This page consists of frequently asked questions and resources to address different student-related scenarios. We value communication with our parents.
See Something Say Something
As a school district, we are committed to creating and sustaining a comprehensive, coordinated effort to improve the overall safety and well-being of our students, educators, and administrators.
To do this, we believe this must involve community-wide programs and initiatives involving parents, teachers, administrators, local law enforcement, mental health & wellness professionals and elected officials to take meaningful action to protect our students.
Today, we are happy to announce the district-wide launch of the “Say Something Anonymous Reporting System” (SS-ARS). This program teaches students, teachers, and administrators how to recognize warning signs and signals, especially within social media, of individuals who may be a threat to themselves or others and Say Something to a trusted adult OR use its anonymous reporting system.
Specifically, the program educates participants to:
• Recognize the signs and signals of at-risk behaviors – especially within social media
• Take every sign and signal seriously; act quickly to get help by talking to a trusted adult OR
• Report it anonymously through SS-ARS 24/7 Crisis Center, mobile app, or website
• Respond to and manage the submitted tip via a multi-disciplinary educator and administrator teams
• Sustain the curriculum and awareness via student clubs, in-school activities and call-to-action weeks
Our students often are aware of the problems their peers are facing, so we must empower them to know the danger signs and give them the tools to help each other with the assistance of trained and caring adults. As you know, most conversations are taking place on social media, therefore it is critical that we teach our students to be looking out for one another as these digital conversations are taking place. SS-ARS teaches them what to look for in text, video and photos while empowering them to act quickly to help a fellow student.
The SS-ARS program is being provided through Sandy Hook Promise (SHP), a nation-wide non-profit organization. SHP’s programs are in 50 states – with 7,000+ schools and over 3.5 million students and adults trained. They have a track record, reputation, and knowledge of how to work effectively with kids, parents, and teachers to improve school safety and culture. The program is age-appropriate and research-based. They also have funding to provide and sustain the program at NO COST to the district. To date, SS-ARS and other SHP prevention programs have helped stop multiple school shootings, suicides, and gun threats; reduced bullying and cyberbullying; intervened upon cutting, drug use, racial conflicts, and other violent and victimization acts. We know this program will do the same for our district.
If you have questions or concerns, please let us know.
Say Something Anonymous Reporting System:
Learn more about the Sandy Hook Promise here:
What to do if your child has brought bullying to your attention.
Bullying is unwanted, aggressive behavior among school-aged children that involves a real or perceived power imbalance. The behavior is repeated, or has the potential to be repeated, over time. Both kids who are bullied and who bully others may have serious, lasting problems.
If you suspect your child could be being bullied, please do the following:
1. Contact principal
Primary | Tracy Hager 1-800-451-5395
Intermediate | Mindy Bowlin 1-800-451-4882
Middle School | Jessie Hester1-479-451-0620
Junior High | Bryan Appleton 1-479-451-1916
High School | Charley Clark 1-800-451-1343
After a meeting is set and the case is discussed, we have a specific set of processes and procedures to address the case. Disciplinary actions may range from detention to expulsion and result in counseling through our behavioral services.
2. If the issue does not seem to be resolved contact superintendent, Rick Neal at 1-800-451-0032
3. Bringing to the board. If the issue is not resolved, the next place to bring the issue is the school board.
How to Get Important Information
The Pea Ridge School District has a Facebook page where we work to provide real-time updates with activities, events, and important topics.
Each building also has a group where communication personnel and teachers share information pertaining to the grade levels in that building.
For emergency information such as inclement weather or evacuations, the information will be sent via email and text through school messenger. It will also be posted on social media but the most immediate response will be through School Messenger.
If you are not receiving these announcements, please call your child’s building registrar to update phone and email information:
Primary: 1-800-451-5395 Jen Jacobs
Intermediate: 1-800-451-4882 Brenda Mangrum
Middle: 1-800-451-0692 Gail Simpkins
High School: 1-800-451-1343 Brenda Fuller
Pea Ridge Central Office
Monday - Thursday: 7:30-4:00
Pea Ridge School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin or disability in any of its policies, practices or procedures.