URGENT MASK UPDATE!-
As you know, Governor Asa Hutchinson lifted the mask mandate and is allowing school districts to make their own decision in regards to a masking policy. The Magnet Cove School Board met on April 6 and made a formal decision to lift the district’s mask mandate and allow students/staff the choice to wear a mask while on campus. Masks and face masks will be optional, not mandatory. This will go into effect immediately.
The overall health and safety of our students, faculty and staff, remains a top priority. We will continue to practice safety and sanitation practices already in place, such as encouraging hand washing, providing hand sanitizer in our schools, emphasizing social distancing when possible, and all other Health Department directives until further announcements are made.
Magnet Cove School District has followed all directives given by the Governor and the Department of Health and will continue to do so in the future. However; in the event of a significant increase in Covid positive cases in the Magnet Cove schools, the board has authorized the superintendent to pivot back to the mask mandate.
Thank you to all of our families, staff, and community members who completed the survey pertaining making mask required or optional for students and staff. There was a large response and the Magnet Cove School Board took this input into consideration when making their decision to lift the mask mandate. An overwhelming 74% of those who completed the survey felt the mask mandate should be lifted for students and staff for the remainder of the school year!
Please fill out the following Google form to register your child for Kindergarten for the 2021-2022 School Year. Once we have received your child's information, we will schedule a testing date and time in August and notify you of any documentation that you will need to provide the Magnet Cove Elementary office. If you have any questions, please call the elementary office at 501-337-9131.
Dawson ABC Pre-K is now accepting applications for the 2021-2022 school year. If your child will be 3 by August 1, 2021 they can apply. The application link is listed below. If you have any questions, you can contact Dawson at 870-246-1450 and speak with someone in the Arkansas Better Chance Department. All applications will be done online.
COVID Reminder Message February 24, 2021
The snow event last week had students and teachers working virtually from home for 12 days! In this exciting (and cold) week, many of us were somewhat quarantined in our homes for a reason unrelated to the COVID 19 Pandemic! This unexpected “Winter Vacation” gave us all a minute to take our minds off of COVID 19 and had us crossing our fingers that the power did not go out! As we return to campus for onsight instruction, we want to remind everyone to keep us informed in regards to any COVID 19 related cases that may be impacting your student. Whether your child tests positive for COVID 19 or has been identified as being a Close Contact to someone testing positive for COVID 19, the school needs to be informed. We keep record of dates and are here to offer assistance with making sure your child has what they need to work virtually during their isolation or quarantine period, so they do not fall behind in their course work! All information pertaining to COVID 19 at school can be accessed by clicking on the image below.
Please read our updated COVID 19 information, which includes information pertaining to the length of time students will be required to quarantine clicking the following link; https://docs.google.com/document/d/1xN9FR5s9bAY2iygLsPtP5GN1VCeHvlt-DKWTfQhQaKk/edit?usp=sharing
Magnet Cove School District follows the guidance of the Arkansas Department of Health. Per this guidance at this time, we do not share the campus or district number of positive cases. Both FERPA and HIPAA allow the sharing of information to the public health agency in an imminent threat or emergency. We provide this data to the Arkansas Department of Health and these numbers are included in their data. Some school level data is provided via their website, but anything less than 5 becomes identifiable. https://achi.net/covid19/
We have a Point of Contact identified to be our liaison with the Arkansas Department of Health and a process in place to help minimize the risk in our school. The Arkansas Department of Health is identifying confirmed cases on the county level. If there are cases associated with students or staff in the school district, the student or staff member will be notified by the POC and health department officials. For the privacy of students and staff, the district will not be sharing any information unless a student/staff member is identified as a Probable Close Contact to a person testing positive for COVID-19. We are committed to provide the safest learning environment and will follow the guidance provided by the CDC and the Arkansas Department of Education in conjunction with the Arkansas Department of Health. However, if you are overly concerned, we do offer a 100% Virtual Learning Option for the students in our district.
Magnet Cove Families! Big Things are happening!
Drop-off and Pick-up hours for K-5 are 7:30-8:00 and 2:45-3:15. The construction crews will be breaking ground on our new elementary school the first of January 2021. We are REALLY excited to see the new school begin to take shape, but this will mean some changes to our drop-off and pick-up routine! We have created maps that illustrate our new traffic flow for student drop-off and pick up. The PROCESS for K-5 will not change, just where we complete that process! You will no longer enter from highway 51 but will enter from Magnet School Road (which runs parallel and west of the High School Football Field) into our new queuing area, next and southwest to the High School Baseball Field. Our car tag reader has been relocated so for afternoon pick-up, you will wait in the queuing area until dismissal begins. The line will move BEHIND (west) the elementary school, where the new drop-off and pick-up area now is) and where buses have been running since the start of school in August. Once you drop-off or pick-up your child, you will exit onto Highway 51. If you are visiting the school outside of drop-off/pick-up hours, you will enter into the new visitor’s parking area at the end of the elementary school next to Hwy 51. You will park here and then you can walk down the sidewalk to enter the building as usual.
Pre-K (Headstart and ABC Programs) will also enter from Magnet School Road, come up between the elementary building and the baseball field drop off/pick up in front of the Headstart building then exit down the ramp beside the Annex building following the road out to the middle school parking lot.
Middle School traffic will flow as usual.
Attached are maps with arrows showing the new flow of traffic starting January 4, 2021. If you have any questions, please call the elementary office at 501-337-9131. Thank you.
Keep up with your students' grades using our online system at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScAiSwNGGadueVLCIVWHBZHJ5h2UtTnrEktrUfx15l5sWjJZQ/viewform?gxids=7628 If you are unable to log-in to view grades please e-mail kayla.westfall@
For more inormation, please contact Mrs Whiddon at whiddonp2magnetcove.k12.ar.us Cookie Dough Order Form
Exciting news! As of September 3, 2020, the Magnet Cove School District will provide FREE school breakfast and lunch meals for all Magnet Cove enrolled onsite and virtual students. This waiver does not include second meals, additional milks or a la carte items. Funding for the meals will be provided through a waiver issued by the USDA. This waiver will end once funding has been exhausted or on December 31st, whichever comes first.
Even though all students will be provided free meals while this waiver is in effect, we still need every household to turn in a free and reduced lunch application. Click here to access the application. If you need a paper copy, please call your child’s building at the numbers listed below and we will gladly send an application home with your student.
Elementary office: 501-337-9131
Middle School office: 501-337-9293
High School office: 501-332-5466
Virtual students interested in Grab n’ Go meals, text the message @mclunches to 81010
Thank you for all of your help and patience! PANTHER PRIDE RUNS DEEP!
We appreciate and recognize the history of our elementary school and all of our campuses. With construction of the new elementary school to soon begin, portions of our beloved rock wall located on the north side of our campus will be torn down. Our plan is to repurpose the salvageable rocks and all other historical aspects of the current elementary school into the new elementary school where appropriate and feasible. We appreciate and understand that many of our patrons hold sentimental attachment to our present elementary school building and the rock wall.
In the future we plan to provide an opportunity for our community members to obtain a little piece of Magnet Cove history by picking up a rock or brick from the building. We will notify those interested prior to the disposal of any of these sentimental materials. We look forward to merging the history of Magnet Cove Elementary School with its future!
Information on the new Elementary
When making transportation changes, please email the school sectretaries:
Elementary: Stacey Bailey firstname.lastname@example.org
Middle School: Meshele Long email@example.com
High School: Becky Davidson firstname.lastname@example.org
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