 1, 2020. The Lamar cafeteria will credit student accounts for any meal payments on, or after September 1, 2020. Any meals before September 1st (August 24th- August 31st) will stay charged to the students’ accounts. Please contact us if you have any questions about your child’s account. Thanks, Alicia Tumbleson Child Nutrition Director 479-885-1014 alicia.tumbleson@lamarwarriors.org

Point Of Contact

Select the more information link to be directed to our Point Of Contact page. The page will provide COVID related terminology along with information on who to contact when a positive case has occurred in your family.

COVID Case Data ADH

This link provides county COVID-19 Data, daily Governor’s update, and latest directives.

COVID Case Data ACHI

You can view COVID cases by Zip Code, Community, and School District. You can do Cumulative or new cases.

You have a child in your home that attends a Lamar school/You are an employee of the Lamar School District

What you should do or expect from us

  • Contact Shane Gordon (Point of Contact--POC-479-733-8132) if anyone (parent/child/etc.) in your home is being tested for COVID due to symptoms
    • We will ask that all students stay home (quarantine) until you receive the results
    • Contact Shane Gordon (POC) with the results (Positive or Negative)
  • Your child/children may return if the results are negative
  • If the results are positive
    • Student/Parent with positive results will be isolated by ADH (10 Days TBD)
    • Any additional students in the home will be quarantined by POC, as probable close contacts (14 Days TBD)
    • ADH will provide contact tracing to determine close contacts
    • If ADH determines the student/individual who tested positive can isolate from the other students in the home, the other students will quarantine 14 days from the date of the last contact with the positive case
    • If the student is not isolated from the rest of the family the other students in the home will not start quarantine until after the isolation has been lifted by ADH (10 days TBD)
      • This could mean other students in the home might be quarantined for up to 24 days.
    • All students will need a letter from the ADH clearing them from either the isolation, or the quarantine, before they can return to school
    • Other students in the home may test even if they test negative they will have to quarantine the required amount of time (usually 14 days-no less)
  • Positive case at school
    • Point of Contact will be notified
    • POC will gather the information needed to file the required report with the ADH
    • The report will be completed and emailed before probable contact tracing begins
    • POC will conduct a probable close contact tracing on campus
      • Once a positive is determined the POC will look back 48 hours from the positive case’s first symptoms to find all probable close contacts
      • If a positive is determined, but there were no symptoms, the probable contacts will be determined 48 hours prior to the test (no symptoms only)
      • Anyone within 6’ for 15 minutes or more in a 24 hour period of time are considered “Probable Close Contacts” “Wearing or Not Wearing Masks”
      • Informational items to help determine probable close contacts
        • Bus seating charts
        • Classroom seating charts (Teacher/Employee Statements)
        • Statements from the positive case and other probable close contacts
    • Parents of any probable close contacts will be notified and all of the probable close contacts will be quarantined for 14 days from the last day of contact with the positive individual
  • Student Athlete (Positive Results)
    • Student will have to get a release from their physician
    • Point of Contact will have the form needed for the release
  • Arkansas Department of Health (Contact Tracers) will be contacting
    • Parents of Positive Case students
    • Parents of those the POC has determined as Probable Close Contacts
    • They will provide informational letters and forms to help document progress of
      • Isolation
      • Quarantine (if in same home as positive case)
    • Providing letters of isolation completion
    • Providing letters of quarantine completions
    • Contact Shane Gordon if you have trouble getting a letter from ADH
      • ADH is working hard to get letters out to families
  • Positive Case Updates
    • ADH website is updated twice each week
    • ADH Provide positive cases that are above 5 in each school district
      • We will not provide any additional data
    • Lamar, at any time, could have multiple quarantined individuals, for a multitude of reasons
      • Student’s family member is positive from their job
      • Student attended a function where someone was positive
      • The student or student’s family member might be testing for COVID (due to symptoms)
        • Symptoms could be for other illnesses
        • We will quarantine them until results return
  • Secondary Contact
    • Someone who is in contact with a probably close or close contact
    • These individuals will not be quarantined
    • If you are a secondary contact, living in the home with a Probable Close Contact, you will be asked to quarantine the same days as the Probable Close Contact
  • COVID testing for surgery
    • Please notify POC
    • If no symptoms
      • Will not be required to quarantine

Thanks,

Jay Holland

Superintendent 

Lamar School District

First Day of Virtual School at Lamar (Video)

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Emergency Rule and Attendance Correction (Video)

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Car Rider Lines

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Lamar Ready For Learning

Follow this Link for all Information Regarding Lamar Ready for Learning and COVID Information. "New Bus Video Available" Video 14b

Hot Spot Locations

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Employment Opportunities

Home School

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Public Notice

Lamar School District participates in the Arkansas Public School Choice Act 560 of 2015.  Any parent residing outside the Lamar School District that desires to send their child to Lamar Schools beginning with the 2019-2020 school year may obtain an application in the superintendent’s office at 301 Elberta Street, Lamar, AR 72846. The application must be postmarked no later than May 1 of the year in which the pupil would begin the fall semester at the nonresident district.  Parents are encouraged to have the application submitted as soon as possible as the new School Choice Law has a 3% cap limitation on the number of applications that can be accepted.   Applications do not have to be resubmitted for any students currently attending Lamar Schools under the School Choice Act. This notice is prepared in accordance with Arkansas statute 6-18-227.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lamar School District is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.

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Lamar School District
301 Elberta St.
Lamar, Arkansas 72846
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Phone: 479-885-3907