Ashdown Back to School Details | #WeAreAshdown

Courtesy Ashdown School District

Today we were lucky enough to have Casey Nichols, Superintendent for Ashdown Public School, to help provide insight regarding the 2020-2021 academic year. So much good news…Let’s start with school starts on August 24th!




Ashdown Public Schools “We Are…” READY FOR LEARNING Options and Process: 2020-2021
Below are two learning options for your student’s education this fall. Please note that there are steps that parents must take, for either option. Each process requires you to register/enroll your child. Please read each process thoroughly, determine the best option for your child, and follow the appropriate procedure below. Link to 2020-2021 Academic Plan

OPTION 1 On-Site Learning:

Step 1
Register your child at their campus, from 8:30 am-3:30 pm, on August 3- 6.
• Ashdown Elementary School: grades K-5
• Ashdown Junior High: grades 6-8
• Ashdown High School: grades 9-12
Step 2
Attend Meet the Teacher, from 2 pm-6 pm on August 18-20 (as scheduled by campus)
• You may choose to meet virtually with your child’s teacher by appointment
Attend Meet the Teacher, from 2 pm-6 pm on August 18-20 (as scheduled by campus)
• If you cannot attend at the designated time, you may meet virtually with your child’s teacher by appointment
Step 3
Student attends school on-site, on

OPTION 2 Off-Site “Blended” Learning:

Step 1
Register your child at their campus, from 8:30 am- 3:30 pm, on August 3-6.
• Ashdown Elementary School: grades K-5
• Ashdown Junior High: grades 6-8
• Ashdown High School: grades 9-12
Step 2
Attend Meet the Teacher, from 2 pm-6 pm on August 18-20 (as scheduled by campus)
• You may choose to meet virtually with your child’s teacher by appointment
Attend Meet the Teacher, from 2 pm-6 pm on August 18-20 (as scheduled by campus)
• If you cannot attend at the designated time, you may meet virtually with your child’s teacher by appointment
Step 3
Student attends school on-site, on August 24, 2020
Contact your student’s campus, by August 11, 2020, to inform them that your child will participate in off-site “blended” learning. The campus will then schedule a time for you to pick up your child’s assigned electronic device, and discuss expectations for off-site “blended” learners. (If you choose for your student to participate in off-site “blended” learning, we strongly encourage that you commit to a minimum of 4 weeks, and have reliable internet access.)
• Ashdown Elementary 870-898-3711
• Ashdown Junior High 870-898-5138
• Ashdown High School 870-898-3562 Step 4
Step 4
If your child has special educational needs, please
contact SPED Director Jan Ueckert to discuss accommodations. 870-898-3208 (ext. 1607)
Step 5
Students will start off-site “blended” learning, on August 24, 2020.
(Off-site students will be expected to complete their assignments in the same timeframe as on-site students. Failure to do so will negatively impact the student’s grade, and the child’s attendance.)

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