Badger Blast

Arkadelphia Public Schools newsletter


Our teachers and students will return to school this week!

TUESDAY, January 5, is the first day back for students. Monday is a work day for teachers.

We look forward to working with all of our students again, whether they are in-person or virtual. An important note for families: APSD will continue to have virtual Fridays as we begin the spring semester.

Another important note for families: Breakfast and lunch will still be free for students.

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Badger Blast: January 4-9

Welcome to a new year as we ring in 2021 and welcome back to the Badger Blast, the weekly e-newsletter designed to help you keep up with information going on within the Arkadelphia Public School District.

We'll use this newsletter as a central place for communicating needs for our various campuses as well as information that needs to go to all of our parents. Be on the lookout each week for the most recent issue of the Badger Blast.

The newsletter will also feature an "Upcoming Dates to Remember" section that can help you plan your various calendars.

Lastly, please share this with your friends or families via your social media accounts or e-mail so they can sign up to receive the newsletter via their inbox each week.


Monday, Jan. 4 -- Teacher Work Day

Tuesday, Jan, 5 -- Spring semester starts for students (1st day of 3rd quarter)

Friday, Jan. 8 -- Perritt Winter Parties

Tuesday, Jan. 12 -- Report Cards go home for Perritt and Peake

Monday, Jan. 18 -- NO SCHOOL - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Thursday, Feb. 11 -- Parent Teacher Conferences (no school)

Friday, Feb. 12 -- NO SCHOOL

Monday, Feb. 15 -- Presidents' Day - NO SCHOOL

2020-21 APSD School Calendar

In addition to the above dates to remember, below you will see the entire APSD school calendar for your planning purposes. Click on the image of the calendar below to take you to a printable version located on the APSD website.
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Perritt parents knocked the ball out of the park with our Extravaganza fundraiser, helping raise almost $10,000 for Perritt!!!!!

Our top seller was Donovan Williams. Congratulations, Donovan, and thank you to all who help us out.

We look forward to seeing you as we return to school to start the second semester. AS A REMINDER from the Arkadelphia Police Department, you are not allowed to make a left hand turn into Perritt during the arrival and dismissal times of 7:30 am-8:00 am or 2:30-3:30 pm. Thank you for your help!

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The school lunch menus are located on the official APSD App (available in the App Store and on Google Play) as well as the link below (just click the image below the next paragraph).

As a reminder, school lunches are free for all students through the end of the school year thanks to a USDA grant.

still in the Christmas spirit?

If you just can't let go of the Christmas spirit (or if you just missed it when it was released), click this link to visit the APSD-TV YouTube page to see the 2020 Arkadelphia Bands Christmas Concert.

Keep Up with Arkadelphia Public Schools on Social Media

You can keep up with events and other information at all of the APS campuses by several social media outlets. These locations are also a great place to see pictures of events that take place throughout the year.

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