This is the link to buy tickets for the Sr Boys game on Wednesday night in the first round of the regional tournament at ICC: https://gofan.co/app/events/247669 After 3:00, the link will not work and you will have to search for the game on the GoFan website or app.
During a press conference Friday, Governor Asa Hutchinson announced changes to directives that have been in place. In summary, the directives that have been in place, with the exception of the mask mandate, are now guidance and are to be used as guidelines that the Arkansas Department of Education strongly encourages schools to continue to follow, not only for everyday operations, but also for academic and extracurricular activities. This guidance, recommended by the Arkansas Department of Health, has allowed Arkansas schools to operate onsite safely all year with minimal disruption for school-wide or district-wide modifications to onsite instruction. Therefore, don't expect drastic changes just yet. The Viola School District plans to continue operating under its pandemic policies at this time.
In preparation for basketball regional and state tournaments we want to try and give the Longhorn fans an idea of how tickets will work. · Tickets will be digital this year. The Arkansas Activities Association is using GoFan, their website is gofan.co. · Each team on the bracket will be issued a private link for half of the COVID capacity. This link will be emailed directly to the head coach, athletic director and principal. The private links are for the schools only unless they decide to share it. · All unsold tickets by game will go on sale to the public around 3PM the day before the game and can be purchased here: https://gofan.co/app/school/AAA. (Once the tickets go public, the private link will no longer work.) · As the scores come in, AAA will update the bracket and issue a link to the winning school for their next round. · You will purchase your GoFan tickets using a computer, your tickets will be delivered to the email address you entered when purchasing. You can also download the GoFan mobile app (Apple phones only) and login using this email to access your tickets. · This event is a mobile entry event--tickets must be presented on a smart phone for entry. · Printed tickets will not be accepted. · Admission will be charged for ages 5 and up. · AAA passes will be accepted unless the venue has reached capacity in actual attendance or pre-sold tickets. · Only the current year AAA passes and lifetime AAA passes will be accepted. · No conference/district passes should be accepted. · All tickets will need to be redeemed before the patron can enter. The patron can either redeem the ticket in the presence of the “ticket collector” or the “ticket collector” can redeem it.
Vouchers for the Sr. Boys game Saturday at Westside-Greer's Ferry can be picked up in the high school office between 1:00 and 4:00 this afternoon.
Due to inclement weather over the past two weeks, we will be extending the time to return the packets for the Save the Children literacy program until Friday (2/26). All, who have turned in the packets, from the first of February until this coming Friday, will be entered into the drawing. The drawing for a $50 gift card to Walmart will now be held on March 2nd .
Spring pictures will be taken at school on Wednesday. Peewee Basketball pictures as well as Cap and Gown pictures for Kindergarten and 6th grade will also be taken on Wednesday. Forms for all of these will be sent home from school tomorrow.
There will be Peewee games tomorrow night with Cotter @ Viola. Games will start at 5 pm
Not sure if you've missed a message from school? Check out the Viola School District's: - New website (www.violalonghorns.org) - Facebook page (VSD #15) - Mobile apps through Google Play and the Apple App Store (Viola School District) These sites are still being updated, and some staff still needs to be trained to make announcements. However, all of these sites could still be very helpful if you need school info now.
The Arkansas Activities Association has postponed regional and state tournament basketball games to allow district tournaments to be held. At least two of the postponed games will again be held at Viola. -Sr Girls will host Concord on Monday at 5pm. -Sr Boys will host (TBD) on Thursday at 6pm.
Viola School will be closed on Friday. The day will be used as a virtual catch up day. No new assignments will be given. Students and teachers will have a day to complete/grade remaining virtual assignments. We hope to see everyone at school on Tuesday.
The ACT for Viola juniors has been moved from February 23 to Tuesday, March 9, 2021.
Due to the continued extreme cold and snow, the senior high district tournament has been canceled. The top 4 seeded teams from the regular season will advance to next week's regional tournament at ICC. Both of Viola's teams will play Thursday afternoon. (Boys @ 1 pm / Girls @ 4pm)
Virtual AMI instruction from home again on Wednesday and Thursday.
Viola School will continue Virtual / AMI instruction from home on Tuesday.
The Sr Girls district tournament game scheduled for tonight at Viola has been postponed until further notice.
Viola elementary will be open tomorrow from 1-2 pm so chrome books can be picked up in anticipation of inclement weather.
Peewee games scheduled for Saturday at Highland have been postponed because of Highland’s district tournament. HS games at home vs. Chadwick, MO are still scheduled to be played at 2pm.
Viola School will need to be closed for Virtual / AMI instruction from home again on Friday.
Viola School will be closed one more day for Virtual /AMI instruction from home on Thursday.
Tonight's basketball games have been canceled. Sr Girls and Boys games against Chadwick have been rescheduled for Saturday at 2pm, weather permitting.