Due to the winter weather, road conditions, and power outages, Fayetteville Public Schools will be closed on Thursday, February 18, and Friday, February 19 for snow days (no virtual learning). All buildings will be closed, and all activities are canceled. In order to meet the state requirement for 178 student contact days, the school year will now be extended through Wednesday, June 2, 2021.
Exciting news! Fayetteville Public Schools is looking for two school nurses to join our team! Registered Nurses with an Arkansas license and current CPR certificate, please apply online at https://district.fayar.net/o/fps/page/human-resources--246. Please email Melissa Thomas, Director of Health Services, at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Dr. Steven Weber, our Associate Superintendent for Teaching & Learning, joins podcast host Judith W. Umlas to discuss how the Power of Acknowledgment and Grateful Leadership are a more necessary part of education today than ever before. https://bit.ly/36kq1mF
If you are considering Fayetteville Virtual Academy for your child for the 2021-22 school year, FVA will hold parent meetings nights via Zoom at 6 p.m. on February 16, March 16, and April 12. More information will be coming soon here and at the FVA website: https://district.fayar.net/o/fva
Fayetteville Public Schools Child Nutrition will offer free meal packs during the winter break, which is from December 21 through January 1. The five-day meal packs (five breakfasts and five lunches) will be available for pick up on Tuesday, December 22 and Tuesday, December 29. More information here: http://district.fayar.net/article/369794?org=fps
Please take a moment to view an important video message for our Fayetteville Public School families from Superintendent Dr. John L Colbert. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kVuYYZnsDAw
In lieu of our Winter Concert season, FHS Choirs are releasing a recording in mid December and offering a full digital album for purchase! Your purchase of the digital album will include: songs featuring all choirs, a wide variety of music, and a specialized embroidered mask! Masks are 3 layer, 100% cotton with nose wire, filter pocket and filter included. They are made by local artists and are of limited quantity! Funds raised will help us with the cost of sanitization equipment, choir gear, and yearly fees. Purchase your tickets for your album and or mask on Givebutter THEN FILL OUT this Google Order Form https://bit.ly/35WF0Dy to choose your mask preferences and e-mail where your album link(s) will be sent.
Great things are happening every day in our schools, especially in 2020! Our teachers and students have adapted to the changes put in place to protect health and safety, and teaching and learning are still the focus of every school day. Check out "The Latest" video! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U9dOouFbKZM
Please view this new video update for an important message from Superintendent Dr. John L Colbert here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r0iptN2Xdlo&feature=youtu.be
Since we were not able to host our annual Retiree Banquet this year, we have created a Retiree Celebration 2020 video to celebrate those individuals who have retired from their service to Fayetteville Public Schools. The video is posted on Facebook https://bit.ly/30Bj92n and on YouTube https://bit.ly/2UEGZq1. Please reach out to these retirees and thank them for their dedication to FPS!
As always, great things are happening in our schools! Here is the final "The Latest" video for the 2019-20 school year. Check it out! Have a great summer! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RqM7kgDMNkg&feature=youtu.be
FPS AMI Video Spotlight: Spanish with Andrew Williams. Check it out! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bZz-ayPNUjQ&feature=youtu.be
Online Kindergarten Registration for the 2020-21 school year is now open! Click here for more information on the registration process: https://bit.ly/2R2NIbD
During Spring Break, FPS Child Dept. will provide free breakfast & lunch meals at the Owl Creek School from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mon, - Fri. Breakfast & lunch can be picked up at the same time. Meals are free to anyone 18 and younger. The child must be present to receive a meal.
During the week of Spring Break, March 23 through March 27, 2020, Grab and Go Breakfast and Lunch will be available to any child age 18 and younger at Owl Creek School from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Students must be present to receive a meal. Owl Creek School 375 N. Rupple Rd. See you there! 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Owl Creek School 375 N. Rupple Rd.
The FPS Outback food pantry is open DAILY this week from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. to provide groceries to families. We normally provide non-perishable food items and frozen meat, but due to recent donations, we are now able to add fresh fruit, lettuce, bread, and eggs to the food boxes. Since next week is Spring Break, we will be giving double boxes on Friday, March 20. The Outback is accessible to families by two different public transit bus routes and is located at 2350 Old Farmington Rd. in Fayetteville on the ALLPS campus.
Superintendent Dr. John L Colbert was inducted into the 2020 Hall of Fame at the 74th Southwestern Regional Convention of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. for his 45 years of Service in developing leaders, promoting brotherhood and academic excellence, while providing service and advocacy for our communities. Congratulations Dr. Colbert!
This week FPS Child Nutrition celebrates National School Breakfast week with special breakfast menu items and a bike giveaway thanks to @generalmills! Eating school breakfast March 2 - 6 automatically enters you into a drawing to win a bike, helmet, and bike lock. Four winners will be announced on Friday March 6th.
Kids Heart Challenge is underway! Please sign-up your student for free at www.heart.org/kidsheartchallenge or the Kids Heart Challenge app. Once you register you can take a healthy challenge and begin collecting all the Heart Heroes. Our goal is to raise 12000 donations to help others and earn our school PE equipment!
Students in grades K-8 across Fayetteville Public Schools participated in Computer Science in Education Week by completing an Hour of Code project. https://bit.ly/2RPbOaR
We are so grateful for the kind, patient, and dedicated Fayetteville Police Department officers that work with our school district daily. Our thoughts are with them, the entire department, and their families as they grieve the loss of Officer Stephen Carr.
FVA is accepting student applications for the 2019-2020 school year! Fayetteville Virtual Academy is an open-enrollment school. Students who reside in the Fayetteville Public School District attendance area are eligible to attend FVA. Students who reside in the state of Arkansas but outside the Fayetteville Public School District may apply to enroll in FVA . Apply now at http://fayettevillear.apptegy.us/o/fva Explore...APPLY NOW!
Fayetteville High School Choir invites ye noble Lords and Ladies to: THE FIFTEENTH ANNUAL MADRIGAL FEAST ROYAL RENAISSANCE BANQUET For more information click here: https://bit.ly/2CfLRIH
Fourth and sixth-grade students in Fayetteville Public Schools got a treat today! They traveled to Fayetteville High School to hear New York Times bestselling author and illustrator Jarrett J. Krosoczka as part of the True Lit Festival sponsored by the Fayetteville Public Library. He spoke to students in the Bulldog Arena and Performing Arts Center and also led a writing workshop.
Super Kids Day is Friday, June 7!
4th grade celebration is Thursday, June 6 at 1:30.
Kindergarten Celebration is Wednesday, June 5 at 1:30.
Pre K Celebration is Monday, June 3 at 9am.
Spring Fling Help Needed! Lots of help is still needed for this to be a fun family night. If you are willing to help please click the following link and sign up. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f054dada82ba4ff2-happy
Don't Miss the Fun! Spring Fling is Friday, May 17th at 6 PM. Join us for food, outdoor games, bounce houses, and a movie. Students will have the opportunity to DUNK their favorite teacher/principal in the Dunking Booth! $6 per person or $24 for a family of 5 or more!
Don't forget that Monday, April 29 is a regular school day. It is a make-up day for the March 4 snow day. Intersession will begin on Tuesday, April 30.
Due to weather causing school to be cancelled today, the 2nd grade music program has been rescheduled for March 11 at 2pm and 6pm. If your child has a speaking, instrumental, or singing part and will not be there next Monday, email Mrs. Smith(email@example.com).
Our school has started Kids Heart Challenge with the American Heart Association. Because our school is such a great supporter of Kids Heart Challenge, our students can earn them ALL instantly when students sign up online or by downloading the Kids Heart Challenge app.
Happy Hollow Technology Night- Monday, January 14 at 6pm in the cafeteria. Please join us as we talk about the websites and equipment your students use at HH and district policy and safeguards.
We invite members (past and present) of the US Armed Forces to join us Friday, November 9 at 8am as we honor them with a special Veterans Day program.
Flu shot clinic is Monday, October 29!
Please join us October 16 at 7:40 am for the Million Father March! Calling all fathers, grandfathers, foster fathers, stepfathers, uncles, cousins, big brothers, male caregivers, mentors, and family friends!
Friday, September 7th is Coffee with the Principals at 8:30AM after Rise & Shine. If you would like to come please RSVP to the school office by tomorrow, September 6th.
The Sweat Hogs from the UA will be at Rise and Shine August 31. Please wear red! WPS!
Join us to gain knowledge about the following: Standard Based Report Cards School Achievement Grade Level Standards School Funding Procedures August 28-1st & 4th grades August 30-2nd & 3rd grades September 6- Kindergarten We will begin at 6pm in the cafeteria.
Tuesday, August 7th Kindergarten Info Night 5:30-6:30 Meet your teacher and get information about kindergarten.
Our first popcorn day is August 31!
August 31 is Dental Screening Day.
August 13 is the First Day for Students!! Can't wait to see you all!
Thursday, August 9- 1st through 4th grades- Drop in sometime between 4:30 and 6:00PM. Meet your teachers and see classrooms. There will also be someone from the bus garage and cafeteria here to help you. Class lists will NOT be posted until 4:30PM.