What is the mask policy?

While masks are not required, we hope that everyone practices safe mask-wearing habits to protect those students who don’t have the opportunity to receive a vaccine.


Where can I find the school supply lists?

School Supply Lists can be found here: https://www.pearidgek12.com/2021-2022-school-supply-lists/ 


When is the first day of school?

Monday, August 16, 2021 


What safety protocols are in place for the school year?

The safety of our students, teachers, and Blackhawk families is paramount to everything we do. We remain committed to a great school year filled with learning and excitement while continuing to prioritize health and safety. Our leadership team works with the Arkansas Department of Elementary and Secondary Education to make sound plans and protocols. You can find our most up to date information and the school-year guidelines on this landing page: https://www.pearidgek12.com/ready-for-learning/ 


Can I still sign up/switch my child to Virtual School?

We are happy to discuss the needs of your family and your child’s learning experience! More about our virtual program can be found here: https://www.pearidgek12.com/virtual-program/ Casey Connior will be able to answer your questions and assist. 


I have students at multiple schoolshow do I coordinate pickup?

We understand that coordinating pick-up and drop-off can be hectic. Please be patient, especially for the first few weeks. We’ve compiled a list of start and stop times, car rider dismissal, and the traffic flow routes all in one place to help you plan a successful first day! https://www.pearidgek12.com/school-day-timelines/ 


Where can I get my child a Pea Ridge T-shirt, and how much will they cost?

The NEST is a school student-run online and retail spirit store! We highly recommend supporting this initiative! They will re-open their online store a few weeks after school starts. We’ll be sure to share information on the district channels when it’s ready for business! 


How much is lunch and how can I pay for it?

Due to a program by the USDA, all cafeteria-provided breakfast and lunch will continue to be free! We do still need your help as it pertains to Free & Reduced Lunches. Our school receives state support for the families that we can support through this program. Seniors benefit from qualifications for FAFSA, ACT fee waivers, and college applications and fees when they are approved for Free & Reduced Lunches. Food services information, menus, and more can be found here: https://www.pearidgek12.com/food-services/ 


Can I walk my child to their first day of school this year?

Due to safety protocols, parents are not allowed in educational areas. For the first day of Kindergarten, Kindergarten students will be allowed to be walked to class with a limit of two adults per child.


I can’t make my school’s open househow can I learn about my child’s teacher and other relevant info?

No problem! Just call your child’s respective building, and they’ll provide you with all of the information you’ll need to know. 


I missed substitute training this yearwill there be other opportunities this year?

Yes, of course! We will share information as soon as the next one is solidified.