First and foremost, everyone is safe! A Marmaduke School District student received an anonymous bomb threat by text message at approximately 12:00 p.m. on January 8, 2021. Safety protocols were immediately put into place and within minutes a student was identified and quickly admitted that they were trying to make a joke. Law enforcement conducted a precautionary sweep of the building. Regular school activities have resumed, and there is no threat of danger to the district's students or staff. The district takes all threats of violence seriously, and this matter will be handled in accordance with the student handbook.
The Junior & Senior High Girls Teams return to the home court tonight starting at 5:00pm. The 7th Grade & Senior High Boys Teams will play tonight at Riverside starting at 6:00pm.
The upcoming basketball games against Piggott (11/19), Salem (11/21), & Mammoth Springs (11/23) have all been cancelled.
The Marmaduke Junior High and Senior High School will transition to virtual learning beginning Tuesday, November 17, through Friday November 20. The difficult decision of transitioning to virtual learning was made due to the increased number of positive cases and increased number of quarantined students and staff. At this time, the Elementary and Preschool will remain open. MJHS and MHS students will continue to receive instruction through our current platforms utilizing teacher led instruction. Students will virtually attend classes and meet with their teachers through these platforms to receive instruction. Monday, November 23, and Tuesday, November 24, were already planned as virtual days for all of K-12. We will also use Wednesday, November 25, as a K-12 virtual day to make up for Thursday, November 5, when we had to dismiss due to a water main breaking. The District will utilize these days to sanitize and deep clean. We will continue to follow the mandated guidelines of the Arkansas Department of Health and the Division of Elementary and Secondary Education as we are working very closely with both groups to slow the spread of the virus. All lessons and learning will be done virtually thorough the educational platforms we have been using while students are on campus. Students should be familiar with these since they use them every day, but if they have any questions or issues, please email their respective classroom teachers on these dates. Teachers will be available from 8:00-3:00 on these days. Laptops and accessories will be sent home today with students. Students will keep these until they return to school from Thanksgiving Break on November 30. Please bring all devices and accessories to school on that day. If a student was absent today and needs to pick up a laptop, please call the school and we will get one ready for you to pick up. Teachers will use email or the educational platforms to communicate with students. Students need to check these throughout the day. Attendance will be taken for each class and the instructions for that will come from the teachers. If a teacher needs to virtually meet with the class or individual students, they will let the students know. If not, the students will need to simply complete the assigned lessons. Tuesday-Friday 7-12 grades will have grab and go lunches from 12:00-1:00pm at the pavilion where we handed them out this summer. Friday’s grab and go lunch will also include meals for the 3 virtual days next week. Wifi is available at the pavilion behind the high school. This is the school's internet, so the school devices should automatically connect to it. Hot spots are available at the parking lot by the elementary gym and in the parking lot to the left of the high school steps. Signs are located there with the password. We ask that everyone help slow the spread of the virus by wearing a mask properly, social distancing, and washing hands frequently. Please take necessary precautions, especially during the Thanksgiving break.
Tonight's away games at CRA for Boys Basketball have been cancelled.
The Marmaduke School District will be closed tomorrow (Thursday 11/5/20) due to a busted water main.
School pictures are NEXT WEEK 🙂 (September 9-11) Homeroom teachers will be getting envelopes with prices and dates TODAY. You can either send them home today or wait until tomorrow. Scheduled picture days are as followed: Please note time/date for VIRTUAL STUDENTS Wednesday, September 9th ----> PreK, 5th and 6th grade Thursday, September 10th ----> Kindergarten - 4th grade Friday, September 11th ----> 7th - 11th grade Friday, September 11th 10:30 am-11:30 am ----> K-12 Virtual Students