Good morning! Approximately 18 months ago, life as we know it was forever changed. Schools were closed, businesses were shut down, and grocery stores began experiencing shortages. Schools began planning for an uncertain future. We made plans - we revised those plans - we made new plans. We took things into consideration that had never been thought of before. We grouped and re-grouped. We collaborated, and we learned to rely on one another's expertise. We developed innovative strategies to continue to meet the needs of our students, staff, school, and community. It has been an exhausting journey. It has taken a social, emotional, and physical toll. Many of us have suffered illness ourselves, a loved one's illness, or suffered the loss of a loved one. We have been pushed to make decisions, develop plans, and take action for which there has been no precedent. With the rise of the Delta variant of Covid-19, we realize that there are still obstacles to overcome. Current guidance outlines two ways to ensure that we can keep our students and staff on-site: 1. Fully-vaccinated students or staff do NOT need to quarantine if deemed close contacts, unless they have developed symptoms. 2. Individuals exposed to a confirmed case of COVID-19 will NOT need to be quarantined if they have no symptoms and BOTH the infected and exposed individual CONSISTENTLY and CORRECTLY were wearing a mask. We want to continue to provide high quality, on-site instruction for all of our students. I would like to encourage all who are able to get the vaccine. There will be a vaccine clinic at the following location: Community Pfizer Vaccine Clinic at Food on the Mount DATE: Saturday, August 7, 2021 TIME: 9:00am – 11:00am LOCATION: Mount George Church of Christ Hwy 28 & Hwy 154 Danville, AR No appointment necessary. Bring your ID and insurance card, if available. Despite the hardships and insurmountable odds, we will continue to thrive. We are Two Rivers. Go Gators! -- Dr. Harry Alvis, Ed.D Superintendent Two Rivers School District Office: (833)272-8773
There will be a special board meeting on Tuesday, August 3, 2021 @ 6:30pm.
Two Rivers Open House The Two Rivers School District is excited to announce Open House is set for Thursday, August 12, 2021. This will be an in-person event. 5th Grade Orientation will be held in the TRHS Auditorium at 4:30 PM. The 5th Grade students and parents/guardians will have an opportunity to meet the classroom teachers and learn about the procedures and expectations for life in Middle School. All students enrolled in Kindergarten through 12th Grade are encouraged to attend with their parents/guardians to meet the teachers and tour the classrooms from 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM. This will be a come-and-go event. If you need an alternate time to meet with our teachers, please let us know. We hope to see you there!!!
Substitute Teacher and Volunteer Training 2021-2022: Two Rivers School District Substitute Teacher and Volunteer training for the 2021-2022 school year will be held on, Thursday, August 12, 2021 at 3:00pm in the Two Rivers Auditorium. Please attend this training if you wish to substitute teach or if you wish to volunteer and help at school this year.
Two River Athletes will be provided free athletic physicals by Chambers Medical Clinics in Plainview (272-4236) or Ola (489-5216). You must schedule an appointment for this service.
**REMINDER** All athletes grades 7-12 interested in playing football need to have an athletic physical by the first day of school. (8-16-21). A copy of the physical needs to be given to Coach Matt Garrett.
The regularly scheduled board meeting for June has been moved up to Thursday, June 10, 2021.
The Two Rivers School District wishes to publicly congratulate our 2020 and 2021 retirees. These staff members have a combined total of over 300 years of service in education. Pictured left to right: Michael Dean, Rhonda Stancil, Valerie Growns, Donna King, Elizabeth Boyce, Joyce Jordan, Rickey Kimzey Not pictured: Kathy Boggs, Mary Lawrence, Martha Pledger Thank you all for your dedication to our school and the students we serve.
Two Rivers High School will be offering summer school on the TRHS campus beginning Tuesday, June 1, 2021 through Monday, June 21, 2021. 9th-11th Students who plan to attend Summer School need to try and get signed up as soon as possible. The Summer School Registration form will be available on the Two Rivers High School Facebook Page, Two Rivers School District Website or it can be picked up at the Schools main office or counselor's office. This year's current 9th-11th grade students that choose to attend summer school must attend each day in order to receive credit. Due to the Pandemic, we are allowing 9th-11th student athletes the opportunity to take up to four classes in summer school this year. (Credit Recovery) If you have any questions, please call Mr. Fisher @ 833-272-8773
The following is the process for students to return their chromebooks to Two Rivers who have been doing virtual school and not attending Two Rivers in person. If students are finished with their assignments for this semester; chromebooks, chargers and cases can be returned to the appropriate school office on Monday, May 24 or Tuesday, May 25 during the normal school day. Any student who has not received a summer literacy goodie bag may pick one up at this time.
May 24, May 25 & May 26 These days are for students who need to finish assignments and/or finishing their late assignments. Monday, May 24 - Normal School Day Tuesday, May 25 - Normal School Day Wednesday, May 26 - School Dismisses at 1:30 PM (Students only need to attend if they did not get all completed work turned in yet)
Parents and Students, RETURNING CHROMEBOOKS TO TWO RIVERS PROCESS BELOW- The end of the year is quickly approaching. All students except 4th, 8th, and 12th grades will be required to turn in their Chromebooks, Chargers, and Cases to their teachers on Monday or Tuesday, May 24th and 25th once all assignments have been completed. The following guide is where students should return Chromebooks depending on their current grade level: Elementary - Kindergarten iPads remain in the classroom so, unless a student has taken one home, those devices should already be in the classroom and remain there. Grades 1,2 -- Student Chromebooks, chargers, and cases need to be returned to their classrooms and remain there for IT to collect and inventory over the summer. Grade 3 -- Student Chromebooks, chargers, and cases need to be returned to their homeroom and remain there for IT to collect and inventory over the summer. Grade 4 -- Students in the 4th grade will keep their Chromebooks, chargers, and cases. It is for them to keep. Middle School - Grades 5,6 -- Student Chromebooks, chargers, and cases need to be returned to their homeroom and remain there for IT to collect and inventory over the summer. Grades 7 -- Student Chromebooks, chargers, and cases need to be returned to their first-period classrooms and remain there for IT to collect and inventory over the summer. Grade 8 -- Students in the 8th grade will keep their Chromebooks, chargers, and cases. It is for them to keep. High School - Grades 9,10,11 -- Student Chromebooks, chargers, and cases need to be returned to their first-period classrooms and remain there for IT to collect and inventory over the summer. Grade 12 -- Students in the 12th grade will keep their Chromebooks, chargers, and cases. It is for them to keep. Virtual - Please drop your Chromebook, chargers, and cases at the front office for your respective building. High School and Middle school will be at the main front office. Elementary will drop off at the elementary office. Chromebooks, Chargers, and Cases can be returned to their teachers on Monday or Tuesday, May 24th and 25th once all assignments have been completed.
Public Service Announcement from Rose Drug of Dardanelle - If anyone is interested in the Pfizer Covid Vaccine shot for their Child(ren) aged 12 years or older, please call Rose Drug of Dardanelle (479) 229-4040.
Thursday, May 13 - Graduation Practice at 10am TRHS Football Stadium (Mandatory for all Seniors) Friday, May 14 - Graduation Ceremony at 7pm TRHS Football Stadium (Seniors need to be at football fieldhouse by 6:15 PM)
May 7 School Lunch Hero Day - The Two Rivers' Cafeteria Crew has done an amazing job over the last couple years. From a world-wide pandemic to completely changing the way meals are served, these wonderful women never missed a beat. Please honor these ladies by letting them know how wonderful they are today, tomorrow, and everyday!
Service Announcement from Arkwest:
Reminder to Two Rivers Senior Class of 2021 - Senior Sidewalk is this Friday, May 7, @ 9:00 a.m. Hamburgers & Hotdogs will be served afterwards.
Two Rivers School District Teachers and Staff, This week is Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week with Tuesday being the day we celebrate the amazing job our teachers and staff do here at Two Rivers. We have a great staff and some of the best teachers in Arkansas in our school district. Teaching is a hard and demanding job but with COVID-19 it even got more difficult and our staff has worked together to make the best of the most trying times... We hope each and every staff member has a great week and we appreciate everything you do for our students, school, families and community. Thank You! If you see a TR Teacher or Staff member this week, please tell them how much you appreciate them.
The Two Rivers School District will be accepting bids for the foodservice department for the 2021-2022 school year, including grocery’s, milk, juice, bread, and supplies. Bid packets may be picked up at the Two Rivers Schools Superintendent’s Office at 17727 East State Hwy 28, Ola, AR 72857 or you may request an electronic copy at email@example.com from May 17- July 1 during normal business hours. All bids must be received by Tuesday, July 6, 2021 at 10:00a.m. Bids should be in a sealed envelope. The Two Rivers School District follows all rules pertaining to Debarment and Suspension and will use small, minority, and women’s businesses whenever possible. For further questions, please contact Becky Fowler Food Service Director at 1-833-272-8773 EXT.1201 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For a full list of details please use the following link: https://www.trgators.org/article/452928
Dardanelle Walmart provided a grant of $1000 to the Two Rivers High School to fund the gator bucks reward store. We want to formally thank Walmart for their generosity! The money is being used to purchase items for the gator bucks reward store. Students are given Gator Bucks for good grades and they are having a blast being able to cash them in for items of their choosing!