Outlaw & Lady Outlaw Basketball Announcement: There will only be two games tonight with the senior girls game starting at 5:30 followed by the senior boys.
Parents & Guardians, Report cards for the second nine-weeks were sent home with your child on Friday, January 8th. Due to the possibility of winter weather on Sunday evening into Monday morning, Chromebooks were sent home with students for Virtual Learning, if needed. In the event of school closure, a notification will be sent via the district phone messaging system, mobile app, website, Facebook page, and local radio stations.
Outlaw/Lady Outlaw Basketball Announcement: At the request of Magnet Cove, the basketball games scheduled for tonight have been rescheduled to February 1st.
Please remember to complete the appropriate form if your child has been identified as a probable close contact or a positive case of COVID-19 during the Christmas break. The link to each of the forms is located in the "Live Feed" section of the district website or mobile app.
In an effort to maintain accurate data over the Christmas break, the Dierks School District is asking parents and guardians to fill out the appropriate form located in the “Live Feed” section of the district website or mobile app if your child is identified as a close contact or positive case of COVID19. This process will be used beginning Thursday, December 17th through Friday, January 1st.
Please use the appropriate links below if your child is identified as a probable close contact or a positive case of COVID-19 at any point during the Christmas break beginning Thursday, December 17th through Friday, January 1st. Probable Close Contact: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeA8NIrDLNbHG6b8bt4vOP7gXcwfmx6HXyjzdabaAR6jw9aGA/viewform?usp=sf_link Positive COVID Test: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfqt8ktWecruGbyQtTJqFBKp58cYxWDw0tRWKZyxWaOTwJO5A/viewform?usp=sf_link
After continuing to review the appropriate data, the Dierks School District has decided to pivot to at home learning for the remaining two days of this week, beginning Thursday, December 17th. On site instruction is currently planned to resume on January 4th. Thank you for your cooperation to help keep our community safe and enjoy your Christmas Break.
Due to current concerns with COVID and to protect all communities involved, the Murfreesboro and Foreman games this week have been postponed to later dates.
Outlaw/Lady Outlaw Basketball Announcement: * The games versus Acorn tonight will be livestreamed on their YouTube channel (Acorn Vision) at the following link: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=acorn+vision * The Horatio game for tomorrow night, December 8th, has been rescheduled for January 7th.
Outlaw/Lady Outlaw Basketball Announcement * Please help make wearing a mask at all times & maintaining physical spacing while in the gym a priority to continue with our current ticket allotment for home games. Let's work together to allow our kids to continue their seasons. * Senior Night for basketball will be tonight, December 4th after the senior girls game. * The Cossatot River game tonight may be viewed on the Dierks High School Facebook page or by clicking the following link: https://www.facebook.com/DierksOutlaws/ * Acorn has a limited number of tickets and will be clearing the gym of all fans after each game on Monday, December 7th. Designated tickets for each game will be issued to the players on Friday, December 4th. The game will be on YouTube at the following link: https://rb.gy/5znd4d * Horatio is allotting 80 total tickets for all games on Tuesday, December 8th. The games may also be viewed on Horatio Lions Basketball YouTube channel.
In an effort to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus within our staff and student body we are asking all parents/guardians, and all employees to notify our designated Point of Contact immediately when the following occurs: • Someone in the household has tested positive for COVID-19. • Employee or student has been identified as a Close Contact to a positive case of COVID-19 and is requiring quarantine and/or recommended to be tested for COVID-19. • Student attending on -site and employees who are being tested for COVID-19. If symptomatic, student/staff should remain in quarantine pending results of their COVID-19 test. Please call Lindsey Stokes at (870) 286-2015 ext. 247, or email information to email@example.com. Thank you in advance for your cooperation. Together we can help keep our Dierks School District family safe, healthy and ready to learn during this unique time.
Although there are no positive cases among Dierks basketball players, the Arkansas Department of Health COVID-19 guidelines are being followed and the basketball games versus Centerpoint on Thursday, November 19th have been canceled.
Click on the link below to purchase your football playoff tickets. Please keep in mind all tickets must be presented in digital form at the admission gate. Only Arkansas Activities Association (AAA) passes will be honored, no local passes can be accepted throughout the playoffs. https://gofan.co/app/events/160049
For those unable to attend tonight's basketball games versus Lafayette County at 5:00 PM, all three games will be live streamed at the link below courtesy of Coach Brad Bray. https://www.facebook.com/DierksOutlaws
Round 2 Football Playoff Ticket Announcement: Ticket sales for Friday night's game will be available to purchase only online through a link provided by the Arkansas Activities Association or by scanning a QR code at the admission gate. The link will initially be made available to the parents of players, cheerleaders, and band members at 5:00 PM on Tuesday, November 17th by using the district messaging system. A text message with the included link will be exclusive to parents for thirty (30) minutes prior to making it available to the general public at 5:30 PM. At 5:30, the link will be made available on the Dierks School District Facebook page, app, and website under the Live Feed section for the public to purchase remaining tickets. The following links may be helpful for instructions to purchase and manage your tickets: https://youtu.be/tkZqTY5d6Bg https://youtu.be/H0Xhso4QobA
Football Playoff Reminders * Please have your digital tickets ready to present on your mobile device. * Tickets will be validated at the admission gate by Dierks School District personnel. * If tickets remain, a QR code may be scanned to purchase tickets at the gate but still require the online purchasing process. * Only AAA passes can be accepted. * Please continue to follow the face covering & social distancing guidelines to protect yourself and others.
Click on the link below to purchase your football playoff tickets. Please keep in mind all tickets must be presented in digital form at the admission gate. Only Arkansas Activities Association (AAA) passes will be honored, no local passes can be accepted throughout the playoffs. https://gofan.co/app/events/149484
Ticket sales for Friday night's game will be available to purchase only online through a link provided by the Arkansas Activities Association or by scanning a QR code at the admission gate. The link will initially be made available to the parents of players, cheerleaders, and band members at 5:00 PM on Tuesday, November 10th by using the district messaging system. A text message with the included link will be exclusive to parents for thirty (30) minutes prior to making it available to the general public at 5:30 PM. At 5:30, the link will be made available on the Dierks School District Facebook page, app, and website under the Live Feed section for the public to purchase remaining tickets. The following links may be helpful for instructions to purchase and manage your tickets: https://youtu.be/tkZqTY5d6Bg https://youtu.be/H0Xhso4QobA
Announcement: * According to the Arkansas Activities Association, ticket sales information for this Friday night’s football playoff game versus Mountainburg will be released on Monday, November 9th. Once this information has been received, details will be made available. * Tomorrow’s basketball game scheduled with Arkansas High has been canceled.
Click on the following link for Outlaw basketball gymnasium guidelines: https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/997884/2020-2021_J_L_Johnson_Gymnasium_Guidelines.pdf
According to Lafayette County administration, tickets will be available at the general admission gate tomorrow night for the Outlaw's last conference game of the season. Unfortunately, accommodations to livestream the game were unable to be made for this week.
Elephant and Duck buses could be late getting home today, October 27. This is due to a traffic accident, not with the school, but on the route of those buses.
Reminder: Parent-teacher phone conferences are this Tuesday, October 27th through Friday, October 30th. You may go to your child's teacher's page to schedule a meeting before Tuesday morning. Each class has a separate form.
Report cards were sent home Friday, Oct. 23. Parent-teacher conferences will be held Oct. 27-30, 2020 by phone due to safety concerns related to COVID-19. Parents should complete the Google form on their child’s teacher’s page on the school website to schedule a conference.
Parents/Patrons, the homecoming ceremony for October 16, 2020 will start at 2:10 p.m. in the gym. The ceremony will be streamed on Facebook live. Students 10-12 will be on the visitors side and the tickets given to the homecoming court will be the only admittance allowed for the ceremony. Those admitted will sit on the home side with their 10 person groups and masks will be required to enter the gym and worn while inside the building. Social distancing will also be observed while in the gym. Entrance will be threw the doors of the lobby gym only.
Dear Parents & Patrons, This message is to serve as a notification there were 3 confirmed COVID-19 cases across the district on Tuesday, October 13th. The set protocols of the Arkansas Department of Health were followed extensively to identify and notify all probable close contacts associated with each case. We appreciate your continued efforts to keep our students and staff safe.
Our undefeated Outlaws will be on the road again this week to take on the Poyen Indians. All tickets will be sold at the admission gate until stadium capacity is met but Poyen administration is encouraging fans to bring chairs. Please remember to follow the mask/social distancing guidelines as we support our players and cheerleaders.
Please note the adjustments that have been made in the schedule of events for homecoming events. October 9th: Evening Ceremony at Ayers Field vs. Foreman (6:30) October 16th: Gym Ceremony at J & L Johnson Gymnasium (2:10)
Dear Parents & Patrons, The Dierks School District was notified by the Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) of a confirmed COVID-19 case on Tuesday, September 29th. The confirmed case is located on the high school campus and all ADH protocols have been followed to identify and notify all known probable close contacts. Thank you for continuing to help keep our school and community safe.
Our 3-0 Dierks Outlaws will be traveling to Magnet Cove this Friday night. Please pay special attention to the stadium diagram with designated areas for seating. Also, 125 tickets will be sold at the admission gate in addition to the tickets that have already distributed to players and cheerleaders. The game will be livestreamed and can be viewed on YouTube at PPRD Sports.
The Dierks High School will be having pep rallies starting September 25, 2020. Pep Rallies will be restricted for students 7-12. The public will not be allowed to attend nor will the elementary, however, we may be able to live stream on Facebook Live if available. Cheerleading will be able to travel to away games starting September 25, 2020. The Arkansas Activities Association, Arkansas Department of Health and Arkansas Department of Education have released travel guidelines that will be enforced and followed.
This is a final reminder for anyone who was contacted about immunizations, but hasn’t communicated with the school. The date is October 1st to get an appointment, or get a copy of your child’s updated immunization record to the school. This is a state mandate. Please call with any questions or to let us know your appointment date (870) 286-2015 ext. 247. Thank you for your cooperation!
Thank you to everyone who returned all registration paperwork by the Sept. 4 deadline. If you have not returned yours, please do by 9/16/2020. We are updating records and need current information. We also ask all families to complete and return one meal application form per household. Our students benefit from funding that is determined by meal applications.
Parents, The flu clinic at the school will be Monday, October 5, 2020. Please fill out the forms that will be sent out today and return to school by Friday, September 25th if you would like your child to participate. Thank you!
Please remember to observe the current guidelines while attending football games at Ayers Field. Also, pay special attention to the following: * Items may not be placed in the stadium to reserve seats at any time. * Children are to remain with a parent, guardian, or supervising adult. * Ribbons are tied to the fence to designate proper social distancing. Click the link below for complete stadium guidelines: https://rb.gy/lbo7bs
As of right now, there are no known positive cases in the Dierks School District. Students who have been identified as a close contact to someone with COVID-19 in the future will be notified as quickly as possible by the Point of Contact for Dierks Schools, Lindsey Stokes. Communication with parents will be our number one priority. Every precaution is being taken for your child’s safety. Everyone please keep in touch about testing dates and results by calling 870-286-2015 ext 247. This number can be reached 7 days a week 7am-9pm.
This announcement serves as a notification that all students, including virtual students, of the Dierks School District are eligible to receive free breakfasts and lunches beginning Wednesday, September 9th through December 31, 2020. Please keep in mind that a la carte, or extra items, must be purchased.
Dierks Public Schools will be out of school Monday September 7, 2020 in observance of the Labor Day holiday. FFA students will participate in the Howard County Fair September 8, 9, 10 & 11th. FFA students will participate in the 4 States Fair September 16 & !7
Click on the following link for Outlaw football stadium guidelines: https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/895839/2020_Outlaw_Football_Stadium_Guidelines.pdf
In an effort to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus within our staff and student body we are asking all parents/guardians, and all employees to notify our designated Point of Contact immediately when the following occurs: • Someone in the household has tested positive for COVID-19. • Someone in the household has been identified as a Close Contact to a positive case of COVID-19 and is requiring quarantine and/or recommended to be tested for COVID-19. • Student attending on -site and employees who are being tested for COVID-19. If symptomatic, student/staff should remain in quarantine pending results of their COVID-19 test. Please call Lindsey Stokes at (870) 286-2015 ext. 247, or email information to firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you in advance for your cooperation. Together we can help keep our Dierks School District family safe, healthy and ready to learn during this unique time.
Reminder: The deadline to signup for Virtual Learning is Friday, August 7th. The following form must be completed for all students enrolling in Virtual Learning. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfh902K9vFAFJR4hBLxpXSBJ3l9HYo4YMwv-HQ4U8Dmkc3lRg/viewform
Click the link for updated back to school information: https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/827038/Dierks_School_Distirct_Re-Entry_Plan.pdf
Click on the link below to see the progress of our elementary building project. https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/e/2PACX-1vRGYtM9eD7ZA7YOq50RFzIJv0unLm6i-3DGBrENyjiR-gjmbnIPs-e7trnT2WA3ZXad-47Wk7xQVDeg/pub?start=true&loop=true&delayms=3000
We’re thrilled to announce Dierks School District’s new app! It’s everything Dierks, in your pocket. Download the app on Android: http://bit.ly/2PGs0t5 or iPhone: https://apple.co/2HTj7s7 Click here to watch our app launch video. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1PWt0hlCWzzhIoAPSO8O5JryVTpi9cf6c/view?usp=sharing
Parents of the Dierks School District, Please take time to fill out this survey by July 13th through the following link concerning your intent as a parent for the 2020-2021 school year. This is vitally important as we make decisions in planning. https://forms.gle/kwXZRLQiRSbVZZEo8
All student activities in the Dierks School District are postponed until further notice.
The Dierks Outlaw baseball team would like to thank Mark Jackson and First State Bank of Dierks for the generous donation for a new outfield fence at the baseball field. First State Bank logos have been ordered and will be placed on the fence. Thank you for your continued support for our school and the students in our community.