Please remember to turn right when exiting the Elementary's gravel pickup and dropoff area. It is a One-Way street during those times each day, even when Longhorn Drive is open.
Viola End of the Week Covid Update: There are currently 14 students and 0 staff quarantined from the Viola School District.
There will be a MANDATORY informational/sign-up meeting for Robotics on Tuesday, Sept 7 immediately after school in the science lab. This is for BOTH current and interested members! Please join us and be "Mechanically Challenged" for the 2022 season!
Fall picture day is Wednesday, September 1st. Every student will need to be photographed for the yearbook. Seniors will also have casual and formal pictures taken.
All school traffic will need to continue to come into campus from Hwy 62. Sewer construction is progressing slowly, and it may be a couple more weeks before the current section of Longhorn Drive can be reopened.
We had a great first week of school at Viola. There were no known positive covid test results among Viola staff and students during the first week of school. We plan to make regular updates about quarantines and positive test results. However, due to confidentiality protocols, numbers reflecting less than ten people will not be reported.
Yearbooks are here and will be given out on Tuesday, August 24. Seniors can come by the Parent Center and pick up their yearbooks. If you did not order a yearbook, you will be able to purchase one on Tuesday for $35.00. Make your check payable to Viola School.
If you would like to find out more about our school's Gifted and Talented program or if you have any questions, attend the virtual GT Informational Zoom Meeting hosted by Mrs. Guffey on Tuesday, August 24th at 6:30 p.m. See the link below: Join Zoom Meeting https://us04web.zoom.us/j/73828356022?pwd=YTVndjhxUkd1dks3ak9Ob1V1Qk5GZz09 Meeting ID: 738 2835 6022 Passcode: CxTb6i
Due to part of Longhorn Drive being closed, all traffic coming into Viola School on Tuesday must enter from Hwy 62, across from the post office. Elementary traffic should follow the rock wall east on Longhorn Drive, then turn onto 5th Street to go to the normal drop off/pick up location behind the Elementary. Please allow a few extra minutes in case traffic is congested until the sewer construction around school is complete.
Get the Viola School app to check updates on sewer construction around school 24 hours per day starting Monday evening. You can check Facebook (VSD#15) and the School website (violalonghorns.org) as well. Elementary students should be able to drop off behind the elementary as usual, but the route to get there nay be limited.
There will be information about Save the Children in-school program and some gift bags available during open house for kindergarten through third grade students. There will also be some American Girl books available at no cost to you for all girls fourth grade through sixth grade.
2020/2021 Elementary Guidelines Elementary Open House Elementary open house will be held Thursday, August 12th from 1:00 pm to 8:00 pm. (HS 6-8 pm). Although masks are not required, they are strongly recommended. Students attending open house will be limited to only two adults and siblings still living at home with them. Elementary Breakfast Elementary breakfast will be split into two separate sessions to allow social distancing and extra cleaning. Grades K-3 will be served from 7:20-7:40, and grades 4-6 will be served from 7:40-8:00. Elementary Drop-Off and Pick-Up (Once Sewer Construction is Completed) Elementary drop-off and pick-up is located behind the cafeteria off of 5th Street. Please use this designated drop off location instead of dropping off students between the Administration Building and the Cafeteria. This area is to be used for bus unloading only. Nurse Announcement (COVID reporting information) If any Viola students or direct family members have recently tested positive for COVID-19 or been placed on quarantine please contact School Nurse Debbie Kinder at 870-458-4014.
The Catapult Health Clinic scheduled for today has been postponed until Monday, August 30th. All appointments will be at the same time that day.
FREE MEALS EXTENDED Covid waivers allow ALL students at Viola School District to receive FREE BREAKFAST, LUNCH and SNACK for the 2021-2022 SCHOOL YEAR! This is a blessing for our students for the upcoming school year. A free and reduced application does NOT have to be completed! However, applications will still be mailed to all households in the district and are available at the elementary and high school offices. So why complete a Free and Reduced Application? Qualified households could receive a Pandemic-Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) of $375 for every eligible student. Some households only qualify if they complete a new Free and Reduced Application and qualify this year.
The Viola School District will be holding an open house on Thursday, August 12th. It will be an opportunity to drop in and meet your teachers and find classrooms before the first day of school, which is Tuesday, August 17th. There will not be a Kindergarten or 7th grade orientation meeting that night, as we have held in the past. However, those students will be able to meet and greet teachers like the other grades can. In conjunction with this year's Open House, the Pharmacy Barn will hold a vaccination clinic in the High School building beginning at 6:00 pm. The Pfizer vaccine will be available to individuals 12 and older. Although this clinic is intended for our students, you do not have to be a student to get vaccinated.
Pfizer BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccines are available by appointment only for those age 12 and older at the Baxter Regional Internal Medicine & Infectious Disease Clinic. To request a vaccine appointment, call (870) 508-7450 Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Friday, 8 a.m. - noon.
June 22nd COVID-19 Clinic at the Fulton County Health Unit (9:30am to 6pm)
High School report cards may be picked up in the elementary office today through Friday between the hours of 8 and 3.
Just a reminder that ALL virtual students MUST return all technology (Chromebooks and chargers, hotspots and chargers) and textbooks tomorrow, Friday, May 28, before 2 PM.
There is still time to order your 2021 yearbook. Please send payment to school attention: Ms. Gracie. Make checks payable to Viola School. The cost is $35.00. Thank you