This is a public announcement. Public School Choice in Arkansas allows students to attend a public school in a district other than the one in which they reside. Applications for students in the following counties: Clark, Grant, Hot Spring, Pike, and Saline, (must be made by May 1, 2018 to qualify for provisions under the Arkansas Public School Choice Act of 2013.)
Pursuant to standards adopted by a non-resident school board, a non-resident district may reserve the right to accept and reject applicants based on capacity of programs, class, grade level, or school building. Likewise, a non-resident district’s standards may provide for the rejection of an applicant based upon the submission of false or misleading information to the above listed request for information when that information directly impacts the legal qualifications of an applicant to transfer pursuant to the School Choice Act. However, a non-resident district’s standards shall not include an applicant’s previous academic achievement, athletic or other extra-curricular ability, handicapping conditions, English proficiency level, or previous disciplinary proceedings, except that an expulsion from another district may be included pursuant to Ark. Code Ann. 6-18-510. Priority will be given to applicants with siblings attending the district. The non-resident district shall accept credits toward graduation that were awarded by another district and award a diploma to a non-resident applicant if the applicant meets the non-resident district’s graduation requirements. Applications must be postmarked or delivered to the Superintendent of Schools no later than May 1 for a child to be able to enroll for the fall semester. Transfers shall be granted on a non-discriminatory basis. Students who have been accepted and enrolled in previous years do not have to reapply as approved transfers remain valid for as long as the student attends that public school.
● School Choice Act of 2015 Application: Submission Deadline May 1, 2018. Submit to Magnet Cove Superintendent's office.
● Schools in Garland County fall under a different school choice law from 1989 and require this application: Deadline: July 1, 2018. Submit to Magnet Cove Superintendent’s office. http://adecm.arkansas.gov/Attachments/School_Choice_Application.pdf
● If for any reason you know you will not reside in the Magnet Cove School District at the start of the 2018-2019 School Year, you need to file for School Choice. We are required by law to verify residency for our students.
The Magnet Cove Gifted and Talented Program is accepting nominations for the 2018-2019 school year for students who are currently in 2nd grade or higher. Please keep in mind the qualities that are used in the identification process. The nominee should have a combination of the following characteristics:
Above Average Academic Ability: He/she learns quickly/easily and has HIGH standardized test scores (NWEA,STAR, and ACT Aspire).
Task Commitment: The student is SELF-motivated and persistent. He/she is a leader, an achiever, and demonstrates these qualities at school.
Creativity: The student has many varied, unique ideas and uses elaboration to enhance products.
Nomination forms are available in the elementary school office or on the Magnet Cove School District’s website under the Student Life/Gifted and Talented Tab. After completion, please return in a marked envelope to Angie Whitley by . (Students may turn them in at any of the school office locations.)
Coach Golden along with past and present softball players will be hosting The MCHS Softball Youth Camp Saturday, April 21st. The cost is $25, 1st – 4th grade will be from 9-12pm then 5th – 8th grade from 1–4pm.
Forms can be found on the Athletic page.
Congratulations!! Middle School Student, Jace is Magnet Cove’s District Student of the Month for March! There will be a write up in the Malvern Daily Record about Jace and his accomplishments. Way to go, Jace!
FROM THE SCHOOL NURSE:
Fever or Vomiting Policy
If your child has a temperature of 100 or above they will be sent home and may not return to school until they have been fever free for 24 hours without the use of anti fever medications such as Tylenol or Ibuprofen.
If your child is vomiting they may not return to school for 24 hours from the last episode of vomiting.
Please notify Nurse Reid for PK - 4th grade and Nurse Shawn for grades 5th - 12th if your child is diagnosed with the flu. We are still keeping a count of our numbers out with the flu. This year’s flu is not having the typical high fever. Common symptoms this year are respiratory, sore throat, and aching. Some have a low grade fever around 99 to 100. This strain is very dangerous so please don't take it lightly if your child shows any of these symptoms.
You may reach Nurse Reid by calling 332-5468 Ext: 404 and Nurse Shawn at 332-5468 Ext: 305.
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