The Smackover-Norphlet School District is offering two different instructional options while schools are closed due to COVID-19. One option is a digital option utilizing Google Hangouts, Google Classroom, and Khan Academy. The second option is a non-digital option that is supported with instructional programming from Arkansas PBS (Television Public Broadcast System-Channel 2) for academic opportunities.
What is Arkansas PBS?
Arkansas PBS has changed its regular television programming to provide age-appropriate educational content for students to enjoy and use for learning. There will not be any work that needs to be completed related to the television programming. After your student views the programs, we encourage you to have a discussion about what they learned from the programs viewed each day.
Television programming will be aired at the following times. (You may set your DVR to record these programs if the times do not work for you and your family.)
- K – 2nd grades: 8 am to 9:30
- 3rd – 5th grades: 9:30 am to 11 am
- 6th – 8th grade: 1 pm to 3 pm
Included with the packet is a recommended daily schedule to use. Please remember that this is a flexible schedule. You are welcome to move things around to best meet the needs of your family.
To support your child in math, we have provided support materials for families.
- Elementary students are encouraged to learn age appropriate math facts.
- Middle school students are being provided with short daily math assignments to reinforce problem solving skills.
Families are also encouraged to create a free Khan Academy account for each of their children. Thirty minutes of daily math practice on Khan Academy will really provide a boost for your child.
Hard Copy Packets
Hard copy packets will be distributed tomorrow (Friday, April 3) from 9 am – 12 pm on each campus.
Parents will only need one hard copy packet for the remainder of the school year.
Electronic Copies of Packets
Parents may download and print a digital copy of the same information by clicking on the links below.
Smackover Elementary School Schedules and Support Math Materials
Norphlet Middle School Schedules
Norphlet Middle School Support Math Materials
Thank you for the work you are doing at home! We know this is a huge responsibility. Together we will have a fabulous last nine weeks of school!
If you have any questions about Arkansas PBS, you may call the school your child attends. Please leave a message that includes the name of the person with whom you wish to speak, your name, and phone number. Messages will be returned within 24 hours.