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Gibbs Fifth Grader Claims Top Spot in Campus Geography Bee

%th Grader Waylon Matthews pictured with 1st place Geography Bee trophyWaylon Matthews sure knows his way around a map!  The 5th grader can be proud of  his championship win at  the Gibbs International Magnet School Geography Bee, Thursday, January 18, 2018.  Since December, fourth and fifth graders at Gibbs have been involved in the campus level competition for  the Geography Bee.  Student participation was whittled down from  nearly 100 to 35 spots on the Bee P

Important Flu Safety Tips

Dear Parents:

With news that the flu epidemic is impacting families nationwide, we wanted to remind you and your students of important health tips.  Health officials remind us of these four tips which are common sense and practiced daily, but are the best defense to keep yourself and your family well:

  1. wash your hands frequently
  2. use a tissue to cover your nose and mouth when sneezing or coughing
  3. avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth
  4. avoid physical contact with anyone who displays symptoms

Flu symptoms include:

  • fever
  • cough
  • sore throat
  • chills
  • fatigue
  • body aches
  • Vomiting
  • diarrhea

If your child exhibits any of these symptoms, please do not send him or her to school, just as a precautionary measure and to ensure that others do not become sick as well.

In our schools we have implemented a daily routine to emphasize frequent hand washing, using hand sanitizer when entering a room and wiping down the desks at the end of the day with disinfectant wipes.

The district works closely with the Arkansas Department of Health and the CDC and has a pandemic flu policy in place; however, we also need to work together as a school family to prevent the spread of the flu.  Thank you for your attention to this very important and timely reminder. 

The Little Rock School District has submitted an Arkansas Arts Council grant application for Cloverdale and Henderson Middle schools

The Little Rock School District has submitted an Arkansas Arts Council grant application for Cloverdale and Henderson Middle schools. The AR Arts Council grant provides funding for an in school drama elective providing an additional arts option. Community input is invited. Please contact Linda Young at to share your ideas or volunteer.

Important Reminder About Assignments During Inclement Weather

Photo of 3 students with homeworkAttention LRSD Parents:

You may have already received information from your child’s school related to class assignments on inclement weather days or any other day that school may be closed during an unforeseen emergency – known as the Alternate Method Instruction (AMI) plans.  Please read the letter below and follow instructions sent home by your child’s teachers. 

While we do not anticipate any inclement weather in the Little Rock area in the immediate forecast, we wanted to remind you of the AMI plans for your student.  If you have any questions, please contact your child’s school.

Meantime, in the event of inclement weather, LRSD will notify you the following ways:

  • Blackboard (ParentLink) – phone calls, email, texts and Little Rock School District App (it’s a good time to download the App)
  • – District website
  • – District Channel, Comcast Channel 4; U-verse Channel 99
  • Social Media – Facebook, Instagram, Twitter (it’s a good time to connect to us using our social media platforms)
  • Local television and radio stations
  • Print media

AMI Parent Letter English

AMI Parent Letter Spanish

Proposals for Future Use of Woodruff School Site

The following proposals have been submitted for the future use of the Woodruff school site.  Input regarding these proposals is being collected from members of the Capitol View/Stifft Station Neighborhood Association until 7 p.m., Wednesday, January 10.  

Recent Submissions to LRSD for 3010 W 7th Street - PDF

Happy New Year and Welcome Back!

Welcome Back!

LRSD students return  for the fall semester Wednesday, January 3, 2018.  Be sure to look for our community report in your mailbox.  It features the 2017 Annual Report as well as interesting District highlights and information. 

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