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Daily Announcements
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ALLPS
Monday, February 28, 2022
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ALLPS SCHOOL OF INNOVATION

ALLPS APPLICATION: ALLPS Application:   https://goo.gl/forms/fCokSBQKApGGfHap1

Parents: If you want to report an absence or check your student out, please call  479-444-3083 and follow the prompts. You may also email Ms. Heather our Admin at  Heather.Verkler@g.Fayar.net If you have moved since the school year started, please update your address/phone number with us.

From the Nurse

For your child to comply with state law, parents must turn in proof of all the required immunizations.

If your child has a medical condition of Seizure disorder, Diabetes, Anaphylactic Food Allergy, or Asthma an updated annual action plan is required. This must be signed by a doctor. Please submit all 2021-2022 action plans to the nurses by September 1, 2021. You may have your student bring it to the nurse or email it to  Martha.Mcbride@g.fayar.net. Thank you.

Summer is a great time for preparing for the next school year. If your child is, or will be turning, 16 by September 1st, they will need a Meningococcal immunization after they turn 16. For your child to comply with state law, you must turn in proof of this immunization by October 1st. If your child does not have all the required immunizations by this date, they may be removed from school until proof is given to your school nurse.

If your child has an immunization exemption, the Arkansas Department of Health requires you to reapply for exemption each year. Once you receive the exemption letter from the state you must supply a copy to the nurse’s office. You may have your student bring it to the nurse or email it to Martha.Mcbride@g.fayar.net. Please call with any questions, 445-1222.


COVID-19 SELF SCREENING

Dear Fayetteville Public School Family:

We have updated our Guide to School to include the changes to our Mask Policy that were approved by the Fayetteville Board of Education last Thursday evening. Masks are now strongly recommended but not required in all FPS indoor spaces. 

The CDC has also removed the requirement for the wearing of masks on school buses, so masks are now strongly recommended to be worn on school buses, but they are not required. 

Another significant change in the Guide to School is the lifting of the limit on visitors to school buildings and the ability to hold assemblies and performances. Social distancing will be implemented during activities as feasible.

Please take a moment to familiarize yourself with these changes. As always, I am so grateful to you for your dedication to our students and for your commitment to do whatever is best for their health and continued learning. 

Sincerely,

John L Colbert, Ed.D.

Superintendent

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General Information

There is a print option but the digital format is easier to read so I suggest teachers and families bookmark and view the menus on their smart devices. MealViewer Menus Promo

Families could benefit from completing and turning in the meal application form in the following ways:
  • P-EBT Benefits
  • Discounted Internet Access
  • Discounted Fees for ACT & SAT Tests
  • Reduced College Fees
  • Maintaining District Funding for Student Programs and Services

Click here to apply https://www.myschoolapps.com/Home/

ALLPS High School is a closed campus and students are not allowed to leave during the day unless approved ahead of time. This means that students are not allowed to leave campus during the lunch hour. Additionally, food from outside vendors may not be brought onto campus unless previously approved by the ALLPS administration.

**Parents, please remember to send some form of water bottle with your child.  Our water fountains have been turned off due to the virus, but the bottle fill still works.  They can refill their bottle, it doesn't have to be an expensive water bottle.  thank you for all you do.**

Don't forget to join the FHS PTSO (Parent Teacher Student Organization). For PTSO to be effective, we need the support and involvement of the parents and guardians of our students as well as support from the teachers and staff. The best way to show your support is to become a member! Your membership provides funding for programs that would not otherwise be available. Ways to join: Fill out the attached FHS PTSO Membership Form 2021-2022 and return to the purple office with a check made payable to FHS PTSO. Or you may also join PTSO or Donate at https://tinyurl.com/ptso2021

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR ALL STUDENTS/PARENTS

Academy Day 2022 - All high school students are welcome to attend U.S. Representative Steve Womack's Academy Day 2022. The events are designed to provide insight into the selection of academic courses and extra-curricular activities to become competitive for the U.S. Service Academy requirements. Academy Day 2022

Student Newsletter: ALLPS will be starting a monthly student-produced newsletter beginning this month. Any student interested in contributing content in the form of writing, photography, or artwork, please see Mr. Cook and add your name to the sign-up sheet.

FHS PTSO has a spirited event at Dairy Queen EVERY TUESDAY in March. So swing by Dairy Queen for a sweet treat from 3 PM - 9 PM every Tuesday this month!!! Don't forget to mention FHS PTSO!!!

All high school students are welcome to attend U.S. Representative Steve Womack's Academy Day 2022. The events are designed to provide insight into the selection of academic courses and extra-curricular activities to become competitive for the U.S. Service Academy requirements. Academy Day 2022

Did you know that FPS students have an option to graduate with both a high school diploma and an associate's degree? Through our Early College Experience (ECE), eligible students can design their program around a combination of Advanced Placement and Concurrent Credit Courses. Speak to your counselor for more information.

Fort Smith, Arkansas is looking for RPA pilots and aircrew members. Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) mission is to provide close air support, air interdiction, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR), and attack to eliminate threats when present. RPA aircrew consists of three, vital crew members: Pilot (commissioned/rated officer)Sensor Operator (enlisted, operates the camera and acts as a “right seat” or co-pilot within the mission) MIC (mission intelligence coordinator)  Remotely Piloted Aircraft/RPA Crew Interest Form

For those who have never heard of the FHS Glass Slipper Prom Project... it is a non-profit school-district-based entity dedicated to promoting confidence in young women and providing a unique opportunity where one might not otherwise exist. Through the help of monetary and in-kind donations, as well as countless volunteer hours, the Project distributes formal wear, shoes, accessories, and prom tickets to financially challenged young men and women, so that they may attend this milestone event with assurance. The project could use some updating of accessory inventory, especially SHOES, so please consider donating any formal shoes, jewelry, wraps, or purses to the Glass Slipper Project. You can drop your items off at the Outback office on the ALLPS Campus 

Interested in earning college AND high school credit at the same time? Through our Early College Experience (ECE) partnership with NWACC, we offer 36 concurrent credit courses consisting of both core and elective options. All concurrent courses are a semester in length but yield 1.0 high school credit and between 3 to 4 college credits. Scholarships are available. The application link and instructions can be found on our website. The deadline to apply is February 26th.  http://fayettevillear.apptegy.us/o/fhs/page/nwacc-concurrent-credit?mode=edit

Now is the best time to order your 2021-22 FHS yearbook. It's the best price, with the most deals. Please use the link provided to get in on the best deal for a yearbook. After Oct. 29, the price goes up. Please contact yearbook adviser Stephen Teague at stephen.teague@g.fayar.net with any questions. http://jostensyearbooks.com/?REF=A00342500

Chromebook insurance is available for $35 through the Fayetteville Public Schools Virtual Store at https://vstore.fayar.net/.

Student reminder - Students who have turned 18 ARE NOT allowed to call in their absences if they still live at home. These absences will not be excused without a call from a parent

Grade 9-12 Scholarship Opportunity: Since 1947, the Voice of Democracy has been the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) premier scholarship program. Each year, nearly 57,000 high school students compete for more than $2 million in scholarships and incentives. Students compete by writing and recording an audio essay on an annual patriotic theme. This year's theme is, America: Where do we go from here? See scholarship information in Naviance under the Colleges tab. https://www.vfw.org/community/...

The Boys & Girls Club of Fayetteville has implemented E.S.T.E.E.M Program for teen girls. Their mission is to equip young women with knowledge and skills to transform thinking, build strong relationships, and thrive in life. The program will be offered at The Boys & Girls Club of Fayetteville on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 4:15 pm - 5 pm. Please visit their website for more information at www.EsteemProgram.com   E.S.T.E.E.M. Flyer -Destiny  E.S.T.E.E.M. Flyer - Jordan

Sports

Any student wanting to try out for the FHS Golf team for 2022, will need to sign up through the link provided. You must have a current Physical, your golf equipment, and attend a pre-tryout meeting(TBA).  https://sites.google.com/g.fay...

FHS Wrestling BOYS and GIRLS sign-ups for next semester are starting now! Reach out to Coach Petty if you are not already on the team and want to be! casper.petty@g.fayar.net

Are you interested in being on the FHS Dive team? If doing tricks or tumbling is your thing, come check out the dive team! No formal dive experience is needed. If you are interested in being on the dive team please come to room 1754 and speak with Coach Jones or email ashleyn.jones@g.fayar.net.

Are you interested in playing a fast-paced, exhilarating, and action-packed sport? The FHS boys and girls lacrosse teams are looking for players to join the fastest-growing sport in the United States this spring. Lacrosse also provides a pathway to college, with thousands of scholarships available each year across the country. If you are interested in learning more about FHS lacrosse, go to https://forms.gle/euqe83LTRML7iZQn6 and fill out the form. Off-season training will begin this fall for the spring season. We look forward to seeing you on the field!

The wrestling team is looking to fill a few more spots for the upcoming season. Particularly Jr. and Sr. Boys. However, if you are in 9th/10th grade, or you are a female, we'd love to have you too! Reach out to Coach Petty before August 19th to see about getting your schedule changed. casper.petty@g.fayar.net

Are you interested in playing a fast-paced, exhilarating, and action-packed sport? The FHS boys and girls lacrosse teams are looking for players to join the fastest-growing sport in the United States this spring. Lacrosse also provides a pathway to college, with thousands of scholarships available each year across the country. If you are interested in learning more about FHS lacrosse, go to https://forms.gle/euqe83LTRML7iZQn6 and fill out the form. Off-season training will begin this fall for the spring season. We look forward to seeing you on the field!

Chromebooks

Please make sure that your child brings their Chromebook to school fully charged every day. The device will get used daily as part of our blended learning instruction. If your child did not receive a Chromebook, please contact Hannah Fleming our Registrar  479-444-1230, or Hannah.fleming@g.fayar.net  and she will coordinate with you to get a device for your child. Additionally, if your child needs help logging into their device or accessing their email, please contact your child’s advisor as soon as possible and they can assist you with this.  Chromebook insurance is available for $35 through the Fayetteville Public Schools Virtual Store at https://vstore.fayar.net/.

 Naviance Access

https://docs.google.com/docume...

Check the Naviance college visit calendar daily to see which colleges are visiting FHS. Most of the time, the representatives that visit are the same people who are reading student applications. Making contact is super important to demonstrate an interest in the college. Determine if you will apply for Early Decision (ED). Discuss the ramifications of this decision with your parent and counselor. Remember you can only apply to one ED school.  Work on college applications and observe all deadlines. For students attending the U of A - housing contracts open mid-September. Early completion of this phase of the housing contract process will guarantee that students are at the top of the list for choosing a residence hall room (this is Phase I of 4 phases for housing). Students will need to be prepared to submit a deposit of $200 to hold their place in the housing “line”. Look over your transcript and ensure all of your classes and grades are accurate. Did you take classes at a junior high school that counted for high school credit? Are they on your transcript? Make sure your GPA is accurate by using our GPA calculator. Go to Fayetteville High School>Student Resources>GPA Calculation. Notify the counselor if you have any errors that need to be corrected.

Hey Students-- your teachers have been working hard this year and putting a lot of time into making sure all students are getting the help they need. You should show some appreciation towards them for being there for you and impacting your life. If you had a teacher that impacted you, vote for them on this Google Form. We are going to be doing this once a week!  https://forms.gle/io2UcoRmYPuT6eNz8

SENIOR REMINDERS

Prom is around the corner on Saturday, April 9th! If you need assistance with prom attire including an appointment in the Glass Slipper boutique (now housed on the FHS campus) or help with the cost of a tux rental, please email me, Kim Buck, at: kimberly.buck@g.fayar.net.

Below is the link to order your senior shirt, designed by seniors! It's only $20 and must be ordered by March 13th! Thank you! https://www.b-unlimited.com/collections/bulldog-co

Prom 2022.  All ticket purchases will be made online. Cash will not be accepted at ALLPS for Prom. Fayetteville High School has worked with the Town Center regarding their capacity requirements and we have been able to increase the number of students allowed at the Prom. Keeping this in mind, we will be able to have a Junior/Senior Prom, but there will be a set number of tickets for sale when they are available. More information will be shared at a later time. - https://vstore.fayar.net/

Naviance has recently updated its scholarship platform and things look different. To view all scholarships, students will need to reset a filter that was created in the rollover. Please follow the attached instructions. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1DUWIv9n_ptTqPyn6dC2mTlnH7Kyli6wG5OEkfa0P37k/edit?usp=sharing

Seniors: Please fill out the google form at the attached link. This is how we will decide the senior superlatives for the yearbook as well as gather the information that we can use in the senior section. If you have any questions, please see yearbook adviser Stephen Teague (stephen.teague@g.faya.net) or a yearbook staff member. Senior Yearbook Survey

FHS will be hosting a College Fair featuring the University of Arkansas and the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff. The fair will be held on Thursday, November 18th, in the FHS Cafeteria. https://drive.google.com/file/...

All college rep visits will be conducted in a virtual format.  To view or sign up for upcoming presentations, log into your Naviance account and look under the "What's New" information on the homepage.  Students can also get information under the "Colleges" tab.  

The American Legion Auxiliary Department of Arkansas is pleased to announce that Girls State will be held at Harding University from May 29th through June 3rd. This immersive civics leadership program is for females entering their senior year. The tuition is $300 and assistance may be provided through our local auxiliary unit. Students must be nominated by their high school and accepted into the program. To be considered, FHS students must fill out the AGS Interest Form by March 18th. What is Girls State and Girls State Fact Sheet

All college rep visits will be conducted in a virtual format.  To view or sign up for upcoming presentations, log into your Naviance account and look under the "What's New" information on the homepage.  Students can also get information under the "Colleges" tab.  

March 2022

March 12 Registration deadline for the ACT on April 17th

March 12 SAT at ALLPS

March 25-31 Regular admission decisions released (approximate dates)

On your radar (March):

If you receive a waitlist decision contact your counselor. You can submit additional materials (e.g., updated accomplishments, a personal letter, etc.) to the admission officer. Work with your counselor on these materials. They will be able to contact the university on your behalf as well.  

U of A fellowship and honors students begin looking for housing emails to choose dorms and rooms.

Students attending U of A need to check UARK's email daily.

Naviance student provides tools for locating scholarship opportunities and keeping track of those to which you have applied. See the link for instructions on how to locate national, college-specific, and local/regional scholarships. 2021 Naviance Scholarships Finding and Tracking

Local/Community and Regional Scholarships are currently being added to Naviance. To find out more information, log into your Naviance account go to the Colleges tab and click on the Scholarship List under Scholarships and Money. Make sure to check this frequently.

Grade 9-12 Scholarship Opportunity: Since 1947, the Voice of Democracy has been the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) premier scholarship program. Each year, nearly 57,000 high school students compete for more than $2 million in scholarships and incentives. Students compete by writing and recording an audio essay on an annual patriotic theme. This year's theme is, America: Where do we go from here? See scholarship information in Naviance under the Colleges tab. https://www.vfw.org/community/...

Naviance student provides tools for locating scholarship opportunities and keeping track of those to which you have applied. See the link for instructions on how to locate national, college-specific, and local/regional scholarships. 2021 Naviance Scholarships Finding and Tracking

Local/Community and Regional Scholarships are currently being added to Naviance. To find out more information, log into your Naviance account go to the Colleges tab and click on the Scholarship List under Scholarships and Money. Make sure to check this frequently.

All college rep visits will be conducted in a virtual format.  To view or sign up for upcoming presentations, log into your Naviance account and look under the "What's New" information on the homepage.  Students can also get information under the "Colleges" tab.  

Thank you for your patience as we make decisions in the best interest of your child’s educational needs. We realize that the current COVID-19 pandemic has required all of us to make sacrifices and modifications.  We appreciate your partnership with us as we navigate the waters during this unprecedented time. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact your child’s counselor, teacher, or administrator.

Sincerely,

Denise L. Hoy, Ed.D.

Principal

ALLPS School of Innovation