Parents, Guardians, & Community Members:
Due to the dangerous heat and humidity in our area, our Tigers Under the Lights pep rally and QB Club hamburger dinner fundraiser are being postponed until next Monday, August 28th. The dinner will run from 5:00 to 6:30 in the ES Cafetorium and the Pep Rally will begin at 7:00 at Tiger Stadium. We apologize for any inconvenience but the health and safety of our students, employees, and fans are our number one priority.
Additionally, Thursday’s football games at Green Forest for our 7th grade and Junior High squads have been moved back from 5:30 and 7:00 starting times to 7:00 and 8:00 starting times, respectively, to try and help with the heat. Additionally, Friday night’s football game scheduled to be played here at Tiger Stadium versus Green Forest has been moved back an hour to an 8:00 kickoff time.
Finally, we will follow guidance from the Arkansas Activities Association with regard to heat and humidity monitoring for our athletic teams and band. Today’s heat and humidity do not allow for practicing outside this afternoon or after school. Some teams are going to move their practices to the mornings before school and our JunIor High and 7th-grade teams will still be able to practice during their first-period slot. We are also limiting outdoor recesses to no more than 20 minutes in the mornings and in the shade and none after 10:50 AM until this sweltering heat and humidity and excessive heat warnings go away. If the mornings become too hot and humid, we will hold all recesses indoors. Thank you for your support and understanding.
John Karnes, Superintendent