Bauxite FBLA is sponsoring a Fat Head fundraiser!! The fat heads are double-sided and 16"-18" wide. This is a great way to show your support for Miner football, volleyball, basketball, baseball, band, etc.. They are $20 and payment needs to be taken before you order! To place an order, go to https://forms.gle/LKn9K9pfQZ2xMGYd8 or contact Mrs. Anderson -firstname.lastname@example.org or Mrs. Newsom -email@example.com for more information.
Good Luck to our Golf Team who will play at Nashville today. They will play at Arkadelphia on Thursday.
Arkansas Department of Education (DESE) has requested districts distribute the following survey to families regarding internet access. Your participation in this brief survey is appreciated! https://forms.gle/mnmbaKH1GPS4XyYm9
Parents of 10-12th graders: We have a handful of spots left at the new CTE center! There is an Open House for all Bauxite families from 4-7 at the CTE center at exit 114 off I-30. If you think your child may be interested, feel free to attend the Open House and email our counselor for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org. This is a great opportunity for students interested in automotive, cybersecurity, welding, healthcare, and more!
Bauxite Schools FALL 2021 COVID-19 Update During the 2020-2021 school year, Bauxite Schools implemented many protocols to encourage its students, faculty, and staff to stay safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. Thanks to everyone’s hard work and commitment, we were able to continue onsite instruction all year and host important events, including a high school prom and traditional graduation. In this year’s ever-changing COVID-19 environment, including widespread access to vaccines for students aged 12 and up, as well as rapidly increasing cases in Arkansas, we look forward to fewer mandates while still offering options for those who do not feel onsite instruction is best for their family at this time. Free COVID Vaccine Clinic: August 12 from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Bauxite Schools will be hosting a FREE COVID vaccination clinic in the BHS cafeteria for all students aged 12 and up, staff, parents, and community members. The Pfizer vaccine will be administered to those who participate. Insurance is not required. There will be a follow-up clinic scheduled in approximately 3 weeks for the second dosage. Masks: At this time, masks and other face coverings are encouraged and recommended, but not required at school and on buses for students and staff. Virtual Learning: Although we firmly believe onsite instruction is best for students academically, socially, and emotionally, we allowed families to apply for virtual learning this March for the 2021-2022 school year. However, we understand that cases have increased over the summer, and parents who may have felt comfortable with their children returning to onsite instruction in March may no longer feel comfortable with onsite instruction. Therefore, we are going to reopen our application for virtual learning. Students who apply for virtual learning may not be accepted if they were not successful with virtual learning last year. K-6 virtual students will be in online classes with a teacher from the Dawson Co-op who will be teaching other students throughout the co-op. Virtual students in grades 7-12 will be receiving online instruction via Edgenuity, monitored by a Miner Academy teacher. Parents who wish to apply for their student to be virtual must fill out the following Google Form by Thursday, August 5 at 3 p.m. If you are uncertain if you were accepted into virtual learning, please contact your school’s office. You will be notified of our decision by Monday, Aug. 9. If you are accepted into virtual learning, there will be a mandatory zoom to attend Tuesday, August 10 at 6 p.m. For elementary students, the decision to be virtual will be for the entire school year, and for secondary students, success with virtual learning will be evaluated at the end of the first semester. Students who are not successful will be required to return to school in January 2022. Virtual learning will not be an option for students who have not applied by Thursday, Aug. 5. Physical Distancing: Athletic events will return to pre-pandemic capacities. Individuals who are not vaccinated are encouraged to maintain at least three feet of distance from others as much as possible. Students will be spaced as far apart as possible in the classrooms. Sanitation: Hand sanitizers and water bottle-filling stations are located throughout all campuses. Students and staff are encouraged to wash their hands frequently. Feeling Sick? Students, faculty, and staff should each continue to monitor their own health for symptoms consistent with COVID-19. Those who are experiencing symptoms should use the CDC self-check screening or check with their doctor before returning to class or work. Masks are encouraged if you are experiencing cold symptoms or other respiratory issues. Future Restrictions: District leaders will continue to monitor the local COVID-19 situation and adjust as needed throughout the semester, whether that’s increasing or decreasing precautions. Changes to these protocols are possible with future guidance from the Arkansas Department of Health. Open House: Open House will be held Aug. 12 from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. It is an onsite Open House. Virtual students will receive a link to a mandatory zoom meeting on Aug. 10 at 6 p.m.
Just a reminder Open House is Aug. 12 from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. for all campuses!! Can't wait to see you there!!
Mark you calendar for ACT Aspire Testing for grades 6-8. If you have questions, please call our office and we will be happy to assist you.
Bauxite Schools will be learning remotely for the remainder of the week. Stay safe and warm, Miners!
Bauxite Schools will be learning remotely Wednesday, February 17, due to inclement weather. Stay safe and warm, Miners!
Bauxite Families: Bauxite will be learning remotely tomorrow, Feb. 16, due to inclement weather. Stay warm and safe, Miners!
Pine Haven Elementary is open for onsite learning. We look forward to seeing you in the morning. In addition to mask wearing, washing hands, and maintaining social distance, don’t forget to wash your masks and report any positive cases and probable close contacts in the household to 501-430-0065.
Bauxite Community - Bauxite High School will be hosting a Blood Drive on Wednesday, Feb. 17th. Please help our seniors earn scholarships plus save three lives. Please visit arkbi.org to schedule an appointment.
Bauxite Parents: Virtual Fridays will be continuing until further notice. Click the link for more information. Thank you for supporting our staff. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ZcglJjANhVO0UwZ9jGZdJ7SL2ToynaJzDFYpPkp0p0o/edit?usp=sharing
We are so excited about the opportunities the new Saline County Career Tech Center will offer our students opening next year!! Bauxite High School students will have the opportunity to attend in 2021! https://youtu.be/Wlu-C2isrBM
Bauxite Schools will implement Virtual Fridays beginning on Nov. 6. You are probably aware that teachers nation-wide are struggling right now to teach virtual students and onsite students. Offering teachers additional time to plan, grade, and prepare digital content is something we want to try to help ease their stress and workload. We hear them saying what they are doing is not sustainable, and we want to help. However, we are also aware many of our parents don’t have childcare when students are at home, so we will allow students to be onsite on virtual days if other childcare arrangements can’t be made. On Fridays, onsite students will work on digital lessons under a paraprofessional’s supervision. A few more details: Buses will not run on Fridays. Parents will need to contact Kristy Ammons at 501-557-5254 if meals are needed. For our K-4 students who don’t have Chromebooks at home, we will provide them with a Chromebook to take home on Thursdays and bring back to school on Mondays. Attendance and grades will be taken on Fridays. We hope you will support us in supporting our teachers. Contact your child’s school with questions.
Catch the game tonight on our new system! https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/schools/bauxite-high-school-bauxite-ar/football
Bauxite is providing free meals to all of our students through Dec. 31. The student just needs to come through the breakfast or lunch line and provide their name. BX virtual students who wish to take advantage of these free meals can call Kristy Ammons at 501-557-2238. This is only for students currently enrolled at Bauxite.
Bauxite Schools will be requiring masks for all students in grades K-12. Masks have been mandated by the State of Arkansas for ages 10 and up to help prevent community spread of COVID-19, and the district originally planned to only require masks for ages 10 and up, but due to updated guidance for schools and feedback from our school community, we will now be requiring masks for all grades K-12. Masks are required at all times on buses. For more detailed information, please visit https://docs.google.com/document/d/1TUJ0X1k4j6Hff9RXXlDXs73Dbky7fLD2RE3rJzB7Nos/edit?usp=sharing
BHS Students and Parents, we haven't forgotten you! BHS is working on getting all back to school forms changed to a digital form (we know parents will appreciate not having to write their name and address over and over on multiple forms!), and schedules will soon be available on HAC. Since most of our students still have their Chromebooks, BHS is attempting to move Miner Days online to prevent you from coming on campus unnecessarily! Stay tuned to our social media and texts; we will let you know more soon! Looking forward to seeing you again, students!
Arkansas has allotted Bauxite enough WiFi hotspots for 5% of our students to receive one. The link below is for the hotspot application. Filling out the application does not guarantee you will receive a hotspot, but only those who fill it out will have a chance to receive one. The hotspots will be assigned based on greatest need. Please do not fill out the application if you already have internet service at home. https://forms.gle/s1Eo7N5cUCFResG36