Walker News

Week of September 8-11, 2020

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A Message from Mrs. Ryan & Mrs. Farris

Dear Walker Families,


We are ready for week three of school! Labor Day is on Monday, September 7th so we will not have school on Monday. We will continue our school-wide color dress-up days this week. Wear brown on Tuesday, black and white on Wednesday, gray on Thursday, and pink or purple on Friday. We can't wait to see everyone dressed in the color of the day!


We hope you have been hearing all about your child's school experiences when they come home each day. Is your child coming home with homework? If your child says they do not have homework, ask them what they are supposed to read. We know that from reading practice comes reading proficiency, therefore, we ask that all students read at home every night. Please ask your child what they are reading and remind them that they are to be reading every night. We would love for you to sit down and listen to your child read and even share the reading with your child as you read aloud to them.


The USDA has extended free meals for kids through December 31, 2020. Please see the link below. For more information please reach out to Mrs. Gena Smith, Child Nutrition Director, By phone, (479) 750-8707 ext. 1, By email, gsmith2@sdale.org


At Walker Elementary parent and community support are the heart of our school, however, due to COVID-19, visitors to school buildings will be limited to only those with essential school business. We hope to relax this restriction as the pandemic subsides and reopen our doors to our parents and community partners. Thank you for supporting us virtually as we wait for the restrictions to subside.


Thank you for partnering with us for your child's education. We are here for your child each and every day. If there is a question, concern, or even an idea to share, please reach out to your child's teacher or to either one of us. Please read the newsletter below for important updates and changes happening at Walker and in the Springdale School District. We look forward to a great 2020-2021 school year.


Thank you,


Mrs. Lynn Ryan, Principal, lryan@sdale.org

Mrs. Carrie Farris, Assistant Principal, cfarris@sdale.org

USDA Extends Free Meals for Kids Through December 31, 2020

All students will be served school meals at no cost from now until December 31, 2020. For more information please reach out to Mrs. Gena Smith, Child Nutrition Director, By phone, (479) 750-8707 ext. 1, By email, gsmith2@sdale.org


Please see the link below for information from the USDA about free meals for your child.

Click below to access your child's lunch account on School Cafe

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Springdale School District School Visitor Protocol

Due to COVID-19, visitors to school buildings will be limited to only those with essential school business. We hope to relax this restriction as the pandemic subsides.


  • While COVID-19 is prevalent in our community, guests will not be allowed to eat lunch with students. We hope to be able to relax this restriction as the pandemic subsides.
  • Parents are encouraged to meet with teachers via phone or video conferences when they have any questions or concerns. Currently, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) recommend limiting any nonessential visitors to schools.

Have you ordered school supplies?

All students in kindergarten through fifth grade will have a supply fee of $30.00 for school supplies. You can pay this fee online using this link:(https://osp.osmsinc.com/SpringdaleAR/) or the QR code below. You can also send money with your child for supplies on the first day of school.

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The Springdale Public School's COVID Information Page


The Springdale School District has a new COVID information page. Please see the link below for the latest information on COVID from the Springdale School District.



COVID-19 Webpage: go.sdale.org/covid



In an effort to be timely and transparent, the Springdale School system created a webpage for COVID-19. Please click below to visit the webpage: go.sdale.org/covid



The webpage will have features including:

Daily numbers update and other important Links related to COVID-19

-COVID-19

-Leave form for Faculty

-Process of Notification for potential COVID-19 exposure

-Wear because we care and #SHIELDUP- face covering in Springdale Schools

-Custodial, Food, Transportation Logistics

-COVID-19 Safety Measures

-And.....Much more



Go.sdale.org/covid will remain the primary location for up to date COVID-19 information.



Thank you for your support of the Springdale School District and Walker Elementary as we navigate back to school.

Springdale School's COVID-19 Response for positive cases during school

Please click on the link to the newsletter below from our superintendent, Dr. Jared Cleveland, for information about how the district will respond to positive cased of COVID-19 during school.
Back to School 20-21 | COVID-19 Response and more
Student COVID-19 Reporting Site

Please notify the district by entering your information into this site if your child tests positive for COVID-19

Household COVID-19 Reporting Site

Please notify the district by entering your information into this site if someone in your household tests positive for COVID-19

All parents and students must sign and return the Springdale Public Schools Technology Acceptable Use Agreement (AUA) in order to take a device home.

Please follow the QR codes to find the links to the technology forms and links to the payment option. Forms will also be sent home with your child.
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Connect to Walker Elementary on Social Media

Walker Elementary has a Facebook page for the school, EAST, KKids, and PTA. Like all these pages to keep up with the latest school information. Click on the links below to get to each page. Then click on the like button to follow our pages. Once you like our pages, you will see our posts in your Facebook newsfeed.
Walker Elementary School Facebook Page

Please follow our Walker Facebook page for important information about upcoming events and to learn about what is happening at Walker Elementary school.

Walker elementary EAST Facebook Page

Walker Elementary EAST is an educational program that combines self-direction, teamwork, service and cutting-edge technology in a manner that helps students to develop their own interests and aptitudes in a positive environment.

Walker Elementary PTA Facebook page

Please like our Walker PTA Facebook page to stay updated on upcoming PTA events and volunteer opportunities.

Walker Elementary KKIDS Facebook Page

KKids is open to all 3rd-5th-grade students. KKids students are leaders who strive to do amazing things for our school, the community, and the world.